Somaiya Vidyavihar was established by Padmabhushan Late Shri K J Somaiya in 1959 with a strong vision to be a world-class Business school by creating and developing capabilities in value-based education, Intellectual capital and Social responsibility. KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research continuously innovate and use best practices of governance in all operations.
Freedom of expression, exchange of ideas, cultural activities, classroom instruction and numerous informal events of the Somaiya Vidyavihar community combine to ensure thorough education to each student in tune with the global realities of a rapidly evolving world. KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research provides service to the communities by increasing their ability to make practical application of knowledge.
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research comprises 34 individuals institutes dedicated to Arts, Science, Management, Humanities, Philosophies and Social Sciences as important areas of scholarship. It is located in north central area of Mumbai with over 27000 students and 1700 teaching staff. Majority of the institutes are affiliated to the University of Mumbai.
The Institute offers Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Retail Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Management-International Business, Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Financial Services, Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communication, Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Executive, Doctorate-level courses, Management development programmes, Ph.D. programme in Management of the University of Mumbai and SNDT Women’s University, along with several other full-time and part-time programmes.
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research MBA students are exposed to International faculty and students from international B-Schools through exchange programmes, joint projects and guest lectures by international academics and professionals. The Institute has forged alliances with renowned international universities. Some of them are-
- Student Exchange Program with AIT Bangkok for dual degree programme
- Student Exchange Program with Johnson School of Management, USA
- Entrepreneurship Management course developed with Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, U.K.
- Collaboration agreement with Penn University, USA
- Ranked 6th as per the Ready Reckoner of Top 100 Private B-Schools (Competition Success Review-CSR, 2014)
- Awarded A+++ category in B-School category (Chronicle,2014)
- Ranked 14th in Top B-School (Career 360,2014)
- Ranked 8th in Private B-School (Outlook,2012)
- Ranked 9th in B-School category (Business World,2011)
- Ranked 9th in Top 10 Private B-Schools (CNBC,2011)
K J Somaiya Institute of Management and Research believes in providing world-class education to its students, steeped in Indian ethos and value system. Diversified profiles are offered by companies in KJSIMSR e.g. FMCG, BFSI, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, IT, Market Research & Media, Manufacturing, Consultancy. Prominent Recruiters: Accenture, Dell, Deloitte, Barclays, Godrej, Infosys, SAP, ICICI Bank and many more.
Students having completed a minimum of three years graduate degree program in any discipline with minimum of 40% aggregate marks from a recognised university are eligible to apply for the management courses. Final year students can also apply. Students are selected at KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research through a selection process based on tests like CAT/XAT/CMAT for PGDM/PGDM (International Business)/PGDM (Communication) and PGDM (Retail Management) and MH-CET for MMS and pass through a process of Written Communication Test, Group Discussion including extempore presentation, intensive Personal Interview by a team of two panellists. Past Academic Record and relevant Work Experience of students are also been given adequate weightage.