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Somaiya

ज्ञानादेव तु कैवल्यम् ।

KNOWLEDGE ALONE LIBERATES

Liberates from poverty, from hunger. Also to liberate one from the attachments that bind us to small-mindedness. Knowledge also provides opportunity. To make the life lived more meaningful. In the service of one’s family, one’s community, one’s समाज, country, and indeed the world. Bearing in mind that there is no religion other that the life lived in service of humanity, न मानुषात् परो धर्म:। We will strive to provide access and opportunity to build a more inclusive society.

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lt was the vision of Shri K.J. Somaiya that modern professional education must remain true to the spirit of lndian ethos and culture


He insisted on value-based education

Believing firmly that a community uncaring for its traditions is decadent and insubstantial. He was passionate about propagating the Sanskrit language and the promotion of studies in ancient indian thought and culture. He envisaged Somaiya Vidyavihar as the modern-day Nalanda University where students and teachers would live in an intellectual and spiritual fellowship.

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Padma Bhushan
K.j.Somaiya

Whatever you do in word or in deed, do all the Name of Lord, Giving Thanks to Him

It's no small achievement to distinguish oneself in such diverse fields as commerce, education, and philanthropy. Pujya Shriman Karamshibhai Jethabhai Somaiya, born on May 16 1902 in the remote village of Malunjar in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, India, was however, a blessed person by dint of hard work and singular devotion to service.

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SHRI.SAMIR SOMAIYA

We need to grow, to build up our human society in a just way. Thus, development should reach to all sectors.

Our Founder, Padmabhushan Shri K. J. Somaiya founded Somaiya Vidyavihar on the 9th of September 1959. He later founded the Girivanvasi Pragati Mandal, The K. J. Somaiya Medical Trust, Girivanvasi Education Trust and sister institutions to make great citizens of India and the World. In the words of Swami Vivekananda, “We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect expanded, and by which one can stand on one's own feet

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The Somaiya is committed to academic governance that incorporates formal and structured input from faculty, staff, and students related to program and institute-wide academic decisions. Academic Council's primary focus is the academic quality of all new and existing programs.

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Timeline

  • 1959

    Somaiya Vidya Mandir - Sakarwadi.

    The Somaiya Vidya Mandir - Sakarwadi was established in 1959. The school work on the objectives of Education = All Embracing + Mind + Blissful Heart + Ever ready hands. The school has also won the award for “Enterprising Institution”.

  • 1959

    Somaiya Vidya Mandir - Laxmiwadi

    The Somaiya Vidya Mandir - Laxmiwadi was established in 1959 with a aim and objective to give holistic education to the villagers and bring them on par with the city students. It's a secondary Marathi medium aided school having classes from standard 5th to 10th and overall 13 divisions. In march 2009 the passing percentage of students was 99%.

  • June, 1960

    K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce

    K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce had its origin in the then K J Somaiya College of Arts and Science, which was established in June 1960. In 1972, it stood as K J Somaiya College of Science. In 1986, with the introduction of commerce stream,the college was renamed as K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce.It is Autonomous college with "A" Grade by NAAC and Awarded with “Best College Award” in 2008 -2009.

  • July 1962

    SMT Sakarbai K Somaiya Junior College of Education

    SMT Sakarbai K Somaiya Junior College of Education was established in July 1962 with the main objective of helping women become self reliant by qualifying themselves as primary school teachers. The institution offers Courses in Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi & English medium.

  • 1963

    K J Somaiya Polytechnic

    K J Somaiya Polytechnic was inaugurated in 1963 by the Chief Minister Shri Vasantrao Naik & Union Minister Shri Yashwantrao Chavan with Pujya Karamshibhai, Dr. S. K. Somaiya The institute was conferred Academic Autonomy in the year 1994. Programmes in this institute includes Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Industrial Electronics & Computer Engineering. Part time diploma in Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial Electronics Engineering.

  • 1972

    K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce

    The K.J. Somaiya college of Arts and Science was started in the year 1972 the Science stream was taken out and commerce stream was introduced. Autonomy status beginning from the academic year 2012-2013. Reaccredited by NAAC with Grade A. The college offers around 18 undergraduate,degrees and Ph.d courses.

  • 1974

    Somaiya Shishu Niketan Primary School - Sameerwadi

    Somaiya Shishu Niketan Primary School, Sameerwadi Kannada Medium School was started in the year 1974 with the permission of the Karnataka Government to provide Primary Co-Education i.e Lower K.G to VII Std to the Godavari Biorefineries Limited workers children and surrounding area children of cultivators.

  • 1975

    Shri Sharda English Medium School - Kopargaon

    Shri Sharda English Medium School was established in the year 1975 and was managed by local management Sharda Education Society under the Founder member & Chairman Late Shri Mohanrao Gade. Later on in the year 1992, the entire school management was handed over to Somaiya Vidyavihar Trust, Mumbai with the strength of only 165 students.

  • 1975

    S K Somaiya Vinay Mandir Junior College

    In 1975, S K Somaiya Vinay Mandir Junior College was established. It is the biggest junior college in Maharashtra with 42 divisions and vocational courses in Commerce and Science with Computer & Electronics. There is an MCVC stream with Banking, Marketing & Accountancy subjects

  • 1976

    K J Somaiya Junior College of Arts and Commerce

    The K J Somaiya Junior College of Arts and Commerce was established in 1976. The college has a Junior College section for Arts, Commerce and Vocational streams.

  • 1976

    K J Somaiya Junior College of Science and Commerce

    In 1976, the K J Somaiya Junior College of Science and Commerce was established with a Junior College section for Science,Commerce and vocational stream.

  • 1981

    K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

    K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research was established in 1981 as a part of Somaiya Vidyavihar with the objective of providing state-of-the-art education in management and allied areas. The institute was inaugurated by Manmohan Singh, former prime minister of India. Granted the status of autonomous institute by UGC in May 2013.

  • 1982

    K J Somaiya Institute of Journalism and Mass communication

    K J Somaiya Institute of Journalism and Mass communication was inaugurated in 1982 by the then Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Vasant Purushottam Sathe. The KJ Somaiya Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication (SIJMC) is part of the KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR). The institute has produced some of the finest writers, journalists, media planners and academics.

  • 1983

    K J Somaiya College of Engineering

    The K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, abbreviated as KJSCE, was established in 1983 at Somaiya Vidyavihar. The institution offers 4 year degree courses in the departments of Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering. KJSCE is Autonomous college affiliated to the University of Mumbai.

  • 29th August 1990

    K J Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training And Research

    K. J. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training and Research was established on 29th August 1990. It is a Gujarathi Linguistic Minority Self Financing Institution. It is permanently affiliated to Mumbai University. The institution offers B Ed, M Ed, PGDME and PhD courses. It is also recognized Study Center of IGNOU.

  • 1984

    Somaiya Vinaymandir High School - Sameerwadi

    Somaiya Vinay Mandir High School, Sameerwadi Kannada Medium Co-Education School was started in the year 1984 with the permission of the Karnataka Government to cater Secondary School Co-Education from VIII Std to X Std. The School was admitted to grant in the year 1993-94 partly as per the Karnataka Government order and later remaining posts were admitted to salary grant by the Karnataka Government.

  • 1988

    K J Somaiya Private Industrial Training Institute

    K J Somaiya Private Industrial Training Institute was established in year 1988. The institute started NCVT affiliated courses Electrician from the year 1992 Plumber from 1993 & Welder from 1994. Autonomous course Diploma in Electronics & Computer (DEC) came into existence in 1997.In Sept. 2002 MS-CIT Course affiliated to MKCL. Diploma in computer Hardware Maintenance & Network Technologies (Windows 2003 server) DCHMNT affiliated to Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) is started in July 2010.

  • 20th October 1989

    K J Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham

    K. J. Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham was established on 20th October 1989 by Padmabhushan Late K. J. Somaiya, a humanist and a philanthropist with great foresight and vision. It was inaugurated at the hands of H. H. Jagadguru Shankaracharya Jayendra Sarasvati of Kanchi Kamakoti Peeth. The institute is a part of Somaiya Vidyavihar, an educational society which has established institutions of higher learning.

  • 29th August 1990

    K J Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training And Research

    K. J. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training and Research was established on 29th August 1990. It is a Gujarathi Linguistic Minority Self Financing Institution. It is permanently affiliated to Mumbai University. The institution offers B Ed, M Ed, PGDME and PhD courses. It is also recognized Study Center of IGNOU.

  • 1991

    K J Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre

    K J Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre is founded by Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya in 1991, situated in the Somaiya Ayurvihar Complex which is located on a 22.5 acre campus in the heart of city of Mumbai at Sion India. It has 50 undergraduate seats for MBBS course and and is managed by the Somaiya Trust. Medical College is attached to 500 bed Hospital.

  • 1991

    Nareshwadi Learning centre

    Girivanvasi Educational Trust (GVET) was founded by Padmabhushan Pujya Karamshibhai Jethabhai Somaiya in 1991. It runs the Nareshwadi Learning Centre (NLC), located on a 12 acre campus in the lush green environs of the Experimental Farm of Giri Vanvasi Pragati Mandal (GVPM) which Karamshibhai founded in 1974 as an Integrated Rural Development model.

  • December 6, 1993

    K J Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies

    The K J Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies was inaugurated on December 6, 1993, by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.Recognized by Mumbai University in 1999 and Permanent Recognition for Ancient Indian Culture (A.I.C.) in the year 2006.The Centre received Permanent Recognition in Philosophy, Pali and Sanskrit along with AIC in the year 2008-09.

  • 1994

    K J Somaiya School of Nursing

    K J Somaiya School of Nursing was established in 1994 recognised by Indian Nursing Council and Maharashtra Nursing Council.

  • 16 september, 1995

    S K Somaiya Degree College of Arts, Science and Commerce

    The S K Somaiya Degree College of Arts, Science and Commerce was established on 16 september, 1995. With a "A" Grade by NAAC.The College grown up rapidly from 300 students in 1995 to 4300 students in 2008.The college received permanent affiliation to UGC within a short span of 10 years i.e in the year 2005.Postgraduate programmes were started in 2002 that is within a short span of 7 years.

  • 2001

    K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology ( KJSIEIT )

    K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology ( KJSIEIT ) established in the year 2001. The institution offers courses in Electronics & Telecommunication, Computer Information Technology and Electronics Engineering.

  • 2002

    K J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy

    K J Somaiya College Of Physiotherapy was established in year 2002. The institute educates aspiring physiotherapists who excel conducts research that advances the practice of physiotherapy and promotes high standards of health. The institute offers program in Bachelor in physiotherapy & Masters in physiotherapy.

  • 21st April 2003

    K J Somaiya Centre for Studies In Jainism

    The institute K J Somaiya Centre for Studies In Jainism was Inaugurated by Acharya Mahaprajnaji, was an auspicious occasion in the campus of Somaiya Vidyavihar on 21st April 2003. Recognized by University of Mumbai for M.A (Research) and Ph.D (Philosophy) And affiliated to the University of Mumbai.

  • 2004

    K J somaiya English Medium School - Sameerwadi

    The K J somaiya English Medium School Sameerwadi was established in the year 2004. The objective was to provide much needed good quality education in english medium to the children of employee & to the children of rural areas. The school provides education from Nursery to Class X in English Medium affiliated to Central Board of School Education.

  • 2011

    K J Somaiya College of Nursing

    The K J Somaiya College of Nursing, commissioned in 2011, is affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. The K. J. Somaiya College of Nursing offers B. Sc. Nursing (Basic) Degree program of 4 years duration keeping in line with the guideline provided by the Indian Nursing Council and Maharashtra State Nursing Council.

  • 2012

    The Somaiya School

    The Somaiya School was established in the year 2012 and inaugurated by His Holiness, Dalai Lama surrounded by children playing the Lezim. The Somaiya School is managed by The Somaiya Vidyavihar Trust . It is located in Mumbai,Maharashtra.