• 02 Feb, 2018
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Director’s Message

 

It is indeed my proud privilege to welcome you to K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, located in the heart of Mumbai, a lush green campus of 60 acres, with more than 1500 trees, landscaped gardens, world class infrastructure and sports facilities, 83,000+ books in the library, e-databases, wi-fi connectivity, learned faculty, supportive staff, opportunities to study in an experiential  learning format, yoga, holistic self management, foreign languages, culture and religion – a campus that is vibrant, fully residential and one that will help you to realize your true potential  in the field of management education and beyond. The power of a truly academic ambience within the heart of Mumbai to unleash excellence within an individual cannot be underestimated.

 

The Institute has been in existence for more than three decades and is now re-inventing and re-defining  a new growth path for itself.  The meaning and context of management  education has completely changed  in today’s highly connected, complex and dynamic  environment.  There are also many challenges in delivering management education to a tech enabled and always-on globalized student community. Management  education does not only mean acquiring textbook knowledge,  coveted degrees and getting jobs in the organized sector, but  also developing  an empathy for  creating  opportunities and a better world for the under privileged and under developed sections of society.  There are visibly huge benefits and opportunities in learning from the knowledge, experience and best practices of the developed world and equally from the under privileged strata of society in under developed and emerging economies of the world.

 

At our institute, we recognize this and develop course curricula that initiate our students to learn not only inside the classroom, but thru case studies, live case examples, simulation games,  on the field experiential learning, guest lectures from industry experts and  self learning thru involvement in various activity clubs and committees. The learning pedagogy is designed through continuous co-creation with all our stakeholders - the current and potential students, alumni, industry, recruiters and the community at large.  Our focus at the Institute is also to encourage students to participate in various competitions and hone their talents in various co-curricular and extra curricular activities. The Institute also provides opportunities for students with entrepreneurial  abilities.

 

The Somaiya Vidyavihar has 36 institutions under its umbrella in the area of Liberal Arts, Sciences, Management, Humanities, Philosophies and Social Sciences as important aspects of scholarship. The management students are spoilt for choice and also get an opportunity to indulge themselves and learn foreign languages like Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian including Sanskrit and Pali; Indian religions like Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism; lifestyle management through yoga, music, martial arts, dramatics clubs, literary festivals; and  sports like tennis, squash, open air chess board, badminton, volleyball and world class athletic track. The flagship student fest MELANGE is gaining in popularity and status and attracts management students from all over the country. An elaborate calendar of events is drawn up before the start of the academic year and ensures that every student and department gets a chance to develop and participate in various activities.

 

Our  programmes are among the best structured in the country and the list of subjects for every programme have been chosen after careful deliberations among all stakeholders and upgraded every year.

 

The Institute was started in the year 1981 and has been consistently ranked among the top 20 business schools by various ranking bodies & magazines. The Institute is certified as ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 29990: 2010 by Bureau Veritas Certification. It has received the South Asian Quality Assurance Certification (SAQS) accreditation by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA ) in Feb 2013.  It is also a member of ‘The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business’ (AACSB) since July 2012.

 

Along with my colleagues in the faculty and staff, I welcome you whole heartedly to Somaiya Vidyavihar and SIMSR and look forward to partner you in your journey towards excellence. Together, lets build a great future for ourselves and our country !!!!!!!!

 

Best Wishes,

Prof (Dr.) Monica Khanna

Director & Professor of Marketing

 

 

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