K J Somaiya Institute of Management & Research (SIMSR) Mumbai Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

K J Somaiya Mumbai Admission 2019
Monday, October 08 2018, 06:22 PM
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai (SIMSR) has opened the admission application process for PGDM 2019-21 batch. With an intake of 408 students, K J Somaiya offers six PGDM programmes to provide career opportunities in Management. The admission criteria for all the PGDM programmes reflect common admission process with varying weightage awarded to different components. Last date to apply closes on January 10, 2019

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K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai has opened admission for its PGDM 2019-21 batch. The institute offers 2 years full PGDM;  PGDM-Financial Services; PGDM-International Business; PGDM Communicaion; PGDM-Retail Management; PGDM-Health Care Management; Master in Management Services; along with other important regular executive and doctoral management programmes. Last date to apply online for admission to PGDM 2019-21 batch is January 10, 2019. The application fee is Rs. 2800/-..

K J Somaiya Admission Criteria 2019-21 describe the admission eligibility, admission process, weightage to entrance exam scores like CAT 2018, XAT 2019, CMAT 2019 weightage to academics and work experience, final selection process with the weightage to different components in final selection criteria. SIMSR Mumbai Admissions 2019 Open- Apply New

Last opportunity for MBA Admission 2019

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research is popularly referred to as SIMSR. The institute has autonomous status granted by UGC and notified by the University of Mumbai.   SIMSR has been imparting and contributing tremendously in qualitative development of Management Education in India. The B-school enjoys a high alumni base occupying key corporate positions and high international linkages. SIMSR Mumbai Admissions 2019 Open- Apply New

How to Apply for Admission at K J Somaiya, Mumbai
Last date to apply for admission at K J Somaiya, Mumbai is January 10, 2019. K J Somaiya has introduced a single common online application form for all the PGDM programmes. The application fee is Rs.2800/-. Candidates seeking admission to various PGDM programmes 2019-21 at K J Somaiya should appear in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 or CMAT 2019.

8 Step Application Process
K J Somaiya application process can be completed in eight simple steps. SIMSR Mumbai Admissions 2019 Open- Apply New

Step 1: Register
Before beginning to register, read the instructions to fill up the form. At the K J Somaiya admission application window ‘Register’, you should login as new user by inserting your Name, Email ID and other required details.

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 1

Step 2: Personal Information
Login as existing user and fill in all your personal details, address, valid ID proof, preferred PI centres and your sports interest along with other particulars. Complete the details and move to next page

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Step 3: Upload Photograph
This page is exclusively created to upload your photograph of maximum 40 KB size.  

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 3

Step 4: Enter Academic Details
Next page on K J Somaiya application form requires you to fill up all your academic details from class 10 onwards.

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 4

Step 5: Achievements
If you are an achiever in any field, you should click on ‘Yes’ and enter the details of achievements on this page

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 5

Step 6: Work Experience
If you have work experience after completing your graduation, you should complete it in months on this page. In case of no work experience simply click on ‘No’ and move ahead.

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Step 7: Programme & Exam score Information
This page requires you to fill in the programmes you are applying for, the registration Ids of the CAT/XAT/CMAT exam you plan to appear in and after declaration of result, to fill up the score column.

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 7

Step 8: Make Payment of Application Fee
K J Somaiya asks you to make payment of application fee after you have completed your application form. This is the final step to fill the application form. You can make payment through Credit/Debit card, or demand draft.  

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 8

K J Somaiya: Admission Eligibility

  1. K J Somaiya eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  2. One of the most important points in K J Somaiya Admission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should be registered for CAT 2018/XAT 2019/CMAT 2019 or GMAT taken till February 10, 2019 and must score well to become eligible for admission. GMAT scores of last three years are valid
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGDM admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by K J Somaiya by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate.  
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for K J Somaiya Admission 2019-21.
  5. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by K J Somaiya, Mumbai and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination latest by July 31, 2019.
  6. Work Experience is not mandatory

K J Somaiya Admission Criteria
K J Somaiya Admission Criteria 2019-21 will be a two step process involving the Shortlisting criteria based on entrance exam score and the Final admission selection Criteria with only 35% weightage to entrance exam score.

  1. Shortlisting Criteria
    The first part of K J Somaiya Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before final selection round. K J Somaiya will shortlist the candidates GE- PI round after declaration of entrance exam results. The Shortlisting criteria will be as under:
  • K J Somaiya will shortlist candidates on the basis of entrance exam scores accepted for admission namely CAT 2018, XAT 2019, CMAT 2019 and GMAT taken before February 10, 2019.
  • K J Somaiya will consider aggregate scores and not sectional scores of the applicants in the acceptable entrance exams for shortlisting.
  • Applicants may submit more than one entrance test score. K J Somaiya will consider the best test score for shortlisting.
  • All the shortlisted candidates need to fill Profile form and SOP before appearing in GD-PI round
  1. Final Admission Selection Round Criteria
  • Final admission round at K J Somaiya will consist of Case based GD followed by in depth personal interview
  • GD-PI will be conducted in different cities across the country. The cities are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, New Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Thiruvananthapuram.
  • The shortlisted can choose date, time and venue from the selection centres as per their choice.
  • K J Somaiya selection criteria after final admission round award 35% weight to Entrance exam score; 10% weight to Academics; 5% Weight to Work Experience; 25% weight to Personal Interview; 17% Weight to Case based GD and 8% Weight to Achievements like sports & other extracurricular activities.
  • The highest score with 10% weight to academics will be given to candidates who have scored more than 80% marks in Class 10, 12, graduation and also holds PG or above degree.
  • Weightage for work experience would ideally be given to a candidate only if he/she has worked in executive or supervisory role for a minimum period of one year. The highest weight of 5% is awarded to the candidates with a work experience between 2 and 3 years.
  • The highest weightage of 8% for achievements will be awarded to the candidates who have participated in international level sports, extracurricular activities, additional qualification acquired from certified bodies, achievements in areas other than work place. 
  • A consolidated final selection  merit list with position of the candidates will be declared based on the above parameters
  • Selected Candidate need to fill programme preference details online
  • Candidates will be offered choice of the programme based on their preference, merit position and availability of seats

K J Somaiya Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2019-21:

Admission Weight Component
Percentage of Weight
Important Points
 Entrance Exam (CMAT/GMAT/ CAT/XAT)
GMAT after Feb 10, 2019 Not applicable
 Case Based Group Discussion
Caselet will be given for GD
 Personal Interview
Attitude, communication skill, Awareness
 Work Experience
Below 1 year=0
2-3 years=5
 Past Academic Record
80% Marks on Class X, XII, Graduation, addl 1 Mark for PG
 Outstanding Achievements
International level sports, extracurricular activities, additional qualification acquired from certified bodies, achievements in areas other than work place

K J Somaiya Admission: Expected Cut Off  
The cut-off at K J Somaiya is not pre-defined. It depends upon the quality & number of applications received and varies from year to year for different courses. 

K J Somaiya will decide the Cutoff 2019 on the basis of aggregate percentile score in the entrance exam although candidates should also score well across the sections of the entrance exam.  The expected cut offs may remain as under:

Entrance Exam
Expected cut off
CAT 2018
XAT 2019
CMAT 2019

K J Somaiya, Mumbai: Admission Process
Following steps are included in the K J Somaiya Admission process:

  • Step 1: Register and apply for at least one of the entrance exams – CAT 2018 till September 19; XAT 2019 till November 30; GMAT (Taken till February 10, 2019)
  • Step 2: The candidate should apply to K J Somaiya Mumbai by using the common application form for all the programmes. Application form is available on K J Somaiya website. The application fee of Rs.2800/- can be paid online through Debit/Credit card/Net Banking.
  • Step 3: All the Candidates who apply for admission will be considered for shortlisting on the basis of entrance exam scores – CAT/XAT/GMAT for the Group Discussion & Personal Interview (PI) round from among the eligible candidates who have a valid entrance exam score and have applied to one or more programmes of K J Somaiya. The shortlisting process will be done after declaration of entrance exam results.
  • Step 4: After the Cased based GD and the PI round, Merit list for admission is prepared by K J Somaiya on the basis of the selection parameters. The selected candidates have to fill in the programme details preference online.
  • Step 5: Admission offers are made as per choice of the programme based on the preference form and availability of seats through the counseling process which is conducted after receiving Programme details preference from the candidates. 

K J Somaiya Programme Fees
The total programme fees payable by students for different PGDM 2019-21 programmes at K J Somaiya, Mumbai is as under:

PGDM Programme
Programme Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)
PGDM 2019-21
PGDM (International Business) 2019-21
PGDM (Financial Services) 2019-21
PGDM (Communication) 2019-21
PGDM (Retail Management) 2019-21
PGDM (Health Care Management) 2019-21

The programme fee does not include the Hostel accommodation and mess charges which come to around Rs. 3.60 lakhs for two years

K J Somaiya: Intake – 408 Students in PGDM
PGDM 2019-21 Programme wise intake at K J Somaiya, Mumbai is as below:

PGDM Programme Seats
PGDM 2019-21 120+18 Supernumerary Seats
PGDM (International Business) 2019-21 60
PGDM (Financial Services) 2019-21 60
PGDM (Communication) 2019-21 60
PGDM (Retail Management) 2019-21 60
PGDM (Health Care Management) 2019-21 30

PGDM Specializations
K J Somaiya offers following specializations in different PGDM Programmes:

Specializations offered
PGDM 2019-21
Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Operations
PGDM (IB) 2019-21
International Business Modules in Marketing, Finance & Banking, Operations among others
PGDM (Financial Services) 2019-21
Finance, Investment Banking, Insurance, Analytics
PGDM (Communication) 2019-21
Marketing Communications, Media Planning, Programming
PGDM (Retail Management) 2019-21
Operations, Strategic Management, E-Retailing, Sales Marketing
PGDM (Health Care Management) 2019-21
Business Development, Retail HCM, Health Insurance & Financing, Data Analytics

K J Somaiya Placements
K J Somaiya has a consistent record of high placements. Placement 2018 reveals that from amongst the 175 companies for 471 students across programs, 55 organizations participated for the first time. Among the major offers made, the students have received 116 from Banking and Insurance Sector, 110 offers from IT majors, 90 offers from Financial Services.

Highest salary in Placement was Rs. 30 lakhs and the average salary stood at Rs.9.87 lakhs.

University MBA/MMS at K J Somaiya
K J Somaiya also offers Mumbai University 2 years full time Master in Management Studies (MMS) programme. The admission process and fee structure to MMS is regulated by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Govt of Maharashtra. The admission to MMS 2019-21 batch is to open with the notification of MAH MBA/MMS CET 2019 in the month of February 2019. The selection process is through the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) conducted by DTE Maharashtra in the month of June every year.  

One Year MBA at K J Somaiya
K J Somaiya offers full time one year PGDM (Executive) Programme of 15 months duration for working executives with a working experience of 5 years and above. The application process for admission opens in the month of April/May and closes in the last week of June. The programme commences in the first week of September. Admission to one year MBA is also through CAT/XAT/CMAT and GMAT exams. The programme fee is Rs. 6.69 Lakhs. Hostel accommodation and mess charges are extra.

Part Time MBA at K J Somaiya
K J Somaiya also offers four Part time Masters in Management programme in different disciplines. The admission process is through the institute level entrance test. Last date to apply closes in the last week of June. The 4 part time MBA programmes offered are – Masters in Marketing Management; Masters in Financial Management; Masters in HRD Management and Masters in Information Management. Each programme has an intake of 60 students.    

Apart from this K J Somaiya offers Doctoral programmes in Management leading to award of Ph.D.

With a legacy of 59 years as part of Somaiya Vidyavihar  that was established in 1959,  K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) Mumbai came into existence in 1981.  The institute subscribes to the latest case studies from Harvard Business School and has various databases like Ebsco, Euromonitor, ACE-Equity, Proquest, Prowess, Capline, IEEE, J-Gate, WARC ( World Advertising Research Council ) etc in order to bring the latest in the field of management into the classroom 

Somaiya Vidyavihar campus comprises more than 34 individual institutes dedicated to Arts, Sciences, Management, Humanities, Philosophies and Social Sciences as important areas of scholarship, and is spread across a 60 acre complex in Vidyavaihar, in north central area of Mumbai and a 90 acre complex in Sion in the heart of Mumbai.

K J Somaiya prefers candidates with demonstrated potential to analyse and solve problems and those who demonstrate willingness to learn and work in gender and culture diverse teams amid tough working conditions.  Besides, Candidates are expected to have a sound grasp of current issues and gender issues in addition to general business matters.

The Institute has international accreditation by South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) accreditation by Association of Management Development Institutions of South Asia (AMDISA). K J Somaiya is currently working for its accreditation to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is a member of AACSB. The institute is certified as ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 29990:2010 by Bureau Veritas Quality International. K J Somaiya believes in providing quality education to its students, steeped in Indian ethos and value system.

To secure admission in K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai candidates need to have good qualifying test scores and academic credentials as well as Good reading habits and an inquisitive mind. 

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR) was inaugurated by Dr. Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India, and is consistently ranked among the top 20 Management Institutes and top 10 private sector B-Schools in India.

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