's review on KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, [SIMSR] Mumbai

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College: KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, [SIMSR] Mumbai

Degree: Master

Program: MBA/PGDM

Graduated in : 2017

Discipline: Business and Management


Rating given: 8 out of 10

Kaushik's review on KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, [SIMSR] Mumbai | Written on: 28 Aug 2016


  • The college offers five courses PGDM, PGDM IB, PGDM FS, PGDM MC and PGDM FS. PGDM is the flagship course and the students can choose aby one of Marketing, Finance, Operations or HR as their specialization in the second year. PGDM IB students can choose Marketing or Finance. The syllabus is exhaustive.
  • Teachers are very helpful. Apart from just theoretical textbook teaching students are encouraged to do projects and case studies.
  • Overall experiance is good.


  • The course fee is Rs. 400000 per year ( may change in future) which is lower than most of the tier 1 and tier 2 business-schools in India.
  • However no of schloarships offer are very less (I don't know the exact number). For details you can visit this link : https://www.somaiya.edu/somaiya/study_at_vidyavihar/Scholarships.
  • Loans are required if you are from economically backward section. Loans are available from Credila , Canada Bank and many other banks.


  • To be ture Internships are offered of varying qualities, even some companies offer zero stipend. I did internship from a startup who promised Rs 5000 per month but after completion declined to pay anything. Placement committee is also not concerned with stipends.
  • However the placement committee facilitates very good final placement offers to its students and all students get placed. The ROI is good due to low couse fee.
  • The alumni network is very strong and different committees invite them to come to college and share their experience so that students can choose specializations and career paths wisely.


  • It has two academic buildings adjacent to its hostel. It also has two auditoriums. The students have to pay Rs. 40000 for one year as food bill.
  • The quality of food is decent.
  • The infrastructure is good. The college has gym, football field, running track, amphitheatre, badminton and squash court. Classrooms are equiped with AC, WiFi, desktop for faculties and projector machiners. The library has a good collection of books. yhe college has subscriptions of many business journals and students can access those through the online portal.


  • The college has 23 student driven committees and all remain active throughou the year.
  • The main event of the college is Melange. 
  • In one word the life in this college is awesome.

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