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K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research Admission

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Established : 1981 | Accredited/Approved : AICTE / NBA | Affiliated : University of Mumbai
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KJ Somaiya Institute of Management was formed in 1981. This institute is private and affiliated with Somaiya Vidyavihar University Mumbai. KJSMISR is a reputed college accredited by AICTE, NBA, AACSB, and AIU. The college offers top-notch education to management aspirants. KJ Somaiya Mumbai has received global accreditation from SAQS and is the 19th Indian B School to earn the coveted AACSB Accreditation. Furthermore, it has gained prestigious rankings from NIRF, India Today, OUTLOOK, TOI, etc. K J Somaiya Management NIRF Ranking in 2022 is 71.

The flagship program of KJSIMSR is MBA, which UGC recognizes. . KJ Somaiys MBA courses consist of different fields in which a student can enroll. The annual intake for the MBA program is 600. In addition to the regular MBA, the college offers Executive MBA, MCA, Part-Time MBA, and Ph.D. In addition, this B School has academic collaboration with the world's best universities in USA, Germany, and Australia. To get admission, the student must appear in the entrance exams CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ NMAT/ GMAT. Only shortlisted candidates with valid scores are eligible for admission to the specific course

Institute Type




Courses offered

MBA (Full Time/Part Time)

MBA Executive



Application Mode


Admission Criteria

Entrance exam based

Exams Accepted


KJ Somaiya Institute of Management MBA Admission

MBA is a 2-year full-time course with 600+ seats available at KJ Somaiya college Mumbai. The complete MBA course fee is INR 19.94 lakhs. To be eligible for admission, students must ensure the eligibility criteria. KJ Somaiya MBA courses offered in :

  • MBA in Health Care Management (MBA-HCM)
  • MBA in Sports Management (MBA-SM)

KJ Somaiya MBA Eligibility

  • Bachelor's degree holder with a minimum 3 years of duration in any discipline
  • The minimum aggregate mark should be 50% is graduation.
  • Final-year students are eligible to apply for the course.
  • The graduation degree of the student must be completed before MBA classes commencement.
  • Mandatory to submit graduation completion proof before K J Somaiya's admission last date.

KJ Somaiya MBA Selection Process

  • The candidate must qualify for the entrance exams to get admission to the MBA course.
  • The candidates required to appear in the entrance exam CAT/XAT/NMAT/CMAT/GMAT. A valid score on the entrance test is important for the candidate because it is the basis for shortlisting.
  • Later, shortlisted applicants must appear for a personal interview.
  • The admission authority will finalize the candidates based on the selection parameters such as the Qualifying exam, Interview, Case Analysis, Past academic records, achievements, and work experience.
  • Once the candidate is selected, they can choose the program according to their preference, results, and seat availability.

KJ Somaiya Selection Parameters weightage

Qualifying Exam


Personal Interview


Case Analysis


Past Academic Records




Work Experience


Past Academic Records marks:

  • Above 80% in 12th/10th   = 3 Marks
  • 70% -79.99% in 12th/10th = 2 Marks
  • Above 60% -69.99% in 12th/10th=1 Marks
  • Less than 60% no marks
  • If students have completed their graduation from any NIRF Ranked College, they will receive 1 mark.

KJ Somaiya Mumbai Cut-Off For MBA

The cut-off of KJ SIMSR for MBA course admission is based on the score of the entrance exams. Below mentioned is the expected cut-off for MBA 2023:

Entrance exams


KJ Somaiya CAT Cut off





500-650 score




225-230 score

KJ Somaiya Institute Of Management Executive MBA Admission

KJ Somaiya Executive MBA course is of 15-month duration, consisting of 5 trimesters of 12 weeks each. A candidate must have 5 years of work experience. The major criteria for admission are eligibility, shortlisting, cut-off, etc.

Eligibility Criteria for MBA Executive: A candidate should be a bachelor's degree holder in any discipline from a recognized UGC-approved university. Having at least five years of experience in a supervisory or executive position is mandatory.

Admission Process for Executive MBA in  K J Somaiya College

Step 1: Appear in Entrance Exams CAT/XAT/CMAT/NMAT: The student should appear in the entrance exams for the MBA Executive course. They have to clear all the rounds to get admission.

Step 2: State of Purpose (SOP) Submission: The shortlisted candidates must submit valid exam scores and fill out the Candidate Profile Form & Statement of Purpose (SOP). The details that a student needs to fill in the SOP are: Why do you wish to apply for an MBA course at KJ Somaiya college? Or How will you benefit from it? Or How would you contribute to college betterment?

Step 3: Personal Interview Process: The shortlisted candidate will be called for the personal interview round after checking the result of the application screening, entrance exam marks & SOP. The college will conduct the virtual PI round on Skype or Zoom (mainly depending on the pandemic situation).

Step 4: Final Shortlist: Final admission will be made after submitting all the provisionals and fulfilling all the eligibility criteria. CA-PI is the final interview round at KJ SMISR college. Before appearing in the CA-PI round, the candidate must fill out the Candidate Profile Form and Statement of Purpose (SOP).

Weightage of MBA Executive Course at KJ Somaiya

The weightage of different components at KJ Somaiya college are:



Entrance Exam




Personal Interview (PI)


Past Academic Performance


Outstanding Achievements




KJ Somaiya Institute Of Management MBA Part-Time Admission

A K J Somaiya part-time MBA is designed for working professionals. It is a 3-year long course with 3 trimesters each year. In 3 years, 9 semesters are there in total. In the 2nd year, students have to choose their specialization area from the swallowing:

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Data Science & Analytics

How to apply for MBA Part-Time Admission at KJ Somaiya?

  • The SMISR application form will be available on the official website students need to fill out to apply for an MBA part-time course.
  • After filling out the application form, the student must fill in their specialization preference.
  • Shortlisted candidates should be on time for the online personal interview round.
  • The selected candidate will receive an email. The candidate must consent to secure the seat and pay the fees within 2 weeks of the result commencement.

K J Somaiya part-time MBA selection parameters

Past Academic Record


Work Experience


Extempore Topic


Personal Interview


KJ Somaiya Institute Of Management MCA Admission

MCA is a 2-year long duration program offered by KJ SMISR at the PG level. The students can apply for this course after completing graduation.

Eligibility Criteria for MCA Course

  • Bachelor's degree holder from a recognized university or college in any stream. Students who hold a UG degree BCA will have more preference over others.
  • Minimum 50% aggregate marks in graduation.
  • Must have Mathematics as a core subject in either 12th or graduation level.

Selection Criteria for MCA

The admission for MCA is based on the marks of different tests such as PERA-CET, MAH-MCA-CET, and GATE. In addition, the KJ Somaiya follows the Centralized Admission Process for MCA, which is conducted by DTE (Department of Technical Education).

  • Visit the official website (www.simsr.somaiya.edu) and fill out the application form.
  • Appear in the entrance exam MAH-MCA-CET/PERA-CET or GATE.
  • The final selection of the candidate is based on the application screening, entrance test score, document verification, and provisionals.

Qualifying Exam – MAH-MCA-CET / PERA-CET / GATE


Past Academic Record – PAR


Achievement Awards


KJ Somaiya Institute Of Management Ph.D. Admission

Somaiya offers admission to the Ph.D. in management studies at the doctorate level.

Eligibility Criteria for PhD

  • Master's or MPhil degree holder from a recognized university or college in a relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 55% aggregate marks (general category) or 50% marks (reserved category).
  • An applicant must have 2 years of working experience in a degree college or 5 years of experience in Junior college.
  • A student must have qualified for NET/SET/GATE/JRF exams.

KJ Somaiya Ph.D. Admission Process

  • Fill out the application screening form followed by PET.
  • Mandatory to appear in the Ph.D. entrance exam conducted by the University of Mumbai.
  • Qualified candidates must submit a brief presentation of a tentative research topic.
  • The final selection criteria is a personal interview round.
  • The candidate must have all the required documents for verification at the time of admission.

How to Apply for Mumbai?

A complete process is mentioned below to apply for any courses offered by  KJ Somaiya Mumbai.

  • Visit the official college website.Go to Apply Now option. Then, register on the website by filling out all the details.
  • Fill out the KJ Somaiya online application form with the required details such as personal information, address, valid id proof, academic achievements, and experience details.
  • Choose the course in which you want to enroll.
  • Enter the entrance exam score or rank.
  • Select the personal interview (PI) center.
  • Scan and upload all the required documents.
  • Upload a passport-size photograph
  • Deposit the KJ Somaiya application fees of Rs. 2850.
  • Click on the submit button.

For Ph.D. Program

The candidates must download the application form from the website and submit it by going to the college after attaching all the required documents.

What documents are required?

  • Marksheet and Certificate of bachelor.
  • Marksheet and Certificate of the master.
  • Certificate of PET qualified in management studies by the University of Mumbai.
  • Brief research proposal on the tentative research topic.
  • A demand draft (DD) of Rs. 1000.
  • Work experience certificate (if any).

Asked question about eligibility criteria & admission procedure of K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

What is the cost of an MBA program in KJSIMSR??
23-Sep-2022 03:18:51 asked by Nikita

The annual MBA fee structure at KJSIMSR is INR 9.59 lakhs. 

For admission in MBA?
21-Mar-2019 07:09:03 asked by Gaurav Patel

Hi Gaurav,

Here is the admission procedure in K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research     :

For PG Courses:-

  • For those who are applying to PG program have to clear 10th and 12th and graduation examination.
  • And the selection for the post graduate courses will be on the basis of a CAT/ XAT/ CMAT score followed by an interview.
Give me full details of mba in finance?
06-May-2018 16:35:45 asked by Snehal dattatray pawar

Hi Snehal Dattatray Pawar,

K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research admission criteria for MBA in Finance:

  • A minimum of 50% in graduation from a recognized university is mandatory for KJ Somaiya admissions.
  • Candidate should have e a valid score in CAT/XAT/CMAT entrance examination conducted by the board. 
  • Candidate who is interested can apply online/offline for the course for KJ Somaiya admission.  
  • Selection process at will be based on the performance in GD and PI of LJ Institute of Management Studies.
  • Fee structure for the program will be approximately INR 1199000/- for the complete course at KJ Somaiya. 
  • Top recruiters visisting KJ Somaiya campus are Accenture, Asian Paints, Bajaj, Berger Paints, BISLERI, CITI Bank, Coca-Cola, CRISIL, DHL, Foodpanda, Fortis, GODREJ, Grofers, HCL, HDFC Bank, HSBC, ICICI, IDBI, Infosys, ITC, Mercedes Benz, MetlifeIndia, Reliance, Snapdeal, etc.
MBA fees structure + Admission in K.J. Somaiya?
23-Jan-2018 08:26:35 asked by Nikhil konde

Hi Nikhil,

The Admission Procedure for MBA in Indian Institute of Business Management is:

The Eligibility Criteria is:

  • The aspirants need to do Graduation and a bachelor’s degree in any discipline obtained through the 10+2+3 system or an equivalent qualification
  • And the minimum aggregate is 50% or equivalent CGPA of any of the Universities incorporated.

The Admission Procedure is:

  • The aspirants are selected based on CAT, CMAT, XAT and GMAT exam score and performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

And the fee is:

  • The fee for the course in MBA is 1199000, and the duration for the course is 2 years,
  • And the course is been provided in full time basis.
  • And for the 1st year the fees is 573000
  • And for the 2nd  year the fees is 626000
i have query regarding eligibility criteria for applying to the college in pgdm course.?
06-Dec-2017 05:01:43 asked by Arti

Hi Arti,

  Admission for PGDM program from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai Eligibility Criteria is:-

  • Candidates who are applying to PGDM program at the K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management studies and Research Mumbai should have an aggregate of 50% marks in the Bachelor’s degree from any University which is recognized.
  • CAT/GMAT/XAT/MAT/MH-CET/ATMA valid scores required in getting admissions to K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management studies and Research Mumbai.
How to get admission in k j somaiya in mba programme?
07-Nov-2017 13:30:12 asked by Monika kumari

Hi Monika Kumari,

The admission procedure in K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research is:

This institute provides like PGDM, Ex MBA, MFM, and many other courses.

For PGDM:-

  • And the Graduation degree in any stream with 50% marks in aggregate
  • Student will be selected on their performance in group discussion based on score obtained in CAT, CMAT, XAT and GMAT exam.

And for MCA:-

  • Admission is through CAP counselling based on the rank obtained in MAH-MCA-CET Exam (Maharashtra MCA Common Entrance Test)
  • Which is conducted by DTE (Directorate of Technical Education) Maharashtra
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