K J Somaiya, Mumbai offers 15 months PGDM (Ex): Well structured programme with International Immersion

Wednesday, May 10 2017, 10:05 AM
15 months PGDM (Exec) at K J Somaiya, Mumbai is aimed at working executives and entrepreneurs who are seeking a formal exposure to contemporary managerial tools and techniques
The programme is tailored to the specific general management and leadership needs of the modern organization

Recognized with international accreditation SAQS by AMDISA, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) Mumbai apart from offering 2 years full time MMS and PGDM, also offers full time 15 months PGDM (Executive) programme at par with PGDM. Last date to apply for admission is August 1, 2017.


The PGDM (Exec) at K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) Mumbai  is a rigorous, demanding and relevant programme for the working executives.

The Programme is aimed at working executives and entrepreneurs who are seeking a formal exposure to contemporary managerial tools and techniques by way of in-class interaction and through a mix of case studies, practical assignments, workshops, simulations, amongst others.


PGDM Exec Programme at K J Somaiya is one of the best structured in the country and the list of subjects and workshops have been chosen after careful deliberations among all stakeholders and upgraded every year.   


PGDM (Exec): For Industry professionals

The 15 months Post Graduate Diploma in General Management (Exec) of SIMSR is AICTE approved with an intake of 60 students and is meant for Industry Professionals. The programme is tailored to the specific general management and leadership needs of the modern organization.


The specifically crafted PGDM for business executives with over 5 years’ of work experience imbibes a coaching-led pedagogy involving general management and leadership development courses. A combination of SIMSR’s Full-Time Industry experienced senior faculty and Industry experts deliver this uniquely crafted General Management program.  


How the PGDM (Exec) benefits the participants

PGDM (Exec) as offered at K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research aims to provide participants with the knowledge of the latest general management and leadership methods and techniques and their effective use in managing people, machines and resources in organizations.


The programme endeavours to familiarize the participants with the latest cutting- edge, globally used technology and their application in progressive organizations. It combines contemporary management knowledge and skills with the participants experience base to give the required fillip and boost to the participants career progression and aspirations.  The objective of the programme is to develop globally-oriented and performance focused managers.


The programme helps to gain In-depth knowledge of business functions and build general management skills to integrate these functions across the organization.


The programme would equip the candidate to examine newer techniques and technologies for driving results throughout the company across any market or business cycle. It will help to formulate a holistic-approach to identify problems, formulate solutions and adapt to change.


It aims to build strategic skills for effective decision-making with a strategy development and implementation focus as well as expand your capability to lead cross-functional teams and corporate projects across challenging local and global markets.


The programme will help to develop a personal leadership philosophy that reflects greater knowledge, capabilities and insight and will provide an in-depth knowledge of business functions and build general management skills to integrate these functions across the organization.


International Immersion for PGDM (Ex) students

International immersion programme for PGDM (Exec) students helps them to acquire business understanding and activity scenario across the Globe.


The goal is achieved by facilitating ‘on-ground visits’ to countries such as China, Singapore, Malaysia among  others and by Interaction with representatives / officials of business organizations and government bodies. Visits are organized to manufacturing and retail organizations to gain practical insights and enhance experiential learnings. 


The program has an optional international immersion assignment with an aim to provide additional exposure to the students.


Eligibility for admission to PGDM (Exec)

Admission to PGDM (Exec) is open to students from India and abroad including Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s) and Foreign Nationals (FN) within the intake of 60 seats.


Students having completed a minimum of three year graduate programme in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate marks from any University, recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/AICTE, are eligible to apply for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM-Executive) programme. Students having completed 5 years of work experience (after graduation) as on 31st July 2017 are eligible to apply for PGDM - Executive programme.


Those who have taken CAT, XAT, CMAT or GMAT are eligible to apply for PGDM (Exec) 2017-18 programme.  Applicants should duly fill the separate form for PGDM Executive programme available on the website.


Foreign National / NRI / PIO/ Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries need to fill separate form available on website.


How to apply

A candidate can apply for the program by filling the online application form & by paying a fee of Rs.2450/- for Resident Indian and Rs.3500 for FN, NRI, PIO and CIWGC.


The short listing of candidates will be done on the basis of their qualifying test scores in the written test and Personal Interview. The photo Identity card (Aadhar card /PAN/ Driving license/passport…) is an absolute must. Students are advised to carry a latest passport size coloured photograph to the venue of the Personal Interview.


Persons appearing for PI on Skype must scan and submit the ID document. Applicants are advised to make photocopies of all their original documents (Academic / Work Experience / Extracurricular/Co-curricular/ Sports and Outstanding Achievements). You need to write SIMSR Unique form number, Name on every document and self-attest each document.


The applicants must carry their original certificates for verification at the time of the selection process and must carry the filled in Candidate Profile and Statement of Purpose (SOP) for the selection process.


Final selection

Following weightage will be awarded in admission process for final selection to PGDM (Exec) programme at K J Somaiya Institute of management Studies & Research


Selection parameter

Weightage on the scale of 100

Qualifying exam score


Personal Interview


Statement of Purpose


Past academic record


Outstanding achievement




PGDM (Exec): Admission calendar

Last date to apply

August 1, 2017

E-mail Invitation for Personal Interview

May 15, 2017 onwards

Commencement of Personal Interview

3rd week of May onwards, every Saturday till end of July 2017

E-mail invite for confirmation of admission

Within 15 days of the interview



PGDM (Exec): Fee Structure

Fee for the PGDM (Exec) is to be paid at the time of admission. Annual fee structure is as under-

Fee Component

Amount in INR

Tuition fee


Caution money

Rs.   10,000

Total Amount



Besides, the hostel & Mess Fee of Rs.1.60 lakhs will be collected at the time of Admissions.


Centres of Excellence at SIMSR


Centre of Excellence in Capital Markets

For promoting and creating awareness about capital markets and contribute constructively towards the achievement of SIMSR’s Mission


Centre of Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

To be the one of the leading management institutes’ in entrepreneurial education and innovation, with a focus on facilitation, innovation and support for emerging businesses in India this Centre is established. With a cross discipline approach and sustained collaborative relationships with external organizations to help foster successful entrepreneurial activity, the centre aims to make SIMSR the centrepiece of entrepreneurial activity in our region.


Centre of Economic Policy Analysis

In order to evolve into a leading policy centre engaged in research, teaching, training and capacity building and work on improving development outcomes; promoting innovative and applied research that will generate practical, inclusive and sustainable solutions to emerging economic problems, the Centre of Economic Policy analysis has been established.


Centre for Sustainable Development

To conduct and promote research in the interdisciplinary areas of Sustainable Development; to collaborate and promote interactions among researchers within and outside the institute; to undertake research projects and consultancy assignments, the Centre for sustainable development has been established.


Centre of Excellence for International Business

To create superior knowledge base on various dimensions of International Business like international relations, policy, strategy, marketing, finance, personnel, operations & systems this Centre has been established


Centre of Excellence for Consumer and Market Studies in Emerging Economies

The centre would endeavour to encourage, foster, support and guide a culture of research, innovation and creativity relating to critical issues and opportunities in Emerging Economies in order to develop actionable insights and catalogue knowledge for application by industry, academia and society.


With a legacy of 58 years as part of Somaiya Vidyavihar  that was esblished in 1959,  K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) Mumbai came into existence in 1981. Since then SIMSR has been imparting and contributing tremendously in qualitative development of Management Education in India. K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research is popularly referred to as SIMSR and has autonomous status granted by UGC and notified by the University of Mumbai .  The B-school enjoys a high alumni base occupying key corporate positions and high international linkages.


Somaiya Vidyavihar campus 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 Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR) is consistently ranked among the top 20 Management Institutes and top 10 private sector B-Schools in India.


The Institute offers full-time and part-time Masters and Post Graduate Programmes in Business Management, and Masters in Computer Applications, along with doctoral studies in management of the University of Mumbai and SNDT Women’s University. All the programmes are approved by All India Council of Technical Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi and / or affiliated to University of Mumbai.


The Institute strives continuously to accelerate and achieve the benchmarks and has already coveted the prestigious South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) accreditation by Association of Management Development Institutions of South Asia (AMDISA). The Institute is currently working for its accreditation to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). SIMSR is certified as ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 29990:2010 by Bureau Veritas Quality International. SIMSR believes in providing quality education to its students, steeped in Indian ethos and value system.


SIMSR has international tie-ups for student / faculty exchange programmes with the following :  University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria, DHBW University, Stuttgart, Germany, THI Business School, Ingolstadt, Germany, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Steyr, Austria


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