K J Somaiya Institute of Management & Research (SIMSR) Mumbai PGDM Admission 2020: Process Closed

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March 7, 2020
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai (SIMSR) has closed its PGDM 2020 admission process. Now the GD/PI process is continuing for final selection. With an intake of 408 students, K J Somaiya offers six PGDM programs to provide career opportunities in Management. The admission criteria for all the PGDM programs had common admission process.
K J Somaiya Mumbai Admission 2020

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai has closed its PGDM 2020 admission on February 6, 2020. The institute has started its GD/PI process for final selection. The classes for new batch will commence in July 2020. This article shares details about the K J Somaiya PGDM programs, Fee, Cut off, Placements, Admission Process. 

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K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai 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.  

K J Somaiya shortlists the candidates on the basis of entrance exam scores like CAT 2019, XAT 2020, CMAT 2020, MAH CET 2020, weightage to academics and work experience. 

K J Somaiya Program Fees
The total programme fees which is payable by students for different PGDM programs at K J Somaiya, Mumbai is as under. The fee may be revised for the PGDM 2020-22 batch:

PGDM Programme Programme Fee 
PGDM 2020-22 Rs.14,93,335
PGDM (International Business) 2020-22 Rs.14,93,335
PGDM (Financial Services) 2020-22 Rs.14,93,335 
PGDM (Communication) 2020-22 Rs.14,93,335 
PGDM (Retail Management) 2020-22 Rs.14,93,335 
PGDM (Health Care Management) 2020-22 Rs.14,93,335 

The programme fee does not include the Hostel accommodation and mess charges which come to around Rs.4 lakhs for two years

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

PGDM Programme Seats
PGDM  120
PGDM (International Business)  60
PGDM (Financial Services)  60
PGDM (Communication)  60
PGDM (Retail Management) 60
PGDM (Health Care Management) 30

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

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

K J Somaiya Placements
K J Somaiya has a consistent record of high placements. Placement 2019 reveals that from amongst the 170 companies for 470 students across programs, 65 organizations participated for the first time. Among the major offers made, the students have received 147 from Banking and Insurance Sector, 98 offers from IT majors, 79 offers from Financial Services.

Highest salary in Placement was Rs. 27.50 lakhs and the average salary stood at Rs.10.05 lakhs.

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.

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 2020-22 batch is to open with the notification of MAH MBA/MMS CET 2020 in the month of February 2020. 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.

How to Apply for Admission at K J Somaiya, Mumbai
K J Somaiya introduced a single common online application form for all the PGDM programmes. The application fee was Rs.2850/- + transaction charges. Candidates seeking admission to various PGDM programmes 2020 at K J Somaiya should appear in CAT 2019/XAT 2020, CMAT 2020 or MAH CET 2020.

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 2019/XAT 2020/CMAT 2020 or GMAT (taken from Jan 2017 to Feb 10, 2010) 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 2020.
  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, 2020.
  6. Work Experience is not mandatory

K J Somaiya Admission Criteria
K J Somaiya Admission Criteria 2020 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 2019, XAT 2020, CMAT 2020 and GMAT taken before February 10, 2020.
  • 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 2020-22
For the admission process adopted in 2020, following weights have been announced:

Admission Weight Component
Percentage of Weight
Important Points
 Entrance Exam (CMAT/GMAT/ CAT/XAT)
 35%
GMAT after Feb 10, 2020 Not applicable
 Case Based Group Discussion
 17%
Caselet will be given for GD
 Personal Interview
 25%
Attitude, communication skill, Awareness
 Work Experience
   5%
Below 1 year=0
2-3 years=5
 Past Academic Record
 10%
80% Marks on Class X, XII, Graduation, addl 1 Mark for PG
 Outstanding Achievements
   8%
International level sports, extracurricular activities, additional qualification acquired from certified bodies, achievements in areas other than work place
 Total
 100%
 

K J Somaiya Admission: 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 2020 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 2019
80-85
XAT 2020
80-85
GMAT
550-600
CMAT 2020
85-90

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 2019; XAT 2020; GMAT (Taken till February 10, 2020)
  • 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.2850/- + transaction charges 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 Admission 2020: Important Dates
The key dates to submit application for admission 2020 followed by shortlisting and final merit list announcement are as under:

SIMSR Admission 2020 Activity
Key Dates
Last date to Apply for Admission
February 4, 2020
Announcement of Shortlist & Cut-off
February 17, 2020 (12 noon)
Exercising the Location preference for GD/PI
February 17-20, 2020 (12 noon)
Conduct of GD/PI
February 28 – March 15, 2020
SIMSR Merit List Declaration
March 23, 2020 (12 noon)
Exercising Preference for Program
March 23 -26, 2020 (12 noon)
Release of Offer Letters
April 1, 2020 Onwards
Inauguration of PGDM Programs
June 20, 2020
Commencement of Induction
June 22, 2020
Program Commencement
July 16, 2020

Step by Step Application Process
K J Somaiya introduced 10 step application process as below:

Step-1: Go to Program Application page
On this page click on apply now to begin your login process for the relevant program you wish to apply

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 1

Step-2: Register
At the K J Somaiya admission application window ‘Applicant’s login’, you should login to register as new user by inserting your Name, Email ID and other required details.

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step

Step 4: Fill Personal Information
Login as existing user and fill in all your personal details, address, valid ID proof, preferred PI centres and also Upload your photograph. Then move to next page

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 3

Step 4: Fill Personal Information
Login as existing user and fill in all your personal details, address, valid ID proof, preferred PI centres and also Upload your photograph. Then move to next page

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 4

Step 5: Fill Guardian/Spouse Details
This page is exclusively created to fill in Guardian/Spouse details

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 5

Step 6: Enter Your Permanent & Correspondence Address
Next page on K J Somaiya application form requires you to fill up all your address details

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 6

Step 7: Enter Your Academic Details
You need to fill all your academic details from class 10 onwards on this page

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 7

Step 8: 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.

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 8

Step 9: 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 8

Step 10: How Did You Come to Know About K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management wants to know about the source that informed you about the institute. So fill in the required information on this page

Step 10: How Did You Come to Know About SIMSR K J Somaiya wants to know about the source that informed you about the institute. So fill in the required information on this page

Step 11: 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.  

Step 11: 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.

Step 12: Complete All Payment Details
This page requires you to complete all your billing details, instrument through which the payment has been made and other important details so that your fee payment of Rs.2850/- does not get lost in transit.

Step 12: Complete All Payment Details This page requires you to complete all your billing details, instrument through which the payment has been made and other important details so that your fee payment of Rs.2850/- does not get lost in transit.

With a legacy of 60 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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