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January 15, 2021
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai, the constituent B-school of Somaiya Vidyavihar University is open with its MBA 2021-23 admission process. With an intake of 600+ students, K J Somaiya offers nine full time 2 years MBA programs to provide career opportunities in Management. The admission criteria for all the MBA programs reflect common admission process with varying weightage awarded to different components
K J Somaiya Mumbai Admission 2021

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai is open with MBA 2021admissions. The institute no longer awards PGDM and has changed its courses to MBA degree programmes. The MBA degree by K J Somaiya Institute of Management is awarded under the aegis of Somaiya Vidyavihar University of which K J Somaiya Institute of Management is an integral institute.

The institute has autonomous status, granted by UGC and offers full time, part time and executive programmes in Business Management along with Masters in Computer Applications and Doctoral Programmes. 

K J Somaiya has added three more full time 2 years MBA programmes to its earlier six MBA programmes. Apart from MBA, MBA(IB), MBA (RM), MBA(FS), MBA (HCM), MBA(IMC), K J Somaiya has launched MBA (HR) and MBA (Sports Management). With effect from academic session beginning 2021, K J Somaiya Institute of Management is offering MBA – DSA (Data Science and Analytics)

Last date to apply online for admission to MBA 2021 is February 7, 2021. The application fee is Rs. 2850/-and can be paid online.

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K J Somaiya Institute of Management: Key Highlights

  • High Placements: Highest Salary in Placements 2020 was Rs. 28.50 LPA, and Average Salary was Rs.10.08 LPA. This is at par with top B-schools.
  • Top Recruiters at K J Somaiya Institute of Management: Google, HUL, GEP, HSBC, Amazon, Invesco, Crisil, Citi Bank, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, SAP, Deloitte, Accenture, Capgemini
  • Rankings & Global Accreditation: Ranked #22 in MBAUniverse.com B-school Ranking 2020 and #56 among Top  B-schools in India by MHRD NIRF Ranking 2020. It is member of AACSB.
  • International Linkage: K J Somaiya Institute of Management has academic collaboration with leading universities in USA, Europe, Asia for working together to promote academics, research, experiential learning
  • Illustrious Alumni:With an alumni base of over 10000 alumni spread across the globe, K J Somaiya Institute of Management constantly connects & collaborates with its alumni. Many of the alumni are the industry leaders and they share their knowledge & experience with students at the institute.

K J Somaiya Institute of Management believes in providing quality education to its students, steeped in Indian ethos and value system

Bouquet of MBA Programmes
The institute offers nine full time 2 years MBA programmes with an intake of 630 seats along with other important regular executive and doctoral management programmes.

  • MBA: 240 Seats
  • MBA (IB): 60 Seats
  • MBA (FS): 60 Seats
  • MBA (RM): 60 Seats
  • MBA (IMC): 60 Seats
  • MBA (HR): 60 Seats
  • MBA (HCM): 30 Seats
  • MBA (SM): 30 Seats
  • MBA (DSA): 30 Seats

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Admission 2021: Important Dates
The key dates to for admission 2021 followed by shortlisting and final merit list announcement are as under:

K J Somaiya Admission 2021 Activity
Date
Last date of submission of application form
7th February 2021 till 11.59 PM
Shortlisting of candidates for GD-PI
16th February 2021 (12. 00 noon)
Profile based shortlisting (For MBA-HCM and MBA-SM)
16th February 2021 (12.00 Noon)
Uploading of Document
17th February 2021 to 21st February 2021 till 12.00 Noon
Slot Preference for Case Based Group Discussion and City
17th February 2021 to 21st February 2021 till 12.00 noon
Slot preference for PI and City
17th February 2021 to 21st February 2021 till 12.00 noon
Case Based GD
26th, 27th and 28th February 2021
PI
4th March 2021 to 14th March 2021
Declaration of Result
25th March 2021 (12.00 noon)
Preference for Programme
25th March 2021 to 28th March 2021 till 12.00 Noon
Offer Letters
1st April 2021 onwards
Inauguration of programme (Tentative)
19th June 2021 (Saturday)
Induction Programme (Tentative)
20th June to 4th July 2021
Programme commencement (Tentative)
5th July 2021 (Monday)

K J Somaiya Program Fees 2021-23
The total programme fees which is payable by students for different MBA 2021-23 programs at K J Somaiya, Mumbai is given below.

MBA 2021-23 Programme
Programme Fee 2021-23 Batch
MBA 2021-23
Rs.16,29,279
MBA (International Business) 2021-23
Rs.16,29,279
MBA (Financial Services) 2021-23
Rs.16,29,279
MBA (Integrated Marketing Communication)2021-23
Rs.16,29,279
MBA (Retail Management) 2021-23
Rs.16,29,279
MBA (Health Care Management) 2021-23
Rs.16,29,279
MBA (Human Resources) 2021-23
Rs.16,29,279
MBA (Sports Management) 2021-23
Rs.16,29,279
MBA – DSA (Data Science and Analytics)  
Rs.16,29,279

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 Placements 2020
K J Somaiya has a consistent record of high placements. Placement 2020 reveals that from amongst the 165 companies, 39 organizations participated for the first time.

Highest salary in Placement 2020 increased to Rs.28.50 LPA from Rs. 27.50 LPA last year, and the average salary increased to Rs.10.08 LPA in 2020 from Rs.10.05LPA last year.Top Recruiters in K J Somaiya placements 2020 included Google, HUL, GEP, HSBC, Amazon, Invesco, Crisil, Citi Bank, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, SAP, Deloitte, Accenture, Capgemini among others.

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

Programme
Specializations offered
MBA
Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Operations, Data Science
MBA (IB)
International Business Modules in Marketing, Finance & Banking, Operations among others
MBA (Financial Services)
Finance, Investment Banking, Insurance, Analytics
MBA (Integrated Marketing Communication)
Marketing Communications, Media Planning, Programming
MBA (Retail Management) 
Operations, Strategic Management, E-Retailing, Sales Marketing
MBA (Health Care Management)
Business Development, Retail HCM, Health Insurance & Financing, Data Analytics
MBA (Human Resources)
Human Resources
MBA (Sports Management)
Marketing, Branding, Media Management, Sports Event Management, Sports Tourism Management, Business Management, Strategy & Leadership

Exam Score Accepted for Admission
K J Somaiya Admission Criteria 2021 describe the admission eligibility, admission process, weightage to entrance exam scores like CAT 2020, XAT 2021, CMAT 2021, NMAT 2020 weightage to academics and work experience, final selection process with the weightage to different components in final selection criteria. 

One Year MBA at K J Somaiya
K J Somaiya offers full time one year MBA (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.

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. The 4 part time MBA programmes offered are – MBA Marketing Management; MBA Financial Management; MBA  Human Resource Management and MBA Information Management. Each programme has an intake of 60 students.   

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

How to Apply for Admission at K J Somaiya, Mumbai
K J Somaiyahas introduced a single common online application formfor all the MBAprogrammes. The application fee is Rs.2850/- + transaction charges. Candidates seeking admission to various MBA programmes 2021 at K J Somaiyashould appear in CAT 2020/XAT 2021, CMAT 2021, GMAT (Score accepted from 1st Jan 2018 to 10th Feb 2021).

8 Step Application Process
K J Somaiya has introduced eight step application process for MBA admission as below:

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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

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 3

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 4

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 7

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 8

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.

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 7

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

K J Somaiya Mumbai Application Process Step 8

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/ NEFT/ RTGS/ other UPI.  

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.

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 SomaiyaAdmission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should be registered for CAT 2020/XAT 2021/CMAT 2021/NMAT 2020 or GMAT (taken from Jan 2018 to Feb 10, 2021) 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 MBA 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 2021.
  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, 2021.
  6. Work Experience is not mandatory

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K J Somaiya Admission Criteria
K J Somaiya Admission Criteria 2021 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 GD- 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 2020, XAT 2021, CMAT 2021, NMAT 2020 and GMAT taken before February 10, 2021.
  • 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 before appearing in GD-PI round
  • MBA HCM and MBA SM programme short listing will be done on profile based.
  • Shortlisted candidates for MBA HCM and MBA SM programme need to submit SOP.

2. Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • Final admission round at K J Somaiya will consist of Case based GD followed by in depth personal interview
  • The GD-PIprocess will be conducted online.
  • The shortlisted candidates can choose date, time as per their choice.
  • K J Somaiya selection criteria for MBA/ MBA IB/ MBA RM/ MBA FS/ MBA IMC/MBA HR 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; 15% Weight to GD and 10% Weight to Achievements like sports & other extracurricular activities.
  • K J Somaiya selection criteria for MBA HCM and MBA SM after final admission round award 25% weight to Entrance exam score; 10% weight to Academics; 5% Weight to Work Experience; 25% weight to Personal Interview; 10% Weight to GD and 10% Weight to Achievements like sports & other extracurricular activities, Additional Qualification HCM or Sports related is 5%, Statement Of Purpose 10%.
  • 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 10% 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 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, result and availability of seats

K J Somaiya Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2021-23

MBA/ MBA IB/  MBA RM/ MBA FS/ MBA IMC/ MBA HR
For the admission process adopted in 2021, following weights have been announced:

Admission Weight Component
Percentage of Weight
Important Points
Entrance Exam (CMAT/GMAT/CAT/XAT/NMAT)
 35%
GMAT after Feb 10, 2021 Not applicable
 Group Discussion
 15%
 GD may be case based
 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
   10%
International level sports, extracurricular activities, additional qualification acquired from certified bodies, achievements in areas other than work place
 Total
 100%
 

K J Somaiya Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2021-23

MBA HCM/ MBA SM
For the admission process adopted in 2021, following weights have been announced:

Admission Weight Component
Percentage of Weight
Important Points
 Entrance Exam (CMAT/GMAT/CAT/XAT)
 25%
GMAT after Feb 10, 2021 Not applicable
 Group Discussion
 10%
 GD may be case based
 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
   10%
International level sports, extracurricular activities, additional qualification acquired from certified bodies, achievements in areas other than work place
Additional Qualification related to HCM or Sports
5%
 
Statement of purpose
10%
 
 Total
 100%
 

K J SomaiyaAdmission: 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 2021 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 2020
80-85
XAT 2021
80-85
GMAT
550-600
CMAT 2021
85-90
NMAT 2020
85-90

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

  • Step 1: Register and apply for at least one of the entrance exams – CAT 2020; XAT 2021; NMAT 2020; CMAT 2021; GMAT (Taken till February 10, 2021)
  • 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/CMAT/NMAT/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 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. 

With a legacy of 60 years as part of SomaiyaVidyavihar  that was established in 1959,  K J SomaiyaInstitute of Management 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 

SomaiyaVidyavihar 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.

To secure admission in K J Somaiya Institute of Management, 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 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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