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Updated on January 16, 2024
K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai, AACSB Accredited and constituent B-school of Somaiya Vidyavihar University, offers unique full time 2 years MBA programs namely MBA (With Majors and Minors), MBA- Healthcare Management and MBA-Sports Management. K J Somaiya has a strong MBA Placement Record. Last date to apply for Admissions 2024 is January 18, 2024.
K J Somaiya Mumbai Admission 2024

K J Somaiya Institute of Management (K J SIM), Mumbai, a constituent B-school of Somaiya Vidyavihar University, the 19th B-school in India to earn the coveted AACSB Accreditation, offers full-time MBA programmes namely, MBA (With Majors and Minors), MBA- Healthcare Management and MBA-Sports Management. The application process for admission 2024 for both the MBA & MBA-HCM programmes is now open through a single application form. K J Somaiya also offers MBA- Sports Management, to provide career opportunities in Management. K J Somaiya Institute of Management is consistently ranked among the top B-schools in India.

The institute accepts CAT, XAT, GMAT, NMAT and CMAT score for MBA admission. Application process for K J Somaiya MBA Admission 2024 is open. Last date to apply for Admissions 2024 is January 18, 2024.

K J Somaiya MBA Admission 2024 – Latest Updates

  • K J Somaiya MBA Admissions 2024 are through CAT/XAT/GMAT/NMAT/CMAT Score
  • CAT 2023 Registrations are Closed; XAT, NMAT, are Open; CMAT Opening Soon
  • K J Somaiya MBA Admission 2024 is Currently Open for All Candidates 
  • K J Somaiya Cut-Offs depend on the pool of candidates who apply to K J Somaiya Institute of Management for the MBA programme; Considers Overall Cut off
  • K J Somaiya MBA Fees is yet to be announced.

K J Somaiya MBA Admission 2024: Process & Key Highlights

Programs Offered
MBA, MBA- Healthcare Management, MBA- Sports Management
Exams & Score Cut offs Tentative Range
CAT 2023 (83-85%ile), XAT 2024 (70-73%ile), NMAT 2023 (222-225 Score), CMAT 2024 (98-99%ile), GMAT (500-650 Score)
K J Somaiya MBA / MBA – Healthcare Management Fees
Rs.20,87,096
K J Somaiya MBA – Sports Management Fees
Rs.13,22,900
Placements 2023
Average Package of Top 100 offers: INR 16.59 LPA
Average Package of Top 200 offers: INR 14.86 LPA
Average Package of Top 300 offers: INR 14 LPA
NIRF Ranking 2023
Ranked # 45 among top 125 B-schools
International Accreditation
AACSB
Admission Application Status
Open. Last date: January 18, 2024 
Application Fees
For MBA / MBA-HCM - Rs.3000 + applicable charges
For MBA – SM – Rs.1000 + applicable charges

K J Somaiya has a consistent strong placement record. In placement 2023, K J Somaiya registered highest salary at Rs.25.96 LPA. K J Somaiya Institute of Management offers full-time, executive MBA programmes, Masters in Computer Applications and Doctoral Programmes. The application fee for MBA / MBA-HCM is Rs. 3000/-+ applicable transaction charges and for MBA-SM is Rs. 1000/-+ applicable charges. The MBA degree by K J Somaiya Institute of Management is awarded under the aegis of Somaiya Vidyavihar University.

Read this exclusive MBAUniverse.com article to know complete details on K J Somaiya Institute of Management Admission 2024, key USPs, Fees, Placement, selection process and a lot more.

Table of Contents
In this article, we shall cover:

  1. K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai: Key Highlights
  2. K J Somaiya Mumbai Programmes Offered & Specializations
  3. K J Somaiya Fees for MBA Programmes
  4. K J Somaiya Seats for MBA Programmes
  5. KJ Somaiya Placements 2023
  6. KJ Somaiya Mumbai Eligibility Criteria for MBA admission 2024
  7. K J Somaiya Application Process: How to Apply for K J Somaiya Mumbai Admission?
  8. K J Somaiya MBA Admission 2024 Dates
  9. K J Somaiya Mumbai Admission Criteria 2024: Exam Accepted, Step-by-Step Selection Process
  10. K J Somaiya Cutoffs & Final Selection Weightage
  11. Other MBA Programmes offered by K J Somaiya Institute of Management

1. K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai: Key Highlights

1.1 Highly Ranked: K J Somaiya Institute of Management is ranked #45 in the GoI MHRD NIRF Ranking 2023 among top 125 management institutes in India and has jumped from ranking position of 71 in 2022. K J Somaiya is ranked # 5 by Education world and is ranked # 25 in Business Today B-School Rankings 2023.

1.2 Global Accreditation & Approvals: K J Somaiya Institute of Management has earned the top International Accreditation. K J Somaiya is accredited by the prestigious AACSB International. K J Somaiya MBA programmes are approved by UGC.

1.3 Quality Education with Values: K J Somaiya believes in providing quality education to its students, steeped in Indian ethos and value system-

  • Student Progression Plan - Students will experience metamorphosis as they begin their personal growth journey with self-reflection, sail through several competency mappings and learnings thus, discovering their true potential.
  • Ken and Economist is an initiative undertaken for having discussion upon important topics under the guidance of an allotted mentor.
  • Through various initiatives the students will be facilitated to become day 1 ready graduates
  • Bloomberg lab helps in providing real time data, market moving news and analytics.
  • Financial aid facility- In order to make quality education accessible and affordable to all, Somaiya Vidyavihar University offers Financial Aid to those in need.

2. K J Somaiya Mumbai Programmes Offered & Specializations
K J Somaiya Mumbai offers a bouquet of 2-year full-time MBA Programmes with a wide range of specializations as shared below:

MBA Programmes

Specializations offered

MBA (With Major and Minor)

Major

Minor

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Human Resource
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Data Science
  • Financial Services
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics
  • People Development
  • Strategy and Consulting
  • Operations Management

The Institute offers a bouquet of Minors to compliment the Major area of study. These Minors are offered to the students based on continuous industry and technology advancements. The Minors list is indicative in nature and they work as a complimentary to the Majors.

MBA - Healthcare Management

  • Fundamentals of Health Economics
  • Health Insurance and Financing
  • Digital Marketing in Healthcare
  • Advanced Analytics in Healthcare Using R and Python
  • New Product and Business Development in Healthcare

MBA – Sports Management

  • Sports Development and Governance
  • Sports Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Public Relations and Sports Journalism
  • Sports Analytics Management
  • Sports Events and Facilities Management

2.1 Highlights of K J Somaiya MBA Specializations

  1. Data Science: With data being recognized as the new oil for organization, the specialization in Data Science aims at equipping the students with the courses that will help them make sense of the data and apply various communications, statistics, human behavioural, and cognitive models along with information technology and analytical tools in functional areas or domain of their liking. The insights gained will help take current or progressive decisions.
  2. Finance:  Finance is one of the most important areas of any economy and business. For the smooth functioning of the economy and business finance experts are required for policymaking, making decisions, and managing operations of finance. Finance specialization is offered by K J Somaiya Institute of Management keeping in mind the objectives of making the students ready to lead the finance functions of an economy or business both domestic and international.
  3. Human Resources: A major in HR will equip the students to deal with the Human Resource of the organization in terms of HR functions from Recruitment & Selection; Training & Development; Compensation, Rewards & Incentives; Performance Management, Career Paths to Exit etc. The student will learn to create tools for the HR function, design organizational policies, and robust HR processes while auditing the HR function. 
  4. Marketing: The marketing department at K J Somaiya Institute of Management endeavours to capture and disseminate the traditional and contemporary challenges facing the marketing function lucidly through its bouquet of subjects in the marketing area and use of pedagogy involving case studies, live projects, experiential learning opportunities, technology-based tools, interaction with industry stalwarts, field visits, preparing students for competitions and so on.  These inputs will prepare the student of marketing for a full-fledged career in marketing from day 1 in the corporate world.
  5. Operations Management:  The objective is to develop an in-depth understanding of operations systems, their components, contributions, and interactions with other functional areas. It also equips students with the analytical tools necessary to address issues and take proper decisions in the dynamic global business scenario. The specialization helps in building an effective Techno-Business Manager and leader.

Minors (Indicative List)
The institute offers a bouquet of Minors to compliment the Major area of study. These Minors are offered to the students based on continuous industry and technology advancements. The list mentioned below is indicative in nature and the scope to increase or decrease the minors will be based on market needs. The 6 Minors offered are as follows:

  • Marketing
  • Data Science
  • Financial Services
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics
  • People Development
  • Strategy and Consulting
  • Operations Management

2.1.2 MBA Healthcare Management
K J Somaiya Institute of Management offers an MBA in Healthcare Management, meeting the growing demand for skilled professionals in the healthcare sector. The program, in collaboration with K J Somaiya Hospital and Research Centre, combines technology, management, and hands-on experience. It's a two-year program with a unique pedagogy based on Harvard Business Case Studies, simulations, design thinking, experiential learning at healthcare facilities, and internships in healthcare organizations.

2.1.3 MBA Sports Management
K J Somaiya Institute of Management and Somaiya Sports Academy jointly offer the MBA Sports Management program in Mumbai. Our campus, equipped with world-class sports facilities managed by SSA, provides a unique experiential learning environment. Our pedagogical motto- "Learn Act Strike," integrates classroom lectures, case studies, and project work with hands-on experience through internships, volunteering, and live projects. This comprehensive approach equips students for successful placements in the sports industry.

3. K J Somaiya Fees for MBA Programmes
K J Somaiya MBA Fees is decided at the time of making final admission offers. However, the present programme-wise K J Somaiya Fees is shared below for your ready reference.

MBA Programme K J Somaiya MBA Fees
MBA (With Major and Minor) Rs.20,87,096
MBA - Healthcare Management Rs.20,87,096
MBA – Sports Management Rs.13,22,900

4. K J Somaiya Seats for MBA Programmes
K J Somaiya’s intake for all three MBA programmes is 670 seats plus supernumerary seats.  Programme wise K J Somaiya seats are as below

MBA Programme K J Somaiya Seats
MBA (With Major and Minor) 600 + Supernumerary Seats
MBA - Healthcare Management 30 + Supernumerary Seats
MBA – Sports Management 40 + Supernumerary Seats

5. K J Somaiya Placements 2023
K J Somaiya has a consistent record of good placements. Industry leaders and top-notch brands of various industries and sectors have visited K J Somaiya for placement 2023. Key Placement highlights are:

5.1 K J Somaiya Institute of Management Placement 2023: Key Highlights 

Final Job Placements (BATCH 2021-2023)

  • Highest salary: INR 25.96 LPA
  • Average Package of Top 100 offers: INR 16.59 LPA
  • Average Package of Top 200 offers: INR 14.86 LPA
  • Average Package of Top 300 offers: INR 14 LPA
  • 117 companies: Total Recruiters for Final Placements.

Summer Internships (BATCH 2022-2024)

  • Highest stipend: Rs 1,08,000/-Per Month
  • Average Stipend for top 100 offers: Rs. 56,216/- per month
  • Average Stipend for top 200 offers: Rs. 49,758/- per month
  • Average Stipend for top 300 offers: Rs. 43,225/- per month
  • 113 companies: Total Recruiters for Summer Internships

6. K J Somaiya Mumbai Eligibility Criteria for MBA admission 2024

  • K J Somaiya Mumbai 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
  • Applicants should apply and appear in at least one of the acceptable MBA entrance exams – CAT 2023/XAT 2024/ GMAT (Taken between 1st Jan 2021 to Jan 18, 2024) / NMAT (Only 1st attempt will be considered/ CMAT.
  • 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. 
  • 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 2024.
  • 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 August 31, 2024.
  • Work Experience is not mandatory.

7. K J Somaiya Application Process: How to Apply for K J Somaiya Admission 2024
K J Somaiya has introduced a single common online application form for the MBA & MBA-HCM programmes. The application fee is Rs.3000/- + transaction charges.

For, MBA-SM separate form must be filled and the application fee for MBA-SM is 1000/- + transaction charges. You can apply for one or more than one MBA programmes.

The step-by-step process to apply online for K J Somaiya admission 2024 is as below:

 

kj somaiya

  • Step 1: Admission Overview: Visit the Admission overview page and click on Apply now
  • Step 2: 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 a new user by inserting your Name, Email ID, and other required details.
  • Step 3: Personal Information: Login as an existing user and fill in all your personal details, address, valid ID proof, preferred PI centres and your interests along with other particulars. Complete the details and move to the next page
  • Step 4: Upload Photograph: This page is exclusively created to upload your photograph of a maximum of 40 KB size.
  • Step 5: Enter Academic Details: Next page on K J Somaiya application form requires you to fill up all your academic details from class 10 onwards.
  • Step 6: Achievements: If you are an achiever in any field, you should click on ‘Yes’ and enter the details of achievements on this page
  • Step 7: 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.
  • Step 8: Programme & Exam score Information: This page requires you to fill in the programmes you are applying for, registration Ids of the CAT/XAT/GMAT/NMAT/CMAT exam you plan to appear in, and after the declaration of the result, to fill up the score column.
  • Step 9: Make Payment of Application Fee: K J Somaiya asks you to make payment of the application fee after you have completed your application form. This is the final step to fill the application form. You can make payment of application fees through a Online mode.  

8. K J Somaiya MBA Admission 2024 Dates
The likely important dates for K J Somaiya MBA application and admission 2024 are as below

IMPORTANT DATES
Description
Date
Last date of submission of application form
18th January 2024 till 11.59 PM
Shortlisting of candidates for CA-PI
5th February 2024 (04.00 pm)
Profile based shortlisting (For MBA-HCM and MBA-SM)
5th February 2024(04.00 pm)
Uploading of Document (online)
5th February 2024 to 12th February 2024 till 11:59 pm
Slot Selection for Group Discussion and Personal Interview
5th February 2024 to 12th February 2024 till 11:59 pm
Uploading of Candidate Profile
5th February 2024 to 12th February 2024 till 11:59 pm
Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)
23rd February 2024 to 10th March 2024
Offer Letters
1st April 2024 onwards
Inauguration of programme (Tentative)
19th June 2024 (Wednesday)
Commencement of Induction Programme
20th June to 28th June 2024
Programme Commencement
1st July 2024 (Monday)
Note:- This schedule is indicative in nature for all stakeholders (including aspirants) to plan their activities. The institute reserves the right to change or modify the schedule.

Source: K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai

9. K J Somaiya Mumbai Admission Criteria 2024: Step-by-Step Process
K  J Somaiya Mumbai Admission Criteria 2024 is a two-step process involving the Shortlisting criteria based on entrance exam score and the Final admission selection Criteria with varying weightage to different components. Step by Step K J Somaiya Institute of Management Admission Process 2024 is detailed below:

  • Step-1: K J Somaiya Mumbai MBA Admission Shortlisting Criteria 2024
  • Step-2: K J Somaiya Mumbai MBA Admission Final Selection Criteria 2024

Check below in detail each step of K J Somaiya Mumbai admission criteria and selection process

9.1 Step-1: K J Somaiya Mumbai Shortlisting Criteria
K J Somaiya will shortlist the candidates after the 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 2023, XAT 2024, GMAT, NMAT , and CMAT 2024.

For NMAT, the scores of only the first attempt of the students will be considered.
For GMAT, scores from 1st January 2021 to 18th January 2024 will be considered valid.

  • 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 for MBA-HCM & MBA-SM before appearing in the GD-PI round

9.2 Step-2: K J Somaiya Mumbai MBA Admission Final Selection Criteria 2024

  • Final admission round at K J Somaiya will consist of GD-PI
  • K J Somaiya selection criteria after the final admission round award weightage to Entrance exam score; weight for Academics; Weight for Work Experience; Weight for Group Discussion and Personal Interview; Weight to other Achievements like sports & other extracurricular activities.
  • Candidates will be offered the programme based on their result, preference, and the availability of seats.

9.3 K J Somaiya Profile Based Admission
K J Somaiya offers profile based admission for its MBA in Healthcare Management and MBA in Sports Management.

  • For the profile-based admission process, the aspirant needs to appear for any one of the qualifying entrance exams (i.e. either of CAT 2023/ XAT 2024/GMAT/ NMAT/CMAT) For MBA-Sports Management qualifying scores of CAT 2023/ XAT 2024/GMAT/ NMAT/CMAT /ATMA/MAT/PERA CET/CUET will also be accepted
  • The aspirants will then be shortlisted basis their profiles and entrance scores for the GD-PI process
  • The result declaration will be based on the evaluation of profile and performance in GD-PI as well as the statement of purpose written by the aspirant. The aspirants will then be offered the choice of programme based on their result, preference, and availability of seats for MBA-HCM & MBA-SM only.

Important Notes

  • Candidates applying through NMAT & GMAT are required to select K J Somaiya Institute of Management as one of the institutes for sending their scores in NMAT & GMAT application forms/ portals respectively.
  • GMAT scores valid from 1st January 2021 onwards to 18th January 2024, the aspirant must input the score at the time of filling the form or by the last date of form submission.
  • For NMAT, the scores of only the first attempt of the students will be considered.

10. K J Somaiya Mumbai Cut Off and Final Merit List
K J Somaiya Mumbai Cutoffs depend upon the quality & number of applications received and varies from year to year for different courses. K J Somaiya Mumbai Cutoff 2024 is decided 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 for K J Somaiya Mumbai MBA Admission 2024 may remain as under:

Entrance Exam Expected cut off
CAT 2023 83-85 Percentile
XAT 2024 70-73 Percentile
GMAT 500-650 Score
CMAT 2024 98-99 Percentile
NMAT 2023 222-225 Score

10.1 K J Somaiya Mumbai Admission 2024: Final Merit List weights
For the admission process, the following weights are expected to be awarded to different components in generating the final merit list for admission 2024.

For MBA (Major & Minor Specializations)

Weight Component
Percentage of Weight
 Entrance Exam (CMAT/GMAT/CAT/XAT/NMAT)
 25%
 Group Discussion
 15%
 Personal Interview
 25%
 Work Experience
 10%
 Academic Profile
 15%
 Written Ability Test (WAT)
 10%
 Total
 100%

For MBA Health Care Management 

Weight Component
Percentage of Weight
 Entrance Exam (CMAT/GMAT/CAT/XAT/NMAT)
 25%
 Group Discussion
 10%
 Personal Interview
 20%
Additional Qualifications (HCM or Sports Related)
 5%
 Statement of Purpose
 10%
 Work Experience
 10%
 Academic Profile
 15%
Written Ability Test (WAT)
  5%
 Total
 100%

MBA – Sports Management

Weight Component
Percentage of Weight
Entrance Exam (CAT/XAT/GMAT/NMAT/CMAT/ATMA/MAT/PERA-CET/CUET)
 30%
 Personal Interview (Competency Based)
 40%
Statement of Purpose (SOP)
15%
Played Sports
15%

11. Other MBA Programmes at K J Somaiya Mumbai

15 Months fulltime MBA Executive at K J Somaiya: K J Somaiya offers a 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. 

Apart from this, K J Somaiya offers a Doctoral programme in Management leading to the award of Ph.D. 

With a legacy of 60 years as part of Somaiya Vidyavihar, which was established in 1959, K J Somaiya Institute 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

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 55-acre complex in Vidyavaihar, in the hearth of Mumbai.

K J Somaiya prefers candidates with demonstrated potential to analyse and solve problems and those who demonstrate a 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 Management Institutes and top private sector B-Schools in India.

We hope you found this article on K J Somaiya Institute of Management Admission 2024 helpful while looking for admission and deciding on one of the best B-schools which has an affordable fee and strong placements. Application is open, 

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