1981-2021 and Beyond

From 1981-2021 – K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research was started in a modest manner by Padmabhushan Shri K J Somaiya and inaugurated at the hands of Dr Manmohan Singh, Honorable Ex Prime Minster of India. The Institute is now poised to realize its vision ‘to build a world class research and teaching Institution that is global in the reach of its ideas and universal in its service’ in the coming decades.

The previous decades witnessed the broadening of the Institute horizons with the launch of Doctoral programme in Management, Executive MBA, Core MBA, Super Specialization Management Programmes in International Business, Retail Management, Financial Services, Integrated Marketing Communications, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, Sports Management and Data Science & Analytics, Part-Time Management Programmes, Masters in Computer Applications. In 2019, the Institute became a constituent unit of the Somaiya Vidyavihar University and all its PGDM programmes were rechristened to MBA, and renaming of the Institute to K J Somaiya Institute of Management under a rebranding exercise.

The Institute has established itself as one of the Top-25 Business Schools and Top-10 Private B-Schools in India over its 40-year journey. The Institute’s success over the years is due to the continuous commitment, support and encouragement from the Management, Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni.

With a mission to foster a spirit of inquiry, enable livelihoods, encourage innovations and create good citizenships, the Institute provides a platform to learn, share and disseminate innovative management practices. The Institute is committed to be socially responsible and continuously upgrades, evolves and works together in merging technology with tradition to create globally transferable skill sets to shape the future global leaders.

The Institute is poised to take on the challenges and opportunities being provided by a new world redefined by technology and black swan events like the global COVID pandemic, integration of rural and urban markets and the gig economy. With its focus on research, the Institute will provide new management knowledge and paradigms in the years to come, and act as an important agent of change management providing intellectual capital for Industry 4.0 and beyond.