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When was K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR) established?

The K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research was established in the year 1981 as a part of Somaiya Vidyavihar with the objective of providing state of the art education in management and allied areas.

What is K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research popularly referred to as?

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research is popularly referred to as SIMSR by its students, faculty, alumni and staff.

Why study at SIMSR?

The Somaiya Vidyavihar is nestled in a 60-acre campus and is the most grandeur private educational complex in Mumbai and continuously rated high by various agencies and corporate sector.

KJ SIMSR is awarded as the ‘Super League 2 B-School’ by Business Standard in 2015, 2016, 2017. Ranked 22nd in Times B-School Survey 2017 and 10th Private B-School by Education World 2017, it is also a member of AACSB and actively participating towards getting its accreditation from AACSB. It has received ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 29990:2010 certification by Bureau Veritas.

The PGDM, PGDM-IB, and PGDM-RM programmes have been granted equivalence to Master’s Degree by AIU (Association of Indian Universities). These programmes have also been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA).  The Institute is in the process of applying for AIU accreditation for its PGDM FS, PGDM Comm. and Executive programmes. Also, it is the first private institute to have been granted an autonomous status for its MMS program.

Being situated in the financial capital of India i.e. Mumbai, provide huge opportunity and exposure to students for the growth of their carrier.

Recently management has set up Bloomberg Finance Lab with multiple Bloomberg terminals, offering students extremely focused and high end knowledge programs with a high degree of practical learning and on-the-job applicability.

Most of the faculty members have rich corporate exposure while most of them are either Ph.D. holders or are pursuing one thus helping in shaping your knowledge.

Pedagogy: The pedagogy comprises case studies, projects, assignments, presentations, guest lectures, role plays, field visits, field projects, and interactive classroom lectures. Students are expected to spend considerable time in self-study and come prepared for the classes.

Student-Driven Committees: SIMSR is a student-driven college wherein students work in tandem with faculty members and staff to carry out various functions which cater to aspirants, current students, and prestigious alumni. All committees give you an opportunity to take up leadership roles which further help in networking as well as building your interpersonal skills which help you grow as a person. 


Students get an opportunity to learn Spanish and Mandarin languages used frequently in the corporate world.

How is SIMSR rated by various agencies?

  • A+++ by Chronicle in 2017
  • Ranked 15th by Careers 360 in 2017
  • Ranked 6th by Competition success review in 2017 -18
  • Ranked 10th by Educationworld.in in 2017-18
  • Ranked 25th by business Today and 22nd by Times b-school in 2017-18
  • Ranked 24th by MBAUNIVERSE.com in 2017-18
  • Ranked 28th by The Week and 30th by Outlook Survey in 2017-18.
  • Ranked 19th among the top Executive MBA Institute in India by shiksha.com
  • Ranked 17th amongst all business schools in India by Business World
  • Rated AAA institute by MBA by Choice
  • Ranked 18th in terms of ROI by The Hindu Business Line.
  • Ranked 27th in the Business School Rankings of 2016 by MBA Club

What are the Infrastructure facilities at the Institute?

Infrastructure facilities are as follows:

  • Institute is spread across two spacious, well-furnished buildings covering an area of 150,000 sq. feet. It consist ofAC Classrooms, Multiple Seminar Halls, Conference Rooms, Student Discussion Rooms, Wi-Fi enabled Campus
  • Institute provide separate hostels for girls and boys, namely, MAITREYI and SANDIPANI respectively. Hostel is well equipped with facilities like internet, Laundromat, student mess, activity room and well equipped gym.
  • In terms of medical facilities, highly trained and experienced doctors are available on campus. There is a well-equipped medical room in a hostel and regular medical checkups of student are to done to assure they are mentally and physically fit.
  • Somaiya Sports Academy is an integral part of the Somaiya Vidyavihar trust and has the international standard infrastructure for sports like Athletics (all disciplines), Lawn Tennis, Basketball, Badminton, Squash, Football, Volleyball, Roller Skating, Cricket, and a fully equipped gymnasium. Students of the campus have access to all the facilities, and also have exposure to coaching in various sports. We cater to individuals who aspire to compete at a high level and provide world-class coaching for the same with internationally certified coaches in all sports. 
  • The computer centre is one of the best equipped IT centres geared to aid the learning process. Software package like SPSS, SAP-ERP, Rational Rose, AMOS ( for structural equation modelling), and simulation games help in conducting data analysis for business and marketing research activities, analysis of case studies, preparation of summer training projects and concurrent projects.

  • The fully computerized library has more than 91000 books as on September 2017, CD’s and video films.

  • Housed in an area of 7,000 sq. feet, the library offers access to online data bases like EBSCO, PROQUEST, Euromonitor, Warc, CMIE PROWESS, ACE-Equity, NPTEL, CapLine, IEEE, J-Gate, Sage Research Methods, NAV India Software, EMIS World. The Institute subscribes to 150 Indian and international periodicals.

  • Institute also subscribes to Harvard Business School publications. SIMSR uses cases, readings, lessons and articles from HBSP.

What are the salient features that identify SIMSR?

  • The Institute facilitates various sports and socio-cultural events that are planned, organised and executed by the students and provides great learning experience
  • The Social Cell "Enactus", Entrepreneurship cell "E-Cell", Innovation and entrepreneurship cell – PathFinder, immersion into NGO's management provide opportunities to develop managerial skills of students. Other than these there are various student driven committees like Placement Committee, Public Relations, Admissions Committee, Alumni Committee, Interface, Women's Development Cell, Humanist, Acumen, Force, Quantinum, Finstreet, The Gita Club, Students Activity Forum, Consultancy, Guest Lecture, Cii Yi, SIMSR Talkies, Sports Committee.
  • Students are motivated to undertake inter-disciplinary projects and research
  • Industry-academia interaction, guest sessions and industrial visits help them get real time information about the corporate world
  • The Institute offers a bouquet of electives to choose from
  • Students are encouraged to take part in Experiential Learning Initiatives
  • Foreign languages French and Spanish are offered in the curriculum.
  • Students are encouraged to take part in Experiential Learning Initiatives-ANKUR
  • Foreign languages French, Mandarin and Spanish are offered in the curriculum.
  • Recently management has set up Bloomberg Finance Lab with multiple Bloomberg terminals, offering students extremely focused and high end knowledge programs with a high degree of practical learning and on-the-job applicability.

Are there any campus restrictions?

Yes. Based on the values of the Somaiya Trust, the campus is totally vegetarian/non-smoking/non- alcoholic.

  • Keeping in view the food and personal habits, the NRI/PIO/FN students can stay outside the campus. If required, the Institute can assist these students to get appropriate paying guest accommodation. However, all students are encouraged to stay on campus to take full advantage of facilities offered on campus and to facilitate group learning and project work.

What is the Student-Faculty ratio at the Institute?

SIMSR maintains a healthy Faculty-Student ratio of 1:13; the Institute has 77 core faculty members, 52 of them with Ph.Ds. 28 at various stages of completing Ph.D. More than half of the faculty have rich industry experience.

What are the various programmes offered by the Institute?

SIMSR conducts several Management and Technical Programmes:

  • Ph.D. (Affiliated to University of Mumbai and SNDT Women’s University)

MANAGEMENT FULL TIME PROGRAMME:

  • 15 Months : PGDM – EXECUTIVE
  • 2 Years : PGDM, PGDM-IB, PGDM-RM, PGDM-FS, PGDM-Comm, PGDM-HCM
  • MMS (Autonomous : Affiliated to University of Mumbai)

MANAGEMENT PART TIME PROGRAMME:

  • 3 Years: MMM, MFM, MHRDM, MIM (Autonomous : Affiliated to University of Mumbai)

TECHNICAL FULL TIME PROGRAMME:

  • 3 Years: MCA (Autonomous :Affiliated to University of Mumbai) [All the programmes are approved by AICTE]

What is the medium of instruction of the courses?

  • For all courses the medium of instruction is English.
  • For those students requiring help in English language the Institute conducts booster (extra) classes in English language.

Do students need to clear any medical test?

Yes, after admission, all the students have to undergo medical test - however it is not part of selection process.

Is laptop compulsory and included as the part of fee?

Students are recommended to have their own laptop. It is not provided by SIMSR.

Are there any scholarships provided to the students?

There are limited scholarships available for economically backward students.

Is there a Bank Loan assistance provided to the selected candidates?

SIMSR do not provide any kind of bank loan assistance but it does provide all necessary documentation required by the Bank for processing of educational loan.

Program FAQs


PGDM:

What is the number of seats in PGDM?

PGDM Programme has 120 approved seats plus 18 supernumerary quotas for FN/PIO/ CIGW. The seats for NRI students are included within the quota of 120 seats. The programme is recognized by AICTE

What are the specializations offered?

PGDM has specialization in the following areas.

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Human Resources

Is it a residential course?

It is a compulsory residential program. The students from outstation are given first priority during hostel allocation.

When does a student choose the specialization field?

In the first year the courses offered to students are common irrespective of the specialization the student wants to take. In the second year the student chooses the specialization field of his or her choice and interest only in case of PGDM programme.

Is the placement assistance provided?

Yes, placement assistance is provided to the students. A full-fledged External Relations Department helps in the placement of the students. Also, there exists a Placement Committee of students for driving the placement process. SIMSR’s placement record has been excellent since its inception and student find placements in top organizations.

Does the Programme have an Internship?

Yes. At the end of First year students will have to undergo live internship project also called as summer project for 2 months. The External Relation Department facilitates the process. The credit is awarded to all the students who successfully complete the internship.

PGDM IB:

What is the PGDM IB Programme?

The Post GraduateDiploma in Management (International Business) is a general management course with particular emphasis on International Business which endeavours to make the students competent and versatile in specialized areas like Multinational Management, International Commodity Markets, Export-Import Policies, Intellectual Property Rights, Business in Emerging Markets, Country & Sectorial Strategies along with a compulsory Foreign Language.

The focus is on creating a global mind-set and developing functional competencies necessary for operating in the changing International environment to develop cross-cultural sensitivity and foreign language capability.

How are PGDM-IB and PGDM different in terms of curriculum?

Two years full-time PGDM programme approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA has the objective of developing versatile Post Graduates in Management for higher managerial responsibilities in various industrial and commercial sectors. Students acquire competence in all the functional areas of Management and gain in depth domain knowledge in their chosen area of specialization. The two year full-time residential PGDM-IB programme approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA has the objective of developing versatile Post Graduates in Management with a global mind-set for senior responsibilities in organizations and industrial/business houses and in companies with substantial international operations. In addition to developing competence in the various functional areas of Management they gain in depth expertise and domain knowledge in the various facets of International Business.

What is the Admission Procedure for PGDM IB?

The admission procedure is common for all the courses at SIMSR. So a student has to fill only one form.

What are the specialised courses in PGDM IB?

The courses in PGDM IB course are concerned with the creation of the international business perspective and mindset. The emphasis is basically on exposing students to international business. The curriculum includes courses as Global Perspectives in Management, International Logistics and Supply Chain Management, International Market Research, International Business Strategy Models, International Finance (including FEMA), International Marketing, International Relations & Diplomacy, International Trade Finance, Multinational Management, International Commodity Markets, Export-Import Policies, Intellectual Property Rights, Business in Emerging Markets, Country & Sectoral Strategies along with a compulsory Foreign Language. The courses chosen for this program are a sophisticated blend of foundation core courses, critical courses in functional areas and advanced level courses within the field of International Business. Each trimester consists of 7-8 full credit courses each with a mix of core and specialization courses.

What are the specializations offered in PGDM IB?

There are no specializations offered in PGDM IB as it is a specialized course.

PGDM FS:

How is PGDM – FS different from PGDM (Finance specialization)?

PGDM (Finance) and PGDM (Financial Services) both have a base of Financial Accounting and Financial Management but PGDM (Finance) is a generic finance course with focus on Corporate Finance, while PGDM (Financial Services) is a super specialization with focus on Financial Markets and Financial Services.

What are the subjects distinct to the PGDM FS programme?

Financial Management, Indian Economy, Corporate Finance, Commercial Banking, Portfolio and Investment Management, Services in Financial Markets, Business and Data Analytics, Financial Modeling, Insurance Management, Marketing of Financial Services, International Finance, Wealth Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, Financial Inclusion and Behavioral Finance.

PGDM COMM:

What do you mean by PGDM-Communication Programme?

PGDM-Communication concepts are used by marketers and communicators to create impactful communication. It is based on the premise that to communicate effectively to a particular target audience a set of communications tools and techniques can be used-eg: TV, Magazines, Radio, Outdoor, and posters for a brand of toilet soap. The overall impact is more than the sum of the parts, therefore creating synergy in communication. Integrated Marketing Communications is used to create clarity, consistency and impact for communication.

What are the notable subjects in the PGDM COMM?

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication, Services Marketing, Media and Media Analytics are some of the major subjects available in this course. Apart from these, a wide range of electives are available.

What are the specialization subjects available for PGDM COMM?

Celebrity and Sports Marketing, Event Management, Strategic Brand Management, Media Planning, Buying and Programming are some of the specialization subjects available in this course.

What are the main electives offered in the PGDM COMM?

The main electives offered in the course are Mergers and Acquisitions, E-Business, Business in Emerging Markets, Financial Institutions and Markets, Advanced Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Competitive Decision Making and Negotiation Skills, Creativity and Innovation, Leadership Laboratory and Business Process Engineering and Benchmarking.

PGDM RM:

How is PGDM – RM different from PGDM (Marketing specialization)?

Retail Management course is a front end specialization in marketing. The subjects taught are far more specialized than in the general marketing course. e.g. Sourcing and Merchandizing, Shopper Experience Management, Visual Merchandizing, Property Management and Franchising, Category Management, Retail Finance, Retail Analytics, B2B Retailing, E-Retailing, Mall Management, Store Operations and Rural Retailing. These are specialized subjects and meant to impart skills in the area of retailing business.

What are the subjects unique to the PGDM RM programme?

Legal and ethical aspects of Retail Business, Retail Management and Strategy, Retail Finance and Analytics, Strategic Management are some of the major subjects of the course. Apart from these, there are a wide range of electives available as well.

What are the specialization subjects available in PGDM RM?

B2B and Industrial Retailing, Visual Merchandising, Sourcing and Merchandising Management, Customer Relationship Management are some of the specialization subjects available for this course.

International Student :
FN / PIOs / NRIs / CIWGC:

Can the applicants under Foreign Nationals / PIOs / Children of Indians Working Professionals in Gulf apply for any of the SIX (PGDM, PGDM-IB, PGDM-RM, PGDM-FS, PGDM-Comm.,PGDM-HCM) programmes?

Yes. The Institute can admit students for PGDM Programme under supernumerary quota of 15%. Thus, there are 18 seats over and above 120 seats of PGDM programme. These applicants can apply through GMAT Scores of three years validity till 31st December 2018.These applicants will have to fill up a separate form. The applicants – if short listed- will have to appear for Written Case Analysis and In-depth Personal Interview. The admission to the programme under this category will be offered according to the merit position generated separately for applicants under these categories. The fee for these candidates is higher than the normal programme fee. For the applicants under Children of Working Professionals in Gulf Countries, the programme fees will be same as the domestic applicant.

What if the applicants under Foreign Nationals / PIOs categories want to apply for the other programmes?

The applicants under Foreign Nationals / PIOs categories are welcome to apply for PGDM-IB, PGDM-RM, PGDM-FS , PGDM-Comm and PGDM-Executive. There are no additional seats allocated to them for these Programmes. They would be competing within the normal intake of 60. The fees for such selected candidates will be same as programme fee

What if the applicants under Foreign Nationals / PIOs categories want to apply for the other programmes?

The applicants under Foreign Nationals / PIOs categories are welcome to apply for PGDM-IB, PGDM-RM, PGDM-FS , PGDM-Comm , PGDM-HCM and PGDM-Executive. There are no additional seats allocated to them for these Programmes. They would be competing within the normal intake of 60. The fees for such selected candidates will be same as programme fee

Are there any placements facilities available for NRI/PIO/FN student?

Yes. The Placement Cell will make all efforts for getting the NRI/PIO/FN Students placed.

Are there any holidays/vacation for NRI/PIO/FN’s?

The holidays and vacation will be based on the Institute’s calendar of holidays.

Can the NRI/PIO/FN student do the summer projects outside the country?

Yes. The Summer Project title and synopsis has to be approved by the allocated faculty guide and then the NRI/PIO/FN student can do the project anywhere outside India.

What is the fee structure for NRI/PIO/FN/CIWGC category candidates ?

The annual fee for CIWGC category amounts to INR 6,57,500 inclusive of a refundable caution deposit of INR 10,000 but the annual fee for NRI/PIO/FN category amounts to INR 18,34,500 inclusive of a refundable caution deposit of INR 10,000

Programme FAQs


National Student :
PGDM:

What is the number of seats in PGDM?

PGDM Programme has 120 approved seats plus 18 supernumerary quotas for FN/PIO/ CIWGC. The seats for NRI students are included within the quota of 120 seats. The programme is recognized by AICTE

What are the specializations offered?

PGDM has specialization in the following areas.

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Human Resources

Is it a residential course?

It is a compulsory residential programme.

When does a student choose the specialization field?

In the first year the courses offered to students are common irrespective of the specialization the student wants to take. In the second year the student chooses the specialization field of his or her choice and interest only in case of PGDM programme.

Is the placement assistance provided?

Yes, placement assistance is provided to the students. A full-fledged External Relations Department helps in the placement of the students. Also, there exists a Placement Committee of students for driving the placement process. SIMSR’s placement record has been excellent since its inception and student find placements in top organizations.

Does the Programme have an Internship?

Yes. At the end of First year students will have to undergo live internship project also called as summer project for 2 months. The External Relation Department facilitates the process. The credit is awarded to all the students who successfully complete the internship.

PGDM IB:

What is the PGDM IB Programme?

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (International Business) is a general management course with particular emphasis on International Business which endeavours to make the students competent and versatile in specialized areas like Multinational Management, International Commodity Markets, Export-Import Policies, Intellectual Property Rights, Business in Emerging Markets, Country & Sectorial Strategies along with a compulsory Foreign Language.

The focus is on creating a global mind-set and developing functional competencies necessary for operating in the changing International environment to develop cross-cultural sensitivity and foreign language capability.

How are PGDM-IB and PGDM different in terms of curriculum?

Two years full-time PGDM programme approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA has the objective of developing versatile Post Graduates in Management for higher managerial responsibilities in various industrial and commercial sectors. Students acquire competence in all the functional areas of Management and gain in depth domain knowledge in their chosen area of specialization. The two year full-time residential PGDM-IB programme approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA has the objective of developing versatile Post Graduates in Management with a global mind-set for senior responsibilities in organizations and industrial/business houses and in companies with substantial international operations. In addition to developing competence in the various functional areas of Management they gain in depth expertise and domain knowledge in the various facets of International Business.

What is the Admission Procedure for PGDM IB?

The admission procedure is common for all the courses at SIMSR. So a student has to fill only one form.

What are the specialized courses in PGDM IB?

The courses in PGDM IB course are concerned with the creation of the international business perspective and mindset. The emphasis is basically on exposing students to international business. The curriculum includes courses as Global Perspectives in Management, International Logistics and Supply Chain Management, International Market Research, International Business Strategy Models, International Finance (including FEMA), International Marketing, International Relations & Diplomacy, International Trade Finance, Multinational Management, International Commodity Markets, Export-Import Policies, Intellectual Property Rights, Business in Emerging Markets, Country & Sectoral Strategies along with a compulsory Foreign Language. The courses chosen for this program are a sophisticated blend of foundation core courses, critical courses in functional areas and advanced level courses within the field of International Business. Each trimester consists of 7-8 full credit courses each with a mix of core and specialization courses.

What are the specializations offered in PGDM IB?

There are no specializations offered in PGDM IB as it is a specialized course.

PGDM(FS):

What is the PGDM(FS) Programme?

PGDM(FS) programme is aimed at providing students the knowledge about various aspects of Indian financial system like Micro and Macro-economic structure, investment markets, products and services. It covers all the functional areas in finance like Risk Management, Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, etc. It also introduces students to areas like financial modeling, fixed income instruments, commodity markets, etc.

HOW IS PGDM(FS) PROGRAMME DIFFERENT FROM PGDM (FINANCE SPECIALIZATION) PROGRAMME?

India has a diversified financial sector undergoing rapid expansion, both in terms of existing financial services firms and new entities entering the market. Consequently, there is increased demand for professionals specialized to work in this industry. The FS programme was introduced considering this demand. It provides knowledge about the field of finance right from the first year. It is a two year intensive programme focussed on producing highly skilled professionals who are able to work in core financial services profiles. The PGDM core finance programme is designed to develop leadership skills in students with specialization in Finance only in the second year. It is aimed at producing management graduates with competency in chosen specialization rather than core finance professionals.

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES APART FROM ACADEMICS?

There are guest lectures of noted people from Finance industry arranged by committees. There is a Bloomberg terminal in college in case a student doing any research requires data. Also, Finstreet is the committee focused on finance industry which keeps you up to date about latest knowledge around the world.

WHAT ARE THE UNIQUE COURSES OFFERED IN PGDM FS PROGRAMME?

Financial Statement Analysis, Spreadsheet for Data Analysis, Cost and Management Accounting, Fixed Income Securities, Indian Economy, Services in Financial Markets, Behavioral Finance, Insurance Management, Marketing of Financial Services, Commodity Markets, Wealth Management, Financial Modeling, Financial Regulation.

PGDM(COMM):

What do you mean by PGDM(COMM) Programme?

PGDM(COMM) program focuses on the concepts are used by marketers and communicators to create impactful communication. It is based on the premise that to communicate effectively to a particular target audience a set of communications tools and techniques can be used-eg: TV, Magazines, Radio, Outdoor, and posters for a brand of toilet soap. The overall impact is more than the sum of the parts, therefore creating synergy in communication. Integrated Marketing Communications is used to create clarity, consistency and impact for communication.

Is PGDM(COMM) programme different than PGDM(Marketing)specialization?

Yes,PGDM(COMM) is a specialization in marketing which focuses on developing corporate communication strategies, directing internal and external communication strategies, creating brand presence, brand building.. The programme endeavours to enable the participants to design, develop, execute and assess the impact of 360 degrees Marketing Communications campaigns to launch, build, maintain and rejuvenate brands.

What are the courses distinct to PGDM(COMM) programme?

Celebrity and sports marketing, event management, strategic brand management, media planning and media analytics are some of the distinct courses s along with organisational behaviour, marketing management and business perspective etc which are similar to other PGDM –courses.

What is the future scope of PGDM(COMM) Programme?

The roles you might be have the opportunity to work for involves Manager – Communication, Corporate manager ,Communication manager ,Media communication manager, Business development manager, Manager – corporate affairs

PGDM(RM):

WHAT IS THE PGDM(RM) PROGRAMME?

India has a diversified retail sector undergoing rapid expansion, both in terms of existing retailers and new entities entering the market. Consequently, there is increased demand for professionals specialized to work in this industry. The RM programme was introduced considering this demand. This programme helps students to understand and face challenges in retail industry by offering specialized courses right from the first year. Biggest B-school Retail event in India is organized by students of PGDM RM programme of SIMSR which also provides great learning opportunities.

How is PGDM(RM) different from PGDM (Marketing specialization)?

Retail management course focuses on molding students into professionals specialized in retail industry and not general marketers. It provides specialized knowledge to students in areas like sourcing and merchandizing, shopper experience, visual merchandizing, property management and franchising, category management, retail finance, retail analytics, B2B retailing, E-Retailing, mall management, store operations, rural retailing, etc. PGDM Marketing is about producing managers specialized in marketing with ethics and good governance and social skills.

WHAT ARE THE UNIQUE COURSES OFFERED IN PGDM(RM) PROGRAMME?

Legal and ethical aspects of Retail Business, Retail Management and Strategy, Retail Finance and Analytics, Strategic Management are some of the major courses of the course. Apart from these, there are a wide range of electives available as well, such as- B2B and Industrial Retailing, Visual Merchandising, Sourcing and Merchandising Management, Customer Relationship Management.

IS THERE ANY COMMITTEE FOCUSED ON RETAIL MANAGEMENT?

Yes. The Retail Lab is mainly for RM students which offer live project opportunity in this domain as well.

DOES THE PROGRAM CONTAIN FIELD VISITS?

Yes. Industrial visits are conducted to give better understanding of retail industry to students understand the retail industry better.

PGDM(HCM):

WHAT IS THE PGDM(HCM) PROGRAMME?

PGDM-HCM is a two year full time AICTE approved Programme with specialization in healthcare management. The programme prepares managers who are keenly interested in working in healthcare sector. It looks at healthcare sector in a holistic manner such as Hospital Industry, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Consulting, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, Wellness and Fitness, Medical Insurance, etc.

Why are specialized managers required for healthcare sector?

There is a need for specialized programme in healthcare management programme. Firstly, healthcare industry today is rising in scale as well as in scope. Rising per capita incomes, changing life styles, changing technologies, innovative medical solutions, all are contributing to the growth. Healthcare sector is amongst the fastest growing sector in India and worldwide, because of which there is a high demand of managerial skills in this sector. This high growth is expected to be there for next two-three decades. Due to this there is a need of managers who can specifically work in healthcare sector for its development. The industry needs the skilled manpower having a comprehensive understanding of all the aspects of healthcare sectors such as domain knowledge, technology, social aspects along with having managerial skill sets. At present there is a huge gap of such skilled manpower in the industry. PGDM HCM programme intends to bridge this gap. Healthcare sector is much more complex as compared to non-healthcare sector in terms of role or regulations, technology integration and managing customer / patient relationship. It is important to understand each of this aspect clearly along with its interrelationship amongst each other for making optimal managerial decisions. This makes it absolutely necessary for managers to have a detailed and in-depth understanding of how healthcare works. Thus a management programme having a very strong focus on all the aspects of business such as marketing, human resource management, finances, operations and business development in healthcare sector is necessary.

What kind of companies are there in healthcare sector?

Healthcare is a wide sector and have variety of industry domains included in it. The companies working in healthcare sector can belong to an industry/domain related to medical devices (Siemens, GE, J&J etc.), pharmaceuticals (Cipla, Pfizer, Glaxosmith etc.), healthcare consulting (E&Y, KPMG, Deloitte, McKinzee, PWC etc.), healthcare IT (Accenture, Infosys, TCS etc.), health insurance (ICICI Lombard, Bajaj Allianz etc.), hospitals (Fortis, Apollo, Columbia Asia etc.), diagnostic companies (SRL Diagnostics, Metropolis), Wellness & Fitness (Tawalkar Gyms, VLCC) and public health (UNICEF, Government etc.). Management in all these domains requires a basic but detailed understanding of core healthcare aspects which when clubbed with management principles is highly useful in making business related decisions.

Does PGDM(HCM) differ from general PGDM?

Along with core courses of PGDM which are covered in PGDM(HCM), it also covers specialised courses related to healthcare programme are additionally covered.

What kind of background is suitable for PGDM(HCM)?

Although any graduate can undertake this programme, it is more suitable for students having completed graduation in healthcare related programme such as pharmacy, biotech, dentistry, physiotherapy, along with computer science/IT background, etc. Healthcare background includes all medical and allied health discipline. However, we do have students from other background such as B.A., B.Sc., non-IT Engineering, B.Com etc.

Can you give me some idea about the courses in PGDM(HCM)?

Besides all management courses of finance, marketing, operations, human resources and organizational behaviour, HCM also covers courses like epidemiology, pharmaceutical industry, hospital Administration, public health programmes, etc

Is the programme approved?

Yes, all programme all KJ SIMSR is approved by AICTE

What is the admission procedure?

Admission announcement is made and you can apply online through our website. You will have to take any one entrance exam out of CAT, XAT, CMAT or GMAT. If shortlisted, you may be called for a process which includes GD and Interview at any one centre across the country.

International Student :
FN / PIOs / NRIs / CIWGC:

Can the applicants under Foreign Nationals / PIOs / Children of Indians Working Professionals in Gulf apply for any of the SIX (PGDM, PGDM-IB, PGDM-RM, PGDM-FS, PGDM-Comm., PGDM-HCM) programmes?

Yes. The Institute can admit students for PGDM Programme under supernumerary quota of 15%. Thus, there are 18 seats over and above 120 seats of PGDM programme. These applicants can apply through GMAT Scores of three years validity till 31st December 2018.These applicants will have to fill up a separate form. The applicants – if short listed- will have to appear for Written Case Analysis and In-depth Personal Interview. The admission to the programme under this category will be offered according to the merit position generated separately for applicants under these categories. The fee for these candidates is higher than the normal programme fee. For the applicants under Children of Working Professionals in Gulf Countries, the programme fees will be same as the domestic applicant.

What if the applicants under Foreign Nationals / PIOs categories want to apply for the other programmes?

The applicants under Foreign Nationals / PIOs categories are welcome to apply for PGDM-IB, PGDM-RM, PGDM-FS , PGDM-Comm , PGDM-HCM and PGDM-Executive. There are no additional seats allocated to them for these Programmes. They would be competing within the normal intake of 60. The fees for such selected candidates will be same as programme fee

What if the applicants under Foreign Nationals / PIOs categories want to apply for the other programmes?

The applicants under Foreign Nationals / PIOs categories are welcome to apply for PGDM-IB, PGDM-RM, PGDM-FS , PGDM-Comm , PGDM-HCM and PGDM-Executive. There are no additional seats allocated to them for these Programmes. They would be competing within the normal intake of 60. The fees for such selected candidates will be same as programme fee

Are there any placements facilities available for NRI/PIO/FN student?

Yes. The Placement Cell will make all efforts for getting the NRI/PIO/FN Students placed.

Are there any holidays/vacation for NRI/PIO/FN’s?

The holidays and vacation will be based on the Institute’s calendar of holidays.

Can the NRI/PIO/FN student do the summer projects outside the country?

Yes. The Summer Project title and synopsis has to be approved by the allocated faculty guide and then the NRI/PIO/FN student can do the project anywhere outside India.

What is the fee structure for NRI/PIO/FN/CIWGC category candidates ?

The annual fee for CIWGC category amounts to INR 6,57,500 inclusive of a refundable caution deposit of INR 10,000 but the annual fee for NRI/PIO/FN category amounts to INR 18,34,500 inclusive of a refundable caution deposit of INR 10,000

Admission Related FAQs


PGDM (All Courses):

Can the Institute change the Admission policy and process?

Yes. The changes may occur subject to any changes in the guidelines by regulatory authorities. If and when changes are made, they will be notified on the website. The Institute reserves all the rights to make the mandatory changes.

Apart from qualifying examination what are other parameters that are also looked into for selection to the PGDM, PGDM-IB, PGDM-RM, PGDM-FS , PGDM-Comm , PGDM-HCM & PGDM Exec Programmes?

The other parameters and their respective weightage are:

 

 Qualifying Exam(CMAT/GMAT/CAT/XAT)  35%
 Group Discussion  17%
 Personal Interview  25%
 Work Experience  5%
 Past Academic Record  10%
 Outstanding Achievements  8%
 Total  100%

What is Stage 1 of Admission Process?

Stage 1 includes appearing for either of the qualifying examination (CAT 2018/CMAT Jan-2019/ XAT Jan-2019/GMAT) and then apply to the Institute by filling up online form.

Using one Application form can a candidate apply for all the five PGDM programmes?

Yes. However, the Application Form fees will remain same at Rs. 2850.

Is it necessary to give Preference Number to the Programmes while applying for multiple programmes?

Only the short listed candidates while filling the candidate profile form can give their preference of programme. The selection/wait listing for a programme during the counseling session will be guided by this data. Even if you are applying for one programme, it is important to mention preference as 1 in the column provided in the candidate profile form.

How can the payment be made for Application form?

The payment can be made either through Debit Card/Credit Card or Demand Draft(DD). The guided walk through is available while filling the Application Form.

Will we get any receipt for the Application Form Fees?

In case the payment is made through Debit Card/Credit Card the payer gets a message of successful payment. The successful generation of Unique Form Number implies the receipt of the application.While in case the payment is made through Demand Draft the institute will acknowledge receiving the same.

What if the payment is made through Demand Draft?

On receipt of DD, the institute will acknowledge receiving the same.

Should the applicants send any document?

No, the documents need not be sent. However you need to upload them while filling the form.

WHAT IS STAGE 2 OF THE ADMISSION PROCESS?

Stage 2 is the internal (back office) process that short list the candidates for stage 3. The Applicants short listed for stage 3 will be informed accordingly.