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In 2015, Centre for Diversity Management and Inclusion (CDMI) is set up at K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai. Diversity is the sum total of the differences which make individuals who they are, and their collective ability to contribute to the goals of an organization. Managing Diversity through Inclusion is a conscious choice and commitment by an organization to VALUE these differences. Diversity is a source of strength to achieve organizational goals. Diversity includes all types of individual differences impacting the workplace. Diversity refers to ways in which people differ from each other. The differences is in terms of

  • Cultural:Gender, race, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, education, religion , physical & mental abilities, language, lifestyle, immigration status.
  • Functionality:Think, learn, process information, respond to authority, show respect, reach agreements.
  • Historically:Family makeup, perspective, political outlook, Intergroup relationships.


Sensitize organizations (through training and workshops) to the issues of acknowledging, valuing and managing diversity through inclusive strategies and mindset.

Carry out applied research on diversity management and Inclusion in profit and not-for -profit organizations.

Creating awareness of the diversity issues in society.



Corporate Acknowledgement of CDMI Where men need to & lean in.