KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research is an autonomous business school located in Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai. It was established in 1981 as a part of the K.J. Somaiya Trust and Somaiya Vidyavihar. K.J. SIMSR was granted the status of autonomous institute by UGC in May 2013.
Padmabhushan Shri Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, established Somaiya VidyaVihar in 1959 with a vision to serve the education needs of society at an affordable cost. Somaiya Vidyavihar, spread over 72 acres (290,000 m2) of green land, was home to faculties including Management, Engineering, Humanities, Science, Commerce, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Journalism & Mass Communication, Linguistics and Religion.
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research was established in 1981 as a part of the K. J. Somaiya Trust and Somaiya Vidyavihar with the objective of providing state-of-the-art education in management and allied areas. The institute was inaugurated by Manmohan Singh, former prime minister of India.
KJ SIMSR offers programmes including Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Master of Management Studies, Ph.D programmes in Management, and Management Development Programmes. It is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and/or approved by AICTE.[which?] The Institute is certified as ISO 9001:2008. It has received the SAQS Accreditation by AMDISA. It is a member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).