Mumbai, Maharashtra

KJ Somaiya Institute Of Management

Founded on principles of academic excellence and innovation, K J Somaiya Institute of Management stands as a beacon of quality education. With a rich legacy spanning a decade, it offers a diverse array of programs tailored to meet the dynamic demands of today's professional landscape. Renowned for its diverse course offerings and distinguished faculty, it molds leaders for today's challenges.

To get admission into KJ Somaiya management programs aspirants will need to complete various requirements as described by the college.

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KJ Somaiya Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates need to fulfill the required criteria for admission in their choice of courses- MBA, MBA Healthcare Management, MBA Sports Management & MBA Executive as set by the college.

The Eligibility Requirements at KJ Somaiya is as follows:

CourseSeatsGraduation RequirementExams AcceptedGDPISOP RequiredWorkex Requirement
MBA600Minimum 50% marks in GraduationCAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ NMAT/ CMATGDPI--
MBA-HCM30Minimum 50% marks in GraduationCAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ NMAT/ CMATGDPIYes-
MBA-SM40Minimum 50% marks in GraduationCAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ NMAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ MAT/ PERA-CET/ CUETPIYes-
MBA-Exec30Minimum 50% marks in GraduationCAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ NMAT/CMATPIYesMinimum 5 years

KJ Somaiya Admission Process 2024

MBA or MBA in Healthcare Management

  • Qualifying Test: Candidates are required to take one of the qualifying tests, including CAT/XAT/GMAT (GMAT scores valid from Jan 1st, 2021 to Jan 18th, 2024)/NMAT (only the first attempt will be considered)/CMAT. Applicants may apply to multiple programs based on these scores.
  • GDPI: Selection for Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GDPI) rounds will be based on the candidates’ test scores. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for GDPI sessions held across different cities in India. Group discussions will be case-based, while interviews will delve into a deeper understanding of the candidates.
  • Merit List & Seat Allotment: Following evaluation on various parameters, a merit list will be generated and published online. Seats will be allocated based on candidates' merit position and seat availability.

MBA in Sports Management

Candidates need to fill an online application form available on the institute's website, the application fees for which is INR 1000 and is non-refundable. Further candidates will need to provide a Statement of Purpose specifying their reason for joining the program post which they will undergo a personal interview.

Executive MBA

  • Qualifying Test: Candidates are required to take one of the qualifying tests, including CAT/XAT/GMAT (GMAT scores valid from Jan 1st, 2021 to Jan 18th, 2024)/NMAT (only the first attempt will be considered)/CMAT.
  • Work Experience Requirement: A minimum of full time 5 years of work experience after graduation is required to be elligible for this program.
  • Statement of Purpose: Candidates will need to provide a Statement of Purpose specifying their motivation for enrolling in the program.
  • PI Process: Candidates will have to appear for a personal interview conducted online via zoom call.
  • Final Admission: Based on the above parameters eligible candidates will be granted admission to this program.

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Selection Process at KJ Somaiya

The following data illustrates the weightage assigned to each selection parameter, providing a clear breakdown of the selection process for easy understanding.

Selection Parameters for MBA at KJ Somaiya

Selection Parameters for MBA-HCM at KJ Somaiya:

Selection Parameters for MBA-SM at KJ Somaiya:

Selection Parameters for MBA-Exec at KJ Somaiya:

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Scholarships at KJ Somaiya

KJ Somaiya ensures that world-class education is within reach for students from diverse backgrounds. To fulfill this commitment, they offer a range of scholarships and financial aid programs designed to make education accessible and affordable.

Financial Aid: Financial assistance is accessible to students at the time of applying for admission to a program. The assistance provided typically ranges from 20% to 80% and is determined solely by the financial status and needs of the student or their family. To qualify for financial aid, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Household income below ₹ 800,000 per annum
  • Individuals with disabilities (PwD)
  • Dependents of defense personnel who are disabled or deceased in service
  • Applicants who have represented their state and/or country in a recognized sport (applicable only to B.Sc. Sports and Exercise Science applicants).

Somaiya Scholarships: At KJ Somaiya candidates are offered various Merit-cum Need based Scholarships, Need based Scholarship and Benevolent Scholarships to offer financial support for diligent, high-achieving students who demonstrate financial requirements.

Merit-cum Need based

  • Dr. Meenakshi Rajan Memorial Scholarship: The Dr. Meenakshi Rajan Somaiya Scholarship for Humanity (Arts) students, established in 2017, commemorates the legacy of Dr. Meenakshi Rajan, a cherished member of the Somaiya Vidyavihar community. Open to deserving students pursuing humanities courses, it aims to alleviate financial burdens and empower promising individuals to excel academically. Recipients of this scholarship are selected based on academic achievements and demonstrated financial need, ensuring equitable access to quality education for all.
  • Bharti Nanji Gala Memorial Scholarship: This Scholarship, established in 2014, is funded by Mr. Dhiren Savla and his sister Priti Shah, both alumni of KJ Somaiya College of Science and Commerce and KJ Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce respectively. The eligibility criteria for the Bharati Nanji Gala Memorial Scholarship are as follows: Female students enrolled in any diploma, full-time, or part-time course at Somaiya Vidyavihar/Ayurvihar are eligible to apply. Applicants must have maintained a first-class academic record in all previous academic years. Additionally, candidates should come from households with an annual income of ₹300,000 or less.

Need based Scholarship: There are mainly two types of scholarships under this category ie. Smt. Sakarbai K Somaiya Memorial Scholarship and Smt. Mayadevi S Somaiya Memorial Scholarship where the eligibility criteria require applicants to demonstrate financial need through relevant documentation. Additional documents may be requested during the application or interview process. Eligible candidates must be students of Somaiya Vidyavihar/Ayurvihar with restricted access to other need-based scholarships and loans.

Benevolent Scholarship: Under this, Shri Raychand Karamshi Savla Memorial Scholarship aims to support students who have experienced sudden economic hardships such as the death of a family member or loss of employment. It is open to students from any institute or course across our campuses at any stage of their education. The eligibility criteria is: family income should be ₹3 lakhs or less, students from any institute or course across campuses are eligible, minimum score of 80% in the previous exam is required.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the percentage required for KJ Somaiya college?

Candidates must have a minimum of 50% marks in their graduation from a recognized university.

Which exams does KJ Somaiya accept?

KJ Somaiya accepts CAT/XAT/GMAT (GMAT scores valid from Jan 1st, 2021 to Jan 18th, 2024)/NMAT (only the first attempt will be considered)/CMAT

How to apply for Somaiya Scholarship?

Candidates can apply for financial aid during the time of application process or can apply for other various scholarships provided by the university as per their respective guidelines.

Is Work experience required for KJ Som MBA?
Although there is no mandatory work experience prerequisite for MBA applications at KJ Somaiya, work experience does contribute 10% to the selection process evaluation.

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