KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai - Reviews

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7.9 /10

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The placements in the institute are quite impressive. Various reputed organizations visit here such as Puma, RBI, Marico, etc. visit here as recruiters. The average package is 9.8 lacs per annum, the highest being 27 lacs per annum.

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KJ Somaiya is one of the most reputed and well-known management institutes in the country. It is an impeccable placement record and the rich legacy to its name under the Somaiya vidyavihar University

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AK
8.2 /10

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Students are eligible for campus placements from Term 5 itself. The companies visited on campus include GEP, ITC, Amazon, Crisil, EY, KPMG, Google, LG, Samsung, ICICI Bank, HSBC, HUL, Nestle, Asian Paints, Accenture, Infosys, TCS, etc. The highest placement is around Rs27 lakhs and the average placement is Rs10.67 lakhs. The sectors include manufacturing, banking, FMCG, Retail, e-commerce, and conglomerates. The most offered profile was of business development. 99.81% students get placed. My plan was to work in my dream company and today, I am doing so.

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The good aspects include its rich alumni network which is spread globally, excellent faculty, and its location. Its bad aspects include its campus always staying eventful with a bunch of fests and also any schedule is revised thrice which although rarely but does delay few of the planned stuff of the institute. The admission criteria include entrance exam scores (CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ CMAT ), work experience, outstanding achievements, past academic records, and GD-PI. The program commences in August. I preferred this Institute over the others due to its credibility, brand visibility, location, and decent placements. I referred to the Institute's website and also collegedunia for that matter in order to zero down to my choice of college.

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RB
8.3 /10

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Students appear for the final placement process from Term 5 onwards. 170 companies visited the campus with an additional 35 new recruiters. The highest offered package was Rs25.89 lakhs in the manufacturing sector. The average placements stand somewhere around Rs10 lakhs. Most of the students are placed in Banking and financial services sector. 99.92% of students got placed. The companies visited included Deutsche Bank, LG, Edelweiss, Ernst & Young, HUL, Accenture, Croda, Airtel, Amazon, Mercedes- Benz, EY, Britannia, Ogilvy & Mather, etc.

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The good aspects of the institute include its location-Mumbai, the Industrial Hub of our nation. Another great aspect includes its supremely excellent faculty as well as peers you'll get to interact with. There are many students with International level achievements and also the subject area wise, they are very diverse. We had engineers, doctors, hotel management students, psychology, and foreign language graduates in our class. This leaves ample space for inclusive, outside-the-class learning. The admission process includes GD and a PI round. Other parameters are taken into account past academic records, work experience, outstanding achievements, and obviously the scores of CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ CMAT.

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AM
8.2 /10

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The entire batch bags placements, however, there are few who opt-out from the placement process due to their aspirations to have a start-up and get involved in the family business. Overall the placements are 99.93%. The highest package offered was an MBA (general management) which was Rs28.34 lakhs. The average placement is around Rs10.45 lakhs. The significant recruiters are Amazon, Minex Metallurgy, Vistara, Sharekhan, ebay, Fedex, GEP, IBM, etc.

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The registration begins in November itself. It occurs in two rounds. Round 1 is for applicants applying through GMAT /CAT/ XAT/ NMAT. Round 2 is for the applicants appearing for CMAT. The GD-PI round occurs in the month of February. Post the declaration of the results of the GD-PI round, candidates are offered a choice of the program based on their preferences, merit position and availability of seats. The group discussion is case-based. The good aspects of the Institute include its strong legacy continued from 1981 itself, great campus life, excellent faculty, and very alumni base. The slightly bad aspects include the availability of a lot of scholarship programs, which is a great aspect but, the terms are quite vague. I preferred this college over the others because of the location and its strong alumni base.

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FS
8.0 /10

Placement Experience :

The average placement is around Rs10.56 lakhs. 99% of students get placed. The sector where students are placed includes manufacturing, IT, ITES, Analytics, Consulting, FMCG, MNCD, Insurance, and Bank. 170+ recruiters participated in the process. The prominent recruiters include GEP, Infosys, KPMG, BlackRock, food panda, zomato, HDFC, Vistara, ITC, VLCC, Amazon, etc.

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The weightage of different parameters in admission process is following-CMAT/ GMAT /CAT/ XAT -35%, case-based group discussion- 17%, personal interview- 25%, past academic record-10%, work experience -5% and outstanding achievements- 8%. Outstanding achievements consist of International level sports, additional qualifications, and extra-curricular activities. The program commences in the middle-end of June and the first week of August. The pros of the institute are its 50 acres 'state of art infrastructure, wi-fi-enabled campus, excellent visiting faculty, guest lectures, and location. There are many dream corporate houses in the very city-Mumbai. The cons include its liberal exam patterns. I preferred KJ over other colleges due to its prime location advantage and fair enough placements. I referred to the institutes' website as well as collegedunia to evaluate my options.

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DA
7.3 /10

Placement Experience :

The highest package offered is Rs27.89 lakhs. The average package offered lies around Rs10 to 11 lakhs. 170 recruiters along with 28 new recruiters participated in the final placement process. 99.13% of students got placed as some of them opted out from the placement process. Students are placed in various sectors- Insurance, Financial Services, Consulting, FMCG, FMCD, IT, Banks, Manufacturing and Conglomerates. The key recruiters are Ambuja Cements, Gulf, PwC, food panda, Amazon, Virtusa, Zomato, Canon, HSBC, Asian Paints, Barclays, etc.

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The registration lasts till the first week of February and starts from November itself. It accepts the scores of CAT, XAT, NMAT, CMAT and GMAT. The process occurs in 2 rounds -one for applicants of CAT, XAT, GMAT, and NMAT and the other for applicants appearing for CMAT. The selection process include-Clearing the accepted exams' cut-offs, registration, GD-PI shortlists-case-based GD round, and at the last PI round. MBA-General Management has a total of 240 seats allotted. The good aspect of the institute is its very accomplished and strong alumni network as the college was established in 1981. Another great aspect is its location-Mumbai. It is surrounded by 'n' number corporate houses and start-ups which offers ample opportunities to students. I preferred this college over my other converts due to its case-based and analytical pedagogy and decent placements.

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NP
7.8 /10

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The average package offered is Rs 11.01 lakhs. The highest package offered lies in the range of Rs.25 to 28 lakhs. 99.12% of students get placed. 161 recruiters participate in the placement process, to mention a few- Accenture, Aditya Birla Group, Ambuja Cement, Puma, Minex Metallurgy, zomato, delivery, KPMG, Asian paints, Sharekhan etc.

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Registrations close by the second week of January. The GD-PI rounds occur end of February to the end of March. The course commences from April onwards. It accepts the scores of CMAT/ GMAT/ CAT/ XAT. The cut-off of CAT and XAT lies around 80 to 85 %lie. The GMAT cut-off score is around 600. The admission process is-A)Entrance Exams, B)Shortlists for GD-PI, C)GD-PI round, D)Release of merit list and E) Online Seat Alignment. The pros of the institute include its location-Mumbai. Mumbai is considered an Industrial Hub of India. It has also got a rich alumni base and decent placements.

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AS
7.7 /10

Placement Experience :

The average placements lie around Rs.11.67 Lakhs. The highest package offered is Rs. 28.1 Lakhs. 99.1% of students get placed. The key recruiters are GEP, Gulf, Aditya Birla, Piramal, eBay, Barclays, IBM, GEP, KPMG, VLCC, Zomato, LG, Puma, Nomura, Ambuja Cements, HDFC etc.

Remarks :

The selection criteria includes qualifying exams (CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ NMAT/ GMAT)- 35% weightage, group discussion-17%, personal interview- 25%, work experience 5%, past academic record- 10% and outstanding achievements -8%. The pros of the college include its rich faculty, diverse clubs and student committees as well as accomplished alumni base. The institute was established in its early 80s which knits a good network of its alumni across the globe. I referred to the college website as well as few online portals including collegedunia. I preferred this college over my other converts due to its location-Mumbai-the Industrial hub of the country and its decent placements.

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AS
8.3 /10

Placement Experience :

The average package offered is around Rs 11 lakhs. The highest package offered is Rs 27.78 lakhs. The key recruiters are GEP, Asian Paints, Aditya Birla, Foodpanda, Blackrock, FedEx, DELL, DCB Bank, ITC, VLCC etc. 99% of students get placed.

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The selection criterion includes cut-off cleared scores of CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ NMAT/ GMAT, a GD-PI round, past academic records and work experience if any. For CAT and XAT, the cut-off is usually 80-85%ile; for GMAT, the cut-off is 550-600 and for CMAT it is 85-90%ile. The group discussion is case-based. Outstanding achievements has 8% of weightage in the election process. The pros of the institute include its infrastructure, inclusive classrooms, case-based pedagogy and rich alumni base. I referred to many online forums, however found several views from the very alumni of the college on collegedunia very objective and clearly directed.

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HR
8.0 /10

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The students are placed in IT, Insurance, Banks, Financial Services, Manufacturing, FMCG, Conglomerates, and Consulting sector. 144 recruiters participated in the process. The key recruiters include Dell, PwC, Barclays, FedEx, IBM, GEP, eBay, Foodpanda, Quikr, Gulf, Puma, etc. The average placement is around 11 lakhs and the highest around Rs.25 lakhs.

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Accepts the scores of CAT, XAT, GMAT, NMAT, and CMAT. Post clearing the cut-offs candidates are shortlisted for the GD-PI round. The pros of the institute are its uniqueness of offering MBA in various specializations, its campus, and peer group. The cons include its not-so-great ROI yielded in a few of the courses it offers. I got to know about the application process, placements, and reviews on other aspects from Collegedunia and Institute's official website.

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Ques. Which one is a better college among these: KJ SOMAIYA, BIM TRICHY and GIM? Cite appropriate reasons if possible.

● Top Answer By Nidhi Singh on 01 Jun 21

Ans. Each of the colleges has its own merits and demerits. KJ Somaiya and GIM are well-established B-schools with a good alumni network. GIM is good for the following reasons: This college provides a holistic learning experience with a lot of extracurricular activities, clubs, infrastructure, and awesome campus life. The placements of the college are quite improved and advanced and you will also get the chance to work on various industrial projects. The college has smaller batches which help in better learning and less competition. The placement report of the Goa Institute of management is as follows: Particulars GIM KJ Somaiya Highest CTC(international) INR 34 LPA. Not available Highest CTC(Domestic) INR 24.37 LPA. INR 29.75 LPA Average CTC INR 11.22 LPA. INR 9.40 LPA No. of recruiters 120 174 KJ Somaiya has got a vocational advantage because of the Mumbai location. Also, this college will offer you a better return on your investmentsRead more
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Ques. Why should I go for an MBA in KJ Somaiya?

● Top Answer By Manisha Gupta on 01 Jun 21

Ans. Being a B-School, KJ Somaiya College will offer you everything that you are looking for in a college.  Academically you will get access to a comprehensive curriculum along with Howard case studies. This will help you in understanding and learning practically.  The faculties of the college are very experienced and are experts in their subject.  You will find various kinds of databases, journals, and research papers in the library. This college also has a state of art library with a Bloomberg tab.  You will also get various kinds of sports facilities like a badminton court, tennis court, Olympic size athletic track, basketball court, cricket field, and table tennis court. There is a gym as well. The placement statistics at KJ Somaiay is as follows: Percentage of students placed 99% Highest CTC offered INR 27.5 LPA. Average CTC offered INR 10.05 LPA. Total recruiters 170 Top recruiters Ambuja Cement, HDFC bank Daimler and Minex Metallurgy. The location of the college is very good. You will get almost everything on the campus. You may not get enough sleep due to academic rigor. You will always find yourself busy in preparation for some competitions or examinations.Read more
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Ques. Is it worth it to study for an MBA in tier 3 colleges like TAPMI, BIM, or KJ Somaiya?

● Top Answer By Apoorv Ankur on 30 May 21

Ans. The worthiness of institutes cannot be judged as such, which is dependent on several factors like placement, academics, faculties, etc. Some of the key factors of judgment are listed below which would help you make a decision. TAPMI has some decent academic facilities, faculties, and a proper environment. The institute creates an atmosphere for decent learning. If you go for these tier-3 institutes, you need to take two main aspects into account.  Get properly accustomed to your own credentials and profile. The institute helps the candidate to figure out their level of competency. How far you want to go in life. Because growing in life needs hard work and dedication.  Tier-3 institutes cannot provide top-notch placement. Mostly, the profiles offered are some areas in sales, which is not desirable to many. Categories TAPMI BIM KJ Somaiya Course Fee 15.1 lakh 92.14 K 2.97 - 16.29 lakh Placement Percentage 80-90% 97% 80% Highest CTC 25 LPA 16 LPA 27 LPA Average CTC 11.5-12.5 LPA 9-10 LPA 10 LPA Recruiting Companies Nestle, Capgemini, Godrej, Citi, etc. HUL, Asian paints, Godrej, EY, etc. Jaro Education, Calvin klein, ICICI Bank, Outlook, etc. In the case of Holy Trinity and some other top colleges, this is not the same. These institutes offer substantially high-salary jobs, which is the actual competition. Therefore, it is definitely worth studying in these tier-3 institutes, provided the candidate is serious about his profile, career, and preparation.Read more
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Ques. Which will be better, KJ Somaiya PGDM Core or IMI Delhi PGDM for Finance?

● Top Answer By Harshita Sama on 22 Apr 21

Ans. IMI Delhi is a better option than KJ Somaiya. And here are some of the supporting reasons for the same. IMI Delhi is a premier global management institution. It has climbed the ladder of success from the past 40 years. IMI Delhi has been ranked 28 for MBA by NIRF 2020. IMI Delhi offers programs in post-graduate management and doctoral courses in various specializations. It also has international linkages with many global institutions across the USA, Europe, Russia, China, and Pakistan. It is also the first business school in India that is sponsored by well-known corporate companies such as nestle and SAIL. There are two specializations in the flagship program of PGDM- PGDM HRM and PGDM B&FS. It is AICTE approved and accredited by NBA and AMBA. The curriculum followed in IMI Delhi focuses on imparting functional and specialized knowledge. This helps in making a strong base among students. It imparts a global perspective and incorporates leadership skills in them. The course has learning objectives such as problem framing, problem-solving, critical thinking, and written and oral communication. The students of IMI Delhi are well-groomed to innovate their academic learning and enhance their extracurricular activities as well. The location of IMI Delhi serves as an advantage. The placement data is given below. Highest CTC offered INR 22 LPA Average CTC offered INR 13 LPA Top recruiters American express, axis bank, Accenture, Tata motors, Amazon IMI Delhi observed more than 90% placement records in the recent placement drive. More than 86 recruiting companies visited the campus for placements.Read more
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Ques. Which college is better for an MBA, KJ Somaiya or SIBM Bangalore?

● Top Answer By Deepshikha Maity on 22 Apr 21

Ans. Here are some of the first-hand experiences of students that make KJ Somaiya stand out among other institutes including IMI Delhi. The table below shows a brief overview of the MBA program offered by both institutes. Parameters  KJ Somaiya  SIBM Bangalore Average CTC 10.08 LPA 10.26 LPA Course Fee 16.29 lakhs 16.20 lakhs About: K J Somaiya is approved by AICTE and NBA, also a member of AACSB. It has a legacy of more than three decades that the brand holds is incomparable. There are a number of college committees that will help to gain leadership skills. Location: Mumbai is well known as the financial capital. There are a large number of companies. Future opportunities such as live projects, summer internships, and final placements are easier to find. These things can be confirmed after looking at the placement scenarios over here. There are a variety of companies visiting the college for placements. Alumni: The course at KJSIM is 3 years older than SIBM Bangalore. So, it has a larger alumni network.  Going by the above factors, it is advisable to choose KJ Somaiya.Read more
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