SIMSR 2022: Ranking, Admission, Courses, Placement & Packages

SIMSR 2022: Ranking, Admission, Courses, Placement & Packages

ByAditi Joshi  |  Updated on: Jul 29, 2021
K J Somaiya College SIMSR 2021 Details below intended to give Highlights, Admission, Eligibility Criteria, Cutoff, Courses, Fees, Scholarships, Facilities and more

About SIMSR College

KJ Somaiya SIMSR is located in Vidyavihar (E), Mumbai, and is at a distance of 0.5 km from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, 10 km from the Domestic Airport, and 3.3 km from the Vidyavihar Bus Station.

SIMSR - K. J. Somaiya’s Institute of Management is well-established in Mumbai and offers 15 courses. It provides a 2 year full-time MBA programme, 8 other full-time programmes, and 4 part-time programmes. It offers courses across four streams wherein the two-year full-time MBA programme has its specialization offered in International Business; Retail Management; Financial Services; Integrated Marketing Communication; Health Care Management; Human Resources; and Sports Management.

The 3-year part-time programmes offered in MBA have the option of specialization in Marketing Management, Information Management, Finance Management, and Human Resource Management.

Here is a glance at the SIMSR course fees, SIMSR admission criteria 2021-13, SIMSR placement record, and SIMSR cat cut off score for 2020:


SIMSR fees

Rs 14.93 lakh per annum for a 2-year MBA programme

SIMSR admission

MBA - Appeared for CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT/NMAT, and valid scores of the last three years are accepted for GMAT.

MBA Executive - Appeared for CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT/NMAT, and valid scores of the last three years are accepted for GMAT plus Minimum 5 years of work experience after graduation is mandatory.

MCA - Mathematics as one of the subjects at 10+2 or graduation level examination and candidates have to appear either for Maharashtra MCA Common Entrance Test (CET) or Somaiya Entrance Test (SET). 

Admissions cut-off

80-85 percentile (CAT)

Average salary (2020)

Rs. 9.83 lakhs per annum

SIMSR Key Highlights

The following are some highlights of SIMSR, K J Somaiya Institute of Management:



Year of establishment







Somaiya Vidyavihar University

Approved by





-Ranked 24 by Outlook 2020

-Ranked 56 by NIRF 2020

Mode of education

Full-time, Part-time

Total courses

15 courses across 2 streams

Scholarships offered

Need-based, Merit-based and subject-based

Placement rate (2020)

97% (MBA)

Highest salary package offered (2020)

Rs 28.50 LPA (MBA)

Average salary package offered (2020)

Rs 10.08 LPA (MBA)

International collaborations

-The University of Akron

-University of San Diego

-Universitas Indonesia

Official website

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, better known as SIMSR, is a private autonomous institution located in Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai, and is affiliated with Somaiya Vidyavihar University. The Institute is an AACSB Member and is approved by the AICTE, certified by the Bureau Veritas, and accredited by the UGC, NBA, and the NAAC. The Institute ranks 56 in the NIRF Rankings 2020.

SIMSR offers MBA, Executive MBA, MCA, and PhD programmes, wherein shortlisting is done on a valid CAT score followed by GD and PI in various specialisations. It also holds a Somaiya Entrance Test (SET) and MAH-MCA-CET scores for admission to its 2 year MCA Program. PET exam is conducted for its doctoral-level PhD program. SIMSR offers Merit-based scholarships, Need-Based Scholarships, and Subject-Based Scholarships to its students.

Here are some important SIMSR news and SIMSR latest updates for the year 2021:

  • 19 July 2021: Applications are open, and the last date to apply for the MBA part-time programme is August 6. The personal interview is scheduled to be conducted on August 8.
  • 05 Jul 2021: CAT 2021 notification by IIM-A will be released this month.
  • 22 Jun 2021: MAH CET MBA 2021 application form released. 
  • 22 Jun 2021: MAH CET MBA 2021 official website launched. 
  • 8th online International HR Conference conducted by Prof. Andrew F. Hayes on mediation and moderation.
  • 1st Business Analytics International Conference on ‘Future of Business Analytics: Trends in 2020 and Beyond’.
  • The 1st International Healthcare Management Conference on ‘Future of Healthcare Post Covid-19’ was held at SIMSR.

SIMSR Ranking 2021

SIMSR has a growing reputation among students, and it is constantly upgrading its programmes, placements, and facilities to the satisfaction of students. Some of the rankings that SIMSR has received are :

  • Ranked 24 for Private MBA by Outlook 2020 
  • Ranked 56 for Private MBA by NIRF 2020
  • Ranked 2 for Private MBA by Times B School 2020
  • Ranked 5th in Times B-school Ranking.
  • Ranked 13th in Business Today top 100 private B-schools.
  • 5th in the Times Top MBA Colleges in India 2020 and the best in Maharashtra.
  • 25 in Business Today all India rankings 2020 and 7th in Maharashtra.
  • 30th in all India rankings 2019 by The Economic Times and 10th in Maharashtra.
  • Outlook ranked it at 43 all India and 5th in Maharashtra.
  • The school was 54th in NIRF all India rankings 2019 and 6th in Maharashtra.

SIMSR Admission Criteria 2021

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, SIMSR MBA admission 2021 is closed on February 7 with almost 600 students. KJ SIMSR is located in Mumbai and offers an MBA degree (not PGDM) under the aegis of Somaiya Vidyavihar University. The institute offers nine MBA programmes, executive, part-time and doctoral programmes in the field of Management. The KG SIMSR admission is entrance-based except for a part-time MBA. 

The application forms are available online on the SIMSR official website. Let us look at the SIMSR admission criterion for the below-mentioned courses:


For MBA, candidates must have a valid score in one among NMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT scores. Final admission is offered on performance in Case Analysis and Personal Interview.


Candidates must have valid scores in MAH MCA CET or Somaiya Entrance Test (SET) score. For final admission, eligible candidates are required to go through a PI round.


Admission to E-MBA is given based on a valid score in CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT exam along with candidates' profiles and SOP.

For PhD Course

For a PhD, candidates must have a valid score in the PET exam conducted by Somaiya Vidyavihar University.

KJ SIMSR Admission 2021 for MBA is a simple process as given below

Step 1 - Appear for NMAT/ CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT

Step 2 - Shortlist for CA and PI

Step 3 - CA/PI process is followed

Step 4 - Result Declaration

Step 5 - Final Admission

The weightage for admission is given below

  • Qualifying Exam - 35%
  • Personal Interview - 25%
  • Group Discussion - 15%
  • Past Academic Records - 10%
  • Achievements - 10%
  • Work Experience - 5%

SIMSR Admission Application Process 2021

How to get admission in SIMSR for MBA

Interested candidates can apply online by visiting the official website and also pay the application fee online. Mentioned below is the process of online application:

Step 1: Students need to visit the official website of KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, which is

Step 2: They must register as a new user. 

Step 3: Then, they need to log in using the credentials that were used while registering.

Step 4: They must fill in the complete application form. 

Step 5: Lastly, they need to make a payment of the application fee using online methods.  

SIMSR Cut Off 2021

The students must have a valid score in CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT, or NMAT exams. The cutoff 2021, as per the past year trends, are as follows:

Entrance Exam

Expected Cutoff

CAT 2020

80-85 percentile

XAT 2021

80-85 percentile



CMAT 2021

85-90 percentile

NMAT 2020

85-90 percentile

Catagory-wise cut-off 


Verbal Ability

Quantitative Ability

Logical Reasoning

Overall Cut-off











SIMSR Placements and Packages 2021

KJ SIMSR placements 2021 achieved improved figures in the highest salary offered in the year’s placement despite a subdued economy owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. KJ SIMSR final placements 2021 session saw a hike of almost 4.5% in the highest salary package so far. More than 69% of the students finalized their final job offers from various sectors. The most prominent sectors were Consulting & FMCG, IT & ITES, Banking and Insurance, Financial Services, and the Manufacturing sector. On average, 81% of students received summer internships for the 2020-2022 batch. 

Some facts related to KJ SIMSR placements are mentioned below:


2021 Placements Stats (So Far)

SIMSR highest package

Rs 29.75 LPA

SIMSR average package

Rs 9.83 LPA

Total recruiters visited 


New recruiters


SIMSR Courses & Fees 2021

SIMSR 2021-23 offers full-time (2 years) and part-time MBA programmes with a total seat intake for an MBA programme of 540 students. The Institute also offers Executive MBA, MCA, and PhD programmes. The detailed information of SIMSR courses is mentioned below:


Eligibility Criteria

Total Fee (in Rs lakh)


-International Business

-Financial Services

-Human Resources

-Retail Management

Qualifying exams: CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT

A minimum of 60% average marks in Class 10, Class 12, and graduation in any discipline

2.97 - 14.93 depending on the specialisation


Qualifying exams: MAH MCA CET

BCA or equivalent from a recognised university



Qualifying exam: PET

Master’s degree from a recognised university


The programmes and SIMSR MBA fees 2021-23 offered by SIMSR - KJ Somaiya Institute of Management are tabulated below. SIMSR fees for OBC/SC/ST may vary as per terms and conditions:

Course Name

Eligibility Criterion

Course Fees


Qualifying exams: CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT.

A minimum of 60% average marks in Class 10, Class 12, and graduation in any discipline

SIMSR average package approximately Rs. 14-15 lakhs per annum


Qualifying exams: MAH MCA CET.

BCA or equivalent from a recognised university.

SIMSR average package is approximately Rs. 5 lakhs per annum


Qualifying exam: PET

Master’s degree from a recognised university


Let us look at the break-up of the SIMSR MBA fees



Course duration

2 years

Application fee

Rs 2,850 + Transaction charges

Tuition fee

Rs 7.81 lakh

Hostel fee

Rs 1.63 lakh (for triple sharing), Rs 2.32 lakh (for double sharing)

Admission criteria

CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT, or NMAT score + CA+ PI

Number of specialisations

MBA Core: 5, Specialised MBA programmes: 8

SIMSR Scholarships 2021

There are various kinds of scholarships offered by KJ SIMSR to MBA students (even International students can apply for need-based scholarships), but these do not apply to Part-Time Programs.

Scholarship 1 - Merit-based Scholarship

The scholarship is based on academic achievement and merit and will consider students' financial needs. 

Scholarship 2 - Need-Based Scholarship

Need-based scholarships are offered to Indian students pursuing MBA in IB, RM, FS, IMC, HCM, and HR students. Under this, students' boarding and food expenses are waived off for 2 years, and it is given only to 5 students (three boys and two girls).

Scholarship 3 - Subject-Based Scholarships 

SIMSR Infrastructure and Facilities 2021

The infrastructure and facilities at SIMSR are well-equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. The Institute is sprawling across 3.44 acres of land and provides all the basic amenities to the students. Mentioned below are the salient features like:

Library - The institute has a well-stocked library with a rich collection of around 90,000 books.

Hostel - It has a separate girls and boys hostel facility available.

Sports Complex - With Facilities like Badminton Court, Basketball Court, Cricket Ground, Football Ground, Squash Court, Tennis Court, Live Chess Court, Running Track, Volleyball Court, and lots more.

Labs - Science and Computer Lab

Other Amenities like Cafeteria, Hospital / Medical Facilities, Wi-Fi Campus, an Auditorium, A/C Classrooms, Amphitheater, Multiple seminar halls, Conference rooms.

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management SIMSR Hostel

KJ SIMSR has a state-of-the-art hostel facility, separately for boys within the campus. The college hostel offers 1000 beds and more than 20 faculty residences. It is well equipped with all modern facilities including internet facilities, student mess, laundromats,  and a gymnasium. 

Boys Hostel

In Campus Hostel

1000 Beds with an approximate fee of Rs.1.64 l - 2.32 lakhs per annum

Girls Hostel

In Campus Hostel

360-400 Beds with an approximate fee of Rs.1.64 l - 2.32 lakhs per annum

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management SIMSR  Faculty and Alumni

SIMSR is well known for its top faculty with their teaching experience, industry exposure, and knowledge-sharing pedagogy. The faculty is responsible for preparing the students for the industry and shaping their careers.

Some prominent faculty members of KJ SIMSR are:

  • Prof (Dr.) Monica Khanna, DIRECTOR
  • Dr. Abha Ashish Wankhede
  • Prof. Amitabha Sengupta
  • Dr Anjali Chopra
  • Dr Asha Prasuna
  • Prof. Avani Navinchandra Rachh
  • Dr. Bharati Veerendra Wukkadada
  • Dr Bhargavi Karamcheti
  • Dr Brajesh Bolia
  • Dr Chandan Sanjayraj Singhvi
  • Dr Davendranath Gokulnath Jha
  • Dr Dimple Kaul
  • Prof. Inumarthi Veerabhadra Srinivas

Certain alumni members of KJ SIMSR are

  • Lata Pillai, Director at Deutsche Bank, MMS, 1986 - 88
  • Makarand Teje, Executive Vice President at HCL Technologies, MMS 1987 - 89
  • Sudha Jayashankar, Executive Director - HR at MSCI, MMS, 1987 - 89
  • Sanjay Shah, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, MMS, 1990 - 92
  • Saru Kaushal, Country Business Head at American Express, MMS, 1990 - 92
  • Vikas Arora, Business Head Bancassurance at Consumer and Digital Banking, DBS Bank, MMS, 1993 - 95
  • Jaikishin Chhaproo, Head, Media & Public Relations at ITC Limited, PGPMS, 1995 - 97
  • Vishal Dubey, Director, Corporate and Business Development at Amazon, MMS, 1995 - 97
  • Mehul Kapadia, Business Head – Formula 1 Vice President at Global Marketing at Tata Communications, MMS, 1996 - 98
  • Vikram Malhotra, Founder & CEO at Abundantia Entertainment, PGPMS, 1993 - 95
  • Sudhir Shenoy, Chief Executive Officer at Dow Chemical - India, MMM, 1997 - 00
  • Sona Mazumdar, Director - Strategic Partnerships at Kidzania, PGDBA, 1995 - 97
  • Shivani Gupta, Associate Director, Dasra, MMS, 1992-94
  • Reuben Pandian, Chief Omni Channel Officer, Tata Cliq, MMS, 1993- 95
  • Anuj Bhargava, Chief Executive Officer at AB Associates, MMS, 1983 - 85
  • Shyam Motwani, Executive Vice President & Business Head at Godrej & Boyce, MMS, 1984 - 86
  • James Almeida, Associate Dean at Silberman College of Business, MMS, 1986 - 88
  • Lloyd Mathias, Senior Director of Marketing at Asia Pacific & Japan, Hewlett Packard Inc, MMS, 1986 - 88

SIMSR College Exam FAQs

  • Seat Intake for 2 Years SIMSR MBA Programmes offered are given under:

    • MBA: 240 Seats
    • MBA (IB): 60 Seats
    • MBA (FS): 60 Seats
    • MBA (RM): 60 Seats
    • MBA (IMC): 60 Seats
    • MBA (HR): 60 Seats
    • MBA (HCM): 30 Seats
    • MBA (SM): 30 Seats
    • MBA (DSA): 30 Seats
  • There are many clubs in SIMSR like the Photography Club, Enactus Somaiya Social Cell, Mauj Club, Acumen Committee, etc.

  • Some SIMSR top recruitment companies that offered placements in 2020-2021 are Accenture, Vodafone, HCL, Amazon, Tata Motors, etc.

  • There is a reservation for NRI students and for students who are disabled or physically challenged for MBA. There is also a quota for SC, ST, OBC students. Total 480 seats for MBA and 120 for MMS.

  • K J SIMSR has a decent Student-Faculty ratio of 1:13, with 77 core faculty members having rich industry experience.

    1. PhD
    2. Management Full-Time Programme:
    • 5 Months: MBA – EXECUTIVE
    • 3 Years: MBA(MM), MBA(FM), MBA(HRM), MBA(IM)
    1. Technical Full-Time Programme:
    • 2 Years: MCA (Affiliated to Somaiya Vidyavihar University)


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