K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering

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K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering
Somaiya Vidyavihar Campus, Vidyanagar, Vidyavihar, Mumbai
Coordinates 19°04′25″N 72°53′58″E / 19.0735°N 72.8995°E / 19.0735; 72.8995Coordinates: 19°04′25″N 72°53′58″E / 19.0735°N 72.8995°E / 19.0735; 72.8995
Type Private
Established 1983
Principal Dr. Shubha Pandit
Grades First Year to Final Year Engineering
Number of students 2700
Sports Football, Cricket, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Carrom, Chess
Affiliation University of Mumbai

The K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, abbreviated as KJSCE, was established in 1983 at Somaiya Vidyavihar and has over the years gone on to become one of Western India's premier engineering colleges. It offers 4 year degree courses in the departments of Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering. KJSCE is affiliated to the University of Mumbai.


K.J Somaiya College of Engineering is located at Vidyavihar - a term meaning the home of knowledge.It is estimated that the total campus is about 60 acres. It is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education, Government of India. The Vidyavihar station on the central railway line of Mumbai was also instantiated by one of its founders, for the benefits of the thousands of students pursuing varying programs in the campus. Besides housing the Engineering College Vidyavihar campus enjoys the distinction of housing a Science and Arts College, a Secondary School, a Management Institute - K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR), a Polytechnic Institute and a Commerce College. It thus represents to have a profile of all educational fields.Besides the campus at Vidyavihar Somaiya also has its Medical College -Hospital.

College Management[edit]

Principal Dr. Shubha Pandit
Vice Principal - I Prof. Anil S. Thosar
Vice Principal - II Prof. Nandkumar R. Gilke


Academic Program Dr. Ramesh G. Karandikar
Research & Development Prof. Uday P. Chhatre
Resource & Infrastructure Development Prof. N. S. Chandrashekhar
Students' Affairs Prof. Maruti B. Zalte


Computer Engineering Bharathi H. N.
Information Technology Sonali A. Patil
Electronics Engineering Annu Abraham
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Sangeeta Kulkarni
Mechanical Engineering Ramola Sinha
Science & Humanities Dr. Veena R. Naik
Corporate Relations, Placements & Quality Assurance Uday B. Joshi
Controller of Examinations Bhushan M. Pradhan
International Admissions Uday B. Joshi
Librarian Mrs. Deepali Kuberkar
Registrar Mr. Vikas Mhaskar
Accountant Ms. Rukmini Jammi

Student Bodies[edit]

Students at K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering are given a chance to showcase their leadership and team work skills through a variety of student bodies, both technical and non-technical. These student bodies regularly conduct events, workshops, seminars and different activities to keep students motivated even outside the classroom. A number of these bodies have student councils which manage the working of the association. A new council is selected every year for all these bodies. The college also has professional affiliations to national and international associations such as IEEE, CSI, ISTE and SAE.

Name Department
Students' Council All
Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE - KJSCE) All
Computer Society of India (CSI - KJSCE) Computer Engineering, Information Technology
Electronics Engineering Students Association (EESA) Electronics Engineering
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE - KJSCE) Electronics Engineering
Institute of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineers (IETE - KJSCE) Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Students' Association (MESA) Mechanical Engineering
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE - KJSCE) Mechanical Engineering
Indian Society for Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) Mechanical Engineering
Renewable Energy Club (REC) Mechanical Engineering
Students' Association of Humanities and Sciences (SAHAS) Science & Humanities


Symphony, the inter-collegiate cultural festival of KJSCE, has created its name and popularity among Engineering and Management institutes under Mumbai university for the last decade. Every year many students from various institutes participate in the programme. The main aim is to promote, encourage and exhibit the talents of the students on a common platform and create interest in the classical, vocal and instrumental music.

The Students' Council of the college organizes the event which was started in 1991 as a small intra campus festival and has now grown to be one which is backed by a solid organization and fun. There are not less than 15000 students that come to symphony every year. The organizers of yesteryears have hosted artists of the magnitude of Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, Louis Banks, Hariharan, Indus Creed, Parikrama, KK, Bombay Vikings, Taufiq Quereshi, Dagar, Euphoria, Suraj Jagan etc. The event also has a social touch to propagate a message relevant to the times like AIDS awareness, etc. There have also been Auto Shows and an Army display at Symphony. The organization is done by students which is also a time for building strong camaraderie and team work. Many students look back fondly at the memories gathered during this phase of their lives.

CSI - KJSCE[edit]

The Computer Society of India Chapter at K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering (CSI-KJSCE) was founded in 2003. The basic purpose of CSI is to promote IT as a profession. To fulfill this objective, the CSI-KJSCE Students' Chapter regularly organizes conferences, conventions, lectures and gives various awards. This is supported by organizing regular training workshops for IT professionals.

The CSI-KJSCE Council comprises a Chairperson, Student Branch Counselor, Faculty Advisors and Heads of Departments (Computer and IT). The General Secretary heads the CSI council.

Tatva Convergence

CSI-KJSCE in association with the Departments of Computer Engineering and Information Technology organize their annual tech-fest each year called Tatva Convergence. Many technical and fun events along with workshops and seminars are organized at this one-day extravaganza. Students of Computer Engineering and Information Technology are felicitated each year for good academic performance. Teachers along with student members participate in the events organized by the CSI Council. The concept of having a theme for the fest started in 2010.

Academic Year Date of Fest Theme
2009 - 2010 18th March 2010 Technovation
2010 - 2011 19th March 2011 The Tech Arcade
2011 - 2012 3rd March 2012 Halloween
2012 - 2013 16th March 2013 The Journey Within

ISTE - KJSCE[edit]

The ISTE Student Chapter (MH 60) was established in 2000-2001 and it was inaugurated on Wednesday, 24 January 2001. One of the major objectives of the ISTE is to assist and to contribute the production and development of top quality professional engineers and technicians needed by the industries and other organisations.

The ISTE-KJSCE Council comprises Student Advisors, Faculty Advisors and Heads of Departments (Science and humanities). The Chairperson heads the ISTE Students' Chapter. The other posts in the council are General Secretary Cum Treasurer, Vice- Chairperson,Public Relations Officer,Technical Head, Event Head, Creative Head and Web Administrator.


Zenith is the annual fest organized by ISTE that boasts of workshops, seminars and other technical and fun events.

Academic Year

Date of Fest


2011 - 2012 3rd March 2012 Back To School
2012 - 2013 16th March 2013 Casino


Prakalpa is State level working models/project/product exhibition which is jointly organized by Entrepreneurship Development Cell and ISTE Students' Chapter.

Academic Year

Date of Exhibition


2010 - 2011 2nd April 2011 Random
2011 - 2012 30th & 31st March 2012 Random
2012 - 2013 5th & 6th April 2013 Automation for Handicapped


Orion Racing[edit]

Orion Racing India
"Orion Racing India" Logo
The Stallion
The Stallion. FSG09

Orion Racing India (O.R.I) is a team of enthusiastic engineers from K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai, India determined to get the most out of their educational experience. Through passion and commitment, students collaborate as a team to design, build, test and race an open-wheeled formula style race car that competes in the annual Formula SAE competition.


Kshitij is the annual magazine of K J Somaiya College of Engineering. This magazine is an attempt to provide the students a platform to bring out their ideas and hidden talents. The choice of articles for students' consideration range from a very scholarly exploration of ideas in order to whet students' intellectual acumen, to a few techniques for aiding personality development and general issues.

"A lot has changed since Kshitij was first released in 1986; it now has more pages, more content and more color. It's got that added dash of vibrance, and covers a lot more events. Still there remains that one thing about the annual magazine that hasn't changed over time, it being the fact that nothing captures the fervor of KJSCE like Kshitij does." - Extract from the Editorial of Kshitij 2010.



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