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(Unaided Autonomous)
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. 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 Autonomous college 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 65 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.[citation needed] Besides the Engineering College Vidyavihar campus also has a Science and Arts College, a Secondary School, a Management Institute (K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research), a Polytechnic Institute and a Commerce College. Besides the campus at Vidyavihar Somaiya also has its Medical College -Hospital.

College Management[edit]

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


Academic Program Dr. Ramesh G. Karandikar
Research & Development Dr. Kashinath Patil
Resource & Infrastructure Management N. S. Chandrashekhar
Students' Affairs S. A. Hanumante

Student Bodies[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Name Department
Students' Council All
Bloombox (Entrepreneurship cell) 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) All
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


Abhiyantriki is the annual technical festival of KJSCE. It was born out of the need to express the overflowing creativity and need for innovation. It is a one-day festival held in the first half of the academic year. Abhiyantriki has more than 35 events conducted by the various councils of the college. It also host events like Start up Exp, Auto Expo and Speaker's address. In Abhiyantriki 2014, the guest speaker was Mr. Rohit Suri, the Vice President of Jaguar Land rover, India and was also powered by Mumbai Mirror. The 2015 edition of Abhiyantriki featured Mr. Deepak Marda, the former MD of Cinepolis India, as the Keynote Speaker. Over the years, Abhiyantriki has grown leaps and bounds making it a brand.


Symphony is the inter-collegiate cultural festival of KJSCE. Every year many students from various institutes participate in the program. 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. It has hosted artists like 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 teamwork.

Parvaah was the Social Initiative started under Symphony in 2015 with the aim of creating awareness and bringing about a change. Parvaah 2015 took up the cause of Women Safety and associated with the Mumbai Police, the Mumbai Taximen Union, Zicom among others to distribute safety kits for Women Safety and to create awareness. Ranbir Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rahul Ram, Devendra Fadanvis, Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover, Paresh Ganatra, members of Sparsh, Coshish all actively supported the Parvaah initiative by signing the Parvaah pledge.

Symphony 2015 associated with Coke Studio, Vh1 Supersonic and Yashraj Studios. Sushant Singh Rajput judged the Fashion Show, Anu Malik judged Symphony Unplugged, Ganesh Acharya judged the Dance Events and Sparsh judged the AM Bands Competition. Sparsh also performed at the end of Day 1, Indian Progressive Rock legends Coshish and upcoming playback singer Shraddha Sharma performed at the Coke Studio Night on Day 2. DJ Willy, the resident DJ at Club Royalty, closed Symphony 2015 with the Vh1 Supersonic Night. Symphony 2015 also included a Bike Stunts performance by Rustom Patel and his team and a Bhangra Performance.

Symphony 2016 was judged by Ragini Khanna, Sukirti Kandpal, Suyyash Rai, Karan Wahi, Savio Barnes, Amit Mishra, Atif Afzal and Anish Nair.[1]


It is a National Level Sports Festival started off 3 years ago. Skream 2017 will be the fourth edition of the four day sporting event. Hosting a varied set of events, colossal crowds and eminent personalities,[2] Skream 2017 has a plethora of new competitive opportunities in store to showcase talent in various sports at the state of art sporting facilities provided by the college.

Skream 2016 in its 3rd edition was conducted from 4 to 8 February 2016 and hosted teams from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa, Jaipur and Uttar Pradesh. There were around 40+ colleges participating in all its events. There was a boosted girls participation in sporting events like Football, Badminton, Basketball, Athletics and Chess. Skream saw a footfall of about 6000+ people over the fest period of 4 days.

Ms. Manasi Joshi, an alumnus of KJSCE and a Silver Medallist in Badminton at the Paralympics World Championship 2012 graced the event with her presence. A Mallakhamba performance by Mallakhamba INDIA enthralled everyone at the opening ceremony of Skream 2016. Former Indian test cricketer Balwinder Singh Sandhu and former National Women’s Hockey Coach Mir Ranjan Negi were also present to motivate the participating players from all contingents.

This 65 acres campus covers an Olympic Certified Football Ground which has had players from the Mumbai FC, ISL team practicing here. It also has an Olympic certified athletic track which is setup for all the athletic events with a synthetic volleyball court besides it. Somaiya Campus also has a full size basketball court along with a fully renovated lawn tennis court. It also has newly re-designed synthetic badminton court, a synthetic handball court, a full size cricket ground, indoor squash court and a state of the art table tennis room.[3] Skream mainly features these 13 different sports namely Football, Cricket, Basketball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Carrom, Chess, Box-Cricket, Athletics, Rink Football, Badminton, Squash and Volleyball. Alongside, Skream will also host events like Pickle-ball, neon football and Paintball.

Skream follows a contingency system. It has proved to be one of the main reasons for the increase in the participation of contingent teams from all over India. Skream saw a neck to neck battle between ICT and IIT-B for winning the contingent trophy. The event will have various cultural performances and social mixer sessions to provide the sports-persons an opportunity to get to know each other and establish a general atmosphere of bonhomie among the players.

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[edit]

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.

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.

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.

Team ETA[edit]

Team ETA is a team of multi-disciplined engineers from K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai, India who are committed to designing the most fuel efficient prototype car. Through sheer dedication, students collaborate as a team to design, fabricate and test a fuel efficient prototype car that competes in the annual Shell Eco-marathon competition at their Asian event. The Team managed to bag the title of 'India's Most Fuel Efficient Gasoline Prototype' and Ranked 5th in Asia at the Shell Eco Marathon, Asia (2015) held at Luneta Park, Philippines.

Team Onyx[edit]

Team onyx is a team of interdisciplinary undergraduate students who are driven by curiosity, passion and love for flight and who have an aim to reach for the skies. Through shear determination, hard-work, research, passion and dedication the members of the team conceptualize, design, fabricate, manufacture and fly model aircraft and replicas of real life planes. The planes ranging from 500 mm to 6-feet, are built from balsa,wood,foam,MDF,carbon fiber to participate in national and international competitions like Boeing National Aeromodelling Competitions, SAE Aero Design West and SAE Aero Design East.


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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