Somaiya Vidyavihar

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Somaiya University is an educational campus located in the Vidyavihar suburb of Mumbai. It got approved as a university on 7 August 2019, making it the first ever private university in Mumbai.


Somaiya Vidyavihar was established by the philanthropist Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya in 1959.


The Somaiya Vidyavihar campus comprises 34 individual institutes dedicated in the arts, sciences, management, humanities, philosophies and social sciences as important areas of scholarship, and is spread across a 60-acre (240,000 m2) complex in Vidyavihar, in north central area of Mumbai and a 90-acre (360,000 m2) complex in Sion in the heart of Mumbai. It has over 35000 students and 1400 teaching staff. The college runs a few autonomous post-graduate, vocational training courses and high schools within the campus as well as in rural India.

Somaiya Vidyavihar was founded by Padmabhushan Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya in 1959. It was later led by his son Shantilal Karamshi Somaiya.

Somaiya Vidyavihar was earlier presided over by Justice P. N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India.[1] Samir Somaiya, a Cornell University and Harvard alumnus, is the current President.

Campus Institutes[edit]


Riidl (Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory) is an educational and startup incubation centre. It is currently supported by Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology and Maharashtra State Innovation Society.

The incubator operates through an autonomous not-for-profit entity model. Riidl comprises Somaiya Vidyavihar faculty, alumni and partners with various organisations to promote innovations in SMAC, Robotics, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Electronic Embedded Systems, Healthcare, Biotechnology, Agritech and Food tech.

The incubator currently has centers in K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, and K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology.

It has facilitated 80+ startups and over 3000+ innovators at the lab between 2010-18.

KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE)[edit]

K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering was established in 1983 and offers 4 year bachelor's degree courses in the departments of Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering. KJSCE is an Autonomous college affiliated to the University of Mumbai spread across approx. 65 acres of posh land and stands among top 3 engineering colleges in Mumbai.

KJ Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce (KJSAC)[edit]

K.J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce is one of the cremé Arts colleges of Mumbai. It offers multiple courses for bachelor's degree from English to Economics.

It has been ranked amongst the top 10 Arts colleges in University of Mumbai.

S.K.Somaiya Degree College of Arts, Science and Commerce[edit]

S.K. Somaiya is one of the latest infrastructure named as "Aurobindo" offers many bachelors programs in commerce such as B.Com, B.M.S, B.B.I, B.A.F, B.F.M ,in Arts such as B.A & in Science B.SC. It also offers Post-Graduate programs such as M.COM.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Somaiya Vidyavihar Archived 4 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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