K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research came into existence in 1981. It was the vision of Shri K.J. Somaiya that modern professional education must remain true to the spirit of Indian ethos and culture. The Institute gives experiential learning in all its educational programmes to produce educated learners who are awake to new, challenging possibilities and provides meaningful and relevant management education. The institute has autonomous status, granted by UGC and notified by the University of Mumbai. Moreover, the college has been ranked among the top 25 management institutes consistently and top 10 private sector B-schools in India.
SIMSR offers full time, part time and executive programmes in Business Management along with Masters in Computer Applications and Doctoral Programmes. All the programmes at K. J. Somaiya are approved by All India Council of Technical Education, Ministry Of HRD, Govt. of India and University of Mumbai. PGDM at K J Somaiya is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), a body of AICTE, Ministry of HRD, and Govt. of India.
KJ SIMSR is also a member of AACSB. In 2016 Survey by GHRDC CSR B-School, KJ Somaiya Institute has been ranked as 1st amongst the Top Leading Pvt. B-Schools of Super Excellence and 2nd amongst the Pvt. B-Schools in the state of Maharashtra.