About Somaiya


Liberates from poverty, from hunger. Also to liberate one from the attachments that bind us to small-mindedness. Knowledge also provides opportunity. To make the life lived more meaningful. In the service of one’s family, one’s community, one’s समाज, country, and indeed the world. Bearing in mind that there is no religion other that the life lived in service of humanity, न मानुषात् परो धर्म:। We will strive to provide access and opportunity to build a more inclusive society.

Our values

Well Rounded Education

Provide a well-rounded liberal arts education with a concentration in either the sciences, the humanities or the professions

Practical Application

Provide services to the communities by increasing their ablity to make practical application of knowledge

Conceptual Thinking

Develop conceptual thinking ability & nurture the inquiring mind of each student

Physical Development

Encourage optimum physical development & the safeguarding of health

Research & Development

Provide an important engine for research & economic development

Economic Development

Offer an array of master's and doctoral programs in areas of importance to the social & economic development.

Garner Recognition

Develop a community of scholars with talent and expertise that will garner regional, national & international recognition

Global Awareness

Build a culture of global awareness through internationally focused teaching & learníng activities

Our History

Why Somaiya?

  • Top 10 In India
  • 34 Institutes
  • 39000+ Students
  • 4000+ Faculty & staff
  • 222 Programs & Courses
  • 532K+ Number of Books
It was the vision of Shri K.J. Somaiya that modern professional education must remain true to the spirit of lndian ethos and culture

He insisted on value-based education

Believing firmly that a community uncaring for its traditions is decadent and insubstantial. He was passionate about propagating the Sanskrit language and the promotion of studies in ancient indian thought and culture. He envisaged Somaiya Vidyavihar as the modern-day Nalanda University where students and teachers would live in an intellectual and spiritual fellowship.

Padma Bhushan

"Whatever you do in word or in deed, do all the Name of Lord, Giving Thanks to Him."

It's no small achievement to distinguish oneself in such diverse fields as commerce, education, and philanthropy. Pujya Shriman Karamshibhai Jethabhai Somaiya, born on May 16 1902 in the remote village of Malunjar in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, India, was however, a blessed person by dint of hard work and singular devotion to service.

Mr.Samir Somaiya
Office of the President

We need to grow, to build up our human society in a just way. Thus, development should reach to all sectors.

Our Founder, Padmabhushan Shri K. J. Somaiya founded Somaiya Vidyavihar on the 9th of September 1959. He later founded the Girivanvasi Pragati Mandal, The K. J. Somaiya Medical Trust, Girivanvasi Education Trust and sister institutions to make great citizens of India and the World. In the words of Swami Vivekananda, “We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect expanded, and by which one can stand on one's own feet

Academic Council

The Somaiya is committed to academic governance that incorporates formal and structured input from faculty, staff, and students related to program and institute-wide academic decisions. Academic Council's primary focus is the academic quality of all new and existing programs.

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