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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – Business Wire India
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, a constituent institute of Somaiya Vidyavihar University, recently obtained the prestigious AACSB accreditation. KJ Somaiya Institute of Management’s commitment to gaining accreditation is a true reflection of its dedication – not only to its students, alumni network and wider business community, but also to the education industry. superior as a whole. Adding the KJ Somaiya Institute of Management to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools would have a lasting positive impact for their institution, both locally and globally.
On this occasion, Samir Somaiya, Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University, expressed his joy: “This accreditation reinforces our commitment to quality in all that we do and gives us a solid platform and recognition as we seek to Continually improve our curriculum, teaching, and research in our journey to prepare future leaders in management in an ever-changing world.
Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) provides quality assurance, business education intelligence and professional development services to more than 1,600 organizations members and more than 850 accredited business schools worldwide. The association educates students, parents, employers, and advisors about accreditation and how to choose a quality business education program that will meet their needs. AACSB accreditation ensures that a school provides its students with a challenging and relevant education that prepares them for the business world. Globally, less than 6% of all schools offering business degree programs at bachelor’s level or above in the world hold AACSB accreditation.
Speaking about the accreditation, Prof. VN Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University said, “A giant leap for the Institute of Management at Somaiya Vidyavihar University in the global arena of quality teaching and research in the field of business and management education.
The accreditation process is a rigorous process that ensures that business schools offer the best in business education. When schools display the AACSB seal of accreditation, it sends a signal to the world that their institution’s graduates and alumni are ready to lead in today’s competitive global business environment. AACSB accreditation ensures relevance and timeliness through active engagement with the business or accounting community and demand for qualified faculty who are experts in their field.
Dr. Monica Khanna, Director of the KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, said, “I am very pleased that the KJ Somaiya Institute of Management has achieved AACSB accreditation in the 40th year since its inception in 1981. AACSB Accreditation will help the Institute develop global footprints and facilitate student and faculty exchanges, research collaborations and enhance our reputation with various stakeholders.”
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, established in 1981, is consistently ranked among the top 20 management institutes and top 10 private sector B-schools in India. The institute offers doctoral programs, full-time, part-time, and executive MBA programs, as well as master’s degrees in computer applications. In addition to regular programs, the Institute offers customized, industry-specific certificates and executive development programs for government agencies, corporations, defense personnel, and NGOs.