Mumbai, Jan 2021: K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering & Information Technology, one of the leading engineering institutes in Mumbai is ranked under the prestigious ‘Platinum’ category by All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE) & Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) survey. For the year 2020, based on various parameters, the survey was conducted all over India where 814 Institutes participated in the full survey. K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering & Information Technology is one among the leading Institutes to gain the coveted ranking along with 22% of other Institutes who also won the platinum category.
AICTE and CII have been organizing a survey to identify the best industry-linked technical institutes in India since 2012. AICTE-CII jointly carry out this survey yearly at the national level and announce the results among three categories based on the strength of the industry linkages — Silver, Gold, and Platinum, where platinum being the highest.
Since 2016, K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering & Information Technology has been placed Twice in the Gold Category Award and Thrice in the ‘Platinum’ category in consecutive succession adding on Somaiya’s crown.
About Somaiya Vidyavihar:
Padma Bhushan Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya founded Somaiya Vidyavihar an education trust in 1959, to provide quality holistic education. It was founded on the belief that, education is an important pillar of nation building with the power to change lives, and education must innovate to encourage holistic development of youth. It is known as much for its Science, Technology, Engineering, Management, Social Sciences and Commerce programs, as for its programs for academic studies in various faiths and cultures of India.
Somaiya Vidyavihar encompasses 35 institutions, with more than 39,000 students and 1,500 faculty. Its main campus is in Mumbai, but Somaiya Vidyavihar also operates six schools in rural India i.e., in Dahanu, Sakarwadi, Laxmiwadi, Kopargaon, Sameerwadi, Kutch, Bagalkot and Bhopal.
With over six decades of rich experience in building and managing educational institutes of great repute, Somaiya Vidyavihar has become a Private University in 2019, bringing all of its self-financing higher education institutions and the self-financing programmes at the undergraduate and post-graduate level under one umbrella. The University was enacted by an Act of the Maharashtra State Legislature, and approved by the University Grants Commission, Government of India.