Know all about admission at Maharashtra's first private university, Somaiya Vidyavihar

The Maharashtra cabinet gave the nod for the formation of the state’s first private university on August 2019.

Know all about admission at Maharashtra's first private university, Somaiya Vidyavihar

The state's first private university, Somaiya Vidyavihar University will start enrolling students for the academic year 2020-21. Somaiya Vidyavihar University (SVU), will be offering interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary courses to close to 2,000 students. Notably, students of SVU will be able to choose desired subjects from different streams and institutes within the Somaiya aegis.

“We want to meet international standards while ensuring that education is still affordable to the masses,” said Samir Somaiya, president of the Somaiya group of institutes.

According to Rajasekharan Pillai, vice-chancellor of SVU, so far, Somaiya University's management institute has received over 8,000 applications for the upcoming academic year. The admission process will commence July onwards.

“While the aided courses will stay under the autonomous SK Somaiya Institute of Arts Science and Commerce, and will still be affiliated to the University of Mumbai, all other unaided and new courses will come under SVU,” said Pillai.

According to reports, the university is ready with the syllabus which has been approved by the academic council and accordingly, they have formed 40 boards of studies.

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"The nod has been given to allow development of new academic programmes that find new ways to improve quality of higher education, foster social change and social reconstruction through creativity, innovative enterprise and entrepreneurship,"  the Cabinet had said in their statement.  

The Maharashtra State Cabinet had approved the formation of the state's first private university in August 2019.  The joint sponsors will be K.J. Somaiya Trust and Somaiya Trust and the university will consist of the KJ Somaiya College of Engineering , KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, and five other institutes at Vidyavihar campus in Ghatkopar.

What is your opinion about Somaiya Vidyavihar University and its admission process? Do you think this could be a viable alternative to Mumbai University?

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