K.J. Somaiya Inst. of Mgmt. Studies & Research (2018 - 19)

Process
The process of selection at KJ Somaiya consists of Case Discussion and Personal Interview.
Feedback - Case discussion
Duration: 15-20 minutes, 30 seconds to summarise individually
Case Studies were given on the following topics:
  • Animal practice for medicines and cosmetics
  • Is social media an effective medium of communication? Is it turning us into a hyper anxious society?
  • #MeToo
  • National anthem in cinema
  • Digital Communication
  • Driverless Cars (given 3 questions to discuss)
Feedback – Personal Interview
Duration: 15-20 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1:
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (CSE), Fresher
Introduce yourself. So, what are you currently doing? You want to go for a core MBA or any other Branch? Why International Business? Do you know about the trade wars? Do you know about Korean trade war? Tell me about object overriding. What is function overriding? Why MBA and not M.Tech? So, tell me about any one project? (some specific questions on projects) How are you improving your English communication skills? Do you have any questions for us?
Excerpt from Interview 2:
Candidate Profile: BMS (Finance), Fresher
Tell me about yourself. What is your father’s business? Can you tell us more about it? How does it work? So, why don’t you join his transportation business? What is the GDP of India? Do you know about the current inflation rate? What is the growth rate of India? So, which game do you play? What do you want to do after MBA? If you are doing equity analysis, how can you become CFO? How will the companies prosper and profit in the near future? What is your dream company?
Excerpt from Interview 3:
Candidate Profile: BBA, Fresher

Tell me about yourself. What are your favourite subjects? (some questions on academics) What were your extra curriculars? (questions on candidate’s internships and projects) Elaborate on your last project. Whom do you admire as the ideal business leader? Are you interested in technology? (questions on candidates current course in coding) (some HR scenarios given) What other calls do you have?