Qimpro Gold Standard 2023

Samir Somaiya


Chancellor, Somaiya Vidyavihar University

Mr Samir Somaiya is the Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University; and President of Somaiya Vidyaviyar. He is also Chairman & Managing Director of Godavari Biorefineries Limited; as well as is the current President of the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A distinguished leader.

Samir is passionate about Education. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. He also has a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.

Samir had been permitted by his grandfather to study in the US, with a pre-condition: On return to India, he will transform Somaiya Vidyavihar University to a Global Best-In-Class Campus.

Somaiya Vidyavihar University, now a World-Class University, is the result of Benchmarking of Best Practices of Cornell University; and adaptation of Lessons Learned at Harvard University.

The key differentiator of the University is that several languages are taught in the classroom: Hindi, Marathi, English, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Prakrit, Japanese, Mandarin, Italian, French, and many more. Creating a Made-In-India World-Class University.

All this by a grandson who remains Committed to the Family Values: Integrity, and Abundance Mentality. Samir Somaiya.

In addition, Samir has two strong beliefs that guide his thinking:
- Liberation through Knowledge
- There is no religion greater than Service to Humanity.

Samir is tireless. Within the University, he is striving to create world-class institutions for Management, Engineering, Sciences, Education, Humanities, Design, Sports, and much more.

Samir has the Mind of a Missionary, and the Soul of a Visionary.

We congratulate Samir Somaiya. Our Qimpro Gold Standard 2023 for Education.

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