Somaiya Initiatives for Research and Consultancy (SIRAC) is committed to the pursuit of excellence in research and aims to lead the national agenda across the spectrum of science and technology, humanities and social responsibilities. Our commitment ensures that all the core and inter disciplines collaborate and flourish in research by adopting the highest norms and standards of a scholarly undertaking.


 Our Team

  • Dr. Becky Thomas
  • Director- Research Promotion, SIRAC
  • becky@somaiya.edu
  • +91-22-67283125


The hallmark of excellence for any University/College/Institute is the research that takes place under its leadership. Somaiya Vidyavihar delivers an individualistic as well as a collaborative approach towards both basic and application-oriented research in disciplines of Management, Science, Technology, Education, Health Sciences, Religion, Culture, and Humanities. The potential to carry out significant multi and inter-disciplinary research projects exists within its portals, which continues to be harnessed for better research outcomes. Research Promotions intends to promote inter institutional research, connect faculty and students & collate research information across Somaiya.

  • Dr. Parvathi JR
  • Coordinator- Research Promotion, SIRAC
  • parvathi.jr@somaiya.edu
  • +91-22-67283181


The overall functioning of SIRAC is monitored by an Executive committee comprising of renowned experts from various fields of research from academia & industry as well as members representing Somaiya Group.

The SIRAC team will be ably supported for all research related activities by HOI's and R&D heads of all Higher Education Institutes (HEI's) that constitute the Consultative committee.

  • Dr. Atish Taukari
  • Dean, Extension and Research Activities
  • atish@somaiya.edu
  • K.J. Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce
  • Dr. Samidha M.Pawaskar
  • HOD of Biochemistry & Dean of Research & Extension
  • smpawaskar@somaiya.edu
  • K.J. Somaiya College of Science & Commerce
  • Dr. Sujata K
  • Associate Professor, HOD of Economics
  • sujata.khadilkar@somaiya.edu
  • S.K.Somaiya College of Arts Science & Commerce
  • Dr. Pooja Birwatkar
  • Assistant Professor
  • pooja.birwatkar@somaiya.com
  • K.J.Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education (B.ED)
  • Shri Nagesh Sawant
  • Teacher in Department of Physics (Jr. College)
  • nageshdsawant@gmail.com
  • S.K.Somaiya Vinay Mandir Secondary & Jr.College
  • Smt. Sphurti N. Jawale
  • Senior lecturer
  • sphurti@somaiya.edu
  • Smt.S.K.Somaiya Jr.College of Education
  • Mr. Anil M. Purkar
  • Sr. Faculty
  • anil.p@somaiya.edu
  • K.J.Somaiya Vocational Training Institute
  • Dr. S.G. Kolte
  • Head of Computer Engineering Dept
  • sgkolte@somaiya.edu
  • K.J.Somaiya Polytechnic