- International Aditya Birla Centre for Performing Arts
- Kitab Khana
- Sangit Mahabharati
- Urdu Markaz
- SAHER – Society for Awareness, Harmony & Equal Rights
- Shishuvan Shool
It was the vision of Shri K.J. Somaiya that modern professional education must remain true to the spirit of Indian ethos and culture. He insisted on value-based education, believing firmly that a community uncaring for its traditions is decadent and insubstantial. He was passionate about propagating the Sanskrit language and the promotion of studies in ancient Indian thought and culture. He envisaged Somaiya Vidyavihar as the modern-day Nalanda University where students and teachers would live in an intellectual and spiritual fellowship.
The Somaiya Vidyavihar campus comprises 34 individual institutes dedicated in the streams of arts, sciences, management, engineering, medicine, humanities, philosophies and social sciences. The campus is spread across 2 main campuses – a 65 acre complex in Vidyavihar, in north central area of Mumbai and an adjoining 35 acre complex in Sion, both in the heart of Mumbai besides a number of other smaller campuses across rural Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Established in 1956, Sangit Mahabharati(SMB),stands out as one of India’s premier academies engaged in systematic music training and research in the performing arts.The Founder,renowned tabla maestro,author and guru, Padmabhushan Pandit Nikhil Ghosh was inspired by the idea of reaching music in its pure form to as many homes as possible by imparting wholesome training in music and dance, thereby giving society a more enriched and meaningful sense of life.
Additionally,the collection, the documentation of invaluable information and actual musicological research by SMB, has resulted in the compilation of India’s first Encyclopaedia of Music, now released as the Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India in 2010, by the Oxford University Press worldwide.
SMB also propagates awareness in the classical arts by organizing music festivals, baithak soirees and lecture-demonstrations by noted artistes and experts from various related fields as well as music appreciation sessions, which are open to the art-loving citizens of the Mumbai metropolis.
Shishuvan is a cutting-edge English medium ICSE school, rooted in Indian culture and global in its outlook. It was established in the year 2001 by the management of Shri Hirji Bhojraj & Sons Cutchi Visha Oswal Jain Chhatralya. The current school strength is 1216 students in the classes from Nursery to Std. X. Core Indian values of community living, sharing and taking care of resources and belongings, nurturing the multifarious talents of the child, recognition of and respect for diversity in abilities, the appreciation of cultural differences, respect for the environment and the ethic of work as worship are inculcated in the school.
The children learn to give their best to whatever they do. Their enjoyment of learning enables them to view school as the beginning of lifelong learning. In addition to academics, the school lays substantial emphasis on art, dance, music, sports with simultaneous attention given to personality development, counseling, and remedial education. Learning is carried out through methods that are driven by the philosophy of integration. This includes regular field trips, independent research by the students and co-operative learning in groups. Subject teaching is integrated within the disciplines of languages, social studies, maths and science through library research, laboratory work, art and craft, and sports to create a holistic curriculum. The teacher facilitates the learning of the students and invites other experts and resource persons to share deeper insights with students on different topics.
Digital Academy – The Film School is India’s premium Film School offering courses in all aspects of Film Making. The film school was established eight years ago and is proud to have successfully enabled their students to achieve excellence in their chosen area in Film Making.
The courses cover every aspect of Film making that include Film and Television Direction, Cinematography, Production Design, Film Making, Screen Play Writing, Acting, Film and Television Editing, Producers Course as well as Sound Recording and Engineering.
The students of Digital Academy have been placed at some of the most prestigious companies of the Film, Television and Animation world like Yash Raj Films, Balaji Telefilms, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Red Chillies Entertainment, Prime Focus, NDTV, Star News, MTV, Hungama TV and Rhythm & Hues to name a few.
Visit www.dafilmschool.com to find out more about us.
Kitab Khana, an oasis for book lovers, houses carefully selected curated books. The brainchild of Amrita and Samir Somaiya, this eclectic bookstore is part of an endeavor to re-introduce people to the joys of reading by designing a space wherein one can unwind and at the same time get acquainted with, among others, to a plethora of regional literature in Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi.
Kitab Khana is a passion store. Nestled in Mumbai’s historic precinct of Fort, the bookstore has an old world charm about it. The character of Kitab Khana is enhanced by the beautiful wooden shelves, the railings, the high ceilings and the wrought iron staircase – all of which have been lovingly restored by Mrs Somaiya’s father – Mr. Jitendra Mistry. The focus on promoting multi-lingual languages is one of the chief aims of the store. Even the children’s section is stocked with bilingual and Hindi books, with the intention of introducing our young readers to our National Language.
Since our opening on 3rd March 2011, it has been an interesting experience. Keeping our vision in mind, we are working towards making Kitab Khana Mumbai’s literary hub.
Society for Awareness, Harmony & Equal Rights
We create opportunities for learning amidst diversity where young people interact to break barriers that inhibit them from expressing or sharing feelings and thoughts.
A World where Differences are Recognized, Accepted and Appreciated
SAHER’s mission is to enable young people to think critically and reflect on their actions to foster respect for diversity and impact themselves and the society positively
- An openness to learn from multiple realities broadens our perspective
- Acceptance and appreciation of differences makes the world a beautiful and multilayered mosaic
- Freedom of choice leads to a greater sense of ownership towards shared spaces
- Young people have immense potential to think constructively to bring about positive change.
- Every individual has an active citizen in him/her waiting to be revealed through the appropriate sparks.
- The ability to question absolute power and the zeal to initiate positive action creates a society that is more just and equitable