South Indian Education Society

South Indian Education Society

rise with education

Mission & Vision

Our institution mission was set by our founder Shri M. V. Venkateshwaran in 1932.

“This society should sincerely serve the cause of education and the educational needs of the common man of this cosmopolitan city.”

So in spirit of sincerity we:

  • Stress on high standards of academic, professional and societal performance.
  • Respond in a creative manner to a continuously changing cosmopolitan society.
  • Support cultural and ethnic diversity in the student community.

We seek to achieve our educational mission by:

  • Focusing on modes of enquiry which strengthen thinking skills.
  • Providing extensive field experience to bring together theory and practice.
  • Providing library resources and services to support the academic needs of the institutions.
  • Integrating technological development across the curriculum.

Our commitment is to a student-centered environment:

  • In which the intellectual, cultural, social, physical and recreational needs of the students are met.
  • Which offers learning experiences and forums where students come together to challenge one another’s ideas in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • That provides support to students through an academic advising centre,computing facilities, peer advising, tutorials, counseling and health services, and programmes for disadvantaged as well as gifted students.
  • And which offers appropriate services for students with physical disabilities.

Our commitment is also to the larger community of the region that we serve:

  • Through collaborative efforts with schools and higher educational institutions, the health care and social service agencies and the business community
  • Through faculty, administration and student participation in community programmes.
  • And by keeping tuition fees within the reach of people of moderate incomes.


Established in 1932 by Shri. M. V. Venkateshwaran, the South Indian Education Society (SIES) prides itself on its rich heritage. Based in Mumbai, SIES is one of the oldest educational societies in India and is known for its rich tradition of imparting education while inculcating the essence of culture in its pupils. The society, since then has successfully expanded its reach by establishing various institutions that have striven to achieve academic excellence. In the journey to achieve individual milestones and collective growth, SIES started with six ardent learners and today the SIES family has evolved with various educational institutions and is blessed with over 18,000 students under its wing

The society has established a High school, an array of arts, science and commerce colleges, along with academic and professional institutions of higher learning. This includes establishments of Center for Excellence in Management Research and Development (CEMRD), SIES School of Packaging, SIES Indian Institute of Environment Management, and SIES Graduate School of Technology (an engineering institute). SIES Seniors’ Home and SIES Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Veda Vidya Pitha for young children are the latest ventures initiated by SIES. Education blends with tradition at SIES, which in turn reflects on individual and personal growth. This has been achieved through the foresight, wisdom and dedication of the founders with a strong emphasis on high standards of academic, professional and societal performance.


The inauguration of the new SIES Complex at Nerul in Navi Mumbai in 1996 highlighted the fact that SIES had gone global. It had entered the international phase of its already remarkable growth. Quite fittingly, too, for this was the time of liberalization in communications and business in India, and exchange of expertise with other countries. The Nerul Complex is a consequence of SIES’s commitment to higher education and is a giant step in its continuing search for fresher disciplines, professional methods and wider frontiers in education.

This was the fifth stage of SIES’s growth. The previous four were its inception in 1932, the inauguration of a new building for its High School in 1954, the founding of Arts, Science and Commerce College in 1960, and the College of Commerce and Economics in 1989. All these events, marked by the presence of prominent public figures and arousing much media attention were also take-off points of vigorous growth in new academic direction. But they had been confined to one locality of intense activity, the Matunga-Sion area of North Mumbai – the birthplace of the society.

SIES’s three institution here are within walking distance of each other. The academic experience in Nerul, Navi Mumbai, marked a new interpretation by the society of its educational mission to suit this rapidly changing times, and its realization of the need to venture into new disciplines to meet new challenges. With much foresight and bold initiative, the Nerul Complex was set up to meet the insistent demands of the business world for trained managers and economists.

SIES Nerul is not just a new college. It is a campus for an extensive educational complex. A large plot of ground 12, 560 sq.m in area was acquired, and a new campus evolved over a decade at a cost of Rs. 400 million, a scale vastly larger than any of its previous Institutions

Honour Code

The honour code of SIES rests on contemporary student's perception of the value systems and the various practices. SIES firmly believes in secular education and supports cultural and ethnic diversity in the community. The society ensures that its graduates in humanities go out into government and industry with an understanding of the role of science and technology in the scheme of things and its graduates in sciences and technologies go out into the world with an understanding of the power structure of the society and the humanizing influence of the Arts. The honour code dwells on the Panchsheel of our philosophy.

  • Honesty and fairness in dealings, equity being central to any action
  • No discrimination based on caste, creed, community or wealth.
  • Pride in the nation -"India First"
  • A commitment to preserve, protect and perpetuate Indian culture, traditions and values. This includes
    • Respect for teachers and other elders
    • Understanding and empathy for the challenged students

The honour code is entirely administered by the student body. The faculty and the administration co-operate with the honour committee in ensuring compliance of the honour code. Every student of the society is made aware of the honour code and the responsibility of its maintenance imposed on them. Students found guilty of an honour offence, without exception, are dismissed permanently from the institution where they are enrolled. A student accused of honour violation has a fair opportunity to present his view point before any decision is taken. The honour code would certainly bring benefits both to the individual student and to the society.