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CMSF Society

Founder of CMSF

Bro. Paulus Moritz founder of cmsf

St. Francis Group of Institutions in Mumbai are a chain of Christian/Catholic Minority Educational Institutions located in the Western Suburbs of India’s Financial Capital Mumbai. St. Francis Group of Institutions have today become a pride of Mumbai and India’s most sought academic community for its focus on excellence in value based education and beneficial & educative extracurricular activities. Today, after 118 years of its inception the Franciscan Brothers continue their commitment of training young minds and finding solutions to address tomorrow’s challenges.

St. Francis Group of Institutions are established and run by the Franciscan Missionary Brothers, an International Organisation headquartered at Borivali (West), Mumbai. Rev. Bro. Paulus Moritz has founded the CONGREGATION OF THE MISSIONARY BROTHERS OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI in the year 1901 with the vision of reaching out to the poor and the less privileged. Bro. Paulus Mortiz was appointed as the first Superior General of the Congregation of the CMSF. He worked tirelessly for the welfare of the Brothers and the missions. His famous dictum was: “As long as you look after the poor, God will look after you!” He was a man with a deep spiritual conviction and of prayer and contemplation. He knew that only a deep religious person could become a great missionary, and he formed his Brothers in that pattern.

It was a relentless pilgrimage for him and his early companions in the mission of the Lord, serving the poor and needy at all costs in the villages of the entire country wherever they had been called to from 1901 till date, the inspiration of our Founder continues in the Brothers’ Love and Service to the Indian people and beyond. Starting missions all over India, guiding the Brothers through many vicissitudes and storms for more than four decades, Bro. Paulus Mortiz relinquished the office of Superior General in 1941. He was called for his eternal reward on 19th November 1942 after a brief illness, which he joyfully accepted as a prelude to his heavenward journey.

May he intercede for us, his children, from his heavenly dwelling to keep the mission of love to all, especially to the down-trodden and marginalized!

Message from Chairman/ President's Desk

Bro. Jose Valliara PRESIDENT-Governing Board

The Society of the Congregation of Franciscan Brothers was established on February 22nd, 1901 at Nagpur by its Founder, Bro. Paulus Moritz and his Companions. The Congregation aims at an integral and personalized formation of the young in the context of its plurality and diversity of Indian/World culture. It strive to render service to all strata of humanity to attain integral development and to live a free, dignified and truthful life.

St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMAR) Borivli, Mumbai was established in the year 2002 with the motto of providing quality professional education to graduate students to equip them with academic excellence in specialized management areas and value system. Value system includes grasp of soft skills, life skills and problem solving skills to face life in good times and bad. Thus, to strive to produce value based business leaders with intellectual competence, morally and ethically upright, socially committed, caring and fostering the ecology, spiritually inspired citizens in the service of India and the world at large.

The task ahead is to carry forward the traditional focus on creating value based excellence amongst participants and transforming them, by encouraging them to initiate and manage self-regulated innovative projects of educational and social values along with faculty members role in understanding and promoting the tremendous technological base which our young generation of students possess. Looking to be successful in one’s own career like becoming an entrepreneur, starting one’s own business or joint venture and getting a good job in a company etc are necessary. In all one should strive to live a life of happiness and contentment and share the same with others.

We also maintain a one-to-one relationship with our students and take care of their personality development at each stage through many interactive sessions on values, ethics, business etiquette, counselling and leadership.

On campus, the Franciscan values of service and living purposefully, are visible in action. Our faculty, students and staff are involved in many social outreach activities.

The Eco-System created by our strong SFIMAR-Alumni network enhances substantially the growth and development of our student participants of our Institute. I am indebted to all our educational partners for all your support and involvement in our higher education venture.

Message from Director’s Desk

Dr. Henry Babu Director - SFIMAR

At St Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMAR) I’m extremely proud of the rich tradition of offering practical& value-based business education that is upheld since its founding. Our business programs prepare our students to become leaders with the moral depth and intellectual intensity that are necessary to meet the challenges of the Business world.

Since its inception in the year 2002, SFIMAR has grown as an institution with a high degree of commitment to academic excellence, with a dynamic student group, extremely committed faculty team, and a devoted staff where all the stakeholders exhibit delight and support to one another.

Due to its strong reputation SFIMAR attracts top quality faculty and students from across India.we recognize that effective management education and research can only be achieved through both academic and professional engagement with our stakeholdersand that academic and professional engagement must intersect in meaningful ways in the delivery of our programs and in carrying out our research.

The industry relevant syllabi and progressive project-based learning pedagogy not only instil a passion for knowledge among the student participants but also guarantees to induce in them how to apply the acquired knowledge in real situations. We teach students to think deeply, broadly, creatively, analytically and to seek out new ideas every day and to become lifelong learners.

To equip students with the best possible opportunities, our faculty involve themselves in research and consultancy continuously. We are keen to generate ideas that have impact in the workplace and believe that students learn best through interactive debate so the opportunity to question current thinking is positively encouraged.

The academic actions are complemented by a plethora of opportunities to participate in a variety of co-curricular, extra-curricular and specialized activities, both in-house and outbound. SFIMAR also emphasis on holistic development in the personality of the students and indoctrinates creativity, leadership, integrity, ethics and Global outlook among the student participants.

We recognise the importance of engagement with business and society; we behave in a socially responsible manner and encourage our students to do the same. We want our students to have a happy and enriching experience with us and to leave here with the motivation and commitment to become socially responsible leaders who can make a significant contribution to the wealth and well-being of the societies in which they work.

With a highly motivated faculty, a bright and talented student population and a caring staff that brings professional service to both, I am confident we can offer an exceptional learning experience.

Welcome to SFIMAR !