The Top 10 Commerce Colleges in India

Commerce has been one of the most popular subjects in India for the past decade or so. It has had a steady rise in popularity and with regards to pursuing a career, commerce soon became one of the most sought-after subjects, and for good reason too. It is one of the three primary academic streams- Science, Commerce and Humanities/Arts.

Commerce as a stream opens doors to diverse career opportunities in banking, finance, insurance, charted accountancy and etc. Since the foundation of a successful career usually begins from the time a student joins college, students pursuing commerce choose related subjects during their undergraduate and postgraduate study. There are many top-notch commerce colleges in India that have carved out a niche for themselves in the field of commerce education.

Commerce provides students with a number of career options which other streams may lack. After choosing commerce as their stream, students can get a wide range of career options before them. With the rapid growth of the Indian economy and that of the national service sector in India, a huge number of avenues, opportunities and jobs have come up for students with commerce background. For instance, they can try pursuing CA (Chartered Accountancy) just after finishing their class 12th. Being one of the highest rewarding career options, this profession is regarded as very prestigious in our modern society.

There are thousands of colleges and universities pan India that offer courses in commerce. Among these and apart from these, more commerce colleges are opening in India to provide students with the opportunity to gather knowledge in various fields of commerce and surroundings such as that of Trade and Business, Marketing, economics, industrial and fiscal policies, Accountancy, Businesses, Administration and etc.

Some of the leading commerce colleges in India are:

Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi

Established in the year 1926 in New Delhi, this famous college is affiliated to the University of Delhi. It was and it is one of the oldest and the most prestigious institutes of higher learning in Commerce and Economics. Many notable people like Arun Jaitley, Shiv Khera and Anshu Jain have been a part of this esteemed institution.

Lady Shri Ram College for Women,
New Delhi

Established in 1956, this college has the reputation of being the topmost institution in respect to Humanities and the second best in Commerce, as per a report in India Today magazine.

This college also has students pursuing courses in Economics, English, Hindi, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, Sociology, Psychology, BSc in Mathematics, Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace-building (CTPB) and in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Loyola College, Chennai

Loyola College is considered to be one of the best commerce colleges in the country. The alumni of this college have done well in their careers. This college has been consistently ranked in the top 3 across different disciplines in India. The curriculum of arts/humanities includes the subjects of English, economics, commerce, history, Tamil and sociology. Science students can pursue physics, chemistry, botany, and zoology and computer science in the college.

Jain University, Bangalore

Ranked as one of the topmost private universities in Bangalore, it was conferred the deemed to be university status in 2009. This institute provides world-class education in commerce related subjects. Though this university is known for the commerce field, it also offers more than 100 UG and PG programs in non-commerce courses such as that of various sciences, humanities and arts, engineering and technology and management.

It also includes part-time courses for working professionals in the field of Business Administration, Engineering and Information technology.

St. Xavier's college, Mumbai

This college was established in 1869. The highly experienced faculty, infrastructure, and placements have proved the college's worth. The college is managed by the few Indian Jesuits, and they mainly focus on affirmative action on the various students from minority groups. Like other colleges, it also offers undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Arts, Science and Business.

Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce (ASMSOC), Mumbai

Although being relatively new, this commerce school has earned its reputation as one of the topmost commerce schools in India. Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management and Corporate Finance are the other subjects of interest in this college.

College of Arts & Commerce by Symbiosis Society, Pune

Established in 1983, Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce is one of India's leading private institutes for pursuing a degree in commerce. The college has built a reputation with world-class infrastructure, sprawling campus along with Wi-Fi enabled hostels and classrooms.

College of Arts & Commerce by Symbiosis Society, Bangalore

This college is the flagship institution of the Symbiosis International University. Just like its Pune counterpart, the Bangalore branch of Symbiosis also has entered into fame due to its quality of education in commerce courses. Situated in the silicon valley of India, it has an added advantage of getting top placements.

Hansraj College, New Delhi

Hansraj College is a constituent college that is affiliated to the University of Delhi. It has earned a spot in the top ten commerce colleges in India by virtue of its academics. From Shah Rukh Khan to other famous personalities, many notable alumni have passed out from this college.

Madras Christian College, Chennai

Founded in 1837, it is considered to be one of the oldest colleges in South Asia and also one of the most prestigious colleges in India. From being established as a small boys school to now being this premier institute, this college offers a vast multitude of opportunities in commerce, science, arts and humanities and many more.

As India continues to grow at a rapid pace, there is a requirement for talented professionals who can contribute to the economy. The many commerce colleges pan India serve this purpose of educating the youth wonderfully well. They offer all kinds of courses in commerce to expand students’ horizons and make them well versed in the subject.

The list of the best commerce colleges in India will not only help students to make an informed decision but also make them look beyond colleges that have skyrocketing cut-offs. It is also advisable that before choosing a course and the college, thorough research must be done about choosing the degree, be it B.Tech or B.Com.

Too often people don’t know what they’re getting into. What do you learn in the course? What are the job opportunities? What are the further education prospects it offers? It is highly recommended that all these critical questions are answered in detail before a decision is made. Students may also consider that along with core commerce, it makes sense to opt for Popular Finance and Accounting courses, due to the high paying career opportunities available in the growing BFSI sector.

Ultimately, everyone wants to choose a career that brings them money, respect and most importantly-happiness. Choosing a college is the first step towards a successful career. The list here comprises some of the most diverse colleges in India, leading in the field of commerce and stepping stones towards your dream life. Here’s hoping you make the right choice!

-Sonal Bera

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