Since the time man evolved from his nomadic self to a more civilised being, he has been exchanging goods. What began as barter or a mere exchange of goods, soon took a more civilised form and the concept of money was introduced. Soon monetary transactions started taking place.
Today, centuries later, hard cash has given way to digital currency or cryptocurrency. Throughout all these changes that have hit mankind, one thing that has stood every test of time is the role of commerce in our lives. Indeed no form of monetary transaction is possible without having definite guidelines laid down by commerce.
This speaks for the importance of studying commerce. Other than that, it is also interesting to note that there is a wide array of career options available to those pursuing a degree in commerce. These range from being an auditor to a chartered accountant. Some people also opt for pursuing company secretaryship.
Irrespective of what one's career plans are, the only thing that can take them there is a degree from a reputed institution. Thus, there is a lot of competition amongst colleges to make their way to the top 10 in the country. The list below has been carefully formulated in order of ranking that is made on the basis of the fee structure, placement and learning environment of the top 10 most coveted institutions in the country.
1. Shri Ram College Of Commerce, New Delhi
Accredited A+ grade by NAAC, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in commerce and economics in the country. With a 100% placement record and the highest package going all the way up to a whooping 16lpa, the college is the best in the country. The fee for a bachelor's course (three-year course) is Rs 90,000.
2. Lady Shri Ram College For women, New Delhi
This is the best all women's institution for commerce in the country. The fee here is a modest Rs 54,000. However, this does not mean that the college compromises on its quality of teaching or the placements offered. The institution has a record of achieving over 90% placement for five years in a row.
3. Loyola College, Chennai
The best institution for pursuing a degree in commerce in the south, Loyola College makes sure that all its students are well prepared to face the heat of the interview process. That is how they ensure that their institution remains top-notch in terms of placements.
Amazon, Genmedic and Stratagem Solutions are companies that frequent the institution for hiring purposes. The fee for a three-year bachelor's degree in commerce is a mere Rs 13,842.
4. Christ College, Bangalore
Another centre of excellence in the south, Christ College had ensured that over 700 of its students were placed in top-notch companies the last academic year. As this is a private institution, the fee structure here is slightly towards the higher end. The total course fee is over 2 lakhs.
5. Hansraj College, Delhi
This college has a modest fee structure of Rs 54,000. The feature of this college that sets it apart from all others is the fact that it offers world-class facilities in terms of its co-curricular activities. The institution prepares its students with a holistic approach wherein the students learn to apply their classroom learning in the real world. That is why the placement scene in Hansraj College is so praiseworthy.
6. Hindu College, Delhi
One of the few majority-run institutions in the country, Hindu College believes in education for all and that is why it has a very modest fee structure. With a placement percentage as high as 95%, the college has ensured that it has kept up with the times and established its foothold as a centre of excellence in the teaching of subjects related to commerce.
7.Anil Surendra Modi College Of Commerce, Mumbai
A college dedicated exclusively to the study of commerce, this institution has over 2200 under graduates and over 30 post graduates. It is a constituent of SVKM's NMIMS. It also offers courses in finance and business administration.
The placement cell of the college is more than 25 years old and most of the students graduating out of this institution land themselves with jobs in the top firms of the industry. The total fee for a three-year degree here is about 6.75 lakhs.
8. St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore
Conferred as a College of Excellence by the University Grants Commission, this 135-year-old institution is one of the oldest colleges of the city. With an average fee structure of Rs 70,000 for a bachelor's course in commerce, this institution has ensured that it stays true to its core values as its keeps its pace with the changing times.
A number of top-rated companies visit its campus year after year to recruit their students.
9. Madras Christian College, Chennai
A minority-centric institution, this college encourages equal opportunities of placement for all. There is a dedicated team which is responsible for preparing students for the same. The average compensation of its students was 3lpa in the last financial year. As compared to the infrastructure and the quality of teaching and other services that are offered to its students, it is fair to say that the fee structure is pretty reasonable.
10. Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce
One of the thirty institutions under the Symbiosis Group, the commerce courses here are very good as they focus more on the practical learning. The fee for a three-year course is somewhere close to Rs 50,000. The placement scene in this college is also commendable with Wipro, Deloitte and EY being few amongst the many companies that visited the campus in the last academic year.
Needless to say, most of the students who graduated from this college were placed into some of the top MNCs of the country.