What sets human beings apart from that of other lower animals is the fact that we know how to collaborate with each other. While some of these collaborations are physical in nature (it is in this context things like traditional gender roles come into the picture), others are emotional. But if we look at this from a sociological perspective, we will see that there is a huge amount of materialistic dependency amongst us human beings as well.
The nature of this materialistic dependency is something that has changed over the years. This change has been guided by a lot of factors (including the dynamic nature of currency and the role of technology in it).
All of this has cumulatively put a lot of pressure on the world of commerce, making it one of the most sought-after fields of study in the country. Because of the need for commerce graduates and postgraduates in almost all walks of life, there is immense completion amongst the students to make their way into the top colleges of the country.
This is the reason why, amongst all the fields of study, commerce is where students have the most cut-throat competition in terms of marks. With so much competition on the cards for the students, it is inevitable that the colleges also compete with each other to make their way to the top. Here is a carefully formulated list of the top 40 commerce colleges of the country.
1. Shri Ram College, New Delhi
Founded in 1986, this college is a centre of excellence for men in the country. An extension of the commerce department, the Department of Global Business Operations is amongst the best in its field.
With about a hundred student societies to its name, this college ensures that its students are given the platform to be able to pursue the hobbies and interests of their choice.
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2. Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi
Established much later than its male counterpart (in the year 1956), this college has been quick to catch up in terms of the quality of education that is imparted here. With a campus that is bigger than 500 acres, today the college boasts of a student strength of over 2000.
Students of this institution who have pursued their education in any one of the 16 courses are seen to fare very well in their profession lives.
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3. Loyola College, Chennai
This 93-year-old institution has alumni that boast of a former president of India, a number of diplomats, entertainers and civil servants. It also has Olympic medallists and philosophers to its credit. The ambience and culture of the college ensure that the present students of this institution grow up to rise to the levels of its illustrious alumni.
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4. Christ University, Bangalore
One of the newer institutions to make its way into the list, Christ University is a private institution. Hence, it is obvious that the fee structure here is slightly on the higher side. But the infrastructure and facilities that are offered to the students of this institution ensure that every penny spent here is worth the investment.
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5. Hindu College, New Delhi
Another prestigious college under the Delhi University, this institution has ensured that over the years it only becomes stronger. The library of this college, which happens to be one of the oldest college libraries in the country, boasts of over a lakh books and more than 2000 e-journals. The environment of the commerce department of the college is such that it fosters the spirit of learning amongst its students.
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6. Hansraj College, New Delhi
With people like Shah Rukh Khan and Anurag Kashyap as its alumni, one would expect that this institution instils a very strong sense of culture amongst its students. However, the college goes way beyond that. It has a wide array of sports facilities that include playgrounds, an indoor sports complex and a playroom. In fact, it is this college that boasts of having the only electronic shooting range under the Delhi University.
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7. Anil Surendra Modi School Of Commerce, Mumbai
This private institution has made its way to the top 40 institutions of excellence in the field of commerce because of the fact that the course distribution here is very systematic. Owing to thisreasons the students are able to grasp and retain the concepts much better than those who have studied in other institutions. The fee structure of this college stands at approximately INR 7 Lakhs for an undergraduate course.
8. Symbiosis College, Pune
Another private institution to make its way up to the list, this college has an exceptionally good placement record. A number of top-notch companies visit the campus to hire students of this coveted institution. The college also offers a number of new and innovative subjects to study about and this ensures that the students of this institution are ahead of their peers in the highly competitive world of commerce.
The college also has tie-ups with some of the top global institutions and all of this ensures that the students of this place get a chance to have proper global exposure.
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9. St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore
A Catholic institution, this college was founded way back in 1882 by the Fathers of the French Foreign Mission. One of the only colleges in the Coromandel Coast to have exposure to the French way of commerce, this college has ensured that it has kept pace with the changing times and established its foothold as one of the centres of excellence for the study of commerce in the country.
Alumni of this institution are placed in almost all the top auditing firms of the country.
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10. Mithibai College, Mumbai
Established in 1961, this college has a number of notable actors and actresses as the alumni of its commerce department. This institution has 50% reservation for the Gujarati-speaking community and standard government reservation policy applies here.
Thus, this college deserves applause for establishing its foothold as one of the best in the country while maintaining its values of providing educational opportunity to the deprived sections of the society.
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11. Ramjas College, New Delhi
One of the oldest colleges in the country for the study of commerce, the institution was founded way back in 1917.
With an esteemed faculty of scholars who have been trained at leading universities (both in the country and abroad), this institution boasts of providing a holistic environment that facilitates learning both inside as well as outside the classroom. That is why vocational training is something that students of this institution are well trained in.
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12. Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
This college is so confident in terms of the capabilities of its students that it is benevolent enough to provide an opportunity for students from other colleges to compete with that of its own and climb up the corporate ladder.
The college conducts a number of Placement Extension Service (PES) programs in this regard. Students of this institution are seen to outperform that of other colleges participating in the same.
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13. Goenka College Of Commerce And Business Administration, Kolkata
What sets this college apart from the others is the fact that the admission process here is very transparent and clear with minimal reservation policies to its name. The fee structure here is also very minimal with the figures being less than Rs 10,000 for the entire course.
The lush and green campus right at the heart of the city of Kolkata is also a major attraction for this college.
14. Goswami Ganesh Dutta S. D. College, Chandigarh
Set-up in the year 1976, the Department of Commerce and Management of this college was one of the first colleges in this region to introduce a Master of Commerce program way back in 1999. Since then the college has been the alma mater of a number of top-notch company secretaries and chartered accountants of the country. It is the excellent performance of its students that has given the college the honour of being a Star Department by UGC.
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15. K. J. Somaiya College Of Arts And Commerce, Mumbai
This college boasts of having one of the best infrastructures, staff and quality of education in the field of commerce. The class strength in almost all the courses is very multicultural and this ensures that the students develop a broader perspective of life.
It offers a number of electives to the undergraduate students, giving them the freedom to choose what they want to study.
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16. Mithibai College, Mumbai
This college is under the Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal, which is a public charitable trust that has been registered under the Societies Registration Act and the Bombay Public Trust Act.
Since its inception 77 years earlier, the institute has moved from strength to strength and produced professionals of exceptional calibre. Its alumni can be found well placed in almost all the top-notch auditing firms of the country. Some of them are placed in MNCs and some are working abroad as well.
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17. Delhi College Of Arts & Commerce, New Delhi
Established in 1987, this college has been moving from pillar to post in establishing itself as one of the top institutes of studying commerce in the country. Here the focus is not merely on academic excellence, but also on leadership and team play. The number of modern and upcoming courses that the institute offers is commendable.
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18. Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
Governed by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa, this college is affiliated to the Bangalore University. With an array of BCom courses on offer (that ranges from industry-integrated and professional ones to that of travel and tourism management), this institute ensures that that students graduating out of it are well trained to take up the challenges of the real world.
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19. Gargi College, New Delhi
With more than 3.5 k students on its roll this college has established itself as a centre for excellence for commerce in the country. Dedicated exclusively to the education of women in the country, this college has the best infrastructure and sports facilities. Companies like Deutsche Bank, Google and Genpact visit the campus in order to recruit its students.
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20. Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, New Delhi
A college that has a golden jubilee of excellence to its credit, this institution has been laid on the founding principles of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, India's visionary teacher, scholar and statesman. Today the institute boasts of a plush 15-acre campus along with a placement record that all the other colleges envy. The auditorium of this college is amongst the best in the country.
21. Seshadripuram College, Bangalore
Other than the usual BCom courses, the MFA course that offers a specialisation in financial business is well reputed at the national level. There is a lot of competition for admission to this coveted institution and only the best of the best candidates make it here.
The placement scene here is equally good with companies like J. P. Morgan, Firstsource and Cargill visiting the campus.
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22. J. D. Birla Institute, Kolkata
This is one of the few institutes of the country that is very strict in terms of discipline. This ensures that the students of this college take their academics very seriously. Those who fail to comply with the attendance requirements are often seen to be barred from sitting for the year-end examinations. All of this ensures that the students graduating out of this place have a very firm character and professional dedication.
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23. Stella Maris College, Chennai
One of the few institutes in Chennai that is dedicated exclusively to the education of women, the commerce department of this college is amongst the top in the country. With a sprawling campus, this institute ensures that the students are educated in an all round approach and they have a firm understanding of the world outside. The women of this college are seen to lead various charters across the state and beyond.
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24. Ness Wadia College Of Commerce, Pune
This institute had a very humble beginning with pre-degree commerce class being the only course on offer. Growing under the care of the Modern Education Society, this institution has only grown in size and quality of education through the years. Today its alumni are well settled in the top companies of the Indian corporate scene.
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25. St. Francis College For Women, Hyderabad
A Catholic minority institution founded by the Sisters of Charity, this college has empowered women through holistic education. It was founded way back in 1959 and since then it has come a long way to emerge as one of the top colleges of Hyderabad. With over 190 teachers and over 25,000 alumni to its credit, this institution ensures that the best quality of education is imparted to its students all the time.
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26. Indraprastha College For Women, New Delhi
A hallmark of women empowerment in the country, this college has a history of strong-willed alumni to its credit. Most of its alumni are well placed in life and many of them are settled abroad. The placement cell of this institution is doing a commendable job in ensuring that the deserving students get nothing less than the best.
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27. Women’s Christian College, Chennai
Founded in 1915 with a mere strength of 7 faculty members and 41 students, this college was a collaboration of a number of missionary societies from across England, USA and Canada. Today the college has grown, with its commerce department being amongst the best. It has over 140 faculty members and student strength of 2712 exceptional women, who are keen to take on the world with their liberal thoughts.
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28. Sacred Heart College, Thevara
This is another Christian institution, but unlike the others in this list, this one is dedicated to the education of men. Set in the beautiful city of Kochi in Kerala, this college instils a secular outlook in its students. For those pursuing their degree in commerce, the college offers its students a range of diploma and certificate courses that they can pursue along with their main degree and these help them secure a job of their choice.
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29. Ethiraj College For Women, Chennai
This college has a very good infrastructure and its campus is located in the heart of the city, an area that is greater than 9 acres. The commerce section of this college offers two courses (one in commerce and the other is in company secretaryship). Students from both these courses have a very good grasp of the concepts and that is what helps them survive in this highly competitive world of commerce.
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30. Kamala Nehru College, New Delhi
One of the particulars of this college that sets it apart from the rest is its annual fest, Ullas. It is one of the best fests of the country to be organised by an all-women crew. It is during the preparation of this mega fest that students gather skills that help them prepare for the challenges that await them beyond the four walls of the college.
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31. The Oxford College Of Business Management, Bangalore
This institute is well known for the campus placements of the students who pursue BBA and BCom. The college focuses on harnessing the skills of each student. This is achieved by shifting the focus on the personal and interpersonal skills of the students instead of treating them as mere amenities. The students of the MCom course are also seen to get good placements from the college campus itself.
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32. St Ann’s College For Women, Hyderabad
Housed in a campus that is merely 4 acres in size, this institution has proven to us that space can never be a constraint when it comes to realisation of dreams. This college focuses on the fact that women can also be good chartered accountants and auditors if they are given the due exposure.
With the quality of education that is imparted in this coveted institution, it is ensured that the students are well placed academically and financially.
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33. K P B Hinduja College Of Commerce, Mumbai
This institute believes in a holistic approach to learning and that is why it has a number of fests, film festivals and sports events that are organised round the year, to ensure that the students of this coveted institution do not turn out to be bookish nerds, but, rather, become global citizens who are well acquainted with the world beyond academics as well.
The fee structure of this institution is pretty modest when the facilities that are on offer for the students are taken into account.
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34. D A V College, Chandigarh
The highlight of this college is the fact that it offers world-class facilities at rates that are affordable to the middle class Indian. The sports facilities of this college are commendable. Students who have graduated from this highly reputed institution do well in all walks of life.
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35. M C M D A V College For Women, Chandigarh
The Mehr Chand Mahajan D A V College for Women is a modern institution that encourages its students to find their true calling. Its sports and cultural facilities are commendable. The college was the first in the country to introduce rock climbing as a hobby option.
The institution has had the honour of receiving the Punjab University's General Women Sports Efficient Shield for 37 years now.
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36. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, New Delhi
This college has one of the best infrastructures in the country. With a dozen of well-laid-out lecture halls, it is ensured that the students of this college do not miss out on the modern audio visual aids of teaching. There are more than a hundred computers in the halls, which ensure that the students who really want to learn do not miss out on the perks of this modern world.
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37. H. A. College Of Commerce, Gujarat
One of the biggest strengths of this college is that its faculty is updated with advances in their respective fields by being in the constant pursuit of knowledge and participating in a number of seminars and conferences (both at the state as well as the national level). This academically acclaimed faculty has ensured that the results of the students of this institution are always much higher than that of the university it is affiliated to.
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38. Sri Guru Gobind Singh College Of Commerce, New Delhi
Another institution under the Delhi University, this is a minority institution that believes in secularity with the motto of beholding the entire human race as one. This institution has ensured that it has the best of amenities so that the students are able to pursue hobbies of their choice. A wide array of choices is also given to the students with respect to the electives they would want to study.
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39. St. Joseph’s Degree & P G College, Hyderabad
This college has been expanding itself both in terms of academic facilities as well as with regard to its infrastructure. The placement scene here is also commendable. At the end of their respective courses, all the deserving students are seen bagging the job of their dreams. A number of well-reputed MNCs visit the campus in order to recruit the students.
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40. H L College Of Commerce, Ahmedabad
Established way back in 1936, this college has earned itself a reputation in the world of academics. The college is well known for continuously winning medals in the world of sports. Its university results are also exceptional (it is about 98% above university results) and students of this college are often seen winning ranks, medals and honours at state and national levels.
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