B.COM (Bachelor of Commerce)
What is it?
B. Com. stands for Bachelor of Commerce. It is a 3 years long Graduation program. Usually, it is Commerce stream students who choose this course after 12th standard schooling. But technically, even Science as well as Arts stream students are eligible to pursue this course! In the past, B. Com. used to have many takers. In fact, it was one of the most sought after and valuable Degree program. But with the introduction of technical courses like Engineering, B Sc etc., B. Com. had lost some of its old glory. As of now, B. Com. has managed to reinvent itself with the introduction of new areas of specializations! And still today, it is a favourite among Commerce stream students! In this article, we will check out some important details related to B. Com. Course, such as- advantages of pursuing this course, areas of specializations, career prospects, scope etc.
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) course details-
First of all, let us check out what B. Com. Program is all about. Let us check out the basic details associated with the course.
B. COM. – BASIC COURSE DETAILS
It is one of the oldest degrees offered by Colleges in India. Normally, it is a program that lasts 3 years. In the past, B. Com. used to be a general course, covering number of subjects, which were commonly related to commerce sector. Students had to select a combination of subjects that they had to then pursue. At present, the old B. Com. Program is offered across Colleges in India. Along with it, newly introduced specialization programs are also being offered across many Indian Colleges.
Talking about the core subjects of the program, one can say that B. Com. Program usually focuses on subject’s like-Accounts, Mathematics and Economics. Nowadays, as I mentioned above, new B. Com. Programs and specialization courses are also being offered. Some of the new programs are- B. Com. in Computer Application, B. Com. in Information Technology, B. Com. in E Commerce etc.
The 3 years long course is divided into 6 semesters. Let us analyse each semester and the core subjects that one has to face in each semester. I’m talking about the regular B. Com. Program and not any specialization course.
Traditionally, Commerce stream students go for B. Com. Program. But technically, any stream students may go for it after 12th standard! One must be 12th passed (10+2 Schooling system) with minimum 50% marks from a recognized board.
ADVANTAGES OF PURSUING B. COM. DEGREE
When compared to many other professional courses, B. Com. is relatively easier to pursue and takes only 3 years to complete. Then comes the availability of Colleges offering B. Com. It is one such course that is taught at Colleges across India. One will be able to find May good quality Government as well as Private Colleges offering B. Com. Program. So, finding a good College near your location won’t be a difficult task!
Then comes the availability of specializations and new B. Com. Programs. B. Com. (Honours) program allows students to specialize in a specific discipline during the final year of the program. Making use of this opportunity, students may specialize in useful disciplines like- Law, Finance, marketing etc. and thus give their career prospects a boost!
And like I mentioned before, new courses like B. Com. in Computer Applications, E Commerce, and Information Technology are also available. These relatively new courses are market as well as job oriented ones.
Also, B. Com. Program could act like a basic foundation, on which you may build your career. For example, after B. Com. you may go for number of other programs like- MBA, Civil Services, Central Government jobs, Law, Chartered Accountancy, and CompanySecretary ship etc.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND SCOPE
B. Com. Graduates are eligible to apply for a number of Government as well as Private sector jobs. The discipline in which one specializes also determines the type of job that one could land after graduation. The better the area of specialization, the better the salary and career prospects will be!
Managerial, Accountancy and Auditing are some of the common job posts that B. Com. Graduates may land in Private firms. Graduates will also be able to find clerical jobs in MNCs, Financial Institutions and other Organizations. Also, after going for further studies such as MBA, Law etc., students may build a rewarding career in those field also!
List of commerce colleges in India:
- Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) Delhi
- Loyola College, Chennai
- Christ College Bangalore
- Symbiosis Society’s College of Arts & Commerce, Pune
- St Joseph’s College, Bangalore
- Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi
- St Xavier’s College, Kolkata
- Madras Christian College, Chennai,
- Presidency College, Chennai
- Hans Raj College