Graduate Courses-Department of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Honours Programme

• Overview
Jadavpur University, Kolkata awards the degree for the B.Com Honours course at J. D. Birla Institute (Department of Commerce). This is an all girls department located at the main campus. A degree in Commerce provides basic training to students in all major subjects, such as Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Entrepreneurship and Accounting Practices along with training in computer and soft skills. Further, the course also prepares the students for professional courses such as MBA, CA, CS etc. Recently the course has been upgraded to include specializations in the final year (semester-V-& semester-VI). A student can thus opt for any one of the following – 'Accounting & Finance', 'Marketing' or 'Banking & Insurance'. However the seats remain limited in each specialization; an allotment of the same to a student would be based on merit. The College follows the Semester System for the teaching-learning-evaluation process.

• Specialization in Final Year of Study
The course offers specialization in the final year and students can choose from among any one of the following areas:
1. Accountancy & Finance
2. Banking & Insurance
3. Marketing

• Criteria for Allotting Specialization:
Limited numbers of seats are available (Accounting & Finance / Marketing / Banking & Insurance) offered in the final year of the B.Com (Hons.) course. The specialization allotted to a student would be based on her performance in the first three semesters apart from her preference for a particular specialization. However incase of the seats being filled in a particular specialization, a students may have to undertake her second or third specialization choice.

• Duration

  • The length of the undergraduate course is three years (6 semesters) from the academic year in which the registration is granted.
  • The Academic year is divided into two semesters: July-December and January-June.
  • 6-8 subjects are covered in each semester.
  • Students have to attend about 16-18 weeks of classes per semester.
  • Classes per subject per week: 4 (for 50 marks paper) & 6-8 (for 100 marks paper)
  • Duration of each lecture: 45 minutes

• Timing
Classes are scheduled in the morning from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm. On Saturdays, classes are held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This timing allows students to concurrently pursue other specialized professional courses or otherwise gain part-time work experience during their day hours.

• Batch Size and Class Strength
The Department consists of nearly 750 students with 250 students in each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year. Each batch of students is split into 4 sections.

• Course Structure and Syllabus

  • Total classes per week: 20 (45 minutes per class)
  • Total weeks per semester: 15 - 17 (approx)
  • Classes per subject per week: 4 (for 50 marks paper) & 6-8 (for 100 marks paper)

• Details of Semesters

  • 1st year: (Semester I & II)
  • 2nd year: (Semester III & IV)
  • 3rd year (Semester V & VI)
  • Total marks per semester = 250
  • Total marks for the entire course = 1500

• Degree
The final degree will be awarded by Jadavpur University

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