NIHIL ULTRA: Nothing Beyond

Department of Commerce (B.Com. Morning)

Rev. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio

Prof. Swapan Banerjee

The faculty of commerce enjoys a celebrated status owing to its distinguished teachers, brilliant vibrant enthusiastic students as well as a plethora of academic activities and performances.


The Department of commerce at St. Xavier's College enjoys a pre-eminent reputation for the excellence of its teaching in this dynamic discipline. It ranks alongside the most highly-rated departments in commerce among the undergraduate colleges of this country. From a very humble beginning in 1946, today it is the biggest department of the college catering to more than 3000 students. Our academic program is of the highest caliber because we believe in the transformative power of ideas. Our faculty, and diverse student body from various social walks of life, all contribute towards the same purpose: to maintain the department's excellent reputation in education at the cutting edge of economic, institutional and organizational aspects of commerce.

We value an interdisciplinary undergraduate education with an emphasis on critical thinking and discussion of original texts. But then only concepts without connecting them to the real world situation may not always be desirable. Bridging both theory and practice is essential. In an effort to achieve this we have moved beyond the traditional methods of teaching. We bring together notable scholars, academics and industry heads from broad disciplines to foster an awareness of the permanent questions at the origin of learned inquiry through seminars and workshops on a regular basis. We appreciate the exchange of ideas and breadth of knowledge that result from academics but at the same time feel that our students should also be aware of the social realities and challenges faced by this country. Our unique and possibly one of its kind "college to village and village to college" (which we call 'Prayas') project was devised to achieve this objective. Our emphasis has always been on the overall development of the students keeping in line with our motto "Nihil Ultra".

The program in Commerce leading to a B.Com. Degree is spread over three years and consists of six terms, each approximately of six months duration. The honours program is of 130 credits with specialization in the third year in any one of the following disciplines: Accounting and Finance, Marketing Management and E-Commerce. The Commerce classes are held from 6am-9:50 am for boys only.Our department has been adjudged as one of the top ten best commerce colleges in India by India Today. We have very dedicated and committed faculty members who always have tried to enrich themselves by attending national and international conferences, presenting papers, attending various workshops.

Apart from our faculty members and support staff, we have a very enthusiastic, vibrant and academically brilliant students. Our students fare very well in their CA and CS exams as well as in all the other competitive entrance exams like CAT, XAT, MAT to name a few . They also actively participate in extra curricular activities, attend various national and international feasts organized by premier institutes like Christ university, Loyola college, SRCC to name a few.



  • The course is designed to meet the following objectives:
  • To integrate knowledge and skill that will sustain an environment of learning and creativity.
  • To provide for a high quality education in business studies and offer as a platform for those who decide to continue with higher education and research or pursue a professional career after completing graduation.
  • To assist to serve the needs of those who intend to work in the business houses or start their own businesses.
  • To enable a student to be capable of making decisions at all levels of management.



Dr. Fr. J. Felix Raj, S.J is the recipient of:-

  • Two Certificates of recognition - one from the California State Assembly and the other from the Mayor of the City of Fremont, Mr. Bill Harrison, USA for his service to humanity and harmony on February 13, 2015.
  • Pratibhu Award on November 4, 2014 for his contribution to education in Bengal. His novel project "College to Village and Village to College" has taken a concrete shape in the Raghabpur rural campus of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata from July 2014.
  • Banga Bibhushan Award by Govt. of West Bengal in 2014

Professor Amitava Roy's paper entitled "Ownership Structure, Corporate Governance Practices and Firm Performance: A study of Indian Listed Firms" presented at the Conference on "Government, Corporate Governance and Growth of Capital Markets" organised by Indian Institute of Capital Markets (UTI Institute of Capital Markets), Mumbai on 11- April, 2014 was adjudged the third outstanding paper at the conference.

Professor Amitava Roy's paper entitled "Corporate Governance and Organisational Performance: An Empirical Analysis of Indian Firms" presented at The Second National Research Workshop, organised by the School of Corporate Governance and Policy, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi on 25-26 February, 2015 was adjudged the third outstanding paper at the workshop.

Professor Sumona Ghosh was conferred with the Degree of Philosophy in Business Management by the University of Calcutta on 31st of July 2014. Her area of research was on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The title of her doctoral dissertation was "Pattern of participation of Public and Private sector companies in Corporate Social Responsibility Activities".

Professor Soheli Ghose was conferred with the Degree of Philosophy in Commerce by the University of Calcutta on September 2014. The title of her doctoral dissertation was "Performance Analysis of Indian Funds In Fluctuating Economic Conditions: A Study In Reference To The Financial Crisis Of The Year 2008".

Professor Sumana Guha was conferred with the Degree of Philosophy in Commerce by the University of Calcutta on December 2014. The title of her doctoral dissertation was "Employee Turnover of Information Technology Firms: A Study".