The Department of Commerce at St. Xavier’s College stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of education, offering a dynamic and comprehensive programme that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and mind set necessary to thrive in the world of business. With a commitment to fostering academic brilliance and nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit, the department takes pride in its distinguished faculty and dedicated support staff, who work tirelessly to ensure the success of every student.

The Department's holistic approach to education is evident in its students' outstanding performance in both academic and extracurricular endeavours. Whether excelling in professional examinations or participating in national and international events, our students consistently demonstrate their dedication, talent, and drive for success.

Rooted in the tradition of Jesuit education, the Department recognizes the importance of social responsibility and actively encourages students to engage with pressing social issues through initiatives like the "College to Village and Village to College" (Prayas) project. By fostering a spirit of service and empathy, students are not only prepared for academic success but also equipped to make meaningful contributions to society. This initiative, reflects the College's ongoing commitment to excellence and advancement.

Guided by our motto "Nihil Ultra," the Department remains steadfast in its commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals who will serve as agents of positive change in society. Through its rigorous academic curriculum, innovative initiatives, and emphasis on social responsibility, the Department of Commerce at St. Xavier’s College continues to set the standard for excellence in undergraduate education.

Learning Outcomes-based Curriculum Framework (LOCF)

The Bachelor of Commerce programme at St. Xavier’s College is structured to ensure that students achieve specific outcomes in terms of knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes, and values by the end of their studies. Rooted in the changing socio-economic landscape, the program aims to equip students with the necessary attributes to thrive in today’s dynamic environment.

The program's Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Framework (LOCF) are meticulously designed to align with the desired graduate attributes, qualification descriptors, program learning outcomes, and course learning outcomes. By focusing on key areas such as Management, Business and Corporate Law, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Tax, and Computer Applications, the B.Com. program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of essential concepts in commerce.

Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, students develop a strong foundation that prepares them for further studies in commerce or for employment opportunities in various sectors such as business, insurance, banking, and beyond. By emphasizing critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and technological proficiency, the program equips students with the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving professional landscape.

By adhering to rigorous academic criteria and fostering a supportive learning environment, the B.Com. program at St. Xavier’s College ensures that graduates emerge as competent, confident, and well-rounded individuals ready to make meaningful contributions to the world of commerce and beyond.

Aims of the B.Com. (Hons.) Programme

  • Provide a conducive environment that holistically engages students through an all- encompassing knowledge impartation;
  • Widen the scope and depth of the course enabling them to undertake further studies in commerce and its allied areas on multiple disciplines concerned with commerce;
  • Construct a sound theoretical footing;
  • Acquainting students with recent market practices;
  • Encourage the students to advance their generic skills helpful in employment, internships, and social activities;
  • To form men of competence, commitment and future ready leaders who are compassionate in the spirit of Nihil Ultra (Nothing Beyond — the motto of the College)

Graduate Attributes

The attributes that a commerce graduate will be able to demonstrate through learning various courses are listed below:

  • Disciplinary Knowledge
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Multicultural Competence
  • Research Related Skills
  • Information Technology and Business Analytics literacy
  • Moral and Ethical Awareness
  • Lifelong learning

The B. Com Evening Department offers a self-financing undergraduate course in commerce. The teaching staff comprises accomplished and enterprising teachers from diverse disciplines such as finance, management, economics, mathematics, statistics, information technology and corporate law. The B. Com (Honours) is a multi-disciplinary program consisting of seven core areas: Accounting and Finance, Management, Economics, Business Mathematics and Statistics, Information Technology, Business Law and Marketing. The syllabus has been framed keeping in view the academic and professional needs of the students in the era of the country’s increasing integration with the global system of production, trade, finance and technology. The academic program consists of classroom teaching, tutorials, seminars and interactive sessions, assignments, projects and internship with firms and NGOs.


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 2006, today it is one of the biggest department of the college catering to more than 1500 students. Our academic program is of the highest calibre 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”.

Though young and youthful, the department has firmly established its name in the world of business and corporate sector as a source of bright prospective recruits. The department has excellent placement record in high profile corporate. The students of the department also have high success rates in CA, CS, CAT and other management entrance examinations for post graduate studies. The department has an excellent track record in extra-curricular activities in sports, NCC, NSS and various cultural activities.

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. Apart from our faculty members and support staff, we have 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.


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.

Measurable Quality Objectives:

  • To achieve pass percentage in every Academic year.
  • To achieve placement for all registered students per year.
  • To achieve Students Satisfaction per year.
  • To reduce the carbon footprint in the department per year to make it a Greener Department (Converting several paper based activities to a digital mode).

The M.Com. department, one of the newly introduced post-graduate courses offered by St. Xavier’s College since its post-autonomy period, is governed by the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm of ‘conscience, competence, compassion and commitment’. Born in 2007, the motto of the department is to offer quality education in the higher studies of commerce and to develop human resources with social values catering to the needs of both, industries and academia, at the national and international level.

The curriculum designed with active co-operation of experts from within and outside the organisation, can easily compete favourably with one that is offered by any leading B-School in the country. But that exercise would have been futile if we had failed to deliver our best to our students in terms of classroom teaching and curriculum-support activities. With an eye to that end, we are in a continuous effort to give state of the art methods of pedagogy in the department – thanks to the team of our highly qualified faculty members, who are both committed and student-friendly. The practice of case-study based teaching with the use of multi-media and interactive sessions with the students is intended to make them feel more comfortable with the subjects offered which they can grasp with ease and elan.

The department aims at facilitating the students in the development of competency in research in the various emerging fields of commerce. The recently revised curriculum, effective from July 2014, is an endeavour towards this direction. Inclusions of papers like ‘Research Methodology with SPSS package’ in the 3rd semester and ‘Basic Mathematics and Statistics’ in the 1st semester are a few novel steps that the department has taken to make this possible. This, however, requires a re-orientation of mindset of the learners, who have unfortunately developed the practice of ‘mugging’ instead of using brainpower.

To overcome such constraints, we regularly conduct ‘soft skills development’ sessions with the purpose of changing their personality into a proactive and enlightened one. Every paper starting from semester I contains an element of evaluation on the basis of class participation – this is where they are encouraged and trained to make individual/group presentations, subject to a review by their peer group in the classroom. Each one is further motivated to go for summer internship at the end of the 1st year, so that they have enough of industry exposure. This is a value-addition to their degree which provides competitive edge in the market when they seek for placement, on-campus / off-campus.

The curriculum includes Project work culminating in presentations through public seminars. This further nourishes the ability of a student to make in-depth study on the burning issues in the business arena and prepare him/her to face the future world with greater confidence. Six batches of students have passed out from the department and almost all of them are already placed either in industry (both public sector and private sector, within and outside the country) or in schools and colleges. Quite a few are trying to crack NET/SET in order to do serious research work and join academics permanently.

Apart from offering M.Com. (With specialisation in Accounting and Finance), the College also offers M.Com. (With specialisation in Marketing) for those who want to build career in Marketing. Both the degrees will offer better competitive edge to the students in the job market.

Finally, the department works under the direct mentorship and able guidance of our Principal, Rev.Dr.Felix Raj, S.J. We believe that his constant support and encouragement will help the department to move vertically through its growth trajectory with its ever-increasing brand value in the days to come.

Morning Department

Rev. Dr. Joseph Kulandai, SJ
M.Com., PGDHRM, Ph.D.
Dr. Amitava Roy
M.Com., Ph.D., C.M.A.
Evening Department

Rev. Dr. A. Peter Arockiam, SJ
Dr. Soheli Ghose
Ph.D., M.Phil, M.B.A., M.Com, B.Ed.
Postgraduate Department

Rev. Dr. A. Peter Arockiam, SJ
Dr. Sanjib Kumar Basu
M.Com. , Ph.D. , FCA.