The Department of Commerce (Morning) at St. Xavier’s College enjoys a pre-eminent status
for the excellence of its teaching in this dynamic discipline. It is ranked alongside
the highly-acclaimed departments in Commerce among the undergraduate colleges of this
country. Our academic program is of the highest calibre and aims at transforming ideas
and thoughts into applications and achievements.
The programme is designed to enable and empower students to acquire the necessary
knowledge, skills and abilities to analyse and synthesize the contemporary realities of
the domain of business. It encourages students to explore the world of technology and
digitization in the relevant field. Further, this course is designed to help cultivating
entrepreneurial mindset and skills.
The diverse student structure together with dedicated faculties contributes enormously
to sustain the efficiency of the Department. Apart from our committed faculty members
and support staff, we are proud of our enthusiastic, vibrant and academically brilliant
The Department appreciates the exchange of ideas and assimilation of knowledge by
organizing seminars and workshops on a regular basis. Faculty Development Programmes are
conducted regularly. The Department also invites resource persons from the areas of
industry, commerce and trade to conduct enriching seminars for students. These efforts
aim to instil an in-depth knowledge among the student fraternity.
The Department uses an app-based student notification and attendance system. The
application provides a user-friendly platform to carry on academic activities. This
endeavour is a remarkable milestone in the history of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. The
motivation goes back to the legacy of the Jesuits at St Xavier’s College, who are known
for their innovations in terms of adoption of new ideas. In the footsteps of Father
Eugene Lafont, who set up modern India’s first scientific observatory at St Xavier’s,
the core committee of administration is spearheading the effort towards e-management of
the various engagements of the college.
Simultaneously, the students are also encouraged to participate in social work and 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” (’Prayas’) project
was devised to achieve this objective. Additionally, the foundation course on
inter-religious studies will surely build up the morale of the students to mutually
appreciate and respect each other.
Our students fare very well in their CA, CMA and CS examinations as well as in all the
other competitive entrance examinations like CAT, XAT, MAT, to name a few. They also
actively participate in extracurricular activities, attend various national and
international fests organized by premier institutions across the country.
Our emphasis has always been on the overall development of the students keeping in line
with our motto “Nihil Ultra”. This collaborative effort will necessarily produce human
beings for others and emerge as agents of change and transformation for the benefit of
Learning Outcomes-based Curriculum Framework (LOCF)
The B. Com. programme is founded on the basis of demonstrated achievement of outcomes
(expressed in terms of knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes, and values) and
academic criteria expected of graduates at the end of the programme. This programme is
aimed at facilitating the students to acquire these attributes, keeping in view changes
in the current socio-economic environment.
The LOCF of B. Com. has been designed keeping in view the graduate attributes,
qualification descriptors, programme learning outcomes, and course learning outcomes.
The committee has tried to frame the syllabi in order to engage students through an all
— encompassing knowledge impartation.
Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce results in giving comprehensive knowledge of Management,
Business and Corporate Law, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Tax and
Computer Applications. Thus, this programme helps students in building a concrete
footing for advanced studies in Commerce and to stand with the requirement of business
sector, insurance, banking seeking youth fit for employment.
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 of the B. Com. Programme
The attributes that a B. Com. 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