St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), 30 Mother Teresa Sarani Kolkata 700016 West Bengal, India

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Department of Commerce (B.Com. Morning)

Rev. Joseph Kulandai, S.J.


Dr. Amitava Roy


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 students.


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 the society.

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
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