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

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Department of Commerce (B.Com. Evening)

Rev. Peter Arockiam, S.J.


Dr. Soheli Ghose

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).
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