B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce):
B.Com or Bachelor of Commerce is an undergraduate programme specialized in commerce stream. The B.Com Course duration is generally 3 years. Fulltime mode and also part-time mode options are available for the course. Affiliation to a UGC recognized university is necessary for an institution to provide B.Com course. B.Com is one among the popular courses chosen by students as their Undergraduate Programme. After completion of B.Com, a graduate can get into jobs related to Finance and taxation.
B.Com Course Eligibility:
- Age Limit: There is no set age limit for B.Com in open Universities. For full-time B.Com program, the individual institutions and universities will have a specified age limit according to the difficulty of the admission process. Few institutions restrict admissions to candidates with higher age to avoid gaps in education. In an average, institutions allow students till 22 years of age to pursue a fulltime B.Com course.
- Educational Qualification: A candidate should have scored a minimum of 50% aggregate (40% in case of reserved categories) in 10+2 level (or an equivalent study) in order to pursue a B.Com course. Generally, the commerce background students of the higher secondary level prefer B.Com course. Regardless, students belonging to any stream of studies are eligible to pursue B.Com.
- Entrance Exams: The admission for B.Com Courses in India are generally based on the scores secured by students in 10+2 level. Some of the top Institutions prepare merit list with the marks of core subjects like Commerce, Accountancy, Economics and Business Mathematics. Very few institutions like Christ University and Andhra University conduct entrance exams for B.Com. Generally, these exams are easier to crack.
Universities across India provide a large number of specializations in B.com. The subjects and syllabus of the B.Com course differ slightly between specializations. Below is a list of Popular B.Com specializations:
- B.Com General: This is the standard B.Com course given by universities in India. Chartered Accountant aspirants prefer B.com General because this course lays the foundation for CA exam’s syllabus. CA Aspirants prefers also the B.Com Taxation course.
- B.Com Computer Applications: Students who wish to study Commerce with Computer Applications and Programming prefer B.Com CA. Graduates can get into commerce related jobs and also Information technology jobs at the end of the course.
- B.Com Corporate Secretaryship: The course helps a student acquire the necessary skills to manage a corporate firm. At the end of the course duration, an individual can get into the profession of corporate secretaryship in the corporate sector.
- B.Com Professional Accounting: This particular specialization in B.com has intense accounting concepts compared to any other B.Com variant. Hence CA Aspirants across the country prefers this course.
- B.Com Banking Management: Students who wish to get into the banking industry after graduation mostly opts for B.Com Banking Management. This course has a syllabus structure that caters to the needs of future banking Industry.
- B.Com Information Technology: This Course combines both Commerce and Information technology together so that the student gets adequate knowledge about both the fields and has two different sectors to work in.