Course Details



BCom or Bachelor of Commerce is a three-year under graduate course imparted in regular as well as distance education mode. BCom is the second most popular under graduate course for in the Commerce branch. Under BCom, there are three most popular courses, namely BCom or BCom-General, BCom (Honours) and BCom LLB. The BCom or BCom-General is also referred to as BCom-Pass by many universities.

In the BCom course, candidates are taught core subjects related to commerce and finance. In the three-year duration, the candidates are given options to choose from a few elective subjects too. The programme is usually spread over six semesters during which the student is taught topics like financial accounting, corporate tax, economics, company law, auditing, business management, etc.

BCom is the best option for students who want to make a career in commerce, accounting, finance, banking and insurance. BCom is also ideal for those who wish to pursue Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accounting and Company Secretaryship.

After completing BCom, students can also pursue career in management, teaching, advertising, law, journalism, mass communication, law, design, etc. The average starting salary of a BCom graduate is Rs 3 lakh and upwards.

BCom Eligibility Criteria

Unlike technical and vocational courses, BCom is offered by almost all the universities and colleges in India in regular as well as distance education mode.  Eligibility criteria for BCom course:

  • The candidate must have studied Commerce in class 11 and 12 with Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Maths/optional subject and English as main subjects.

  • The candidate must meet the minimum cut-off criteria for admission to the college applied to.

  • The minimum cut off marks criteria may be different in each college/university’s as it is subject to the college/university’s own admission criteria for that year.

Factors influencing the minimum cut off marks for B(Com) admission are, total percentage of candidates passing in Commerce in boards, highest score in Commerce, average score in Commerce, minimum cut off marks of previous year, etc.

List of all BCom entrance exams

BCom Syllabus

Given below is the semester-wise list of subjects taught in a BCom course:

Semester I

Financial Accounting

Generic Elective courses like, Principles of Micro Economics or New Venture Planning, etc.

Business Organisation and Management

Environmental Studies

Semester II

Language: English/Hindi/Modern Indian Language

Business Laws

Generic Elective course like, Principles of Macro Economics or Economics of Regulation of Domestic and Foreign Exchange Markets

Business Mathematics and Statistics

Semester III

Company Law

Income Tax Laws

Discipline Specific Elective course like Indian Economy or Financial Markets and Institutions, etc.

Skill Based elective like Banking and Insurance or Financial Analysis and Reporting

Semester IV

Indirect Tax Laws

Corporate Accounting

Discipline Specific Elective course like Human Resource Management or Industrial Laws

Skill Based Elective course like E-Commerce or Investing in Stock Markets

Semester V

Auditing and Corporate Governance

Cost Accounting

Discipline Specific Elective course like ) Principles of Marketing or Training and Development, etc

Skill Based Elective course like Computer Applications in Business or Advertising, etc.

Semester VI

Fundamentals of Financial Management

Business Communication

Discipline Specific Elective course like, International Business, Consumer Affairs and Customer Care, Organisational Behaviour, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Office Management and Secretarial Practice, Corporate Tax Planning, Fundamentals of Investment, Management Accounting

Skill Based Elective course like Personal Selling and Salesmanship or Cyber Crimes and Laws, etc.