Out of the three stream these days students choose commerce for their graduation because they feel this is the only stream that will give them a clear direction what to do after graduation. Commerce stream gives a sense of financial security to all its students and within a short span of time these students become successful.


A student has to be familiar with subjects like Economics, Business Studies, Finance, Accountancy and so on. This city has the best commerce colleges which are taught by experienced professors. Let us discuss about some of the best commerce colleges that the city has got.

1. Goenka College of Commerce & Business Administration

This college was founded in the year 1905 and till date it is considered as the best commerce college under the University of Calcutta. It gives undergraduate and postgraduate degree in commerce like BCom, MCom, MBA. Previously it was a part of the Presidency College but seeing the demand the college officials had decided to shift it to a new premise with a separate identity. For the past few years this college follows strict online procedure for admission process. Pure maths is not at all mandatory in Class 12 for students who want to take up BCom in this college (and this is something which is different from other colleges). In the year 2017 Geonka was ranked as the 12th best college of the country by the India Today. One of the achievements of this college was to start full time MBA course in the year 2010.

Address: 210, BB Ganguly Street, College Square, Kolkata, West Bengal 700012

Call On: 033 22412216

2. St Xavier’s College

The commerce department of this college is known for its excellent academic and most of the students gets a placement all around the world. During 2006 they started their evening wing only for this department. This is a self-financing course for the undergraduate commerce student and the 2 areas of specialisations are Marketing Management and Accounting and Finance. This department has a strength of 1100 students and 27 teaching staffs from different disciplines like the corporate law, information technology, statistics, maths, economics, management and finance. The students graduating from this department has high rate of success in examinations like CS, CA, CAT and so on. One of the well-known faces of India is ex Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, he was the student of this college and he belonged to the commerce department. Students also take part in different extra-curricular activities like the NSS, NCC, social services, cultural activities. This college is very disciplined and they expect the same from the students also.

Address: 8, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Rd, Esplanade, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700013

3. Shri Shikshayatan College

This under graduate is only for girls and it was established on 8th July 1955. The best department of this college is the commerce department and they do have master degree facility as well. For the very first year students who take up BCom honours need to study financial accounting, business regulatory framework, principles and practice of management and business communication, economics, business mathematics and statistics and these papers are for 100 marks. They also have an extra paper for 50 marks which is Modern Indian Language (MIL). The students of this department are very active they do take part in all activities which happens throughout the year. The girls also participate in intercollege fests and win prize for their college. Everyday attendance is compulsory in this college. Using of mobile phones or bunking classes are not allowed here. workshops are arranged for them to prepare them for competitive exams, banking exams and other entrance exam financial service. The PG department started from the year 2011. Students who do really well in the plus 2 examination gets through this college. Admission is based on merit list.

Address: 11, Lord Sinha Road, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

4. The Bhawanipur Education Society College

This private co-ed college was established in the year 1966. This college was started for the boys and girls by the Gujarati community who used to stay in Kolkata. Th commerce department offers a challenging study experience for the students so that they can do much better in life after their graduation. The department is backed by a team of committed professors and the students get high marks in the exams. The BESC’s commerce department is one of the most rigorous courses and it is designed in such a way that the students learn the managerial skills very well. Subjects taught in this course are economics, marketing, statistics, human resources, business management, finance and accounting. The three-year BCom degree is divided into 6 semesters. The BCom classes happens in 3 shifts like 6:15 AM to 10:15 AM (for boys and girls), 3PM to 6:45 PM (only for girls), 5:15 to 9PM (again for boys and girls). They do provide the MCom degree as well and it is divided into 4 semesters. The MCom classes happens during the afternoon from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM. New sessions starts from the month of September whereas the admission procedure starts from August just after the BCom results are declared. Every successful student is awarded with the Master in Commerce degree in form of a certificate, in which the year of passing, his or her subject of specialisation and the class obtained is mentioned.

Address: 5, Elgin Rd, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700020

Call On: 033 40195555

5. City college of commerce and business administration

Under the University of Calcutta, it is known to be one of the best colleges for the commerce students. It was founded in the year 1879 and it offers BCom degree. The classes start from 4:30 PM and gets over by 9PM. Each classroom has a capacity of 150 students. The college has got a spacious library which has commerce book for all disciplines. In the year 2017, 15 students from this department were chosen by the IBM Concentrix. The admission criteria are same like most of the colleges present in the city. The college has managed to organise various career workshops where some big corporate houses like TCS and IBM were called. The teachers send the students to visit some industrial houses to let them know about the work culture and do the necessary research work. All the professors here are experienced and give special treatment to the students whom they think are weak in studies. The professors also share their phone numbers so that the students can call them whenever they need any kind of help regarding the subject.

Principal: Dr Sandip Kumar Paul

President: Prof Arabinda Bhattacharya

Address: 13, Surya Sen St, Lalbajar, College Square, Kolkata, West Bengal 700012

Call on: 033 40041781

6. Charuchandra college

This college was founded in the year 1947 and is affiliated to the university of Calcutta. It has got a ‘B++’ by the NAAC. Since 2017 it turned into a co-ed college.On august 2002 this commerce department has started and is serving very well since then. The number of students increases very year and the commerce department is doing remarkably well as said by the college authority. The timing of this department is from 7:15 AM to 11.15 AM. The professors of this department make sure that the students pass the university exam every year with flying colours. There are 7 teaching staffs and 6 non-teaching staffs allotted onlyfor this department. The students and teachers of the commerce section arranges educational tour. Generally, it is a day trip but it is also a fun trip for all. The department also visits some reputed companies like the Coca Cola Company to see how it works and do some research work. These industrial visits help the students in various ways. Girls and boys of this section is really talented, they do take part in various activities happening throughout the year.

Address: 22, Lake Place Rd, Lake Market, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029

Call On: 033 24663771

7. Seth Anandaram Jaipuria College

This undergraduate college runs in 3 shift and it is affiliated to the University of Calcutta. The Seth Anandram Jaipuria Trust had started this college in the year 1945. To local people it is known as Jaipuria College. It has 6000 students, 180 professors and 100 non-teaching staffs. The accounting and finance honours department happens in all the shifts. Though it has 22 honours departments but the best is the commerce department. The teachers of this department are experienced and they are very friendly. These teachers are always available to help the students. Students score really good marks in their final examination.

Principal: Dr Asok Mukhopadahyay

Address: 10, Raja Naba Krishna St, Raja Nabakrishna Street, Shobhabazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700005

Call On: 033 25553647

8. Maulana Azad college

This government-administered college has got a ‘A’ by the NAAC. The commerce department had started in the year 1971 and till 2000 they had only 30 seats for the students. The seats were increased to 58 in the year 2014. During a very short span of time this department has done a marvellous job by helping the students get good marks for the exam. Right now, the department aspires to start under graduate course for Management and for this the necessary infrastructural changes will be made. Like all other colleges this college has also started with their online procedure for admission. For under graduation admission is completely based on merit list and for PG it is done by an admission test and merit list. The fees structure is nominal when compared with other colleges present in the city. There are 5 teaching staffs for the commerce stream.

Principal: Dr Subhasis Dutta

Address: 8, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Rd, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700013

Call On: 09831123210

9. Sivnath Sastri College

This under graduate college is meant only for the girls. To the people of the city, it is also named as the South City Morning. It shares the same premises with the Prafulla Chandra College and Heramba Chandra College. This department arranges many class seminars, parent teacher meeting and also departmental meeting. TCS comes every year to this college for recruitment. Every year students from this college gets a position in the university examination. The teachers of this department are very serious about attendance, they do not like students bunking classes. The department should be informed why a girl is being absent.

Principal: Dr Runa Biswas

Address: 23/49, Gariahat Rd, Dhakuria, Kankulia, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029

Call On: 033 24611236

10. Heramba Chandra college

Also known to the people as South City Day. It has many departments but the best is the commerce section as because students do good result and secure their honours degree. The commerce department had started since its inception and their motto is to provide quality teaching to the students keeping in mind the need of the industry, commerce and trade which is embarked by the country after the freedom struggle. The department is still proud of its past pupil who are really doing good in their professional life. The professors always encourage their students to take part in all kind of curriculum activities that happens within the college and the students excel in sports, games, quiz competition, debating and so on. Every year this department brings out their annual journal named ‘Apperception’ which gives the students a chance to write and showcase their talent.

Address: 23/49, Gariahat Rd, Dhakuria, Kankulia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029

Call On: 033 24610131

To conclude commerce has become a favourable career option in Kolkata and some of the students start taking it up after they complete their class X. Since most of the colleges of the city arranges placement facility so the students want to take up this stream. Commerce and its students are the backbone of every country. No country can grow without the help of commerce hence it is really very important for good students to take up this stream.

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