The Department of Commerce was established with the inception of the college in 2005. Bachelor degree in Commerce (B.Com Regular) degree was the first course launched at SCC. The graduate program in Commerce aims to nurture commerce professionals with high level of knowledge and competence to contribute effectively to the society with commitment. It was started with a strength of 36 students and presently the department has 485 students. The Department offers three groups of specializations: Finance, Accounting and Taxation, and Human Resource Management. These courses include updates on the latest developments in the business world backed by projects & assignments. The pedagogy combines case studies, industrial visits, seminars and presentations with a strong emphasis on concepts and theory.


Name of the DepartmentDepartment of Commerce
Year of Establishment2005
No. of Teaching Faculty15
No. of Students546
Student Faculty Ratio36: 1

Vision of the Department

To form students to be professionally skilled and equipped to face the corporate world.

Missionof the Department

The mission of the Department of Commerce at SCC is to ensure that the commerce graduate education prepares the Claretines to equip themselves with analytical and conceptual skills and prove their mettle and competence in the field of Banking, Accounting, Insurance and other Commerce-related fields.

Courses Offered:

B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce) Regular

B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce) Travel and Tourism (Vocational)

Add on Courses Offered:

Certified Diploma in Practical Accounting (CDPA)

Certified Diploma in Banking & Finance (CDBF)

These courses are designed to enhance the knowledge of students in selected areas and acquire additional skills which would benefit them in the corporate world.

Course through Linkages with other Institutions

St. Claret College has established linkages with institutions of repute to provide job-oriented add on and supplementary course in order to improve students’ efficiency and competitiveness. The following are the courses for the commerce students:

InstitutionCourses Offered
ICAI (Institute of Cost Accounts of India), Bangalore Chapter and Intermediate Courses of ICAI
Samvit Academy Accountancy (CA) and Company Secretary (CS)
SAP, India SAP 01 & SAP B1 (Functional and Technical)ISDC (International Skill Development Corporation)
ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
Talentease, Bangalore Headstart Advantage-U, imparting employability skills

Clubs & Associations

Business Club: The mission of Business Club at St. Claret College is to provide an informal platform for commerce students to interact and to equip them with skills and competence required for their careers. The Club provides the students a comprehensive understanding of the cultural, financial, national and international issues that affect business activities. The club regularly organizes programmes like extension lectures, seminars and industrial interactive sessions to cater to the industrial demands.

Entrepreneurship Cell:E-Cell is established to manifest the latent entrepreneurial spirit of young students. It provides a platform to students who want to set up their own business and gives opportunities to connect with successful businessmen. It organizes workshops, sessions, innovative games and competitions. E-cell also runs an E-Store on campus which provides stationary items to cater to the needs of students and faculty in the campus.

Inter-Collegiate Events

Crescensia, Commerce Fest: Inter Collegiate Commerce Fest, Crescensia, is organized by the Department of Commerce. It seeks to simulate the bearings of business environment, thereby bridging the gap between the academics and corporate world. It provides a platform for participants to unveil and apply their talents to reach new heights

ED (Entrepreneurship Development) Workshop: In order to increase awareness of entrepreneurship, foster entrepreneurship culture and motivate the students to launch their start-ups, the Entrepreneurial Cell organises one day inter-collegiate ED workshop from 2012 onwards. As the cell always strives towards creating more number of entrepreneurs in the society, it concentrates on organizing workshop and E-Talks on the concept of entrepreneurship.

Extension Activities: The Department through its E-cell organizes a number of outreach programmes. It organized sessions on ‘Business Idea Generation” and a ‘Free Computer Training Programme’ for the homemakers of the neighbourhood. It also organized a variety of competitions for the parents who participated and won prizes. The department also conducted full fledged two level ‘Basic Spoken English programme’ for the homemakers of the neighbourhood.


The Placement and Career Guidance Cell (PCGC) of SCC, with its exclusive placement officer has been able to place the students in reputed companies. The students are given rigorous coaching throughout the three years both by resources from inside and outside to face the recruitment process. Many students of the department are placed in MNC’s such as Infosys, Wipro Technologies, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, Samsung and HPthrough PCGC every academic year.