BCom or Bachelor of Commerce is a three-year undergraduate course imparted in regular as well as distance education mode. BCom is the second most popular undergraduate course 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 a total percentage of candidates passing in Commerce in boards, the highest score in Commerce, the average score in Commerce, minimum cut off marks of the previous year, etc.