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A holistic college

The institution is known for its student-friendly culture and illustrious alumni, including the likes of Karan Johar and Akshay Khanna

education Updated: Jul 07, 2010 10:18 IST

HR College of Commerce and Economics was formed in 1960 under the Hyderabad (Sindh) National Collegiate Board. It has received and ‘A’ grade in the NAAC accreditation twice, in 2002, and in 2008.

The college boasts of illustrious alumni, the likes of Karan Johar, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Akshay Khanna.

HR is known for its student-friendly culture and gives a lot of scope for students to participate in extra curricular as well as socially related activities.

Academics and activities
HR offers courses in B.Com, B.A.F (Bachelors in Accounting and Finance), B.B.I (Bachelors in Baking and Insurance), B.M.S (Bachelors in Management Studies) and B.Com.F.M (Bachelors in Commerce-Financial Management) at the graduate degree level. It also offers M.Com. at the post graduate degree level.

The college has vocational courses such as advertising, sales promotion and sales management, tourism and travel management and tax procedure and practice.
The HR College Placement Cell maintains constant contact with recruiters and alumni and has so far helped to place students in companies such as HLL, P&G, Reliance Industries, HDFC bank and Oberoi Hotels among others.

Apart from this, the college has several clubs and societies that students can be a part of such as the Commerce Club, the Planning Forum, Nature Club, Rotary Club of HR, Sports Council and CHOICE (an association which is in charge of inter-collegiate events). It also has a Student’s Council, which is in charge of all administrative activities. It has conducted many events in the past such as maths and stats quizzes and open forums, where students are allowed to share their grievances, suggestions and complements about the college. The Student’s Council has recently established an anti-ragging squad, which monitors and reports any unruly activity in the college.

While the college campus itself is quite small, it is equipped with the latest technological labs and study centres. Apart from having computer labs on each floor, the college also has an ICICI Matrix cell, installed by ICICI bank, where students can learn about and test themselves on banking, insurance, finance and other related subjects online. The college also has a research cell for both faculty and students to conduct their research work.

For the purpose of classroom learning, the college provides teachers with LCD projectors, computers and Wifi systems. The conference and seminar rooms are used both by students and faculty for conducting workshops, forums, meetings as well as assessments.

The college library stores more than 43,000 books, periodicals, multilingual newspapers as well as audiovisual material for the benefit of students. It is an open access library and has a language lab and an air-conditioned reading room.

A DTP section for advanced printing and copying has been set up in the college recently.

The college has a gymnasium for sports related activities and has tie-ups with various leading clubs in the area to provide students with a swimming pool, badminton and tennis courts as well as grounds for cricket and football matches.

The college has etched out a special area for students preparing for inter collegiate festivals, where they can practice dance, music, have discussions and debates.

This area, known as the ‘Penthouse’ is located on the college terrace. For further convenience to students, the penthouse also has a music system and a cafeteria. In order to support extra curricular activities, the college has recently set up a Maintenance and Service Centre, which supplies microphones, music systems, lighting and other requirements.

HR College also has a canteen known as ‘The Butterfly Café’.

The college has a Ladies Common Room, which has a seating area, bathrooms and locker facilities
. The college holds a ‘Distinguished Lecturer’ series where industry experts share their experiences with students
. The college holds a MUN (Mock United Nations) every year, where students from within and outside the college participate
. A few years ago, all the hawkers outside the college were given legitimate college spaces inside. This was the principal’s attempt to curb class bunking

Facilities around the college:
Churchgate Station: The college is ten minutes walking distance from Churchgate Station
Oxford Book Store: The bookstore is adjacent to the college and has a wide collection of fiction and non-fiction books as well as a popular coffee shop
Gaylords: This restaurant is quite popular with students looking for good food, snacks and desserts