B.Com (Hons) is one of the most prestigious courses of Delhi University and can be regarded among its flagship courses. The course has gained immense popularity over the last decade, as it offers a competitive edge to students in the wake of the opening up of the economy and integration with the global market. At present, 54 of the 63 colleges of Delhi University offer this course.
Who is eligible?
To pursue the course, students should have sound analytical ability, quantitative aptitude and knowledge of maths.
Although students from any stream (science, commerce and humanities) are eligible for admission to B.Com (H) course, mathematics is compulsory in most colleges.
Colleges also prefer students who have studied mathematics and economics along with other papers such as Accountancy and Business Studies. For students from non-commerce backgrounds, cut offs are normally higher by 3 to 4 per cent.
What does the course offer?
The restructured B.Com (Hons) is a blend of different subjects in commerce as well as other areas.
Students study papers such as Accounts (financial accounting, cost accounting, corporate accounting and management accounting), Business Management, Income Tax, Auditing, Law, Business Maths and Statistics, Economics (micro economics, macro-economics and Indian economy).
In addition, students also study papers in Information Technology Business Communication, Politics, Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business, along with languages such as English or Hindi.
In the third year, students are given an opportunity to specialise in various fields like Finance, Taxation, Marketing, Law, Insurance, Human Resource Management and Information Technology.
Conventional career options like chartered accountancy, cost accountancy; company secretary and law have always been popular career destinations for students and help them enter the corporate world.
Those who are academically inclined can join postgraduate courses in M Com, Masters in Business Economics (MBE), MA (Economics), and MA (Statistics).
They can then join teaching and research in educational and research institutions.
Some preferred postgraduate options in DU include Master of Human Resource and Organizational Development, Master of Finance and Control (MFC) and Master in International Business (MIB).
Options for additional courses like MCA also open up if a student has a sound mathematical background. These days, most students aim at pursuing a MBA, which has emerged a favorite option.