Commerce

  • Senior College
  • Commerce

Brief Description of Department

A career in ‘Commerce’ is the one of the most sought after course in the higher education.‘Commerce’ as an option for Arts students was initiated by University of Mumbai to expand the career horizon of the students from Arts stream.Spectrum of the commerce stream is very broad today and it encompasses a number of disciplines. Department of Commerce was established in 1979 at RamnarainRuia College. Commerce courses are available with Economics, Psychology, Statistics and Literature. The curriculum puts greater emphasis on functional areas of management such as Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Principles of Management. Career prospects in ‘Commerce; are extremely bright in domains such as MBA, Marketing, Banking, Insurance, Financial and Stock Markets, Advertising, Retail Management, Tourism, Data Management, E-Commerce. After Graduation, many students pursue courses in MBA, MA in Economics and other post-graduation courses in India and abroad as well.



  • Eligibility: XIIth Arts, Commerce, Science.
  • Syallabus

    FYBA Sem I –Introduction to Business Organisation

    FYBA Sem II – Introduction to Business Sector

    SYBA – Two Papers

  • Financial Management
  • Introduction to Marketing TYBA – Three Papers
  • Groom the students for the challenges of ICT industry
  • Introduction to Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Export Management

Department of Commerce has been successfully conducting its annual festival “COMMERCIUM” with the objective of inducing a competitive spirit amongst the students, enhancing their creative skills and talents in the fields of finance, commerce and economics.

  • Offered by very few colleges in University of Mumbai
  • Commercium –Annual Festival of the Department
  • Curriculum provides a good foundation for pursuing professional courses and promote research
Undergraduate Courses Offered by Department
Programme Name BA
Degree/Diploma/Certificate Degree
Aided/Self-Financed AIDED
Year of Starting 1979
Intake Capacity 80 - 100 students
DR. URMILA MOON
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
M.COM. PhD
Banking/Marketing

Guest Lectures

  • The Department of Commerce organized a lecture for students on ‘Digital Marketing’ and careers in Digital Marketing on 12th September 2017 . MsIndrilaVerma, Faculty from Pearl Academy guided the students on this upcoming field.

Workshops Organized

  • The Department of Commerce and MSc Computer Science organized an Inter-departmental workshop on “Tally ERP Systems” on 8th August 2014. Prof. BhanudasPanmand from Hinduja college of Science and Commerce, Mumbai, conducted the workshop.
  • On 12th December, 2014, Department of commerce organised a visit to ITM- Institute of Financial Markets, kharghar which hosted a workshop on ‘Trading on Simulated Securities’ (TOSS) which enabled the students to learn trading in stocks with hands on experience. The session was conducted by the faculties of ITM-IFM wherein they gave insights to the students as how the stock market works, access critical information with the use of technology, guidelines provided as how to invest in market, mitigate risk, understanding the trade cycle and uses of technology.The session was highly appreciated by all the 42 students who attended the session.
  • An Aptitude Test was conducted for 40 students of SYBA and TYBA Commerce Course to identify the careers they are interested in. This was conducted by using an app based test for which tablets were provided to the students. This activity was conducted with the assistance of Pearl Academy.
  • On 12th December, 2014, Department of commerce organised a visit to ITM- Institute of Financial Markets, kharghar which hosted a workshop on ‘Trading on Simulated Securities’ (TOSS) which enabled the students to learn trading in stocks with hands on experience. The session was conducted by the faculties of ITM-IFM wherein they gave insights to the students as how the stock market works, access critical information with the use of technology, guidelines provided as how to invest in market, mitigate risk, understanding the trade cycle and uses of technology.The session was highly appreciated by all the 42 students who attended the session
YEAR STUDENT NAME ACHIEVEMENTS
Dec 2017 Ms Pritika Hirebet, SYBA Commerce Student Presented Paper Titled: 'Transformer of Real Estate' at National Conclave: One day student's Research National Conclave 'Recent Reforms in the Taxation, Real Estate and Banking Sectors in India', at LaxmichandGolwala College of Commerce and Economics, Ghatkopar, Mumbai, dated 9th December 2017
February 2016 Ms. Akanksha Bhende, student of FYBA commerce Presented a paper titled ‘Globalisation and Changing Purchase Behaviour of Indian Consumers’ in a two-day National Level Conference for students titled ‘Contemporary Social Issues in India’ and paper presentation competition held by Department of Sociology and Social Science Association of S.K.Somaiya College of Arts, Science and Commerce held on 9th and 10th February, 2016
January 2015 Yahsika Doshi and LavanyaSarkar, students of SYBA commerce class participated and presented a paper titled ‘Emerging trends in Life Insurance’ in a one-day inter-collegiate paper presentation competition held by Department of Commerce, Pillai College of Arts, commerce and Science, New Panvel on 15th January, 2015
July 2013 Gauri Pednekar and Piyusha Dahiwalikar, students from SYBA class Participated in a poster making competition in a national seminar titled ‘Financial Inclusion: A step towards inclusive growth’ organised by M.D. College, Parel on 15th July 2013.
December 2012 Vagish vandana Student of SYBA Presented a research paper titled ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ at International Research Conference: “Entrepreneurship” on 8th December 2012, conducted by Dr. D.Y.Patil University, Navi Mumbai.
June 2013 Ms. Vagish vandana Pandey CAFRALinternship awarded from May to June 2013. The Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL) is an independent body set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The Governor of RBI is the Chairman of the Governing Council of C
PASSING YEAR PROMINENT ALUMNI’S DESIGNATION ORGANIZATION
1998 Kranti KhanolkarSety ( MBA -HR) Sr. Vice President - Human Resources Svatantra Microfinance Pvt. Ltd, Micro Fianance Co. Mumbai
2000 Aditya Gadge ( MA, MPM, CFP ) CEO Association of international Wealth Management of India (AIWMI),Websitewww.aiwwmi.com
1999 AshitMhaskar (Master in Labour Studies)Specialization in HRM- Mumbai University Proprietor Redbats, Recruitment Consulting Firm , Proprietor, Seawood, Navi Mumbai.
2012 Minal Bakshi (MA- TISS) Corporate Social Responsibility and HR HDFC Life, Mumbai.
2000 Atbin Rivetna (MBA- Stanford University) Proprietor Solar Enterprises- Distribution of FMCG, Mumbai