Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce

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Coordinates: 18°31′16″N 73°50′07″E / 18.521222°N 73.835287°E / 18.521222; 73.835287

Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce
Bmcc logo.jpg
Logo of BMCC
TypePublic
Established1943
Parent institution
Deccan Education Society
AffiliationSavitribai Phule Pune University
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
PrincipalDr. C.N. Rawal
Location, ,
Websitewww.bmcc.ac.in

Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce is a college affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University(formerly Pune University). The College was established in 1943, in Pune by the Deccan Education Society. Chandrashekhar Agashe, the Managing Agent of the Brihan Maharashtra Sugar Syndicate Ltd., was instrumental in getting a donation of Rs 2,00,000/- for the college from the Syndicate, hence the name Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce.[1]

About[edit]

The college has two sections; The Junior Wing of the college is for students graduating from school and it offers course in commerce stream for them, at the end of which students may appear for the Higher-Secondary State Certificate examination.[2] The Senior Wing offers bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees in commerce, business and computer applications.[3] The college also offers doctoral and autonomous programs. BMCC offers Masters in Business Administration (MBA) course from the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University.

D. G. Karve, an economist and some time Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India was the First Principal of the College. BMCC has recently[when?] earned the award of 'College with potential for excellence' from UGC. Dr. C.N Rawal is the principle of Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce[4]

History[edit]

D G Karve, the first principal of the college, stated the mission of the college as "To make a citizen of India as fully endowed materially, intellectually and morally as the citizens of the most advanced country of the world is our collective aim."[5] It started as the College of Commerce in the Amphi theatre of the Fergusson College on 20 June 1943. Sir Ardeshir Dalal formally inaugurated the college on 24 June 1943. Chandrashekhar Agashe, managing agent of Brihan Maharashtra Sugar Syndicate donated Rs 2 lakhs to the college, which was renamed as the Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce. The naming ceremony was performed by Sir Chintamanrao Deshmukh, the then Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, on 11 November 1944.[6]

Till 1949, BMCC was affiliated with the Bombay University, which had a larger province under its jurisdiction. At that time also, BMCC was recognised as one of the best colleges. After 1949, it became affiliated with University of Pune.

Golden Jubilee[edit]

BMCC celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1993-94, when an academic project named CGA - BMTRC (Chandrashekhar Govind Agashe Business Motivation, Training and Research Centre) was undertaken. The CGA BMTRC Building, the Nav Maharashtra Hall and the Computer Laboratory were inaugurated on 2 August 1998.[7]

Diamond Jubilee[edit]

In 2005, the Diamond Jubilee was celebrated by the college with Prime Minister and economist Manmohan Singh as the chief guest. The 'Prin. D. G. Karve Chair in Commerce & Economics', an academic activity for research and development, was launched at this occasion.[8]

Awards and Rankings[edit]

In 2009, Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce was awarded an 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). BMCC has been selected by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and awarded the status of 'College with Potential for Excellence' (CPE). In 2005, BMCC was ranked third in top ten commerce colleges surveyed by India Today magazine.

The College has been recognized with several awards and prizes in the recent past. It won the First Prize from the Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Mumbai for Annual Magazine 'Artha Vyavahar - 2001'. It received the 'Best College Award' of the University of Pune in February, 2002 under the Quality Improvement Programme. The college also received the 'Best NSS Unit Award' of the University of Pune in February, 2004. Several teachers and administrative staff members of the college have also been felicitated by the University, Pune Municipal Corporation and many other social bodies for their outstanding contribution. Recently, the annual magazine 'Artha Vyavahar' has been recognized by the University with Best Magazine Award.[9] BMCC has become Pune's first autonomous college of commerce.

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to BMCC The Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce". Bmcc.ac.in. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Welcome to BMCC The Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce". Bmcc.ac.in. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Welcome to BMCC The Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce". Bmcc.ac.in. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Welcome to BMCC The Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce". Bmcc.ac.in. 2 August 1998. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Welcome to BMCC The Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce". Bmcc.ac.in. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Welcome to BMCC The Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce". Bmcc.ac.in. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Welcome to BMCC The Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce". Bmcc.ac.in. 2 August 1998. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Welcome to BMCC The Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce". Bmcc.ac.in. 2 August 1998. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Welcome to BMCC The Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce". Bmcc.ac.in. 2 August 1998. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Alumni Connect: 'I have always wanted to be a professional actor,' says actor Siddharth Menon". 8 June 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  11. ^ "कॉलेज आठवणींचा कोलाज : सुवर्णकाळ". Loksatta (in Marathi). 9 January 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  12. ^ "'I relate more to contemporary Pune'". 5 October 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Pune Mirror". archive.is. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Pune talent scores big at 65th National Awards". 14 April 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

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