Shri Ram College of Commerce

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Shri Ram College of Commerce
SRCC logo.jpg
Former names
Commercial College (1926 - 1951)
Motto Sanskrit: तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय
Motto in English
From darkness lead me to light
Type Public
Established 1926
Founder Lala Shri Ram
Principal Prof. Simrit Kaur
Students 2800
Location New Delhi, Delhi, India
Campus North Campus, University of Delhi-110007
Acronym SRCC
Affiliations University of Delhi
Website www.srcc.edu
Front face of the college's building

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) is one of the premier colleges affiliated to the University of Delhi granting undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.[1] Founded in 1926 in New Delhi, it is one of the most prestigious and oldest institutes of higher learning in Commerce and Economics.[2][3] The cutoffs required to gain admission in this premier institute are often much higher than other colleges affiliated with University of Delhi. As a result, SRCC enjoys an elite status as the most sought after commerce college in India and has established a reputation for attracting some of the brightest students in the country.[4]

History[edit]

SRCC was established by educationist and industrialist, late Lala Shri Ram. Apart from SRCC, he also owned the company DCM Shriram. The institute was established first in Daryaganj and shifted to its present location in the North Campus, Delhi University in 1957. The present location is a 17 acres (69,000 m2) campus with educational and recreational areas.

Courses offered[edit]

The institute offers courses in the commerce and economics streams only. The undergraduate and graduate programs offered are -

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Economics (Honours)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Arts - Economics
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Global Business Operations

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Departments[edit]

The institute's departments include:

  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Global Business Operations
  • Mathematics
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Political Science
  • Computer Science

Student societies[edit]

Student societies include:

  • Internacia (The IB society of GBO)
  • Freshmen (The PR society of GBO)
  • Helios (The Marketing Society of GBO)
  • Finantix (The Finance society of GBO)
  • Agrata (The HR society of GBO)
  • The Alum society of GBO
  • Book Club
  • Corporate Interaction Cell (CIC)
  • Club for Leadership, Innovation and Finance (CLIF)
  • Commerce Society
  • Computer and Maths Society
  • Cognizance
  • Connecting Dreams Foundation
  • The Youth Parliament
  • Debating Society
  • D-Street
  • Enactus
  • Economic Society
  • English Literature Society
  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell
  • Finance and Investment Cell
  • Fine Arts Society
  • Hindi Sahitya Sabha
  • Human Resources Development Cell (HRDC)
  • History and Political Science Society
  • Ideation Cell
  • Kutumb
  • Marketing Society
  • National Service Scheme
  • Placement Cell
  • Quiz Society
  • Sports Committee
  • SRCC - Wings of Fire
  • Student's Union
  • The Cultural Council
  • Youth Conference
  • Dramatics Society
  • Panache (Western Dance Society)

Student exchange programme[edit]

Sciences Po and the Shri Ram College of Commerce of New Delhi have recently created a student exchange programme. This new programme brings the number of Sciences Po’s university partners in India to nine. 42 students from Sciences Po spent their third year abroad in India in the 2010-11 academic year. In addition, students from SRCC along with students of Miranda House spent six days in Utrecht representing India as part of The Indo-Dutch collaborative programme between the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Miranda House and HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in 2012. Besides this, the college's student exchange programme saw students from Schreyer Honors College of Pennsylvania, USA and students of SRCC participate as part of the Penn State-SRCC Collaborative programme in the same year.[5]

Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship[edit]

In 2015, Shri Ram College of Commerce became the first undergraduate commerce college in India to set up a centre for startups. The operational cost of Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship is borne by NITI Aayog and other government agencies. Initial funding came from the alumni network of the college. The Centre was opened at the campus in presence of global alumni and representatives of some successful startups. It aims to tap the potential of the students and alumni as well as explore government initiatives to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship as well as give the space to create new products.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Shri Ram College of Commerce Best Commerce Colleges 2017 India Today Survey". indiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 2017-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Ranking by India Today in the last decade" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "Cut-off marks up in most DU colleges". The Hindu. 2006-06-26. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-09-26. 
  5. ^ New agreement in India with Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi06/05/2010: Archived 13 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Dr. Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management & Higher Studies". Progressive Maharashtra. 2015. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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