Shri Ram College of Commerce

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Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC)
SRCC logo.jpg
Motto तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय
Sanskrit
"From darkness lead me to light"
Established 1926
Principal Dr. R.P. Rustagi (Officiating)
Location Delhi, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Delhi
Website www.srcc.edu
Front face of the college's building

Shri Ram College of Commerce or SRCC is a college affiliated to the University of Delhi granting undergraduate and graduate degrees.[1] Founded in 1926 in New Delhi, it is one of the oldest institutes of higher learning in Commerce and Economics in India. Current students and former students of the college are colloquially known as SRites.

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 and departments[edit]

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

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honors)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Economics (Honors)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Arts - Economics
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management[1]

The institute started awarding undergraduate degrees in 1932 and graduate degrees in 1948. It received its present name and form in 1951. Although it has accepted female students since 1933, it became truly co-educational only in 1957. The institute started an International Business MBA equivalent course in 1999, called the "Post Graduate Diploma in Global Business Operations" (GBO).[2]

Student exchange program[edit]

Sciences Po and the Shri Ram College of Commerce of New Delhi have recently created a student exchange program. This new program 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 program 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 program saw students from Schreyer Honors College of Pennsylvania, USA and students of SRCC participate as part of the Penn State-SRCC Collaborative program in the same year.[3]

Center 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 center for startups. The operational cost of Center 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 Center 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]

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