St. Vincent College of Commerce

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St. Vincent College of Commerce
MottoTamaso ma jyotirgamaya
Motto in English
From the darkness
lead me to light
Established1970; 48 years ago (1970)
Religious affiliation
Jesuit, Catholic
Academic affiliation
University of Pune
PrincipalAnil Adsule
ManagerJames Selvaraj
Academic staff
Administrative staff
2004, St. Vincent Street
Camp, Pune – 411001

St. Vincent College of Commerce was established by the Jesuits in 1970 as a night school for working youth to earn a degree. It later added a junior college which was augmented with a day school, and then a post-graduate school. It is currently affiliated to the University of Pune.[2]


The College was started in 1970 as a science senior college but by 1973 had switched from science to commerce. In 1979 the junior college was added, and in 1981 the post-graduate program (M.Com). This made St. Vincent College a full-fledged commerce college. A doctorate in business management was offered for two years but dropped. The need for the college was questioned in 1985 but the vote was in favour, and it continued to cater to the working youth of the city.

In 2001 the Girls Association "Mother Teresa Vidyarthini Manch" was set up. The Ex-Students Association (VINCA) began officially in May 2011. In 2012 the college inaugurated the Diploma in Banking & Financial Management in collaboration with Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai, and the new specialization of Business Administration for M.Com. In 2013, Marketing Management for M.Com was added. In the academic year 2014-15, affiliation for the Diploma Programme was switched from LIBA to Pune University. Also the special subject "Marketing Management" for M.Com was discontinued. In 2014 M.Com received permanent affiliation with Pune University for the specialization "Advanced Accounting and Taxation," the same year the College received permanent affiliation. College news letter Streams and the college annual magazine were restarted in the academic year 2010-11. In 2015 the Junior College began daytime operations.

In 2013 over 53 colleges took part in a contest held for evening and night colleges across India. A team of 11 students from St Vincent College participated in various competitions and won the "Best College Trophy".[3]


  1. ^ "St. Vincent College of Commerce". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ "St. Vincent Night College". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ "DNA E-Paper - Daily News & Analysis -Mumbai,India". Retrieved 17 January 2016.