Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics

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Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics
Commemorative stamp of Sydenham College on its 75th Anniversary 1988
Commemorative stamp of Sydenham College on its 75th Anniversary 1988
MottoLabor Omnia Vincit (Latin)
Samudyogo hi vishvajita (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Work conquers all
Diligent Efforts Conquer the World
TypePublic research university
Established1913; 110 years ago [1]
Academic affiliations
Dr. Homi Bhabha State University
PrincipalMadhuri Kagalkar
Location, ,

Sydenham College of Economics is a college located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is affiliated to the Dr. Homi Bhabha State University. The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in management. It was awarded a re-accreditation 'A' grade and 3.42 GPA in the second cycle assessment conducted by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.


Sydenham College was established in October 1913. It was named after the then-governor of Bombay, Lord Sydenham of Combe,[2] K.S. Aiyar acted as first honorary principal of the college. The economist Percy Anstey was appointed Principal in 1914, a position he held until his death in 1920. It was only in 1941, twenty-eight years after the establishment of Sydenham College, that any other institute started offering courses in the subject. Indian Jurist and intellectual B.R. Ambedkar was a lecturer of the college.

On the college's seventy-fifth anniversary in 1988, the Indian Post Office issued a commemorative stamp.[citation needed]

In the year 2019, Sydenham college was de-affiliated from Mumbai University and affiliated to Dr. Homi Bhabha State University.[3]


Courses offered[edit]

Government aided courses
  • Higher Secondary Certificate - Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce (since 1913)
  • Master of Commerce (since 1925)
Self financed courses
  • Bachelor of Management Studies
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Insurance) (since 2003)
  • NSE Certified Market Professional Course
  • Vocational Course in Foreign Trade

Notable alumni[edit]

Film, theatre and television
Politics and government

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics - Mumbai".
  2. ^ "Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics - Our Profile". Archived from the original on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
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