Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics
|Motto||Labor Omnia Vincit (Latin)|
Samudyogo hi vishvajita (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
|Work conquers all|
Diligent Efforts Conquer the World
|Established||1913; 108 years ago |
|Dr. Homi Bhabha State University|
Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics is a prestigious college located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India which is also the oldest college of commerce in Asia, affiliated to the Dr. Homi Bhabha State University. The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in commerce and 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, "the first college of commerce in Asia," was established in October 1913. It was named after the then-governor of Bombay, Lord Sydenham of Combe, who was instrumental in making the undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Commerce possible in Mumbai. This makes Sydenham College the oldest degree-awarding institution in commerce. 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.
On the college's seventy-fifth anniversary in 1988, the Indian Post Office issued a commemorative stamp. In 1990, TIME rated Sydenham College as the "Best Commerce College this side of the Suez."
- 1913: The college was run from the Elphinstone College premises in Fort.
- 1914–1922: The college moved to the Whiteway Laidlaw Building on Hornby Road, near the present-day Handloom House in Fort.
- 1922–1955: The college was on the premises of the present-day Sir J. J. College of Architecture in Fort, opposite the Victoria Terminus railway station. It was then known as the Indo-British Institute.
- 1955 onward: In 1955, Sydenham College moved to its current location on "B Road" at Churchgate, very near the terminus of the Western Railway section of the Mumbai suburban railway. It is close to the Marine Drive sea front on the Arabian Sea.
- 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
- Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways
- Ashwin Choksi Entrepreneur, Non-executive chairman of Asian Paints Ltd
- Keki Mistry, Vice Chairman and CEO of HDFC
- Deepak Parekh, Chairman HDFC
- Girish Paranjpe, joint CEO Wipro Technologies
- Krish Iyer, President and CEO Walmart India
- Kumar Mangalam Birla
- Dilip Piramal, Chairman VIP Industries
- Harsh Mariwala, founder and Chairman of Marico
- Niraj Bajaj MD & Chairman, Mukand;Promoter of Bajaj Electricals
- Nimesh Kampani, Chairman, JM Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
- Awaiz Patni, Group CFO, Saudi Bugshan Holding Company.
- Niranjan Hiranandani, Entrepreneur, Co-founder & MD - Hirandani Group
- Pramit Jhaveri, CEO, Citi India
- Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Investor & Trader
- Ronnie Screwvala, Chairman, UTV
- Sanjiv Mehta (British businessman), owner, East India Company London
- Uday S Kotak, Chairman Kotak Mahindra
- Yogesh Mahansaria, Founder and CEO multinational Alliance Tire Group
- Bhavin Turakhia, Founder of Flock, Ringo, Radix and Zeta.
- Falguni Nayar, Founder Nykaa
- Gita Johar, Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
- Indu Shahani, Founding Dean of the Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship (ISME)
- Jagdish Bhagwati, Economist and Professor of Economics at Columbia University
- Film, theatre and television
- Aditya Chopra, Director & Producer
- Atul Agnihotri, Actor & Director
- Emraan Hashmi, Actor
- Fazila Allana, notable TV producer, founder and MD of Sol Production Pvt. Ltd.
- Gayatri Joshi, Indian actress known for her role in Hindi film Swades
- Hrithik Roshan, Actor
- Juhi Chawla, Actress and Femina Miss India Universe 1984
- Karanvir Bohra, Television Actor
- Lymaraina D'Souza, Indian model and Femina Miss India Universe 1998
- Rahul Bose, Actor
- Uday Chopra, Actor
- Milan Luthria, Director
- Sameera Reddy, Indian film actress
- Sanaya Irani, Television Actress
- Sanjay Gupta, film director
- Shamita Shetty, Indian film actress
- Sheetal Mallar, Indian supermodel
- Shiamak Davar, dancer and singer
- Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Indian pop singer and actress
- Swapnil Joshi, TV actor-comedian
- Vinod Khanna, Actor
- Zeenat Aman, Indian film Actress
- Rajit Kapoor, Actor
- Politics and government
- Meera Sanyal, politician, formerly country head of ABN AMRO and RBS
- Milind Deora, Politician
- Omar Abdullah, Politician
- Praful Patel, Politician
- Vinod Khanna, Politician & Film Actor
- Rais Shaikh, Politician
- Julio Riberio,IPS
- Dinesh D'Souza, Political commentator
- Vijay Merchant, Cricketer
- Jawahar Bakshi, Gujarati poet
- Bhupen Khakhar, a leading artist in Indian contemporary art
- Government Colleges Hostel
- H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
- Kishinchand Chellaram College
- Mithibai College
- Jai Hind College
- Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics
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