Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics

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Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics
MottoLabor Omnia Vincit (Latin)
Samudyogo hi vishvajita (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Work conquers all
Diligent Efforts Conquer the World
PrincipalDr.Sangita Yawale
Location, ,
AffiliationDr. Homi Bhabha State University
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education

Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics is a prestigious college located in Mumbai which is also the oldest college of commerce in Asia. Affiliated to the Dr. Homi Bhabha State University,[1] 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 first cycle assessment conducted by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. In the year 2019, Sydenham college was de-affiliated from Mumbai University and affiliated to Maharashtra State's first cluster University named Dr. Homi Bhabha State University[2]


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,[3] 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. 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."


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]


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  3. ^ "Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics - Our Profile". Archived from the original on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
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  5. ^ The Economic Times 13 AUG, 2010
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