Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics

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Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics
Sydenham College Logo.svg
MottoLabor Omnia Vincit (Latin)
Samudyogo hi vishvajita (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Work conquers all
Diligent Efforts Conquer the World
Established1913; 108 years ago [1]
Academic affiliations
Dr. Homi Bhabha State University
PrincipalSangita Yawale
Location, ,

Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics is a prestigious[2] 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,[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. 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."

In the year 2019, Sydenham college was de-affiliated from Mumbai University and affiliated to Dr. Homi Bhabha State University.[4]


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

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