Best Universities In India For Commerce Students [2017] (1)

A lot of students choose Commerce when they are not interested in both Arts and Science. However, this innocent choice leads them towards a path that further opens to many avenues.

Commerce students can pursue a career in the fields like taxation, accounting, auditing, marketing, journalism, and management. Also, they can anytime switch to arts specific careers like writing, teaching, and law.

When it comes to higher education, C.A., C.S., B.Com. and B.Com. (Hons.) have been the most preferred choices for years. C.A. is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, while C.S. by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India throughout the country. However, for many other courses, students have the option to choose from a number of universities and colleges.

There are a number of colleges that have been enjoying the status of being top commerce colleges for many years consistently. But in case of universities, it is hard to specify the top universities for any particular stream.

However, the universities mentioned below have been acknowledged throughout the country for their intellectually stimulating environment, competent faculty, enviable placements, and national rankings.

Best Universities In India For Commerce Students 2017 [Updated]

  1. Panjab University
  2. Christ University
  3. Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies
  4. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  5. Jawaharlal Nehru University
  6. Jamia Milia Islamia University
  7. Aligarh Muslim University
  8. Banaras Hindu University
  9. Delhi University

Given below are the details pertaining these universities.

  • Panjab University

Located in Chandigarh, one of the cleanest and most developed cities in India, the university boasts of having personalities like Dr. Manmohan Singh, Kalpna Chawla, Sushma Swaraj, and Gulpanag Singh among its alumni.

The latest Times Higher Education 2015 placed Panjab University at number one in India and at number 38 in Asia.

Main Commerce courses provided by the university:

  • B.Com.
  • M.A. (Hons.) Economics
  • M.Com.
  • M.Com. (e-Commerce)
  • M.B.A. (Commerce and Information Technology)
  • Master of Finance and Control (MFC)
  • Ph.D. (Statistics)
  • Christ University

Located in the beautiful city of Bangalore, Christ University is counted among the top private universities in the country. The university campus has been acknowledged as the ‘Best Institutional Garden’ by the Mysore Horticulture Society for twenty four years in a row.

The university was set up in 1969 and it now offers par-excellence quality of education along with a boastful rate of placements. It offers a range of courses from Management, Law, and Social Sciences to Business Administration, Commerce, and Computer Application.

Main Commerce courses provided by the university:

  • B.Com.
  • B.Com. (Hons.)
  • M.Com.
  • M.Phil. in Commerce
  • Ph.D. in Commerce
  • Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies

Established in 1981, NMIMS has garnered an excellent reputation over years. The institution has been awarded A*** rating by CRISIL. It also enjoys the status of a deemed university.

Main commerce courses offered by NMIMS:

  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Also famous as I.P. University or I.P., GGSIPU is among the newest universities in the country. The university was established in the year 1998. The university had its main campus located at Kashmere Gate, Delhi. However, it has been recently shifted to Dwarka.

According to Times Higher 2013 Rankings, the university holds 12th position among India’s best universities.

Main Commerce courses provided in GGSIPU:

  • B.Com. (Hons.)
  • B.B.A.
  • M.B.A. Banking and Finance
  • M.B.A.
  • M.B.A. Real Estate
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University

JNU has of late been famous, or rather notorious, for its politically charged environment. The controversy of students chorusing anti-national slogans leading to the arrest of its Student Union’s president Kanhaiya Kumar might have defamed the university’s reputation.

But should it be the only factor to judge it?

I guess no.

Jawaharlal Nehru University, located in Aravalli hill region of Delhi, boasts of a lush green and pollution free campus.

In the 2015 Times Higher Education Ranking, the university was placed among the top hundred universities across the world, both as BRICS & Emerging Economies and Asia University Rankings.

Debates over issues of significance among teachers and students are a common sight in the university campus.

JNU’s uniqueness lies in the fact that the university professors do not believe in textbook learning and the pupils are allowed to hold a difference of opinion.

Main Commerce courses offered by the University:

  • MBA (Banking and Taxation)
  • M.A. in Economics
  • Jamia Milia Islamia University

Jamia Milia Islamia University, popularly known as Jamia, was established in the year 1920. The university has played a role in the development of ever-shining stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Virender Sehwag, and Kiran Rao. Jamia is among the most sought after education institutions in the city of Delhi.

A lush green campus and mix of people from different parts of society is one of the university’s best attractions.

Main Commerce courses provided by the university:

  • Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh Muslim University is a gem to the city of Aligarh. The university has been functioning since 1875 and had since then been alma mater to luminaries like Zakir Hussain (the 3rd prime minister of India), Dhyan Chand, Lala Amarnath, and Mufti Mohammad Syed.

In 2012, the university was ranked as the 5th best in India. Also The Times Higher Education ranked the university among the top 10 institutes of higher education in the country in 2015.

Main Commerce courses provided by the university:

  • B.Com. (Hons.)
  • M.Com.
  • Master of Finance and Control (MFC)
  • Master of Tourism and Administration (MTA)
  • Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University, also known as BHU, enjoys the status of being Asia’s largest campus (3960 acres). According to the CWTS Leiden Rankings, BHU was ranked as the 13th best university in India. Also, according to the same ranking, it held the place of 6th best multidisciplinary university in India.

Main Commerce courses provided by the university:

  • Master of Risk and Insurance Management(MRIM)
  • Master of Export Management & Promotion(MEMP)
  • Master of Finance & Control
  • M.Com.
  • B.Com. (Hons.)
  • Delhi University

The University of Delhi, more commonly known as Delhi University or DU, is one of the charms that attracts students not only from India but also from other parts of the world.

Since its inception, the university has been an alma mater to many well renowned personalities: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Imtiaz Ali, Sheila Dixit, Arun Jaitley, Najeeb Jung, Kiran Bedi, and Shashi Tharoor to name a few. This talks for the university’s popularity across different parts of the country.

Besides, the university is one of India’s most globally acknowledged educational institution. Of late, the university was ranked among the world’s top 20 universities for development studies.

Main Commerce Courses provided by the university:

  • B.Com. Pass
  • B.B.S.
  • B.A. (Marketing Management and Retail Business)
  • B.A. (Management & Marketing of Insurance)
  • B.A. (Hons.) Mathematics
  • B.A. (Hons.) Economics
  • B.A. (Hons.) Business Economics
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Com.
  • M.A. Statistics
  • M.A. Mathematics
  • M.A. Economics

So these were some of the best universities in India for commerce students. It is the quality of study, an environment suitable to growth, and the wide exposure what makes these universities best among their lot.

However, getting admission in any of these universities is a real hard nut to crack. So, you really need to roll up your sleeves to realize the dream of studying in any of the top universities for commerce students in India.

Posted by Samiksha Kaintura

Loves to see the world from a modern perspective and a feminist by birth.

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