10-01-2014, 01:58 PM
Early in the year 1920 Basant pantsjami now established seven leading businessmen in Delhi Commercial Education Trust. The first school that was set up by the Trust in the same year was the Commercial School, and then placed in Charkhewalan in the crowded city of Delhi. This was the predecessor of the Commercial College and in a way the beginning commerce education in Delhi.
Commercial education in India began in 1886 for this year a commercial school was set up in Madras. Commercial institutions were also started in Bombay and Calcutta between 1903 and 1912 at the Collegiate started level or university level flight with the establishment of the Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in Bombay in 1913.
Commercial School in Delhi introduced a post-matriculation Diploma program in Commerce under the supervision of Mr. RK Kumar, who would later become the first principal of the Commercial College (later rechristened as Shri Ram College of Commerce), by its association with the Delhi University in 1926.
Commercial College heralded record trade education in the University of Delhi. First setup the funds of the college came from Dewan Chand Trust. University granted recognition to the College to prepare students for the intermediate examination (trade group). Registration for the first group of students was done in the first floor of a 'Hall "opposite St. James' Church in Kashmere Gate. Classes began with 12 students and four faculty members from a hired bungalow at 8, Darya Ganj, New Delhi.
In 1932 was upgraded to the status of a bachelor's degree College and started awarding its graduates the BA (Pass) (Commerce Group) degrees of the University. B. A. (Honours) (trade group) degrees were introduced in 1943, Close to the heels, the same year saw the entry of MA (Economics), and in 1948 was introduced M.Com. In 1949, when B.Com (honors) degree was instituted in Delhi University, teaching the course seemed to be the natural activity of the college. B. A. (honors) economics was introduced in 1958.
In 1951, the anniversary, the College decided to convert itself into a school that specializes in trade and finance, and gave himself the gift common name recognition for the contributions of its founder-Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) .SRCC has evolved over the years, and retains prestigious position as the premier institutions dedicated to business and economics education in the country. Its Alumni occupy unique positions in almost all areas of society, government, bureaucracy, banking, finance, academics, business, journalism and media. It has been a long journey through seventy-five years and yet the journey has perhaps just begun. If trading education was felt needs in pre independent India so that indigenous human resources can be tapped in the colonial yoke, is 75 years later, trading education is a very relevant, considering the march toward a globalized and liberalized economy.
The college has practiced a policy of self-renewal all the time and when the time came to reinvent itself in conjunction with the changing scenario; It has upgraded itself with the introduction of a post-graduate, two years full time program in global business in Delhi University in 1999.
Shri Ram College of Commerce continues to be a dream destination and then a springboard to great achievements for many a youngster in our country.
The college has on its faculty highly qualified academicians and attracts the best students from across the country and abroad. SRCC has a prestigious position and after graduating from here many students are readily admitted in renowned foreign universities. Students have enjoyed a distinct advantage over employment in reputed organizations and a good number of them are offered positions, through campus recruitment, even before the results are declared.