Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.)

About B. Com. Programme


B.Com. or Bachelor of Commerce is a three-year undergraduate course imparted in regular mode. Under BCom, there are two most popular options, namely B.Com. or BCom-General and BCom (Honours).

In the B.Com. course, candidates are taught core subjects related to commerce and finance. In the three-year duration, the candidates are given options to choose from a few elective subjects too. The programme is usually spread over six semesters during which the student is taught topics like financial accounting, corporate tax, economics, company law, auditing, business management, etc.

B.Com. is the best option for students who want to make a career in commerce, accounting, finance, banking and insurance. B.Com. is also ideal for those who wish to pursue Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accounting and Company Secretaryship.

After completing B.Com., students can also pursue career in management, teaching, advertising, law, journalism, mass communication, law, design, etc.

Class strength
Maximum number of students in a class/division shall not exceed sixty. No. of Divisions: 02 (120 Students)

B.Com. Eligibility Criteria


A.] For being eligible for admission to the First Year of the Three Year Integrated Course leading to the Degree of B.Com (Honours) from Goa University, a candidate must have passed

i) Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std. XII) Examination conducted by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (henceforth referred to as Goa Board) in the Commerce Stream.

OR

(ii) Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std. XII) Examination in Vocational Stream conducted by the Goa Board in the subjects notified by Goa University

OR

(iii) The Std. XII (Commerce) or similar examination of another body equivalent to the Goa Board and recognized as such by Goa University.

(iv) Such students must obtain a Provisional Eligibility Certificate (on payment of Eligibility Fee of Rs.200/-) from Goa University at the time of seeking admission (the eligibility fee for foreign students is US$ 50, payable at Goa University). They must also produce a Final Eligibility Certificate from the Goa University, before appearing for the examination, failing which their results will be withheld.

B.] A candidate not covered under any of the above three categories, but desirous of seeking admission to First Year B.Com may apply to the College. However, the Registrar of Goa University along with the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Chairperson of the Board of Studies in Commerce (Undergraduate) shall decide the eligibility.

C.] A candidate admitted for Semester I shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester II.

D.] A candidate migrating from another University and desirous of direct admission to Semester II may be considered for admission provided he/she has passed the First Term/Semester I examination of that University with those subjects for which admission is sought and undertakes to successfully complete the other compulsory papers of Semester-I.

Programme Structure


BCOM Semester IBCOM Semester II
CATEGORY Course / paper CATEGORY Course / paper
CC 1 General Management CC 5 Introduction to Marketing
CC 2 Financial Accounting CC 6 Financial Statement Analysis & Interpretation
CC 3 Microeconomics CC 7 Managerial Economics
CC 4 Commercial Arithmetic I CC 8 Commercial Arithmetic II
AECC 1Spoken EnglishAECC 3Business Communication
AECC 2 Environmental Studies I AECC 4 Environmental Studies II
GE 1GENERIC ELECTIVE (any one)GE 2GENERIC ELECTIVE (any one)
Management of Micro, Small
and Medium Enterprises
Tourism and Hospitality Management
Cooperative Management Services Marketing
Principles of InsuranceCustomer Relationship Management
Computer Applications - I
Computer Applications - II
BCOM Semester IIIBCOM Semester IV
CATEGORYCourse/PaperCATEGORYCourse/Paper
CC 9 Business Finance CC 12 Fundamentals of Investment
CC 10Fundamentals of Cost Accounting CC 13 Income Tax
CC 11 Entrepreneurship DevelopmentCC 14 Accounting for Service Organizations
SEC 1 Skill Enhancement Course
(any One)
SEC 2Skill Enhancement Course
(any One)
New Venture PlanningCollective Bargaining and Negotiations
Business LawCompanies Act and IPR Laws
Computer Applications for Business IComputer Applications for Business II
GE 3GENERIC ELECTIVE
(any one)
GE 5 GENERIC ELECTIVE
(any one)
Business Statistics IBusiness Statistics II
Retail ManagementE-Commerce and E Accounting
Business Environment IBusiness Environment II
Business CommunicationMass Communication
GE 4GENERIC ELECTIVE
(any one)
GE 6GENERIC ELECTIVE
(any one)
Economics of ResourcesIndian Economy
Training and DevelopmentSalesmanship and Sales management
Consumer BehaviorCompensation management
Macro EconomicsEconomic Survey and Union Budget
BCOM Semester V BCOM Semester VI 
CATEGORYCourse/PaperCATEGORYCourse/Paper
CC15Industrial ManagementCC17 Human Resource Management
CC16 Indian Monetary and Financial SystemCC18 International Economics
DSE 1 Accounting -Major I - Income Tax and GSTDSE 5 Accounting - Major V - Advanced Company Accounts
Cost Accounting - Major I - Cost Accounting ICost Accounting - Major V - Advanced Cost Accounting I
Business Management - Major I - International Marketing ManagementBusiness Management - Major V - Financial Management II
DSE 2Accounting -Major II - AuditingDSE 6 Accounting - Major VI - Accounting I
Cost Accounting - Major II - Cost Accounting IICost Accounting - Major VI - Cost and Management Audit
Business Management - Major II - Retail Management StrategiesBusiness Management - Major VI - Strategic Management
DSE 3Accounting - Major III - Government AccountingDSE 7 Accounting - Major VII - Accounting II
Cost Accounting - Major III - Techniques of CostingCost Accounting - Major VII - Advanced Cost Accounting II
Business Management - Major III - Advertising ManagementBusiness Management - Major VII - Supply Chain and Logistics Management
DSE 4Accounting - Major IV - Financial ReportingDSE 8 Accounting - Major VIII - Corporate Accounting and Tax Planning
Cost Accounting - Major IV - Management AccountingCost Accounting - Major VIII - Advanced Management Accounting
Business Management - Major IV- Services Marketing IIBusiness Management - Major VIII - Brand Management
Project

Fee Structure

Fees ParticularsFYBCom SYBCom TYBCom
Tuition Fees1530 1530 1530
University Registration Fees600 00
Library Fees 470470470
Gymkhana Fees420420420
Other Fees420420420
Student Aid Fund130130130
Library Deposit707070
Caution Money Deposit707070
Identity Card150150150
Magazine/News Letter/Journal200200200
PTA150150150
Soft Skills Training & Career Counselling100100100
Saviskar100100100
IT Infrastructure / E-Commerce * E-Accounting/ Alumni820200100
Prospectus & Admission Form0500500
Examination Fees (Odd Semester)180017000
Examination Fees (Even semester)180017000
Total883079104410

IMPORTANT: THE FEE STRUCTURE IS PURELY TENTATIVE AND IS LIKELY TO CHANGE BASED ON THE FEES ANNOUNCED BY GOA UNIVERSITY / GOVERNMENT OF GOA. 

NOTE: Computer Lab Fees will be collected from those who opt for Computer Applications (F. Y. B. Com.) and Computer Applications for Business (S.Y.B.Com.) separately.

Scheme of Examination

1. The College conducts the First Year and Second Year B.Com Examinations on behalf of Goa University. The Third Year B.Com examinations are conducted by Goa University.

2. The Academic Year consists of two semesters: Odd Semester (Semesters I, III & V) and Even Semester (Semesters II, IV & VI).

3. There are two modes of evaluation of the academic performance of students, viz. the Intra- Semester Evaluation (ISA) and the Semester-End Examination (SEE).

4. At each semester, every paper of 100 marks (except the Project paper at TY B.Com) has an ISA component of 20 marks and every paper of 50 marks has an ISA component of 10 marks.

At the end of each semester, there will be one 80-marks examination of 120 minutes duration for each 100-marks paper in the semester and one 40-marks examination of 90 minutes duration for each 50-marks paper in the semester. This is called the Semester- End Examination (SEE).

5. A STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO APPEAR FOR BOTH COMPONENTS – ISA & SEE. IN OTHER WORDS ATTENDANCE AT ALL EXAMINATIONS & TESTS IS COMPULSORY. A STUDENT WHO DOES NOT APPEAR FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO ISAs WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPEAR FOR THE SEMESTER-END EXAMINATION IN THAT PAPER.

6. The ISAs will be conducted during the semester by using modes of evaluation such as objective/written tests, assignments, orals, classroom quizzes, seminars, presentations, etc. Students will be assessed twice in ISA, with each assessment carrying 10 marks.

7. The SEE for Semesters V & VI of TY B.Com will be conducted by Goa University.

STANDARD OF PASSING, CLASS & GRACING

  1. Standard of Passing at FY, SY & TY B.Com Examinations:
    a) To pass the Examination a candidate must obtain a minimum of 40% marks in SEE and ISA components taken together for each paper.
    b) There is no separate passing for the ISA or SEE component.
    c) At the end of each year after the declaration of the even semester results, there will be a special examination (after 15 days from the declaration of the result) to provide an opportunity for students to appear for the backlog papers of Semesters I to IV.
    d) To be eligible for admission to TY B.Com, a student must have passed all the papers of Semesters I, II, III & IV.
  2. The following will be the system for awarding grades for each paper/course.
Letter Grade Grade Point Marks %
O (Outstanding) 10 85 – 100
A+(Excellent) 9 75 – <85
A (Very Good)865 – <75
B+(Good) 7 55 – <65
B (Above Average) 650 – <55
C (Average) 5 45 – <50
P (Pass) 440 – <45
F (Fail)00 – <40
Ab (Absent) 0

Improvement of Performance: There is no provision for improvement of performance at Semesters I, II, III and IV.This provision is available only in the case of Semesters V & VI. A student wishing to improve his/her performance at these two semesters will be permitted to reappear only during the immediately subsequent regular Semester V & Semester VI examination. However such a candidate will be allowed to appear only in the SEE component of the papers of Semester V and/or Semester VI examinations excluding the Project paper. The marks secured at the first appearance in the project paper as also in the ISA component of the other papers, will be carried forward for tabulation of the result under “improvement of performance”. The performance of a candidate who appears under this provision, but fails to improve, will be ignored. A candidate can appear only once under this clause.

This provision is available only in the case of Semesters V & VI. A student wishing to improve his/her performance at these two semesters will be permitted to reappear only during the immediately subsequent regular Semester V & Semester VI examination. However such a candidate will be allowed to appear only in the SEE component of the papers of Semester V and/or Semester VI examinations excluding the Project paper. The marks secured at the first appearance in the project paper as also in the ISA component of the other papers, will be carried forward for tabulation of the result under “improvement of performance”. The performance of a candidate who appears under this provision, but fails to improve, will be ignored. A candidate can appear only once under this clause.