Institute of Commerce intends to prepare the students for their career in Accounting profession or the BFSI sector. The programme focuses equally on theoretical and practical aspects of the above-mentioned domains, promote an attitude of life-long learning among students and prepares them to become a good professional.
The Institute has focused and relevant course content with rigour in teaching and assessment. It is continuously updated to integrate changes that are taking place in the business environment. In designing the curriculum, the suggestions are also invited from the various industry and academic experts. The curriculum consists of compulsory (Core) and elective courses. The core courses provide the students with the foundation of business. Elective courses, on the other hand, are offered with an option to specialise in the given area. Presently, the institute offers specialisation in the area of Accounting and Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) with an aim to develop the requisite knowledge, skills and attributes in students to meet the challenging needs of the world of work. The curriculum also includes summer internship and project work.
The main pedagogical methods are lectures, case studies, group discussions etc. These methods are further augmented by role-plays, movie screenings and actual mix varies with the nature of course. To ensure effective learning, the institute leverages upon latest technologies to make the teaching-learning process more experimental and participatory.
The pedagogy is designed in such a way that academic rigour is maintained and students are continuously evaluated. Strong support from the faculties and robust emphasis on ethics and values are notable features of the pedagogy.
Additionally, interaction with industry experts, industry visits, practical exposures through various training, employability skills workshop and learning through the various co-curricular and extension activities give a feel of the real world which encourages active learning for a better foundation.
The Institute is believing in Outcome-based Education. The pedagogy ensures that analytical skills are developed through concepts and practice, which help the students to refine their decision-making skills. The institute is always focused to provide a strong pathway for gainful employment and for pursuing higher study in India and abroad.
Institute of Commerce has entered into MoUs for academic collaboration with various stakeholders like GIFT SEZ, Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA) and Trusst 24 (Authorised training partner of Tally Education Limited, for providing Tally software training). The institute is in the process of finalising MoUs with foreign Universities to provide students with international exposure. In addition to the above mentioned institute specific partnerships, Institute of Commerce also benefit from the MoU’s that Nirma University has with renowned universities across the world.
The Institute has a rich library and computer laboratory. Further, the Institute has academic support and resource persons from various institutions of higher learning.
The Institute also believes in developing the leadership and teamwork skills among the students. Various clubs have been formed and managed by the students. The students plan, organise and conduct all types of activities – academic, social, cultural and sports which inculcate the managerial and social skills among them.