Commerce education plays a crucial role in the growth of the Indian economy. A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce provides graduates with a vivid array of opportunities in the fields of business, production and consumption. The rising number of graduates, coupled with increased digitisation suggests that continuous improvement in the quality of education is an imperative to ensure wellbeing of the graduates. Integrating facilities like computer networks, internet facilities, business labs, access to databases, overhead projectors and other communication devices is no more luxury. Rather it is a must to have these and other infrastructure to impart quality education. Nirma University’s Institute of Commerce (ICNU) is one such college. Established in 2016, ICNU has fares high enough among the best commerce institutes in India. It is a constituent college of the Nirma University, which is accredited with ‘A’ grade National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It is just one of the recognitions that NU has received over the years for its efforts in providing world-class education.
The right step towards a successful future!
ICNU is a brainchild of the renowned industrialist and philanthropist Padamshree Dr. Karsanbhai K Patel, His vision is the beacon of light guiding the institute forward. Over the years, the college has updated its curriculum with what the industry demands. The facilities and the infrastructure have also been upgraded to provide industry-oriented education and exposure. Graduates of ICNU are groomed to become future industry leaders using a prudent mix of interventions.Here is what ICNU offers to students who join its flagship Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) programme:
ICNU’s curriculum is designed after detailed research and analysis to fulfil the industry demands. The curriculum functions on the principles of experiential learning through engaging activities like conferences, workshops, live projects and more. Additionally, ICNU provides opportunity to study for various professional certification courses like Tally with GST, National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) Certification Courses, Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) course, and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) course. These programs, along with ICNU’s curriculum, help students in preparing for placements and internship opportunities by gaining relevant technical knowledge.
Apart from the state of the art classrooms, facilities like Outdoor & Indoor Sports Arenas, Gymnasiums, Yoga Hall, Student Store and ATMs are available at the ICNU campus. They provide a smooth campus experience to students. Facilities like Transportation, Parking, Health Care and Counselling are also provided to students. Another unique feature is a rich library having a variety of print and electronic resources such as boos, journal and access to industry databases.
The faculty at ICNU provides crucial support and guidance in helping students prepare for their careers. The team is a vibrant mix of fulltime faculty as well as visiting and guest faculty drawn from industry. Their collective industry and academic knowledge is one of the secrets of the success of ICNU and its graduates. Apart from lecturing, the faculty members are actively engaged in research, mentoring students and coordinating various co and extracurricular activities for the overall personality development of students.
Exposure to real-world situations is essential in developing the mindset required as a professional. ICNU’s internship program with corporate partners like KPMG, CIMA, Nielsen, Amul and other industry leaders ensures that students receive opportunities to get that real life exposure. ICNU mandates two compulsory internships. The one internship is with the corporate world, and the other to understand the importance of social service.
Assisting students in procuring a perfect job is as crucial for an institute as providing education. ICNU has a placement cell that understands the significance of this and works with various organisations to provide the best placement opportunities. Companies like the Adani Group, Oracle India, HCL, Nielsen, KPMG, HR Johnson, Federal Bank, Trade Bulls, ACCA and other prominent names are a common sight around the campus for placement purposes.
Appreciating the importance of student clubs and associations and the learning that emerge from them, ICNU has established various clubs that benefit students. Student Welfare Board, NCC club, Social club, Cultural Committee, WDC and many other clubs work to promote the cultural growth of the students throughout. These clubs also help students develop their personality, managerial and leadership skills.
ICNU provides developmental courses like Yoga and Health Awareness, Foreign Languages, Personality Development, and Soft Skill Development. The programs from ICNU provide a platform to students for improving their people and leadership skills. Even the unfortunate dawn of the pandemic couldn’t halt any of ICNU’s developmental activities. The Institute has collaborated with industry experts to organise lectures and webinars for students to learn from their experiences. Industry visits and field trips are organised to gain exposure to the real-life situations and challenge the students to combine theory with practice.
ICNU organises the annual cultural and literary festival ‘ELYSIAN’. The event provides opportunities for students to participate and explore their talents in various forms of cultural engagement like dance, music, theatre, fashion, fine art, games and literary competitions. ICNU endeavours to ensure that every student receives a wholesome and quality education. The extracurricular activities that students engage in develop their adventurous and cultural senses. The academic activities meanwhile set them firm on their chosen career paths.
Let me take this opportunity to invite you to make the right choice by enrolling with Nirma University’s Institute of Commerce and ride the wave of success…!Author - Dr. Udai Paliwal, Director and Dean, ICNU