The Shri Ram College of Commerce, or SRCC as it is popularly known, is one of the best commerce colleges in the country. It was earlier known as the Commercial Educational Trust and was established by seven leading Delhi-based businessmen in 1920. In 1932, it started awarding BA (pass) degrees in commerce. Honours courses were introduced in 1943. The college got its current name in 1951 when it decided to convert itself into one specialising in commerce education.
SRCC, ranked No.1 by the India Today-AC-NIELSEN-ORG-Marg Survey in June 2007, has a rich heritage of academic excellence and achievements and is in tune with the requirements of the corporate world. The college has highly-qualified academicians on its faculty and attracts the best students from all over the country and even abroad. SRCC graduates readily gain admission to renowned foreign universities. They also enjoy a distinct advantage in the matter of employment in reputed organisations. Many are offered positions through campus recruitment even before results have been declared. SRCC Students have been placed in leading organisations such as Reliance, McKinsey Knowledge Centre, SRF, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GE Countrywide, ICICI Prudential, IMRB, IFCI and TFCI.
The alumni are well placed in the fields of banking and finance, general management, civil services and academics. Many are managing their own business establishments or are working as reputed chartered accountants.
SRCC students have also won the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, topped the CA and civil services examinations and have been consistently winning admission to the best British and US universities.
Apart from the two-year full-time postgraduate diploma course in global business operations, SRCC also offers BCom (honours), BA (honours) in economics, MCom and MA in economics. The college provides limited hostel accommodation for girls and boys separately.
The admission notification of SRCC is published in leading newspapers in November. The sale of the prospectus starts from the third week of the month. The prospectus can be collected from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Marg, Delhi-110007, on payment of Rs 800, which includes the test fee. Those wanting the forms by post will have to pay an additional Rs 50. For more details, log on to www.srcc.edu.
A minimum of 50 per cent in the degree examination (10+2+3) of a recognised university. Candidates who are appearing for their qualifying examination are also eligible, provided they can produce their mark sheets by the end of September.
The three-stage selection process consists of a written examination, group discussion and personal interview.
The entrance exam is held on the fourth Sunday of January from 10am to 12 noon at seven centres — Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Lucknow, Calcutta, Chennai and Bhopal. The group discussions and interviews take place in Delhi. Successful candidates are intimated about the group discussion and interview date by post.
Pattern of exam
The two-hour written test examines a candidate’s general knowledge, logical ability, quantitative ability and proficiency in English.
How to prepare
To update your general knowledge, revise from the Spectrum general knowledge series, Pearson’s Guide or Tata McGraw Hill’s Guide for GK. For maths preparation, revise the fundamentals from books by Hall and Knight, S.L. Lony and R.S. Agarwal. For English, go through books by Wren and Martin, Norman Lewis and A.S. Hornby. You can also practise English and maths questions from Barron’s SAT guide. For the section on analytical reasoning, practise from books by Tata McGraw Hill, Edgar Thorpe and R.S. Agarwal.