Sri Ram College of Commerce
SRCC has developed itself over the years and retains its prestigious position as the foremost of institutions dedicated to Commerce and Economics education in the country. Its Alumni occupy distinguished positions in almost all spheres of society, government, bureaucracy, banking, finance, academics, business, journalism and media. It has been a long journey through the seventy-five years and yet the journey has perhaps just begun. If Commerce education was a felt need in pre-independent India so that the indigenous human resources could be tapped in the midst of the colonial yoke, 75 years later, Commerce education is an extremely relevant one, considering the march towards a globalised and liberalized economy.
The College has practiced a policy of self-renewal all along and when the time came to reinvent itself in the context of the changing scenario; it has upgraded itself with the introduction of a post-graduate, two-year full time programme in Global Business Operations of the University of Delhi in 1999.
Shri Ram College of Commerce continues to remain a dream destination and then a springboard to great achievements for many a youngster of our country.
The College has on its faculty highly qualified academicians and attracts the very best of students from all over the country and abroad. SRCC enjoys a prestigious position and after graduating from here many students are readily admitted in renowned foreign universities. Students enjoy a distinct advantage in the matter of employment in reputed organisations and a good number of them are offered positions, through campus recruitment, even before their results are declared.
The alumni of the College are well placed in the fields of banking and finance, general management, civil services and academics. Many are successfully managing their own business establishments or are reputed chartered accountants.
SRCC students have been performing remarkably well in all spheres of life. They have won the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, topped the CA and civil services examinations and have been consistently getting selected in the best British and American Universities.
SRCC was established by educationist and industrialist, Sir Lala Shriram. Apart from SRCC, he also established the Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi and owned the erstwhile famous company, DCM Shriram. The institute was established first in Daryaganj and shifted to its present location in the North Campus, Delhi University only in 1957. The present location is 17 acres (69,000 m2) campus with large educational and recreational areas.
The institute typically admits about 600 students annually to its graduate program - 500 in B.Com(Hons) and 100 in B.A.(Hons) Economics. It also admits about 62 students each year to its management course 'Post Graduate Diploma in Global Business Operations'. These students are served byinfrastructure which includes the college library in Delhi University, an educational area with over 50 class rooms, over 150 faculty and support staff, sporting facilities, computing facilities and a boys and girls hostel housing over 200 students.
The college canteen is located in a separate block at its first floor. The College Canteen is a popular meeting and free enjoying place for the students. The college canteen provides a variety of snacks and beverages.
The healthcare facilities to the College students are provided through World University Service (WUS) Health Centre; a Centre of the University of Delhi. The Health Centre provides OPD facilities and medicines to the patients. It also provides necessary emergency medical services to the patients. The WUS Health Centre is located in the vicinity of the college. The college students can also become its member.
There is a huge all weather parking area for the vehicles of students as well staff members. A guard is deputed to facilitate secured parking.
The college is having one branch of the State Bank of India (SBI). The students can open their account as well as take advantage of other banking facilities from the SBI branch.
Book and Stationery
There is a small book and stationery store within the campus. The students can purchase text and other reference books, as well as general stationery from the store.
There is a photocopier point in the campus. The students can avail the facility of photocopy, as well as compilation of study material from the photocopier point.
Classrooms and Tutorials
SRCC is the only college in the University of Delhi who has upgraded its class rooms to facilitate teaching through modern gadgets by shifting from traditional style of teaching. All the classrooms and tutorial rooms in the college are fully air-conditioned. The class-rooms have been upgraded with ceiling-mounted LCD projectors, roll-down screens, green boards and podium for faculty. With the main building of the college being recognised by the Government of Delhi as a “Heritage Building”, the class-rooms ambience has retained the heritage look with the vintage teak furniture.
In addition, the college has separate tutorial rooms in a separate Tutorial block.
The college library is spacious with seating capacity for about 300 readers. It is well-stocked and presently has a collection of over 65 thousand volumes on different subjects. Latest publications in the fields of business studies, economics, humanities and social sciences are continuously added to the collection to equip students with a wide range of academic material. The College Library is fully automated and provides user services through computer. SRCC library is the first library in the University of Delhi having Wi Fi facility.
The Library opens for eight hours from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. However, during third term it opens from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. for student’s convenience.
The Library subscribes about 80 journals of national and international repute. The prominent Journals being subscribed by the Library are: Accountancy, Accounting Review, American Economic Review; Centre for Monitoring India Economy, Chartered Accountant, Economic and Political Weekly, Economist, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Business, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Finance, Organizational Dynamics, Vikalpa, Reserve Bank of India Bulletin, Seminar, Vision, Yojana, etc.
All prominent national dailies are also subscribed in the library.
Current magazines like – Business India, Business Today, Business World, Competition Master, Competition Success Review, Capital Market, Dalal Street, Frontline, India Today, Mainstream, Outlook, PC Quest, Reader Digest, Span, Time, etc. are also subscribed in the library.
The College has two well-equipped Computer Centers. Both the centers are provided with 40 computers, each with updated software and hardware. Internet facilities are provided in each computer. Printing and scanning facilities are also available with each computer through network. Each center is equipped with uninterrupted power backup.
The teaching of IT and computer related papers are imparted through LCD in the computer centers. In addition, the computer centers are also available for the students for accessing internet, practice and preparing their projects. Internet with more than 2 mbps data transfer rate is available. Wi Fi facility for laptop users is also available.
The College has extensive playing grounds, a swimming pool, tennis court, gymnasium, indoor badminton court, basketball court, lawn tennis court, etc. The College has been excelling in sports for over two decades. Every year the College holds Sports Carnival, Inter-class matches and Sports Day.
For proper training and grooming of players the College provides coaching facilities to the players for different games.
Games like Cricket, Football, Hockey, Basket Ball, Hand Ball, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Squash Racket, Swimming, Shooting, Athletics etc. are patronized by the college.
At present the college sports complex is being revamped. The old indoor hall is being replaced with new indoor multi-sports hall with facilities like - Physiotherapy Room, Medical Room, Sauna Bath, Meeting Room, Athlete Lounge etc.
SRCC is the only college in the North Campus having swimming pool facility. The swimming pool opens during summer season only. The swimming pool is properly maintained and coaching facilities are also provided to newcomers.
The College has limited accommodation facilities for boys and girl. The college has two separate hostels for boys and girls on the campus itself. There is a big mess and common room in both the hostels. The messes are run on co-operative basis. The college has outsourced on-campus laundry services for the resident students. The resident members also have medical services from the University Health (Medical) Center, located in the vicinity of the college. The on-campus residence of a number of students gives the college fraternity an image of an extended family.
A state-of-the-art Platinum Jubilee Seminar Room is an addition to the existing infrastructure, constructed on the occasion of the College’s Platinum Jubilee in 2000–2001. It is fully air-conditioned with LCD projection facilities.
The College has a big auditorium with over 750 persons seating capacity. The auditorium is equipped with lighting and sound systems. All important functions are organized in the college auditorium.