IGNOU BCom, Bachelor of Commerce, Course Information, Eligibility

IGNOU BCom, Bachelor of Commerce

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IGNOU BCom, Bachelor of Commerce

Student also gets basic knowledge in the core areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Computers and Science & Technology as there are some compulsory foundation courses. As there is a minimum component of application-oriented courses, student is exposed to vocational/professional expertise. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in computers by selecting computer courses. Besides elective course in commerce there is flexibility to choose courses from a wide range of other disciplines. Teaching is done through an innovative multi-media.

IGNOU BCom Eligibility

Students without a formal qualification of 10+2 or its equivalent can also seek admission. A student of another University can seek admission to this programme on the basis of credits obtained by him/her from that University. A student, thus admitted need not write IGNOU examination for such courses which are found equivalent to ours.

Programme Structure

The University follows credit system for its Bachelor's Degree Programme. Each credit amounts to 30 hours of study comprising all learning activities. To successfully complete the B.Com. programme, one has to earn 96 credits over a period of 3 to 8 years depending on your convenience. However, student will not be allowed to earn more than 32 credits in a year.

IGNOU BCom has three major components

Components Credits
Foundational courses 24 credits 24 credits
Elective Courses

64 credits OR

56 credits
Application-Oriented Courses 8 credits 16 credits
Total 96 credits 96 credits

Foundation Courses :

Foundation courses are compulsory for all students. One has to earn 24 credits of foundation courses.

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
FHS-1 Foundation Course in Humanities and Social Sciences 8
FST-1 Foundation Course in Science and Technology 8
FEG-1 Foundation Course in English-1 4
FHD-2 Foundation Course in Hindi 4
FEG-2 or FHD-1 or any one Modern Indian Languages viz., Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada,
Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

IGNOU BCom Elective Courses:

These are basically discipline oriented courses. Under this category, one has to earn 56 to 64 credits. For B.Com. students it is compulsory to earn 48 credits from elective courses in commerce, which are given below:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
ECO-01 Business Organisation 4
ECO-02 Accountancy-I 4
ECO-03 Management Theory 4
ECO-05 Mercantile Law 4
ECO-06 Economic Theory 4
ECO-07 Elements of Statistics 4
ECO-08 Company Law 4
ECO-09 Money, Banking and Financial Institutions 4
ECO-10 Elements of Costing 4
ECO-11 Elements of Income-Tax 4
ECO-12 Elements of Audition 4
ECO-13 Business Environment 4
ECO-14 Accountancy II 4

To complete 56 or 64 credits in elective courses, student has to select 8 or 16 credits from the elective courses in other disciplines such as Computers English, Hindi, Economics, Public Administration, Political Science, History, Sociology, Rural Development and Mathematics.

IGNOU BCom Application Oriented Courses:

Student has to complete 8 or 16 credits from the following application oriented courses.

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
AMK-1* Marketing 4
AED-1* Export Procedure and Documentation 4
AOM-1* Office Organisation and Management 4
ASP-1* Secretarial Practice 4
ATR-1 Translation 8 (4 English + 4 Hindi)
AFW(E) Feature Writing 4
AFW(H)-1 Feature Lekhan 4
AFW(H)-1 Feature Lekhan 4
AWR(H)-1 Radio Lekhan 4
AWR(E)-1 Writing for Ratio 4

Human Environment (Theory 6 Cr. Project Report 2 Cr.)

ACC-1 Organising Childcare Services 8
ANC-1 Nutrition for Community 8
AMT-1 Teaching of Primary School Mathematics 8
ACS-1 Consumer Studies 8
CTE-3 Teaching Strategies (English) 4 To be taken together
CTE-4 Teaching English - Elementary School 4
CTE-5 Teaching English - Secondary School 4


IGNOU BCom Programme Duration

Depending on ones own convenience, this can be completed within a minimum period of 3 years and a maximum of 8 years.

Programme Fee

Total fee without opting computer courses is Rs. 3,600 payable @ Rs. 1,200 per year for three years. With opting computer courses, student has to pay an addition fee of Rs. 1,050 along with Rs. 1,200 total Rs. 2,250 in that year only.

IGNOU BCom Medium of Instruction

It is offered in both English and Hindi medium

When to Apply

The advertisement inviting applications for the admission to the programme generally appears in national newspapers in the months of April / May every year. The last date to submit filled application forms is normally 31st August.

For further information, please contact :
The Director

School of Management Studies
Indira Gandhi National Open University
MaidanGarhi, New Delhi - 110 068.
Ph. 6862073 Fax No. 6862078

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