Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)
The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) was introduced in 2010 and it has gone from strength to strength over the period of five years, having a university topper almost every year from the first batch onwards. This course provides professional education for those wishing to pursue their careers in the fields of accounting and finance. The dual major of Accounting and Finance enables students to understand the increasingly complex and critical area of finance coupled with knowledge of the practices of accounting. It has a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills and offers a solid grounding and professional competence in all aspects of commerce required for careers in the business and corporate sectors.
The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) aims to produce graduates who will produce innovative solutions to problems, apply research skills to business challenges and communicate effectively.
While the course is primarily theoretical, there is a good blend of projects, case studies, moot courts, court visits and industrial visits to enable a student to get hands on experience in the functioning of the Industry. The department also conducts various seminars and workshops to make them well – versed in international market requirements.
There is also exposure to working in the industry during the Summer Internship Programs which is a compulsory component of the program. The students of Jai Hind College will also have the additional benefit / option of pursuing higher studies with Colleges / Universities abroad as part of the various linkages that the College has with them.
The students of the department organizes a 3 day inter collegiate festival called ENTOURAGE every year. The festival has gone from strength to strength over the years such that almost all Mumbai colleges and now even colleges from Delhi and Bangalore not only participate in it but look forward to Jai Hind College hosting this festival. The festival encompasses not only sports, educational and cultural events but lays great emphasis on social responsibility. The festival is marked by the attendance of academicians, industrialist and celebrities as speakers and/or judges of the various events. The festival helps in the holistic development of the students.
Board of Studies:
The BAF department at Jai Hind College has started an innovative initiative where the department has formulated its own Board of Studies which comprises of various stakeholders, from having a representative from the industry to gauge the expectation of the industry from a BAF graduate, a parent to understand what are their expectations from the course and the college, a visiting faculty who brings in their industry and subject expertise and addresses issues to bridge gap between the industry and the students, an alumni who brings insight on what has been taught and how its helping them achieve their career goal, student representatives who throw light on their expectations from the course and the college and the principal and teachers. The Board of Studies conducts meetings bi annually and the suggestions are then implemented and followed upon. Few suggestions are also forwarded to the University Body of the Board of Studies. The main objective of the Board of Studies is that the students have an edge over others and have much more practical knowledge than they are expected to have, at the institute level the objective is to benchmark itself against the top ten institutions.
There is a placement cell in the college which helps students to find jobs after graduation. Graduates can pursue careers in the field of Accounts, Financial analysts, credit analysts, stock brokers, real estate, financial planners, consultants & managers.
The students who pass with this degree are almost on par in knowledge with a student pursuing his CA. This is clearly visible from the fact that the finance firms that come for placements are very eager to grab our BAF students especially companies like KPMG, Ernst & Young, Edelwise etc.
Provide such grounding and training in accounts and finance that they can stand their own for all national and international CFA & CA requirements