University of Calcutta

Konnagar, Hooghly, West Bengal | ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Department of Commerce


Established in 1957, the Department of Commerce at Nabagram Hiralal Paul College has been a steadfast beacon of academic excellence for over six decades. As a testament to its enduring commitment to education, the department continues to thrive. With a legacy of academic distinction and a commitment to holistic development, the Department of Commerce plays a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape of the region. If you are aiming for professional courses like M.B.A., C.A., I.C.W.A./A.C.C.A., and C.S., or those who aspire to become entrepreneurs, this is the right starting point. With vibrant mix of industry interaction and experiential learning along with classroom teaching, our students take various corporate roles.


The mission of the Department of Commerce at Nabagram Hiralal Paul College is to provide a transformative learning environment that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values required for success in the ever-evolving world of commerce. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of critical thinking, research, and innovation, while also promoting a strong sense of social responsibility.


Our vision is to be a center of excellence in commerce education, recognized for producing graduates who are not only academically proficient but also well-rounded individuals. We aim to be at the forefront of cutting-edge research, preparing our students for a globalized world, and instilling in them a commitment to ethics, sustainability, and community development. We aspire to contribute significantly to the economic and social growth of the region and beyond.


SWOC Analysis:


1. Experienced Faculty: The department boasts a team of experienced and dedicated faculty members with expertise in various fields of commerce.

2. State-of-the-Art Infrastructure: Modern classrooms, well-equipped computer labs, and a well-stocked library provide an excellent learning environment.

3. Academic Excellence: Consistently achieving high pass rates and academic excellence in university exams.

4. Research Opportunities: Encouraging research culture, providing opportunities for faculty and students to engage in meaningful research projects.

5. Industry Connect: Strong ties with local industries and organizations for internships, workshops, and placements.



1. Limited Specializations: The department may need to diversify and offer specialized programs to cater to the diverse interests of students.

2. Funding Constraints: Limited resources for research and infrastructure development.

3. Faculty Retention: Ensuring the retention of experienced faculty members can be challenging.



1. Industry Integration: Strengthening partnerships with local and global industries for skill development and placements.

2. Online Education: Embracing online learning platforms to reach a wider audience and offer flexible courses.

3. Collaboration: Collaborate with other academic institutions for research and exchange programs.

4. Skill Development: Offering skill-based courses to meet the evolving demands of the job market.



1. Competition: Facing competition from other educational institutions offering commerce programs.

2. Changing Curriculum: Adapting to changes in the curriculum and technology to stay relevant.

3. Student Engagement: Ensuring active participation and engagement of students in academics and extracurricular activities.

4. Regulatory Changes: Keeping up with regulatory changes and accreditation requirements in the education sector.


The SWOC analysis helps identify areas for improvement and growth, which will be addressed in line with the department's mission and vision.



Academic Year Programme Intake Capacity Registered Candidates
2018-19 B.Com Honours 208 133
General 250 130
2019-20 B.Com Honours 208 133
General 250 110
2020-21 B.Com Honours 208 170
General 250 79
2021-22 B.Com Honours 208 188
General 250 184
2022-23 B.Com Honours 208 205
General 250 189