The Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) was established in 1920 by businessman-philanthropist Shri Ram, founder of the formerly blue-chip DCM group of companies, who also promoted the Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. The college has 150 faculty members tutoring nearly 1,850 undergraduate students and about 100 students in masters program.
Apart from its bachelors and masters programs in economics and commerce, SRCC also offers a two-year postgraduate program in academic collaboration with the Leseg School of Management, France in international trade – the Global Business Operation Program (GBO). GBO has an annual intake of 62 students with a 100 percent placement record with premier companies such as Standard Chartered Bank, Smart Cube, Trident Group, and Unicon Investments hiring its postgraduates at an average remuneration package of Rs.6.8 lakhs per year.
In terms of infrastructure, SRCC is one of the best colleges in the country matching international standards. It is one of the few colleges in the University of Delhi which has upgraded its classrooms to facilitate teaching through modern tools and techniques. The 16-acre college campus has centrally air conditioned classrooms with Wi-Fi enabled LCD projectors, tutorial rooms, library, a state-of-the-art seminar room and a fully equipped auditorium with seating capacity of over 750 persons. The college takes pride in being a differently-abled friendly campus with new ramps, lifts and special washrooms added to the building. The college also has various facilities to address the reading, hearing and understanding requirements of various students. The SRCC library is an empowering unit with a resource centre for visually challenged possessing an array of audio-visual aids to assist in the process of self actualization. The college is endowed with renovated hostels, medical support systems (along with physiotherapy centre), modern gymnasium, swimming pool, a huge parking facility (available to both students and faculty), air conditioned sports complex and playground of international standards. A complete smoke and vehicle free zone, the college provides an eco-friendly environment to its students with the latest initiatives of solar heating, rainwater harvesting, paper recycling and other green initiatives. The college has taken measures to address the need for vigilance and security. The campus is CCTV-enabled to cater to the safety requirements of a well endowed and equipped campus receiving a huge footfall.
Shri Ram College offers various courses in Commerce, Economics and Business. These include two undergraduate programs and three post graduate programs:
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
B.A (Hons) Economics
Masters of Commerce
M. A. (Economics)
PG Diploma in Global Business Operation (PGDGBO).
Additionally, the college has eight departments which include the disciplines of Commerce, Economics, Mathematics, Hindi, English, Political science, Computer science, and Physical education.
SRCC has an online application process which comes under the process of University of Delhi. The criteria of admission is merit basis for undergraduate courses and entrance based for postgraduate courses. SRCC intakes students at a relatively high best of four cutoff for its undergraduate programs which usually lie above 98%. For admission into the postgraduate programs, applicants are required to apply via online application forms and clear an admission test (conducted on Sunday in the month of Janurary/February) followed by a group discussion and personal interview (GDPI) conducted in March/April after the written test. The academic semester begins from July.
SRCC was ranked the best Commerce College in India by India Today in 2020. It is ranked 12th among colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020.
SRCC has also being ranked second in the EducationWorld India Non-autonomous Colleges Rankings 2020-21.
Residential facilities are provided. There are both girls as well as boys hostels on campus. Residence is also provided for teaching and non-teaching staff.