IGNOU BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (BCOM) – ADMISSION, ELIGIBILITY, FEES

IGNOU Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) – Online Admission January 2019

About BCOM Programme : BCOM stands for Bachelor of Commerce. It comes under School of Social Sciences (SOSS), IGNOU. It is a 3 Year Degree Programme. A learner has to earn 96 credits in minimum three years with 32 credits per year. It comes under the category of Bachelor Degre Programmes (BDP). It is offered in both medium i.e English and Hindi.

The distance university offers admission to its Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) programme in both admission cycle i.e January and July. Students can apply for admission for this course via online Mode only. Students can fill b.com admission form online, enclosed documents and fees can be submitted via netbanking / credit card / debit card etc. The university provides Student Handbook & Prospectus 2018-19 for BCOM (Bachelor of Commerce) in both English and Hindi medium. By reading prospectus, students can easily know about eligibility criteria, medium, fee structure, duration, age limit, programme coordinator etc. The soft copy of bcom prospectus can be easily downloaded by visiting university web portal while students can also get the hard copy by paying Rs 200/- in cash at the nearest IGNOU Regional Centre.

This discipline, like other Bachelor’s Degree Programmes can be completed in minimum(3 years) and maximum(6 Years). All learners need to complete 96 credits in order to qualify for the BCom degree. Below are important features of BCOM (Bachelor of Commerce) programme :

  • Name of Programme : BCOM – Bachelor of Commerce
  • Medium : English & Hindi
  • Eligibility Criteria : All applicants who wants to take admission in BCOM course, must have 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  • Duration : Minimum : 3 Years, Maximum : 6 Years. If not completed on time, students needs to take re-admission and re-submit fees again.
  • Age Bar : No minimum and maximum age bar
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs 6,000/- which has to be paid year wise @Rs 2,000/ per year. Be remember that fees structure vary from year to year. So, we asked you to contact Study Centre/Regional Centre.
  • Programme Coordinator : Dr. Sunil Kumar, sunilkgupta@ignou.ac.in Ph. : 011-29573024

IGNOU BCOM Courses & Syllabus : The total credits is 96 which needed to obtain the Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) in minimum three years with 32 credits per year. For earning 96 credits, a student has to opt for courses from three categories. 1) Foundation Course (2) Elective Courses and (3) Application-Oriented Courses as given here under :

1) Foundation Courses (24 Credits)
2) Elective Courses (56 Credits or 64 Credits – not less than 48 credits from Commerce)
3) Application Oriented Courses (16 or 8 Credits)

In addition to these courses, all BDP students have to study an awareness course on environment entitled -‘An Introduction to the Environment’ (NEV1).

How to Choose Courses for Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM) : In order to enable you to complete B.Com Programme within the minimum period of three years, you are allowed to take 32 credits worth of courses in each year. In the first year you should take 16 credits of Foundation Courses (BSHF-101, BEGF-101 or FHD 2 and FEG 2 or any one of the MILs). Eight credits of Elective Courses in Commerce (ECO 1 and ECO 2) and 8 credits of Elective Courses in Other Disciplines either from Group 1 or 2.

In the second year you should take 8 credits of Foundation Courses (FST 01) and 24 credits of Elective Courses in Commerce (ECO 3, ECO 5, ECO 6 or ECO 13, ECO 7, ECO 12 and ECO 14). In the third year, learners should take 16 credit of Elective Courses in Commerce BCOE-108, ECO 9, ECO 10 & ECO 11, and 8 to 16 credits in Application-Oriented Courses. You should take 8 credits in elective courses in other discipline. It shall be noted that the commerce based Application-Oriented courses are AMK-1, AED-1, AOM 1, ASP 1 and BCOA-01.

IGNOU BCOM Elective Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
ECO-1Business Organization4
ECO-02Accountancy-I4
ECO-03Management Theory4
ECO-05Mercantile Law4
ECO-06Economic Theory4
ECO-07Elements of Statistics4
ECO-08 / BCOE108Company Law4
ECO-09Money, Banking and Financial Institutions4
ECO-10Elements of Costing4
ECO-11Elements of Income Tax4
ECO-12Elements of Auditing4
ECO-13Business Environment4
ECO-14Accountancy-II4

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