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Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics

Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics is a prestigious college located in Mumbai which is also the oldest college of commerce in Asia. Affiliated to the Dr. Homi Bhabha State University,[1] the college offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in commerce and management. It was awarded a re-accreditation 'A' grade and 3.42 GPA in the first cycle assessment conducted by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. In the year 2019, Sydenham college was de-affiliated from Mumbai University and affiliated to Maharashtra State's first cluster University named Dr. Homi Bhabha State University[2]

Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics
MottoLabor Omnia Vincit (Latin)
Samudyogo hi vishvajita (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Work conquers all
Diligent Efforts Conquer the World
PrincipalDr.Sangita Yawale
Location, ,
AffiliationDr. Homi Bhabha State University
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education


Sydenham College, "the first college of commerce in Asia," was established in October 1913. It was named after the then-governor of Bombay, Lord Sydenham of Combe,[3] who was instrumental in making the undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Commerce possible in Mumbai. This makes Sydenham College the oldest degree-awarding institution in commerce. K.S. Aiyar acted as first honorary principal of the college. It was only in 1941, twenty-eight years after the establishment of Sydenham College, that any other institute started offering courses in the subject.

On the college's seventy-fifth anniversary in 1988, the Indian Post Office issued a commemorative stamp. In 1990, TIME rated Sydenham College as the "Best Commerce College this side of the Suez."


Courses offeredEdit

Government aided courses
  • Higher Secondary Certificate - Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce (since 1913)
  • Master of Commerce (since 1925)
Self financed courses
  • Bachelor of Management Studies
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Insurance) (since 2003)
  • NSE Certified Market Professional Course
  • Vocational Course in Foreign Trade

Notable alumniEdit

Film, theatre and television
Politics and government

See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ "Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics - Our Profile". Archived from the original on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
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  5. ^ The Economic Times 13 AUG, 2010
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