IGNOU COURSES

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Updated on 02 Dec, 2011


Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 6,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

A person with 10+2 qualification is eligible for admission. Non 10+2 candidates who have completed Bachelors Preparatory Programme (BPP) of the University are also eligible for admission.

 

Medium of Instructions: English/Hindi

This is an unique and innovative programme in many respects with the following features:

  • Students without a formal qualification of 10+2 or its equivalent can also seek admission
  • Student can study at his own pace and convenience over a period of 3 to 8 years.
  • Student also gets basic knowledge in the core areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Computers and Science & Technology as there are some compulsory foundation courses.
  • As there is a minimum component of application-oriented courses, student is exposed to vocational/professional expertise.
  • Students have the opportunity to develop skills in computers by selecting computer courses.
  • Besides elective course in commerce there is flexibility to choose courses from a wide range of other disciplines.
  • Teaching is done through an innovative multi-media.
  • A student of another University can seek admission to this programme on the basis of credits obtained by him/her from that University. A student, thus admitted need not write IGNOU examination for such courses which are found equivalent to ours

First Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 FEG-02  Foundation Course in English  4
 FST-1  Foundation Course in Science and Technology  8
 FEG-1  Foundation Course in English-1  4
 FHD-2  Foundation Course in Hindi-2  4
 FHD-1  Foundation Course in Hindi-1  4
 MSW-009  Community Organisation Management for Community Development  8

Second Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 ECO-1  Business Organisation  4
 ECO-02  Accountancy-I  4
 ECO-03  Management Theory  4
 ECO-05  Mercantile Law  4
 ECO-06  Economic Theory  4
 ECO-07  Elements of Statistics  4
 ECO-08  Company Law  4
 ECO-09  Money, Banking and Financial Institutions  4
 ECO-10  Elements of Costing  4
 ECO-11  Elements of Income Tax  4
 ECO-12  Elements of Auditing  4
 ECO-13  Business Environment  4
 ECO-14  Accountancy-II  4

Third Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 AFW-(E)  Feature Writing  4
 AWR-(E)  Writing for Radio  4
 AWR-(H)  Radio Lekhan (Hindi)  4
 CTE-03  Teaching Strategies  4
 CTE-04  Teaching English (Elementary School)  4
 CTE-05  Teaching English (Secondary School)  4
 AOM-1  Office Organisation Management  4
 ASP-1  Secretarial Practice  4
 AHE-1  Human Environment  6
 AMT-01  Teaching of Primary School Mathematics  6
 AMK-1  Marketing -AMK-1  4
 AED-1  Export Procedures and Documentation  4
 ATR-1  Translation  8
 ACC-1  Organizing Childcare Services  8
 ANC-1  Nutrition for the Community -ANC-1  8
 ACS-1  Consumer Studies -ACS-1  8

Courses

To successfully complete the B.Com Programme, one has to earn 96 credits over a period of three to six years depending on one’s convenience.

B.Com. Programme has three major components:

1.   Foundation Courses    2. Elective Courses 3. Application-Oriented Courses 

A student is allowed to take courses worth 32 credits in each year. In the first year, a student has to take 16 credits in Foundation Courses and 16 credits in Elective Courses. In the second year one has to take 8 credits of Foundation Course and 24 credits of Elective Courses. In the third year one has to take 24 credits in Elective Courses and 8 credits in Application-oriented Courses. Alternatively, one can take 16 to 24 credits of Electives and 8 to 16 of Application-oriented courses.

The Foundation Courses also include a number of modern Indian languages and one has to choose any one from among them, totalling 4 credits.

Teleconferencing

Teleconferencing is a one-way video and two-way audio facility. Teleconferencing will be held every month. During teleconferencing session, you will get an opportunity to interact by phone in facility or fax with the resource persons/experts who participate in teleconferencing session and clear your doubts immediately.

The teleconferencing facility will be available at the Regional Centre and Selected Study Centres. The teleconferencing schedule will be sent to the Programme In-charge and Regional Director who would inform the students. Teleconferencing is done through Gyan Darshan Channel. Students must regularly attend these sessions. These will help them clarify doubts and interact with other learners all over the country.

Radio Counselling

Radio counselling will be held through FM and students can ask questions free of cost with phone in facilities right from their homes. A toll free telephone number 110012345 has been provided for this purpose.

Telecast

The programme will also be telecast through DD Metro channel and schedule will be informed to students in advance.

Audio-video Programme

Audio and video programmes for each course have been prepared to support learning for the students. These Audio-video programmes in the form of cassettes are available at all Programme Study Centres. These Audio and video cassettes will be provided for viewing and listening. They can also hire the cassettes for viewing and listening.

Attendance

Students will be required to complete seventy-five percent attendance in theory counselling to become eligible for appearing in Term-end Examination. Similarly, they will be required to complete ninety percent attendance in practical contact sessions to become eligible for appearing in practical examination.

Continuous Evaluation of Theory Component

Assignments

Assignment is a means of continuing assessment of theory and practical. Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case students are unable to answer a particular question. Thus assignments also help to reinforce learning in distance learning system of education. These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own place by referring your blocks. The assignments will cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies). The assignments will carry thirty percent weightage. Students will be required to obtain fifty percent marks as pass percentage in each assignment separately. Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.

Term-end Examination

As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and if carries seventy percent weightage in the Final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year i.e., in June and December. They can take the examination only after completion of the course, failing which students can take the same in December or June of subsequent years years within the total span of the programme. In case any student fail to get a pass score in the Tern-end Examination, the person will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when if is held, within the total span of the Programme.

Regional Centres: