The Department of Commerce, the oldest and largest department of the University, believes in developing and nurturing global competencies in students through quality education, research and continuous innovation and was started in the year 1969. It provides a proficient environment to nurture commerce professionals with a high level of knowledge and competence to effectively contribute to society with commitment and integrity. The department offers undergraduate courses like BCom, BCom (Honours), Masters Programme in Commerce, Master in Philosophy and Doctorate of Philosophy. It also provides value added professional programmes and certificates through recognised global bodies such as Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), USA, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), UK and Insurance Institute of India (III). In recognition of excellence in the provision of higher education in the fields of financial services, CISI awarded the University with the ‘CISI centre of Excellence Accreditation’, the only university outside the UK which has been conferred with this status. With the student strength of over 2200, the department ranks third in India and the first in Bengaluru for the Commerce education (The India Today- Nielsen Survey 2016).