From the Desk of the Dean

I am pleased to welcome you to Faculty of Commerce at GLS University.

Faculty of Commerce’s B.Com. (Hons.) is a three-year full-time under-graduate programme leading to the degree of B.Com. (Hons.)  with 146 credits and M.Com. Programme.

Faculty of Commerce formerly known as S.M. Patel Institute of Commerce was established in the year 1999. Faculty of Commerce (B.Com Hons.) has been catering to the increasing need of accounting professionals in the growing Indian economy by training and educating its students of B.Com (Honours) Programme. This Under Graduate programme prepares students to become astute business professionals and provides them with the required competitive edge for successful career.

The programme aims at all-round development of the students by delivering prudent mix of conceptual knowledge and real life exposure. The course contents and teaching pedagogy help the students build strong foundations in Accounting, Taxation, Law, Economics, Business Studies and Communication. The students are prepared for taking up toughest challenges of corporate careers and also for pursuing higher studies in more concentrated and specialised areas.

We at Faculty of Commerce believe in creating an enriching learning experience. Our innovative spirit and quest for high quality learning combined with the ability to think ahead of the curve has always been our strength. We share the ideas and values of our parent organization GLS in imparting quality education. Our endeavour over the past two decades has been to impart a value-oriented education, to create a vibrant learning environment and thereby to foster a multi-faceted growth of our students. Our carefully designed industry relevant and progressive curriculum equips the students with the adequate knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s competitive world. Our experienced, well-qualified and dedicated faculty members, State of the Art infrastructure and effective teaching pedagogy make Faculty of Commerce as one of the most desired destinations for commerce studies.

Faculty of Commerce helps the students to realize their own potential by appreciating their performance and providing them a platform to explore their innate talents by encouraging them to participate in co-curricular, extra-curricular, extension and activities of social responsibility for their overall development. Knowledge is imparted by using an innovative approach towards lectures and complementing class room teaching by organizing workshops, guest lectures and field visits relevant to gaining an elevated understanding of the subject in relation to its practical environment. This provides a learning ambience that challenges the student’s mind through competitive education emphasizing on inculcating values, and transforming them into socially responsible managers and business leaders.

Dedicated to providing quality education in a fully integrated, multi-cultural environment, Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) has been awarded ‘Asia’s Most Trusted Brand’ in  2016 and 2019 and  ‘India’s No. 1 Brand’ in 2016  in Education sector by IBC INFOMEDIA. Faculty of Commerce has the distinct status of being included in the list of ‘Best Colleges’ in the Commerce faculty of the nation in a National Survey conducted by ‘India Today’, a leading magazine; in 2011, 2014 & 2015 and was declared as the ‘3rd Top Emerging Commerce College’ in the country. Faculty of Commerce holds an amazing distinction of organizing two international conferences in collaboration with CIMA-UK, at Sri Lanka in 2017 and at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2019. On one hand, every year the University Top Rankers’ list is populated with the names of Institute’s students, while on the other, winners’ record for various inter-college activities are also filled by students from Institute.

We owe the success of Faculty of Commerce SMPIC to the visionary leadership, passionate involvement and everlasting support of Shri Sudhirbhai Nanavati, President, GLS University and Shri Devang Nanavati, Vice President, GLS University. Their felicitations on our achievements and the warmth of their support during our rare failures are the backbone of the Institute; and it helps us stand tall with our heads held high among the academic fraternity.

It must be noted that, in today’s world driven by the power of Information Technology, Business and Commerce, we, one of the topmost educational institutes of the nation, aspire to inculcate in our students the technical expertise, management abilities and professional versatility required in today’s knowledge based economy. Faculty of Commerce extends its commitment to achieve academic excellence with integrity and build a global perspective. Come, be a part of excellence.

CA Dr. Marzun Jokhi

Dean, Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC)