College of Commerce

It is a constituent unit and Post Graduate Centre of Magadh University , Bodh Gaya (Bihar,India) duly recognized by University Grants Commission , New Delhi under 2(f) and 12(B). The college was established in 1949 by Pt. Indu Shekhar Jha – a man of great vision , the founder principal of the   college, and also, the father of commerce education in Bihar. Coming from a small village called Sabour in Bhagalpur district of Bihar, Pt. Jha was a post graduate in Commerce from Calcutta University On the advice and assistance from the late Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first president of India, Pt. Jha translated his long-cherished dream of starting Commerce education in Bihar from Chapra College Chapra (Bihar) as a department of the college . But, not satisfied with this small beginning, and having a dream of launching an institution on the pattern of London School of Commerce or Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Bombay,

Prof. (Dr.) Baban Singh

Principal's Message:

To Create a Class of Intellectually, morally and spiritually sound and committed citizens, who will become a human resource of high calibre, to cater the needs of the society and the country as whole in accordance with our motto 'Lucens at Ardens' which means light and glowing bright'.

"Pt. Jha soon started campaigning door to door, at the same time, contacting some eminent people in Patna like Late Justice Khalil Ahmad, Late Nageshwar Prasad (Advocate) , Late H.B. Chandra , Late Indiraj Bahadur and Late Babu Shyam Nandan Sahay to explain his ideas and seek their help to establish a Commerce College at Patna - the capital of Bihar. His herculean efforts bore fruit , and , in 1949 , he launched his cherished institution, College of Commerce, at P.N. Anglo Sanskrit School Campus , Naya Tola , Patna in a rented house . Initially , only I.Com. programme was started with hardly a dozen of students and six faculty members . Later on, in 1953, Raja of Pali graciously donated lands to start the college at the place where it is today. The college was affiliated to Bihar University, Muzaffarpur – a new university launched in 1952 in Bihar. In 1957, Science education was introduced in the college on the advice of the then Vice-Chancellor of Bihar University, Muzaffarpur – Babu Shyam Nandan Sahay himself, followed by Arts faculty in 1960 and Law in 1963.”"

The above paragraph has been quoted from an article “College of Commerce: The dream of a Saint” by a former faculty member of the college Dr. M. Asdar Hussain in the college magazine Bimarsh published in May 2002.

The original name of the college “College of Commerce”, mooted by its founder, is still retained, though, a sizable section of the people, now, holds that it should be changed to "“College of Science, Arts and Commerce”."

Currently, the College is imparting undergraduate and post-graduate education to students in many subjects of Arts, Science and Commerce with adequate infrastructure including well furnished laboratories, library and spacious classrooms. P.G. teaching was initiated in 1984 when Magadh University, Bodh Gaya selected the College as a Post Graduate Centre.