Know the Difference Between B.Com and B.Com (Hons.)

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: July 24, 2020

B.Com and B.Com (Hons.) are different courses in terms of the nomenclature and curriculum that is imparted at universities. Both the courses will help you achieve different career targets, therefore, it is important to pick the courses carefully.

Difference Between B.Com and B.Com (Hons.)

Moving out of school to college is a big shift in a student’s life. With so many options out there, making a career choice is possibly one of the toughest decisions that we face as students. There are so many courses that may seem similar in nomenclature but have different curriculums. B.Com and B.Com (Hons.) are two such programmes that may seem similar but have very different course structures.

Although the field of study for both the programmes is the same B.Com and B.Com (Hons.) are different when it comes to the approach of learning. Commerce aspirants must pick the courses carefully as both the courses have different values in the market and offer a different level of opportunities. Following is all you need to know about both these courses.

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Difference Between B.Com and B.Com (Hons.)

The following table contains a comparison between B.Com or B.Com (Hons.) that will help you decide which one is the better option for you.

FeaturesB.ComB.Com (Hons.)
Duration3 years3 years
CurriculumB.Com programmes can be understood as an overview of all the subjects in the field of course. The subjects taught are the same as B.Com (Hons.). However, students pursuing B.Com will not be able to do a specialization in a specific subject.Although most of the subjects taught are same, the major difference is that you can specialize in a specific subject or field through this programme. Students can pick a subject (such as Accounting or Economics) in the final year for specialized studies.
Objective of CourseThe aim of this programme is to make the student familiar with different aspects of the commerce domain. Students pursuing the course will learn how business and trading is done.B.Com (Hons.) is a business-oriented course that develops the student’s business skills and provides in-depth knowledge of the field of commerce. Students pursuing this course will have an advantage if they want to pursue Chartered Accountancy side-by-side.
Admission Criteria/ Cut-offsAdmission is done on the basis of merit prepared on the basis of class 12 board result. The cut-offs for this course are relatively less than the cut-off for B.Com (Hons.) programmes.Admission criterion is the same as B.Com programme. The cut-off for B.Com (Hons.) programmes is very high especially at prestigious colleges like SRCC, Ramjas College, Hans Raj College, etc.
Market ValueB.Com programme is not valued as much in the business industry unless the students pursue a PG course after this programme, such as an MBA or M.Com.B.Com (Hons.) being a specialization course, offers better opportunities and good packages than B.Com. It is valued more by experts in the industry.
Jobs and SalaryAlthough there are several job options after pursuing B.Com, salary packages are not as attractive as those offered to B.Com (Hons.) graduates. Freshers can expect salary packages up to Rs.14,000-20,000 per monthSalary packages after pursuing B.Com (Hons.) are quite good as the programme has good demand in the industry. Graduates can expect an entry-level package of Rs.25,000 to 45,000 per month. Salaries may vary depending on the college/university from where you have studied.

Looking at the huge demand for the above-mentioned courses, renowned universities such as the University of Delhi are planning to introduce entrance exams for admission to undergraduate commerce programmes. The process for DU Admissions 2018 is expected to begin in the month of April or May.

Top B.Com Colleges in India

Here's a list of top colleges for B.Com in India. You can get admission to these colleges by simply filling out our Common Application Form (CAF) to avail expert guidance throughout the admission process.

Chandigarh Group of Colleges - (CGC), Landran, MohaliShobhit University, Meerut
Apex College For Girls (ACG), JaipurManav Rachna University - (MRU), Faridabad
Amity University, LucknowAdithya Institute of Technology (AIT), Coimbatore
Veltech University, ChennaiSwarrnim Startup And Innovation University (SSIU), Gandhinagar
Hi-Tech Institute of Engineering & Technology (HIET), GhaziabadMody University, Sikar
Ludhiana Group of Colleges (LGC), LudhianaMaharishi Markandeshwar University, Sadopur (MMU, Sadopur), Ambala
Cambridge Institute of Technology-Main Campus (CIT), BangaloreRathinam Group of Institutions (RGI), Coimbatore
SJES College Of Management Studies (SJES), BangaloreGarden City University - (GCU), Bangalore
The ICFAI University, BaddiBangalore College of Management Studies (BCMS), Bangalore
Jain University, BangalorePoddar Group of Institutions (PGI), Jaipur

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