Department of Commerce functions under Delhi School of Economics (DSE) which is an academic constituent of Delhi University. It was formally established in 1967 offers PG and Doctoral level programs in Management and Commerce streams. 

At the Department of Commerce, DU courses like MBA IB and MBA in HRD are offered based on CAT scores. M.Com. & Ph.D admissions are based on merit or DUET scores. Plus scores in NET or JRF for Ph.D are also accepted.

Department of Commerce, Delhi University Highlights

Established | Type 1967 | Public
Functions Under D-School of Economics (DSE)
Constituent of Delhi University (DU)
Courses Offered MBA (IB) / (HRD); M.Com; Ph.D in Commerce
Education through Choice based Credit System (CBCS)
Admission Criteria Merit or Entrance based
Application Registration DU PG or M.Phil / Ph.D Admission Portal 
Application Fee MBA: INR 2000 (Gen/CW/OBC; INR 1000 (SC/ST/PWD) M.Com / Ph.D: INR 750 (Gen/CW/OBC); INR 300 (SC/ST/PWD)
Facilities  Library, Convention Hall, Computer Labs, Seminar Rooms
Official Website http://commerce.du.ac.in

Department of Commerce, Delhi University Courses

The following courses with their eligibility and other details are given below for Department of Commerce, Delhi University:

Course Offered Course Details Selections 
MBA in IB and HRD Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Passed bachelor’s with 50% aggregate. CAT + GD / PI + Academic Performance
M.Com Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Passed B.Com (H) / B.Com (P) / BBE / BBA with at least 55% aggregate. Merit based OR DUET + PI
Ph.D in Commerce Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Passed master’s or M.Phil degree.  Merit based: NET / JRF OR DUET + PI

The selection of the postgraduate and research applicants is done on the basis of merit in the past qualifying exam and marks secured in the entrance test conducted at the national and university levels.

Merit-Based Selection

  • The selection of candidates through the merit system is only applicable to the DU graduates seeking M.Com admissions.
  • Eligibility for participating in the merit-list of M.Com: at least 60% in B.Com (Hons/ Pass)

Entrance Based Selection

Applicants must appear for the following entrance exams in order to get admission in concerned courses:

Indian Applicants:

International Applicants

Other entrances accepted:

Find fees at the  Department of Commerce, DU Courses & Fees.

Department of Commerce, Delhi University Admission

Candidates seeking admission to any of the 04 courses must register themselves. The mode of registration and application is online, follow the subsequent steps:

  • Visit the official website of DU and navigate towards the ‘DU PG or M.Phil / Ph.D. Admission Portal’ links. 
  • Click on the ‘New User’ and register yourself with valid email id and contact number.
  • Select your desired course and begin with the application procedure.
  • Enter the required educational and personal details.
  • Upload scanned documents. 
  • Choose the Selection Category: Direct / Entrance Test / Both* 
  • Submit the form with the payment of the application form via online payment.

*Note: DU graduates are suggested to choose both the ways of selection to have the best possibility of getting admission.

Get more info at  Department of Commerce, DU Admission

Department of Commerce, Delhi University Facilities 

Students enrolled in this department have an access to the following facilities for knowledge enhancement and research:

The Ratan Tata Library:

This library is considered as the resource centre of DSE which maintains a collection of more than 3 lakh volumes. They include books, periodicals, documents and journals. There is also access to official reports and publications of Union and State Governments, International Institutions and bodies such as the UN, IMF, World Bank, UNDP and ILO. The common hall can accommodate 120 students.

Convention Centre

This is one of the modern state of the art architecture, designed for organizing conferences, symposiums and workshops. It has 3 smaller halls which can accommodate 50 students each and the main hall can accommodate 500 people.

Computer Labs

The infrastructure functions under DUCC and includes 14 IBM RS/6000 series, 85 Pentium Machines in a LAN environment, Multimedia kits and ISDN modems for the Internet. With Windows NT/98, MS-Office, PageMaker, SPSS, etc.

Read more at  Department of Commerce, DU Reviews.

Department of Commerce, Delhi University Faculty

There are 28 permanent teaching staff members, with the Head or Dean of the Department. The stats for faculty is as follows:

  • Professors: 06 
  • Assistant Professors: 14
  • Associate Professors: 08

Department of Commerce FAQs

Ques. What is the seat intake capacity in DU for M.Com?

Ans. The total number of seats for M.Com. in the University of Delhi is 359. Please refer to the M.Com prospects uploaded on the official website of the Dept of Commerce. 

Ques. How can I get admission in MBA in Delhi School of Economics?

Ans. Bachelor's degree in any discipline from the University of Delhi or any other University recognized as an equivalent thereto, with at least 50% marks in aggregate. For details, visit University of Delhi website: (www.du.ac.in).

Ques. What was the cutoff for MBA at the Dept of Commerce?

Ans. The DU MBA Cutoffs indicate the minimum marks need to be secured to get admission in the University of Delhi. CAT Cutoffs set by DU are usually ranged between 90-93%ile, the final selection of the candidates are done on performances in CAT, GD-PI and past academics. For more cutoff details check the official website of DU

Ques. Which colleges under DU offer MBA Course?

Ans. The University of Delhi offers MBA in five specializations through various depts and colleges:
FMS – Faculty of Management Studies
DFS – Department of Financial Studies
DoC – Department of Commerce 
DBE – Department of Business Economics.

Ques. Does DSC, Dept. of Commerce accept XAT score?

Ans. Delhi school of economics has cutoff around 91–92 %tile in CAT. Department of Commerce doesn't accept any other exam score apart from CAT, neither XAT, GMAT nor MAT. Candidates are suggested to read the Admission Procedure carefully and then proceed to the registration process.

Ques. What are the contact details of the Department of Commerce, DU?

Ans. The commerce department of DU can be contacted by the following:

Department of Commerce, Faculty of Commerce and Business

Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Delhi-110007

Telephone: (011) 2766-7891, 2766-7725 Extn: 1630

Fax: (011) 2766-6781

Email - office@commerce.du.ac.in

Ques. What are the facilities provided by the department of commerce to the students?

Ans. There are many facilities provided by the department to the students. There is a huge library called Ratan Tata Library. The library maintains a collection of over 3 lakh volumes consisting of books, periodicals, documents and journals. Moreover, there is the Convention Center, The Computer Lab, Seminar Room, The Cafeteria.

Ques. What are the courses offered by the Department of Commerce, Du?

Ans. The courses offered by the faculty are M.Com, MBA, M.Phil and PhD. A graduation degree is mandatory for admission to M.Com and MBA, whereas, post-graduation degree is mandatory for admission to the research programmes.

Ques. What is the document required for admission at the Department of Commerce, Du?

Ans. Following are the documents that should be submitted by the students at the time of Admission:

  • Original and attested copy of the certificate showing the marks obtained in the last University examination.
  • Original and attested copy of the character certificate from the Principal of the college last attended.
  • Original and attested copy of Senior Secondary certificate.
  • An attested copy of the matriculation or other certificate evidencing the date of birth.
  • In case of students coming from other University, migration certificate from that University. 
  • Three copies of a recent passport-size photograph, duly attested.
  • Original and attested copy of the Category Certificate (in case of SC, ST, OBC, EWS, PWD, and CW category).

Ques.  How to do online registration?

Ans. All applicants irrespective of the category are required to fill the online registration form. There is no offline mode of filling the forms. For filling online application, please visit University of Delhi website (www.du.ac.in). Admission seekers are required, on their own, to visit the websites and admission portal for updates and details of admission schedule and dates.