Commerce is a very lucrative career option and aa stream that attracts. Several students opt for commerce stream after their class 12 board exams. However, one common question that often baffles them is about the difference between B.Com and B.Com (Honours) programme on offer at difference universities.
B.Com and B.Com (Hons.) are two courses that both come from the same academic fields. But their curriculum differs vastly as their approach to learning is different. Students need to be aware of the difference between both the courses to make an informed choice about the program they want to choose. Following are some parameters of difference in both the courses.
Difference between B.Com and B.Com (Hons.)
The students pursuing B.Com will have a study program that will have the overview of all the subjects in the course field. The subjects taught to students in both these programs will be same. But, those pursuing a degree in B.Com won't be able to specialize in a specific subject unlike those pursuing the degree of B.Com(Hons). Final year students of the B.Com (Hons) program can chose to specialize in a particular subject like that of accounting, finance, economics etc.
Objective of the Course
B.Com course is a programme with a course structured designed to make student familiar with the various aspects of the commerce domain. They will learn how business and trading is done. Whereas, those pursuing the course of B.Com (Hons) have a business oriented course structured designed to develop their business skills and provide them in-depth knowledge of the field. For those wanting to pursue a career in Chartered Accountancy this course would prove to be very advantageous.
Admission Criteria / Cut-offs
The admission for both the courses is done on the basis of class 12th board results. The only difference being the cut-offs of B.Com (Hons) is much higher compared to that of B.Com courses. In some very prestigious colleges of Delhi University B.Com (Hons) is a very sought after course and the cut-offs sky rocket each year in colleges like Hans Raj, SRCC, Ramjas and others.
B.Com Courses don't have a very high market value unless and until a student pursues some business course like MBA or M.Com. Whereas, B.Com (Hons) being a specialization course it offers better opportunities and good packages. It is highly valued by business industry.
Jobs and Salary
Students have a lot of job options after pursuing a degree in B.Com but the salary packages aren't very lucrative. Freshers can expect salary packages up to Rs.14,000-20,000 per month. Whereas, for those from B.Com (Hons) course they have quite a good salary packages offerings. Since the course is highly valued by the industry officials fresh graduates can expect a salary of around Rs.25,000 to 45,000 per month at entry-level jobs. Also, the salary options may vary depending upon the college you have graduated from.
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