Online B. Com Degree - A Complete guide

How one can pursue Online B. Com + CA/CMA/CS? Know all details below.

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Bachelor of Commerce – B. Com (Online Degree) offered by SASTRA University is a UGC recognized qualification that will enable students to pursue a career within the fields of Commerce, Banking, Financial Services, and the Insurance sector.

It is an amalgamation of business and banking knowledge, focusing on establishing basic concepts like Accounting, Management, and business laws with advanced and popular courses in domains like International Banking, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Information Technology in Banking & Insurance.​

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to pursue this degree, students should have

  • either passed their 10+2 from a recognized National or State Board/Institution or any other competent Agency, or
  • completed a 10+3 (Polytechnic) diploma from a recognized institution.

Who is this best suited for?

Students pursuing professional courses like CA/CMA/CS and who wish to acquire a bachelor's degree.

Pursuing a graduation degree along with a professional course like CA/CS/CMA is not mandatory. However, it is recommended to pursue one because of the following major reasons:

  • For pursuing professional courses like CFA or higher education (MBA, MA, M.Com, etc.), having a graduation degree becomes essential.
  • Despite best efforts, sometimes CA/CMA/CS students are not able to clear exams. In such situations, if a student decides to change track, a graduation degree like B.Com provides the safety net and helps in getting the job or pursuing alternative courses.
  • The syllabus of B.Com is in parallel with CA/CMA/CS syllabus and as such is manageable along with those studies.  

The additional benefits of this Online B.Com degree like home-based exams, live & recorded classes, industry-relevant curriculum and internship opportunity, and specialization in Banking, Finance & Insurance make it, even more, easier to pursue it + rewarding from a long-term career perspective.

Online Degree Vs Distance Degree

Benefits of this Online B.Com Degree include multiple exit options, a masterclass by SME, hands-on projects/internships, industry recognition, home-based exams, and faculty interaction all of which are not available in the case of distance learning degrees such as ones offered by IGNOU.

Second, this degree has a higher value since it is as good as a regular college degree as all subjects that a student may study in a regular college are covered here as well.

Course Features

  • Format: Blended: Live Classes + Recorded Videos by faculties with at least 10+ years of experience 
  • Duration: 3 years (Extended up to 6 years); 6 Semesters (Each semester – 20 weeks)
  • Assessments: Total marks per subject – 100
    • 30 marks for Continuous Internal Assessment + 70 marks for Semester-end examination
  • Industry Connect: Masterclass by Industry SME and access to projects to offer industry-relevant practical exposure.
  • Recognition: UGC-recognized degree issued by SASTRA University on successful completion
  • Internship Opportunity: To provide on-the-job industry exposure
  • Job Opportunity Access to TCS iON Job Listing Portal – a hub of employment opportunities across sectors


The fee for the first semester is Rs. 21,000 and after that fee of Rs. 20,000 is payable semester-wise. The total fee is Rs. 1,21,000 for 3 years. 


The duration of the course is 3 years. However, students have multiple exit options with the following awards:

  • On Completion of 1st Year – Certificate
  • On Completion of 2nd Year – Diploma
  • On Completion of 3rd Year – Degree 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this online degree program, students will be able to:

  • Understand and apply processes in Accounting, Finance, and Banking industry
  • Gather deep insights on regulatory bodies and regulations in Banking and related industries
  • Describe the basic tools and technologies involved in ERP
  • Understand the basic principles underlying the Direct and Indirect Tax System and be able to differentiate GST from Indirect Taxes prior to GST

Skills Gained: BFSI Specialisation, Risk Management, Security Analysis, Portfolio Management


The syllabus for Online B. Com Degree is delivered through a combination of learning resources like live and recorded lectures, online reading material, quizzes, case studies, community-based interactions, and hands-on experience via projects and internships.


Internal Assessment

  • Format: Weekly Assessment Online Quiz containing MCQs
  • Duration: 1 hour - Students must complete in one sitting
  • Attempt: 1
  • Submission time: 1 week
  • Marks: 20
  • Professors will choose – Best of 5 out of 8 / 8 out of 12 / 10 out of 15, depending on the total number of assessments in the course

Internal Assignment

  • Marks: 10
  • Upload the Assignment in 1 week's time

Semester End Examination

  • Format: Online proctored – MCQs
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours (Depending on the credit and difficulty level of course)
  • Attempt: 1
  • Marks: 70


  • Marks secured by the student for a course from internal assessments - 30 marks (Assessments 20 marks and Assignment 10 marks
  • Semester End Exam: 70 marks

Students need to secure 40% in total for clearing a course.

Things to Note

  • Any student failing in any number of courses will be allowed to go to the next semester and retake the course exam in the next semester with additional exam fees of Rs. 750/- per course.
  • In case student fails all subjects in 2 subsequent semesters, they will be allowed to the next semester, but they will not be eligible for a certificate/diploma as per exit criteria.

Career Prospects

Multiple post-qualification pathways exist as follows: 

By acquiring this Online B. Com Degree, students can start a lucrative and rewarding career in Banking, Finance, and Insurance with an average starting salary ranging between Rs. 2.5 LPA to Rs. 3.2 LPA.

Type of Job Profiles:

  • Relationship Manager​
  • Retail Banking​
  • Investment Advisor​
  • Insurance Advisor​
  • Portfolio Analyst​

There is a huge demand and need for skilled professionals to serve and solve various problems in the world of banking.
Still, there is a large portion of the Indian population that is getting linked to the banks and their services.
With more than 2,100 FinTechs operating currently in the country, India is positioned to become
one of the largest digital banking markets with the rapid expansion of mobile and internet.”

How to Apply?

Registration process for Online B.Com Degree contains multiple steps. The application is made at an external website where student account is first created and a code is required to submit the application. Our team will guide you on these steps so that application can be made carefully.

Reach out to us at 9640 11111 0 or Submit details here


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for this program?

You need to contact us at 9640 11111 0 to apply for this program. Our team will provide you with the code to register. You must apply before 31 March 2023.

When do classes begin?

The next batch starts on 18 March 2023.

Are there any special exemptions for students of professional courses like CA/CMA/CS?

No exemptions of any kind are made available with respect to syllabus and examination for any student. However, given that the course delivery is a mix of live and recorded lectures, with backup being available for live lectures, attendance constraints will not be that high if one is able to watch the recorded lectures/backups.

What are the documents required to apply?

  • Proof of identity: Aadhaar card, Passport, Voter ID card, PAN card with photograph, or any other Government issued photo identity card
  • Proof of address: Aadhaar card, Passport, Voter ID card, gas bill, bank statement, postpaid mobile statement
  • Class 10 marksheet
  • Class 12 marksheet

Who should join this program?

Students, working professionals, and learners aspiring for a graduate degree or additional degree program from a top university in the country.

Is there a minimum attendance policy?

Yes, a minimum attendance percentage has been prescribed. It is desirable to have 70% of attendance during the semester/year. Students will also be required to complete 70% of the e-content provided in the online learning portal.

Do I need to pay any examination fees?

No. The semester fee of Rs. 20,000 includes the exam fee. However, if you re-take the exam, you must pay Rs. 750/- per course.

What is the examination process?

Semester-end exams are held online and are proctored. Students can appear for the exams from the comfort of their homes. A laptop or desktop computer with a functioning webcam connected to the internet is required to appear for the exams.

What is the refund policy for the program?

Refund will only be issued within 15 days of program commencement. Also, the student should not have accessed the online learning materials.


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