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Commerce, one of the most coveted programmes  in VISTAS was introduced in the year 1993-‘94 with 10 students when the institution was  Vels  College of Arts and Science.The institution became a deemed university in 2008-09. The department of Commerce, is highly  dedicated  with a large  number of undergraduates,  and research scholars.Amalgamating academic excellence with humanity is the sole concern of the department and  the department attempts  to blend imagination and learning with creativity. All staff are endowed with knowledge in computer applications to courses in Commerce and this stands the department distinctively.

The Bachelor of Commerce programme  with Computer Application was started  in 2008 and the  main objective of this programme  is to develop basic skills in commerce and congruent computer applications.. This programme  inculcates  basic accounting knowledge  and entrepreneurial skills. It also provides foundation for doing p professional programmes such as ACS/CMA/ACA, M.Com and MBA.

Career opportunities abound in the field of computer applications in commercial subjects and this lures students to this programme. A graduate after completion of his/her program can initially join as a trainee or an accountant and also seek employment in various government and private sectors, public accounting firms, marketing firms, budget planning and consultancies. They can also work as freelancers in the field and work separately  taking assignments of maintenance of accounts  from small ventures. Professionals in the career can also get into teaching jobs in universities and colleges after their completion of post- graduation.