Decree 4 of the 32nd General Congregation (1975) of the Society of Jesus made a clear option for the poor. Keeping this in mind the Bombay Province of the Society of Jesus began the Commerce Section in St. Xavier’s College in 1988. The primary aim of the Commerce Section has always been to cater to the poorest of the poor. This was why it’s lectures were scheduled in the evenings, when those who were economically poor and had to work during the day to earn a living and sustain their families, could attend College. In the 33 years since its inception, the Commerce Section has been able to stick to this rationale and has grown from one class and one division in 1988 to 2 divisions each of First, Second and Third year. Girl students are granted admission even if they are not working since the girl child is already at a disadvantage when compared with the male child.
F.Y.BCom. (240 seats)
Commerce: 15% of 100 % of 240 seats
BALANCE SEATS 85%
Commerce: 50% of 85% of 240 seats
Commerce: 42% of 85% of 240 seats
i. Persons with Disability Category:
Commerce: 5% of 85% of 240 seats
ii. Special Category**:
Commerce: 3% of 85% of 240 seats
Case A: Only for those the College is obliged to admit.
Case B: First preference to all In-house students.
Case C: Vacant seats will be filled in by candidates applying from other Colleges / Boards in order of merit.
** Special Category refers to:
Wards of Transferred State / Central Govt. and Private Sector employees, employees of Defence Department / ex-servicemen
Wards of Freedom Fighters
Award Winners at the District / State / National Levels in Sports or Cultural Activities.
FEE CONCESSION FOR BC STUDENTS
Under the Govt. of India Scholarship or Govt. of Maharashtra Freeship scheme for BC students (SC / ST / DT / NT / OBC), certain Scholarships / Freeships are provided to the students who have the certificate issued by the Maharashtra Government.
Annual Family Income (AFI) Eligibility conditions for Scholarship / Freeship:
NT / VJ / SBC / ST and OBC categories students will have to submit the Non-Creamy-Layer Certificate for such fee concessions.
Candidates with necessary documents who qualify for the aforementioned Scholarship / Freeship are required to pay, along with the Exam Fees, a nominal fee of Rs. 445 (for FY & SY) and Rs. 795 (for TY) at the time of admission. They are exempted from all other fees.