Garware College of Commerce was established in 1967 as an independent commerce college on the campus of the then ‘M.E.S. Arts and Science College’ which started in 1945. Initially commerce classes were started in Arts College. The College was renamed as “M.E.S. Garware College of Commerce” in 1971. It was the second largest and independent commerce college imparting higher education in Commerce in Pune.
Being centrally located, it proved to be very convenient for students in city. At present the College provides education up to Ph.D. level. The strength of students is about 3000. Various optional and special subjects in Commerce and Administration curricula are taught in the college, including vocational course in taxation. The College has a team of devoted and qualified staff.
Several alumni of the College occupy high positions in various fields like business and industry, banking, chartered and cost accounting, self-employment, education, social service, music, drama, sports etc. The College has adequate infrastructure that includes excellent buildings & library, well equipped computer laboratories, reading halls, hostel, gymnasium, gymkhana, audio-visual equipments and teaching aids. The College receives regular grants for books, projects, seminars and faculty development programmes from the University Grants Commission. The College organizes variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for the benefit of students.
Considering the increasing need for management and computer education, the College promoted an institute named as ‘Institute of Management and Career Courses’ (IMCC) in 1983. Today it is an independent institute affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University. (Formerly known as University of Pune).
Success of IMCC enabled us to enter into yet another endeavor. As a part of it, the College has started Bachelor in Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor in Business Administration – International Business(B.B.A.-I.B.) [earlier called as BBM-IB]; Bachelor in Business Administration – Computer Application (B.B.A.-C.A.) [earlier called as B.C.A.] courses.
It has also established the research centre (Ph.D.-Commerce), namely, Department of Research, Innovations and Consultancy (DRIC).
The College is permanently affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University and has a rich tradition of meritorious students in academics and social fields. In the re-accreditation process, our College bagged the prestigious ‘A’ grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), scoring the appreciable grade points 3.45 out of 4. It is also the recipient of the Best College Award of Savitribai Phule Pune University.
In the era of globalization of education, it is necessary to give global exposure to students. Considering the need of an hour, the College has taken initiative to provide overseas educational opportunities to the students in collaboration with Douglas College, Vancouver, Canada. Moreover, there is a presence of more than 65 international students from 11 countries on the College campus.