The Faculty of Commerce has been a premier institute of education in Business Studies since 1949 and it was the first of its kind in India. When it was established in 1942, it was known as the Maharaja Pratapsinh College of Commerce and Economics. The varied academic staff has the experience and qualifications to take up the challenges of education and research in Business Studies. The Faculty offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programmes leading to B.Com., M.Com. and Ph.D. Degrees. The faculty also offers BBA and three Post Graduate Diplomas in Business Management, Busines Economics, Banking and Cooperative Management to cater to specialized needs of students. Over the years, the faculty has expanded, quantitatively as well as qualitatively, to meet with the ever-increasing educational needs of the cosmopolitan city of Vadodara.