The Commercial School in Delhi introduced a post-matriculation Diploma programme in Commerce under the supervision of Mr. R.K. Kumar, who later was to become the first Principal of the Commercial College (later rechristened as Shri Ram College of Commerce), after its affiliation to the University of Delhi in 1926. The Commercial College heralded the entry of Commerce education in the university system of Delhi. The initial funds for setting up of the College came from the Dewan Chand Trust. The University accorded recognition to the College for preparing students for its Intermediate Examination (Commerce Group). Enrolment of the first batch of students was made on the first floor of a ‘Hall’ opposite the St. James’ Church at Kashmere Gate. Classes started with 12 students and four faculty members from a hired bungalow at 8, Darya Ganj, New Delhi. In 1932, the College was upgraded to the status of a Degree College and started awarding its graduates the B.A. (Pass) (Commerce Group) Degrees of the University. The B.A. (Honours) (Commerce Group) Degrees were introduced in 1943. Closely on its heels, the same year saw the entry of M.A. (Economics), and in 1948 M.Com was introduced. In 1949, when the B.Com (Honours) Degree was instituted in the University of Delhi, teaching the course seemed to be natural task of the College. The B.A. (Honours) Economics was introduced in 1958.
SRCC is the only college in the University of Delhi who has upgraded its class rooms to facilitate teaching through modern gadgets by shifting from traditional style of teaching. All the classrooms and tutorial rooms in the college are fully air-conditioned. The class-rooms have been upgraded with ceiling-mounted LCD projectors, roll-down screens, green boards and podium for faculty. With the main building of the college being recognized by the Government of Delhi as a “Heritage Building”, the class-rooms ambiance has retained the heritage look with the vintage teak furniture.
Library:The college library is spacious with seating capacity for about 300 readers. It is well-stocked and presently has a collection of over 65 thousand volumes on different subjects. Latest publications in the fields of business studies, economics, humanities and social sciences are continuously added to the collection to equip students with a wide range of academic material. The College Library is fully automated and provides user services through computer. SRCC library is the first library in the University of Delhi having Wi Fi facility.
Hostel Facilities for boys and girls
The Placement Cell of the college facilitates on campus recruitment by giving a common platform to students seeking jobs. It invites companies related to finance, human resources, marketing and other recruiters to be a part of the placement process at SRCC. Profiles that companies offer relate to articleship, management trainee, executives, research analyst etc. The Placement Cellat Shri Ram College of Commerce, working in close coordination with its faculty advisor, provides a platform for students seeking recruitments to interact with possible recruiters on the campus. The Placement Cell, guided by a set of rules and principles strives to maintain warm relation with firms. Preparing the recruitment schedule for the year, inviting firms for pre-placement talks on campus followed by final placements, and overseeing the process to its end is a responsibility that the Placement Cell endeavors to carry out successfully.