December , 2017


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Chances are that if you have heard the name of Badruka College of Commerce, you’ve probably heard it associated with someone you know (parents, relatives or family friends) having had studied in it. “Back in those days, Badruka was one of the very few commerce colleges in the city and had a huge crowd of students. We had very experienced lecturers who should be credited largely for shaping us into successful individuals. It was a very popular college then and I guess it still is because my niece is now studying there nearly 40 years later.” says V.S. Rama Rao, Asst. General Manager, Union Bank of India, a graduate of the 1969-1972 batch.

A part of the ‘Seth Ghasiram Gopikishan Badruka Educational Society’, Badruka College of Commerce (BCC) was set up in 1950, the same year as the society.  It enjoys a four star accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the UGC and also features in India Today’s list of top 30 commerce colleges in India. And BCC, which follows the curriculum prescribed by Osmania University, is considered to be one of the best commerce colleges in the state.

A view from afar of the main building Credit: Rouge Wave

A view from afar of the main building Credit: Rouge Wave

Badruka College of Commerce primarily started off as a day college with B.Com (General) being the only course that was offered. The Evening College was opened a few years after the inception, but was stopped a couple of years ago. The college introduced B.Com (Computers) in the year 1998-99 and B.Com (Honours) in 2005-06. The year 2008-2009 saw the early morning shift being introduced for students pursuing their professional courses like CA, CS and ICWA. The Badruka Institute of Professional Studies offers coaching for the mentioned courses in the same campus. With a history spanning nearly six decades, the Badruka Society has set up several other educational institutions beside the Commerce College .The campus in Kachiguda also includes Badruka College of Post Graduate Centre, Badruka Institute of Foreign Trade, Bankatlal Badruka College of Information Technology and Bansilal Badruka School of Music and Dance.

The college also provides the students with two well functioning computer labs, a library and hostel services for outstation boys. Nothing out of the ordinary there, but what distinguishes BCC from most of the other commerce colleges is the on-campus bank, the placement cell and the facilities of NCC (National Cadet Corps) and NSS (National Service Scheme). “We have two actively functioning NSS units in BCC who have done a lot of work this year. They participated in a blood donation campaign and volunteered to clean up the entire college premises. We also have an Army Wing NCC Infantry company. The cadets attend a minimum of two camps every year.” informs Mr. Venkat Reddy, a staff member.

Career counselling done here! Credit: Rouge Wave

Career counselling done here! Credit: Rouge Wave

A very integral part of any educational institution is its teaching staff. It’s the knowledge and experience of the lecturers that make a difference between a good college and a terrific one. “The last few years have seen the retirement of a few experienced lecturers and the new ones generally take a little time to adjust. One shouldn’t get frustrated with them but be patient and identify those who can help us.” says Daya, a 2nd year student when asked about the teaching at BCC. “But the experienced lecturers are so good that they make up for the inexperienced rather well. No one said the path of enlightenment is an easy one and it’s the same at Badruka”, Daya’s friend adds reasonably.

An enthusiastic student body of a college can give its image a complete facelift. And that is exactly what can be seen at Badruka. A mixture of passionate dancers and singers, avid quizzers, orators and sports stars have brought numerous awards and prizes (local and national) into BCC’s kitty. “The competitions held within the college and the fests conducted at other colleges give us a lot of exposure. Sometimes winning or losing doesn’t matter, participating in the events itself is such an eye opener and at the end of the day, you always learn more outside the classroom than in it.” says Sanjeev, a 3rd year student who regularly participates in many events. BCC also has highly successful sports teams which regularly represent the college at various levels (state, national and international) in events ranging from Table Tennis and Carrom to Cricket, Badminton and Basketball. The practice is generally held at grounds and facilities around the college due to the absence of a ground in the campus.

Encouraging students to expand their horizons Credit: Rouge Wave

Encouraging students to expand their horizons Credit: Rouge Wave

The hang out places have had a very little chance to change over the years owing to the not-so-huge campus, but there is no dearth of them. “We have exclusive places in the campus for every gang. The Audi (the auditorium), the Parking Lot and the empty classrooms are pretty popular and the girls have an extra place to chill at, the Girls Lounge.” says Meenakshi, a 3rd year B.Com (Hons) student. Like in every college, true to its form, the Canteen makes an appearance in the hang-out list here as well. “Our canteen is one of the best hang out places in college. You find everybody there; the B.Com, B.Sc and  MBA students. We get to mingle with students of all faculties, which we otherwise don’t get a chance to do. And not to forget, the food is beyond yummy.” says Aditya, a 1st year student.

The management maintains that steps are to be taken to uphold the high quality of the institution. And hence the rules of passing all the exams conducted by the college, mandatory attendance of more than 75% and a dress code are imposed on the students apart from the regular ones. These are as much a part of the college life in Badruka as the fun quotient is and may seem like major party spoilers to many around, but the students have their own way of getting around them. After all, where is the fun if the rules aren’t broken?

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