Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance BAF Course

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Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance popularly known as BAF Course is an undergraduate programme that provides training in the areas of accounting and finance which is offered by many universities in India. This course was introduced by the University of Mumbai in the year 2003-04. The duration of the course shall be six semesters spread over in three years. The objective of this course was to improve self-employment and provide benefits to the organizations by providing them with suitable trained persons in the field of Accounting & Finance by mode of interaction, presentations, projects, industrial visits and practical training. BAF degree will help you to gain knowledge in areas like financial accounting, Cost accounting, Auditing, IT, Taxation, Economics and Business Law, Business communications. After completion of BAF applicants can pursue many courses such as Company Secretary Ship course, Master in Commerce (M.Com), Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance or an MS in Finance and Accounting.

BAF Course Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are eligible for the examination only if they satisfy following condition:

  • Candidates must pass in HSC Exam with specialization in any of the areas of Arts, Science or Commerce from the University can apply for this course.
  • Candidates should be passed from the Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination or Diploma course in any Engineering Branches to apply for the admission.
  • Candidates must score an aggregate of at least 45% marks in the exam to apply for the admission.

BAF Course Syllabus

First Semester

  • Financial Accounting-I
  • Cost Accounting-I
  • Economics-I
  • Commerce-I
  • Information Technology-I
  • Business Communication-I
  • Foundation Course-I

BAF Course

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Second Semester

  • Financial Accounting-II
  • Auditing-I
  • Financial Management-I
  • Taxation-I
  • Business Law-I
  • Quantitative Methods for Business-I
  • Business Communication-II

Third Semester

  • Financial Accounting-III
  • Cost Accounting-II
  • Auditing-II
  • Economics-II
  • Management-I
  • Business Law-II
  • Quantitative Methods for Business-II

Fourth Semester

  • Financial Accounting-IV
  • Management Accounting-I
  • Taxation-II
  • Commerce-II
  • Business Law-III
  • Information Technology-II
  • Foundation Course-II

Fifth Semester

  • Financial Accounting- V
  • Cost Accounting- III
  • Financial Accounting-VI
  • Management Accounting- II
  • Taxation- III
  • Economics-III

Sixth Semester

  • Financial Accounting- VII
  • Cost Accounting –IV
  • Auditing- III
  • Financial Accounting- VIII
  • Taxation-IV
  • Management-II

BAF Exam Pattern

Credit Based Evaluation System

Scheme of Examination

The performance of the learners will be evaluated in two Components. One component will be the Internal Assessment component carrying 25% marks and the second component will be the Semester-wise End Examination component carrying 75% marks. The allocation of marks for the Internal Assessment and Semester End Examinations will be as shown below:-

  1. a) Internal Assessment–25% (25 Marks)

For Courses with Practical

Sr. No. Particulars Marks
1 One class test * 20 Marks
2 Active participation in routine class instructional deliveries and overall  conduct  as  a  responsible  learner,  mannerism  and articulation  and  exhibit  of  leadership  qualities  in  organizing related academic activities 05 Marks

For Courses without Practical

Sr. No. Particulars Marks
1 Semester End Practical Examination 20 Marks
Journal 05 Marks
Viva 05 Marks
Laboratory Work 10 Marks
2 Active participation in routine class instructional deliveries and overall  conduct  as  a  responsible  learner,  mannerism  and articulation  and  exhibit  of  leadership  qualities  in  organizing related academic activities 05 Marks

b) Semester End Examinations – 75% (75 Marks)                             

1.Duration–These examinations shall be of 2.5 Hours duration

2. Theory question paper pattern

  • There shall be five questions each of 15 marks.
  • All questions shall be compulsory with internal choice within the questions.
  • Question may be subdivided into sub-questions a, b, c… and the allocation of marks depends on the weightage of the topic.

Passing Standard

Applicants must obtain a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate for each course where the course consists of Internal Assessment and Semester End Examination. The distribution of 40% marks (i.e. 10 out of 25) in the Internal Assessment and 40% marks in Semester End Examination (i.e. 30 Out of 75) separately, to pass the course and minimum of Grade E to pass a particular semester. Applicant will be said to have passed the course if the applicant passes the Internal Assessment and Semester End Examination together.

Important Note: Question Paper Pattern for Periodical Class Test for Courses at UG Programmes Written Class Test (20 Marks)

1. Match the Column / Fill in the Blanks / Multiple Choice Questions 05 Marks
(½ Marks each)
2. Answer in One or Two Lines (Concept based Questions) 05 Marks
(1 Mark each)
3. Answer in Brief (Attempt Any Two of the Three) 10 Marks
(5 Marks each)

 Top 10 BAF Colleges in Mumbai

  1. R. College
  2. P.B. Hinduja College
  3. Lala Lajpatrai College
  4. KC College
  5. NM College
  6. Andrews College
  7. Nagindas Khandwala College
  8. Kelkar College
  9. S. Raheja College
  10. Dalmia College

Courses after BAF

  • Masters in Commerce (Finance)
  • Masters in Cost Control and Control Accounts
  • Masters in Corporate Accountancy
  • Masters in Advanced Accountancy
  • Masters in Accounting and Finance
  • Masters in Accounting and Taxation
  • Masters in Accounting and Auditing
  • Masters in Accountancy and Business Statistics
  • Master of Business Administration in Cost and Management Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Master of Financial Management (M.F.M. )
  • Master of Commerce M. Com. (E. Commerce )
  • Master of Financial Services Management (M.F.S.M.)
  • Diploma in Investment Studies (D.I.S.)
  • Diploma Course in E-Commerce & Financial Accounting Management.
  1. E-Commerce Technician
  2. Computerized Office Technician
  3. Computerized Financial Accounting Technician
  • PGDPA – Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting
  • M.Phil. (Accounting)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Financial Accounting System (PGDIFAS)
  • ACCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Certificate Course in Central Excise (CCCE)
  • Certificate Course in Financial Accounting & Taxation (CCFAT)
  • Certificate Course in Income Tax (CCIT)
  • Certificate Programme on Capital Markets (CPCM)

39 thoughts on “Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance BAF Course

  1. It’s very understanding

  2. It’s very easy understanding

  3. pratik nahata says:

    What if i have not taken information technology as a subject in my syjc?

  4. can BAF be done along with CS course?

  5. nidhi n redij. says:

    While completing BAF can I study mpsc & banking courses ?

  6. Ramchandra says:

    Does Math subject is compulsory in BAF 1st year. What will be the company to look for Job.

  7. Hi, plz can u tell me whether BAF is a degree or not ?

  8. Hi, can you tell me which course is better BAF or BMS..?

    • Hi,
      BMS has more of theory subjects and is very interesting if you want a degree in management studies. BAF is all about finance. So if you are keen or good at accounts, go for BAF as every semester has majority of financial subjects.

  9. shaikh owais says:

    Does sydneham college at churchgate offer BAF? I got 67% (comm) ans i want to do baf? Please recommend me colleges as per my percentage?

  10. Hi, some colleges are keeping projects for internal assessment than test.
    Is this allowed?

  11. i would like to do my CA is this course recommended along with it?

  12. Apoorv Ashok Dagade says:

    Where will I get a job after completing the BAF degree ??

    • Hi,
      After completing BAF degree: You have the following job prospects:
      Accountant
      Assistant accounts officer
      Article clerk
      Accountants assistant
      Financial accountant
      Cashier
      Accounts Executive
      Branch accountant
      Deputy finance controller
      Associate Manager
      Manager inter audit
      Auditor

      • vaishnai chalke says:

        after baf which coure are better mam…plz guidence to coure are better for me.

        • Hi,
          After completing BAF successfully you can select any one of the following courses:
          Masters in Cost Control and Control Accounts
          Masters in Corporate Accountancy
          Masters in Advanced Accountancy
          Masters in Accounting and Finance
          Masters in Accounting and Taxation
          Masters in Accounting and Auditing
          Masters in Accountancy and Business Statistics
          Master of Business Administration in Cost and Management Accounting

  13. Cristiano says:

    What will be the salary after baf course? scope after it.? i just completed 12th and passed with 55% in sci stream. should i do baf? plz guide. thanks.

    • Hi,
      Those who work as financial analysts start off with a minimum package of Rs 4 lakh an year. Credit analysts start at Rs 5-6 lakh per annum and earn as much as Rs 20-30 lakh per annum once they reach senior level positions. Management consultants too start at Rs 5-8 lakh and within a few years earn as much as Rs 10-15 lakh per annum.

  14. Pranav Pevekar says:

    Nice and vary helpful for new students

  15. I have not taken classes or tuition till now for my studies. Is there any site which could help me or any video which would help me to learn from it regarding my SYBAF studies.

  16. how could i manage ca exams with baf course

  17. Mrunal Pande says:

    LI have given cpt but failed this time. And I have opted for baf course now. Shall i continue my ca course after baf? Or should i do both things simeltaneously? Which one is more preferrable?

  18. rohan maplekar says:

    what type of we get after complrting this course

  19. yadav vikas says:

    in which month of 2017 fybaf sem 2 appear please reply

  20. I am currently doing Baf…I am in second year…i have a question that if we have a kt in our whole course or no t so great Grade (the overall grade of Baf course) does it become difficult to get jobs and what the companies look in a candidate to allot them a job?

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