The methodology followed was the impart of education in commerce and its allied fields, to prescribe Systems and Methods, set standards of Education, Regulate the Studies of Commerce and to conduct Courses and Education in Commerce for Students and to direct the young energies of the Nation towards productive and constructive work
.In the Year 1940, The All – India Commercial Association founded the Commercial University at Lahore as a University to prescribe Systems and Methods, set standards of Education, Regulate the Studies of Commerce and to conduct Courses and Education in Commerce for the Students and to direct the young energies of the Nation towards productive and constructive work.
R. B. Janaki Dass Kapur, Chancellor with , Dr. F. C. Soni, Registrar and other members of Staff and Students at a Reception given in his honour during inception stage.
These Education Stalwarts foresaw the future progress of commerce and founded the Association to meet the Educational necessities of the future progressive economies of the world by preparing properly educated commerce – oriented youth to face the challenge posed by increasing industrialization all over the world. Equipping the future economy of Free-India with duly educated and trained men of Commerce to independently handle the intricacies of the economic problems was the immediate objective which was later extended to other countries and other free Nations of the world by way of extension of activities of the University in various other countries viz. The U. K. , U.S.A., Canada., Arab and Gulf countries, the African Countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and such other neighboring countries as well.
In 1940, The A – I. C. A. founded the Commercial University at Lahore for the impart of education in Commerce with a view to provide for the future independent Indian economy with trained commerce personnel to man the economy of the country after the impending exodus of the british from India
In 1947, by gazette notification, The All – India Commercial Association and its bodies associates / affiliates including Commercial University Limited shifted their headquarters from Lahore to Delhi where they continued their educational activities and programmes in association and collaboration.
The First Convocation was held at Delhi in Ihe year 1949 and was presided over by His Excellency C. Rajgopalachari, the then and the last Governor General of IndiaHis Excellency the first and last Governor General Mr. C. Rajgopalachari addressing the Convocation of the University, Dr. F. C. Soni, Registrar,
His Excellency Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of India, Mr. Ananthasyanam Ayyangar are sitting on the dias
The picture shows (Chairs L to R) Shri R. B. Vasudev, Vice-Chancellor, Shri T. C. Dewan, Dr. F. C. Soni, Registrar, Lady Doctor Satyavati, His Excellency, the first and the last Governor General C Rajgopalachari, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the President of India, Sir Shankar Lal, Shri Ananthasayanani Ayyangar, Shri N.P. Seshadri and others.
Smi. Rameshwari Nehru, daughter of the the Founder-Chancellor Dewan Bahadur Raja Narendra Nath and the then Minister of Works and Rehabilitation became the Chancellor on 18th June, 1948 when R. B. Janaki Dass Kapur, M. A. resigned owing to pressure on his time.
Smt. Rameshwari Nehru, Chancellor, delivering her Convocation Address. Seen in the picture are Shri Brij Lal Nehru and others,
Picture shows Dr. Jagjivan Ram, the then Minister of Labour and Industry, receiving the Ph. D. (Com.) Honoris Causa Degree which was conferred upon him by the Syndicate in recognition of his services to the country.
The CUL met with an astounding success and was befittingly lauded by one and all for its dedicated service and the utilitarian Education imparted by it which was in fact the need of the country,
The objectives and functions of the A – I. C. A. and its bodies associates / affiliates including Commercial University Ltd. were later extended to other countries and other free Nations of the world by way of extension of activities of the CUL and its affiliates / associates in various other countries viz.
The U. K. , U.S.A., Canada., Arab and Gulf countries, the African Countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and such other neighboring countries as well. These Bodies presently have their representations in the U. K. and in Kenya and Representatives in all other countries named hereabove.
The CUL is duly registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.
The A – I. C. A. and its Bodies Affiliates / Associates implemented high standard of Education and followed Systems and Methods of Education aimed at providing India with properly educated and trained personnel. High standards of Education were laid. Syllabus of Examinations and Curricula of Studies was drafted in keeping with the challenges of the progressive economy of the country, proper coaching and training was imparted to Students through Affiliated College duly controlled and regulated by the Examinations and Colleges Control Committee of the University and due implementation of the noble ideas and objects of the Founders of the University was followed with zeal and enthusiasm.
Pictures of eminent personalities of India adorn our archives and depict CUL of highly public spirited men in the promotion of the objects. All these personalities were not merely invitees to specific functions but were keenly interested in the founding and progress of the University. From time to time they made laudable pronouncements in appreciation of the University, its functions and objects. The missionary zeal of the Founders of the CUL has ever been appreciated by one and all.
Not only persons in the public service but also the Private Sector Industrialists have appreciated the CUL and its Educational activities and the high standards of Education and training in the field of Commercial Studies and high learning maintained by the Uni¬versity.
Smt. Rameshwari Nehru, daughter of the founder Chancellor Dewan Bahadur Raja Narender Nath was the Chancellor since 1948 till her sad demise
Smt. Ratneshwari Nehru, Chancellor, being Greeted by Smt. Indu Talwar After the sudden demise of Dr. F. C. Soni, Registrar in 1965, Mr. J. K. Soni was appointed as Registrar.
Dr. R.P. Kandasami, Principal, Shri Murugan Tutorial Institute, Rishivandivam presents "Ponnadai" to Shri J. K. Soni, Registrar
Presently, Commercial University Limited has over 10 Centres in different cities and states of the country and also has its representation in various countries viz. U. K., U. S. A., Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and the Gulf Countries, etc.
Picture shows Mr Ch. Prasad Rao, Principal, S.V. Tutorials, Guntur with Shri V. K. Gocl when he visited the College for an inspection visit.Prof.
P. K. Ghosh, Retd. Head of Department of Commerce, University of Delhi and Ex. Vice Chancellor, North Bengal University was associated with the CUL and was Member of the Academic Board of the University
At the meeting of the Board of Directors, Smt. Indu Talwar Sh. D, P. Rawal Mr. V. Talwar F.C.A,, Prof. P.K. Ghosh & others.'
Commercial University Limited is a Private University founded by The All – India Commercial Association in 1940 at Lahore and is a university incorporated under a central act being central act I of 1956. It is not recognised by the U. G. C.. Its Certificates, Diploma and Degrees are not specifically recognised by the Central or any State Government. Recognition thereof is discretionary on the part of the persons concerned.
The CUL establishes and maintains high standards of education, training and examinations at all levels. This fact has earned for it a high reputation and public acceptability of its course, examinations and awards.
Many employer concerns, including private companies and MNC’s accept its awards for staff placements in their concerns. However, recognition thereof is entirely discretionary.