The Department of Commerce was established in 1961 as one of the departments of D.S.B. Government Post Graduate College, Nainital. After the establishment of Kumaun University in 1973, D.SB. Government Post Graduate College was declared as one of the Campuses of the university and consequently the Department of Commerce became a university Department. Since its inception, the Department is imparting quality education and has earned a good reputation in the state. A large number of students apply for admission in the Under-graduate and Post-graduate Programmes every year and with more than 400 enrolled students, it is one of the largest department of the Campus. Recently the department has adopted syllabus recommended by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for graduate programme spread over three years and M.Com. programme is based on semester system as per the guidelines of the U.G.C.