The College


The story of Haridas Achratlal College of Commerce, popularly known as H.A. College of Commerce, began in 1956 when Sheth Shri Haridas Achratlal, a philanthropic businessman and visionary, made a generous donation to Gujarat Law Society to establish this educational institute. H.A. College of Commerce is a single faculty grant-in-aid college, affiliated to Gujarat University under section 2(F) and section 12(B) of the UGC Act, offering graduate and post-graduate commerce degree courses. The college is managed by Gujarat Law Society, a premier educational trust in Gujarat. GLS was established in 1927 by industrialist, Kasturbhai Lalbhai, Ganesh Mavlankar, who would later on become the first Speaker of independent India, and the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Since nearly nine decades, GLS has been spearheaded by potent and ideal leaders who have taken the various organizations, individually, and the entire trust, as a whole, forward.


The college was accredited by NAAC in the first cycle on 5 November 2001, was re-accredited in the second cycle on 30 September 2009 and was re-accredited in the third cycle on 16 September 2016. The commitment of the college towards the fulfilment of its vision and mission is manifested in the various academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities it conducts, as well as in the policies and strategies it deploys. Developing gen-next as citizens of a glorious India is not only an objective of the college but a dedicated vocation that the management, faculty and staff members are involved in.



The college has been awarded the following recognition:

  • Ranked 42nd among top 50 Commerce Colleges in India by THE WEEK (2022) the national magazine
  • Ranked 71st among Top150 institutes of India by OUTLOOK (2022) the national magazine
  • Ranked 73rd  among Top 100 Commerce Colleges by INDIA TODAY (2022) the national magazine 
  • First Commerce college in Gujarat to get Accreditation by NAAC (UGC) in 2001
  • 22 years of Accredidation
  • 90% faculties with more than 25 years of teaching experience and 8 faculty members with ph.D.’s
  • Scholarship for the students
  • Remarkable Cultural and Sports activities throughout the year
  • Renovated infrastructure, AC classrooms and well equipped librery 
  • Ranked 50th among the best commerce colleges in the country by The Week (August, 2020)
  • Ranked 2nd best college in Gujarat by India Today (July, 2020)
  • Ranked 66th among Top Commerce Colleges in India by India Today (July, 2020)
  • Ranked 2nd best college in Gujarat by India Today (May, 2019)
  • Ranked 62nd among Top Commerce Colleges in India by India Today (May, 2019)
  • Titled the Most Trusted Brand in Asia by IBCC since 2016 till date.
  • Ranked 61st among Top Commerce Colleges in India by India Today (May, 2018)
  • Ranked 47th among top commerce colleges in India by The Week (May, 2018)
  • Ranked 37th in a national survey by a website – Career India – in July 2018.
  • The Principal has been awarded recognition as the Best Principal (College level) in Ahmedabad in April 2018.
  • Ranked 35th among the top fifty commerce colleges in India by India Today (May, 2017)
  • The college was ranked among the top fifty commerce colleges in India by The Week (June, 2017)
  • Ranked as the second best college in Ahmedabad by India Today (2016)
  • Ranked as the 3rd best college in the city by (2016)
  • HACC was listed at the top position as the top Commerce College in Ahmedabad on (2016)
  • The college was listed among the most trusted colleges in Ahmedabad by (2015)
  • The college ranked fifth in the list of the best colleges in Gujarat on (2015)
  • Ranked 19th in the list of best colleges in India on (2015)