Research and Post Graduate Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce was established in the year 1981 and started B. Com Degree Programme in 1995. During 1998, it became the first Postgraduate Department of the College by offering M. Com Degree Programme. The committed hard work of the faculty and the students find fruits when Mahatma Gandhi University elevated the status of the department to an approved Research Centre of the University. 29 research scholars have so far completed their research leading to the award of Ph. D. and 13 are under pipe line. There are three approved research guides in the department supervising the research works of research scholars. The successful completion of 4 minor and one major research projects is evidence for the active research culture of the department. The quality of the research scholars and the guiding teachers of the department are exhibited by the exceptional achievements of some research scholars like the award of Dr. Ambedkar International Doctoral Fellowship instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and the prestigious ICSSR Research Fellowship. Faculty members and research scholars of the department have published a number of research articles in journals of international repute. We have a department level library with more than 3000 books and high quality research journals. The central library of the college is also having a good collection of high-quality books and journals related to Commerce and Management.
The department is currently offering an Undergraduate (B. Com) and Postgraduate (M. Com) Programme with Finance and Taxation as specialization. To cope up with the developments in technology, we are offering three add-on courses – (i) Tally Prime (ii)Tools of Referencing and Analysis- Introduction to Mendeley & SPSS and (iii) Basics of Microsoft Excel. The department in collaboration with the Reserve Bank of India and the National Stock Exchange, has organized campaign on Financial Literacy and Investor Awareness both for the students and the public. The hands-on training programmes organized in collaboration with the premier institutions enabled the students to interact with the top class finance professionals of the country.
The performance of our students in the University examinations is an evidence for the quality of teaching and learning in the department. From the very inception of B.Com Degree programme, our students have bagged top positions at the University level. During the last 5 years at least one student from our department found place in the top 10 positions of MG University B. Com Degree Examinations. More evidently in 2022, our student Ms. Devika. J has bagged First Rank in B. Com Finance & Taxation (Model 1) examinations with 9.46 grade point out of 10. More than the results at the University level, the career history of our past students exemplify the quality of teaching and learning in our department.
The department believes in the holistic development of the students enrolled with it. We have specially designed programmes for the development of social skills, inter personal skills and communication. Apart from different training programmes, the Commerce Association of KG College is regularly organizing a State level Inter Collegiate Competition titled “Commerce Colloquy” ever since 2000. “Junior Colloquy” an Inter School competition for Higher Secondary School students organized by the department is also a very popular event among the higher secondary school students in Kerala State. The department is organizing a “National Research Paper Presentation Competition” from 2014 onwards for motivating students to engage in serious research. To promote research culture, the department regularly organizes workshops and seminars individually and in collaboration with other premier institutions.
Business Incubation and Innovation Centre of Mahatma Gandhi University has selected one of the research projects of the department for Ph.D. start up under its “From Lab to Industry” Programme 2018. The value based teaching and learning processes adopted by the department aims to develop disciplined and ethically minded youth with the competency and motivation to reach great positions in their life.
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