Research and Post Graduate Department of Commerce

UG ProgrammesNo.of semestersTotal seats
* Bachelor of Commerce, B.Com (Aided)660
* Bachelor of Commerce, B.Com (Self Financing)650
* Bachelor of Commerce, B.Com (Self Financing)650
* BCom students have the option to choose either Finance & Taxation or Co-operation at the end of the second semester.
Research and PG ProgrammesNo.of semestersTotal seats
Master of Commerce - Finance, MCom (Aided)415
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Commerce--

Department of Commerce started functioning on 11 August 1995 with one teacher and 52 students. Consistent with the Marian vision, Department of Commerce is pursuing excellence in education by imbibing the spirit of College motto ‘Inform, Form and Transform’. The programme focuses on strong foundation in theory and practice to make each student well fit for employment and higher studies. The syllabus of BCom programme is accredited by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK.

    Benefits of ACCA accreditation;
  1. Six Papers exemption from ACCA.
  2. Chance to earn an International Degree – BSc [Hons] in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK.
  3. Additional training for ACCA (F7, F8, F9 and BSc [Hons] in Applied Accounting.
  4. Nine papers (out of 13 paper) of ACCA are embedded in the BCom curriculum, making it easier for students to pursue both BCom and ACCA together.
  5. Programme with substantial financial benefits.
    Eligibility for B.Com Admission
      • Admission to the B.Com Degree Programmes shall be open only to candidates who have passed the Plus Two or equivalent examination recognized by this University with Book-Keeping and Accountancy and any two of the following subjects, viz., (1) Commerce (2) Commercial Correspondence and Commercial Geography (3) Economics (4) Life Insurance with Salesmanship (5) Banking with Secretarial Practice (6) Business Studies (7) Mathematics (8) Computer Science/ Computer applications (9) Informatics Practice& Management , (10) Informatics Practice , (11) Management, (12) Accountancy as optional under Part III of the Examination.
      • OR
      • Have passed Plus Two or equivalent examination recognized by this University with other subjects under Part III optional subjects provided they have secured 45% of the aggregate marks.
    Procedure for B.Com Admission
      • Marks obtained in Part III Optional at +2/equivalent exam less handicap marks plus a weightage of 50 marks in each of the three subjects of Commerce combination subject to a maximum of 150 marks plus bonus marks if any. The optional subjects concerned under Part III will be Commerce, Commercial Correspondence and Commercial Geography, Accountancy, Book-Keeping and Accountancy, Economics, Life Insurance and Salesmanship, Banking with Secretarial Practice, Business Studies, Mathematics, Computer Science/Computer Application, and Informatics.
    Eligibility for M.Com Admission
      • Graduation in Commerce /BBA/BBM with not less than CGPA of 1.80 out of 4 in the Core Group (Core + Complementary + Open Courses).
      • OR
      • Graduation in Commerce /BBA/BBM with not less than CCPA of 4.5 out of 10 in the Core Group (Core + Complementary + Open Courses).
      • OR
      • Graduation in Commerce /BBA/BBM with not less than 45% marks in the Part III (Main/Core + subsidiaries/Complementaries.
    Procedure for M.Com Admission
      CBCSS PatternPre CBCSS Pattern
      For Graduates who have passed B Com Model I Programme
      CGPA secured for Core Course * total credit of core course + CGPA (complenmentary course) * total credit of complementary course/ (total credit for core course + total credit for complementary course)
      (A) A* 25 = percentage of marks
      (B) B * 10= marks out of 1000
      (C) Index mark = C + weightage + bonus marks – handicap marks, if any
      Marks secured for part III Main papers is converted into 1000. Index mark is calculated after adding/deducting weightage/bonus/handicap marks if any
      For Graduates who have passed B Com Model II/ Model III/ BBA/ BBM
      CGPA secured for part III core courses is converted into percentage marks by multiplying the same by 25. The percentage of marks thus obtained is converted into marks out of 1000 by multiplying the same by 10. In the case of candidates who have passed B Com Model II, marks secured for Part III Core papers is converted into 1000. In the case of students who have passed BBA total marks obtained excluding the marks of English, Social Project, Management Project, Viva shall be converted to 1000 and in the case of candidates who have passed BBM total marks obtained excluding the marks of English, Industrial Training and Project report and Comprehensive Viva-Voce shall be converted to 1000. Index mark is calculated after adding/deducting weightage/bonus/handicap marks, if any.
    • Only online applications will be accepted. Application fee should be remitted online.
    • Students who have already submitted the enquiry form must also fill the online application.
    • Application fee is Rs 400/- (Rs 200/- for SC/ST candidates).
    • Single application is sufficient for all UG programmes.
    • Single application is sufficient for any 3 PG programmes.
    • Application fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
    • Admission to management seats will be made by the Management. Interested students can apply. Rs 500 extra.
    • Candidates applying under management/community quota have to download an additional form after registration. The form has to be filled and submitted to the college office.
    • Age proof (10th Matriculation Certificate), Proof of eligibility certificates for bonus marks must be uploaded.
    • Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. However, admission process can be completed only after the submission of result of the qualifying examination.
  • Orientation for Professional Qualifications;
    • ACCA – 9 Papers with BSc [Hons] in Applied Accounting.
    • CA – CPT, IPCC (Pass Percentage higher than All India Average)
    • CMA – Foundation, Intermediate (Pass Percentage higher than All India Average)
    • Professional Accountant and GST Practitioner
  • UGC Sponsored Add-on programmes
  • Social sensitization programmes like outreaches, NCC, NSS, house for the needy, reaching out to village schools with study materials
  • Student motivation by recognizing meritorious achievement
  • Organizing Research Methodology and SPSS Workshops every year
  • Blend of experienced (7 have two decades of experience) and young faculty members
  • Students from various strata including religious and linguistic minorities, SC/ST and abroad
  • Enriches the learning experience with around twenty seven noncredit courses spanning over six semesters for the holistic development of the students.
  • Department hosts national and international seminars on the emerging areas of significance in the discipline. During the year department has hosted a national seminar on agriprenuership and agri innovations
  • Department has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to provide Tally course for the students
  • Provides our students with rich exposure and vivid experience in collaboration with Peermade Development Society, the pioneers of rural innovation and entrepreneurship and other industry giants.
  • Provides the students with 1000 hours additional coaching for competitive exams.
  • Student exchange programmes with other colleges.
  • Memorandum of Understanding with training institutes to impart training to the students.
  • Quick and timely publication of results.
  • Students are provided with personality development programme for soft skill development in each year.
  • The research work of the post graduate students are published as research journal called “Sagesse”
  • ICT enabled teaching learning
  • Helps the students to mould the teachers in them through teaching internships
  • Viva voce for the post graduate students in all semesters.
  • Project dissertations for the Post Graduate students in the second semester and Under Graduate students in the fourth semester.
  • Class room lectures, Case Studies, Group Discussions & Peer learning, Seminars, Quizzes and Presentations.
  • Group Projects, Innovative assignments like online stock market transactions, entrepreneurship fab malls etc.
  • Industry interaction through Industrial Visits, Seminars by Experts from industry.
  • Startups, Incubation to enhance entrepreneurial and managerial traits.
  • Academic excellence through semester wise result analysis, remedial classes and bridge courses
  • Walk and Talk: An informal two way interactive activity for gaining creative feedback on student understanding
  • Outreach programmes/ Extension programmes
  • Continuous skill enhancement initiatives for students in academic and non-academic pursuits.
  • Students support in the form of scholarships, counselling, group mentoring etc.
  • Coaching for competitive exams
  • Research paper of all the students are published in UGC approved journals with high impact factor
  • Our students have secured 100 percent placements in well reputed companies across different industries. Our students of this academic year have been placed in 42 companies with national and international presence. The major companies among them are TCS, Cognizant, Godrej, Federal Bank, GICE, Sutherland etc.
  • Our students won national level recognitions and awards in sports.
  • Our students attended and presented papers in international conferences.
  • Three of our post graduate students have qualified UGC NET.
  • University Pass Percentage consistently above 90 percent.
  • M.Com – 100 percent Placement consecutively for two years; B.Com – more than 80 students placed in well-reputed banking, financial, consultancy institutions (last four years).
  • Alumnus – as CEO’s, civil servants, managers, assistant managers, finance managers, assistant professors, researchers, entrepreneurs and other top positions.
  • Overall championship in various inter-collegiate fests conducted by institutions within the State.
  • Sports Achievements in University, District and State Level for Basketball, Badminton and Net Ball.
  • Qualification - Ph.Ds (7), M.Phil (5), B.Ed (2) MBA (2)
  • Number of books authored by faculty – 10 books
  • Ph.D research guides – 3
  • Research publications for last six years – 69, and Peer reviewers of research journals
  • Three Minor and two Major Research Projects of UGC – Rs. 12,45,000/- & ICSSR grant Rs. 50,000
  • Expertise of faculty – Question paper setters, PSC Interview Board member, Subject experts, programme inspection committee members, Exam Vigilance squad members, Expert Committee member of Kerala State Co-operative Recruitment Board.
  • Trainers in data analysis for research projects, Tax consultants, Soft skill.
  • Life members of Indian Commerce Association, Commerce Association of Kerala, ISTD, TCI
Commerce PhD Scholars Details
Sl. No. Name Enrolled Date Topic Supervisor
1 Asha A G 08-01-2010 Problems and prospects of rural enterprises in Ernakulam district Dr Thomas K V
2 Manju C Mohan 18-03-2013 Gulf returned entrepreneurs of Kerala - problems and prospects Dr Thomas K V
3 Indu K R 04-06-2012 Consumer perception towards fast food in Kerala Dr Thomas K V
4 Jithina K K 31-12-2013 A study on green entrepreneurship in Kerala Dr Thomas K V
5 Anju Rose Baby 18-02-2017 Predictors of success in the Chartered Accountancy course of ICAI Dr Jojo K Joseph
6 Boby Thomas 18-02-2017 A study on the pricing dynamics in the Indian airline market Dr Jojo K Joseph
7 Jose Antony 18-02-2017 A study on the effectiveness of financial inclusion initiatives with special reference to small farmers and plantation workers of Kerala Dr Jojo K Joseph
8 Rani Jacob 18-02-2017 A study on indirect tax reforms on MSMEs with special reference to Goods and Service Tax (GST) in Kerala Dr Jojo K Joseph
9 Jobin Sahadevan 18-02-2017 An empirical analysis of the antecedents of patients loyalty in the healthcare sector of Kerala Dr. Ajimon George
04869-232203, 232654, +919447083311,
Dr Chackochan J Njavallil, Programme Head, PG Department of Commerce (Aided)
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