Research and Post Graduate Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce started her voyage on 11 August 1995 with one teacher and 52 students. At present, Commerce is the largest department in the college offering B Com, M Com and PhD with 570 plus students. Marian offers students a unique opportunity to pursue their Professional qualifications such as ACCA, CMA(US), CA, and CMA (IND) in direct tie up with the respective Professional Bodies along with BCom or MCom. Over a short period of time, it is emerged as the best commerce department in Kerala, India for students pursuing professional qualifications.
The Department of Commerce, since its inception, focuses on building a strong foundation in theory and practice to make each student well fit for employment and higher studies. Compulsory internships and a host of value added courses enrich and complement the B Com Programme.
Marian is a top college in Kerala in terms placements. A good number of commerce students are placed in reputed companies and the college is emerged as natural choice for the top recruiters.
Grant Thornton (GT) one of the Big Five Auditing firms globally has signed an MOU with the college as a knowledge partner for ACCA with assured internships and placements for the right candidates.
The tie ups with IMA (US) has facilitated the conduct of CMA(US) qualification from the marian campus besides academic and research support.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has accredited the college for providing coaching for CA students. College is also an approved centre ( ROCC) of Institute Cost and Management Accountant of India (ICMAI). As of now, Marian is the only college in Kerala that can claim this many credentials.
The syllabus of the B Com programme is internationally accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as equivalent to their B Com Business Process Services. The class room sessions and additional training imparted with industry/accounting professionals help the students to acquire the much needed knowledge and practical skills expected from a commerce graduate 3 most sought after B Com electives (Finance and Taxation, Business Analytics and Cooperation) and a host of value added courses provide the much needed flexibility and choice for students.
Flexibility, abundance of choices to grow according to ones interest, enriched up-to-date curriculum, greater opportunities for extra curricular activities. tie ups and collaboration with professional bodies and industry etc are some of the highlights that attracts students from all over the country and abroad to Marian.
Marian is located in a hill station and it provides an ideal cool climate for learning. Students especially those coming from North East India consider it as an ideal college for their higher education.

UG ProgrammesNo.of semestersTotal seats
B Com (Aided)*660
B Com (Self Financing)*660
B Com (Self Financing)*660
* B Com students have the option to choose either Finance & Taxation / Co-operation / Business Analytics at the end of the second semester.
PG ProgrammesNo.of semestersTotal seats
M Com - Finance (Aided)415
Research ProgrammesTotal seats
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Commerce18
Additional Training Programme - Professional Orientation
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK)
Certified Management Accountants(US) CMA (US)
Cost and Management Accountancy (CMA - India)
Chartered Accountancy - CA
Professional Accounting Programmes
Advanced Diploma in Auditing & Management Accounting (Mapped to the requirements of CA/CMA - Ind)
Advanced Diploma in International Financial Reporting and Auditing (Mapped to the requirements of ACCA,UK)
Advanced Diploma in Strategic Financial Management and Analytics (Mapped to the requirements of CMA-US)

    Marian being the premier institute for graduation programs, is the obvious right choice, if you are keenly looking forward to best college in Kerala offering a wide array of choices and combination of various regular as well as professional courses under same roof. Marian's B Com is one of the best choices for students who are looking for regular B Com along with professional accounting qualifications. The Programme offers three electives:

    • Elective 1 - Finance and Taxation
    • Elective 2 - Co-operation and
    • Elective 3 - Business Analytics

    The unique speciality of the BCom at Marian College is the fact that it offers industry specific certification programmes on IFRS, Financial Modelling, Block Chain, Supply Chain Management etc. Our BCom program also imparts life skill competencies such as Gardening, Cooking, Home Interiors, Health & Fitness to equip the students to manage their households. Considering all these factors, Marian has earned the spot of the most reputed college in Kerala providing quality education with a motto “ inform, form, transform”

    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.

    Admission for Additional Training Programme Orientation

    The Additional Training Programme Orientation are designed in such a way to equip the students to confidently pursue professional accounting qualifications such as ACCA(UK)/CA (IND)/CMA(IND)/CMA(US)


    Additional Training Programme Orientation shall be open only to candidates who have passed the Plus Two or equivalent examination recognized by the University. The selection will be based on the merit list prepared with a weightage of 50% for MPAT(Marian Professional Aptitude Test), 20% for Personal Interview and 30% for Plus Two Marks.(excluding Second Language Marks)


    Marian M.Com is intended to develop teaching and research talent as well as to improve the employment potential of the students suiting to the contemporary needs of the society with strong industry interface. Our Programme also aims at transforming students into corporate professionals that are highly relevant and job oriented in the modern business world. Our M Com has got adequate demand in the employment market and it also enriches the students with entrepreneurial skills which in turn contribute to the advancement of professionalism in trade, commerce and industry. Marian M Com also imparts enrichment in value addition skills, current affairs. Soft skill training are also provided as non credit courses. Marian MCom equips our students for competitive examinations like IBPS, PSC,etc. We also prepare our students for NET/JRF and SET Examination. We encourage our students to do research publications in various National/International journals including Web of Science/Scopus/UGC Care listed journals. Every year Marian MCom conducts National/International Seminars based on relevant Commerce related domains.

    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.

    PhD in Commerce

    Marian Ph. D in Commerce is a doctorate programme with a duration of minimum 3 years. Doctoral candidates are expected to complete a course work within a period of one year. They are expected to publish a minimum of 3 research papers in Web of Science/Scopus/UGC CARE listed journals in order to qualify for the submission of final thesis.

  • Outcome based Education Scheme.
  • Internationally Accredited Syllabus by The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK) with opportunity for BSc Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, England.
  • Internationally Accredited by Certified Management Accountant (CMA -USA).
  • Accredited by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
  • 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 achievers.
  • Organizing National/International Conferences on emerging areas of significance in the discipline.
  • Blend of experienced In-house faculty with PhD and Professionally Qualified panel of External faculty.
  • Enriches the learning experience with life skill competencies such as Gardening, Cooking, Home Interiors, Health & fitness.
  • Imparts value addition, current affairs and soft skill training.
  • Student exchange programmes with both National/International Universities.
  • Quick and timely publication of results.
  • Career Placement Cell to support our student fraternity after successful accomplishment of studies.
  • Online Teaching & Learning through advanced platforms.
  • Virtual/Blended learning.
  • Value Added Sessions by Academic experts on topics integrated with professional qualifications.
  • Teaching internships with the support of experienced professors.
  • Project dissertations for the Post Graduate students in the second semester and Undergraduate students in the fourth semester.
  • Viva voce for the both UG/PG students.
  • Classroom 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.
  • Workshop for practical oriented themes, E-Filing, Compliances under regulatory framework.
  • Start up & 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.
  • Publication of research papers by both UG/PG students in UGC CARE Listed Journals.
  • The research work of the post graduate students are published as research journal called “Sagesse”.
  • 100% placement for both UG/PG students.
  • Yearly Internship by both UG/PG students.
  • More than 50% results for CA(Foundation).
  • More than 100% results for CMA (India)(Foundation).
  • More than 70% results for CA (intermediate).
  • More than 50% results for ACCA,UK.
  • Qualification - Ph.Ds (7), M.Phil (5), B.Ed (2) MBA (2)
  • Visiting Faculty both National/International
  • Consultant faculty – CA/CMA(India)/CMA(USA)/ACCA/CIMA
  • Number of books authored by faculty – 10 books
  • Ph.D research guides – 3
  • Research publications for last six years – 100, 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, Institute of Scholars
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, +91-9447083311, +91-8547906481, +91-7034031964,
Dr Ajimon George, Programme Head, PG Department of Commerce (Aided)
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