POSTGRADUATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
In 1966, when the College was elevated from a junior college to full fleshed degree college, the commerce Department was also established as one of its four pioneer departments. The illustrious and eminent professor, M C Jacob took the helm of the department in 1969. Under his stewardship the department was hailed as one of the best Commerce Departments in the erstwhile Kerala University. The milestones of this department often coincided with that of the College itself. The college was elevated to the level of first grade College with the launch of M. Com programme in the Department, in 1981. The college became a semi-professional college with the launch of BBA programme during the academic year 2014-15.
Over the years the department was guided by the academic excellence of many prominent and renowned faculty members. It is with deepest sense of gratitude that the invaluable contributions of all faculty members of yesteryears- Late Prof. M. C. Jacob ,Prof. K. J. John, Prof. M. C. Jacob, Late Prof. A. A. Markose, Prof. .C. .P Janardhanan, Late Prof. P. J. John, Dr. K.K. Kuriakose, Dr. Joy Markose, Prof. Joy K. Varkey, Late Prof. K. M. George, Prof. K. V. George, Dr. P. M. James and Prof. Motty Thomas are remembered.
The department has always strived to excel in its academic pursuit. Having bagged 19 University Ranks till date, the outstanding performance of the Department is etched in letters of gold in the annals of the college. The latest feathers in our cap are Ms. Rejini Panicker M. R. of M.Com (2012-2014) who bagged the only A+ in M.G. University in her batch with a GCPA of 3.83 (95.75%) and Ms. Bency Maria Sebastian of B.Com (2012-15) who secured the highest grade point of 3.87 (A+) in M.G. University. The pass percentage of the various programmes of our departments has always been commendable. The academic year 2012-2013 was ‘annus mirabilis‘ for the Department. Our M.com batch bagged 100% first class. The result of the undergraduate and post graduate programmes have been above the university average during several years. The degree result on an average is at 98% and P.G. result on an average above 90%. More than 20 students have qualified UGC-Net during the last five years. A good number of students have got campus placement in reputed institutions in the past few years.
Apart from the Degree and PG Programmes, the Department also conducts UGC Aided Add on Course in ‘Travel and Tourism Management’ which is duly recognised by M G University. The Department conducts various certificate courses in association with reputed educational agencies and institutes. A ‘Certificate Course in Practical Accounting’ is conducted on the basis of a MOU with Tax Study Centre, Ernakulam, an authorised training centre of SIDCO. The department also conducts certificate programme in Tally ERP9.
The Department proudly organizes lecture series called ‘Tutelage’ which gives an opportunity to the students to interact with the stalwarts of various fields. The Department also conducts a lecture series commemorating the services of the founder HOD Late Prof M C Jacob, entitled ‘M.C. Jacob Memorial Lecture’.
Even when the department has been hailed for its academic orientation, it has not failed to nurture the plethora of talents displayed by the students. The students of the Department have also excelled in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. They have won several prizes and Championships at various inter-collegiate fests and competitions over the years. The students of the Department brought laurels to the college by becoming Champions/Runners up in various inter-collegiate and state level competition/fests. The student of the Department bagged the ‘Kalathilakam’ and ‘Kalaprathibha’ titles in the college youth festival during many years. Our students have also brought laurels to our Department by bagging prizes at University and National Level Youth Festivals and Sports Competitions.
The Department has produced a good number of Chartered Accountants, Cost Accountants, Company Secretaries and executives who adorn top positions in reputed organisations. Quite a few have excelled in Sports and Cultural field too.
The Department aspires to surge forward and soar to greater heights in the coming years. The Department is the study centre of ICSI offering Company Secretaryship Foundation and Executive Programmes.
- ICSI Study Centre – for Company Secretaryship Foundation and Executive Programmes (For details , contact – Co-ordinator Prof Ancy Sam 8089455606