Post Graduate and Research Department of Commerce

About the Department

The Post Graduate and Research Department of Commerce was established in the year 1974 with undergraduate course B.Com. It was upgraded to Post Graduate level in the year 1992 with an intake of 20 students. The department has been elevated to the position of a first Research Centre in 1998 under the Madurai Kamaraj University to offer M.Phil Degree Course in Commerce (Full-Time) and Ph.D in Commerce (Full-Time & Part-Time). Currently the department has 4 research guides and the department produces more than 49 Ph.D and 150 M.Phil Scholars. At present, the department consists of 8 full time permanent faculty members and 2 management aided faculty members.
The Department has Entrepreneurship Development Cell functioning in a full swing for the development of the students towards Entrepreneurial Skills. The Department handles classes for the professional courses, such as Common Proficiency Test (CPT) class for Chartered Accountancy (CA), foundation classes for Cost and Management Accountancy (CMA) and Company Secretaryship (CS). The Department has signed an MoU with various professional bodies ICAI, ICMA and ICSI. The Department offers Certificate Course in Personality Development, Entrepreneurial Development, Counselling and Life Skills and Certificate Course in Forensic Accounting.

The Department also offers UGC sponsored Career Oriented Programme in Accounting using Tally. The Department has signed an MoU with more than 100 Chartered Accountants, NGOs and Companies. The Department periodically organised the international, national conferences and workshops based on the recent trends in commerce issues. The Department produced more than 40 professionals like Chartered Accountant and Company Sectaries. The Department organise the pre placement training programme and arrange placement to the final year students.

The Department of Commerce Educates the Students

To acquire and enhance accounting skills
✔ To possess computer skill in business management
✔ To acquaint with the provisions for business laws
✔ To prepare for competitive examinations
✔ To demonstrate soft skills
✔ To exhibit communicative skill
✔ To develop entrepreneurial skill
✔ To make them employable in the field of commerce and industry.


The B.Com and M.Com (Semester pattern with Credit System) degree Programme of Post Graduate and Research Department of Commerce shall be building on expansion of undergraduate studies on one hand and the other, focusing on modern practices and Strategies followed in Commerce System, resulting into a ‘Commercial Professional’; who is able to operate in any role in commerce and business worldwide. This in turn contributes to the advancement of professionalism in trade, commerce and industries.

However the specific objectives of the Programme are:

✔ To acquaint and equip students with the knowledge and understanding of emerging commercial, business practices and professions in India and abroad.

✔ To help students to acquire advanced knowledge in selected subjects and areas in Commerce and trade.

✔ To facilitate the students to learn to seek application of knowledge and be able to challenge the knowledge so acquired in practice.


✔  To envision the Department of Commerce as a Research Centre of Excellence in Commerce and creates professionals with ethical values.


✔  To design a course integrating curriculum, career and community.

✔  To educate the students to become excellent and ethical business consultants, chartered accountants, entrepreneurs and business managers.

✔  To develop the students to become socially responsible and globally employable through our course structure.

✔  To empower the students through training and facilitation.

✔  To establish close linkage with industry, business, professionals and government so as to
enhance the work experience of the students.


Nature of Class Number Nature of Infrastructure Facility
Smart Class Room 1 ICT Enabled  and   Fully Air Conditioned Room
  1. White Board
  2. LCD Screen with Projector
  3. Desktop Computer
  4. High Bandwidth Internet
  5. Audio System
Video Conference Hall 1 ICT Enabled  and   Fully Air Conditioned Room
  1. White Board
  2. Television
  3. Camera
  4. Desktop Computer
  5. High Bandwidth Internet
  6. Audio System
Multimedia Hall 1 ICT Enabled 
  1. White Board
  2. Curve Television
  3. Desktop Computer
  4. High Bandwidth Internet
  5. Audio System
Class Rooms UG – 3

PG – 2

M.Phil – 1

Research Scholars – 1

Separate and More spacious Class Rooms
  1. Green Board
  2. Desktop Computer
  3. High Bandwidth Internet
  4. White Board
Commerce Computer Lab
(Contributed by Commerce Alumni)

ICT Enabled 

  1. White Board
  2. LCD Screen with Projector
  3. Desktop Computer – 10
  4. High Bandwidth Internet

UG Programme Offered

B.Com – 3 Years

PG Programme Offered

M.Com – 2 Years

Research Programmes Offered

M.Phil (Full Time) – One Year

Ph.D. (Full Time / Part Time).

Certificate Courses – 30 Hourse Offered

1.Forensic Accounting

2. Primary Spoken Hindi First Level

3. Primary Spoken Hindi Secondary Level

4.Practical & Functional Hindi (Third Level)

5.Commercial Geography

6.Personality Development

7. Entrepreneurship Development

8.Counseling & Life Skills

9.UGC Career Oriented Course – Certificate Course in Accounting using Tally

Faculty Profile
Retired Faculty
S.No Name Photo Designation Profile
1 Dr. T. Venkatesan Associate Professor & Principal
2 Dr. K. Karthikeyan Vice- Principal, Associate Professor & Head
3 Dr. K. Chellapandian Assistant Professor
4 Dr. S. Chandrasekaran Assistant Professor
5 Dr. C. Vadivel Assistant Professor
6 Dr. S. Vadivel Raja Assistant Professor
Faculty (Management / Self Financing)
7 Dr. B. Raja Assistant Professor
8 Dr. B. Marimuthu Assistant Professor
9 Sri. M. Velpandian Part-Time Hindi Teacher


        Social science deals with the study of society and the relationship among individuals within society. It includes business, industry, commerce, government, sociology, demography, etc. Social science research provides authentic information to the people that are scientifically proven so that end users can rely upon it. It also helps us in finding the solutions to different social problems. It focuses on the fact that if we are able to find the root cause of any problem, we can find the more effective solution to it.

      There is never an end to the social science research. It helps diverse subject areas to achieve their motives. It plays an important role in all fields. Hence, the growth and development of a society are impossible without social science research.

      Therefore department has been recognized as a first commerce “Research Center” by the Madurai Kamaraj University in the year 1998 and offers research degree encompassing the areas Finance, Management, Banking, Investment, Taxation and Entrepreneurship etc. These recognitions have enhanced funding opportunities from government and other agencies to conduct research and development that are of national relevance and importance. The research center offers the research programs M. Phil (Full-Time), Ph.D (Full-Time) and Ph.D (Part-Time) in related with Commerce. The research center produced more than 51 Ph.D and 150 M.Phil scholars .

Special Features


Computer Subjects – MS Office and Tally ERP

Research Project with Field Work

Business Hindi

Research Colloquium

Periodical Guest Lecture

Well Equipped Library

Well Furnished Computer Lab

E – Learning Facility

Internet Facility with Wi-Fi Connectivity

ICT Interactive Teaching

Smart Class Facility

On-the-Job Practical Training with Auditors

Weekly Soft Skills Development Programme


Career Oriented Subjects

Coaching for NET/SET/TRB/TET / Bank Exam / UPSC / SSC / TNPSC … etc

UGC Career Oriented Programme – Tally

Soft Skills Training Programme

Career Guidance & Placement Cell


Seminars and Workshops

Entrepreneurial Programme

Counselling Center

Consumer Awareness Programme

Conducting Educational Tours and Industrial Visit

 Department Library

     The Department has a separate library facility near by department with 6,281 rich collections of text books and reference books to support the educational need of students and faculty members. Every year a good number of books are added in the stock. Efforts are made to update the library and make it more users friendly.
     The collection includes course study books, reference books, journals etc. A number of journals, magazines and newspapers are subscribed to on weekly, monthly, quarterly basis, yearly.

     Students are permitted to sit in the library and work/refer during working hours and allowed to bring to the hostel with the permission of entry. The library is affiliated to INFLIBNET. Faculty and staff members are all equipped with login IDs and passwords for access to the network’s extensive e-resources.

Library Book Details

S.No Book Name No.of Books
1 Books for Competitive Examinations 469
2 Computer Science 350
3 Financial Accounting and Auditing 450
4 Marketing 300
5 Business Law 325
6 Direct and Indirect Taxes 285
7 Banking and Insurance 365
8 Management Accounting 390
9 Human Resource Management 215
10 Economics 300
11 Cost Accounting 275
12 Industrial Management 250
13 Entrepreneurship Development 290
14 Encyclopaedia and Dictionary 150
15 Books for Professional Studies (CA/CMA/CS) 350
16 Financial Management 350
17 Research Methodology 295
18 Business Statistics, Business Maths and Operation Research 225
19 Investment Management 222
20 Financial Markets and Institutions 425
Total 6281
Please click on the below links to view the syllabus – UG (B.Com)
Academic Batch Syllabus
2015 – 18
2016 – 19
2017 – 20
2018 – 21
2019 – 22
2020 – 23
2021 – 24
Please click on the below links to view the syllabus – PG (M.Com)
Academic Batch Syllabus
2017 – 19
2018 – 20
2019 – 21
2020 – 22
2021 – 23
2022 – 24

Please click on the below links to view the Previous Year CIA Question Papers of UG

Academic Year Odd Semester
Even Semester
2018 – 2019 CIA Examinations I

CIA Examinations II

CIA Examinations III

CIA Examinations I

CIA Examinations II

CIA Examinations III

2019 – 2020 CIA Examinations I

CIA Examinations II

CIA Examinations III

CIA Examinations I

CIA Examinations II

CIA Examinations III

2021 – 2022 CIA Examinations I

CIA Examinations II


CIA Examinations I

CIA Examinations II

2022 – 2023  

CIA Examinations I

CIA Examinations II

CIA Examinations III


Please click on the below links to view the Previous  CIA Question Papers of PG

Academic Year Odd Semester
Even Semester
2022 – 2023  

CIA Examinations I

CIA Examinations II

CIA Examinations III


Results of End Semester Examinations of Final Year B.Com.

Academic Year Month and Year No. students Appeared No. students Passed Percentage of Pass
2014-15 April 2015 57 57 100
2015-16 April 2016 53 51 96.23
2016-17 April 2017 48 47 97.92
2017-18 April 2018 53 46 86.79
2018-19 April 2019 55 54 98.18
2019-20 April 2020 51 51 100
2020-21 April 2021 54 53 98.15

Results of End Semester Examinations of Final Year M.Com.

Academic Year Month and Year No. students Appeared No. students Passed Percentage of Pass
2014-15 April 2015 10 10 100
2015-16 April 2016 3 3 100
2016-17 April 2017 8 8 100
2017-18 April 2018 9 9 100
2018-19 April 2019 2 2 100
2019-20 April 2020 4 4 100
2020-21 April 2021 8 8 100

Association and Clubs

Commerce Association in the “Royal Minds”.

Soft Skills Development programme organised in the weekly .

Entrepreneurship Development Cell.

Counselling Cell.

Consumer Club.

Placement Cell.

Taxation Club.

Research Club.

Institution-Industry Cell.

About Soft Skills Development Programme

   To develop the soft skills of the students, Soft Skills Development Programme is conducted every week by the students, The important events organized are, weekly news bulletin, paper presentation, who am I, business quiz, Startup idea and virtual industrial tour. The faculty members of other departments and colleges and invited to act as chief guest to witness the programme and offer feedback for improvement. The outcome of the programme is to improve the listening, Speaking, Reading, writing skills (LSRW), of the studentsincluding computer skills. During the lockdown period, the department has conducted the Soft Skill Development Programmes in online mode.

Soft Skills Development Programmes Conducted

Sl.No Odd Semester Even Semester Total List of Programmes Conducted
2015-16 7 6 13 Click Here
2016-17 9 2 11 Click Here
2017-18 8 11 19 Click Here
2018-19 9 3 12 Click Here
2019-20 6 15 21 Click Here
2020-21 13 13 Click Here

Extension Activities

Public Awareness Programmme on Banking and Financial Schemes.

Offered Certificate Courses MS-OFFICE and TALLY ERP 9 to GHCL working Girls.

Handling subjects Commerce & Accountancy to the near by Government Girls School, Sholavandhan and Vadipatti.

Organize Soft Skill Development programme to the near by schools as Counseling Activities.

S..No. Academic Year Name of the Faculty Activity Name Report
1 2019 – 2020 Dr.C. Vadivel Special Coaching for HSC Students, Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School,T. Vadipatti 07.01.2015

Details of Seminar/Workshop/Guest Lecture/ Industrial Visit

Career Guidance and Placement Cell

     The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Govt. of India, UGC, NAAC and other policy making agencies have always emphasised to work in the direction of making the curriculum career oriented and to enhance the employability of students. Experts in the field of education are of the opinion that employability rather than employment is a major issue of our students. The department plans to take initiative in this regard by the creation of Employability Enhancement Unit which will work as an umbrella department and will ensure a proper functioning of the Career Guidance and Placement Cell.
     The Career Guidance and Placement Cell activities are administered by assessing the caliber of the students and by matching with their desire and strengths. The students are given a clear picture about the Job market, job opportunities in various sectors. This activity focuses on building an effective career of the students by developing the skill sets for getting success in that particular job. The influence of personality upon the functional efficiency of a student its impact in building her career is well understood and hence the Cell organizes periodic career guidance and personality development programs. It assists the students to specifically design themselves and to cater to the demands of corporate world in the form of on campus and off campus

Please click on the links below to view the year wise selected student list.

Academic Year 2010 – 11

Academic Year 2011 – 12

Academic Year 2012 – 13

Academic Year 2013 – 14

Academic Year 2014 – 15

Academic Year 2015 – 16

Academic Year 2016 – 17

Academic Year 2017 – 18

Academic Year 2018 – 19

Details of MoUs Signed and Activities Conducted

S.No. Date of Signing MoU Name of the Organization MoUs  Activities Conducted
1 12.02.2021 Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited, Madurai Click Here 1
2 12.08.2021 Aakkam Industrial Training and Research Institute, Coimbatore Click Here 1
3 15.11.2021 Primax Foundation, Bangaluru, Karnataka Click Here  1

Details of LoCs Signed and Activities Conducted

S.No. Date of Signing LoC Name of the Institution LoCs  Activities Conducted
1 04.08.2021 Department of Commerce, Centre for Higher Research, Yadava College, Tiruppalai, Madurai Click Here 1
2 11.08.2021 Department of Commerce,  E.M.G. Yadava Women’s College, Tiruppalai, Madurai Click Here 1

Innovative Practices

Conducting Weekly Soft Skill Development Programmes to encourage the students for developing communicative skills, creativity and generating new ideas.

✔ Encouraging the Students to take up social projects to create awareness on environment social and ethical issues and help them to developing problem solving skills.

Best Practices

Optimum utilization of ICT facilities by the faculty and students in all the curricular and co-curricular activities regularly.

✔ Publishing E-Magazine – ‘Awake’every half year by the editorial team consisting of faculty and students.

Conducting Education Tours every year for the UG and PG students to enlighten the students on the recent trends in commerce.

Arranging Industrial Visit every year for the UG and PG students to impart skills on entrepreneurship development.

Organizing Internship Training for Second year UG students during the summer vacation through Chartered Accountants to give practical knowledge on Accounting and taxation.

Conducting Guest Lectures periodically by the course Teachers for enrichment of the students on current developments in Commerce and Industry.

Organizing Seminars and Workshops at National and International levels every year for students and faculty for capacity development.

About Naren Swadesi Store

As a consultancy service of the Department Of Commerce, Naren Swadesi Store was started under the ‘Earn While You Learn’ Scheme in December 2016. It is a student’s self-service activity supported by department. The core objective is to sell swadesi and healthy products of Patanjali to students at reasonable prices with minimum margin. The store is run by studentsvolunteers on rotation basis to earn while the learn. The store sells daily use goods, snacks and stationary products. A part of profit earned from the store is given as consultancy feetothe college,the department and the students volunteers. The students are given opportunity to get practical training as salesmen and develop their selling skills during the period of study.

Distribution of Income Generated Through Consultancy

Sl.No Year College Department Students Total
1 2015-16 1500 1500
2 2016-17 11330 1500 12830
3 2017-18 9458 2280 11738
4 2018-19 10191 5642 15833
5 2019-20 11560 5606 17166
6 2020-21 1000 16867 3200 21067
7 2021-22 10000 5000 4668 19668
Total 100302

Future Plan of the Department

To convert the department into School of Business for offering integrated and internship oriented UG and PG Programmes to ensure employability of the students.

Notable Alumni Details

S.No Name Batch Position
1 Dr. S. Raja
April 1979 Associate Professor of Commerce and Principal (Retd.),Vivekananda College,Tiruvedakam West,Madurai.
2 Dr. V. Gopalakrishnan
1974 – 77 Indian Associate Professor of Commerce and Principal (Retd.), Aditanar College of Arts and Science,Tiruchendur
3 Dr. K. V. Ramanathan
1991 – 94 Primax Foundation, Bangalore
4 Dr. R. N. Vivekanandar 1993 – 95 Head &Assistant Professor, RVS College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore
5 Dr. A. Raghavan
April 1979 Associate Professor Madras University, Chennai
6 Dr. M. Murugesan 1993 – 96 Assistant Professor, RVS College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore
7 Dr. M. Gurupandi
1999 – 02 Assistant Professor in Commerce,
Alagappa University, Karaikudi
8 Dr. K. Sadeeshkumar
1993 – 96 Associate professor in PG Commerce ,Sri Kaleeswari College, Sivakasi
9 Dr. S. Vadivel Raja
1997 – 99 Assistant Professor of Commerce, Vivekananda College, Tiruvedakam West
10 Dr. R. Periyasamy 2011 HOD &Assistant Professor of Commerce, MKU College, Sattur
11 Dr. K. Muthalagu 2002 Associate Professor of Commerce, Govt. Arts College, Ramanathapuram
12 Dr. K. Chellapandian 2000 – 04 Assistant Professor of Commerce, Vivekananda College, Tiruvedakam West

Please click on the below links to view the Alumni of Department of Commerce



Employment – Government and Private

On-the Job Training

Please click on the below links to view the Student On-the Job Training details .

Roll of Honour Particulars
S.No. Year Name (UG) Marks(%) Name (PG) Marks(%) Name (M.Phil) Marks(%)
1 2010 S. Bharathi 73 S.Murugaiah 79 K. Nagendran 80
2 2011 R. Renganathan 75 U.Chellapandi 74 K. Suresh Kumar 75
3 2012 S. Sethupathi 75 C. Sundharam 75 S. Murugaiah 73
4 2013 D. Vinothkumar 69 S. Thangam 69 C.Sundharam 78
5 2014 K. Ramprasath 70 M. Mohan 74 A.Thangasamy 61
6 2015 T. Muthukumar 76 M. Ramki 73 P. Vagueswaran 75
7 2016 K. Thirumalaikumar 74 S. Balasubramanian 75 V. Sakthikumaran 72
8 2017 P. Ananthakrishnan 75 C. Balasubramani 83
9 2018 J. Giridharan 80 G. Pandiyarajan 74 K. Sangilikkaruppiah 74
10 2019 M. Roobathilak 80 D. Jeyaprakash 74 M. Narayanan 81
11 2020 P. Sudesamithran 81 V. Sakthi 77
12 2021 K. Gowthaman 81 S. SARATHKUMAR 80
13 2022 G. Paranthaman G 87 P. Nithish Ram 73

National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)

    Disasters threaten the lives, constitutional rights and needs of the children worldwide. In past twodecades India have faced devastating disasters such as Latur Earthquake (1993), Odisha SuperCyclone (1999), Bhuj Earthquake (2001), Indian Tsunami (2004), Jammu & Kashmir Earthquake(2005), Bihar Floods (2008), Uttarakhand Floods (2013), Cyclone Phailin (2013), Chennai Flood(2015), Kerala Flood (2018), and Cyclone Fani (2019).Droughts are slow onset disasters, adversely affecting children and women alike. Karnataka (16districts) and Andhra Pradesh (4 districts) experienced at least 10 droughts between 2001-2015.During these emergencies, children are especially vulnerable to diseases, malnutrition, andviolence and trafficking. Measles, diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections, malaria and malnutritionare the major killers of children during humanitarian crises. In future, vulnerability of children isexpected to increase as the intensity and frequency of natural disasters rises.Keeping in view the increasing vulnerability of children from climate change and natural disasters,National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government ofIndia has established “Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction (CCDRR) Centre” to mainstreamchild centric DRR activities through Training, Research, Advocacy and Consultancy.

Aim of Training

     This Three Days online Training Programme on Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction isintended for officials of State level sectoral departments, Administrative Training Institutions andcivil society practitioners to help build their knowledge, skills and perspectives towards childcentric disaster risk reduction. This will help officials understand and prepare for risk informedplanning, sectoral readiness and preparedness for emergencies so as children are not deprived ofbasic amenities.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Explain the impacts of disaster on children
Can identify and list children rights- national and international for the protection of the children
Explain the process of mainstreaming child-centric risk management
Describe the life cycle approach and risk-informed approach for child-centric risk reduction
Draft and apply strategies for school safety with the engagement of children
Explain the Disaster impact on mental health of the Children