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.


✔  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.

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.

Course Offered
Under Graduate (UG)


Post Graduate (PG)


Research Programs

M.Phil (Full Time).

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

Certificate Courses

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

Retired Faculty
S.No Name Photo Designation Profile
1 Dr. T. Venkatesan Associate Professor & Principal
2 Dr. S. Pasupathi Associate Professor & Head
3 Dr. K. Karthikeyan Associate Professor & Dean and Controller of Examinations
4 Dr. K. Chellapandian Assistant Professor
5 Dr. S. Chandrasekaran Assistant Professor
6 Dr. C. Vadivel Assistant Professor
7 Dr. S. Vadivel Raja Assistant Professor
Faculty (Management / Self Financing)
8 Dr. B.Raja Assistant Professor
9 Sri.B.Marimuthu Assistant Professor


        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. This research center produced more than 49 Ph.D and 150 M.Phil eminent scholars to solve the problems of the society, industry and policy maker to government.

      The Department was bestowed with 5 eminent Research Guides Dr. R. Vanniarajan, Dr. C. Lakshmanan, Dr. M. Sendhilvelan, Dr. S. Raja and Dr. K. Karthikeyan. The faculty members have undertaken several major and minor projects. Currently the department has added with 3 research guides – Dr. K. Chellapandian, Dr. S. Chandrasekaran and Dr. C. Vadivel.

Please click on the links below to view the Achievements.

Dr. R. VANNIARAJAN (Former Principal, Dept. of Commerce)

Dr. C. LAKSHMANAN (Former Head, Dept. of Commerce)

Dr. M. SENDHILVELAN (Former Head, Dept. of Commerce)

Dr. S. RAJA (Former Principal, Dept. of Commerce)

Dr. K. Karthikeyan (Associate Professor, Dept. of Commerce)

Dr. K. Chellapandian (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Commerce)

Dr. S. Chandrasekaran (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Commerce)

Dr. C. Vadivel (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Commerce)

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 possesses a separate library facility near by department with 6,200 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.

Board of Studies – University Nominee (from 09-06-2021 to 08-06-2023)
Dr. K. Uma

Assistant Professor

Department of Commerce

School of Business Studies

Madurai Kamaraj University

Madurai – 625 021

Please click on the below links to view the syllabus

UG Syllabus (B.Com)

PG Syllabus (M.Com)

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.

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.

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