SRI C. ACHUTHA MENON GOVERNMENT COLLEGE, THRISSUR
Affiliated to University of Calicut | Re accredited by NAAC with B Grade under 4 point scale
Phone No. : 0487 2353022
Fax No. : 0487 2353022
Email : govtcollegetcr@yahoo.co.in
POST GRADUATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Post Graduate Department of Commerce and Management studies started functioning at the inception of the college in 1972, with pre-university course in commerce, catering to the needs of almost the one third of the total student strength of the college. The department presently offers two UG programs (B.Com and BBA) with specialization in finance and one PG program (M.Com) with specialization in marketing. The department earns the status of a prominent center for teaching and learning in business and management education in the area.

The department strives to attain the highest standards in teaching by maintaining a dynamic academic community. The department presently owns a full-fledged faculty base of thirteen permanent teachers who guide and teach students during and after working hours of the college. A well-equipped library, ICT supported classrooms and advanced computer lab, are among the facilities available to the students. The department conducts seminars, workshops and lectures by experts in various fields on a regular basis to blend industry practices with academics. The department offers free coaching for UGC NET-JRF, CAT/MAT and for other competitive examinations to the students in and outside the college.

The members of the faculty are actively involved in research and extension activities. Most of them are Trainers/visiting faculty of Industrial Training Centers (like DIC) and other institutions of national importance (like ICAI, IGNOU, KAU etc...). Some of the faculty regularly publishes articles/research papers in International/National journals.

1) Faculty Profile

Slno. Experience Qualification Designation Name
PG UG
1 16.5 20.5 M.Com, MTM, M.Phil, MBA, PhD Associate Professor & Head of the Dept Dr. E Murali
2 15.2 15.2 M Com, PGDM, ATC Assistant Professor *Sri. S V Rajkumar
3 9.10 9.10 M Com, HDC Assistant Professor Sri. P K Vijayan
4 12.5 12.5 M Com, M Phil, M B A (Fin), MBA (IM), Ph.D. Assistant Professor * Dr. T G Saji
5 8.5 8.5 M Com., B.Ed. Assistant Professor * Smt. Renjitha Rajeev
6 8.5 8.5 M Com Assistant Professor * Smt. Liji. V.P.
7 8.4 8.4 M Com Assistant Professor * Sri. Johnson N J
8 8 8 M Com, B.Ed Assistant Professor *Sri. Jayaraj.R
9 6 6 M Com, B.Ed, PhD Assistant Professor * Dr. Deepa Paul
10 5.6 5.6 M Com. ,B Ed, M Phil Assistant Professor *Sri. Eldhose K.V
11 M.Com, Assistant Professor *Ratheesh K Nair
12 3.7 3.7 M Com, B.Ed, Assistant Professor *Smt. Manju K V
13 1.6 7.6 M Com, B.Ed, M Phil,LLB Assistant Professor *Smt. Bhasura Valsan.k.
14 M.Com,MBA FDP Substitute *Sri.Kanaka Chandran C
15 M Com FDP Substitute *Smt. Leena K P

*UGC NET Qualified

2) Student profile according to programmes of study, gender, region etc. (2015-2016)

Female Male Total no. Program
136 48 184 UG- B Com
60 41 111 UG- BBA
28 3 31 PG

3) Changes made in the courses or programs during the past five years and the contribution of the faculty to those changes;

Head of Department of commerce is the Chairman, Board of Studies Eco Tourism, and Calicut University, participated in the changes made in the courses or programmes. Similarly another faculty member Dr. T.G.Saji actively participated in the changes made in different courses and programmes during the recent past.

4) Success rate and dropout rate of students during 2015-16

Drop out Enrolled Total Program
3 109 111 UG
1 30 31 PG

5) Learning resources of the departments like library, computers, laboratories and other such resources

Enhancement during 2015-16 Total No. Items
Books - 887
Journals - 25
Books - 12014
Journals - 38
Books, journals
0 1 OHP
0 9 LCD Projector
5 18 Computers

6) Teaching methods in practice other than the lecture method:

Power point presentations, Seminars, Assignments, Group Discussions and Case Studies.

7) Participation of teachers in academic and personal counseling of students

Tutorial sessions are held by tutors, which in other way benefitted the students by way of their personality and soft skill development. Personal counseling and guiding students also conducted after class hours.. The department has been offering enrichment courses to students free of cost on the topics covering intelligence and reasoning, Quantitative aptitude, communication skills , General English, General and Commercial awareness etc. These programs are much helpful to the students who are preparing for CAT, MAT and other national level management aptitude tests and also for various national and state level competitive examinations.

A forum of teachers and students titled as “Commerce Forum” is constituted in the department to enrich students by improving their communication and soft skills. The forum also takes initiatives to design programmes for students by giving due thrust to confidence building, time management , interview tips, positive thinking etc.

8) Details of faculty development programs and the teachers who benefited during 2015-16
(Please provide a Separate list of Papers presented at various Seminars/Conferences by the Faculty Members in the Department)

Slno. Others FDP Seminars/Workshops/Conferences Refresher courses Attended Name
1 - - 5 - Dr. E Murali
2 - - 5 - *Sri. S V Rajkumar
3 - - 3 - *Sri.P K Vijayan
4 - - 15 - * Dr. T G Saji
5 - - 0 - * Smt. Renjitha Rajeev
6 - - 4 - * Smt. Liji. V.P.
7 - - 5 - * Sri. Johnson N J
8 - - - - *Sri. Jayaraj.R
9 - - 5 - * Dr. Deepa Paul
10 - - 6 - *Sri Eldhose K.V
11 - - 5 - *Smt. Manju K V
12 - - - - *Sri. Ratheesh K. Nair
13 - - 5 - *Smt. Bhasura Valsan.k.
14 - - 5 - *Sri. Kanaka Chandran.C
16 - - 5 - *Leena K.P

9) Participation of teachers in academic activities other than teaching

Slno. Academic Activities Engaged Name
1 Chairman, Board of Studies ECO Tourism, Calicut University, Chairman, Board of Examinations B.Com/BBA, Calicut University, VC’s Nominee , BoS Christ College (Autonomous), Member Board of studies Rajagiri college of Social sciences (Autonomous), Kakkanad. Convenor, Purchase committee Dr. E Murali
2 Chief Supt of University Examinations, Secretary Cooperative Store, Coordinator ED Club *Sri. S V Rajkumar
3 Coordinator IQAC,WWS, Equal opportunity centre,Elected College Council Member, *Sri.P K Vijayan
4 Coordinator RUSA, Research Guide, Research promotion Council coordinator. * Dr. T G Saji
5 FDP * Smt. Renjitha Rajeev
6 Internal Exam Coordinator, Tutorial in charge. * Smt. Liji. V.P.
7 Mentor, Assistant Supt. For University Examinations,SSP Dept co-ordinator, Open Course Cordinator * Sri. Johnson N J
8 FDP *Sri. Jayaraj.R
9 Mentor, Scholarship Coordinator, Commerce library in charge * Dr. Deepa Paul
10 Mentor, ASAP Coordinator, Convener Anti Narcotic Cell *Sri Eldhose K.V
11 On Medical Leave *Sri. Ratheesh K Nair
12 Mentor, Coordinator Remedial Coaching Smt. Manju K V
13 Internal Mentor, *Smt. Bhasura Valsan.k.
14 Equipments in charge *Sri. Kanaka Chandran.C
15 Commerce Library Journals in charge *Leena K.P

10) Details of ongoing projects and projects completed during the last five years

Sponsor Present status Type and topic of the project
UGC Ready to submit Minor (Dr, Deepa Paul)
- - Major

11) Publications of Faculty Members during the last five years
(Please provide a Separate list of Papers published in various Journals/Magazines/Books by the Faculty Members in the Department)

International National Total No. Item
14 20 34 Journals/articles
0 0 0 Books

12) Details of research scholars (Teachers)

Status University Title of the study Name of the faculty
Nearing Completion Kerala Social responsibility of business “A study on Media Industry in Kerala” Smt. Renjitha Rajeev
Close to submission Kerala University Socio Economic Conditions in migrants Labour to Kerala Sri. Jayaraj. R
Doing M.G University Leverage Analysis of Manufacturing Industries in India Sri. Eldhose K.V
Doing Kerala University Problems and Prospects of Mutual Funds Investments Sri. Ratheesh K Nair
Doing Bharatiar University Socio Economic Conditions of Unorganised Labout- A study with reference to gold workers Sri. Kanaka Chandran C

13) Students’enrichment and career development activities:

In order to give more practical awareness with respect to computer , a computer lab with sufficient number of computers with net availability is provided to students.

14) Seminars /workshops for students

Sl.No Beneficiary Sponsored agency Date Topic
1 UG Students Govt of Kerala 12.6.2015 Need for Good Communication skills
2 UG and PG students NSE 24.9.2015 Workshop on Stock market Trading
3 UG students ISDC,Bangalore 5.1.2016 Trends in Global Accounting

15) Participation of the department in the extension activities of the college;

Members of the Department actively participating in the extension activities of the college

  1. Take initiatives for making the public and students aware of online banking activities in the fast growing technology driven business world.
  2. Give awareness and consultancies to the public on beneficial investment schemes and the related procedures to invest.
  3. Render consultancy services on designing sample and statistical designs to researchers who are in pursuit of academic research
  4. Career guidance services to local youth by advising them on profitable business plans and accessible employment opportunities (including self employment programs of central and state governments) and also to give necessary training to them in their career path.
  5. Provide consultancy services every year on income tax planning and IT return preparation on individual basis.

16) Community services:

Initiatives towards Tax consultancy services. Career guidance services to local youth by advising them on profitable business plans and accessible employment opportunities (including self employment programs of central and state governments) and also to give necessary training to them in their career path. Career guidance services to local youth by advising them on profitable business plans and accessible employment opportunities (including self employment programs of central and state governments) and also to give necessary training to them in their career path.

17) Methods of continuous student assessment: Continuous assessment of students carried out by way of conducting internal examinations , PTA meetings, remedial classes and also by having a good tutorial system.

UG (2015-16)

Others Self-Employment Employment Higher Studies Year of Pass
18 2 21 70 2016

PG

Others Self-Employment Employment Higher Studies Year of Pass
4 - 8 2 2016

18) Significant achievements of the department or faculty or students during 2015-16:

P.G Department of commerce is elevated to Research centre in the previous year .Dr. T. G. Saji of the department published several articles a various national and international journals and he is the research guide of Calicut university.

19) Initiatives towards Faculty Development Program Plan of action of the department for the next year

  • Establish Smart PG class rooms
  • Digitalize UG classes
  • Commence add-on courses on Accounting and Tax Procedure.
  • Motivate and support the faculty members to complete their research leading to Phd.
  • Offer support to inter departmental faculty to conduct a workshop on ‘Research methodology and statistical packages in social sciences’
  • Offer Free Consultancy in statistical packages in social science researches
  • Offer support to Inter departmental faculty to conduct a workshop on ‘tax planning of salaried class’
  • Organize a Two day Workshop on on ‘’IFRS”During the month of February 2017.
  • Conduct a two day workshop on SPSS and its application in social science research in March 2017.

20) Add on courses, if any:

Computer training to students

21) Remedial Classes:

Yes, Conducted after and before class hours.

22) Coverage of Syllabus in (%):

100%

23) Plan of action of the department for the next year:

  • The department has taken initiative to organize 10 Self Help Groups in the local area. Out of these 12 SHGs are still functioning properly. Department gives timely evaluations and provide guidance to them.
  • Training and consultancy programs to women with special focus to income generating activities are conducted by the department for the social and economic empowerment of the local women
  • Department has taken special efforts to assist those who apply for competitive examinations through ‘online’ by providing computer and internet facilities. The faculties extend needed technical help and advice in this regard.
  • The department is maintaining an Investment cell which renders required advice and consultancies to persons who are looking for investment plans which most fitted to their income and tax status.
  • Educational consultancy services are given to the students in and outside the college who are in pursuit of higher education in their career path.
  • Legal aid consultancy services are given to the public with the assistance of Old Students who are associated with judicial system of the country.
  • The department assists the public by guiding them in the matter of procedures and formalities they should follow while they approach Government/public servant’s offices.
  • The department is rendering consultancy services to academic researchers in different phases of their research work. Main services in this regard include designing of questionnaire, sampling frame and statistical plans. The researchers are also helped to get their data processed through statistical/time series soft wares like SPSS, Eviews, Gretl etc.

24) Strength and Weakness of the Department:

  • Availability of ICT enabled classes room
  • Good infrastructural facilities
  • Three Ph.D. holders and 5 M. Phil holders .
  • 3 members pursuing P.hd.
  • Faculty enriched with young, energetic and talented members.
  • Separate department library with ICT facilities.
  • Computer lab with not less than 18 computers.
  • Head of Department of commerce is the Chairman, Board of Studies Eco Tourism, Calicut University, VC’s Nominee ,BoS Christ College (Autonomous), Member Board of studies Rajagiri college of Social science.
  • One of the faculty members, Dr. T. G. Saji is Research supervising guide of university of Calicut and Bharathiar University Coimbatore.
  • The departmental research committee reviews the progress of the researches
  • Leaves are granted to the faculty for presenting research papers in various National and International conferences/seminars. More computers added in the Computer centre with internet facility. More reference books, research journals, magazines and weeklies etc. are subscribing to the department/college central libraries for promoting faculty participation in research
  • Form a ‘Students Campus Group’ in association with the State co operative Bank Trichur , . The venture is expected to inculcate a habit of savings and investments in the mind of the student community.

Weakness

  • College is situated in a remote area with limited accessibility
  • Vast syllabus and lack of time to finish the same is one of the serious problems.
  • Difficulty in the execution of project in the fixed time.