Department of Commerce

History of the Department

B.Com course was started in the College during 2004-05 and M.Com Programme during the year 2012-13.  The Department has excelled itself with a number of laurels in the form of University ranks and distinctions. The Department achieved its greatest heights by upgrading itself as a Research Centre in Commerce under the University of Kerala during 2014-15.

Vision:

An endless journey of discovery, moving from the known to the unknown, from darkness to light towards an ever expanding horizon of knowledge in business and management.

Mission:

To fulfill the educational needs of a culturally diverse student body by achieving excellence in teaching and learning to make them competent professionals as benchmarked by industries

HOD’s message

The Department of Commerce, even though, started recently has become an inevitable part of Government College for Women, Trivandrum, be it in terms of academic laurels of our students, participation of faculty members of the department in all the main activities of the College or in terms of advisory services rendered to faculty members for income tax filing etc.  The Department has no dearth for ranks as our students are the toppers in the University examinations. To add to its glory, 11 research scholars have been awarded Ph.D. from our research centre. The Department has a reservoir of 1952 books.

Courses/Programmes Offered

Courses/Programmes Offered

NAME OF THE PROGRAMME MAIN SUBJECT DURATION ANNUAL INTAKE
B. Com Finance 6 semesters 36
M.Com Finance 4 semesters 12
Open course Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 1 semester(Fifth Semester) 30
Ph.D. Commerce 5 years Allotted by University of Kerala

 

Faculty Members

SL Name Subject Designation Phone/Email WebPage
1 Dr. K Anilkumar Commerce Head of the Department, Associate Professor 9447052643
anilrajagraha@gmail.com
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2 Dr. P S Devakumar Commerce Associate Professor 9495627713
kumardevaps@gmail.com
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3 Dr Raju G Commerce Associate Professor 9539125991

drrajug1@gmail.com

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4 Dr. Suresh Kumar K Commerce Assistant Professor 9447389611
sureshnmdd@gmail.com
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5 Dr Vinod G Commerce Associate Professor 9447583002

vinodjagathi@gmail.com

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6 Shri. Roosvelt M Commerce Assistant Professor 9495666827

rooseveltlrkkmkv@gmail.com

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7 Dr. Nimi Dev R Commerce Associate Professor 9495165620
niminanma@gmail.com
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8 Shri.Shajahan A Commerce Assistant Professor 9846452509
aaoshajahan@gmail.com
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Achievements

List of Rankholders

B.Com

Year University      Rank
2009 I Rank Mahalekshmi KV K R
2012 II Rank Anantha Lekshmi R
2016-17

 

I Rank Gopika R

 

II Rank Mithila S Vinod

2019-20 I Rank Sreelekshmi G

 

IV Rank   Surya S

2020-21 III Rank Malavika K

 List of Rank Holders

M.Com

Year University

Rank

2017-18

 

III Rank Dhanya
2019-20 I Rank Bhagyashree Pillai

 

IV Rank Aathira G Nair

2020-21 I Rank Sruthi G S

 

Achievements of Students

Aswathy S of Second Year B.Com(2015-18 batch) featured in the Official Advertisement Programme of ASAP

 https://youtu.be/zSA333qG1LA

Achievements of Teachers

 ASAP Online Classes During COVID19

 Dr P S Devakumar, Associate Professor of Commerce engaged two online sessions for all Sixth Semester B.Com students on the topic Marginal Costing organised by ASAP,  Government of Kerala

Link for the sessions

https://youtu.be/XxSLults1ZU

https://youtu.be/TbHk9EAnIns

Dr Nimi Dev R, Assistant  Professor of Commerce engaged two online sessions for all Fourth  Semester M.Com students on the topic Risk Management and Basic Concepts in Risk organised by ASAP,  Government of Kerala

Link for the sessions

https://youtu.be/uIUCAW1iCCk

https://youtu.be/3szfEETJt-g

List of Former Heads of Departments

Sl.No. Name Period
1 Smt. LEKHA. S  (In Charge) 21.12.2004   To 07.08.2007
2 Dr. VIOLET RAJAM R V 08.08.2007   To 17.12.2010
3 Dr. P S DEVAKUMAR 18.12.2010   To 27.03.2011
4 Dr. VIOLET RAJAM R V 28.03.2011   To 31.05.2014
5 Dr. K ANIL KUMAR 01.06.2014 Continuing

Department Resources

The Department of Commerce has two smart class rooms equipped with LCD television and Overhead Projector.  The Department has a full-fledged library which has a collection of 1952  books.

Research

The Department of Commerce was upgraded to a Research Department in the year 2014-15 and till now 16  research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D in Commerce under the Department and the four of the faculty members are research guides. 13 scholars have been   awarded Ph.D from the Department Research Centre.

List of Ongoing Research Scholars

SL.

NO.

NAME OF RESEARCH SCHOLAR NAME OF RESEARCH GUIDE DATE OF REGISTRATION TOPIC OF RESEARCH
1 Sajna T Dr K Anilkumar 05/11/2018 A Study on Corporate Social Responsibilities of Health care Sector in Kerala-An Evaluative Study
2 Bhavana U B Dr K Anilkumar 01-02-2019

 

EFFECTIVENESS OF GENERAL AND SPECIAL INSTITUTIONS IN IMPARTING BUSINESS EDUCATION TO THE HEARING AND SPEECH IMPAIRED STUDENTS OF KERALA
3 Anu R Chandran Dr K Anilkumar 14-05-2019 EMPOWERMENT OF SCHEDULED CASTES IN KERALA AND THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INTREPARENEURSHIP
4 Rahul R Kurup Dr K Anilkumar 19-07-2019 Performance Evaluation of Kerala State
Bacward   Development Corporation
5 Ruksana Sulthana A H Dr P.S Devakumar 05-07-2018

 

Delineating Antecedents of Electronic-word of mouth seeking behaviour in social media: A Comparative Study of Modest Fashion Industry in India and Malaysia
6 Athira R Dr P.S Devakumar 30-07-2019

 

Ready to Eat Segments in Kerala-Innovations in Food Delivery Model
7 Lekha K Dr P.S Devakumar 08-08-2019

 

Empowerment through self -employment: A Kerala Perspective
8 Roopa Revathy R Dr Nimi Dev R 19-04-2017 Entrepreneurial venture in Kerala- Problems and prospectus
9 Arathy Krishnan R K Dr Nimi Dev R 20-09-2017

 

 A Study on the role of ESAF Small Finance Bank in the Transformation of South Indian Economy
10 Rabitha M V Dr Nimi Dev R 20-09-2017

 

Problems and prospects of packaged food industry in Kerala
11 Sruthi M G Dr Nimi Dev R 25-06-2018

 

Financing Business Operations: Effectiveness of Individual Entities and Support Mechanisms in the Dairy Co-operative Sector of Kerala
12 Renjitha B R Dr P.S Devakumar 06/07/2021 Impact of Cost Structure on the Financial Performance of Public Sector Undertakings in Kerala
13 Adarsh K B Dr P.S Devakumar 21/01/2021 Marketing Strategies and Customer Satisfaction of Real Estate Sector in Kerala
14 N.K Nikhil Dr Raju G 24/09/2021 Calibrating Indian Corporate Performance through Leveraging Foreign Borrowings
15 Vijayalekshmi V Dr K Anilkumar 29/09/2021 A Study on the Effectiveness of Women Co-operatives in the socio-economic empowerment of weaker sections in Kerala
16 Aathira G Nair Dr P S Devakumar 15/07/2021 A Study on the Performance of Selected Welfare Undertakings under  Public Sector in  Kerala

List of Ph.Ds Awarded

Sl.

No.

Name of Research Scholar Name of Research Guide Year of Award
1 Sreedevi S R Dr P S Devakumar 04/07/2018
2 Arathy C Dr Biju AV 11/12/2018
3 SiniRaj S Dr P S Devakumar 22/12/2018
4 Manoj C Dr K Anilkumar 22/01/2019
5 Lekshmy S.N Dr P S Devakumar 22/01/2019
6 Priji L.P Dr P S Devakumar 28/03/2019
7 Sandhya S Dr Biju AV 25/05/2019
8 Sunilkumar K K Dr P S Devakumar 13/01/2020
9 Soumya A Dr K Anilkumar 17/07/2020
10 Swapna O Dr K Anilkumar 10/10/2020
11 Lissy Bennet Dr K Anilkumar 23/10/2020
12 Femina S R Dr K Anilkumar 03/07/2021
13 Sunilkumar V Dr P S Devakumar 17/08/2021

Seminars Organised

No. Month & Year Title Convenor Sponsor
1 26th and 27th February 2016 Methodology of Research in Social Sciences Sri.Vinod G Department of Collegiate Education
2 4th to 6th
February 2016
Capital Formation: A Search for Alternative
Modesl Fit for Keral Economy
Dr P.S Devakumar  UGC
3 8th and 10th December 2016 Goods and Services Tax and its Implications in Indian Economy Dr Nimi Dev R Department of Collegiate Education
4 2nd, 3rd and 4th November, 2017 Fine Tuning Commerce Education and Research: Intriguing Challenges Ahead Smt.Krishnaveni S Department of Collegiate Education
5 8th and 9th November 2018 Changing Paradigms of Tourism
Industry of Kerala
Dr Sajeev H Department of Collegiate Education
6 25th and 26th November, 2019 Innovations in Cost Management Dr K Sureshkumar Department of Collegiate Education
7 16/11/2018 to
25/11/2018
Higher Secondary Teachers
Transformation Programme
Dr P.S Devakumar Department of Collegiate Education & Department of Higher Secondary Education
8 30/01/2019 to 08/02/2019 Higher Secondary Teachers
Transformation Programme
Dr P.S Devakumar Department of Collegiate Education & Department of Higher Secondary Education

Activities

 

Webinar by  Unnat Bharat Abhyan and Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the College  in association with Department of Commerce

Prof Dr Gabriel Simon Thattil, Director School of Business Management and Legal Studies,  University of Kerala delivered the lecture on Financial Empowerment of the Masses-The Post Covid 19 Scenario on 11th August, 2020

Orientation Program for CS

Talk by an Entrepreneur

Shastrayan 2018

Post Graduate Research Conference

Investor Awareness Program

Entrepreneurship Awareness Program

Initialisation Program for Econometrics

One Day Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights

One Day Seminar on GST

Aids Awareness Programme

Teacher’s Day Celebration

Higher Secondary Teachers Transformation Program

Onam, Christmas Celebrations and Farewell of students

Online Celebrations during COVID -19

Research Publications

Sl.

No.

Title Name of Journal/Book Name of author Year
1 Estimating Rainfall Index on Commodity Futures in India-Evidence from Mcx Asian Journal of Research in Business Economics & Management Dr.Raju.G 2015-16
2 Performance measurement of Automotive Manufacturers in India Southern Economist Dr.Raju.G 2015-16
3 Behavioural Impact of Traders in Indian Option Market The Indian Journal of Commerce Dr.Raju.G 2015-16
4 Edited Book: Capital Formation
-Search for Alternative Models Fit for Kerala Economy
Capital Formation
-Search for Alternative Models Fit for Kerala Economy
Dr K. Anil Kumar & Dr Devakumar P.S 2015-16
5 Chapter: Capital Formation
in Kerala: A Story of Structural Misnomers; In Edited Book: Capital Formation
-Search for Alternative Models Fit for Kerala Economy
Capital Formation
-Search for Alternative Models Fit for Kerala Economy
Dr Devakumar P.S 2015-16
6 Chapter – Mobile Application
Leveraged Tourism in Kerala Present and Future; In Edited Book – Tourism Industry-Recent Trends
Tourism Industry-Recent Trends Dr Devakumar P.S 2016-17
7 A Study on the Potential of Student Entrepreneurship Schemes in Government College, Nedumangad
(Second Author)
Management
Researcher
Dr Nimi Dev R 2016-17
8 Skilling India Conundrum Need for Transforming Commerce and Management Education (Second Author) Southern Economist Dr  Devakumar P.S 2016-17
9 Accessible Tourism: The Need of the Hour The Southern
Economist
Dr Nimi Dev R 2016-17
10 General Co-operative Marekting
Societies in Economic Development Farmers(Second Author)
Indian Journal of Commerce and Management Dr DevakumarP.S 2017-18
11 Scaling New Heights of Employee Productivity: Do it Now or Never(Second Author) Indian Journal of Commerce and Management Studies Lekshmi S.N, Dr  Devakumar P.S 2017-18
12  Welfare Activities of General Co-operative Marekting Societies(Second Author) Indian Journal of Commerce and Management Dr  Devakumar P.S 2017-18
13 Propensity to Turnover among
Female employees-A Study on Kerala Dstate Road Transport Corporation(Second Author)
Researchers World Dr  Devakumar P.S 2017-18
14 Entrepreneurial Framework of India-Key Indicators Revisited(Second Author) Southern Economist Dr Devakumar P.S 2017-18
15 Empowering Women through Micro Enterprises(Second Author) Indian Journal of Commerce and Management Studies Priji L.P , Dr  Devakumar P.S 2017-18
16 Chapter- Bridging the Industry Academia Gap-The Way Ahead for Higher Education in Kerala, In Edited Book – Higher Education in Emerging India: Problems, Policies and Perspectives Higher Education in Emerging India: Problems, Policies and Perspectives Dr Devakumar P.S 2017-18
17 Banking Inclusion of Diary Farmers in India-A critical analysis of pre and post demonetisation scenario(Second Author) International Journal
for Research in Engineering Application and Management
Sruthi M G, Dr Nimi Dev R 2018-19
18 Capital Structure of Financially Distressed
Companies-A Study on SLPEs working under Chemical Sector in Kerala (Second Author)
International Journal
of Finance and Management
Dr  Devakumar P.S 2018-19
19 The Challenges before General
Co-operative Marketing  Societies  in Kerala (Second Author)
International Journal
of Multidisciplinary Research Review
Dr  Devakumar P.S 2018-19
20 Empowering of Member through Co-operative Marekting Societies(Second Author) Management Researcher Dr Devakumar P.S 2018-19
21 Boosting Women Entrepreneurship–Institutional Credit Support(Second Author) International Journal for Research in Engineering Application and Management Priji L.P, Dr  Devakumar P.S 2018-19
22 Failures in Indian Startups: Reasons and Lessons(Second Author) Vidyaniketan
Journal of Management Research
Roopa Revathy R, Dr Nimi Dev R 2018-19
23 Role of Payment banks in
designing digital economy (Second Author)
Vidyaniketan
Journal of Management Research
Arathy Krishnan R K, Dr Nimi Dev R 2018-19
24 Intellectual Property Rights-Perspective of Ayurveda Medical Practitioners Impact-International
Journal of Research in Humanities:Arts and Literature
Dr. Krishnaveni S 2019-20
25 Financial capability and
Value Chain Financing: A Study among Dairy farmers in India(Second Author)
International Journal
for Research in Engineering Application and Management,
Sruthi M.G, Dr Nimi Dev R 2019-20
26 A Study on the potential of Paytm Payment Banks(Second Author) International Journal
for Research in Engineering Application and Management,
Arathy Krishnan R K, Dr Nimi Dev R 2019-20
27 A Study about Entrepreneurial Behaviour of Young Entrepreneurs(Second Author) International Journal
for Research in Engineering Application and Management,
Dr Nimi Dev R 2019-20
28 Effect of Knowledge Management in the Performance of Indian System of Medicine International Journal for Research in Engineering Application & Management (IJREAM) Dr. Krishnaveni S 2019-20
29 Sustaining Environment through Green Business: Initiatives of KIAP Mukt Shabd Journal

VOLUME – IX ISSUE – IV, APRIL 2020,

Dr. Krishnaveni S 2019-20
30 A STUDY ON THE AWARENESS OF STUDENTS TOWARDS GREEN MARKETING Mukt Shabd, VOLUME – IX ISSUE – IV, APRIL 2020, 35-41 Dr Nimi Dev R 2019-20
31 The Effect of Government Debt on Economic Growth Our Heritage Dr. Krishnaveni S 2019-20
32 The Fading Sheen of Financial Leverage-A Case for Recapitalisation
of PSUs in Kerala
Our Heritage Dr  Devakumar P.S 2019-20
33 Off Budget Financing for Infrastructure-A Case Study of KIIFB Our Heritage Dr Sajeev H
Roosevelt M
2019-20
34 Business Models –Lessons from Kerala Start ups Our Heritage Dr Nimi Dev R 2019-20
35 Prospects of Integrated Financing in the Dairy Co-operative Sector of Kerala-Perspectvies from Global Models(Second Author) Our Heritage Sruthi M G , Dr Nimi Dev R 2019-20

Best Practices

Use of ICT in Classrooms and Learning Management System

The faculty of Commerce have been very much innovative in introducing innovative learning management systems for the benefits of the students.  Most of the faculty use Edmodo, Moodle for making learning effective for the students.

 

Faculty as Resource Person for Seminar organised by Library

 Dr Devakumar P.S Associate Professor of Commerce, presenting his views on Central Budget 2019 in the Seminar organised by Central Library on 10/07/2019