The Department of Commerce, Govt. College, Chittur shall be a department with a social concern which will address the problems of humanity through teaching, research and extension activities in socially relevant areas. The department aims at attracting and building people in a rewarding and inspiring environment by fostering freedom, empowerment, creativity and innovation.
The department is relentlessly striving to perceive and maintain academic excellence at the same time encourages the students to participate in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. It also envisages to serve as catalysts of social change in order to march with the marginalized to the summit of empowering the powerless. The department with its progressive and innovative outlook with traditional roots aims at nurturing values and imbibing it in the coming generations. The students and faculty of the department of commerce will be a zeal to serve humanity and to eventually leaders of the society.
The history of department of commerce dates back to 1947, when the college came to being on 11th August 1947.The built up area of department is 5800 Sq Feet. The course of study was only at the intermediate level and affiliated to the Madras University. In 1949, the college was granted affiliation to the Travancore University. Commerce was offered as a course of study during the academic year of 1951-52 by the then Travancore University. The college was granted affiliation by Kerala University in 1957.
During the year 1956-57, the intermediate course was replaced by the pre university course. In 1963, the college was affiliated to the University of Calicut and in 1964; the pre-university course was replaced by the Pre-degree course. The last batch of PDC students turned out in 2003-04, with the delinking of Pre-Degree Course from colleges to Higher Secondary School Level. Post Graduate course in commerce was sanctioned by the University of Calicut in 1971 and the M Com course was introduced in the college in 1971-72.
The department has a glorious past of 66 years and is one of the oldest commerce departments functioning in Kerala. At present, the department offers 3 years degree course (B.Com) with intake of 60 students. The elective subject offered at the degree level since its inception is Co-operation. At post graduate level 15 students are being admitted and with permission of university, the strength may be raised to 20. The elective subject offered at PG level is Financial Management .The staff strength of the department was at all time high of 14 when the shift system was introduced and got reduced to 9 with the delinking of the Pre degree course.
The department has attained its present status due to concrete efforts and leadership and guidance provided by the eminent professors who headed the department since its inception.
Ph. D / M. Phil Holders
|1||CA Visalakshi||PHD||MARKETING STRATEGIES OF COMMERCIAL BANKS IN KERALA||2013||MG UNVERSITY||submitted Thesis (October 2015)|
|2||Dr LAKSHMANAN MP||PHD||MARKETING STRATEGIES OF LIC IN KERALA||2013||MG UNVERSITY||Dr P N HARIKUMAR||Awarded in May 2015|
|3||Dr MOHANADASAN T||PHD||EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG EMPLOYEES IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS||2013||MG UNVERSITY||Dr P N HARIKUMAR||Awarded in May 2015|
|4||Dr VINITHA B||PHD||2013||BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY|
|5||Dr. v .Vanaraj||PHD||Technology in indian banking||2012||Kerala||Rajan P.K|