The Department of Commerce
The department of commerce came into being in 1962 with Pre-Degree Course,started B Com in 1965 and M Com in 1981. In 2008, Mahatma Gandhi University identified it as a Research Centre in Commerce. Our department celebrates golden jubilee in the next academic year. http://sbcommerce.wordpress.com
Bothe graduate and post graduate programme in the department are among the most sought after course in the college and in the university. Average number of applicants for B.Com and M.com are 725 and 150 respectively. The demand ratio is 1:12 for B.Com and 1:10 for M.Com
The average pass percentage of pass for B.Com is 84 % and M.Com is 90%. The department bagged First and Second Rank for M.Com in 2007-08, fourth rank for M.Com 2009-10 and in 2010-11.
At present there are 3 research guides in the department. Finance Banking and Marketing are the major research and projects.
Faculty development programme
One of our faculties, Prof. Antony Joseph K had availed FIP and completed his research and presented the thesis. During the last 5 years 9 of our teachers attended 37 national seminars, 6 international seminars and 21 workshop.
Learning & infrastructure resources
There is departmental library and reading room for students and research scholars where business and trade related newspapers and journals related to commerce, industry and business are made available. The department library consists of 267 books and 300 project reports. The infrastructure facility of the department includes 7 desktops, 2 laptops, 2 LCD projectors, 2 OHP, 1 printer for ICT enabled teaching and learning
In 2011 , three students of M.Com got placement South Indian Bank. In 2010 3 students got placement in State Bank of Travancore, Dhanalakshami Bank and ING Vysya Bank. On an Average 20 % of our students become Chartered Accountants, 40 % select the management field and 20 % become teachers. Others get self employed or go- abroad.
Participation in academic, research & extensions
Many of our teachers are coordinators of various programmes in the college. Dr. Jacob Thomas , Mr. Job Joseph and Mr. Binu Mathew Job assist the HRD in conducting training programmes for students. 4 of our teachers are resource persons of UGC NET coaching classes in various affiliated colleges and universities. Prof. Job Joseph is the co-ordinator of the SB Centre for Extension Activities and he also holds the position of General Convenor, College Navathy Celebrations
Head of the Department
Mr. M.C Baby