The present Department of Commerce owes its existence to the former Department of Corporate Secretaryship, affiliated to the University of Madras since 1977. The department offered B.A. Degree programme in Corporate Secretaryship and in 1984 was converted into Department of Commerce affiliating with the Bharathdiasan University, Tiruchirapalli. Since then the Department offers B. Com degree programme. In 2009 M. Com was introduced. M Phil programme is being offered from 2011 and Ph D programme from 2012.
The programmes offered by the Department are very much sought after by a very large section of students of both genders, who desire in excelling in Accounting, Audit, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, E-Commerce, Computational Accounting, and Information Technology used in Finance.
The Department aims to facilitate learning of commerce inputs which will reflect the current trends and to impart skills to enhance the employability of the students.
Imparting value based education reflecting changes to the students,so that they become sensitive to the needs of the community to be addressed and constantly strive to update them to be relevant and useful to the society in which they live and contribute to the growth of the nation.
The Department of Commerce has a unique place in the college as it manifests camaraderie among all its members sans discrimination of any sort. It exhibits a vibrant atmosphere as all the members of the staff are dedicated, committed, accessible and responsive to the needs of the students. The students enrolled in the department experience the best of academic ambience of the Heber campus and the professional curricular exercise with a human touch. This holistic combination provides ample scope for the students to hone their extra academic skills and develop their personality.
The Staff are actively involved in research and the UGC has sanctioned projects for the members of the staff.
The Department organizes Conferences every year and conducts workshops and seminars for the staff and students regularly. The Staff Retreat is a unique feature of the Department when all the members of the staff go out and stay for two days to retrospect, relax and plan for the ensuing year.
The Department is proud of its students who have always shown excellence in Curricular, Cocurricular and Extracurricular activities like NCC, NSS, Sports and other Extension activities.
The students of the Department have been securing University ranks consistently in B.Com, B. Com CA, and M.Com. Many students go on to complete CA, CMA, CS and other professional courses.
The students also undertake a major social responsible project during their stay in the Department and help those in need. This has helped them to be aware of the concerns of the society around them and inculcates in them the habit of giving and helping those in need. Recent projects include providing help to homes for HIV +ve children, destitute and orphans, and sponsoring a three wheel scooter for an orthopedically challenged student of the college.
Our students have been placed through Campus placements in Reputed Corporates like McKinsey, TCS, CTS, DELL, Royal Bank of Scotland, GoldManSachs, I Nautix, Capgemini, Atos and Karvy.
The Department is proud of its distinguished alumni who occupy high positions in the corporate hierarchy both in India and abroad in institutions like the World Bank , Credit Suisse, etc., Very many of alumni are entrepreneurs owning Textile chains, Star Hotels, C&F Agencies etc. A strong network of our alumni contributes to the welfare of our students through their financial support and placement support which help the department explore new avenues.
The Department has the following innovative practices aimed at enhancing and sustaining overall quality of teaching and learning.