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Commerce Pofile

PG and Research Department of Commerce

PeriyarEVR College started functioning from the year 1965.B Com Degree course was introduced during the year1969-70 under the affiliation of University of Madras. M Com Degree course was introduced during the year 1971-72. B Com Tamil medium has been offered since 1979. In fact, we are the only college offering B Com Degree course through Tamil Medium.

Ph. D Programme in Commerce commenced from 1987-88.The department has successfully produced 55 Doctorates.Following the HRD Ministry’s directions our department offered B Com Course (vocational stream)utilizing the funds allotted by the HRD Ministry from the year 1997 – 98 to 2003-2004. During the academic year 1993-94, M Phil programme was started and more than 150 students got benefitted as Part time and Full time.

B Com Shift Course was started during the year 2007-08.Fourguest facultymembers are looking after the programme. There are 19 staff members in the department conducting regular B Com programme with three sections, M Com programme and M Phil Programme(Full time and Part Time). Three membershave cleared NET, one with Commerce and two in Management Studies. Three have cleared SLST;fourhave passed out SLET Exam and a total of nine members of the faculty have NET/SLST/SLET qualifications.

Five members of the staff are acting as members of Board of Studies in UG and PG Programmes. Most of the members are actively taking part in National and International Seminars, Conferences and acting as Resource persons, Chairpersons and publishing research articles in reputed indexed Journals.

Endowment Fund: The Department receivedRs. 80 000 during the year 2014-15 from UshaAgarwalTrust, New Delhi to institute an award. The award will be given to the outstanding students of Second Year B Com.

The Department conducted three National level seminarssponsored by UGC and ICSSR. Three major research projects are carried out by our faculty members. Two projects are funded by UGC and the other one by ICSSR. The titles of the projects are

  • Impact of Entrepreneurship Development Programme in Tamil Nadu by Dr P S Vijayalakshmi
  • Economic Empowerment of Tribal women through SHG in Kolli Hills by Dr C Paramasivan
  • Economic violations against Dalit entrepreneurs by Dr C Paramasivan

The strength of department: 14 staff members are approved Ph. D Guides of Bharathidasan University. A student after completing his school education can be admitted in to our UG Degree Programme and he/she can pursue up to the highest level of studies i.ePh D.

Awards received by Faculty members

Dr. N. Ramya received Young Management Scientist Award 2010 jointly given by Smart Journal and Department of Financial Studies, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. She also has received Best Social Scientist Award (IARA award -2016) from Indian Academic Researchers Association Tiruchirappalli for the outstanding contribution in the area of Commerce and Management education.

Dr. C. Paramasivam has received Best Teacher Award from Indian Academic Researcher Association, Tiruchirappalli in the year 2011 and also receivedYoung Social Scientist Award from the same association during the year 2012. He has received Tamil SevaiSemmal from Tamil Sangam of Hyderabad during the year 2012. He was also honored with Dr.Ambedkar National Fellowship Awardin December, 2013 given by Dalit Sahithya Academy, New Delhi. He also received Periyar Social Reformer Award for the year 2013-14 from Indian Academic Researcher Association, Tiruchirappalli. He has received Best Research Supervisoraward for 2015given by GRABS Educational and Charitable Trust, Chennai.