Profile of the Department

The Department of Commerce was started in the year 1948, for offering the three-year B.Com degree course with the motive of inculcating professional ethics and competency in business and management. The B Com course has been offered in Shift-II since 1972. The department is very proud to have introduced and taught Card Punching, BASIC, COBAL and FORTRAN - the most popular computer languages as early as 1970s.The Post Graduate course (M.Com) was started in 1988. The Department started a full time M.Phil course in 2001 to cater to the need of scholars in pursuit of research. Twenty two of our staff hold M.Phil Degree, fourteen hold Ph.D Degree and ten are recognized as guides to advise and supervise research scholars in almost all the areas of business and management. The department was elevated as the Research Department in 2003. So far three National seminars (1999, 2000, 2005) and one International seminar (2014) have been conducted on socially relevant themes. Endowment lecture in honour of retired professors and COMCARNIVAL - an inter collegiate state level event for commerce students are the annual features. The department is the pioneer in the state in introducing courses on business ethics, computer languages and applications and accounting software. The department has the distinction of introducing courses for holistic development of individuals with social thrust. The department prepares students to pursue professional courses such as CA, ICWA and ACS through feeder courses.

Vision and mission statement of the department


To help students learn value based and society oriented principles and practices of Commerce and Management and to prepare them to fit into globally competitive environment.


  • To strengthen the department with socially relevant research and courses of higher education.
  • To impart students with professional and job oriented skills.
  • To inculcate interest among the students on entrepreneurship.


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Department Activities

Papers Published by the Faculty 198

Awards and recognition Received by the Faculty 3

Seminars/workshop organized by The Department 2

Conferences Attended by the Faculty St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli - 620002 184

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