Commerce

Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce started functioning in 1978 with an aided regular B.Com course. It is the first undergraduate course started in St. Paul’s College with Prof. E.K Stephen as the founder H.O.D. The Department was upgraded as a Post Graduate Department in 2001 with the introduction of M.Com course. Today, it is ranked one among the top Commerce departments in the state of Kerala. The department offers an undergraduate course in Commerce with ‘Finance and Taxation’, and a postgraduate course in Commerce with ‘Finance’. Moreover, the department of Commerce also runs a self-financing division offering an undergraduate programme with Computer Applications as the optional subject under the Choice Based Credit and Semester System (CBCSS). The department has been proudly and consistently bagging 100 percent pass in the university examinations for the past few years in the B.Com programme. The curriculum of commerce education in this college is highly application oriented and hence the department follows a multidimensional pedagogy for different programmes that consists of:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Seminars & Workshops
  • Assignments
  • Survey based field work
  • Projects
  • Multimedia resources
  • Industry interactions
  • Extension lectures on emerging issues
  • Case studies


The department has highly qualified and experienced teaching staff. Two of them are doctorate holders and three are pursuing their Ph.Ds. The faculty of the department has published large number of research papers both in national and international journals. They have also presented papers at various seminars/conferences. The department has organised a number of national seminars and conferences. Social outreach and public interaction programme is an integral part of the departmental activities and the department has two Minor research projects funded by UGC which is in progress. The Department has proved its excellence with a committed staff and enthusiastic students who consistently bring kudos to the college in the field of academic and extra-curricular activities.