COMMERCE DEPARTMENT

Govt. College for Men (A), Kadapa
Profile of Department of Commerce

Govt. College for Men, Kadapa, popularly known as Arts College, had started offering B.Com (General) Course since 1958. The Department of Commerce has grown by leaps and bounds year by year. At present the department is offering the following courses in B.Com.

  • B.Com (General) – (TM & EM) : Sanctioned strength – 30 in each section.

  • B.Com (Computer Applications) – (EM only): Sanctioned strength – 60 only.

  • B.Com (Company Secretary Ship) – (TM & EM): Sanctioned strength – 30 in each section.

 

In addition to the above under graduate courses, the department of commerce is also offering Post Graduation Course M.Com with an intake of 40 students under self-financing programme since 2002-03.

The student enrolment in B.Com course during the academic year 2014-15 is as follows:

Course wise Student Strength in B.Com in 2014-15

Course

I Year

II Year

III Year

Total

B.Com (Gen- TM)

76

60

60

196

B.Com (Gen- EM)

35

31

25

91

B.Com (C.A.-EM)

91

80

62

233

TOTAL

202

171

147

520

Student Strength in M.Com in 2014-15

Course

I Year

II Year

Total

M.Com

29

18

47

The department of commerce has faculty with 8 members. Of them, three members have Ph.D degree and two have M.Phil degree. And two of them have qualified UGC-NET examination.
Recently, since the academic year 2014-15, Commerce stream in this College has been identified to be developed as Centre of Excellence. As part of roadmap under centre of excellence, commerce department had implemented the following best practices in 2014-15:

  • > Learn a word a day

  • > Display of a quote a day

  • > Group discussion of entrepreneurship traits (basing on the questionnaire given in
        The Economic Times’)

  • > Display of Banks’ names and their logos

  • > Guest lecture on insurance by retired LIC Officer

  • > Guest lecture on consumer protection act, 1986 by a government lawyer

  • > Guest lecture by an auditor on PAN application, on-line submission of IT Returns

  • > Presentation of saplings

  • > Issue of free books

  • > Observation of donating handful of rice

  • > Observation of vehicle free day

 

At present, all the under graduate courses in the Commerce Department are being offered in semester mode under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with the aim of transferring the curriculum more of student – centric and interdisciplinary. B.Com Course under (CBCS) is comprehensive with the allocation of 90 credits to core papers and 35 credits to language courses, foundation courses, general electives, community service and extra - curricular activities and project work for all the semesters.

Besides the Central Library, the commerce department has a departmental library of prescribed text books and reference books. It is also maintaining Question Banks in all the subjects for the purpose of semester end examinations and competitive examinations.

Commerce students are actively participating in the Jawahar Knowledge Centre (JKC) training programmes. Every year a few students get placement orders from the Campus Drive Programmes by reputed companies like Infosis, Relilance, ICICI etc.

The Department of Commerce has a good computer laboratory exclusively for the use of commerce students with internet facility.

Commerce students are also involved in extension activities like Blood Donation Camps, Swatcha Bharath, donating handful of rice, NCC and NSS activities regularly.