Department of Commerce

About Department

The Department of Commerce is one of the pioneering departments of Pondicherry University. Differenciating itself from the traditional M.Com Course the department came into existence to offer a much sought for specialized Post-Graduate course in Commerce in form of M.Com(Business Finance). With the focus on Finance, the department aims at imparting indepth knowledge and professional skills required for handling the Finance Functions of business entities and corporate enterprises. The students of this course with their acquired knowledge and skills find themselves well equipped for the activities involving Investment Management, Portfolio Management, Treasury Management, Security Market Operation, Forex Dealing, Accounting Fund Management, Project Execution and Management, Multinational Financial Management, Derivatives Management, Taxation Management, Bank Management etc. The Department also offers M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programme in the field of Finance, Banking, Marketing and Personnel Management.

The Department is supported by UGC under SAP (DRS) to achive academic excellence with the thrust on one of the most contemporary areas in finance i.e. “Derivatives and Risk Management”. The Award of SAP is a proof of the capability and credentials of the learned faculty of this department

Entrance Examination

The admission for the course is based on national level entrance examination. The entrance examination for admission to M.Com. (Business Finance) degree programme consists of objective type questions. These questions are mostly aimed at assessing the candidates basic understanding of concepts in accounting, Banking, Organizational Behaviour, Taxation, Insurance, Costing, Statistics, Auditing, Legal aspects of Business, Business Economics, Foreign Trade, Corporate Secretaryship, Cooperation and such alike.


The admission for M.Phil. programme consists of entrance test aimed at assessing the advanced knowledge of the student at his/her P.G. level courses. It is of objective type.


The admission of Ph.D. programme is based on the vacancies available with eligible guides and the field of specialization that a scholar wants to pursue. The desirous candidates are required to take the entrance examination of the University conducted for the Ph.D. admission. The entrance test is of objective type and the questions are similar to the JRF NET examination conducted by UGC.


The department also looks after the placement activities through its own placement committee which brings out the placement brochure and carries out the placement activities. The students belonging to this programme find placement in finance divisions of major MNCs like IBM, FORD, Fund Management & Stock Broking Consultants, Software Companies concentrating on Accounting


Solutions, in addition to a good number of placements in Banking and Insurance sectors like RBI, Laxmi Vilas Bank, ICICI Bank, etc.


The department also has produced high quality research works and the research scholars of this department have got placement in reputed business school like IIM(Indore), XLRI, IIM(Calcutta), NIBM, TAPMI and Universities like Pondicherry University, Alagappa University, Anna University, M.S. University, Karunya University, Bharathiar University, Periyar University and Bharathidasan University, etc. Some of the students, after completing M.Com,. pursue M.Phil./Ph.D. programme. Our students have got admission in reputed institutions like IIS, IIT Mumbai, Delhi University, Hyderabad Central University, IFMR etc. for their Ph.D. degree.

Programmes Offered

M.Com.  Business Finance

M.Phil.  Commerce (Full-time)

Ph.D.    Commerce (Full-time & Part-time)


Department of Commerce

Infrastructure Facilities

The department is housed in School of Management building (ground floor) with spacey class rooms and well equipped common computer lab with internet connection, Photocopy facility, Overhead LCD projectors for presentation constitute the basic infrastructure of the department. Around the clock internet facility with access to CMIE Prowess data base, SPSS statistical software package, on-line journals from Science Direct, Epsco are the merited facilities in the Department


Following is the list of Faculty in this department

Professor & H.O.D
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Contact Us

Dr. Malabika Deo, Head
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