Department of Commerce

The Alagappa University was established in 1985 with four departments. The Department of Commerce was one among the four departments. In 1995, The Department was named as Department of International Business and Commerce (IB & C) offered Master of International Business Administration in addition to M.Com, M.Phil and Ph.D Programmes.

The Department of International Business and Commerce is bifurcated into two Departments – Department of Commerce and Department of International Business with effect from the academic year 2016-17.The Department of Commerce offers M.Com, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes. The M.Com and M.Phil programmes are under Choice Based Credit System .M.Phil (SSP) is also offered in the Department of Commerce with effective from the academic year 2016-17. There are seven qualified faculty members (two Professors, one Associative Professor and four Assistant Professors), wholeheartedly involved and dedicated for the cause of academic and holistic empowerment of the students and development of the University. The UGC major Research Projects are undertaken by the faculty members of the Department. The academic performance of the students is assessed continuously during the study period by tests, seminars, group discussions, case studies, assignments and other academic exercises, in addition to end-semester examinations.

The courses of M.Com and M.Phil programmes are periodically updated and designed according to the developments in the internal and external sectors of Indian economy and global market. The students are groomed to face the challenges of the employment market and improve their employability. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as Communication, skill, Personality and Leadership Development, Coaching for Competitive Examinations, Participation in NSS/ RRC/YRC activities, Sports, Cultural Events and Village Placement Programme are given due care by the Department for improving the soft skills of the students. The Department takes necessary arrangements for providing study materials (books and other printed study materials) to the students.

S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr. T.R.Gurumoorthy Senior Professor and Head
2 Dr.S.Ganapathy Professor
3 Dr. G.Nedumaran Professor
4 Dr.M.Gurupandi Assistant Professor
5 Dr. G.Vinayagamoorthi Assistant Professor
6 Dr. G. Kanagavalli Assistant Professor
7 Dr. B.Menaka Assistant Professor
Programmes Offered
  • B.Com., Apprenticeship Embedded Degree Programme
  • M.Com.
  • M. Phil.,
  • M. Phil., (SSP)
  • Ph. D. in Commerce
M.Com. programme

It is offered to make the learners

  • To understand various forms of business organizations and their salient features.
  • To familiarize with the principles and functions of management of business organizations.
  • To analyse financial position of the business enterprises by preparing financial, cost, management and taxation accounts.
  • To become entrepreneurs with needed interpersonal and marketing skills
  • To equip their managerial skills through internship and comprehensive viva-voce.
  • To acquire the needed professional skills for getting employment in public /private sector enterprises and educational institutions

M.Com – Based on Marks obtained in the Qualifying Degree.

M.Phil – Entrance Test marks and marks in the qualifying degree.

Ph.D - Pre-registration Examination or SLET, NET Qualified.

    Sl. No. Name of the Programmes Action
    1 B.Com., Apprenticeship Embedded Degree Programme
    2 M.Com., (Master of Commerce)
Fee Structure
Tuition fee including Guest Lecture fee Rs. 1500
Computer Lab fee Rs.500
SPL fee Rs. 2000
Other fee Rs. 1000
Special Lecture and Industrial Visit/Camp. Rs.-----
First Year Rs. 5000
Second Year Rs. 4000
Tuition Fee Rs.4000
Special Fee Rs. 2000
Other Fee Rs. 1000
Registration Fee Rs. 3000
Annual Research Fee Rs. 4000
Course Work & Comprehensive viva-voce Fee Rs. 4000
Library & Internet Fee Rs. 1500

The Department is well furnished having about 15,000 SQ FT area, of which about 45% recently added. Besides it has common Computer Lab and Library meant for the Faculty of Management. Lady student waiting hall with comforts of furnished gadgets is available. Faculty members are provided each with separate room or separate cubicle, well furnished.

Smart Class Rooms

Now 100 of our class rooms are quasi-smart and in a short while all class rooms shall become smart.

Reading Materials

The University has good collection of books on Business courses including the Harvard Business Review volumes supplemented by rich collections in the Department. Of course there are print and e-journals/magazines to enable access to updated knowledge. Needless to add that Students buy books and each student subscribes to business dailies. Both university and UGC funds are used periodically to add fresh volumes. Now e-resources add a good chunk of reading materials.

ICT for each Faculty

Each faculty member is given ICT facility with internet connectivity. Individually faculty members are ICT savvy having own lap-tops as well besides smart phone to access program related information online. Suitable and affordable modern methods of pedagogy are followed. With the two LCD projectors, PPP mode presentation is followed. Web sources are used for ensuring the quality of e-content.

Co-curricular Facilities

Periodical conduct of seminars/conferences with paper presentation by students as well is followed so that students can think beyond their curriculum and go the extra-mile in enriching one-self and enlightening others in the process. ‘Web-site visit and Lead follow-up’ by the learners in regard to corporate giants is followed as a method of providing seamless access to the ‘goings-on’ in real corporate world. Group discussions, Quizzes, etc., are part of the curriculum. Coaching of the slow learners by the fast-learners is followed in some cases as well.

Out-reach Facilities

Outreach facilities include students Educational Tour, Village Camp, Industry-Internship Training and the like followed so that students/scholars are groomed well.

Earn-while-you-learn facility and other Financial Assistance to students

Students have Government and Private Body funded scholarships, besides the opportunity of Earn-while-you-learn facility for deserving students.



S. No Principal Investigator Project Title Period
From    To
Funding Agency Amount Rs
(in lakhs)
1. Dr. T. R. Gurumoorthy Impact of SHGs on Socio-Economic Development of Women in Sivagangai District. 2009 2011 University Grants Commission Rs. 3,72,000
2 Dr. S. Ganapathy An Evaluation of Socio-Economic Impact of welfare schemes implemented by Government of India and Government of Tamilnadu on SC/ST community in Rural area of Southern District in Tamilnadu. 2011 2013 University Grants Commission Rs. 5,30,200
3 Dr. S. Ganapathy An Evaluation of Entrepreneurial and Economic Development of SC/ST with the impact of schemes implemented by TAHDCO in Karaikudi Taluk of Sivagangai District. 2010 2010 Alagappa University Rs. 20,000
4 Investigator
Dr. SP. Mathiraj
Dr. M. Gurupandi
Awareness of consumer rights
and protection among the
students of University in
2012 2015 UGC New Delhi 2.69
S.No. Name of the Alumni Period of Study Designation & Office Address Contact No. E-mail ID
1 Dr. AR. Annadurai 2010-2014 Asst. Professor, Alagappa University Constitution College, Paramakudi 9865637663
2. Dr. Sevugan 2002-2008 Asst. Professor, Alagappa Govt. Arts College, Karaikudi 9942110780
3 Dr. V. Ramya 2010-2014 Asst. Professor, Thiyagaraya College, Vadapalani, Chennai 9944874288
4 Mr. S. Murugesan 1995-1997 Superintendent, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 9443289081
5 Mr. N. Karathikeyan 1998-2000 Superintendent, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 9842696776
6 A. Dhanalakshmi 1991-1993 Thasildar, Trichy 9942125100
7 S. Pandi 1999-2001 Asst. Professor, , Alagappa Govt. Arts College, Karaikudi 9842273513
8 S. Kuppusamy 1999-2001 Asst. Professor, Alagappa Govt. Arts College, Karaikudi 9443977326
9 K. Poopandi 1999-2001 National Insurance Company, Sekkalai, Karaikudi 9942177463  
10 P. Devakumar 1988-1989 Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, K. Kamaraj Road, Bangalore – 560 042 9408715045
  • Mentor committee
  • Deep/ Quick Club
  • Quiz Committee
  • Cultural Committee
  • IT Committee
  • Ambience Committee
  • Sports Committee
  • Alumni Interaction Committee
  • Talent Exhibit Committee
  • Corporate Track Committee
  • Library Committee
List the Distinguished Alumni of the Department
S.No. Name of Alumni Program Studied Year of Study Present Occupation Present Institutional Address
1 Dr.P.Kalyanasundaram M.Phil/Ph.D 2005-13 Director, (Finance) Rajya Sabha TV, Govt. of India
2 Dr.R.Elango Ph.D 1998-02 Head, Finance Program British University in Dubai, UAE
3 Dr.R.Panchalan M.Phil/Ph.D 1998-04 Professor University of Madras, Chennai-5
4 Mr.Jayanth Thomas MIBA 1997-99 Chairman Chakiat Shipping Agencies, Tuticorin.
5 Mr.B. Shankar MIBA 1995-97 Manager 20 : 20 MSL. Chennai.
6 Mr. S.Thenappan MBA (IB) 2006-08 Executive DHL Supply Chain, Singapore.
7 Mr.P. Balakrishnan MBA (IB) 2011-13 Executive Brizo Global Logistics, Chennai.
8 Mr. M.Raguraman MBA (IB) 2005-07 Executive Linea Fashions India Pvt. Ltd. Chennai.
9 K.Navasakthi MBA (IB) 2009-11 Branch Manager Glottis logistics, Bangalore.
10 Ramkumar Mariappan MBA (IB) 1998-00 Sr.Principal Consultant Oracle SSI, Venus Block, 6th Flr.PTP, Kadubeesanahalli, Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru, 560103, India.
11 Mr.A.Thirumurugan M.Com 1988-90 Director Milestone Futuristic Solutions (P) Ltd ,West CIT Nagar, Chennai-600035.
12 S. Suganya M.Com 2013 - 2015 Accountant State Bank of India, Chennai
13 S. Saranya  M.Com 2013 - 2015 Accountant Auditor Office, Karaikudi
14 S. Sivagami M.Com 2013 - 2015 Accountant Auditor Office, Karaikudi
15 V. Muthulakshmi M.Com 2014 - 2016 Sales Executive James & Co., Karaikudi
16 S. Karthick M.Com 2014 - 2016 Accountant Bridge n Bond Marketing Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
17 M. Manjula M.Com 2014 - 2016 Revenue Supervisor Assistant Electricity Board, Karaikudi
18 M. Mekala M.Com 2014 - 2016 Accountant AS Babusha Pvt. Ltd., Kanchipuram
19 R. Ranjitha M.Com 2014 - 2016 Teacher Al Kilal Matriculation School, Thondi
20 N. Deepa M.Com 2014 - 2016 Teacher Winners Matriculation School, R.S. Mangalam
21 M. Latheeswaran M.Com 2014 - 2016 Marketing Executive Kalyan Jewellers, Ramnad
22 G. Gayathri M.Com 2014 - 2016 Sales Executive Sony Company Pvt. Ltd., Madurai
23 K.  Moorthy M.Com 2014 - 2016 Supervisor Hotel Annapoorna, Coimbatore
24 E. Anusuya M.Phil (Com) 2013 - 2014 Asst. Professor Dr. Umayal Ramanathan College, Karaikudi
25 C. Bhuvaneshwari M.Phil (Com) 2013 - 2014 Asst. Professor Sri Saradha Niketan College, Amaravathipudur
26 X. Jone M.Phil (Com) 2014 - 2015 Asst. Professor Cassunal College, Ramnad
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