The Department of Commerce was formed in 2014 with the commencement of an aided Model I B.Com with specialization in Finance and Taxation. The Department offers ACCA in Association with ISDC and Diploma in Practical Accounting and Tax Practice from Tax Study Centre,Palarivattom in association with NCVRT.
The department strive to achieve the vision of training young girls towards academic excellence and equip them with the ability to adapt to the dynamic corporate environment. Our mission is to provide quality education and training in commerce and business and to develop skilled, knowledgeable human resources who by their positive thinking and value based personality would provide effective leadership in teaching, research and careers in commerce and business related fields.
The Commerce Department Library stands as a valuable academic resource hub, meticulously curated to cater to the diverse needs of our students. Housing an extensive collection of academic books, this library serves as a treasure trove of knowledge, enhancing understanding, and supporting students in their educational pursuits. The carefully selected books cover a wide array of topics, including accounting, finance, business management, and economics, offering in-depth insights and practical knowledge. Additionally, these resources play a pivotal role in assisting students as they prepare for competitive exams, providing relevant study materials and reference guides.
In the Department of Commerce, our educational approach is significantly enhanced through the implementation of ICT classrooms, abbreviated for Information and Communication Technologies led Classrooms. These technologically advanced classrooms are equipped with seamless WiFi connectivity, revolutionizing the way students engage with their learning materials. The integration of ICT not only transforms the traditional teaching methods but also makes the learning experience immensely captivating and effective.
Up skilling Entrepreneurial Skills
As part of the education expo “EDUCERE 2023”, the department of commerce provided an opportunity for the students to exhibit their entrepreneurial skills and talents. As part of the fest the students organized a food counter with salted and pickling items. The items included various salted vegetables and fruits like mango, cucumber, papaya, gooseberry etc. The items were priced at Rs. 5 per piece. There was a huge demand for these items and the students were able to sell all their products, making a reasonable amount of profits. This activity boosted the morale of students and helped them to understand more about business and the related skills needed to operate it successfully. The activity also helped to increase the confidence level of students to startup their own venture. Mr. Roji M John, MLA Angamaly visited the programme and highly appreciated the students for their efforts.
Career Guidance by Apttitech Institute
With the objective of making students familiar with the aptitude test a career guidance class was arranged for B.Com students on 22nd August 2023. The resource person for the day was Ms. Rose Varghese, Faculty, Apttitech Institute . The programme was organized in association with Career Guidance and Placement Cell. The students got an idea about the various aspects related to competitive examinations.
Orientation on Internship
The Department of Commerce organised an orientation on internship. The session was handled by Mr. Shibin, Consultant, Hedge Equities, Ernakulam. The session was held on 20th September, 2023 at Room No:06. The students of department got benefitted with the awareness of internship available in the areas of Finance, HR and Insurance.
Seminar on Philosophy of GST
The Department of Commerce organised a seminar on the topic Philosophy of GST on 27th September, 2023 in the Room No:11 of Morning Star Home Science College Angamaly. Sri. Omanakuttan, Director and Faculty, Tax Study Centre, Palarivattom was the resource person. The Seminar was attended by 45 students from II year B.Com. The students of department got benefitted with the concepts and philosophy of GST and its career opportunities.
Seminar on Digital Marketing
The Department of commerce organised a seminar on Digital Marketing. The Session was handled by Faculty from Soft loom IT Training Centre, Ernakulam on 20th September, 2023 at Room No:06. The programme was attended by 54 students from III year B.com. The students of department got benefitted with the awareness of opportunities of Digital Marketing.
The Commerce association organised lecture series ‘Comercio’ on 7th September, 2023 in the Mother Terecitta hall of Morning Star Home Science College, Angamaly. Dr. George Antony, Regional Director , Institute of Directors was the resource person. The programme was attended by 140 students from I, II & III year B.Com. The students of department got benefitted with the knowledge about new career opportunities in Commerce.
Inter-Departmental Speech Competition as part of World Humanitarian Day
The Department of Commerce organized a speech competition as part of observance of World Humanitarian Day on 18th August 2023 at Nazareth Block. A total of 7 students participated in the competition. The first prize was won by Sr. Anju Devassy of II Zoology, Second prize by Ms. Jesnei Anna Thomas of I MA Economics and the third prize was won by Ms. Annmary Johnson of III B.Com. The programme provided an opportunity for the students to sharpen their communication skills and also get an understanding about the importance of Humanitarian Day.
Paper Presentation Competition as part of MSME Day
The department of commerce organized a paper presentation competition as part of observance of MSME Day on the topic “Challenges of Young Entrepreneurs in India” on 5th July 2023 at Nazareth Block. A total of 3 teams participated in the competition. The first prize was won by Raisa Rasheed and Fasna Yousef of II B.com and the second prize was won by Anu Krishna and Niyuktha of III B.com. The programme provided an opportunity for the students to sharpen their presentation and communication skills.
Introduction to Tally Prime
The Department of Commerce organised one-day workshop on the topic “Introduction to Tally Prime” on 22nd June 2023 in the conference hall of Morning Star Home Science College Angamaly. Ms. Sreekala, Faculty of Manvish Academy, Aluva, was the resource person of the workshop. The workshop was attended by almost 100 students from II & III year B.Com.
Alumni Meet 2022
The Alumni Meet 2022 was a resounding success, bringing together graduates from various batches under one roof. The evening was filled with laughter, camaraderie, and heartfelt reunions. Alumni spanning different years shared their experiences, achievements, and the impact their education in the Department of Commerce had on their professional lives.
No! to Drugs
The Department of Commerce in association with NSS organised a speech competition for students on the topic ‘Impact of drug Abuse’. The competition was aimed to bring out the hidden talents of the students in public speaking. The programme also aimed to inform the students about the hazardous impact of drugs in society. A total of 18 students participated in the programme. The programme was coordinated by Ms. K S Jwalini , Dr. Rashmi M B, Ms. Jyothi Maria Johny and Dr. Minimol Xavier.
The Career Guidance Cell in association with the Department of Commerce organised a six days training programme for final year B.com students, which commenced from 25th October 2022 to 31st October 2022. A total of 64 students attended the programme. The programme dealt with enhancing life skills, soft skills, interview skills, communication and presentation skills. The resource person for the event was Ms Rajeshwati K.V. Faculty Member for Employability Skills from Mahindra Pride Classroom. The programme was very well received by the students.
This event aims provided valuable insights and guidance to aspiring professionals in the fields of accounting and investment banking. Over the course of two days, participants had the opportunity to delve deep into the world of accounting, understanding its fundamental principles and exploring diverse career paths within the field. Additionally, the experts shared invaluable tips and strategies specific to investment banking careers, offering key insights into the industry’s trends, challenges, and best practices.
The programme aimed to provide the students with a general understanding of the preparation of project as part of their curriculum. The programme provided insight into how to select a topic for study and what are the basic necessities required for the successful completion of the project.
A Workshop session jointly organized by the Department of Commerce & Institution’s Innovation Council on the topic “Business Model Canvas: How to value start-up” on 30th July 2022 through google meet by Ms. Raji C Highrich National Promoter & Sapphier Rank Achiever. The programme was well-received by almost 90 participants of B.Com students.
The final year B.Com students pursuing CMA were taken to the India Student Leadership Conference organised by IMA and the Institute of Skill Development Corporation (ISDC). The programme aimed to educate the students about the emerging opportunities available for a CMA graduate worldwide. The programme provided an opportunity for the students to interact with eminent personalities. The programme was conducted on 21st July 2022 at Holiday Inn Kochi. A group of 24 students attended the programme, and faculty member Dr . Rashmi M. B. accompanied the students.
Bailment and Pledge
On 19th June 2022 a webinar was organized by the Department of Commerce on the topic “Bailment and Pledge” by Ms. Jessil George our Alumnus through google meet. The webinar was attended by 40 students from first-year B. Com.
Department of Commerce also celebrated World Consumer Protection Day and conducted a seminar on Consumer Protection Act on 11th March 2022, at the college auditorium. Mr. Prince Thekkan, President of, the Consumer Protection Council, and Mr. Joseph Varghese Veliyath, RTI council coordinator, were the resource persons of the seminar. Dr. Sr. Rosily A V, Principal, Morning Star Home Science, Angamaly delivered the inaugural Speech and a booklet releasing ceremony was conducted by Mr. Baiju Joseph, Managing Director, Navya Bakes. Almost 175 students attended the program.
On 29th August 2021, the Department of Commerce and Alumni Association organized a webinar series: Alum waves-2 on the topic Entrepreneurship and Youth I Action through an online platform. Resource Persons of the session were Ms. Raji Thrikaripur, Highrich National Promoter, and Ms. Dilsy Joy, Amrutham Food Supplement. They shared their expert knowledge and experience with students of II B.Com and III B.Com. Around 100 Participants benefited from this program. Ms. Dnanya C X also shared her personal experience in the field of Entrepreneurship. A webinar on “Future of Logistics” was conducted for final year students on 4th December 2021, by Mr. Anil Kumar V S and Gokul N J, Faculty members of Al Salama College of Logistics and Management. The webinar helped the students to understand more about logistics management and how it operates in the real world.
A webinar on the topic “Leadership” was organized for all the II B. Com and III B. Com class representatives on 13th August 2021 by Mr. Benit Baby, MBA, Area Manager-Sales, Coffee day Global Ltd. The main objective of the Webinar was to motivate students toward team building, character building, and leadership. The webinar also provided exposure to handling real-time situations.
On 31st July 2021, the Department of Commerce and IIC organized a webinar on the topic ‘Digital Transformation: 4th Industrial revolution for Building an Innovation‘ handled by Mr. Jerry Mathew, Founder & Managing Director, Lan Mark Shops India Pvt. Ltd. through Google meet. Almost 100 Students participated in the webinar.
Jack Fruit 365
On 25th May 2021, the Department of Commerce organized a webinar in association with IIC on the topic “Innovating with the Business Model Canvas-Jack Fruit 365” by the resource person Mr. James Joseph, Founder of Jackfruit365.com and Director of God’s own Food Solution Pvt. Ltd. The webinar helped students to understand the importance of business models as they are important for both new and established businesses. The webinar was well-received by almost 100 participants of B. Com students. On 27th May 2021 a webinar on the topic “Bailment and Pledge” was conducted by Ms. Jessil George, Alumni of the department. 63 students from the first-year B.Com and B.Voc departments attended the session.
The activities of the department for the academic year 2021-2022 began with a one-week workshop organized by the Commerce Association on the topic “Fund Flow Statement Analysis” from 5th April 2021 to 10th April 2021, through the Google platform. Ms. Dhanya C X, Assistant Professor, De Paul College, Angamaly, was the resource person of the workshop. The workshop was attended by 49 students from final year B.Com.
Virtual Onam was organized by the department ofcommerce to commemorate the glorious past and cherishing the happiest moments by joining hands with the Department of B.Voc on 19th August 2021.This virtual celebration brought every one under the same roof via Google meet. Ms. Jwalini K S, HOD, Dept. of Commerce and Ms. Soumya Alias, HOD, Dept. of B.Voc addressed the gathering and conveyed greetings and wishes of the festival. Teachers and Students were dressed in their traditional attires and also they actively participated in the various programmes which were coordinated by II B.Com students of the department.
Interdepartmental AD Competition on Eco -Friendly Product final round was conducted on 1st May, 2021 as part of World Recycling Day through Google meet.
Department of Commerce and ISDC organized a webinar on the topic ‘Understanding Stock Markets‘ in association with ISDC & Stock Market Institute, UK on 30th July 2021 through Google meet platform. The resource person of the programme was Dr. Balaji Rao D G, B.Com, MBA, PGDFA, PhD. Almost 95 Students participated in the webinar.
A webinar on the topic “Introduction to Alternative Investment Funds- Angel Investment or VC Funding” was organized by Department of Commerce and IIC on 25th July 2021 through Google meet platform. The session was handled by Mr. Shaju Antony, State Vice President and Bank Employees Federation of India, Federal Bank, Nedumbassery. 95 Students from the department participated in the webinar. On 29th July, 2021, Department of Commerce and IIC organized a webinar on the topic ‘Start Up Guide: Ways to attract Angel Funds/Investments‘ in association with ISDC& IMA IPL through Google meet platform. The resource person of the programme was Mr. Chandrashekar Kupperi, FCA, FCS, FCMA, SMP-IIMC, Founder-Anova Corporate Services: MA and Fundraise Advisory. Around 95 Students participated in the webinar.
A webinar on the topic ‘Forensic Accounting‘ was held on 5th June, 2021 conducted by Ms. Jessil George, with the aim to educate students on the role of professional forensic accountants as well as to equip students with vital information pertaining to digital security protection and fraud prevention.100 students benefitted from the program. Department Annual PTA Meeting was held on 9th June, 2021 in the presence of the Principal and PTA coordinators through Google meet platform.
A webinar on ‘An Introduction to MS Office’ was conducted by Department of Commerce in association with IIC for final year students via google meet on 16th January 2021 from 10:00 am. Ms Jesna Michel was the resource person for the webinar.
Beyond the Inbox
A webinar on ‘Beyond the Inbox: Project Orientation’ was conducted by Department of Commerce in association with IIC for final year students via google meet on 9th January 2021. Dr. Resmi G, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Morning S tar Home Science College Angamaly was the resource person for the webinar.
A webinar on ‘Indian Democracy and Minorities Rights’ in connection with Minorities Rights Day was organized by the Department of Commerce in association with IIC via google meet on 18th December 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Mr. Tony Thomas Inchiparambil, Advocate, High Court of Kerala was the resource person for the webinar.
A webinar on ‘Health and Human Rights in the Era of Covid’19’ was organized by Department of Commerce in association with IIC via google meet on 09th December 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:00pm. Mr. Rajendran Nair, Senior Advocate, High Court of Kerala was the resource person for the webinar
A webinar on ‘Practical Accounting& Taxation’ was organized by in Department of Commerce association with Tax Study Vocational Training Centre on 21st November 2020 via google meet from 2:30 pm. Mr. S Omanakuttan, Centre Co-ordinator was the resource person for the webinar.
A webinar on ‘Opportunities and Career Prospects: CMA US’ was organized by ISDC in association with IMA and Department of Commerce via google meet on 20th November 2020 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Mr Fenil Vadakken, Manager, Relationship Development India, Institute of Management Accountants was the resource person for the webinar.
7 C’s of Communication
A webinar on ‘7 C’s of Communication in Corporate World’ was organized by Department of Commerce in association with IIC via google meet on 19th November 2020 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Mr Manu Thomas, Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India was the resource person for the webinar.
A Career orientation Seminar was conducted for Final year students on 23-03-2021 at 2.30 pm by Mr. Sreejith P R, Career Consultant, Cochin Institute of Accountants, Edappally on the topic ‘The route to a successful career in accounting with SAP and ERP‘.
Dimensions of IPR
One day workshop on the topic ‘IPR and its DIMENSIONS‘ organized by the Department of Commerce, on 16-03-2021. The technical session held by the speaker having thorough knowledge in the subject, Dr. Brinda V Nair, Senior HSST in English, Govt Higher Secondary School, Mookanoor. The workshop aims at bringing the information and awareness about the economic, social and cultural benefits of IPRs among all the sections of the society. Students will know that IPR plays a vital role in enhancing the socio – economic prosperity of the country. So, the workshop intended to cover various aspects of IPR like Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks etc
World Mountain Day
An Interdepartmental Elocution competition was organized by our department in association with IIC win connection with World mountain day on 11th December 2020.Winners of the Competition:
1st Prize: Ms Ayana Mary Sebastian (I B Com)
2nd Prize: Ms Shamsiya Shereef (II B Com)
3rd Prize: Ms Anjana Nair (II B com) & Ms. Bency Benny (III B Com)
An Interdepartmental Business Plan Competition was conducted on 16th November 2020 as a part of World Commerce Education Day.
Winners of competition
1st Prize – Krithika P Krishnakumar (III B Com)
2nd Prize – Anu Mariya David & Sruthylakshmi (III B Com)
3rd Prize – Ann Mariya Joy (II B Com)
A webinar on ‘Education and Employment: Impact of Covid‘ was organised by Department of Commerce in association with Invisor Global Inc.Canada.CMA Geevar Thambi, Vice President, Invisor Global Inc.Canada was the resource person for the webinar.
A National webinar Series on ‘3 Years of GST:360’ was organized by Department of Commerce in association with SNAPS, Angamaly from 5th October 2020 to 9th October 2020.Eminent Resource Person for the Webinar series were:
Fellow Member of ICAI and Partner of M/s. Jerry Sunny & Rajesh, Cochin
Additional Commissioner I, State Goods & Service TaxDepartment
Dy. General Manager Finance,Cochin International Airport Limited.
Chairman, Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Cochin Chapter
World Photography Day
Interdepartmental Photography Competition with regards to World Photography Day and Poster designing Competition with regard to World Humanitarian Day was organized on 22nd August 2020 via google platform.
Winners of Photography Competition:
1st Prize – Ms. Darsana (II B A Economics)
2nd Prize – Ms. Asna Ashraf ( II B Sc Zoology )
3rd Prize – Ms. Aswathy D Nair ( III B Sc Zoology)
Winners of Poster Competition
1st Prize- Ms. Aswathy A S ( Zoology)
2nd Prize- Ms. Ann Maria Davis ( II M Sc FCS)
3rd Prize-Ms. Gibi George ( II B Sc Zoology )
Webinar on Accounting
To give a knowledge about Contemporary issues related to Accounting a webinar was organised by the department of Commerce on the topic. Contemporary issues affecting Accounting Practice’ was conducted on 10th July 2020 for II B Com and III B Com students. Ms. Treesa Shilpa, Guest Lecturer, Department of Commerce was the resource person for the webinar. Around 95 students participated in the programme and got benefit out of it.
On 15th October 2019, Department of Commerce organized a field visit for final year B Com students to Kozhikode Municipal Corporation and ‘Niravu’ head office, Kozhikode. A group of 49 students were taken to the Recycling plant in Municipal Corporation along with four faculties.
State Level Seminar
The Department of Commerce in association with SNAPS ,a Non-Profit Organisation,Kariyad organized State level Seminar on ‘Two Years of GST in India: Problems and Prospects’ on 14th October 2019 at college auditorium.GST is the biggest tax reforms in India ,integrating State economies. The indirect taxes such as VAT, Service Tax, Sales Tax, Entertainment Tax, Octroi and Luxury Tax would be replaced by GST. The seminar aims at academic fraternity with knowledge and skills in GST. Overview of GST history in India and its traditional provisions in formalities are the highlights of the seminar
The International music day celebration ‘ISAINILA 2K19’ was celebrated on 27th June 2019 in the college auditorium at 2:30 p.m.by our department and Jankar Beat club. Our club students participated in various cultural events.
Aleena Fransuzky, 2nd year student secured first prize in Shutters Up Contest organized by the Department of Commerce, St. Joseph’s College(Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli
Lintu Shaju and Annmary James , final year students secured the first position in MG University Yoga intercollegiate meet 2022-2023.
Reshma Santhosh, a Final year student has been selected for the award of a certificate of appreciation for her outstanding performance as an NSS Volunteer during 2021-2022
Best Manager Award
Ms. Sandra S Kumar was the College level winner of All Kerala Best Manager Contest 2020-2021 (Season 6) organized by GIIMS Institute of Logistics.
Gladis Varghese and Anju Thomas of II B Com won 1st and 2nd positions in poster competition conducted with regard to Anti-Drugs Day on 14th August 2020.
APCOR 2020 Winner
M.J.Ashnamol of III B Com became the overall winner of APCOR 2020, conducted by ASAP Manjapra SDC for ASAP students of various institutions on 30th July 2020
Ms.Anna C Sebi of 3rd B.Com and Ms.Ranjana Rajesh of 2nd B.Com got third prize in PPT Presentation of Unmapped Destination organized by Guiders Academy, Palarivattom on 10th January 2020.
2. Top Scorer in 2nd year B.Com University Examination.
3. Top Scorer in 3rd year B.Com University Examination.
The department extends a compassionate gesture by offering support to a financially disadvantaged student within its ranks. Recognizing the importance of equal access to education, the department provides a helping hand to empower a deserving student facing financial hardships. This assistance ensures that the student can pursue their studies without the burden of financial constraints, enabling them to focus on their academic goals. Through this initiative, the department demonstrates its commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment, where every student is given the opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of their economic background.
In an eco-conscious initiative, the department encourages sustainability by collecting used pens from students and staff, redirecting them to the ‘NIRAV TEAM,’ Resident Association in Kozhikode, for recycling purposes. Conveniently placed collection boxes in front of key blocks such as Nazareth, Main, and Arts & Science allow both staff and students to deposit their exhausted plastic pens. This proactive approach not only minimizes plastic accumulation within the campus but also promotes recycling practices, fostering environmental awareness and responsible waste management among the university community.
Head of the Department