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About Department

Introduction

The Post Graduate Department of Commerce was founded by Professor Pramod Kumar Sahu in the year 1976 and has been immensely contributing for the development of commerce and business education in Odisha and in the country as well by offering two year Master’s Degree programme (M.Com), one year Master of Philosophy programme (M.Phil) and Doctoral programme (Ph.D) in Commerce. During its existence over a period of more than four decades, the department has played a pioneering role in popularizing commerce education in the southern part of the state of Odisha. In addition, the department is also offering a two year professional programme in finance i.e. MBA (Financial Management) under self-financing mode. The Department  has been imparting value based quality education and research as per the industry and market requirements by using ICT enabled facility, case base teaching, game playing, classroom presentation, weekly seminar, Computer lab assignments, summer internship and project preparation. As an endeavor to promote research and to bring reality into class room, the department offers M.Phil and Ph.D. degree encompassing wide trust areas such as corporate finance, financial markets, marketing management and institutional financing. To make the teaching and research activities updated and time relevant, the department organizes various seminars, workshops, refresher courses, induction programmes at frequent interval. The department has the provision of rewarding meritorious students through 3 endowment awards namely Narasingha Padhi Memorial Fund, Justice Abhimanyu Misra Memorial Fund and Binod Bihari Biswasroy Memorial Fund. The experienced faculty members of the department have added significantly to the existing store of knowledge in the field of commerce and business by publishing more than 70 text as well as reference books. Besides more than 300 research articles have been published by the faculty in various leading national and international journals.

Master of Commerce (M.Com) 

M.Com is a two year programme designed to inculcate updated and time relevant knowledge and skill set among the students so as to enable them in leading different careers such as academician, entrepreneur, mangers and financial analyst. There are 50 seats in the programme. The course contents have been so designed to impart value based quality education as per the industry and market requirements by using ICT enabled facility, case base teaching, game playing, classroom presentation, weekly seminar, Computer lab assignments, summer internship and project preparation. The course provides specializations in Finance, Accounting and Marketing. The course comprises of 2400 marks with 80credit. The course contains a wide range of papers such as Management Concept and Organizational Behaviour, Business Environment , Advanced Statistical Analysis, Accounting for Managerial Decisions, Advanced Financial Management, Managerial Economics, Marketing Management, Financial Institutions and Markets, Computer Application in Business, Practical on Computer Application, Business Research & Business Communication, International Business, Strategic Management, Security Market Operations, Investment Management, Corporate Financial Accounting, Accounting Standard and Corporate Reporting, Consumer Behavior, Market Research, Investment in Stock Markets, Financial Accounting , Management Information System, E-Commerce, Dissertation & Viva Voce, Strategic Financial Management, Portfolio Management, Specialized Accounting, Cost and Management Audit, International Marketing Management and Advertising.

Admission into the Course

For admission into the course, the applicant must be a commerce graduate and admission is based on composite score secured by the applicant in entrance examination (objective type multiple questions) and career assessment. 

Timing of the Classes

From 10.30 A.M to 04.30 P.M

Curriculum / Syllabi

Download M.Com Syllabi Here (w.e.f. 2020)

Download M.Com Syllabi Here

MBA (Financial Management): 

In line with changing times and industry requirement, Department has introduced a two-year fulltime professional programme named Master of Business Administration (Financial Management) in self financing mode. There are 32 seats in the programme. The programme is relentlessly geared to groom young minds in the area of finance and preparing them for delivering value in corporate settings. So the programme is designed to incorporate the emerging areas of finance like Corporate Finance, Quantitative Techniques, Management Information System, Merchant Banking, Portfolio Management, Computer Application in Business, International Financial Management, Strategic Management, Insurance Management, E-commerce, Derivative & Risk Management, Corporate Tax Planning, etc. The MBA (FM) programme aims at imparting managerial skill and competence to the students for occupying various corporate hierarchies in the financial services industry.

Admission into the Course

For admission into the course, the applicant must be a graduate in any discipline and admission is based on composite score secured by the applicant in entrance examination (objective type multiple questions) and career assessment. 

Timing of the Classes

From 7.30 A.M to 10.30 A.M

Curriculum / Syllabi

Download MBA (FM) Syllabi Here (w.e.f. 2020)

Download MBA (FM) Syllabi Here

 Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
The department provides one year M.Phil. programme in Commerce through regular mode. The basic objective of the course is to inculcate and develop research spirit and to promote a scholarly attitude among the students. The content of the course covers a wide range of research related papers such as Research Methodology, Quantitative Techniques in Business Research, Research & Publication Ethics, Seminar Presentation, Derivatives & Risk Management, Consumer Behaviour & Marketing Research, Review of Research Progress and Dissertation.
Admission into the Course
For admission into the course, the applicant must be a Master degree holder in commerce and admission is based on the composite score secured by the applicant in University Research Entrance Test (URET) and career assessment. Applicants qualifying UGC-NET are exempted from appearing URET.


Timing of the Classes

From 10.30 A.M to 04.30 P.M

Curriculum / Syllabi

Download M.Phil. Syllabi Here

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


The department offers Ph.D. in Commerce. The major thrust areas of research are Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Bank Management, Marketing Management and Institutional Financing. Scholars taking admission into Ph.D. programme has to undergo coursework for a period six months. On successful completion of coursework the scholar is allowed to get himself/herself registered for the programme. The coursework covers various papers such as Research Methodology, Quantitative Techniques in Business Research, Research & Publication Ethics, Seminar Presentation, Derivatives & Risk Management and Consumer Behaviour & Marketing Research.

Admission into the Course

For admission into the Ph.D. programme, the applicant needs to hold a Master/M.Phil. degree in Commerce or equivalent disciplines and admission is based on the composite score secured by the applicant in University Research Entrance Test (URET) and career assessment. Applicants qualifying UGC-NET are exempted from appearing URET.

Timing of the Classes

From 10.30 A.M to 04.30 P.M

Curriculum / Syllabi

Download Ph.D. Syllabi Here
 

People

Professor  Gouri Sankar Lall (Ph.D.)
Professor 

P.G. Department of Commerce, Berhampur University
E-Mail: gourilall@gmail.com
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Professor Gouri Sankar Lall holds Ph.D. degree in Commerce from Berhampur University. He is having more than twenty three years of Post Graduate and M.Phil. Teaching experience in Commerce, MFC and produced one Ph.D. scholar and more than a twenty M.Phil. scholars. Currently he is working as senior most Professors in the Department, Commerce, Berhampur University. Prof. Lall has published more than thirty research articles in various International, National and state journals of repute. He has nine books to his credit. He regularly participates in National and International seminars, conferences and workshops and he has already attended fifty such events by contributing articles so far. His research interests include institutional Finance, Consumer Behaviour. He was the Dean, Commerce and Management, member of Senate, Academic Council. At present he is the Chairman, Board of Studies.

Dr. B. Venkateswara Rao

Assistant Professor
M.COM (UGC-NET-JRF, APSET), MBA (UGC-NET, APSET), Ph.D.
E-Mail: bvr.com@buodisha.edu.inbhanotu777@gmail.com
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Dr. Venkateswara Rao Bhanotu obtained his PhD. Degree, M.Com and MBA degrees from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and qualified UGC NET JRF in Commerce and UGC NET in Management. He has also qualified APSET in both Commerce and Management subjects. He has been teaching in the P.G. Department of Commerce, Berhampur University since 2016. He is a life member of All India Commerce Association (AICA), Indian Accounting Association (IAA) and Orissa Commerce Association (OCA). He has attended and presented papers in various national and international seminars and conferences. He has contributed and published research articles in various reputed international journals. His research interest is Entrepreneurship and Institutional Finance. Presently he is the member, Board of Studies (BOS) and Coordinator of P.G. Department of Commerce and MBA (Financial Management) Self Financing Course offered by the Department.

Mr. Maheswar Sethi
Assistant Professor

M.Com., Utkal University, UGC-NET-JRF
E-Mail:ms.com@buodisha.edu.in

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Mr. Maheswar Sethi has obtained his Master of Commerce from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha and presently he is pursuing Ph.D under Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He has qualified UGC-NET-JRF and has been teaching in the Department of Commerce, Berhampur University since 2016. Prior to this he has served the Department of Higher Education, Government of Odisha as Lecturer for a period of more than 2 years by qualifying Odisha Public Service Commission (O.E.S). He has been conferred with awards like “Posco Asia Fellowship” and “Chakradhar Award” for academic excellence. In the field of research, he has received “Prof. Manubhai M. Shah Memorial Research Award and Gold Medal” for best research paper in 72nd All India Commerce Conference conferred by Indian Commerce Association. He is a life member of Indian Commerce Association, Indian Accounting Association and Orissa Commerce Association. He has presented many research papers at National and International seminars and conferences. He has published many articles in various journals of national and international repute. His research interest includes Accounting and Finance.

Mr. Sakti Ranjan Dash,
Assistant Professor
M.Com, M.Phil. , UGC NET
E-Mail: shaktiranjan.srd@gmail.com,  srd.com@buodisha.edu.in
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Mr. Sakti Ranjan Dash has obtained his Master of Commerce and Master of Philosophy in commerce from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He has qualified UGC-NET. He has been teaching to Master of Commerce and MBA (FM) in the P.G. Department of Commerce, Berhampur University since 2017. Prior to join Berhampur University he was working as a full time research scholar at Department of Management Studies (DoMs), IIT Madras. He has been conferred with many awards and recognitions like “P.G. Merit Scholarship for University Rank holder” from University Grant Commission (UGC), Radhanath Rath Chhatrabruti” from “The Samaj”- the leading Odia daily news-paper, HTRA scholarship from IIT Madars, for his academic excellence. Apart from that many awards also goes to his credit for his excellence in social sphere of life. He has been an executive member of All India Accounting Association (Bhubaneswar Branch) & All Odisha Commerce Association. He is also a life member of many academic associations like All India Commerce Association, Indian Accounting Association and All Odisha Commerce Association. He has coordinated many Seminars & workshops. He also attended many national and International seminars and conferences and presented papers and awarded with Best Papers. He has authored one book and  published his research work in various journals of national and international repute. His board research area is Accounting and Finance. He has also extended his cooperation in administration by discharging his responsibility as Assistant Superintendent, member of IQAC, Member of Advisory Cultural Council of university and many more.  Apart from his academic career he loves to do paintings, gardening, interior designing, Photography & Choreography.

Facilities

Departmental Library

The department has departmental library housed with more than 2000 text books for reference of the students. The department also subscribes to various leading business daily to keep the students well aware of the market and economic developments.

Laboratory

A well equipped computer laboratory with internet access and business data analysis packages for the use of students and research scholars. 
Summer Internship Programme (SIP)
As a part of the curriculum, every MBA (FM) student has to undergo Summer Internship for a period of 30 days to gain insights into the industry practices and to put the classroom learning into actions. On completion of the internship, the student has to submit a report depicting the practical leanings and present the report through seminar.

Dissertation

To promote research spirit at master level, the students of both M.Com and MBA (FM) are required to submit a dissertation report as a part of their curriculum at the end of the 4th semester. 

Seminar Presentations

With an effort to improve the soft skill of the students, weekly departmental students’ seminars are held on every Saturday. 

Wall Magazine

To promote students’ creativity, the department publishes a wall magazine in each semester where the students can contribute their creative works like poems, paintings,dwawings, short stories, quotes etc. 

Research Corner

To facilitate better exchange of research ideas among the scholars, the department has a research corner where all the scholars can sit together and work on their research areas with mutual discussion, cooperation and support.
 

Research

The faculties and the research scholars of the department are actively engaged in research activities leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees. The major thrust areas of research are:
•    Corporate Finance
•    Financial Markets
•    Institutional Finance and Banking
•    Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
•    Marketing Management
•    Consumer Behaviour and Market Research
 

Events

•    One day state level seminar on “Indian Accounting Standards (IND-AS): A Converged IFRS” on 7th December 2019. 
•    21 Days Refresher Course in Commerce (under Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) funded by World Bank) from 6th to 26th February 2019.
•    Two-day National Seminar on “Contemporary Issues & Challenges in Finance and Taxation” (under Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) funded by World Bank) on 29th & 30th January 2019.
•    UGC Sponsored National Workshop on “Investment in Stock Market: Dynamics of Trading Mechanism” on 27th March 2017 in collaboration with NISM, Mumbai.
•    One-Day Seminar talk by Prof. Umesh C. Pattnaik, Academic Director of ISBM, Bhubaneswar on "Emotional Intelligence" on 14th February 2015. 
•    One-Day workshop on “Financial Inclusion: The Road Ahead” on 27th July 2014. RBI Regional Head, Bhubaneswar Mr. P. K. Jena was the Chief Speaker of the Occasion.
 

Alumini

Alumni Meet

5th Alumni Meet - 4th March 2018

4th Alumni Meet- 26th March 2017

3rd Alumni Meet – 8th March 2015

2nd Alumni Meet – 23rd March 2014

1st Alumni Meet- 20th January 2013

 

 

 

 

Gallery

Alumni Association
31st Commerce Conference
Seminar in Progress
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Dr. B. Venkateswara Rao
Coordinator
Email : hod.com@buodisha.edu.in