Commerce

           

About the Department:

The Department of Studies in Commerce was established in the year 1979 as one of the two departments, which were started along with establishment of Post-Graduate Centre by University of Mysore at Davangere. The Department was brought under the purview of Kuvempu University after its establishment in the year 1987. Currently, the Department of Studies in Commerce is functioning under Davangere University after its instituting on 18th August 2009 by being carved out of Kuvempu University. 

The Department offers Masters, PG diploma and Doctoral programs in the field of Commerce. It believes in nurturing and developing professional competencies in students through quality education, research and continuous innovation. The students of the department graduate with a concrete understanding of relevant subject knowledge and strong problem solving skills in diverse areas with human values. It also grooms the students with an aim to make them industry ready professionals with hands on knowledge in their selected field of specialization to effectively contribute to society with commitment and integrity.

From the inception of the department, it has produced more than 4000 Post Graduate students. The students of the department are serving the society by occupying the prominent positions in various Universities, Corporates, Colleges, Government departments and also by their own business establishments etc. The Department provides various platforms for the students to nurture skills, innovate and build leadership through various curricular and extracurricular activities. The faculty members of the department are very active in research manuscript publications, books, edited volumes, etc., their research work is well cited by the research community.

Highlights of the Department:

  1. The Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation of the programs are designed by the team of seasoned academicians with the support of Chartered accountants and industry experts.
  2. Emphasis on collaborative learning process through modern pedagogy.
  3. Providing strong practical perspective through continuous interaction with business and industry professionals.
  4. Conducts students’ centric activities like Product lunch, Commerce quiz, Collage making, essay writing, Seminar presentation, Case studies, Problem solving etc., on regular basis.
  5. Conducts Series of Special lectures by Eminent speakers, Seasoned academicians, Industrialist and Chartered accountants etc.,
  6. Organizes regular local industrial visits, Grassroots visits, Practical training and excursions.
  7. Encourages Faculty members and students to participate in the National and International Conferences and Conventions etc.,  
  8. Department has internal library with 5200 + high quality text books, more than 150 + Ph.D. thesis for Students and Research scholars reference.
  9. Conducts daily current event sessions for the students, encourages them to participate in the improvement of communication skills.
  10. Regular mentoring for the students in terms academic and non-academic activities.

Vision:

  • Business Education, Research and Extension based on Universal Human values, which reduce stress, promote Peace and Harmony for Quality of Life Results.

Mission:

  • To be one the best departments in the country by focusing on growth and development.
  • To adopt world class Teaching and Learning methods.
  • To build a student friendly, interactive academic environment.
  • To carry out research, consultancy, extension and training activities useful to society.
  • To imbibe in teachers and students the Universal Human values such as truthfulness, non-violence, kindness, compassion, generosity which ensure happy, peaceful & healthy life.

PROGRAM OFFERED:  

SL NO

PROGRAMMES 

NATURE & DURATION

ELIGIBILTY

1

M.Com

TwoYear

Candidates with B.Com, BBM, BBA, or any other Degree in related area of Commerce or Management recognized by this University are eligible to apply for admission to M.Com programme.

2

Ph. D

Three to Five Years

M.Com Other Post-Graduates are also considered if the topic is inter-disciplinary in nature, Admission is based on test (giving equal weightage to both the P.G M.Phil, JRF/NET/SLET/FIP and entrance %age and %age of marks in the entrance test).

3

DLitt.

One year

PHD., Degree in discipline’s Subjects

 Course Details:   

 

List of Faculty Members:

Sl. No.

Name of the Faculty

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

1

Dr. Anitha H.S.

M.Com., Ph.D.,

Professor

Cost Accounting and

Marketing

2

Dr. Laxmana P.

M.Com., Ph.D.,

Professor

Cost Accounting and Entrepreneurship

3

Dr. Srinivas K.T.

M.Com., Ph.D.,

Associate Professor and Chairman

Accounting and Finance

4

Dr. Sathyanarayana

M.Com., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

Costing and Taxation

5

Dr. Supriya R.

M.Com, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

Taxation

6

Dr. Cirappa  I.B.

M.Com., MBA., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

Accounting and Finance

7

Mr. Sathisha R.K.

M.Com., (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Taxation and Entrepreneurship

8

Dr. Rashmi M.

M.Com., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

Accounting and Taxation

9

Dr. Sharanraj 

M.Com., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

Finance

10

Mr. Arun Kumar R.

M.Com.

Assistant Professor

Banking

11

Mr. Shashidhara D.

M.Com.,(Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Finance

12

Mr. Kumar M.R.

M.Com.

MAF., (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Accounting and Finance

13

Ms. Usha

M.Com., (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Taxation

Research Details:

 

No. of Ph.D. Awarded from 2009 onwards

Sl.No.

Name of the Research  Scholar

Name of the Research Supervisor

Title of the thesis

Year of PhD awarded

1

Smt. Yashoda R

Dr. Anitha H.S.

An Evaluation of Regulatory Measures for Consumer Protection in Karnataka

23.11.2018

2

Mr. Gururaja B.L.

Dr. G.T. Govindappa

Entrepreneurship in Informal Services Sector – A Case Study of Hairdressing Saloons

06.07.2019

3

Mrs. Shamala K

Dr. G.T. Govindappa

A Study of Trends in Taxation of Wealth in India

09.09.2019

4

Mr. Dinesh K

Dr. Laxmana P

Delivery of Health Services by Medical Co-operatives – A Study of Selected Co-operative Hospitals in Karnataka

04.11.2019

5

Mr. Nagaraj B

Dr. Anitha H.S.

Role of Industrial Estates in the Growth and Development of SSIs

13.11.2019

6

Mr. Karibasappa T

Dr. Laxmana P

Job Satisfaction Among College Teachers – A Study with Reference to Government Colleges in Karnataka

20.11.2019

7

Mr. Lakshmikantha Nayaka T.O.

Dr. Laxmana P

Analysis of Non-performing Assets in Public Sector Banks in India –  A Case Study of State Bank of India

10.09.2020

8

Mr. Manjuntha J M

Dr. G.T. Govindappa

Working of Puffed Rice Units in Karnataka – A Study

19.09.2020

9

Smt. Leelavathi K

Dr. Cirappa I B

Financing of Rural Women Entrepreneurs by RRBs in Karnataka – With Special Reference to Pragathi Krishna Gramina Banks

08.03.2021

10

Smt. Madhuri S

Dr. Cirappa I B

A Study on Exchange Traded Funds in India with Special Reference to Selected Companies in Karnataka

22.03.2021

Research Scholar Details

Sl.No.

Name of the guide

Name of the Research Scholar

Title of the Thesis

Full time/ Part time

1.

 

Dr. Govindappa G. T

Mr. Prashanth Nayaka T.R.

Entrepreneurship Development and Self-Help Groups: A Study in Chitradurga District

Part time

2

Dr. Anitha H.S.

 

Mr. Rajappa L.

Entrepreneurship Development through Government Schemes for Upliftment of the downtrodden- A Study of Bangalore Urban & Rural District

Part time

Mr. Babu S.

Social Media Marketing and Consumer Buying Decisions: A Study of Online Consumers of Selected Electronic Goods in Karnataka

Part time

Mr. Sathisha R.K.

Role of Non-Banking Financial Institutions in Promoting and Developing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Karnataka- A Study

Part time

Mr. Prapulla Chandra N.

Forensic Accounting and its Application in Information Technology Corporates of Bengaluru Urban : An Analytical Study

Part time

Mr. Vikaschandra S.B.

Evaluation of Role and Impact of Skill Development Training in Entrepreneurship Development – A Study of  Rural Development and Self-Employment Training Institute (RUDSETI) in Karnataka

Full time with SC/ST fellowship

Mr. Pawan Kumar A.

NPA Management in District Central Co-operative Banks with Special Reference to Davangere District Central Co-operative Bank

Full time with UGC:

NFPWD

3

Dr. Laxmana P.

 

Mr. Prasanna S.H.

Non-Performing Assets in Public and Private Sector Banks in Karnataka State- A Comparative Study

Part time

Mr. Someshwari

Corporate Social Responsibility Practices-A Study of Select Companies in Karnataka

Full time

Ms. Sanyavva Yaragudri

 

Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on the Performance of Small Business Entrepreneurs

Part time

Mr. Raghavendra K.

Performance Evaluation of Entrepreneurship Development Programmes – A Study of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development of Karnataka (CEDOK) and Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institute (RUDSETI

Part time

Mr. Taruna Jarakunti

Entrepreneurship in Agro-Processing Industries in Karnataka: A Case Study.

Full time with SC/ST fellowship

4

Dr. Srinivas K.T.

 

Ms. Vidya Ananth Bhat

Promoting Financial Inclusion Programs among Poor Households – An Experimental Study

Full time

Ms. Harshita S.

Role of Financial Sector Towards Sustainable Development Goals in  the State of Karnataka

Part time

Ms. Shwetha S.M.

Impact of Environmental Accounting on the Corporate Performance – An Evaluation Study

Part time

Mr. Shriharikaranth

Management of Non-performing Assets -A Study on Efficacy of Recovery Channels of Commercial Banks

Full time with UGC:

JRF

Mr. Chandrashekar R.

Impact of Dairy Farming on Economic Empowerment – A Study of Select Cases in Karnataka

Full time with SC/ST fellowship

5

Dr. Sathyanarayana

 

Mr. Pragna Smarthas R.

Regional Rural Banks and Financial Inclusion – An Evaluation Study.

Part time

Mr. Joyan Dsouza

Performance Evaluation of Select Hybrid Mutual Funds

Part time

Ms. Amreen Sulthan

Impact of Information Technology on Profitability of Select Commercial Banks in Bengaluru

Part time

Mr. Mareppa T.

Impact of MSMEs towards Economic Development

Full time with SC/ST fellowship

Mr. Nagaraja T.

Corporate Social Responsibility Practices Towards Education Development 

Full time with SC/ST fellowship

6

Dr. Supriya R.

 

Ms. Sowmya S.

Role of Market Research Companies in Sales Promotion–An Empirical Study in Bengaluru

Part time

Ms. Meghana P.S.

Impact of Financial Inclusion Schemes on Rural Households

Part time

Mr. Ranganath S.R.

An Evaluation of Tax Saving Schemes among Salaried Individuals

Part time

Ms. Soumyashree N. Hegde

Impact of Social Media on Online Purchasing

Full time

Ms. Priyanka Kadur

Impact of Work Stress on Employees’ Performance in Banks

Full time with SC/ST fellowship

7

Dr. Cirappa I.B.

 

Mr. Muttesha N.

Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in Public and Private Sector Enterprises in Karnataka

Part time

Madhuri S

A Study on Exchange Traded Funds in India with Special Reference to Selected Companies in Karnataka

Full Time

Leelavathi K

Financing of Rural Women Entrepreneurs by RRBs in Karnataka – With Special Reference to Pragathi Krishna Gramina Banks

Full Time

Mr. Nagaraju H.P.

A Study on Working Capital Management Of KSRTC in Karnataka: With Special Reference to KSRTC Bangalore Division

Part time

Mr. Punith Kumar D.G.

Performance Evaluation of Corporate Bond Market in India: A Study of Investors in Karnataka

Part time

Ms. Nagaveni J.G.

Performance Evaluation of Self Help Groups-A Case Study of Davangere District

Full time

Ms. Sunitha A.G.

Stress Management of Women in Service Sector-An Empirical Study in Davangere District

Full time

Ms. Tejaswini K.C.

Impact of Derivative Operations on Retail Investors in Karnataka

Full time

Mr. Subramani S.V.

Crowd funding and Startups – An Evaluation Study

Part time

Project works/FDPs Undertaken/Conducted by the Department

Sl.No.

Name of the Faculty

Title of the Project/FDP

Funding Agency

Project Budget

Period

Status

1

Dr. Anitha H.S.

Consumer Protection

UGC

Rs. 8000

1996-97

Completed

2

Dr. Anitha H.S.

Role of Commercial Banks in Financing and Promoting Small Entrepreneurs – A Study of Karnataka State

UGC

Rs. 2,42,580

1998 – 2000

Completed

3

Dr. Anitha H.S.

 A Study of Entrepreneurship – Development in Industrial Areas of Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board

UGC

Rs. 5,31,200

2008-2011

Completed

4

Dr. Laxmana P

Performance of Small Scale Industries in Davangere District – A Case Study

Kuvempu University

Rs. 30,000

2008

Completed

5

Dr. Sathyanarayana

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Business – FDP

AICTE – ATAL

Rs. 92,000

2021

Conducted

Recent Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Organized by the Department

Year

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops organized

Source of Funding

No. of Beneficiaries/

Participants 

2016-17

25 Years of Financial Sector Reforms: A Look Back and Ahead – National  Seminar: 22.04.2016 to 23.04.2016

Davangere University

50 Participants + M.Com. Students of the Department

2017-18

Goods and Services Tax – Challenges and Opportunities  – National Seminar: 13.04.2017

Davangere University

70 Participants + M.Com. Students of the Department  

Workshop on Mandatory Courses  for Skill Enhancement: 23.11.2017

Davangere University

280 M.Com. Students of the Department

2018-19

Emerging Issues, Challenges and Opportunities of Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) in India – National Seminar: 17.01.2019

Davangere University

86 Participants +

M.Com. Students of the Department

 

 

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Program Offered:

SL NO

PROGRAMMES 

NATURE & DURATION

ELIGIBILTY

1

M.Com

TwoYear

Candidates with B.Com, BBM, BBA, or any other Degree in related area of Commerce or Management recognized by this University are eligible to apply for admission to M.Com programme.

2

Ph. D

Three to Five Years

M.Com Other Post-Graduates are also considered if the topic is inter-disciplinary in nature, Admission is based on test (giving equal weightage to both the P.G M.Phil, JRF/NET/SLET/FIP and entrance %age and %age of marks in the entrance test).

3

DLitt.

One year

PHD., Degree in discipline’s Subjects

Course Structure:

Faculty Details:

Sl. No.

Name of the Faculty

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

1

Dr. Anitha H.S.

M.Com., Ph.D.,

Professor

Cost Accounting and

Marketing

2

Dr. Laxmana P.

M.Com., Ph.D.,

Professor

Cost Accounting and Entrepreneurship

3

Dr. Srinivas K.T.

M.Com., Ph.D.,

Associate Professor and Chairman

Accounting and Finance

4

Dr. Sathyanarayana

M.Com., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

Costing and Taxation

5

Dr. Supriya R.

M.Com, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

Taxation

6

Dr. Cirappa  I.B.

M.Com., MBA., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

Accounting and Finance

7

Mr. Sathisha R.K.

M.Com., (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Taxation and Entrepreneurship

8

Dr. Rashmi M.

M.Com., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

Accounting and Taxation

9

Dr. Sharanraj 

M.Com., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

Finance

10

Mr. Arun Kumar R.

M.Com.

Assistant Professor

Banking

11

Mr. Shashidhara D.

M.Com.,(Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Finance

12

Mr. Kumar M.R.

M.Com.

MAF., (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Accounting and Finance

13

Ms. Usha

M.Com., (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Taxation

Research Details:

Ph.D. Guide and Student details :

Funding Project Details :

Sl.No.

Name of the Faculty

Title of the Project/FDP

Funding Agency

Project Budget

Period

Status

1

Dr. Anitha H.S.

Consumer Protection

UGC

Rs. 8000

1996-97

Completed

2

Dr. Anitha H.S.

Role of Commercial Banks in Financing and Promoting Small Entrepreneurs – A Study of Karnataka State

UGC

Rs. 2,42,580

1998 – 2000

Completed

3

Dr. Anitha H.S.

 A Study of Entrepreneurship – Development in Industrial Areas of Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board

UGC

Rs. 5,31,200

2008-2011

Completed

4

Dr. Laxmana P

Performance of Small Scale Industries in Davangere District – A Case Study

Kuvempu University

Rs. 30,000

2008

Completed

5

Dr. Sathyanarayana

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Business – FDP

AICTE – ATAL

Rs. 92,000

2021

Conducted

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