Commerce

The Post-graduate Department of Commerce was started in 1979 as one of the two departments, which were started along with the establishment of Post-Graduate Centre at Davangere.  The Commerce Department was started in this area, which is considered to be an important commercial city in the state, and it would benefit the students of this area. The P.G. Centre was under the control of the University of Mysore. When the Kuvempu University was formed in 1987, the P.G. Centre was brought under the purview of Kuvempu University, so also the Department of Commerce. However, the centre got separated from Kuvempu University and given the University status under the banner of Davangere University on 18th August 2009 and a stream of academic activities was initiated during 2009-10. In the process, the department faculty have published research papers, books and presented papers in various national and international conference and workshops. Moreover, the department took initiative in giving thrust to research in the field of Commerce.  Applications were invited for Ph.D. and M.Phil. Programmes by the University to take up the research work in the respective fields.  The newly structured syllabus was introduced during the year.

  • Vision:

Business Education, Research and Extension based Universal Human values, which reduce stress, promote peace and harmony for Quality of Life Results.

  •  Mission:
    •  To be one of the best departments in the country by focusing on quality 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 a happy, peaceful and healthy life.

Faculty Progress:

 The faculty of the department are invited by different universities to deliver lectures in U.G.C. sponsored refresher courses, orientation programme and to present papers in national, international and state-level seminars and conferences.  They have been involved in the research projects of universities, funding agencies and other institutes as contributors.  The above programmes have facilitated the interaction and exposure to students and faculty of the department with the faculty and researchers in other universities by promoting intellectual debate, discussion the understanding.

The department has contributed significantly to research and teaching. The faculty members have published about 140 papers and 20 books in total. Ph.D., degree has been awarded to 12 scholars and 16 research scholars are working for their Ph.D. degree in the department, currently.  Three batches of M.Phil. Students have been awarded degrees.  The faculty members have completed many major and minor research projects of the U.G.C. and other institutions.

Thrust Areas of Research:

The thrust area of research includes; Finance, Management, Entrepreneurship, Management Accounting, Marketing, Taxation, Public Finance, Business Environment and Human Resource Management. Capital Market, Indian Financial System, Retail Management etc.   

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. V. Sharanraj Basavaraj

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