School of Commerce & Economics



Ph.D Awardees

The Department of Commerce was established in the year 1945 with B.Com Degree course. It commenced M.Com Degree course in 1958 and in the year 1971, B.Com Degree Course under Evening Stream was introduced. The University of Madras permitted the Department to offer M.Phil Degree Programme from the academic year 1987, and it was elevated as Research Department to offer Ph.D Programme in Commerce (Full-time) from 1996. In 1998, the Department branched into Shift I and Shift II, offering B.Com Degree course in the afternoon session under the Self-supporting scheme.

Presently the Post Graduate and Research Department of Commerce is in its 76th year of functioning. About 500 students are pursuing their studies in various Academic Streams of B.Com, M.Com, M.Phil and Ph.D with fifteen well experienced faculty members. The Department functions exclusively on the first floor of Commerce & Economics Block with an amiable atmosphere.

It must be proudly noted here that we have distinguished Commerce Alumni in various walks of life worldwide, and they are great inspiration and pride to our Department and College. They constantly collaborate and closely involve in our success path in our academic endeavours.

The students who aspire for a career in Accounting and Finance, Management, Entrepreneurship and Logistics, who wish for an excellent education and holistic development in a perfect environment, are ensured of a successful academic formation offered by our Department in Loyola College.

The commerce department shift II has been providing quality education since 1998 when B.Com was started. In 1999 B.B.A. was started and B.Com. (Corporate Secretaryship) was started in 2000. Currently there are around 1200 students for B.Com., 240 students for BBA., and 320 students for B.Com. Corporate. The department teaches the syllabi (common to Shift I & II) through learner - centered teaching methods such as case studies, role play, field visits and project work. Besides the regular program, the department offers value added and co - curricular programs. There are remedial classes organized for deserving students. With the help of the faculty members and student body-the Commerce forum- the department has achieved many laurels.


Dr A Marcus

Head of the Department,
Department of Commerce,
New Commerce and Economics Building,
Loyola College (Autonomous),
Chennai - 600 034.
Tel: +91 - 44- 281783200 (Ext.334),