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Year of Establishment : 1922

History of the department : From its inception in 1922, the Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta has traversed a long way. The Department takes pride in its commendable performance vis-à-vis major developmental indicators such as student intake, number of teachers, published research work, updated curricula and courseware. Almost from the very beginning, the Department has been utilizing the services of a number of guest faculty members drawn from both academic institutions and industrial organizations of repute. At present, it has 22 whole time teachers and 28 guest faculty members. Most of the distinguished faculty members have doctoral degrees and are members of various professional institutions. 

The Department, in keeping with the advances made in different branches of commerce, has revised the curriculum from time to time. T he last revision of curriculum has taken place very recently in August 2011. Under the new curriculum, the Department has upgraded to the system of semester-based teaching. Currently, M. Com. course run by the Department both in the Day and in the Evening Sections, offers 20 papers of 50 marks, divided equally in two academic sessions, namely, Part I and Part II. For the first time, in accordance with the requirements of semester-based teaching, each 50 mark paper will be assessed in stages: 10 marks through Internal Assessment, and 40 marks, subsequently, through written end-of-session examinations. 

The Department started its 2-year M. Phil curriculum in 1988, and currently it follows the New M.Phil. Regulations laid down by the University Grants Commission in 2009. One of the greatest strengths of the Department is its Ph.D. programme. It is a matter of pride to note that a large number of researchers have been awarded Ph.D. degrees in significant areas of business-related research including accounting, finance, management and economics. At present, the Ph.D. programme is being conducted under the New UGC Regulations. More than 100 research scholars are pursuing their doctoral research work under the guidance of registered research supervisors, including, inter alia, many of the distinguished members of the faculty.

The Department publishes a bi-annual journal, Business Studies (ISSN 0970-9657), which features research-based contributions from reputed members of the academia from across the country. Recently, the 34th volume of the Departmental journal has been published. Academic performance, including research and teaching, of Departmental faculty members has earned pan-Indian recognition, as evidenced by the UGC’s sanction of Special Assistance Programme by the University Grants Commission since 1987, under Departmental Special Assistance (DSA) Programme Phase I, II and III.

A number of research volumes have been published by the Department under the three phases of the Departmental Special Assistance Programme. National Seminars and Conferences on contemporary issues, too, have been held periodically every year since 1987. In early 2005, the Department’s contribution to academic research activities was recognized once again by the University Grants Commission when it was granted Assistance for Infrastructural support in Humanities and Social Sciences [ASIHSS], an Infrastructure Development Programme, sponsored. This is a unique distinction conferred to only a few SAP-qualified University departments all over India, based on their academic excellence. The UGC-sponsored ASIHSS programme has also been completed very successfully in the year 2009-10. 

Appreciating the need of the hour for a Masters Degree in Finance, the Department has embarked on a two-year full-time self-financed MBA Course in Finance, consisting of four semesters. Classes for the first semester of the course commenced on and from 26th September 2005. Presently, the tenth (Batch of 2014-16) and eleventh (Batch of 2015-17) batches are in the fourth and second semester stages, respectively


Faculty Members :
Name Designation Area of specialization Email
Prof. Swagata Sen
Professor Accounting and Finance
Prof. Malayendu Saha (On-Lien) 
Professor Accounting and Finance
Prof. Dipti Kumar Chakravorty
Professor Accounting, Organisational Behaviour
Prof. Dhruba Ranjan Dandapat 
Professor Accounting and Finance
Prof. Jadab Krishna Das 
Professor Statistics, Research Methodology, Operations Research and Mathematics
Prof. Rajib Dasgupta 
Professor Marketing Management, Organisational Behaviour.
Prof. Kanika Chatterjee
Professor Business Ethics, Strategic Management & Accounting
Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana
Professor and Head, Dept. of Commerce, University of Calcutta. Accounting and Finance
Prof. Siddhartha Sankar Saha 
Professor & Dean (Interim), Faculty Council for Post Graduate Studies in Commerce, Social Welfare and Business Management, University of Calcutta.
Director, University of Calcutta ― Calcutta Stock Exchange Centre of Excellence in Financial Market (CUCSE-CEFM)
Accounting and Finance including Financial Markets and Services,
Prof. Snehamay Bhattacharyya
Professor Accounting, Taxation
Prof. Tanupa Chakraborty
Professor and Coordinator, MBA (Financial Management) Accounting and Finance
Prof. Ram Prahlad Choudhary
Professor Accounting and Finance
Dr. Sajal Das
Associate Professor Accounting and Finance
Dr. Bikram Singh
Associate Professor Accounting and Finance
Mr. Pema Lama
Assistant Professor Accounting and Finance
Mr. Atanu Pramanick
Assistant Professor Accounting and Finance
Dr. Bappaditya Biswas
Assistant Professor Accounting and Finance
Dr. Swapan Sarkar
Assistant Professor Accounting and Finance
Md. Sharique Imroze
Assistant Professor Accounting and Finance
CA Anandaraj Saha
Assistant Professor Accounting and Finance
Visiting faculty members :
Name Institutions attached with
Mr. Subhayan Basu Anandamohan College
Dr. Kausik Das Shyampur Siddheswari College
Dr. Anish Kumar Dan Bangabasi College
Dr. Sanjoy Sarbadhikary  
Dr. Bibekananda Raychaudhuri Retired Teacher, Maharaja Manindra Chandra College
Dr. Abhijit Kundu Rastraguru Surendranath College
Dr. Arindam Kundu Govt of West Bengal
 Dr. Nibedita Roy St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata
Ms. Piyali Dutta Choudhury Institute of Business Management & Research
Mr. Abhik Kr. Mukherjee Burdwan University
Dr. Biswanath Sinha Goenka College of Commerce
Mr. Soumya Saha St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata
Mr. Pijush Basu S. A. Jaipuria College
Mr. Soumya Mukherjee Maharaja Manindra Chandra College
Dr. Amit Majumder Bijoy Krishna Girl’s College
Dr. Indrajit Dhar  
Dr. Somnath Ghosh  
Dr. Satyajit Dhar Kalyani University
Dr. Saikat Bhattacharyya  
Dr. Jaydip Dasgupta Shantipur College
Dr. Samir Kumar Lobwo St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata
Dr. Mausumi Bhattacharyya Sreerampore College
Dr. Sarbapriya Ray Vivekananda College
Dr. Uttam Dutta West Bengal State University
Mr. Amarnath Das Lalbaba College
Dr. Samya Brata Das New Alipore College
Dr. Rajgopal Sen (Req. Service) Internal Auditor, University of Calcutta.
Prof. Ratan Kumar Ghosal (Visiting Teacher) Retired Professor, University of Calcutta.

Courses :

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
M.Com Post Graduate B.Com (H) in order of merit Day – 420
Evening - 420
M.Phil After Post Graduate M.Com 19
MBA (Financial Management) (Self Financing) Post Graduate Graduate & CAT or MAT qualified 30 (Indian)
5 (Foreign)
Ph.D Research M.Com/ M.B.A/M.B.M/ M.A (Eco)/ Relevant Degrees


Research scholars :
Name Name of the supervisor Date of registration
Subhayan Basu Prof. Jita Bhattacharyya  
G M Chakraborty Prof. Jita Bhattacharyya  
Samir Mallick Prof. Sudipti Banerjea  
Jayanta Nath Kundu Prof. Sudipti Banerjea  
Durgadas Bhattacharyya Prof. Sudipti Banerjea  
Anirban Ghosal Prof. Swagata Sen  
Raju Mondal Prof. Swagata Sen  
Pijush Kumar Basu Prof. Swagata Sen  
Sankar Paul Prof. Swagata Sen  
Priyanka  Saha Prof. Swagata Sen  
Sushita Chakraborty Prof. Swagata Sen  
Arup Chaudhury Prof. Malayendu Saha  
Avik Chatterjee Prof. Malayendu Saha Seminar
Pema Lama Prof. Malayendu Saha  
Shree Prakash Prof. Malayendu Saha Seminar
Anandaraj Saha Prof. Malayendu Saha Seminar
Satabdee Banerjee Prof. Malayendu Saha Seminar
Sumanta Bhattacharyya Prof. Malayendu Saha  
Gholam Syedain Khan Prof. Malayendu Saha  
Rama De Prof. Dipti Kumar Chakravorty  
Arunabha Bhowmick Prof. Dipti Kumar Chakravorty  
Debarshi Bhattacharyya Prof. Dipti Kumar Chakravorty  
Madhushri Banerjee Prof. Dipti Kumar Chakravorty  
Raghabendra Roy Prof. Dipti Kumar Chakravorty  
Rampada Bera Prof. Swapan Kumar Chakraborty  
Bidisha Dutta Prof. Swapan Kumar Chakraborty  
Joyeeta Roy Prof. Swapan Kumar Chakraborty  
Prabal Kumar Sen Prof. Swapan Kumar Chakraborty  
Madan Mohan Jana Prof. Dhruba Ranjan Dandapat  
Mitasi Das Pyne Prof. Dhruba Ranjan Dandapat  
Soumya Mukherjee Prof. Dhruba Ranjan Dandapat  
Soummya Banerjee Prof. Dhruba Ranjan Dandapat  
Pinaki Ranjan De Prof. Dhruba Ranjan Dandapat  
Arup Mullick Prof. Dhruba Ranjan Dandapat  
Deepashree Chatterjee Prof. Dhruba Ranjan Dandapat  
Somok Maitra Prof. Jadab Krishna Das  
Sarada Prasad Datta Prof. Jadab Krishna Das  
Ms. Arpita Pramanik Prof. Jadab Krishna Das  
Ms. Satarupa Bose Prof. Jadab Krishna Das  
Avik Kumar Das Prof. Jadab Krishna Das  
Sudipta Ghosh Prof. Jadab Krishna Das  
Ms. Sabari Ghosh Prof. Jadab Krishna Das  
Ms. Dipanjana Bagchi Prof. Jadab Krishna Das  
Anulekha Banerjee Prof. Rajib Dasgupta  
Souvik Sarkar Prof. Rajib Dasgupta  
Soma Nath Prof. Rajib Dasgupta  
Chandrima Banerjee Prof. Rajib Dasgupta  
Md. Sharique Imroze Prof. Kanika Chatterjee  
Saptarshi Roy Prof. Kanika Chatterjee  
Sushmita Saha Prof. Kanika Chatterjee  
Pradesh Ghosh Prof. Kanika Chatterjee  
Subrata Sarkar Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana Submitted
Rintu Nath Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana  
Jyotirmoy Koley Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana  
Indranil Sarkar Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana  
Sanjib Mitra Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana  
Pradipta Adhikari Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana  
Soumita Mukherjee Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana  
Atanu Pramanick Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana  
Pallab Pyne Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana  
Roma Jaiswal Prof. Snehamay Bhattacharyya  
Subrata Mondal Prof. Snehamay Bhattacharyya  
Ujjawini Saha Gupta Prof. Snehamay Bhattacharyya  
Sutapa Banerjee Prof. Snehamay Bhattacharyya  
Surajit Dawn Prof. Snehamay Bhattacharyya  
Suddhasatta De Dr. Tanupa Chakraborty  
Swapna Samanta Dr. Tanupa Chakraborty  
Mahua Basu Dr. Tanupa Chakraborty  
Asim Paul Dr. Tanupa Chakraborty  
Sharmistha Ghosh Dr. Tanupa Chakraborty  
Partha Sarathi Roy Dr. Tanupa Chakraborty  
Gopinath Ghosh Dr. Tanupa Chakraborty  
Khushbu Thakkar Dr. Tanupa Chakraborty  
Madhab Majhi Dr. Sajal Das  
Rana Ghosh Dr. Sajal Das  
Mrityendu Narayan Roy Dr. Siddhartha Sankar Saha  
Vijay Anand Shah Dr. Siddhartha Sankar Saha  
Shibpada Patra Dr. Siddhartha Sankar Saha  
Srabani De Dr. Siddhartha Sankar Saha  
Tapas Kumar Tripathy Dr. Siddhartha Sankar Saha  
Soma Das Dr. Ram Prahalad Chowdhury  
Raju Naru Dr. Ram Prahalad Chowdhury  
Satyajit Ghorai Dr. Ram Prahalad Chowdhury  
Anjan Dan Dr. Ram Prahalad Chowdhury  
Pritha Sen Dr. Ram Prahalad Chowdhury  
S. Kavita Dr. Ram Prahalad Chowdhury  
Parna Banerjee Dr. Ram Prahalad Chowdhury  
Sweety Sadhukhan Dr. Bikram Singh  
Moumita Sarkar Dr. Bikram Singh  
Koushik Chatterjee Dr. Bikram Singh  
Poulomi Nikhil Kumari Barman Iti Dr. Bikram Singh  
Suparna Das Dr. Bikram Singh  
Brahma Chowdury Mr. Pema Lama  
Sujay Dhar Mr. Pema Lama  
Madhumita Dasgupta Mr. Pema Lama  
Saheli Bhattacharyya Dr. B. Biswas  
Md Sahajahan Dr. Swapan Sarkar  
Pranjal Chakraborty Dr. Swapan Sarkar  
Projects :
Project title Funding agency Principal investigator Duration
The Company Balance Sheet UGC DSA Programme Prof. Arun Kumar Basu Completed
Environmental Reporting Systems in the Indian Automobile Industry UGC DSA (Phase II) Programme Dr. K. Chatterjee Completed
Environmental Management; a Cost-Benefit analysis of Pollution Control Techniques in Selected Industries UGC DSA (Phase II)  Programme Dr. Mahalaya Chatterjee Completed
The Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana: A Concurrent Evaluative Study in West Bengal UGC DSA  (Phase II) Programme Dr. Swapan Kumar Chakraborti Completed
A Survey on the Post-Merger Scenario in Indian Corporate Sector UGC DSA (Phase II) Programme Dr. Malayendu Saha Completed
Business Process Outsourcing: A Study of Some Selected Indian Companies UGC DSA (Phase III)  Programme Dr. Malayendu Saha Completed
Sustainability Reporting as an Indicator of Strategic Corporate Citizenship UGC DSA (Phase III)  Programme Dr. Kanika Chatterjee Completed
The Role of Small Scale Industries Service Institutes (SISIs), Ministry of SSI, Government of India, in Developing Entrepreneurship and Promoting Small Businesses in India – A Study with Special Reference to SISI, Kolkata UGC DSA (Phase III)  Programme Dr. Dhruba Ranjan Dandapat Completed
Global Convergence of Accounting Standards UGC DSA (Phase III)  Programme Prof. Bhabatosh Banerjee Completed
The Environmental Impact of Thermal Power Plants in West Bengal: A Study of the Project Affected People UGC ASIHSS Programme Dr. Jadab Krishna Das Completed
Environmental Accounting in India: A Study on its Existing System and Possible Improvement UGC ASIHSS Programme Dr. Dipti Kumar Chakraborty Completed
Marketing Strategy of Financial Services: A Survey of the Strategies Adopted with regard to Both Retail and Corporate Banking in India UGC ASIHSS Programme Dr. Rajib Dasgupta Completed
Small Investors’ Attitude towards Investment in Mutual Funds UGC ASIHSS Programme Mr. Snehamoy Bhattacharyya Completed
Online Banking: A Comprehensive Study on its Growth, Problems and Prospects in India UGC ASIHSS Programme Dr. Tanupa Chakraborty Completed
Collaborations :
Title of the programme Principal collaborator of the department Name and address of the collaborating institution Principal collaborator of the collaborating institution Duration of the programme
Centre for Excellence in Financial Market Department of Commerce Calcutta Stock Exchange Calcutta Stock Exchange 5 years MOU has been signed for the second time
IFRS Certification Department of Commerce ACCA/ISDC ACCA/ISDC MOU signed in Feb. 2016
Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department :
  • National Economic Environment
  • Global Business Management
  • International Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Accounting Theory
  • Quality Management
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Development and Corporate Environmental Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Management of SMEs
  • e-business
  • Micro Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Microfinance
  • Financial Inclusiveness
  • Ethics in Financial Markets

Teaching support :

  • Our faculty members regularly resort to innovative approaches like using LCD projectors etc while teaching in the classrooms. The department also has a well equipped computer room with sufficient number of computers for the students and research scholars.
  • Additionally, Department also subscribes Databases like CMIE-Prowess or Capitaline to help faculty members and scholars in their research.
Major activities :
  • Department regularly arranges campus placement programmes for the students of M.Com to place them in the industry. Some of the well known recruiters include Aditya Birla Group, Tata Motors, TCS, Genpact, SRMB Steel, DUCKBACK, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
  • Department also arranges campus placement programmes for the students of MBA in Finance course. Some of the well known recruiters include Axis Bank, Bank of Baoda, K & A Securities, Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, NICCO Corporations Ltd, Bandhan Microfinance, Reliance Industries Ltd, SENBO Ltd, Simplex Infrastructures, Zacks Research Pvt. Ltd, Bank of India, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Corporation Bank, HSBC, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank.
  • During the last few years Department organized a number of Seminars/Conferences as follows:
Name of programme National/international Source of funding Year
National Seminar on Strategic Management of Financial Services National UGC 2010
International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance (January 8-9, 2011) International UGC, Indian Accounting Association and Research Foundation, Deloitte and EIILM 2011
State level on Neo-Liberalism and the Evolution of the Indian State State level UGC, Commerce Alumni Association 2011
State level seminar on Corporate Fraud State level UGC, Commerce Alumni Association 2012
International Conference on Non-Life Insurance: Emerging Issues (March 02, 2013) International UGC and Insurance Institute of India 2013
State Level Seminar on Crisis of Rupee State level UGC, Commerce Alumni Association 2013
State level seminar on Investors’ Protection State level UGC, Commerce Alumni Association and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India 2014
  • In addition to this, Calcutta University and Calcutta Stock Exchange – Centre for Excellence in Financial Markets has been organizing seminars and workshops on regular basis on topics like Capital Market, Financial Inclusiveness and Ethics in Financial Market etc in collaboration with different academic institutions. Since its inception in 2012, it has so far organized 20 seminars, 3 International Conferences and 2 Special Lectures.
  • The Centre also conducts a one week certificate course on ‘Financial Market (Basic)’. So far 16 batches of students have successfully completed the certification programme.

Additional information :

  • As a part of their curriculum, the students of MBA (Financial Management) course attend an Internship Programme in well reputed organizations after their second semester classes.
  • As a part of our continuous effort to enhance the domain knowledge of our faculties, the Centre for Excellence in Financial Market (CUCSE-CEFM) organizes Faculty Development Programmes on a regular basis. Recently one such programme was arranged in association with the Institute of Cost Accountants of India from 22.02.2016 to 28.02.2016.
  • Syllabus for M.Com : [ Click here ]


Campus : College Street Campus

Address for communication : Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta, 87/1, College Street, Kolkata-700 073