The Department of Commerce, Osmania University, one of the oldest and largest departments in the country, has been serving for the last 75 years for its noble contribution to the commerce education & literature and unstinted service to the student community..
The Department is running several streams of commerce courses at both undergraduate and post graduate levels catering to about 1,40,000 undergraduate students and to about 1,500 post graduate students. The Department has been in the forefront in responding to the industry needs by swiftly devising new courses or revising the syllabi of existing courses so as to make students industry-ready.
The Department achieved excellent placements for M.Com students through its own placement cell. The Department is quick in responding positively to the industry requests for MOUs and has to its credit three MOUs with Tally, GENPACT and ICICI Bank.
The Department well recognized the need for Computer education and introduced a decade back itself, computer subjects at both under graduate and post graduate levels of Commerce courses. It has the credit of offering a perfect blend of Information Technology with Commerce core subjects in such an inseparable fashion that use of computers by faculty and students is made indispensable while learning commerce subjects. Further, the Department introduced computer and commerce lab as a part of the curriculum and assessment to expose the commerce students to the practical knowledge and environment. The Department is always in the fore front in leading other Institutions in the State in designing the common-core syllabus at under-graduate level and showing a new direction to educational institutions from time to time.
The premier and unique master programmes like, Master of Finance & Control (M.F.C.) or M.Com (Finance) and M.Com (Information Systems), are designed to suit the needs of the corporate world and various programmes like, Spoken English to help the students with regional medium in improving their communication skills, personality development programmes, seminars etc are being conducted to enhance their employment opportunities in various sectors.
The Department provides the academic leadership in organizing training programmes for the trainers i.e. the Commerce teachers of about 500 colleges under the control of Osmania University, by regularly conducting the training programmes in the new subjects and in new teaching techniques, through its own Training Wing.
Exposing students to the knowledge and experience of distinguished personalities from Chartered Accountancy firms, Institutes of Cost & Management Accountants, Company Secretaries, Software Industries, Police Department, Civil Services, Banks, Insurance companies etc. is a regular feature in their course curriculum.
Provision of Internet facilities through WiFi round the clock, use of Audio-visual aids in the class rooms, conduct of Group discussions, Case studies, Role-plays, Mock-interviews etc., Interaction of Student counsellors with students for frequent sharing of views and problems and guiding them throughout their course period are some of the student development activities of the Department.
Project Report preparation by studying a researchable topic in a firm or taking up a burning issue related to Finance / Marketing or Human Resource Management and analysing it by survey method, by using appropriate statistical tools, whereby offering useful suggestions to the industry world, is a challenging task carried out with success by the senior students, which is applauded by the Industry experts who evaluate them. This exercise is at times providing corporates with an opportunity to spot the merit and absorb them in their own firms.
The Department of Commerce does not create students in its own image, but develops students who can create their own image. One of the living examples is Dr. Y. Venugopal Reddy who took his Doctorate degree from Commerce Department and rose to the highest position as Governor of RBI, India.
The Department is rich by its robust faculty, some of whom are Best Teacher Awardees by the A.P. State Government and other reputed national and international repute societies. Many of the faculty are Presidents, Executive Vice-Presidents, and Executive Council Members in the national bodies like All India Accounting Association, Indian Institute of Public Administration, All India Commerce Association etc. serving and spreading, nationally and internationally, the cause of Commerce education. The Department is proud of its faculty who visited foreign countries to present research papers and to chair technical sessions in the International Seminars and to take up teaching and research assignments on academic exchange programmes and who published several research papers in the International journals and who are on the Editorial board of international journals and Board of Studies of prestigious Institutes.
The department also runs an internationally reputed Quarterly Journal “OU Journal of International Business Studies” which has very large readership all over the world.
The learned faculty strive always our students towards realising their dreams and attaining their goals.
With warm regards,
PROF. D. CHENNAPPA
Head, Department of Commerce