Faculty of Commerce
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Department of Commerce & Management


The Department of Commerce and Management is established in 1990. The courses M.Com., M. Phil. and Ph. D. in Commerce and Management are regularly conducted. The Interdisciplinary School for Regional and Professional Studies comes under the preview of working of the department. At present two chairs, one by United Western Bank and the other by Bank of India are established in the department. The Chair Professors are expected to contribute in terms of research in banking and finance.    M. B. A. Unit is also under the preview of working of the department.(The detailed information about M.B.A. Unit has been disclosed on the university website separately.) The department has conducted about eight Refresher Courses for teachers in Commerce. Two- day workshop for revising syllabus of Commerce subjects is recently arranged. Occasionally, short-term training programmes are also conducted jointly with other agencies like Small Industries Service Institute (SISI), District Industries Centre (DIC).

  Research Areas :
  • Rural Resource Management
  • Agro-based Industries
  • Co-operative Management
  • Rural Banking
  • Export of Agricultural products
  • Rural Manpower
  Academic Programmes offered
  • Ph. D
  • M. Phil
  • M. Com.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance (Proposed)
  M. Com. Course Structure :(Papers)
M. Com.  : Papers offered at Part-I & II :

M. Com. Part-I :

  • Compulsory :

    • Management Concepts and Organizational Behaviour

    • Managerial Economics

  • Optional :

    • Advanced Accounting Paper-I

    • Advanced Accounting Paper-II

    • Advanced Costing Paper-I

    • Advanced Costing Paper-II

    • Taxation Paper-I

    • Taxation Paper-II

M. Com. Part-II :

  • Compulsory:

    • Business Finance

    • Management Accounting

  • Optional                         

    • Advanced Accounting Paper-III

    • Advanced Accounting Paper-IV (Research Methodology and Project Work)

    • Advanced Costing Paper-III

    • Advanced Costing Paper-IV  (Research Methodology and Project Work)

    • Taxation Paper-III

    • Taxation Paper-IV (Research Methodology and Project Work)

  Seats / Intake Capacity 
  • M. Com. Part-I      :  60

  • M. Com. Part-II     :  60

Eligibility         :  B. Com. 
Admission Procedure       :
Merit on the basis of marks at Degree level is prepared and admission is given as per merit list.
Fees for M. Com.           :  As per the rules of the university.
 (Note: The Continuous Internal Evaluation has been introduced from the academic year 2007-08.)
M. Phil. :
  • Seats/Intake capacity       :   10

  • Eligibility                         :  M. Com. with minimum 50% marks

  • Admission Procedure      :  Admission test - written and oral is conducted and the admission is given as per the performance at admission test.

Ph. D.
  • Eligibility    :  M. Com. with minimum 50% marks and completion of Pre-Ph.D. Course

  • Admission procedure :

  1. Synopsis of the research proposal along with signature of guide is submitted.

  2. The Departmental Research Committee (DRC) in its meeting will first scrutinise the proposal. The candidate and his guide are invited to come before the meeting and make the presentation of the research proposal. After such presentation, the DRC may suggest the modification if necessary. After the scrutiny of the proposal is sent to the Research and Recognition Committee (RRC) of the university.

  3. The RRC scrutinise the proposal and sends it to BUTR for approval. (As per university rules)

  Facilities offered: 


  1.  Text-books and reference books &  periodicals, Reading Room at Br. Balasaheb Khardekar Library (University Library),

  2. Departmental Library-

  • Books for M. Com. Students

  • Collection of project reports for references

  1. Hostel facility (as per university rules)

  2. Earn & Learn Scheme at Late Shri. Appasaheb Pawar Vidyarthi Bhavan

  3. 'Work on Demand' Scheme for economically backward students.


  • Computer Lab

  • Digital Camera

  •  Overhead Projector

  • L. C. D. Projector

  Extension Services
  1. Short-term Training Programmes for employees,  new entrepreneurs are conducted jointly with other agencies.

  2. Coaching for NET/SET examination

  3. Other Services- Study tours, Public Lectures(speech), Feature writing, Seminar, workshops, conferences by the faculty.

  Placement Activities:

 The Department has appointed Mr. S. S. Mahajan as Placement Officer for M. Com. Students. The department conducts various programmes for career guidance, language skill development and computer skill development. The database of studnets' profile is available at university's Placement Cell.

  Faculty :
  • Professors: 01

  • Lecturers: 02

  • Chair Professors: 02

1. Dr. V. S. Patil, Professor
  • Specialization        :   Accounting and Finance, Management Theory, and
                                    Human Resource Management.

  • No. of Publications :

    • Books         :  Co-author of Five text-books for B. Com. Degree

    • Editorial Volumes : 07

    • Occasional Paper  :  Three papers in  STANCE-2001

    • Monograms                    :    ---

    • Articles in National/         :  One in Journal of Shivaji   University 
                                              (Humanities and Social Sciences) is published.

    • E-Mail :

2. Mr. S. S. Mahajan, Lecturer

  • Specialization        :    Accounting and Finanace

  • No. of Publications :

    • Books         :  --

    • Occasional Paper  :   01

    • Monograms              :    ---

    • Articles in National/   :  01 paper published in proceeding of International conference

    • Conference Papers : 06

    • Articles Published in News Papers : 06

    • E-Mail :

3. Mr. K. V. Marulkar, Lecturer

  • Specialization        :    Costing and Finanace

  • No. of Publications :

    • Books         :  02 (Co-authored)

    • Occasional Paper  :  --

    • Monograms                    :    ---

    • Articles in National/         : 02

    • Conference Papers : 15 (Published - 08)

    • E-Mail:

Two-Chairs at the Department:

1. IDBI Bank's Late Shri. R. N. Godbole Chair in Financial Management and Banking Research

Chair Professor : Dr. J. F. Patil
Phone: 0231- 2609359 (O)

2. Bank of India Chair in Rural Banking

Chair Professor : Dr. J. B. Kulkarni
Phone: 0231- 2609372 (O)

  Contact Person :
Dr. V. S. Patil,
Professor & Head,
Department of Commerce and Management,
Phone: 0231- 2609173/    2609174 (O)