The department of commerce was started in the year 1972 with one faculty and 30 students at a time when Commerce as an educational choice was a distant one for women. However, today when women have scaled new frontiers in education, the commerce department has a prime place in Jesus and Mary College in terms of both students strength and faculty size.
Commerce department provides an enabling environment to help its students stand out both academically and in shaping them to an overall balanced personality both in terms of the college’s vision and today’s competitive environment. The faculty of commerce specialised in varied aspects of Commerce and Management - in areas like Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Taxation and Corporate/Business Laws and International Business- hone the academic skills of students enrolled in its undergraduate courses. Additionally, the department places emphasis on hands on learning through projects, internships, seminars and workshops of field level experts drawn from both academia and industry.
The department has an active Commerce Association consisting of both elected and nominated student representatives with the incumbent Teacher-in-Charge (HOD) of the department as its Advisor. The ‘Core Committee’ of this association has been proactive since its inception in providing both exposure and opportunity for the department students to participate in various inter-departmental, intra-departmental and inter-college events and competitions. ‘ComAcumen’ – the students’ festival organised under the aegis of the Commerce Association is an annual event which fulfils the innate abilities and talents of students as well as showcases their organisational and leadership skills.
A large number of Commerce students have been placed in well known companies like Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst and Young etc. through its placement initiatives. Not to miss the fun element of learning, the department organises fresher’s welcome, annual excursion etc.