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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 20 whole time teachers and 29 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. The last revision of curriculum has taken place very recently in August 2018. Under the new curriculum, the Department has upgraded to the Choice-based Credit System (CBCS) based teaching. Currently, M. Com. course run by the Department both in the Day and in the Evening Sections, offers 22 papers of 50 marks, divided in four semesters.  Each 50 mark paper will be assessed in stages: 10 marks through Internal Assessment, and 40 marks, subsequently, through written semester end- examinations.

The Department started its 2-year M. Phil curriculum in 1988, and currently it follows the New M.Phil. Regulations, 2016.  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 Regulations, 2016. 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 Volume XL (No. 1) 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 Master Degree in Finance, the Department has embarked on a two-year full-time self-financed MBA (Financial Management) Course in Finance (erstwhile MBA in Finance), consisting of four semesters under CBCS. Classes for the first semester of the course commenced on and from 26th September 2005. Presently, the fifteenth (Batch of 2019-2021) and sixteenth (Batch of 2020-2022) batches are in the fourth and second semester stages, respectively.

The University of Calcutta – Calcutta Stock Exchange Centre of Excellence in Financial Markets (CUCSE-CEFM), a Centre that is dedicated to multidisciplinary study and research in financial markets, is a collaborative effort of the Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta and the Calcutta Stock Exchange. It functions as an independent body within the framework of the University of Calcutta since 2013. The Centre has actively started to examine select issues that acutely confront the financial system in India. At present, the Centre is focusing on three thrust areas: capital markets, financial inclusiveness, and ethics in financial markets. The introduction of One-Year (Evening) Post Graduate Diploma In Investment Portfolio Management Services (PGDPMS) course in financial markets is an outcome of its objective to create a general awareness about financial markets, since 2018-2019.


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. Dhruba Ranjan Dandapat 
Professor Accounting and Finance
Prof. Jadab Krishna Das 
Professor and Dean (Acting), Faculty Council for Post-Graduate Studies in Commerce, Social Welfare & Business Management 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 Accounting and Finance
Prof. Siddhartha Sankar Saha 
Professor and Head of the Department Accounting and Finance including Financial Markets and Services
Prof. Snehamay Bhattacharyya
Professor Accounting, Taxation
Prof. Tanupa Chakraborty
Professor Accounting and Finance
Prof. Ram Prahlad Choudhary
Professor and
Director, University of Calcutta and Calcutta Stock Exchange - Centre of Excellence in Financial Markets (CUCSE-CEFM)
Accounting and Finance
Dr. Bikram Singh
Professor Accounting and Finance
Dr. Sajal Das
Associate Professor Accounting and Finance
Mr. Pema Lama
Associate Professor Accounting and Finance
Dr. Swapan Sarkar
Associate Professor Accounting and Finance
Dr. Bappaditya Biswas
Assistant Professor Accounting and Finance
Mr. Atanu Pramanick
Assistant Professor Accounting and Finance
Md. Sharique Imroze
Assistant Professor Accounting and Finance
CA Anandaraj Saha
Assistant Professor Accounting and Finance
Visiting faculty members :
Sl. No Name of the Faculty Educational Qualifications Affiliation Designation
1 Dr. (CA) Abhijit Kundu M.Com., Ph.D., CA Dept. of  Commerce, Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College  Assistant Professor
2 Dr. Amarnath Das M.Com., M.Phil., Ph.D. Dept. of  Commerce, Nabagram Hiralal Paul College Assistant Professor
3 Dr. Amit Majumder M.Com., M.Phil., Ph.D., MBA Dept. of  Commerce, Bijoy Krishna Girls, College Associate Professor
4 Dr. Anindita Basu (Chowdhury) M.Sc.(Economics), Ph. D. Dept. of  Economics, Panihati Mahavidyalaya Assistant Professor
5 Dr. Anish Kumar Dan M.Com., M.Phil., Ph.D., Dept. of  Commerce, Bangabasi College Assistant Professor
6 Dr. Anupam Karmakar M.Com., MBA, PGDFM, PGDMM D/o Commerce,  New Alipore College Assistant Professor
7 Dr. Arindam Kundu M.Stat. (ISI), Ph. D. Govt. of West Bengal Statistical Officer
8 Dr. Biswanath Sinha M.Com., Ph.D. Dept. of  Commerce,  Geonka College of Commerce and Business Adminstration Associate Professor
9 Dr. Indrajit Dhar M.Com., Ph.D., CA Albert David Ltd. Associate Vice President
10 Dr. Mahananda Kanjilal M.Sc.(Economics), M.Phil., Ph. D. Dept. of  Economics, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College Associate Professor
11 Dr. Mausumi Bhattacharyya M.Com., Ph.D. Dept. of  Commerce,  Serampore College Associate Professor
12 Dr. Mitrendu Narayan Roy  M.Com., Ph. D., CFA, MS. Dept. of  Commerce,  Geonka College of Commerce and Business Adminstration Assistant Professor
13 Dr. Nilanjana Biswas M.A.(Eco.), Ph. D. Dept. of  Economics, Susil Kar College Assistant Professor
14 Ms.Pallavi Julasaria M.Sc.(Economics), M. Phil. School of Business & Economics,
Adamas University
Assistant Professor
15 Mr. Pijush Kumar Basu M. Com. Dept. of  Commerce (Evening), S.A. Jaipuria College Associate Professor
16 Dr. Piyali Dutta Chowdhury M.A. (Statistics), Ph. D. Institute of Business Management and Research, Kolkata Assistant Professor
17 Dr. Samarpita Seth M.A.(Economics), M.Phil., Ph. D. Dept. of  Economics, New Alipore College Associate Professor
18 Dr. Samyabrata Das M.Com., Ph.D., CMA Dept. of  Commerce,  New Alipore College Associate Professor
19 Dr. (CS) Sanjay K. Sarbadhikary M.Com., Ph.D., CS VGSOM: IIT: Kharagpur Adjunct Professor
20 Dr. Sarbapriya Ray M.Com., Ph.D. Dept. of  Commerce,  Vivekananda College Associate Professor
21 Dr. Satyajit Dhar M.Com., Ph.D., CA Dept. of  Business Administration, University of Kalyani Professor
22 Dr. Shivaji Banerjee M.Com, PGDBM, MIMA, ACIM Dept. of  Commerce and Business Adminstration, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Assistant Professor
23 Mr. Soumya Mukherjee M. Com., M. Phil. Dept. of  Commerce, Maharaja Manindra Chandra College Assistant Professor
24 Dr. Soumya Saha M.Com., Ph.D. Dept. of  Commerce, Vivvekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya Assistant Professor
25 Dr. Sreemoyee Guha Roy M.Com., Ph.D. Dept. of  Commerce, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Assistant Professor
26 CA Subhayan Basu  M. Com., M. Phil., CA Dept. of  Commerce, Ananda Mohan College Associate Professor
27 Dr. Sujatra Bhattacharyya M.Sc.(Economics), Ph. D. Dept. of  Economics, Maharaja Srischandra College Associate Professor
28 Dr. Susmita Chatterjee M.Sc.(Economics), M.Phil., Ph. D. Dept. of  Economics, Maharaja Manindra Chandra College Assistant Professor
29 Dr. Titas Kumar Bandopadhyay M.Sc.(Economics), Ph. D. Principal, Rabindra Bharati Mahavidyalaya Principal

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)
PGDPMS under the University of Calcutta ― Calcutta Stock Exchange Centre of Excellence in Financial Market (CUCSE-CEFM) Post Graduate Diploma Graduate 50
Ph.D. Research M.Com/ M.B.A/M.B.M/ M.A (Eco)/ Relevant Degrees


Research scholars (Pursuing) :
Sl No Name of the Scholar  Name of the Supervisor
1 Anirban Ghoshal Prof. Swagata Sen
2 Pijush Kumar Basu
3 T L Bhutia Prof. Dipti Kumar Chakravorty
4 Srirupa Ray Prof. Dhruba Ranjan Dandapat 
5 Soumya Mukherjee
6 Soumi Mondal
7 G.M.Chakraborty
8 Deepasri Chatterjee
9 Arup Mullick
10 Namrata Roy
11 Sudarshan Roy Prof. Jadab Krishna Das
12 Moumita Dey
13 Sougata Banerjee
14 Soumendu Ganguly
15 Urmi Chatterjee
16 Swapan Kumar Pradhan
17 Dola Sarkar
18 Kousik Pal
19 Biswajit Dey
20 Sharad Nath Bhattacharya
21 Chandrima Das Prof. Rajib Dasgupta
22 Santanu Mallick
23 Shouvick Sircar
24 Sucharita Basak
25 Fatema Mandlaywala
26 Sayani Sikdar
27 Mr. Saptarshi Ray Prof. Kanika Chatterjee
28 Ms. Sushmita Saha
29 Md. Sharique Imroze
30 Ms. Saba Naaz
31 Pallab Pyne Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana
32 Soumita Mukherjee
33 Biswajit Paul
34 Priyata Choudhury
35 Atanu Pramanick
36 Shounak Das
37 Nityalal Sen
38 Tapas Kumar Tripathy Prof. Siddhartha Sankar Saha
39 Sreetama De
40 Menute-U Mero
41 Ankita Samanta
42 Rapti Deb
43 Aditya Das
44 Roma Jaiswal Prof. Snehamay Bhattacharyya
45 Subrata Halder
46 Surajit Dawn
47 Sutapa Banerjee
48 Ujjayani Saha
49 Souma Halder
50 Ahana Sen
51 Partha sarathi Roy Prof. Tanupa Chakraborty
52 Gopinath Ghosh
53 Khusboo Thakker
54 Pingala Roychowdhury
55 Praveen Kaur
56 Preety Patel
57 Hanzala Awais Prof.  Ram Prahlad Choudhary
58 Mr. Raju Naru
59 Ms. Pritha Sen
60 Mr. Anjan Dan
61 Debayan Sengupta
62 Swaraj Kumar Nandan
63 Nabanita Pal
64 Rahul Sarkar
65 Rana Ghosh Dr. Sajal Das
66 Saba Parveen
67 Shakya Singha Dey
68 Suparna Das Dr. Bikram Singh
69 Koushik Chatterjee
70 Sujoy Kumar Dhar Mr. Pema Lama
71 Madhumita Dasgupta
72 Roshni Tamang
73 Brahma Chaudhuri
74 Iffat Jahan Qaiser
75 Mohammad Shahjahan Dr. Swapan Sarkar
76 Saheli Bhattacharya Dr. Bappaditya Biswas
77 Sourav Dutta Mustafi
78 Sankar Das
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