Department of Commerce

Research Program - Master of Philosophy, Commerce

The Department of Commerce was started in 1985.

The Department was upgraded as a research department with the introduction of M.Phil in 2012.

Research Program Eligibility

Minimum requirements for applying to the program

The Master of Philosophy – Commerce program, at minimum requires the applicant to have completed Post Graduation in Commerce with 55% marks.
M.Phil. (English) program has to be applied through Madras University.

The candidate has to appear for a written entrance exam and a personal interview in the College as per University Guidelines.

Resources for aspirants


  1. Entrance Exam - Sample Question Paper
  2. Research Proposal - Guidelines
  3. Research Areas

Research Program Admissions

M.Phil Programs are to be applied through UNOM

The Master of Philosophy – Commerce program, has to  be applied through Madras University. 

Apply via University of Madras


The Department Of Commerce : M. Phil, Research Program


The Department imparts quality education and hones the professional skills of students which are of immense value to them. The activities of the department provide great scope for contemporary and application oriented learning. Our department fosters interaction,creative thinking and cooperative learning. We encourage students to develop competitive skills to manage the inherent risks in the field of Marketing, Banking, Insurance and Income Tax. Students pursue their higher studies to specialize as a Cost Accountant or a Chartered Accountant.

About Us

The Department of Commerce was started in 1985. M.Com was introduced in the year 1990 and another section of B.Com was added in the year 2003 with a sanctioned strength of 70. The Department was upgraded as a research department with the introduction of M.Phil in 2012, and a branch of Commerce, B.Com(Accounting and Finance), was started in the same year.
Commerce is a well defined and highly diversified career stream that has immense future prospects and also offers exciting job opportunities for all students who pass out in various streams of commerce. A good understanding of financial principles and business management tactics is essential for the success of any corporate firm and the commerce stream provides that platform. The curriculum of the course covers the fundamentals and basic principles of all commerce related activities and environment. A successful course in commerce exposes the student to different business administration strategies and accounting principles. These are envisaged to make full use of the expertise gained to build up a strong entrepreneurship and successfully fit into a company’s financial backbone. Many industry experts believe that a good commerce graduate will be well versed in all the horizontal and vertical aspects of company management.

Department Contact Information

Contact Us

Master Of Philosophy – Commerce

Department of Commerce
CTTEWC main campus ,Chennai.

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Department Events & Activities

Our Faculty

Department of Commerce

Accomplishments & Possibilities

Unique Infrastructure | Academic & Research | Your Future

Guest Lectures & Symposiums

Conduct conferences, workshops, seminars & guest lectures

Special coaching for advanced & slow learners

Quality pedagogy with focus on students

University ranks

Good results with distinctions & University ranks

Careers & Industry exposure

Fulfilling career in Industry
  • Guest Lectures:

  Dr. Prasanna, ITM Director

  Mr. T.S.Gopal, Hon. Secretary, SRAEF

  Dr. Duraisamy, Head & Associate Professor, Department of Economics, MCC

  • National level Symposium ‘ Digicom’17”

Resource Persons:

  Dr. B.V. Jayanthi, Associate professor, Rajalakshmi school of business, Chennai.

  Dr. Thilaha Dharmarajan,Associate Professor PG & Research Department of Corporate Secretaryship, Bharathidasan Govt. College for Women,        Puduchery.

  Mr. Prakash Nahata, Portfolio Risk Manager, DFSI, Chennai.

For advanced learners:

 ‘Student empowerment through academic excellence’             

   by Prof. C. Vasudevan, Founder & CEO, Creative Management systems, Kanchipuram.

  ‘Info Session” by Mr. Kalyana Raman, Founder & CEO, WHY Training Organization, Chennai.

For Slow learners:

  •  Special coaching after class hours

  •   Remedial classes

Good results with distinctions & University ranks

  • II & IV University rank in M.Com

  • Rs. 8 Lakhs Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Shiny Ponmalar of III B.Com by ITM Business School for PGDM course.

  • Dissertations of M.Phil students(2015-16) & (2016-17) were highly commended by the University of Madras.

  • Centum scorers in many major papers.

Good Placement Record

  • Tata Consultancy – 7 Students

  • N-trust – 3 Students

 Industrial Visit Organized

  • Butterfly Gandhimathi Appliances Ltd.- UG Students

  • Medimix – PG Students

Courses & Outcomes

Master of Philosophy – Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of M. Phil. program, students will be able to

i) Apply theoretical knowledge and specialized skills to enhance their teaching abilities

ii) Involve in projects, follow research guidelines, and draft scholarly articles for presentation or publication

iii) Develop and integrate life-long learning to become proactive in personal and professional lives

Code of Ethics on Research

The candidates have to declare in the thesis that the work is original in nature. It is mandatory that all research papers, projects, theses and dissertations submitted by the students have to be original research work of the scholar without any element of plagiarism. If any research work is found to be plagiarized that work will not be accepted for submission and a report will be sent to the university. The University of Madras has created a portal for checking plagiarism in PhD theses.

This Section details the different courses undertaken, over a period of Two Semesters to complete the Master of Philosophy – Commerce program as stipulated in the University of Madras website.

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UNOM - M.Phil Regulations

The courses when successfully completed, collectively contribute towards the minimum requirement of awarding a Master of Philosophy degree.

M.Phil Commerce – Program Specific Outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of M.Phil.(Commerce) program, students will be able to

i) Widen their awareness of contemporary commerce issues

ii) Acquire the ability to identify and solve society oriented business problems

iii) Enhance their teaching and research skills

As part of the Madras University’s OBE – Outcome Based Education program, the desired outcome is presented along with each course.

Our ‘Action Plan’ describes, how our Department has planned to conduct the research program during the academic year.

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Semester I

Paper I: Business Research Methods

By the end of the course, students will be able to     

  • Identify various tools and techniques in research methodology
  • Understand the different stages involved in the research process
  • Apply research methodology techniques to deal with commercial issues and challenges present in the economy
  • Evaluate alternatives to solve societal and business problems
  • Design and develop projects addressing contemporary business issues

Paper II: Advanced Financial Management

By the end of the course, students will be able to     

  • Recall the concepts of financial management
  • Understand the basic framework of financial management and its strategies
  • Apply financial theories to solve real world problems
  • Analyse the relationship between dividend payment and value of the firm
  • Appraise different capital budgeting decisions
  • Design portfolio investment models

Semester II

Paper III: Internal Paper – Area of Specialization

  • Based on the area of specialization chosen by the Research Scholar


Paper IV: Dissertation and Viva-voce

  • Based on the research completed by the Research Scholar