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The Post Graduate Department of Commerce, a jewel on the crown of the Utkal University, started functioning from the year 1962 under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Suryakanta Das, the first Indian to get DBA from Washington University. The department is proud of its teachers and students, who have been playing a pioneering role in the promotion of Commerce and Management education in the State of Odisha. Besides functioning as a teaching, training and research centre, the department offers full time M. Phil and Ph. D. programme to both scholars and teachers and also takes initiatives in training the teachers of affiliated colleges through various workshops and Refresher Courses. The department took effort to start MBA Programme in the year 1984 and Master of Finance Control (MFC) in 1996, which is now known as MBA (Financial Management).

Vision

To be a centre of excellence in Business Education and Research.

Mission

Productive research and dissemination of knowledge.

Developing self-reliant and market-fit students.

Adopting to new ideas and changes.

Promoting ethical and moral values.

Goal (Credo)

Kal kare so aaj kar, aaj kare so ab

Name : Maheshwar Sahu
Designation : Head of the Department and Reader
Qualification : M.COM, M.PHIL,PH.D,LLB,FDPM(A)
Phone No. : 0674-2567077, 9437282422(M)
E-mail ID : maheshwarsahu@gmail.com
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Name : Ranjan Kumar Bal
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M. Com., M. Phil., Ph.D., FDPM
Phone No. : +91-9437077178
E-mail ID : ranjan_bal@yahoo.com
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Name : Anil Kumar Swain
Designation : Reader
Qualification : M.Com, FDPM (IIMB), UGC NET, Ph.D.
Phone No. : 9437190553
E-mail ID : swain_anil@yahoo.co.in
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Name : Pradyot Keshari Pradhan
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M.Com., LL.B., M.Phil., Ph.D., FDPM(IIMA)
Phone No. : 9437632197
E-mail ID : pradyotkp@mail.com
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Name : Sabat Kumar Digal
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M. Com, M. Phil, Ph. D.
Phone No. : +91-8895222288
E-mail ID : sabatdigal@gmail.com, sabat_digal@yahoo.com
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Name : Rabindra Kumar Swain
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M.Com, M.phil., ICWA I, MBA, PhD (Utkal)
Phone No. : +91-9437375400
E-mail ID : rabindraswain2@gmail.com
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Name : Prabodha Kumar Hota
Designation : Reader
Qualification : M.Com., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Phone No. : 9861243258
E-mail ID : prabodhahota@gmail.com
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  • M.Com.
  • MBA(FM)
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.
  • Classrooms: 06
  • Class rooms with ICT facility :- 04
  • Library: 01 (24x45 feet)
  • Reading Room: 01 (24x15 feet)
  • Books: 6877
  • Journal -15
  • Paper-7
  • 24 x 7 Internet facilities for staff and students
  • Computer Lab with 24 hours Internet
  • Desktop 30 nos.
  • Laptop 10 nos.
  • Printer 10 nos..
  • Computer Laboratory: 01
  • Research laboratories: One Computerized Library with Photo copy provision.

In recognition of research activities, UGC has accorded DRS-III status on successful completion of DRS-I & II. Prof. S. Moharana has been nominated as Independent Director of OSFC, Odisha State Civil Supply Corporation, Boyanika. Prof. Ranjan Kumar Bal is the Chairman of Post Graduate Council of Utkal University since June 2015. Prof. J. K. Parida has been elected as the President of Indian Commerce Association.

Prof. Parida and Dr. P. K. Hota attended International Conference at Kathmandu, Nepal. Prof. Kshiti Bhusan Das and Dr. Anil Kumar Swain attended International seminar at Japan. Prof. Pradyot Keshari Pradhan and Dr. Maheshwar Sahu are serving as the Executive Members of the All India Accounting Association. Dr. Rabindra Kumar Swain has been inducted into the Board of IAA for the session 2014-18.

Dr. Sabat K. Digal is the SEBI empanelled member of Financial Education programme. Dr. Prabodha Kumar Hota is the Treasurer of Odisha Commerce Association. Prof. R. K. Bal chaired the International Seminar on Accounting Education & Research at Lucknow University and the Technical Session in 12th International Accounting Conference, Kolkata. Prof. P. K. Pradhan was the Sectional Chairman of the International Seminar, 67th All India Commerce Conference and Head of the Jury fopr BBAY Awards, 68thn All India Commerce Conference.

In continuation to its rich tradition and course curriculum, the Department regularly organizes National and International seminars, symposiums, alumni meet, study tours, panel discussion on an emerging business issues, B-school competitions, etc.

This year, most of the students have got job offers from national and multinational companies such as Karvy, Asian Heart Institute, A. K. Capital, Capital IQ, HDFC Bank, Writers Corporation, Axis Bank, Tech Mahindra and YES Bank.

In continuation to its rich tradition and course curriculum, the Department regularly organizes National and International seminars, symposiums, alumni meet, study tours, panel discussion on an emerging business issues, B-school competitions, etc. Besides, every year, alumni are felicitated on the Annual Day Function of M. Com students.

Our students are not only active but also take forefront in social activities. In continuation to the departmental tradition, they have been cleaning the premises of the department to continue the legacy of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan. They have also undertaken this in Bali Harchandi, a popular Picnic spot. These activities were highly appreciated by the public and media. The teachers and students came together and collected a sum of Rs.70,000 to assist a student suffering from cancer.

Research Projects

Sl. No.

Name of the Faculty Member

Funding Agency

Thrust Area / Title

Amount in Rs. (Received)

1

DRS II 2008-2009 to 2012-2013

UGC, New Delhi

Entrepreneurship in SMEs Odisha

17,90,254/- + 6,00,000/-

2

DRS III 2013-2014 to 2017- 2018

UGC, New Delhi

Entrepreneurial Innovation in MSME Sector for Sustainable Tribal Area Development in Odisha

47,00,000/- + Project Fellow

3

Prof. J. K. Parida

UGC, New Delhi

Micro Enterprises in Rural Craft : A Sustainable Strategic Model for Socio-Economic Development of tribal Artisans

8,81,480/-

Seminars, Conference and Workshops

Sl. No.

Topic

Date

Funding Agency

Status

1

Innovation and Competitive Strategies for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

23-24 February, 2013

UGC- New Delhi

International

2

Indian Insurance Industry: Sustainability in the Era of Globalization

24-25 January, 2013

UGC- New Delhi

International

3

Effective Regulation & Governance for Economic Sustainability

9-10 March, 2014

UGC- New Delhi

International

4

Development of Entrepreneurship in MSME: A Way forward to Sustainability

6-7  March, 2012

UGC- New Delhi

International

5

Strategic marketing for sustainable Entrepreneurship

2010

UGC, New Delhi

 

National

6

Seminar on Cost Accounting Standards

February 2011

UGC, New Delhi

 

National

7

Entrepreneurship and Globalization Framework

2011

UGC, New Delhi

 

National

8

Industrialization and Rural Odisha: A Reality Check

4-5 March, 2012

UGC & All Odisha Commerce Association

National

9

Strategic Entrepreneurial Innovation for Sustainable Tribal Area Development

27 March, 2014

UGC, New Delhi

 

National

10

All India Commerce Conference

December,27-30,2014

In Collaboration with KIIT University

National

11

Manufacturing Sector in India: Issues & Challenges

25-26 March, 2015

UGC, New Delhi

 

National

12

Skilling India: Challenges and Options

1 -2 March, 2016

UGC, New Delhi

 

National

13

Entrepreneurial Culture and Promotion in Odisha: Opportunities and Challenges

11 March, 2016

UGC, New Delhi

 

National

14

Commerce Education and Curriculum

2016

ICAI

National

Workshops Organized

15

 

Skill Development Training Programme

 

22-23 November, 2015

Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

 

16

Vigilance Week Celebration

 

26 October, 2015

 

 

17

Niryat Bandhu and Export Awareness Week

28 September, 2016

DGFT, Cuttack and OSIC, Odisha

 

18

Career In Security Market

5th February, 2015

SEBI, Mumbai

 

19

Campus Cleaning

 

 

 

 

20

Vivekananda Day Celebration

 

 

 

 

  • The Utkal Business Review (ISSN 0975-6191)
  • Finquest
  • Finpride
  • Pride of Commerce
  • Bani Unmesha
  • Brook (M. Com Wall Magazine)
  • Fin Tidingz (MBA-FM Wall Magazine)
  • Finflair (Wall Updates)

Students have undergone training in financial institutions such as BSE, NSE, Syndicate Bank, Bank of Baroda, RBI, SBI, Axis Bank, HDFC, Royal Bank of Scotland, ICICI Securities, Punjab National Bank, ICICI Prudential, Life Insurance Corporation of India, United Bank of India, Bank of India, etc.

This year, most of the students have got job offers from national and multinational companies such as Karvy, Asian Heart Institute, A. K. Capital, Capital IQ, HDFC Bank, Writers Corporation, Axis Bank, Tech Mahindra and YES Bank. Some of the students already have more than one offer in their hands.