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Department Profile: Commerce

Evaluative Report of the Department of Commerce

         Name of the Department: COMMERCE 

Year of establishment:       1956

Names of Programs / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters, Integrated Ph.D., etc.): Under Graduate

Name of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments / units involved:                     None

Annual/Semester/Choice Based Credit System (program wise):                                    Annual

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments:              None

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.:  None.

Details of courses / programs discontinued (if any) with reasons:                                    None.

Number of Teaching posts:

 

Sanctioned

                                                                 Filled

                 Professore

                                            NA

                                                                    NA

Associate Professor

No direct recruitment. Promotion only according to UGC-DPI, Govt. of West Bengal & Affiliated University Rules.

                                                                   0

Assistant Professor

                                               5

                                                                       2

 

  1. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience and research under guidance:

​Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

No. of Years of

 

No. of Ph.D. Students guided for the last 4 years

Dr. Surya Narayan Ray

M.Com., Ph.D., CMA

Assistant Professor

Accountancy

12 yrs ,4 months

                          Nil

Sri Dipak Kundu

M.Com., B.Ed., M.Phil., M.A.

Assistant Professor

Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

14 months

                           Nil

 

  1. List of Senior Visiting Faculty:
  1.  Sri Chittaranjan Samaddar (Retired Teacher of Dinhata College)
  2.  Sri Susanta Talukdar (Retired Teacher of Dinhata College)
  1. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled(program wise) by temporary faculty: NIL
  2. Student-Teacher Ratio (program-wise):  NIL                                                   
  3. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned, filled: NA
  4. Qualification of teaching faculty with D.Sc./D. Litt. / Ph.D./M.Phil. /PG:

Name

Designation 

Qualification

Dr. Surya Narayan Ray

Assistant Professor

M.Com., Ph.D., CMA

 Sri Dipak Kundu

Assistant Professor

M.Com., B.Ed., M.Phil., M.A.

  1. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding agencies and grants received: No ongoing projects at present.
  2. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc. and total grants received: None
  3. Research Centre /facility recognized by the University: No.
  4. Publications:
  1. Publication per faculty
  2. Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national / international)
  3. Monographs
  4. Chapters in Books
  5. Books edited
  6. Books with ISBN with details of publishers
  7. Seminar/Conference [(i) National & (ii) International]
  8. Number listed in International Database (For e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare Database - International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, Medline, etc.)
  9. Citation Index – range / average
  10. SNIP
  11. SJR
  12. Impact Factor – range / average
  • h-index​

Name of the Course

% of students from the same State

% of students from other State

% of students from abroad

1st Year Honours

100%

-

-

2nd Year Honours

100%

-

-

3rd Year Honours

100%

-

-

1st Year General

100%

-

-

2nd Year General

100%

-

-

3rd Year General

100%

-

-

  1. Areas of consultancy and income generated: NIL
  2. Faculty as members in
  3. National committees:

Dr. Surya Narayan Ray is a Life Member of the following associations:

  1. Indian Accounting Association and Research Foundation, University of Calcutta.
  2. Bengal Economic Association, which is an Associate Member of International Economic Association.
  3. Quality Council Forum of India.
  4. Indian Statistical Institute.
  5. Paschimbanga Itihaas Samsad.
  6. Paschimbanga Vigyan Mancha.
  7. Indian Red Cross Society.
  8. Association of Third World Studies South Asia Chapter.
  9. Vasishtha Institute of North East and North Bengal Development Studies.

b) International committees: Nil

c) Editorial Boards:

  1. Purbasha Ekhon Journal.
  2. Uttar Prasanga Journal.
  3. Journal of Peoples’ History and Culture
  1. Student projects:
    • Percentage of students who have taken up in-house projects including inter-departmental /programme: NIL
    • Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e., in Research laboratories / Industry / other agencies:NIL
  2. Awards / recognitions received at the national and international level by
  • Faculty: None
  • Students: None
  1. List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department: NIL
  2. Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized and the source of funding
  1. National:  2 (UGC Sponsored)
  2. International: NIL
  1. Student profile program wise:

                   Coming soon

 

  1. Diversity of students:

Name of the Course

% of students from the same State

% of students from other State

% of students from abroad

                    1st Year Honours

                           100%

                             NIL

                              NIL

                    2nd Year Honours

                           100%

                             NIL

 NIL

                    3rd   Year Honours

                           100%

                              NIL

 NIL

                     1st Year Honours

                           100%

 NIL

 NIL

                      2nd Year Honours

                           100%

 NIL

 NIL

                       3rd Year Honours

                           100%

 NIL

 NIL

 

  1. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil Services and Defense Services etc.?Data not maintained.
  2. Student progression:

Student progression

Percentage against enrolled

UG to PG

Data not maintained

PG to M.Phil

Data not maintained

PG to Ph.D. 

Data not maintained

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral 

Data not maintained

Employed

  • Campus selection
  • Other than campus recruitment

Data not maintained

 

Data not maintained

 
  1. Details of infrastructural facilities:
  1. Library:There is departmental library with stock register, mainly catering to teachers. However, on essential basis, books are lent out to students from the needy family and slow learners, on requisition basis. However, what is to be noted, that the departmental library is only miniscule in size and strength and is only a very small support  to the main Central Library, a well-equipped and very robust library that caters to both teachers and students at large.
  2. Internet facilities for staff and students: Such facilities are provided centrally.
  3. Class rooms with ICT facility: Not available.
  4. Laboratories: Not available.
  1. Number of students receiving financial assistance from College, University, government or other agencies: Students belonging to theScheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes categories receive Government Stipend, whose data is maintained centrally.
  2. Details of student enrichment programmes (special lectures/ workshops/seminars) with external experts:

Seminars/Special Lectures:

  •  
  •  

UGC sponsored Seminar on Changing Scenario in Business and Economic Environment

  1.  

UGC sponsored National Seminar on Changing Face of Indian Women

  1.  

UGC sponsored National Seminar on Ray Saheb Panchanan Barma

  •  

Special Lecture on State of Commerce Education today by Retired Reader of Dinhata College, Sri Susanta Talukdar.

  1.  

UGC sponsored National Seminar on Self Help Groups

  1.  
 
  1. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning: The department of Commerce uses traditional method of black-board with chalk duster and group discussions along with an audio visual method and departmental seminar.
  2. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities: Commerce Students are encouraged to take part in various NSS activities, like plantation of trees, cleanliness drives and awareness campaigns.
  3. SWOC analysis of the department and future plans:

Strength:

 

                  “My hope of the future lies in the youths of character, intelligent, renouncing all for the service of others, and obedient – good to themselves and the country at large

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        – Swami Vivekananda

Youth is strength of this great country. Significantly, the premier and one of the oldest departments of Dinhata College that is the Commerce Department was set up in the very year of establishment of Dinhata College, itself. Legend has it, that at one point of time, Dinhata College was known across district borders right upto Siliguri and beyond and students hailing from far-away Assam came to study Commerce subject at Dinhata College. The hallowed precincts of Dinhata College boasts of two Assistant Professors of the Commerce department, namely the Head, Dr. Surya Narayan Ray and the highly qualified and energetic Dipak Kundu, who are very enthusiastic and dedicated that belie their young age. They take Tutorial, Class test to improve the overall performance of the students and hold extensive interactions with the students through Guardians-Teachers Meetings, Educational/Industrial Tours, Special Lectures and so on. Moreover, there exists homely atmosphere and intimate relationship between teachers and students. The Commerce faculty enjoys a commendable bonhomie with the faculty of other departments and enters into on-campus inter-departmental partnership. For example, the Head of the Commerce Department, Dr. Surya Narayan Ray had entered into a on-campus interdepartmental partnership with Sri Pradip Chandra Saha, Head of Political Science Department, to jointly convene a UGC sponsored National Seminar on 26-27 December, 2015. Likewise, the Head of the Commerce Department, Dr. Surya Narayan Ray had also entered into a on-campus interdepartmental partnership with Dr. Sadhan Chandra Kar, the erstwhile Head of Economics Department and presently the Principal, alongwith Dr. Amlan Majumder, the current Head of the Economics Department to jointly convene a UGC sponsored National Seminar on 19-20 December, 2015. Dr. Surya Narayan Ray also delivered an enlightening and well-received lecture on Renaissance in Cooch Behar to the English students during an English Departmental Seminar.

Weakness

The Department has only two permanent teachers. Most of the students come from poor and backward family and thereby cannot attend classes regularly as they are to provide economic support to their family. Also, the number of students to the Under-Graduate courses of Commerce is gradually decreasing during the last few years. This is perhaps due to the lack of knowledge of the vast potential of commerce in huge bustling cities like that of Kolkata or New Delhi, as well a due to the lack of employable opportunities in governmental teaching posts.

Opportunities:

However, the learners are always made aware of the wide scope for their future. Efforts are on to enhance the quality of the students by giving them opportunities of interaction with the senior faculty members of other cognate institutions or Seminars by means of special classes.

A special opportunity awaits the commerce graduates of this College to take advantage of the current Indo-Bangladesh SAARC bonhomie when eventually, the Indo-Bangladesh rail line is re-opened and trade and commerce will flourish once again.

Challenges:

The future of the Department of Commerce of Dinhata College is pregnant with opportunities. The economic prosperity of this great country depends on the academic brilliance of the commerce graduates churned out by commerce departments of nation-wide colleges. The main challenge is to enhance the skill potential of the students in classes as well as to create awareness about the huge employable as well as entrepreneurial potential of commerce graduates in big metropolis or elsewhere.