Catalytic Commerce Curriculum: Changing Dimensions and Future Directions
22nd February 2019

About the College

Lady Doak College, a premier Christian Institution and the first Women's College in Madurai, was the brainchild of Ms.Katie Wilcox, an American missionary with a vision and fervour for women's education. The College, which is affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University made its humble genesis in 1948, and was granted academic autonomy in the year 1978.

The College has also been recognised as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) by UGC. Lady Doak College, has a challenging curriculum blended with relevant academic programmes, co-curricular activities, student exchange programmes and a well-developed student support system that has placed the college at the forefront in the field of higher education. The college currently offers 24 Undergraduate, 15 Postgraduate, 9 M.Phil. and 6 Ph.D. courses apart from Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate courses.

About the Department

The Department was established in 1975 with the mission to impart wholesome commerce education to young women from all strata of society and empower them to face the challenges of business environment with ethical values. Over the last 40 years, it has been striving hard to keep pace with the changing economic and business scenario by offering a dynamic curriculum. The Department has been continuously taking bold initiatives to keep in tune with the demands of changing times by offering full time professional programmes to suit the requirements of the student community.

The programmes offered include M.Com, B.Com - CA (ComputerApplications), B.Com. - CS (Corporate Secretaryship), B.Com. - B&I (Banking and Insurance), B.Com. - PA (Professional Accounting) and B.Com (Hons). B.Com. - PA includes the curriculum of CA foundation level and CA (Inter) and B.Com (Hons) is aligned with the curriculum of CMA. Internship and training in Industries, Banks, Audit firms and Software companies are provided to enable students to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations. The Department runs coaching classes for CPT, ACS foundation & executive, Bank Examinations and Spoken English (for I Year UG students). The Department has also signed MoUs with industries, professional institutes and technology institutes.

About the Conference

Indian education system is regarded as one of the major contributors to the progress of the country. Commerce education in particular develops the required knowledge and skills for the effective management of Trade, Commerce and Industry. It is a dynamic and fast changing discipline keeping pace with the global scenario. Further, commerce education serves as a catalyst to the socio-economic progress of any region.

In addition, commerce education creates a broader outlook in balancing the environmental demands, facilitating the youth to take on the right course of action in pursuit of their goals. Moreover, the focus of the proposed new national policy on education seeks to create conditions to improve the quality of teaching, learning & assessment, and promote transparency in the management of education. It is high time that educationists as nation builders, realize and foresee the unprecedented need for reviewing the commerce curriculum notably through redesigning the existing curriculum. The new curriculum design may be aligned with the recent business practices keeping in mind the current trends and demands and facilitating quality learning to impart holistic education to students that fosters excellence.


The participants will be able
• to Understand the problems of contemporary business education
• to Propose a pedagogy to make commerce education more practical and job oriented
• to Examine the curricular designs and unique practices of Eminent Institutions

Poster Presentation Guidelines:

Theme: "Current Curriculum and Evaluation Practices"
• Only registered delegates are eligible for presentation of posters
• Current Curriculum & Evaluation practices followed by the Department of Commerce of the respective College/University only can be presented
• Innovative inter disciplinary major/ elective/allied/vocational/support courses can be included in posters.
• Poster Size: A0 size (33.1 in. Width x 46.8 in. Height)
• Presenters should handover the posters to the registration desk on 22.02.2019 before the inauguration.
• Presenters are expected to clarify the participant's queries during the lunch break.