About Us

The Department of Commerce, St. Edmund’s College , Shillong was started in the month of June 1997 by the then Principal Rev. Bro .E.V Miranda with the introduction of the Class XI Commerce stream comprising of 67 students and two teachers namely, Dr. K.K. Elizabeth and Dr. Ricky A.J. syngkon and thereafter Mr Goutam Deb joined the department in the year 1998 before the commencement of class XII classes. later on Mrs. Manjusha Mazumdar in 1999 joined the department with the introduction of the Degree course .As the department grew, the following teachers Mr. Conrad Khongwir, Mrs. Amrita Dey and Mrs. Mitali Dey in 2000, Mrs. Rowenna E.L Iangrai and Mrs. Sagarika Dey in 2001, Mr. Milan Swett in 2010 were inducted into the team . At present the department is functioning with a total strength of eight teachers Mr. Goutam Deb(HOD), Mrs. Mitali Dey , Mrs.Rowenna E.L Iangrai, Ms. Dapbiang Nongkynrih, Mr. Dipankar Shome , Mr. Navin Chettri , Ms. Nandita Bhattacharjee and Ms. Ruchita Chakraborty and 500 students ( approximately).The department cannot forget the contribution and services of the other faculty members like, Dr.Tikaram Subedi, Mrs. Joyshree Ghosh, Dr. Joyeeta Deb ,Mrs. Sabari Sarkar and Mrs. Andrena Malniang who were there in the department for a brief period between 2001 till date. The Commerce department continues to benefit from the valuable services rendered by the various teachers of various department such as English, Math, EVS, Khasi , Computer Science ,BCA and Economics till date.

The department is fortunate to have a team of dedicated, sincere and supportive staff & students. Their encouragement and hard work has brought laurels to the department under the Leadership of the then Principal Rev.Bro E.V. Miranda. With the guidance and support of dedicated staff , sincere and hardworking students the department secured 4 positions in the MBOSE Merit List 1999 and 7 positions in the North Eastern University Merit List. (The 1st batch of B.Com degree course in 2001).

The department is also delighted to institute a commerce Award for the all round excellence of a student nominated by the department. funded by Shri Ram Niranjan Bajaj, the late grand father of one of the past students Mr. Gaurav Bajaj, B.Com 1st Batch.

The Commerce Department was pioneer in the field of dept annual Newsletter which started in 2005 named as Footprints started by the 1st batch of Commerce students. Besides, other activities like annual food fest, art exhibition, study tours, industrial visits etc. are organized by the department every year. The department is a dream destination for those aspiring to pursue their interest in Commerce education.

The department uses advanced technology in teaching in addition to traditional way of teaching. The department offers some of the best academic resources for excellence, by way of faculty, infrastructure, library, mentoring, remedial coaching, extra classes, counseling, Add On Course and Value Added Course etc.

The department provides students a dynamic environment for overall growth of their personalities and talents in the Commerce stream.

The department has produced many toppers in the University examination and the students are well placed in the reputed institutions through campus recruitment.

The department conducted live online classes using different platforms (google meet, zoom, Linways etc) regularly by all the faculty members following a fixed time table framed by the institution during the Covid period 2020.

Group discussion, presentation, extempore speech, MCQ test, quiz etc are being conducted both in online and offline mode to develop communication skill and in-depth knowledge of the subject.

The department also organizes management Quiz competition, field trip etc and also publishes newsletter every year where students contribute immensely. Webinars, workshops, Popular talk are organized for overall development of the students.

The department organizes fresher’s meet and farewell programme for the students so that they can showcase their talents / potentialities in different ways.


Course Structure

Semester Core Paper
1st Semester Business Environment, Principles & Practice of Management, Financial Accounting,
2nd Semester Business Economics, Fundamental Mathematics OR Information Technology in Business , Indian Financial System,
3rd Semester Business Statistics, Business Laws, Optional: Group-A OR Group-B,
4th Semester Modern Indian Language OR Alternative English, Financial Management, Optional: Group-A OR Group-B,
5th Semester Compulsory English, Cost Accounting, Optional: Group-A OR Group-B,
6th Semester Environmental Studies, Entrepreneurship , Optional: Group-A OR Group-B ,

Additional Courses / Activities / Events