ABOUT The Department
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, Mrs K.K. Elizabeth and Mr Ricky 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 and Mrs Rowenna E.L Iangrai and Mrs. Sagarika Dey in 2001 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. Milan Swett Mr. Navin Chettri and Ms Ruchita Chakraborty and 500 students (
approximately).The department cannot forget the contribution and services of the other faculty
members like, Mr Tikaram Subedi, Mrs Joyshree Ghosh, Mrs. 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
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
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
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.
LONG LIVE DEPT OF COMMERCE!!! LONG LIVE EDMUNDIANS!!!