The department of Commerce was started in the year1980 with Mrs. Shantha as its faculty. When Mrs. Shantha left the department in1981, Mrs.P.Gogila Rani joined as the Head of the Department. After her retirement in 2014, Dr. S. Malarkodi headed the department till May, 2017. Presently, the department is headed by Dr.A.Padrakali, with Dr.K.Sathya Bama as a permanent faculty and Dr. K. Sivagama Shunmuga Sundari, Ms. P. Solai Rama Sri and Mrs. K. Chithra Chellam as assisting faculty. Besides the regular courses offered as per the prescribed syllabi of the university, the department offered Career Oriented Programme funded by U.G.C on “Import and Export Procedure” for a period of five years from 2010 to 2015. In the recent years, the department has started coaching the students for the professional aptitude examinations, namely CPT (first stage of C.A.), Banking Services Examination and so on. To enhance the learning output, the department uses innovative teaching methods and learning resources are generated with the help of multimedia theatres. The all round growth of the students is ensured through regular conduct of various curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Student centered activities such as seminars, workshops and industrial visits are organized periodically to keep the students’ employability in tandem with the changing trends and growing demands of the employment market. The alumnae of the department are well placed in the society occupying important positions in the fields of commerce, trade and academics. The faculties are constantly involved in the activities of the academia through their contribution towards the University Board of Studies, Senate and guiding research.