Carpediem 2019- Catholicate College welcomes all to the proud alumni meet and annual celebations on 10th August 2019.     College reopens today(06/06/2019) after mid summer vacation. Welcome All !     Admission in general quota through Central Allotment Process(CAP) of Mahatma Gandhi University     Catholicate College has bagged III Position with 282 points in Sports (Best Performing College) among Colleges under Mahatma Gandhi University for the academic year 2017-18.     Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn     Catholicate College has been reaccredited by NAAC with A grade (3.60)     Welcome to Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta.     Our Motto: The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom.     Catholicate Family also joined our hands in cleaning the flood affected areas and in helping the people in disaster relief camps     Teacher's Day is Celebrated today!!!! Happy Teacher's Day to all teachers of Catholicate College.    
                                 Dr. P. N. Hari Kumar  Dr. P. N. Hari Kumar , M.Com, MPhil (Finan...
Head of the Department

Department of Commerce & Tourism

There is really no discipline that is more tightly intertwined

The Post-Graduate Department of Commerce started functioning with B.Com aided programme in the year 1993. M.Com and MTA self financing courses were started in 2002 and 2003 respectively. M. Com (aided) and B.Com with computer application programme were sanctioned in 2013. In addition to this, the department has an MOU with the Government of Kerala to conduct computer training programmes of certificate and diploma courses, approved by Kerala Public Service Commission. The Department organised 5 national workshops on Research Methodology in Commerce and Management was sponsored by UGC and ICSSR. Besides the department organised a national seminar on BUSINESS FINANCE with the accademic collaboration of PUNJABI University, Patiala, Punjab. Two faculty members have completed Minor Research Projects sponsored by UGC. Moreover, this department is the only department in the affiliated colleges of Mahatma Gandhi University publishing an international Journal, “COMMERCE AND MANAGEMENT EXPLORER”

The department also offers Certificate Course in Communicative English and Accounting packages like Tally etc Collaboration and certificate course viz,PGDCA,ADCFA,DEO, in computer technology and Department has also undertaken Computer studies in collaboration with IT Mission of Kerala (Rutronix), which offers P.G.Diploma, Diploma Certificate course in DTP.

Courses Of Department

B.Com. (Aided)

Finance & Taxation

B.Com.(Un Aided)

Computer Application

M.Com. (Aided)

Financial Management

M.Com (Un Aided)

With additional Diploma in Communicative English and Accounting Package

M.T.A. (Un Aided)

With additional Diploma in Communicative English and Accounting Package

Certificate Course in Communicative English and Accounting Packages

CThe Course with duration of 250 hrs gives Importance to the development of communicative skills and accounting packages (Tally 6.3 version)ertificate Course in Communicative English and Accounting Packages



Dr. P. N. Hari Kumar

Head Of The Department

M.Com, MPhil (Finance), PhD (HR), MBA(HR &Marketing), PhD (Marketing) specialisation- Finance, HR, Marketing, Strategic Management, Applied Statistics (Manag)

04734-227639, 9447304912

The Department of Commerce & Tourism plans to continue with its intensive research interests alongside its regular teaching as well as to maintain, and if possible, expand areas for seminars/conferences.

Dr. Kuriakose V. Kocheril (Transferred)

M.Com., Ph.D.

Asst Professor


Mathew George


Asst Professor


Faculty Achievements

Tourism exhibition

The Department of MTA and Commerce conducted an exhibition in collaboration with KITTS and DTPC. District collector Sri. Sanjay Kumar, Mr. Varghese Punnen, Prof. Wilson Koshy Prof.G.John, Prof. Mohan Varghese, Prof. A V Thomas spoke on the Inaugural session. Several students from nearby schools and colleges and Business people have participated in the exhibition.

Inauguration of Entrepreneurship development club

The club initiates the venture of manufacturing ecofriendly paperbags, cups etc. Dr.M E Kuriakose Principal KG College Pampady inaugurated this years activites of Entrepreneurship development club. Prof. Jacob mathew, MOC Secretary, Sri.Abraham Mathew Veerapplly, Fr.Roy.P.Thomas ,MOC Governing board members and Prof.Wilson Koshy spoke on the occasion.

National workshop on Data analysis in Social Science Research

National workshop on Data Analysis in Social Sciences was organized on Ist and 2nd march 2011 under the auspices of Dept of commerce and MG University. Dr.Kalyana Raman was the chief resource person. The Workshop was inaugurated by H.G Kuriakose Mar Clemis Metropolitan . Dr.George varughese Koppara, Principal of the college presided over the function. Dr.M.E Kuriakose Principal, KG College pampady, Prof G John Bursar, Dr.George Koshy Member Local Managing Committee spoke on the occasion. 28 members from various colleges participated in the two day workshop.

Extension activities

  • Paper carry bag manufacturing,
  • Refreshment Stall(C-Hut)
  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell(EDC)
  • Photostat
  • DTP

Members in Board of studies

  • Prof.A.V.Thomas (P.G)
  • Dr.P.N.Harikumar (P.G)


  1. Production and marketing of aquaculture products,Abhijeet publications, Newdelhi,978-93-5074-112-2
  2. Marketing Management,Himalaya Publications
  1. Customer behaviour of Two-wheelers and Three-wheelers in chanding the model- An application of Log linear Multinomial model, International Journal of Advances in management, technology, and engineering sciences ,Vol.3, No.8(1), May, 2014, pp.4-6
  1. Green Marketing-An Empirical Investigation on Customer behaviour of Automobile Industry,Management Researcher,Vol. XX, No.3, January-March, 2014, pp. 1-6.
  2. Problems in the marketing of life insurance products and services- An application of MANOVA,Southern Economist,Vol. 53, No.2, May 15, 2014, pp. 5-10.
  3. Aquaculture Development in Kerala,Southern Economist,Vol. 53, No.2, May 15, 2014, pp. 29-32
  4. A Trend analysis on aquaculture production in India, Southern Economist, Vol, 52 No 19, February, 1, 2014, pp.17-19.
  5. Green satisfaction of the customers of Two-wheelers and Three-wheelers in Kerala, Carmel journal of Management Research,Vol, 2, No.1, January, 2014, pp.10-17
  6. A study on occupational stress causes of college teachers in Kerala, Managing the Future,Vol.4, No.1, January, 2014, pp. 80-86.
  7. Customer Behaviour of Automobile Industry in the change of the four-wheelers: An application of Log linear Multinomial model Development Prospects of Indian Economy, Bharti Publications, March 2014, pp. 254-258.
  8. Work life balance-related stress, causes, consequences, and remedial measures Issues and solutions of work life balance, Archers and elevators publishing house, Bangalore, pp. 85-95
  9. Production problems in Aquaculture- A case of MANOVA, Manage, Vol.7, No.4, December, 2013, pp.32-39.
  10. Environmental Production and Marketing Practices of Automobile Companies in India, Commerce Spectrum,Vol 1, No.2, December, 2013, pp.1-20.
  11. Leadership styles of Women Managers in Nationalised Banks in Kerala- An application of Multiple Discriminant Analysis, The International Journal for Economics and Business Management, Vol. 3, No.1, December, 2013, PP. 31-38.
  12. Financial Awareness of the customers of District Co-operative Banks in Kerala- A Study Southern Economist,Vol 52, No. 14, November 15, 2013, pp.25-30.
  13. Quality of work life in New Generation Banks in Kerala, Cosmos, July, 2013, pp.59-67.
  14. Factors Motivating the Customers to purchase Two-wheelers and Three-wheelers in Kerala- An Application of Friedman test Business Management and Research,2013,ISBN 978-93-81212-49-3
  15. Factors affecting the green customer behaviour of Three wheeler and Two wheeler automobile companies-An Application of Canonical Correlation Interdiciplinary Journal of Management & Behavioural Sciences ,Vol 2, No.3, July-September, 2013, pp. 74-79.
  16. Impact of environmental protection laws on the attitude of the customers of Automobile industry,Lux Montis,Vol.1, No.1, July 2013, pp. 22.28.
  17. Effect of challenge based learning strategy on managerial ability,Southern Economist,Vol. 52, No.3, June 1, 2013, pp. 19-23.
  18. Factors affecting Green Brand Equity (GBE) of the customers of Two and Three-wheelers-An application of Logistic Regression,Commerce Spectrum,June, 2013 Vol.1 No1, pp. 10-1
  19. Green Marketing- A Study on the Customer behaviour of Two-wheelers and Three-wheelers in Kerala,Interdiciplinary Journal of Management & Behavioural Sciences,Vol.2, No.2 April-June, 2013, pp. 70-79.
  20. Factors affecting the Employer Branding-A study of the managers of Newgeneration Bnaks in Kerala,Mirror,Vol.3 No.1, March, 2013, pp. 174-178
  21. Problems in marketing of Acquaculture products- An application of Multiple Discriminant Analysis,Research Review,Vol. 2. February, 2013, pp.28-34.
  22. A study on the vehicle quality, green corporate image, green customer satisfaction, green customer loyalty in automobile industry,Management Researcher,Vol. 19, No.3, January-March, 2013, pp.34-40.
  23. Forensic Accounting-An investigative Approach to Accouting,Caarmel Journal of on E-banking,Vol.1 No.1, January, 2013, pp.57-63
  24. Financial Service inclusion/Exclusion of District co-operative banks in Kerala- An Application of Factor analysis and MANOVA,COSMOS ,Janauary, 2013, pp.25-37.
  25. Employer branding of newgeneration banks in Kerala- An application of Dummy Variable Regression,Cosmos,Vol.5, No.1, January, 2013, pp 33-40.
  26. A study on the factors affecting the green brand equity of automobile industry-An application of Logistic Regression,Managing the Future,Vol.3 No.1 Janauary, 2013, pp.11-16.
  27. Leadership styles of women managers in Nationalised banks in Kerala Poseidon,Vo2. No.2 December, 2012 pp 146-156
  28. Production Problems in Aquaculture-An Application of MANOVA Contemporary Commerce Review,Vol. 1 No.1 September, 2012 pp 14-18
  29. Customer’s attitude and willingness to pay for Green vehicles- An application of Dummy variable Regression,Mirror,Vol. 2, No. 2 September, 2012, pp 160-166
  30. Employees, participation in the implementation of Kaizen in MRF Ltd, Journal on organization and Management, Vol 3, No1, September, 2012, pp. 107-116
  31. Awareness of Environmental protection laws and Green marketing among the customers of Automobile industry, The Indian Journal of Commerce,Vol. 65 No.3. July- September, 2012 pp. 92-97.
  32. A study on the environmental accounting practices of automobile companies in India,Managing the Future,Vol 2 No.2 July 2012, pp 243-245
  33. Causes of mortality in Aquaculture Production- An Application of Factor Analysis,Research Review,Vol. 1 February, 2012, pp47-58.
  34. Problems of medium and small enterprises in Kerala,Mirror,Vol. 2 No.1 March, 2012, pp128-133
  35. Factors Affecting the Child Labour in India,Managing the Future,Vol. 2 No1 Janaury 2012, pp 04-17.
  36. A study on the effectiveness of the Implementation of Kaizen in MRF Ltd.
  37. Cosmos,Vol. 3 No.1 January 2012, pp 63-75.
  38. E.Products of Banking Business in India,Cosmos,Vol 11, No2, July, 2011, pp 88-97
  39. A study on the customer perception of Green automobile companies in Green Marketing,Management Innovator,Vol. 4, No.1, January-June, 2011
  40. Evaluation of the functioning of municipalities in solid waste management, Cosmos,Vol 11, No1, January, 2011, pp 125-129.
  41. Problems of solid waste in India,Research Lines,Vol.111No11-B, December 2010, pp 203-207.
  42. Problems of solid waste in India,Research Lines,Vol.111No11-B, December 2010, pp 203-207.
  43. Need for Talent management in the Banking sector,Southern Economist,Vol. 48 No.16, December 15, 2009, pp 5-7.
  44. A Study on the LIC’s Schemes for the Weaker Sections of the Society with Special Reference to Social Security Schemes,Finance India,Vol XX111 No 3, September 2009, 971-974
  45. Knowledge Process Out Sourcing (KPO) - A Big Game,The Management Accountant,Vol. 8, No. 8, August, 2009, pp 125-128.

Dr. Kuriakose V Kocheril

  1. Ignorance Management: An Appendage to Knowledge Management Asian Journal of Management Vol.5, No.2, April-June, 2014, ISSN.0976-495X, pp208.
  2. QWL in New Generation Banks in Kerala, Cosmos, Bi-Annual, ISSN No.2249-6408 July 2013, pp.59 Factors affecting employer branding, Mirror,VoI.3,No.1 March 2013, pp.174-178
  3. Rural Market- A Boon to Rapid Business Growth, Lab to Land, Vol IV No. 13-A, January 2012, pp.91-93.

Prof.Resmi Annie Thomas

  1. A Survey of Consumer Awareness on Select Components, Indian Journal of Management Science, ISSN2249-0280, EISSN 2231-279X, April2013, Vol. III (2).
  2. A Study on Consumer’s Attitude Towards Online Shopping in Kerala, Commerce and Management Explorer,ISSN2230-9187,Vol.3,No.2,July 1 2013,Page 411-417.
  3. Factors affecting the decision making of women entrepreneurs in Kerala, Economic Empowerment of Women, ISBN 978-81-923777-9-7,page178-183.
  4. A Comparative study of Emotional Intelligence and Coping Behaviour among Gifted students and Normal students at Higher Secondary level, International Academic Research Journal of Business and Management. ISSN 2227-1287,Vol No.2, Issue No. 4, August 2013, Page no.1-7
  1. MCA-21 A new paradigm to E-Governance, Kegees Journal of Social Science, ISSN 0975-3621.Vol.5, Issue No.2, July 1 2013, Page 314-317.
  2. Effect of Challenge Based Learning Strategy on Managerial Ability, Southern Economist, ISSN 0038-4046, June1, 2013 vol.52, No.3.
  3. Influence of Celebrity Endorsed Advertisement on Ethical Decision Making of Commerce Students in Higher Secondary Schools, Research and Pedagogic Interventions, ISSN 2277-3991, January 2013 Vol. 2 (1), pg 109-114.
  4. A Study on occupational stress causes of college teachers in Kerala,Managing the future Vo.4, No.1, january, 2014, pp. 80-86.
  5. Ignorance Management: An Appendage to Knowledge Management, Asian Journal of Management Vol.5, No.2, April-June, 2014,ISSN.0976-495X, pp208.

Prof.Mathew George

  1. A conceptual Framework on Service Quality, KEGEES Journal of Social Sciences, Vol No 6 January 2014, pp.195-198

Papers Published in International Journals by Faculty Members

  1. P.N.Harikumar, Social Security and LIC, Management Researcher II No. 1&2 July-December, 1995, pp.72-74
  2. P.N.Harikumar Perceptions of Urban Consumers on VAT- An Application of Factor Analysis. Southern Economist Vol No 15&16 December 1&15, 2006, pp.5-7.
  3. P.N.Harikumar, Cheque Truncation System- a Substitute for the Paper Based Processing, The Man agreement Accountant Vol. 42 No.1, January 2007, pp.32-34.
  4. P.N.Harikumar, Eco tourism- Backwater Spots in Kerala Kurukshetra Vol.55, No.8, June, 2007, pp 13-16
  5. P.N.Harikumar, Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) - A Major Upheaval in the Banking Sector,The Management Accountant ( Student Edition) Vol. 6, No.8, August, 2007, pp 122-125.
  6. P.N.Harikumar, Forensic Accounting- a New Method for Preventing Fraud Southern Economist Vol. 46 No. 5, July 15, 2007, pp.38-40
  7. P.N.Harikumar, Role of Ayurveda Centers in Promoting Backwater Tourism In Kerala. Southern Economist Vol.46 No.9, September 1, 2007, pp.21-24.
  8. P.N.Harikumar, Viral Marketing- The Key to Gaining New Customers, Southern Economist, Vol.46, No. 11, October 1, 2007, pp 38-40
  9. P.N.Harikumar, Effect of Advertisement on the Sale of Marble Products –A Micro Study. Southern Economist Vol.46, No.12, December 1, 2007, pp-41-42
  10. P.N.Harikumar, Need for the Inclusion of Disaster Management in the Syllabus of MBA University News Vol.46 No.09, March 03-09, 2008, pp 6-8
  11. P.N.Harikumar, Hedge Funds- A New Development in the Fund Management Industry, The Management Accountant Vol.No.43, No.5, May-2008, pp 288-291.
  12. P.N.Harikumar, Kudumbasree in Kerala- Key to Attain Economic Self-sufficiency Southern Economist Vol.47, No.2, May-15, 2008, pp 23-25
  13. P.N.Harikumar, Leadership styles of managers in New generation Banks in Kerala Southern Economist Vol.47, No.11, October 1, 2008, pp 39-42.
  14. P.N.Harikumar, Evaluation of the Functioning of LIC in the Implementation of Social Security Schemes in Kerala. Research Bulletin of ICWAI,Vol.XXXI, September, 2008, pp 78-81.
  15. P.N.Harikumar, Problems of marketing marble products-A micro study Southern Economist Vol 47, No 17, Jan, 1, 2008, pp 29-29-32
  16. P.N.Harikumar, Implementing LIC,s Social Security Schemes in Kerala: The functioning of the Nodal Agencies. Vikas Vani Journal Vol 11, Issue 4, Oct-Dec, 2008, pp 73-84
  17. P.N.Harikumar, Knowledge Process Out Sourcing (KPO) - A Big Game. The Management Accountant Vol. 8, No. 8, August, 2009, pp 125-128.
  18. P.N.Harikumar, A Study on the LIC’s Schemes for the Weaker Sections of the Society with Special Reference to Social Security Schemes Finance India Vol XX111 No 3, September 2009, 971-974
  19. P.N.Harikumar, Need for Talent management in the Banking sector Southern EconomistVol. 48 No.16, December 15, 2009, pp 5-7.
  20. P.N.Harikumar, Problems of solid waste in India,Research Lines,Vol.111No11-B, December 2010, pp 203-207
  21. P.N.Harikumar, Evaluation of the functioning of municipalities in solid waste management.Cosmos Vol 11, No1, January, 2011, pp 125-129.

Papers Accepted

  1. P.N.Harikumar, Wild Life Tourism- Wild Life Sancturies in Kerala Kurukshetra November, 2011
  2. P.N.Harikumar, Monsoon – A tourism product of Kerala Kurukshetra December, 2011
  3. P.N.Harikumar, LIC’s Social Security schemes for the Unorganised Sector Kurukshetra December, 2011.
  4. P.N.Harikumar, Leadership Styles of Women Managers in Nationalised Banks in Kerala. Vikas Vani Journal December, 2011

Project Description

Research Guide

  • Dr.P.N.Harikumar

Research Projects - Completed

  • Prof.T.I.Andrews - A study on the problems of waste management with reference to Kerala state, Rs 80,000(2011-2013.)
  • Dr.P.N.Harikumar - Solid Waste Management- A Study on the effectiveness of Municipalities in Kerala. (1st June 2009 to 30th Nov, 2010.)UGC funding of Rs 80,000.

Research Projects - Ongoing

  • Dr. Kuriakose V Kocheril - Social security schemes of LIC for the unorganized labour in Kerala(UGC funding Rs 60,000,2013-)
  • Ms.Resmi Annie Thomas - Impact of new economic policy on selected MSME sectors in Kerala(UGC funding Rs 1,400,000,2015-)

Academic Audit

Dr.johnyJohnson, School of Management studies, MG University Kottayam

Workshops/ training programmes conducted/organized by the department

  • ICSSR sponsored workshop on Multivariate Data Analysis in Social Science Research February 18-19,2014.
  • UGC sponsored National Seminar on Multivariate Analysis in Commerce and Management Research December 16-17-,2013
  • UGC sponsored two day National Seminar on Application of Statistical Techniques in Commerce and Management Research December 3-4, 2012.
  • ICSSR sponsored two day National Seminar on Application of Statistical Techniques in Social Science Research January 20-21, 2012.
  • Two day National Workshop on Data Analysis in Social Science Research, July 1-2, 2011.

Department Journal-Commerce and Management Explorer

Subscription - 13 nos

  1. The Indian Banker
  2. Indian Journal of finance
  3. Indian Journal of Marketing
  4. Economic and political weekly
  5. Indian Journal of Management
  6. Vikalpa-The journal for decision maker
  7. Indian journal of Economics and Research
  8. Commerce spectrum
  9. Indian Journal of Commerce
  10. Southern Economist
  11. Kurukshetra
  12. IIMB-Management Review
  13. Decision