B.Com Co-operation (Aided)

B.Com Co-operation (Aided)

B.COM CO-OPERATION (3 Years)

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

In this program, students get an exposure to the basics of financial and non-financial co-operatives, co-operative movement around the world, International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), dynamics of co-operatives, management of co-operative enterprises, emergence of co-operative legal system in India and in Kerala, and the fundamentals of co-operative accounting, finance and audit. Moreover, the program also covers Accounting, Business Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Banking & Insurance, Statistics, Managerial Economics, and Business laws. A B.Com graduate in Co-operation is exempt from undergoing Junior Diploma in Co-operation (JDC) and Higher Diploma in Co-operation (HD). Accordingly, the program helps students to appear directly (without going for JDC and HDC) for the exams conducted by (1) Kerala Co-operative Services Examination Board and (2) various co-operative services examinations conducted by Kerala Public Service Commission. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Any candidate who passed the Plus Two of the Kerala Higher Secondary Examination Board or prescribed qualification of any Examination Board of any State, recognized as equivalent to the Plus Two of the Kerala Higher Secondary Examination Board with not less than 40% marks in aggregate is eligible for admission. However, SC/ST, OBC and other eligible communities shall be given reservation as per the Rules of Kerala Higher Education Council and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The duration of B.Com (Co-operation) program is three academic years with six semesters. Total number of courses for the whole B.Com program is 34. It is divided into four courses namely:

  • Common Courses
  • Complementary Courses 
  • Core Courses
  • Optional Courses and
  • Open courses

GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

Undergraduates in commerce will have the attributes and skills such as academic excellence, research skills, etc. and will become active global citizens and leaders in the community and the society. The following are the graduate attributes expected out of our students:

  • Analysis and evaluation of matters related to the commerce discipline in support of an argument, proposition or solution to problems in organisations and the society;
  • Strategic and critical thinking skills in relation to commerce and business related issues;
  • Research skills including the retrieval of information from variety of commerce, business, and economic sources;
  • Skills in the use of ICT in commerce, business and management through practical assignments, exercises and demonstration; and
  • Ability to analyze commerce and business issues in the domestic and international contexts.

GENERAL ATTRIBUTES

After the completion of respective courses, we expect the following general attributes from our B.Com Co-operation students:

  • Engage confidently in career and in research;
  • Communicate ideas effectively both in written and in oral formats;
  • Effectively using information from diverse sources;
  • Recognizing and understanding the ethical responsibilities of individuals and organizations in the society;
  • Work collaboratively and productively in groups; and
  • Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification, evaluation and resolution of complex problems.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A commerce undergraduate in Co-operation can become an IRS, IAS, IFS, IPS, etc. Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, Cost and Management Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, CAIIB, Co-operative Auditor, Junior Inspector (Co-operation), Manager in Co-operative Banks, Co-operator, Entrepreneur, Banker, Accountant, Business Analyst, Business Executive, Finance Manager, Investment Analyst,  Marketing Manager, Financial Analyst, Treasurer, Fund Manager, Market Analyst, Securities Analyst, Operations Manager, Personal Finance Consultant, Risk Analyst, positions in other govt. jobs (SI, Panchayath Secretary, auditor, etc.), Labour Relations Specialists, Training and Development Manager, Cost Controller etc.