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Faculty of Commerce

Faculty of Commerce

Departments of Commerce


The Department of Commerce at University College for Women is an apt culmination of virtuous wishes and fruitful results. The Department has grown by leaps and bounds in terms of undertaking research work and arranging guest lecturers of eminent speakers from across the varied fields of study. The Department of Commerce, OUCW was established in the year 1968. It offers Commerce Education for about 700 students both at Under-Graduation and Post-Graduation Levels. The Department of Commerce offers three self-finance courses along with the Regular B.Com. and M.Com. Courses viz., B.Com. (Honors), B.Com. (Computers) and B.Com. (Taxation). Due to the rich and updated inputs envisaged in the curriculum of the Department as is suited to the needs of the industry, the college has successfully placed B.Com. Students in companies like Capital I.Q., Bank of America, HSBC, Infosys to name a few. The Department also runs a Tax Consultancy Cell and facilitates filing of the income tax returns of the faculty members of the college and the university through a program 'CLIQUE'.

The Department in its pursuit to offer value education and meet the requirements of the industry has made computer component and commerce lab, a part of the course curriculum. UG Self-finance Course IV Semester students have to undergo an internship program during the summer vacation and submit a Project Report at the end of the Course for 100 marks.


B.Com. Taxation:


UGC sponsored course B.Com. Taxation was started in the year 1994. Apart from Commerce Regular Course papers, other subjects like Income Tax, Value Added Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duties and Central Excise Duty (Direct Taxes and Indirect Taxes) are offered to the students. The Department has an understanding with the Chartered Accountant firms for providing internship program for a period of four weeks to the IV Semester Students. Every year, students are sent to the Chartered Accountant firms viz., M.Bhasker Rao and Co., Tukaram and Co., Murthy and Prasad and Co., Nataraja Iyer & Co., Subramanyam & Sivudu, J.K. Rao Associates, D. Venugopal & Co. and Grandhy & Co. for their Internship Program.

B.Com. Computers:


The course was started in the year 2002. It aims at building and developing the ICT skills by introducing the subjects such as Information Technology, E-Commerce, Web Designing and Relational Data Base Management Systems especially in their course curriculum, helping them improving their job marketability. The Internship Program was introduced in the academic year 2005-06 which is offered to B.Com. II year students. The students are trained the students are trained in Practical Accountancy with Tally package and are also trained in Hardware and Networking which enhances their System Maintenance skills.


B.Com. Honors:


The course was started in the Department in the year 2005 and the first Internship program was held during the academic year 2007-08. The Internship structure was designed after taking suggestions from the experts in the respective areas. Chartered Accountants, Multimedia specialists, Statisticians and Experts in Computer Accounting Packages are invited to conduct the internship program. The program is offered to the students of B.Com (Honors) with the aim of creating awareness on live projects that can be executed using various accounting packages like Tally, Focus, Wings, SPSS and Multimedia


INFRASTRUCTURE:


The Department is endowed with excellent physical infrastructural facilities to support teaching and learning process. It has well furnished IT Lab, Commerce Lab and a Training Cell with latest configuration PCs and UPS and a Generator.


FUTURE PLANS:


E-Classrooms


Certificate Course in Tally


The Department of Commerce in collaboration with Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd is planning to train the trainers in Tally software in the ensuing months by offering a certificate course in Tally on self financing basis.


Certificate Course in SPSS Advanced Statistics

The Department of Commerce plans to offer SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) which is a comprehensive statistical and data management package for analysts and researchers. It helps them in managing quantitative data more effectively; interpret complex data output and use various inferential statistics (e.g. chi-square, correlation, regression, ANOVA).


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Dr. Prashanta Athma, M.Com. M.Phil., Ph.D.
Vice-Principal
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Dr. PRASHANTA ATHMA, a Professor in Commerce, Osmania University and Vice-Principal, Osmania University College for Women, Koti, Hyderabad has 26 years of teaching experience. She has National Merit Scholarship, JRF, 60 Research Articles, 2 Minor Research Projects and 7 books to her credit. She has turned out 7 Ph.Ds. and 9 more are working under her guidance. She has written lessons in Financial Management and Cost Accounting and edited books for Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University, Mahatma Gandhi University and Taxmann Publications. She has chaired National and International Conferences and Seminars.

She has received Awards for Excellence in Teaching & Research

  • Best Commerce Faculty Award by Institute of Practical Accountancy (September 3, 2005).
  • Gold Medal for the best paper presented at 61st All India Commerce Conference for the paper on “Corporate Reporting Practices in India: An Analysis of Investors Perceptions” at Nagpur (27 -29 Dec. 2008).
  • Best Paper Award for the paper presented on “Trade Flows of SAFTA: An Analysis” at International Conference on “Free Trade: Opportunities and Challenges”, AMS, Arts & Science College for Women, Hyderabad (12-14 June 2014).
  • Best Paper Award for the paper presented on “Free Trade Agreements: An Analysis of Indian Scenario” at International Conference on “Free Trade: Opportunities and Challenges”, AMS, Arts & Science College for Women, Hyderabad (12-14 June 2014).
  • Best Paper Award for the paper presented on “Creative Accounting Practices: A Study” at 37th All India Accounting Conference and International Seminar, University of Lucknow, Lucknow (8 – 9 Nov. 2014).
  • Silver Medal for the best paper presented at 67th All India Commerce Conference for the paper on “CSR Guidelines: CPSE Vs Companies Act 2013 (A case study of Maharatna Companies)” at KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha (27-29, December 2014).

She was the Chairperson, for Project Report Evaluation of Yuvatarangam for the years 2013 & 2014, State level Best Student Study Project Award, (Govt. Degree Colleges of A.P.) Commissionerate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of A.P.

She has presented Audio Video Modules for B.A. (Hons.) for a UGC-CEC sponsored TV Channel, Gyan Darshan’.

Mr. M.V. SUBBA RAO, M.Com.,DIM
I/c Head
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Mr. M.V. SUBBA RAO, an Associate professor, Department of Commerce, Osmania University, has 29 years of teaching experience. He has 5 Research Articles, 1 Minor Research Project, Best Commerce Faculty Award to his credit. He has attended several National and International Conference and Seminars. His Specializations are Organization theory and Behavior and Human Resource Management Presently Heading the Department.

Dr. Nazia Sultana, M.Com., MBA, PGDBM, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Nazia Sultana is a NET- JRF holder, a Gold medalist and a University Rank holder. She is presently the Head, Department of Commerce, OUCW, Koti. Her doctoral research, titled ‘Brand Positioning Practices of Banking Sector in India- A Study of Select Banks’, from School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad has set a benchmark for all researchers in the area of study. The research, which is one of its kinds in Indian context, is highly appreciable as it compared the brand positioning practices of banks in India and has contributed to the existing literature by proposing a brand positioning model for services sector. She specializes in the area of Marketing and her other areas of interest include Human Resource Management, Cost and Management Accounting and Services Marketing. She is the recipient of two best paper awards, presented at a National Seminar and an International Conference. She has presented papers at several international and national conferences and seminars and has published in the international journal and journals of national repute. She has also contributed book chapters in two international publications and one national publication and is currently working on cross-cultural marketing and customer relationship management. She has also written lessons for course material of Center for Distance Education, OU. She has held various portfolios such as student advisor, student counselor and additional controller of examinations at the college level. Reading religion, philosophy and writing poetry are a part of her leisure activities.

Dr.B.Sandhya Rani, M.Com, PGDCA, (MBA), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Dr. B.Sandhya Rani has been appointed as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Commerce, Osmania University on 6th of September, 2013, since then, she is working in University College for Women, Hyderabad. Earlier, she worked in the Department of Commerce, Nizam College as an Assistant Professor(c) for 14 yrs. She qualified SLET and completed her Ph.D. from OU in 2009 on the topic entitled “Corporate Reporting Practices in India – A Study of Select Companies”. She has held various positions as a member of Admission & Counseling Committee, Commerce Club Incharge, etc., She has participated and presented many research articles at National and International Seminars/Conferences on various topics and published 6 articles in Professional International and National Journals. She has been awarded with Best Business Academic of the Year (BBAY) - Gold Medal for the best paper presentation on “Corporate Reporting Practices – An Analysis of Investors Perceptions” at the 61st All India Commerce Conference, 2008 held at Nagpur. She has been rapporteur for various seminars and authored 3 books for Centre for Distance Education Mahatma Gandhi University, Nalgonda. She is a Life member of Indian Commerce Association and Indian Accounting Association. She specializes in the area of Accounting and her other areas of interest include Tax & Tax Planning, Security Analysis Portfolio Management and Quantitative Techniques for Business Decisions and guiding M.Com students in completing their projects.

Mrs. SABIHA SHAREEF, M.Com., PGDCA, (Ph.D).
Assistant Professor
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Mrs. Sabiha Shareef has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in Commerce in Osmania University on 6th September, 2013 and has been posted in the Department of Commerce, Osmania University College for Woman, Koti, Hyderabad. Earlier she worked as Lecturer in Commerce at Government Degree College, Zaheerabad, Medak District, Telangana for 20 years. There she held the posts of Coordinator for Mana TV programmes and Programme Officer for NSS Unit –II for girls. She is a gold medalist and a university rank holder. She has qualified NET and at present pursuing her Ph.D. in the topic “Financial Inclusion - An Analysis of Financial Products Offered by SBI and ICICI Banks”. Her areas of specialization are Cost and Management Accounting and Quantitative Techniques and her other areas of interest include Business Economics, Taxation, International Financial Management and Financial Services. She is a member of Indian Commerce Association and actively participates in research and innovative programmes. She has participated in 20 Workshops/Seminars/ Conferences and presented eight papers and has three publications to her credit.

Mrs. B. SHAILAJA, M.Com., M.Phil, (Ph.D).
Assistant Professor
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B.Shailaja pursued M.com, M.Phil from Osmania University. She is a NET JRF holder. She has 9 years of teaching experience. Her area of specialization is marketing. She has presented papers at several international and national conferences and seminars and has four publications to her credit. She is presently acting as Assistant Academic Co-coordinator at the college level. Her other areas of interest include Business Law, HRM, Cost and Management Accounting. Her Doctoral research focuses on the Problems of the Weavers in Telangana.

Mrs. O. BHAVANI, M.Com., (Ph.D).
Assistant Professor (c)
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Mrs. O. Bhavani has 20 years of experience in teaching both at U.G and P.G level with Taxation and Accounts as her specialization. She is pursuing P. hD with Rayalaseema University and qualified APSET. She has to her credit 7 research publications, presented 6 papers in national/ international seminars and participated in workshops, contributed lessons for distance education material of MGU and OU and two text books are in progress.

The paper on Free Trade Agreements: An analysis of Indian Scenario, presented at International Conference on “Free Trade – Opportunities and Challenges”, June 12th – 14th 2014 has won a Best Paper Award. She collaborates with Chartered Accountancy Firms for sending the B.Com (Taxation) IV semester students to the Internship Program every year. She was instrumental in successfully involving Income Tax Officers in the internship program. She has been a member of various committees in the College viz, College Admission Committee, Time Table Committee, Hostel Committee, Student Advisor, Student Counsellor, Student Grievance Cell, Anti Ragging Committee, etc,. At present she is a member of College IQAC and Convener, College Development and UGC Affairs. She prefers reading books and playing Veena (musical instrument) in her free time. Cooking is her passion.

Ms. M. VENKATA KARUNASREE, M.Com, M.B.A (Ph.D).
Assistant Professor (c)
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Ms. M. Venkata Karunasree is a Assistant Professor (c ) in the Department of Commerce, OUCW, Koti, Hyderabad. She has put in 20 yrs (2 yrs in Lalitha Degree College,Nampally ,Hyderabad) 18 yrs of service in the Department of Commerce, OUCW and 3 yrs taught contact classes in Centre for Distance Education, OU. Her areas of specialization are Taxation and Quantitative Techniques. She is a National Merit Scholarship holder. She also qualified the UGC-NET in December 2012. The joint paper presented in the XXXIII All India Accounting Conference 2010 was adjudged as the best paper. Her research activities include 5 articles and 5 papers presented in National Seminar and conferences. She has written lessons for Centre for Distance Education, OU.

Mrs. MADHURI, M.Com.,M.B.A.,M.Phil.,PGDCA (Ph.D).
Assistant Professor (c)
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Mrs. Madhuri is a an Assistant Professor (C) ,Department of Commerce , OUCW, Koti, Hyderabad. She has put in 13 years of service in the Department. Her area of interest is information technology. She is pursuing her Ph.D. from Osmania university, Hyderabad. Her research activities include five paper presentations in national and international seminars/ conferences and two publications in journals. She has attended ten workshops.

Mrs.G.SARITHA, M.Com., (Ph.D).
Assistant Professor (c)
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Mrs. G.Saritha is working as Assistant Professor© in the Department of Commerce, OUCW, Koti, Hyderabad. She has put in 10 years of service in the Department of Commerce, OUCW. Her areas of specialization are Management and Economics. She is a holder of Hindi Merit Scholarship . She also qualified UGC-NET in December ,2012. She is presently pursuing her Ph.D. She is one of the Co-ordinators for the Internship program conducted for B.Com (Honors) every year. She is the in charge of the Department Seminar Library. She also takes of the student’s attendance.

Dr. Humaira Begum, M.Com., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (c)
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Dr. Humaira Begum has joined Osmania University College for women in the year 2008. She has got 17 years teaching experience as lecturer in commerce. She has been awarded Ph.D in commerce from Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University in 2014. Her area of specialization is Fundamentals of Information Technology, Relational Database Management System, Web Programming, Corporate Accounting, Financial Accounting etc. She has got two research papers at National conferences and one paper at International conference to her credit. She also has attended two workshops organized by the Dept. of commerce.

Mrs. Komal Dave, M.Com., (Ph.D).
Assistant Professor (c)
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Mrs. Komal Dave is an Assistant Professor (c) in the Department of Commerce, OUCW, Koti, Hyd. She has put in 17 years ( 10 years as junior lecturer ) and 7 years of service in Department of commerce, OUCW. Her areas of specialization are Advanced Accountancy. She is Pursuing her Pre.Ph.D. from CESS, Hyd. Her research activities include 2 paper presentations in National and International seminars. and 1 publication.

Mrs.M.Srilakshmi, M.Com., L.L.B.
Assistant Professor (c)
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Mrs. M. Srilakshmi is an Assistant Professor (c ) in the Department of Commerce, OUCW, Koti, Hyderabad. She has put in 12 yrs (5 yrs in Noble Degree College, Dilsukhnagar,Hyderabad, 1 year in Sri Padmavathi Degree College, Saidabad, Hyderabad) 6 yrs of service in the Department of Commerce, OUCW. Her areas of specialization are Law and Taxation. Her research activities include 3 paper presentations and 2 publications in National and International Seminar and conferences.

Mrs.Sharadha, M.Com., (Ph.D).
Assistant Professor (c)
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M.Sarada is an Assistant Professor(c) . She has put in 5 years of service in this college. She has received Merit Scholarship during her B.com. Her areas of specialisation are Banking and Financial services, Auditing and Business Communications. She would like to pursue her research in Banking. She had one seminar and two workshops till date.

Mrs.N.Rajyalaxmi, M.Com., (Ph.D).
Assistant Professor (c)
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Mrs. N.Rajyalaxmi is an Asst. prof©, in the Department of Commerce, OUCW, Koti, Hyderabad. She has put in 13 years (8 years in RBVRR Women’s College) 4 years of service in Department of Commerce, OUCW. Her specialization is Finance, Accounts and Banking. She is pursing PhD from CESS (Center for Economics and Social Studies) Hyderabad. Her research activities include 5 Paper Presentations and 8 Publications in National and International seminars/journals. She got Best Paper Award at AMS Arts and Science College for Women in the year 2014. She wrote Distance Education Course Material for Mahatma Gandhi University, Nalgonda.

Mrs.K.Suchitra, M.Com., (Ph.D).
Assistant Professor (c)
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Mrs. K.Suchitra is an Assistant Professor (c) working in the Department of Commerce since July 2014. She Qualified SET in the year 2012. She is pursuing Ph.D. in the area of Finance. She has done her Masters in Commerce from University College of Commerce and Business Management. She has 5 years of teaching experience with 4 Publications and 3 Paper presentations. She has attended various training programs. Her area of specialization is Accounting and Finance.

Mrs. G. Nalini, M.Com., (Ph.D).
Assistant Professor (c)
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Mrs.G.Nalini is an Assistant Professor (c) in the Department of commerce, OUCW, Koti, Hyd. She has put in 6 years ( 3 years in G.M Sanghi College of Commerce and Science) 3 years of service in department of commerce, OUCW. Her areas of specialization are Economics and Finance. She is a SET Qualified and Pursuing Ph.D. from Osmania University, Hyd. Her research activities include 2 paper presentations and 2 publications in National and International seminars.

Mrs. B. Mamatha, M.Com.,( Ph.D).
Assistant Professor (c)
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Mrs.B.Mamatha is an Assistant Professor (c) in the Department of Commerce, OUCW, Koti, Hyd. She has put in 8 years ( 6 years in Sujatha Degree College for women Abids Hyderabad) 2 years of service in Department of commerce, OUCW. Her areas of specialization are Accountancy and Computers. She is Pursuing Ph.D. from Osmania University, Hyd. Her research activities include 2 paper presentations and 4 publications in National and International seminars.

Mrs.K.Suhasini, M.Com.,( Ph.D).
Assistant Professor (c)
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Mrs. K.SUHASINI is an Assistant Professor © in Department of commerce, OUCW, Koti,Hyd.She has put in 7 years ( 1 Year as a social Teacher in Noor High School Saidabad Hyderabad,2 years in Sree Vani Womens College Malakpet ,2years in CVR Engineering College) 2 years of service in Department of Commerce, OUCW. Her areas of specialization is Finance. She is pursuing Ph.D. from Osmania University, Hyd.

Ms.Bushra, M.Com.
Part time lecturer
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Ms Bushra is a Post Graduate in M. Com and a Gold Medalist holder in SSC. Her areas of interest are Business organization ,Human Resource Management and Organization Theory. She has published a paper in the International Journal of Engineering and Management Sciences-2013. She has an experience of working as a Part Time Lecturer in Osmania university College for Women, Koti since 2years.She proposes to carry out her doctoral research in the area of Marketing. In her leisure time, she likes to read Religion and Literature.

Mrs. T. Laxmi Sowjanya, MCA.
Lab Programmer
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Mrs. T.Laxmi Sowjanya is working as Lab Programmer in the Department of Commerce ,OUCW , Koti, Hyderabad. She has put in 8 years of service (Including one year of service in OUCCBM) in the Department of Commerce, OUCW. She has done her Masters in Computer Applications from IGNOU. She is incharge of the computer labs and also assists in office correspondence activities.