The Department of Commerce was established in the year 1945 with B.Com Degree course. It commenced M.Com Degree course in 1958 and in the year 1971, B.Com Degree Course under Evening Stream was introduced. The University of Madras permitted the Department to offer M.Phil Degree Programme from the academic year 1987, and it was elevated as Research Department to offer Ph.D Programme in Commerce (Full-time) from 1996. In 1998, the Department branched into Shift I and Shift II, offering B.Com Degree course in the afternoon session under the Self-supporting scheme.
Presently the Post Graduate and Research Department of Commerce is in its 76th year of functioning. About 500 students are pursuing their studies in various Academic Streams of B.Com, M.Com, M.Phil and Ph.D with fifteen well experienced faculty members. The Department functions exclusively on the first floor of Commerce & Economics Block with an amiable atmosphere.