Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Dr. Padma Rangan, Principal
Since the Night Degree College has only one stream i.e. Commerce, the Mathematics and Statistics department are combined as one. It is necessary for us to conduct bridge and remedial courses for this subject since a majority of our students do not opt for Mathematics at the junior college level. Hence students are motivated in the class to present statistical concepts using graphs and diagrams, and to solve the problems step by step, individually or by forming groups. In addition regular tutorial sessions are held batch wise for F.Y.B.Com. students between 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Computer Systems and Application has been introduced as applied component at the T.Y.B.Com. level. This subject is unaided, and it is the part of the Mathematics and Statistics Department.
Department of Commerce
Prof. Eknath Zherekar
The Commerce and Accounts Departments are combined as one. We have introduced Advertizing as an applied component subject at the S.Y.B.Com. level. This subject has a lot of scope for innovative techniques. In order to enhance the creative ability of the students, students are encouraged to create complete advertisements by giving them hands – on – experience. They create interesting bill board advertisements which they present during lecture sessions. At the T.Y.B.Com. level we have introduced Direct & Indirect Taxes as an applied component at the T.Y.B.Com. level. This subject is unaided and is in addition to the existing aided subjects of Purchase and Store – keeping and Entrepreneurship and Management of Small Scale Industries. This is the largest department in the college. The Commerce Association of the college is also active.
Department of Economics
Asst. Prof. Harsh Shukla
The Economics Department and the Economics Association are an integral part of the college. This is a very vital course for Commerce students and hence they are given projects and assignments on syllabus related news items from the internet and other daily newspapers. Students are encouraged to explain and discuss them in addition to important cases related to market structures, market competition, capital budgeting, project planning, foreign exchange markets and WTO are presented by the students in the classroom. They are also given library projects to inculcate the habit of making use of references.
Department of Environmental Science
Prof. Tushar Pawar
This department also conducts lectures on the subject of Foundation Course both at the F.Y.B.Com. and S. Y.B.Com. levels. Issues relating to supporting the environment and making students environmentally responsible as per the mandate of University of Mumbai is one of the main reasons for having Environmental Studies as a compulsory subject at the F.Y.B.Com. level. Hence several projects which increase the environment awareness and also activate the EQ (Environment Quotient) of the students are discussed and prepared. Several films and educational software are used as methodology to convey the message of EQ to the students. This no doubt prepares our students to make a big difference in the world of tomorrow.
Department of Law
Assoc. Prof. Vijaylakshmi Saini
The Department of Law is the smallest department in the college. It is headed by Prof. Rao Lakshmi a practicing senior advocate who teaches part time at the Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce. In today’s context knowledge of law and legal rights of an individual is very important. It is our effort to bring to our students the latest cases and updates in the subject.
Department of English
Prof. Chandramohan Varma
The Business Communication / English is a small department having only one faculty member. University of Mumbai envisages development in spoken English and other skills in various communication aspects. Apart from lectures tutorial sessions are also conducted on every working day for an hour before the lecture session commence. The strength of the students is limited to 40 to give personal attention and to enable a remedial approach in the areas of speaking and writing skills infact the syllabus is taught in the staff room and the spoken session especially for the students from the vernacular medium are effectively conducted in the tutorials sessions. In order to motivated regular attendance grace points are given. The outstanding students having good speaking skills are selected for compaining and anchoring during the cultural programme session held in the college. The second year and the final year students also express their interest to attend the tutorial sessions even though they do not have the subject in the curriculum.