Khallikote Unitary University is a premier institution of the state of Odisha and the largest institution of South Odisha. It was established in the year 1878. The faculty of commerce was started in the Khallikote Unitary University in the year 1954 with undergraduate teaching facility. Department of Post Graduate Studies in Commerce was established in this college during the academic year 1963-64 and M.Phil. classes were started from the session 1994-95. Post Graduate Commerce Department, which catered to the need of higher education in commerce in the region, continues to be center of attraction not only for the students of south Odisha but also for students of another region. In its history spanning over six decades, it has redefined commerce education in the state. The Department has the legitimate claim and pride of being the premier department in Odisha for course curriculum development, teaching, and research in commerce discipline. The rapid growth of the department of commerce is reflected in its expansion as well as novelty in its academic programmers. The Department of commerce has introduced Computer Application in business in both B. Com and M. Com classes with practical from the academic session 2007-08. CBCS has been introduced in the course curriculum from the session 2015-16. Presently, the Department runs three parallel Programs viz. (Three years) and, (two years).


The Objectives of the Department are –

  • To impart instruction to the Under Graduate and Post Graduate students offering commerce as a course of study.
  • To enable our students to have a substantial and dignified source of livelihood after completion of their education in the Department.
  • To play a stewardship role by the faculty members in guiding and helping the sister college specially located in south Odisha.
  • To develop and restructure course curriculum so as to suit the demands of the changing environment.
  • To achieve academic excellence in teaching, learning and extension activities through utilization of local resources.
  • To pursue research and investigation in the field of trade and commerce for policy formulation and implementation.
  • To facilitate participation of teacher in Refresher courses, Orientation Programs, and other Faculty Development Programs.
  • To develop skill and problem-solving aptitude of the students in the field of Business Studies.
  • To groom students for professional occupations, entrepreneurship, consultancy work in the area of accounts keeping, tax matters, trade facilities, financial market operations, marketing activities, human resource management, etc.
  • To promote entrepreneurial skills for self-employment.


To create advanced centers of commerce & management learning of international standing where pursuit of knowledge and excellence shall reign supreme, unfettered by the barriers of nationality, language, cultural plurality and religion


  • To develop entrepreneurial education/skills
  • To develop ready to be employed business professionals
  • To groom business professionals, researchers and consultants
  • To develop Human Resources as a think-tank for business development and social responsibility related issues.
  • To develop holistic managers with interdisciplinary knowledge


Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Department of Commerce introduced the B Com (Hons) programme to its basket of contemporary and progressive programmes in the year 1954.This program caters to commerce aspirants who desire to build their professional competence on a higher plateau with specialized knowledge in the field of Business and Commerce. The B Com (Hons) course of Department of Commerce, Khallikote Autonomous College is a three year degree programme divided into six semesters. Each semester contains four or five papers. The programme is Choice Based credit system and career oriented in its design, course structure and teaching – learning process. A modern syllabus was introduced by higher education department of Odisha and implemented from the same year. The curriculum is developed duly considering the desired level of knowledge exposure in the context of ever changing environment in global business.

Post Graduate (M.Com)

The objective of the programme is to develop teaching and research talent to create academic expertise suiting to contemporary needs of the society. There is a need to transform teaching as a profession more than a mere career to bring in the right skills, capability and attitude in the field of academics in the larger interest of sustainable education. The programme aims to create faculty of quality and competence in the subject areas of Commerce & Management. The two years Master degree (M.Com) program is divided into 4 semesters. Each semester contains five papers of 100 marks each. The programme is Choice Based credit system and career oriented in its design, course structure and teaching – learning process. The curriculum is developed duly considering the desired level of knowledge exposure in the context of ever changing environment in global business.

M.Phil. (Commerce)

The M.Phil. (Commerce) program is a one year program designed and well- founded for smooth transition into advanced research including doctoral level (Ph.D). The program equips the researcher to aspire for higher disciplinary and methodological competencies in research. As per UGC guide line, the entrance test is conducted for the M.Phil. admission from the academic session 2009-10. The program and includes two courses and a dissertation. Two primary intensive courses in the general and specific research methodologies and mathematics for business research (including functional specialization tools and techniques). The programme provides the requisite knowledge ,skills and abilities for planning, designing, engaging and interpreting research data for problem solving and consultancy for researchers, academicians, practitioners and corporate. Presently M.Phil is invalid as per UGC guideline.

Strength of the Student (2022-22)

Name Of The Course TOTAL
B.Com 1st year 384 2nd year 384 3rd year  384
M.Com 1st year 48 2nd year 48
Total 1248

Name: Dr. Annapurna Sahoo
Designation: H.O.D-Cum-Assistant Professor
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Name: Dr. Yajnya Dutta Nayak
Designation: Assistant Professor
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Name: Smt.Anita Kumari Patra
Designation: Assistant Professor
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Name: P Rukmini Dora
Designation: Guest Lecturer
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Name: Mahesh Kumar Mishra
Designation: Guest Lecturer
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  • Prof. Jagannath Panda (Retired Prof., B.U.) M.Com, M.Phil, Ph.D Retired Professor Accounting
  • Dr. Gopal Krishna Panigrahi M.Com, Ph.D (Retired Reader) Visiting faculty
  • Dr. P P Padhy M.Com, Ph.D Retired Reader
  • Dr. S K Sabat M.Com, Ph.D Retired Reader


  • Lecture Halls : 06
  • Laboratories : 01
  • Staff Room : 01
  • HOD Chamber : 01
  • Toilet : 02
  • AC : 05
  • Computer : 23
  • Inverter : 01
  • Magnetive WB : 01
  • Printer-xerox : 01
  • LCD Projector : 01



  • Our Department is conducting P.G. Seminar regularly.
  • Our Department is conducting Commerce Society Function Every Year.
  • Every year our department is conducting different competitions like debate, essay, group discussion, Business Quiz, Song, Dance, Rangoli, Games etc.
  • Every year our department is celebrating Saraswati Puja, Ganesh Puja, Biswakarma Puja, Teachers day, Children’s day etc.
  • Every year our students are organising welcome ceremony and farewell party.
  • This year our department conducted Swatch Bharat Abhiyan in the college.
Name Position Place
Prof. P. K Sahu,  Retired Professor P.G. Dept. of Com. B.U
Prof. P.K Biswasray Retired Professor P.G. Dept. of Com. B.U
Dr. P C Mishra Retired Professor P.G. Dept. of Com. B.U
Prof. Jagannath Panda Retired Professor P.G. Dept. of Com. B.U
Dr. Kishor Rout Retired Professor P.G. Dept. of Com. B.U
Prof. Malavika Deo Head, P.G. Dept. of Com. Pondicherry University
Prof. A K Mahanty Professor and Head P.G. Dept. of Com. B.U
Prof. G. S Lall Reader, HOD, P.G. Dept. of Com Berhampur University
Sri Narasingha Mishra Opposition Leader of Odisha  
Sri Chandra Sakhar Sahu Honourable MP Berhampur
Mr. Rabi Nanda Former MLA  
Prof. JJ Rao Ex-principal IMIT
Prof. R P Choudhary Ex-principal Khallikote Autonomous College
Prof. P.C. Samal Ret. Reader in Commerce  
Dr. Prabhu Padhy Ret. Reader in Commerce  
Dr. S K Sabat Ret. Reader in Commerce  
Dr. D P Panda Associate Professor KIIT & joint secretary of ICA
Dr.BCM Pattnaik Associate professor   
Dr. Punya Prava Tripahy Deputy Finance Manager NTPC
CMA Rabi Kumar Sahu    
CA Bibhuti bhusan Nayak    
CA Haribandu panigrahi    
CA Chakrapani patro    
CA M.P.V Raja Rao    
Dr. V J Rao Retired Reader Khallikote Autonomous college
Dr. Gunanidhi Sahu Ex director Higher Education
CA P Mohan Rao    
CA Chadananda Mishra    
Mr. Nabakrishna Patro Social Worker  
Mr. Bikram Panda Honourable MLA Berhampur
Dr. Arun Panda Retired Associate professor, Dept. of MBA Berhampur University
Dr. Nihar Mishra Dept. of MBA Berhampur University
Dr. Dibakar Panigrahi Dept. of MBA Berhampur University
CA. Sankar Patra    
Rama Narayan Rao    
CA Siba Sankar Sahu    
CS Parkas Panda    
CS Jayanta Pattanik    
Dr. Debi Prasad Mishra Professor, Dept. of MBA FM University