The Department of Commerce established in 1948 is a leading centre of higher learning and research in the North Eastern Region. The Department also caters to the academic needs beyond the region, with its renowned faculty and the quality of teaching and also publishes a peer-reviewed journal annually. Many of the alumni of the Department have been able to establish themselves in high positions in national and international organisations and in society. Presently, the Department runs three parallel programmes viz. PhD, MCom and Five Year Integrated MCom.

Our objective has been to imbibe high moral values in the students for character building, to infuse a sense of responsibility in them and to prepare them to excel in the competitive business world.

Some of our responsibilities are :

  • To impart instructions to the under-graduate and post-graduate students offering commerce as a course of study.
  • To play a stewardship role by the faculty members in guiding and helping the sister universities specially located in N.E. Region.
  • To pursue research and investigation in the field of trade and commerce for policy formulation and implementation.
  • To develop the teachers through refresher course, orientation programme and other faculty development programme
  • To develop ready to be employed business professionals.
  • To develop business scientists, researchers and consultants.
  • To develop entrepreneurial education/skills.
  • To develop teachers with core business competencies
  • To develop HR to act as think-tank for business development related issues.
  • To develop holistic managers with interdisciplinary knowledge.
  • To develop business philosophers to propagate social responsibility.

Old Departmental Data

No of PhDs awarded during the last 5 Years : 35
No of PhD Research Scholars : At present 108 in number

Major areas of Research:

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Management and Human Resource Management
  • Rural Development and Agricultural Development
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Development Economics

Postgraduate Courses

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate M.Com in Commerce Commerce 4 2 65


Specializations offered:
  1. Accounting and Finance
  2. Management and Marketing
Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate Integrated M.Com in Commerce Commerce 10 5 55


It is a full time course consisting of 10 semesters spread over five years comprising of both undergraduate and post graduate studies in commerce leading to the Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) and Master of Commerce to be awarded by the Gauhati University. The course is designed under the choice based credit and grading system.

Specializations offered from 9th Semester onward
  1. Accounting and Finance
  2. Human Resource Management and Marketing
Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate PhD in Commerce Commerce


Aparajeeta Borkakoty
MCom (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Management
Bhaskarjyoti Bora [ Head of The Department ]
MCom (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Accounting
Hem Chandra Gautam
MCom (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Accounting
Nayan Barua
MCom (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Management
Padma Lochan Hazarika
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati) Statistics and Economics
Sujit Sikidar
MCom (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Accounting and Finance

Associate Professors

Amrit Pal Singh
MCom (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Management
Prasanta Sharma
MCom (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Accounting
Santosh Kumar Mahapatra
MCom (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Finance

Assistant Professors

Angana Borah
MCom (Gauhati) Marketing
Bonosree Bhuyan
MCom (Gauhati) Management (Integrated M.Com)
Kaushik Kishore Phukan
MCA (Dibrugarh) (Integrated M.Com)
Mahuya Deb
MSc (Gauhati) MPhil (Pune) MBA (Integrated M.Com)
Saptadweepa Shandilya
MCom (Gauhati) Marketing
Saurabhi Borthakur
MCom (Gauhati) Accounting (Integrated M.Com)
Siddharth Nayan Sharma
MCom (Gauhati) Finance (Integrated M.Com)
Suparna Ghosh
MCom (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Accounting (Integrated M.Com)
Tilak Chandra Das
MCom (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Management
Upasana Borpujari
MCom (Gauhati) Accounting (Integrated M.Com)
Pabin Barman (LDA)
Bhagawan Sharma (UDA)
Nayan Kalita (Office Asst cum Computer Operator)
Bulbul Das (Peon)
Mukut Ali (Peon)
Riku Kumar Das (Lab Attendent)
Ghanshyam Das (Office Bearer


Department of Commerce
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : (+91)-8473998887
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The course curriculum is inclusive of regular classroom training, case studies, presentation by students, group discussion , guest faculty lecture, summer internship, dissertation/Project work

Industry Aligned Pedagogy

The Department invites experts from various industry and organisation to exchange their expertise and knowledge in respective fields. Also projects works are carried out at various plants and industries by the students as a part of the course curriculum on a regular basis.


The Department had signed MOUs with Federation of Industries in North Eastern Region(FINER) and Indian Institute Of Entrepreneurship (IIE) for exchange of information, knowledge, training and research work.

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