• Name : Prof. Jaladi Ravi
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Phone : (O) 0891-2844239, 4240
  • Email : head.dcms@andhrauniversity.edu.in

The Department of Commerce and Management Studies (DCMS), Andhra University, came into existence in 1934 by offering B.Com. (Hons) programme for the first time in South India. Further in 1957 the DCMS was the first to start the two-year MBA Full-time programme in India and has been producing talented executives for over six decades occupying coveted positions in India and abroad. Prof. K.K. Das , the first Asian to receive DBA from Harvard University, on the invitation of the then Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and, the then Vice-Chancellor of AU, Dr. V.S. Krishna, joined the University and was instrumental in pioneering Management Education in India. Later, Prof K.V. Sivayya, MBA (Bradley, USA) and Ph.D.(Illinois Tech, USA) was instrumental for the phenomenal growth of the Department of Commerce and Management Studies.

To meet the needs of local executives of the industry, the Department started a three-year MBA (Evening) Programme in 1977 for the first time in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Yet another milestone in the annals of DCMS was reached by offering MBA Programme through Distance Mode in 1998.

The Department started a first of its kind customized in-house Executive MBA Programme in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (RINL)and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). In tune with the needs of the industry and society, DCMS offered one-year PG Diploma in Taxation, PG Diplomas in Accounting Software, Human Resource Management& Industrial Harmony, International Business and Transport Management. Further, in collaboration with S&P Capital IQ, a fully industry-sponsored two-year MFC (Master of Finance and Control) was started in 2009.In response to the growing need for manpower in retail sector two-year MBA Retail Management programme was launched in 2006. In collaboration with the Andhra Bank, as part of MoU, DCMS started offering two-year MBA (Banking and Financial Services) programme in 2013. In the year 2017 when GST was introduced by the Indian Government, short term certificate course on GST was offered for the first time in India. The department conducts reviews on State and Central government budgets every year.

It has a strong faculty who carried out extensive research in the topical and contemporary areas of Commerce and Management with social and industrial relevance. The Faculty has put in perennial effort to achieve new heights of academic excellence catering to the dynamic needs of the society. DCMS has the credit of producing the largest number of Doctorates in the faculty of Commerce and Management Studies at all India level. The Department received grants under Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) Scheme of UGC in two phases apart from getting grants earlier under UGC SAP in three phases and ASIHSS (Assistance for Strengthening of Infrastructure in Humanities & Social Sciences). Andhra Bank School of Business was set up with the funding of the then Andhra Bank (now Union Bank of India) to the tune of Rs. 2 crores in which IIM-V is housed on a temporary basis. The DCMS is also a member of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), the largest networking of B-schools in the world outside US. It provides an ideal study environment with e-class rooms, lecture halls, smart seminar hall and conference hall with state-of-the-art facilities, library, computer lab, waiting hall for girls, DCMS Alumni lounge and residential accommodation for its students.

In all, the Department has on its rolls over 800students and 200 research scholars Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive Category put together. Foreign students are joining into the popular programmes of the department and also pursuing Ph.D. programme

In order to further strengthen the management programmes, in the year 2021 the Department of HRM (Human Resource Management)was brought into the fold of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies.

Programs on Offer
M.Com (4 semesters) - Accounting, Finance, Taxation
MBA (4 semesters - Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and Financial Management)
MBA-RM (4 semesters - Retail Management)
MBA-BFS (4 semesters - Banking and Financial Services)
MHRM (4 semesters - Master of Human Resource Management)
Ph.D. in Commerce and Management Studies (Full-Time, Part-Time & Executive Categories)
Ph.D. in Human Resource Management (Full-Time, Part-Time & Executive Categories)

Name Designation Qualification Specialization
Prof. V.Krishna Mohan Professor
MBA.,M.Com.,Ph.D. Marketing Management
Prof. A.Narasimha Rao Professor
& Principal , College of Arts and Commerce
MBA., M.Com.,Ph.D.,FCMA. Finance, Accounting and Operations Management
Prof. Jaladi Ravi Professor &
Head of the Department
M.Com., MBA., Ph.D. Human Resources Management
Prof. N.Kishore Babu Professor & Dean, Academic Affairs MBA, M.Com.,Ph.D. Human Resources Management & Taxation
Prof. M.Uma Devi Professor & Chairman, Faculty of CMS MBA, Ph.D. Human Resources Management
Prof. P.Venkateswarlu Professor &
Honorary Librarian, Dr. V.S.K. Library
Chairman - PG BOS CMS and HMCT
M.Com , M.B.A,Ph.D., M.Lisc., M.A. Education Finance & Accounting
Prof. P. Arun KumarProfessor, MHRM Course MHRM, Ph.D. Human Resources Management
Dr. K.V.Ramana Murthy Associate ProfessorM.B.A, M.A.English, L.L.M.,FDPM-IIMA.,Ph.D. Human Resources Management
Prof. M. Madhusudhana Rao Professor(H) M.Com , Ph.D HUman Resource Management
Prof. G.Satyanarayana Professor(H) M.Com , Ph.D Industrial Economics
Prof. G. Sudarsana Rao Professor (H) M.Com ,M.B.A., Ph.D Marketing Management
Prof. C.V Kannaji Rao Professor(H) M.B.A., Ph.D. Business Laws
Prof. P. Viswanadham Professor(H) M.Com ,M.B.A., Ph.D Accounting and Finanace
Prof. B.Mohan Venkata Ram Professor(H)
&Coordinator, MHRM Course and DCMS- Industry Connect
M.B.A.,M.Com , Ph.D Strategic Management, Services Marketing Entrepreneurship Behavioural Sciences
Prof. N.L. Narasimha Rao Professor (H) M.Com , Ph.D Human Resource Management
Dr. O.R.M. Rao Professor (POP) M.Tech, Ph.D Human Resource Management
Dr. R.B. Rao Professor (POP) B.Tech,M.B.A, Ph.D Marketing Management
Prof.A.Prabhakar Professor(A) M.Com., Ph.D Accounting and Finance
Dr. G Suresh Assitant Professor (A) M.Com., Ph.D Accounting and Finance
M.Bujji Babu Assistant Professor(A) M.Com.,M.B.A. Finanace and Retail
Dr. S. Ranjit Kumar Assistant Professor(c) M.Com.,M.B.A. ,Ph.D. Marketing Management & QT
Dr.P. Hanumantha Rao Assistant Professor(c) M.B.A., M.Com. ,B.L,Ph.D. Marketing Management
Dr.B. Subbaiah Assistant Professor(c) M.B.A., M.Com. ,M.H.R.M, M.C.J,Ph.D. Human Resource Management & QT
Dr.P. Neeraja Ratan Assistant Professor(c) M.B.A., PGDCS ,Ph.D. Financial Management
  • Scores of Road Safety Awareness Programs - Seminars, Workshops, Conferences and Symposia- addressing different target groups of road users for over two decades during 1990 to 2012.(in collaboration with Commissionerate of Police, RTA, APSRTC, VMRDA, GVMC, R&B Dept., Lions Club etc)..
  • Placement Training programmes and Personality Development programmes for the students of DCMS and also sister departments in AU AC Colleges.
  • Bridge courses for slow learners.
  • Workshops on Research Methodology in Social Sciences for the students of DCMS.
  • Blood donations Camps on internationally recognized health awareness days
  • Literacy Development programmes for inhabitants of Slum areas/ slum dwellers.
  • Community development programmes for fishermen..
  • Consultancy services to Government bodies, Industrial organisations and NGOs,
  • Organising All India Management Students Meet(AMITY)

The Department is very active in research and produced 880 Ph.D. degrees on the various topical issues in the areas of Commerce & Management since 1950 to date. The Faculty members of the department undertook many research projects sponsored by UGC , AICTE, ICSSR, NABARD, MoST, MHRD, MoEF, CRRI, RINL, AP Government etc. Following are the some of the research Projects undertaken by the faculty of the department.

The focused areas of research include:

  • Industrial Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Retail Management
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation
  • Accounting
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Strategic Management
  • International Trade
  • Women Studies
Name Title of Project Funding Agency
Prof. K. Rama Mohana Rao UGC Major Research Project on Service Quality in Public and Private Sector Banks In India (2013-15) - University Grants Commission
Prof. G. Satyanarayana UGC Major Research Project on HR practices in IT Industry (2009-12) University Grants Commission
Prof. G.Sudarasana Rao UGC Major Research Project on Impact of free power to agricultural sector a study with reference to selected states in South India (2012) University Grants Commission
Prof. K. Sambasiva Rao UGC Major Research Project on Sickness in State Level Public Sector Enterprises (A Study with Reference to SLPEs in Andhra Pradesh) University Grants Commission
Prof. V. Krishna Mohan UGC Major Research Project on Small Industries Development in Andhra Pradesh with Special Reference to Coastal Andhra. University Grants Commission
Prof. N. Rajayalakshmi UGC Major Research Project on Understanding Internet User Behaviour Attitude towards Online Shopping to Identify the E-marketing Opportunities (2010-2012) University Grants Commission
Prof. M. Sandhya Sridevi UGC Major Research Project on Leadership Skills for Women Managers An Analytical Study University Grants Commission
Prof. G. Sudarasana Rao. UGC Major Research Project on Agriculture Finance by Vikas Grameena Bank with reference to North Coastal Andhra (2015-2019) University Grants Commission
Prof. N. Sambasiva Rao. UGC Major Research Project on Talent Management with Reference to IT Sector (2015-2019) University Grants Commission
Prof. B. Mohan Venkata Ram UGC Major Research Project on Employee Engagement In Local Government Agencies(2015-2019) University Grants Commission


  • Amara Raja group
  • Aditya Birla Ultra Tech Cements
  • Aurobindo
  • Axis Bank
  • Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL)
  • Brandix
  • CMR Group
  • COKE
  • Delloitte
  • DIAGEO India
  • Dr Reddy's Labs
  • Federal Bank
  • Genpact
  • GMR Group
  • HDFC
  • Heritage
  • Hero
  • HSBC
  • ITC
  • Indiabulls
  • India infoline
  • MORE
  • Mylan
  • Mahindra
  • Nikhil Consultancy Services
  • NTV Channel
  • NCL group
  • Pepsi
  • Positive Homeopathy
  • RamCo
  • Ramky group
  • S & P Capital IQ
  • Sankhya Technologies
  • Sri Prakash group
  • Sriram Group
  • Sutherland
  • Synergies
  • TCS
  • The India Cements Ltd
  • Teejay
  • Verity Knowledge Solutions
  • Welcome Group
  • Wipro
  • MoUs

    • Entered into MoU with Andhra Bank (now Union Bank of India) – Endowment Scheme –offering MBA-BFS program – Endowment Lectures – Placement of8 students of DCMSevery year in Andhra Bank.
    • MOU with Brandix India Apparel city (BIAC), Brandix Lanka Ltd (BLL), Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    • RINL (Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited), Visakhapatnam.
    • Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Ltd.
    • Stratadigm Education and Training Pvt. Ltd.
    • S&P Capital IQ.
    • Dr. P. L. Sanjeev Reddy IAS, Former Director General IIFT, New Delhi.
    • Prof. Neeli Bendapudi - President, Penn state University, Pennsylvania, USA, 1st Asian, 1st woman selected for this coveted position.
    • Mrs. Padmaja Chunduru, CEO & MD, NSDL, New Delhi.
    • Dr. M. Nagarjuna,Minister for Social welfare, Govt of Andhra Pradesh.
    • Dr. Vatti Vasantha Kumar, Former Minister for Tourism & Culture Govt of Andhra Pradesh.
    • Mini Ipe, M.D, LIC of India.
    • Dr. Pola Bhaskar, IAS, Commissioner of Collegiate Education& Secretary, GAD,Govt of Andhra Pradesh.
    • Dr. H. P. Singh, VSM, Vice Chancellor, Icfai University, Jaipur.
    • Dr. Baburao Naidu, IAS (Retd), OSD, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kakinada.
    • Dr. K. Rama Krishnan, Former Chairman, Andhra Bank& Former Chairman, Indian Banks Association, Mumbai.
    • Sri B. Bala Krishna IPS (Retd), Former DIG of Police, Anantapur.
    • Sri K. Rama Krishan Naidu IPS (Retd), Former DGP Jarkhand.
    • Mrs. B. Sumidaa Devi, IRS, Commissioner GST, GST Council of India, New Delhi.
    • Dr. M. Ravi Sundar, Vice President, ICICI Securities, Mumbai.
    • Sri Upendar, Former Head Asia-Pacific Region, Shell International.
    • Dr. K. Parvathi Kumar, Chaiman, World Teacher Trust & Chairman, Rao & Kumar Associates (Chartered Accountants).
    • Dr. Narayana Reddy, Vice President, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories.
    • Sri P. K. Rath, Former CMD, RINL, VSKP.
    • Dr. Uday Bhaskar, Vice President, TCS, USA.
    • Dr. K. Kumar Raja, MD, Kumar Raja Projects (P) Ltd.
    • Sri G. Sambasiva Rao, CMD, Sravan Shipping Ltd& Former Chairman AP Chamber of Commerce & Industry Federation.
    • Dr. U Devi Prasad, IRS, Former Commissioner of Income Tax.
    • Anil Yendluri IPS (Retd), Managing Director Vishwa Samudra Engg. Former CEO, Krishnapatnam Port Co. Ltd.Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
    • Dr. J.Purnachandra Rao, Director General of Police, Hyderabad.
    • Dr. Dattatreya Siva Velaga, Former Engagement Director, TCS, UK
    • Sri. Ch Srikanth IPS, IG CID, Andhra Pradesh.
    • Dr. K. C. Das, Former Director (Personnel) & I/c CMD RINL Vsp.
    • Ms. Jyothi N M, Head Compliance & AML (Principal Officer/MLRO) @Bill Desk