The Post Graduate Department of Commerce, a jewel on the crown of the Utkal University, started functioning from the year 1962 under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Suryakanta Das, the first Indian to get DBA from Washington University. The department is proud of its teachers and students, who have been playing a pioneering role in the promotion of Commerce and Management education in the State of Odisha. Besides functioning as a teaching, training and research centre, the department offers full time M. Phil and Ph. D. programme to both scholars and teachers and also takes initiatives in training the teachers of affiliated colleges through various workshops and Refresher Courses. The department took effort to start MBA Programme in the year 1984 and Master of Finance Control (MFC) in 1996, which is now known as MBA (Financial Management).
To be a centre of excellence in Business Education and Research.
Productive research and dissemination of knowledge. Developing self-reliant and market-fit students. Adopting to new ideas and changes. Promoting ethical and moral values.