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Dr. Valsalachandran K.

Professor, Department of Commerce and Management, School of Arts Humanities and Commerce, Amritapuri

Qualification: MA, MBA, MCom, MPhil, Ph.D
Research Interest: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Instruments, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Psychology, Studies in Economics & Sociology, Tourism Development


Dr. Valsalachandran K. currently serves as Professor at the Department of Commerce and Management, School of Arts Humanities and Commerce, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus. He started his teaching career in the Research Department of Commerce Fatima Mata National College, Kollam, in the year 1994.

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Kerala 1985
  • Master of Commerce, University of Kerala 1989
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Kerala 1991
  • UGC NET Lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) January 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kerala 2009
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Indira Gandhi Open University 2010
  • Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Kerala 2011
  • Master of Economics, Annamalai University 2013
  • Master of Arts in Astrology, Prist University Thanjavur 2013
  • Master of English, Indira Gandhi Open University 2014
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy, Indira Gandhi Open University 2016
  • Master of Political Science, Annamalai University, 2015
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration, University of Kerala 2013
  • Master of Tourism Management, Indira Gandhi Open University 2017
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Indira Gandhi Open University, 2018
  • Completed Master of Commerce in Cooperative Management, Annamalai University
  • Bachelor in Library Science, Annamalai University, 2021
  • Diploma in Traditional Architecture, Vasthuvidya Gurukulam, Kerala Government Institution Department of Culture 2011
  • Samskrita Anaupacharika Course, Sree Sanakaracharya University of Sanskrit, 2017
    Viswasamskitha Prathisthan Pravesha Course, 2017

Publications: Rural Banking in Kerala (Edtd.); Entrepreneurship Development in Kollam District, Manufacturing Industries in India; An Empirical Analysis On Trend of Income Tax In India; Backwater Tourism in Alappuzha District


Academic Experience

Associate Professor, Fatima Mata National College (Autonomous) Kollam, Kerala from 11-10-1994 till 31/05/2021 and acted as HoD for the last two years. As a faculty in the area of Finance and Management he has taught Management concepts and thoughts, Managerial Economics, Principles of Management, Management Information System, Income Tax Law and Practice, GST, Financial Management, Accountancy, Costing and Entrepreneurship for B. Com, M. Com., MBA (IGNOU), and CA programs.

Administrative Experience

  • Associate NCC officer FMN College NCC 7K (Bn) Army Wing, Kollam from 2004 onwards.
  • FMNC Swatch Bharat Activities coordinator 2016 onwards.
  • FMNC Discipline Committee member from 2004 onwards.
  • FMNC Entrepreneurship Club coordinator 2006-07
  • HOD, Department of Commerce, FMNC, Kollam- from October 2019

Membership in Academic Bodies

  • University M Com. Board of StudiesMember 2012-13
  • Kannur University MA Economics, Board of Question Paper Panel Member 2015-16
  • University B Com. Syllabus Revision Committee Member 2011-12
  • University BBA Board of studies member 2006-07
  • University of Kerala, Examination Panel member from 1995 onwards.

Area of Interest:

  • Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Tourism Development

Doctoral Degree:

  • Thesis Title: Entrepreneurship in Small Scale Industries

Master of Philosophy:

  • Dissertation: Entrepreneurship in Small Scale Industries with Reference to Kollam District

Master of Business Administration:

  • Project: Women Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium Enterprises

Master of Tourism Management

  • Project: Role of DTDC in Tourism Development particular reference to Kollam DTDC

M Com. Cooperative Management:

  • Field Study Report of Working Pattern of Different type of Cooperative Society in Kollam

Project Guidance:

  • Guided Graduate and Post Graduate Student Project, University of Kerala from 1994
  • Guided various MBA projects, Indira Gandhi Open University New Delhi
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