The aim of the Department of Commerce is not only to satisfy the vocational needs of the students but also to provide a basic understanding of the various principles, procedures and practices related to business. Our students are equipped with the entrepreneurial outlook and attitude so that they are motivated to take initiatives with calculated risks. Emphasis is put on imbibing practical skills such as presentation, communication, analytical skills and problem solving.
Project work, organisation of seminars and workshops and taking up field work gives our students an opportunity to learn by doing. Interaction with the industry is established through lectures given by eminent professionals and internships with the help of alumni. Economics, Accountancy and Business Studies in particular have produced stellar results in the Board Examination. Constant efforts are made to create awareness about global and national financial issues in the entire school fraternity through morning assemblies taken up by the Department.
The learning of Commerce is assessed both as a knowledge subject and as a skill subject. Apart from testing the learning outcomes through formal and informal ways we assess the skills of the students by exposing them to frequent brainstorming sessions on important issues and concepts.
He joined The Scindia School in July 2008, although he began his teaching career in 1997. Mr Shivaraman is not only a Post-Graduate in Commerce, but has done a Post-Graduation in Economics and B.Ed. He teaches Accountancy and Business Studies. His colleagues find in him an understanding and a supportive Head, who also brings fairness and a touch of professionalism in the working of the department. As an academician, he aims to impart to the students, skills to comprehend and analyse events in an effort to rationalise phenomena and to build critical thinking skills. In addition to his academic role, he has regularly contributed in the running of the ‘Inquisitive Society’ which organizes various types of quizzes and promotes curiosity amongst students. He has been the Housemaster of Mahadji House from 2010-2014.
He believes in making the students imbibe values of righteousness, to enable them to become true citizens of the world. He firmly believes in and works towards creating a healthy learner- centered environment in which every child is genuinely respected and heard. The prolific praise that he receives from his students motivates and inspires him.
In his free time, he enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and listening to music.
He brings with him an experience of almost two decades. He has taught students of CBSE, ISC, ICSE and IB boards across India. Mr Mukhoti has done Masters in Economics (with International Trade and Econometrics as Specialization) with DCA and B.Ed. He is also qualified in College Service Commission Exam (SLET) accredited by UGC with Mathematical Economics as a Special paper. Earlier, he has worked as a Lecturer in Economics in J.V.M. Meheta College, Airoli, Navi Mumbai and in Sankar Narayan College, Bhayandar, West Mumbai. Before joining The Scindia School, he was working as the Chair of Economics (HOD, Economics) in The Assam Valley School, Assam. He has also been an IB examiner for Economics for last 6 years and is known for igniting a drive in his students to excel.
He has a rich experience of 22 years in the field of academics with institutions of repute. As a Faculty of Economics and a Facilitator, Mr Chakrabarty has worked with students of ICSE, ISC, CBSE, IGCSE, IB and MBA across India.
In his last assignment he has served as Head of the Department – Economics, Member of the Academic Advisory Committee, Member of Guidance & Counselling Committee (For Boarders) and was an active member of the POCSO Committee.
A Masters in Economics with specialisation in “International Finance & Monetary System and Industrial Economics” from Banaras Hindu University, he has also successfully completed his “Masters Diploma in Business Administration” with dual specialisation in Human Resource Management & Financial Management.
His hobby is to read & write articles and analyse the ‘Changing Roles of Man Management’ universally.
Commerce is taught through the use of apt teaching methods so as to impart the experience of the business world in all its manifestations, anchored around academics. It equips students with a number of specialized skills that prepares them to not only perform brilliantly in national level examinations but also excel in different functional areas of trade, industry and commerce in later years. The Department runs the Business Bee Club where students and teachers together explore different aspects of Business. Every year, the Club puts up an exhibition during the Founder’s Day and organizes exciting business quizzes for the students.