Faculty

Mercy Varghese

LLB, PhD

Rajagiri School of Commerce

Mrs Mercy Varghese, retired as Associate Professor in Commerce from St.Xaviers College for Women, Aluva, after completing 31 years of service. Holds post-graduation from Kerala University and LLB from M.G University.  Secured Ph.D on the topic Women empowerment through Kudumbashree- a study in Ernakulam district from M.G University; published articles in various journals.  I completed a certificate course in Basic Counseling (Calicut University) and had Diploma in Theology (Pastoral Orientation Centre-Kerala). Areas of interest are Human resource management, Marketing management and Cost accounting

Educational Qualification

  • Holds post-graduation from Kerala University and LLB from M.G University. Awarded Ph.D. on the topic Women empowerment through Kudumbashree- A study in Ernakulam District from M.G University.

Experience

  • Retired as Associate Professor in Commerce from St.Xaviers College for Women, Aluva, after completing 31 years of service.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

  • Paper titled “Different dimensions of women empowerment through kudumbashree” presented in UGC sponsored Regional Seminar on : “Role of Self-Help Groups in Rural Development” organized by Department of Commerce, M.A College, Kothamangalam on 30th and 31st October, 2008.
  • Paper titled “Global Sources in Infrastructure financing with special reference to FDI” presented in UGC sponsored seminar on “Urban Infrastructure Financing: Options and Policies in the Emerging Indian Senario” organized by P.G.Department of Commerce & Research Centre, Bharata Matha College, Thrikkakara, Kochi on 23rd, 24th and 25th November, 2010.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  1. “Kudumbashree Neighbourhood Groups (NHGs) An innovate strategy for Women Empowerment at grass root level” Vikasini – The journel of Women’s empowerment. Vol.26.No.1, Jan-March, 2011.
  2. “Social Empowerment of Women in kudumbashree: Rural Vs Urban study”. Management Researcher, Vol.XVIII. No.4. April-June, 2011.
  3. “Economic empowerment of women in kudumbashree NHGS – A study”. Indian Commerce Bulletin, Vol.XI, Vol.XII.No.1 & 2. June 2011.
  4. “Political empowerment of women at the Grassroot Level- A Study with special Referance to kudumbashree NHGS”. Contemporary Commerce Review,, Vol.XI, Vol.2 I.No.1 , September 2013.

PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS

A. National Seminars:

  1. UGC sponsored Seminar on” Orientation Programme for Women teachers/Counsellors: organized by Department of Students Services in association with St.Xavier's College for Women, Aluva on 30-7-2012
  2. UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Enhancement and sustenance of Quality in Higher Education – Widening Horizons” organized by IQAC, St.Xavier's College for Women, Aluva on 23rd & 24th February, 2011.
  3. UGC sponsored seminar on “Urban Infrastructure Financing: Options and Policies in the Emerging Indian Senario” organized by P.G.Department of Commerce & Research Centre, Bharata Matha College, Thrikkakara, Kochi on 23rd, 24th and 25th November, 2010.
  4. NAAC sponsored seminar on “Global Financial Crisis and Indian Economy” organized by P.G.Department of Commerce St.Peter’s College, Kolenchery on 6th & 7th, August, 2009.
  5. UGC sponsored seminar on “Financial Sector Reforms” organized by P.G. Department of Commerce, St.Xavier's College for Women, Aluva on 25th & 26th September, 2008.
  6. UGC sponsored one day inter-collegiate seminar on “Banking Sector Reforms”on 7th September, 2007.

B. Regional/State Level Seminar

  1. State level Seminar on: Intellectual Property Rights Organized by Patent Information Centre Kerala Services in association with St.Xavier's College for Women, Aluva on 23-1-2014
  2. State Level Seminar Co-sponsored by M.G.University, Kottayam on “Global Financial Crisis and its effects on the Indian Economy and Capital Market” organized by department of Commerce, St.Pauls College , Kalamassery, Kochi on 21st November, 2008.
  3. UGC sponsored Regional Seminar on “Role of Self Help Groups in Rural Development” organized by P.G.Department of Commerce, M.A.College, Kothamangalam on 30th & 31st October, 2008.
  4. NAAC sponsored seminar on “Capacity Building for Effective Internal Quality Systems in Higher Education Institutions” organized by IQAC, St.Xavier's College for Women, Aluva on 21st & 22nd November, 2007.

Workshop Attended

  1. NAAC sponsored state level workshop on: Building Social Consciousness; the role of teacher: held at with St.Xavier's College for Women, Aluva on30-8-2013
  2. National Workshop on “Tools and Techniques of Social Science Research” organized by Bharata Mata Institute of Management - Bharata Mata College, Thrikkakara, Kochi on 11th, 12th and 13th October, 2010.

Areas of Interest (Teaching / Research)

Teaching

  • Banking
  • Corporate Law
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Capital Market & Derivatives

Research

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Start -Ups
  • Spin Off
  • Tourism
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Service Quality Management (SQM)