Shri Shankar Arts and Commerce College, Navalgund
Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce was established in the year 1977. The Department offers B.Com Course with Computer as one of the compulsory subjects. The subjects are taught strictly according to the curriculum framed by the Board of Studies of Karnataka University. The Department has well qualified and experienced staff. Dr. B C Pujar, the Founder Principal of our college, has served the department. At present he is serving as the Chairman of our Institution. Prof. S K Dotikal who joined the department in 1978 as Lecturer is now serving as Grade I Principal of the college. Late Dr. S. O. Halasagi has also served in our department. Prof S S Pattanashetti joined the department in 1979 and accepted the additional duty of NCC. Prof S B Yallur joined in the year 1987 and he also served as NSS Programme Officer for a period of 7 years. Prof (Smt) S B Badami joined in the year 1988.
Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science was established in the year 2000. In the past 11 years the Department of Computer Science has grown up quantitatively and qualitatively. The department was well served by Prof. S. H. Shiragumpi. At present Prof. Smt. Divya. Parande is serving as HOD of the department of Computer Science. The Computer Application in Business is studied as a compulsory subject for B.Com Course from II Sem to VI Sem. For BA course the subject of Computer Science is compulsory for IV Sem only.
Department of Economics
The department of Economics was started in 1970, the year of establishment of our college. During the past 38 years, the Dept. of Economics has grown up quantitatively and qualitatively. Two fulltime qualified and experienced faculties are serving the department. The dept was well served by the faculties like Dr. B.C. Pujar, Prof. K.N. Hadagal and Prof. S.B Bileyali. A note worthy fact is that Dr. B.C Pujar and Prof. K.N Hadagal have served the institution as Principals. Presently Prof. G.S.Palled and Prof. P.G Koppad are serving the Dept as permanent faculties.
Department of Education
The Department of Education was established in the year 2005. Education is one of the optional subjects for B.A course. Important Subjects taught philosophical, sociological and Psychological Perspectives of Education, Educational Contribution of Western and Indian Thinkers to Education, Education after independence in India etc. Dr. V. C. Hiremath has served the department.
Department of English
The Department of English was established in 1970. During the tenure of 38 years, the Department of English has grown up quantitatively as well as qualitatively. One fulltime qualified and one part time experienced faculties are serving the department. The Dept was well served by the faculties like Prof. G.S. Hosamani and Prof. M.S Kodolli. At present Prof. R.P.Chavan is serving as HOD of the department.
Department of Hindi
The Department of Hindi was established in the year 1970. Since its establishment the Department has been served by the well qualified and experienced faculty. Prof. N. P Danappagoudar was the Head of the Department from 1970 to 1994. He worked as a NSS officer of our college and he also worked as NSS Coordinator of Karnataka University Dharwad for two years from 1986 to 1988. Presently Prof. V. V Hiremath and Dr. (Smt) K. P Bikkannavar are serving the department as permanent faculties.
Department of History
The Department of History was started in 1970, the year of establishment of our college. During the past 38 years, the dept. of History has grown quantitatively and qualitatively. Fulltime qualified and experienced faculty is serving the department. The dept was well served by the faculties like Prof. S.M. Bhavi, Prof, S.S.Chinagi Prof, P. R. Hiremath, and Prof. T. B. Bodlekhan. Presently Dr. S.V.Badiger is serving the Dept as permanent faculty. He is also serving as NCC Officer.
Department of Kannada
One of the prominent departments of the College is the Dept of Kannada. It was started in 1970, the year of establishment of our college. The Dept of Kannada grown in its students strength from 166 in 1970-71 to 394 in 2008-09. Two full time and one honorary qualified and experienced faculties are serving the dept. The dept was well served by the faculties like Dr. Sangamesh Handagi, Prof A.S Hiremath and Prof C.S Hosamath. A noteworthy fact is that Dr.Sangamesh Handagi is well known Kannada writer of the region. He has written 36 books. Prof C.S Hosamath who later served the institution as the principal also enriched Kannada literature by his writings. Presently Prof P.G Hiremath is the HOD, Prof S.S Kadamanavar and Dr. B. D. Gattennavar are serving in the Department.
Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science was started in 1970, the year of establishment of our college. During the past 38 years, the dept. of Political Science has grown quantitatively and qualitatively. One fulltime qualified and experienced faculty is serving the department. The dept was well served by the faculties like Prof. B.C Hombal and Prof. S.K.Jangaleppagoudar. A noteworthy fact is that Prof.B.C Hombal and Prof, S. K. Jangaleppagoudar have served the Institution as Principals. Presently Prof. M.Y.Bulagannavar is serving the Department as permanent faculty. He is the Head of the Department.
Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology was established in the year 1970. During the past thirty eight years the department has grown in quantity and quality. Qualified and experienced faculties are serving in the department. Prof B.M Morabad was the head of the department at the time of establishment of the department. He has served as a professor for 32 years and he has worked as N.C.C Officer for 12 years. After his retirement Prof S.A Patil has served the department. Dr. Sheela. M. Tubachi has joined the department as Assistant Professor on 25th July 2008.
Department of Statistics and Mathematics
In the year 1977, statistics as an independent subject was introduced in Shri Shankar College by the then principal Dr. B. C Pujar. When elements of mathematics and statistics as a minor subject was introduced for economics major students the role played by late Dr. D. M Nanjundappa can not be ignored. Principal B.C Pujar who also renowned as sculptor of our college played a vital role in introducing commerce wing in the college in 1977. The department of statistics had its beginning in the year 1977. Sri S.M Aralaguppi was the first person who joined the department as lecturer in statistics in 1977. In the year 1980 Sri C.B Pujeri joined the department as a lecturer, now he is serving as the Head of the Department.