The Department was established in 1973. The department offers twin courses: i.e. SP (Secretarial Practice) and OPM (Office Practice and Management). The course in Secretarial Practice is offered as a major along with History/OPM /Economics, and the Office Practice and Management course is offered along with English Major and Psychology. The courses have been updated from time to time to cater to the changing trends in the corporate world. The recent revision of syllabus in Secretarial Practice and Office Practice and Management was done in 2011. The syllabus has been drafted to meet the following objectives.

At the end of a six-semester B.A. Degree Course, a student of Secretarial Practice is expected to acquire a fairly reasonable competence in the following areas:

  •  Secretarial skills for performing job-related tasks.
  • Proficiency in English both spoken and written and competence to handle correspondence independently.
  • Presentations skills using audio-visual aids.
  • Knowledge in handling Insurance Products and correspondence
  • Ability to plan, co-ordinate and conduct meetings
  • An understanding of Stock Market and its investment options.
  • Ability to operate the following Window-based Computer Applications - MS-Word, Excel HTML, PageMaker, DTP, PowerPoint, & Multimedia.
  • Maturity to understand and accept personal strengths and weaknesses and be willingness to learn continuously and strive for self-improvement by developing positive attitude.
  • Ability to the take initiative and work harmoniously as a contributing member of a team to achieve organizational goals.


At the end of a six-semester B.A. Degree Course, a student of Office Practice and Management is expected to acquire a fairly reasonable competence in the following areas:

  • Handling and maintaining of  books of accounts of small, medium, large scale organization and company.
  • Ability to plan, co-ordinate and execute the functions of a modern office
  • Knowledge in handling Human Resources efficiently
  • Knowledge in Costing, Financial Management, and Taxation.
  • Ability to venture into Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge in preparing projects of business concerns
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a contributing member of a team to achieve organizational goals.

Secretarial Practice- Papers Offered

Semester Course Code Title of the Paper Hours per week Credits
I SEP 101.2 Paper I:      Soft Skills and Personality Development 4 2
SEP 151.2 Practical -  WORD, Typing Master 3 2
II SEP 201.2 Paper II :   Secretarial Functions 4 2
SEP 251.2 Practical -   Internet, DREAM WEAVER 3 2
III SEP 301.2 Paper III:    Business Communication and Correspondence 4 2
SEP 351.2 Practical -   PageMaker 3 2
IV SEP 401.2 Paper IV:   Company Secretary and Company Meetings 4 2
SEP 451.2 Practical -   Excel 3 2
V  SEP 501.4/SEP 501.2 Electives:Paper V     Personal Financial & Investment planning Paper V:     Stenography I 3 3
SEP 502.2 Paper VI:   Travel and Tourism 4 3
SEP 551.2 Practical -   CORAL DRAW,  PowerPoint 4 2
VI  SEP 601.4/SEP 601.2 Electives:>Paper VII: Innovative Banking/Paper VII: Stenography II 3 3
SEP 602.2 Paper VIII: Enterprise ResourcePlanning 3 3
SEP 651.2 Practical -  Enterprise Resource Planning/ERP Tally 4 2

Guest Lectures

A guest lecture cum demo on SAP (ERP) was organised for the students of Secretarial Practice in view of their ERP syllabus in the VI semester in order to provide practical exposure to this leading SAP (ERP) software on 19th February and on 21st February 2018 The session was conducted by Mr. Roger, an Edupreneur from CAST (Centre for Advanced Software Training), Balmatta, Mangalore.

Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development

One day workshop was organised on Entrepreneurship Development on 15th February, 2018 for the Final Year students of Office Practice and Management.Mr. Sundara S.M. Assistant Director, MSME, Yeyyadi, Mangaluru was the Chief Guest and the Resource Person.


The ARTS Fest 'ARTSPIRE 2017' was conducted on 8th August 2017. The Psychology dept. was in charge of the programme. The department organised a PPT competition for the students across Arts Departments. 12 teams of 2 students each participated. The Department was over all in-charge of the Prize and Certificate distribution.

Orientation Programme

An orientation programme was conducted by the department of Secretarial Practice for the I B.A. Arts students. Students of II and III B.A. were selected to take up the orientation. The programme started at 1 p.m. Dr. Sr. Venissa animated the students and thereafter the senior students took up sessions to orient the incoming students about the college, departments, programmes and facilities available at the college. The department provided refreshments to students, after which they were taken around the college by the senior students to introduce them to the facilities. The programme ended at 3.45p.m.

Name : Dr. Nancy H. Vaz
Designation:Associate Professor
Qualification:Ph.D, PGDCA, Senior Grade Shorthand and Typewriting

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended

Date Level Title Place Participation Type
19th and 20th January 2016 International Youth - lead Sustainable Development - Opportunities and Challenges Sacred Heart College, Thirupattur Presented paper
5th and 6th February 2016 National Quality Issues in Higher Education St. Agnes College, Mangalore Presented Paper
8/9/2013 International Inclusive Banking System in India: Problems and Prospects Nobel College, Machalipattanam, Andhra Pradesh Presented Paper
12th,13th,14th December, 2012 International Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development NDMC, New Delhi Presented Paper
27th to 29th September 2012 International Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship MES College of Arts and Commerce, Zuarinagar, Goa Presented Paper
26th and 27th April 2012 National Emerging Trends in Indian Service Sector Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangalore Presented Paper
25th August 2017 State Conference of Catholic Colleges in Karnataka CCCK and Xavier Board at Mysore Participant
9 -10, 2017 National Current Political and Economic Situation in India and its Impact On Higher Education Don Bosco Provincial House, Don Bosco Nagar, Hyderabad Participant
8th September 2017 National Xavier Board Executive Committee Meeting Don Bosco Provincial House, Don Bosco Nagar, Hyderabad Participant
Name : Charles S. Pais
Designation:Associate Professor , Registrar
Qualification:M.Com, PGDCA

Name : Mrs. Shanthi M. Nazareth
Designation:Assistant Professor
Qualification:M.Com, PGDCA

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended

Date Level Title Place Participation Type
23rd to 26th February, 2016 National Media and Family Values Mangaluru Participant
27th & 28th February 2015 National Ancient Indian Political Thought St. Agnes College, Mangaluru Participant
19th January, 2013 State Renewable source of Energy St. Agnes College, Mangaluru Participant
7th & 8th of August 2012 Regional Workshop on Research for the Novice Zulekha Nursing College, Mangalore Participant
12-14 Jan & 29-31 May 2017 Regional Counselling Skills Training School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru Participant
23 September 2017 Regional Stress Management and Meditation Prajapita Brahmakumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya Urwastore, Mangaluru Participant

Papers Presented

Year Level Theme Place Participation Type
2012 International Apostolic Carmel: A case study of an Edupreneurial society Murgaon Education Society's College of Arts and Commerce, Goa Presented Paper

Students Achievements

Date Number of Students Organizers University / State / Zonal / National / International Title of the Programme (Event) Awards/ Place won/ Participation
21 July,2017 4 Crossland College, Brahmavar Regional

Power Point Presentation Participants
23 and 24 August,2016 1 Besant Evening College, Mangalore National

Konkani Language - A Short Evaluation Presented Paper - Ms. Nileena Teressa James, I B.A(Office Management)