The Post Graduate Department of Commerce organized a 2 day national seminar on 21st and 22nd August 2014 at college seminar Hall, on the Topic “Role of Primary Co-Operative Societies in Agricultural Finance with Special Reference to Kerala” with the sponsorship from UGC . The seminar has laid down on common platform for various academics, bank officers and staff of co-operative sector etc to share and exchange their ideas and views about the concept. The Seminar was to be inaugurated by Smt. Lalithanbika (Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Kerala) but due to certain official matters she was not able to attend the function. In her absence, Mr.P.P.Joy (Assistant Registrar, Co-Operative Societies, Ernakulam) was deputed to inaugurate the seminar. Prof.K.M Abdul Karim (Principal, Al-Ameen College Edathala) delivered the welcome speech and Dr.Junaid Rahman (Manager, Al-Ameen College Edathala)presided over the function. Adv.T.P.M Ibrahim Khan (Chairman, Al-Ameen Educational Trust), Jb. A.A Siyad Koker (Secretary, AlAmeen Educational Trust) Jb. K.M.Shamsudeen (convenor, NAAC Accredition Committee) and Prof.Mohammed Thahir (Joint Convenor ,NACC Accredition Committee) felicitated the occasion. The Inauguration session was followed by a panel discussion which was moderated by K.Santha Kumar,(Deputy General Manager ,RBI,T Trivandrum). Dr. Santhosh Kumar .S(Associate professor St. Peters College Kolenchery) Dr.Veera Kumar G(Professor, College of Co-Operative and Banking, Mannuthy )and Sudhakara Ganesh .M Assistant Manager ,T.C.S, Chennai) were the members in the panel discussion team. The Second day of the seminar started with a discussion on the overdue of primary credit Societies. Dr. Bhagavan Reddy (Professor and Dean of Commerce and MIS S V University, Thirupathy) was the resource person and Dr. M. Sudhakara Reddy, Coordinator, (P.V.K.N. Govt.College, Andra Pradesh) presented his case study on Overdues Of Agriculture Credit Institution In Selected Coastal District Of Andhra Pradesh. The Afternoon session of the second day started with a talk by Dr. Sangeetha .K. Prathap (Professor, Department of Rural Banking and Financial Management, Kerala Agriculture University, Thrissur).The topic was Co-operative s at the cross road challenges to primary Agriculture Co-operative 152 persons from various colleges participated in the 2 day National Seminar and among them 10 faculty members presented relevant papers on the concerned topics. The 2 day UGC Sponsored National Seminar was lively informative and opened a new path in the field of Agriculture finance.
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