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Departmental Profile

The Department of Philosophy was established in 1995. Since its inception, the department has been working diligently towards the dissemination and advancement of knowledge by translating philosophical wisdom into the context of understanding. In order to realize the above noble objective, the Department has been working tirelessly to develop and pursue appropriate course modules and research programmes. It always stood to ensure quality teaching and research supervision. The Department has also been trying to promote interdisciplinary research and studies. The current major thrust area of the Department is Philosophical Anthropology. Aiming at recognizing and promoting the constructive dimensions related with human existence and the existence of life on earth, the Department concentrates on specific areas such as Applied Ethics, Existential Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Gender Ethics, Aesthetics, classical and contemporary Indian and Western Philosophies, Critical Theory, Hermeneutics and the Philosophy of Social Sciences. The School of Philosophical Studies has of late conceived two centres, viz. centre for Applied Ethics and Centre for Comparative Aesthetics to develop new course outlines and professionals P.G. Diploma Courses in collaboration with other departments under other Schools of Studies. The school is engaged in preparing research programmes accordingly. The department has come under UGC SAP-DRS programme in the year 2011.

Courses Offered

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats Programn Course Structure Timetable
MA(by course work) Four Semesters 46
M. Phil (by course work & dissertation)
Ph.D. (by course & research work)
D. Litt. (by research work)
P. G. Diploma in Environmental Philosophy Two Semesters 20
P. G. Diploma in Aesthetics and Art Appreciation Two Semesters 20
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 Syllabus

Course Offered

Name Designation Area of Specialization Email & Contact
Adarasupally Nataraj, Ph.D. Professor Vedanta, Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Limits of Thoughts Discussion adarasupally.nataraja@aus.ac.in
Subhra Nag, Ph.D Associate Professor Philosophical Psychology, Moral Philosophy, Gender subhra.nag@aus.ac.in
0943517133
Nirmali Barman,  Ph.D. Associate Professor Modern Indian Philosophy, Philosophies of Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo nirmali.barman@aus.ac.in
09435070490
B. Neog (On Lien), Ph.D. Assistant Professor Applied Ethics, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Social Science bhaskarjit.neog@aus.ac.in
bhaskarjit@gmail.com
09401461271
Pius V.T.,  Ph.D. Assistant Professor Hermeneutics, Contemporary Western Philosophy, Critical Theory pius.vazhappilly.thomas@aus.ac.in
piustomjsc@gmail.com
0940141334
Anjana Poddar(Bhattacharjee),  Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phenomenology, Western Logic

 

Munmun Chakrabarty

Assistant Professor

Head of the Department

Dr. Adarasupally Nataraju

 (03842) 270834 (O)

Placement

Students passed out from the department of Philosophy have found placement as faculty members/researchers in universities, colleges and other academic and research organizations in different parts of the country.