Philosophy Department

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About the Department


The Department of Philosophy has a highly qualified and eminent faculty with a wide range of expertise, which includes an additional qualification in Law as well as in Journalism & Mass Communication. The study of philosophy helps a student to critically reflect on to areas which affect their lives and the events around them.  This primarily undertakes the critical study of human conduct, justification of human actions; an enquiry concerning human existence, mind, the notion of identity, and that of self. With an aim to help our students excel, the Department undertakes a continuous assessment of students through assignments, group presentations, discussions, class tests, quiz etc. It also has an active tutorial system that ensures personal teacher-student interaction to address their questions – both academic and career oriented. The progress of our students is continuously observed by the comparative result analysis (with other colleges of the University) which points out that the Department has almost 100% pass percentage among the students graduating every year. Also, many of our students pursue their higher studies and are now professionally settled in their respective fields – Academics, Media and Corporate Organizations.

 

With the diversified and significant scholarship of the faculty members, the Department aims to blend the conventional method of teaching (i.e. classroom lectures and the use of the blackboard) with the computer-mediated method (i.e. PowerPoint presentations; digital learning). The interdisciplinary approach in teaching – learning sessions has helped students to enhance their research work. Rigorous academic sessions like extension lectures, seminars, conferences as well as student’s paper presentation seminars are continuously organized in the Department which help students to enhance their work and their presentation skills. With this, the students are also continuously encouraged to present their research papers in National/International Conferences. Six students in the past years have participated in international conferences held at Bangkok, Prague, Istanbul, Oxford - London and Athens - Greece. To this attempt, students are encouraged for the same by the college administration with respect to their conference registration fees.

 

Along with the academic sessions, the Department also undertakes the practice of extra-curricular activities, excursions, educational tours for the overall development of the students. Educational tours to places like Lotus temple, Art galleries, Museums, Nehru Planetarium and other monuments have been organized to reflect on to the underlying philosophical significance of these. Moreover, participation in the inter-college competitions of the university is highly recommended for students to help them excel in academics as well as in extra-curricular activities. For the overall development, our students are actively involved in the college and have held important positions (President, Secretary of the college union, Presidents of various ECA societies). Some of them have been awarded Outstanding Student' award and also The Principal's Honor Roll since its inception.

 

The study of Philosophy which, in itself is interdisciplinary in its approach, help students to critically reflect and evaluate various aspects of one’s life (be it personal, professional or social). It incorporates various dimensions of the living with immense opportunities to explore.