About the Department

The Department of Philosophy at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi is one of the oldest department with a rich history and legacy. It was in the year 1924 that the Department had its first teaching faculty as Pandit Ram Deva. In 1933, Miss Bina Das Gupta joined the Department as a faculty member and went on to become the longest serving Principal of the College from 1947 to 1972.

With its institutional vision to 'educate, enable and empower young women', the Department aims at the holistic development and empowerment of women. The department is continuously engaged with a rigorous and dedicated teaching-learning and evaluation process as per the directions of the College and the University of Delhi. It also caters to the needs of learners by remedial teaching as and when required. It aims to inculcate skill oriented learning methods by supporting critical thinking, problem solving methodologies. To focus on student centric learning methods, the Department is engaged with classroom discussions, ICT enabled tools, audio-visual aids, interdisciplinary pedagogies to foster interactive discussions and learning environment. The Department is also actively engaged with Research, Innovation and Extension activities. It has received grants from the government agencies to organize events: ICPR grants for Periodic Lecture Series. The faculty members are engaged with upgrading their knowledge and skills by continuous participation in faculty development programmes, refresher course, orientation programmes, workshops, paper presentations at national and international conferences, and the like. The faculty also contributes to the curriculum planning and implementation on a regular basis.

The Department is actively involved in organizing seminars, conferences, periodic lectures, academic field trips, student paper presentations, annual academic society events and community outreach programme to promote student centric learning process in order to fulfil the institutional social responsibility with an aim to uphold the motto of the College 'Truth, Love, Knowledge, Service'.

Updated on: 21 September, 2022