Faculty of Humanities and Law

Centre for Studies in Philosophy

Profile

The Centre for Studies in Philosophy is one of the latest Centres on campus and was started in July, 2009, by the Dibrugarh University. The emergence of the Centre could fulfil the demand of the students from various colleges to pursue higher studies in Philosophy at Dibrugarh University. Since then it has expanded its activities to provide philosophical foundations to acquaint students with various fields of Philosophy such as Epistemology (Indian & Western), Metaphysics (Indian & Western), Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Social & Political Philosophy etc.

The Centre invites eminent scholars from various reputed institutions and organizes lecture programmes on a regular basis to provide an environment for the students where they can get proper exposure in different areas of Philosophy. In order to encourage the students to understand the holistic and interdisciplinary nature of Philosophy, the Centre regularly organizes a Talk programme under the Students’ Philosophical Forum.

The Centre for Studies in Philosophy initially started offering programmes of teaching in Philosophy at M.A. level and also introduced Ph.D. programme since 2010 covering various fields of Philosophy. Though the Centre began with non-CBCS mode in M.A. level but it was converted to CBCS mode in 2016 with a number of new specialized Courses along with revamped syllabi.

1. Master of Arts (M.A.)
The P.G. Course in Philosophy is designed in accordance with Dibrugarh University regulations for the Academic Programmes under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), 2016. The Two Years P.G. Programme includes Four Semesters including Four Courses in each semester.

Intake Capacity: 40

Eligibility Criteria: a) B.A. with Major in Philosophy (Minimum 45%).
b) Students have to clear Entrance Examination.

Structure of the Syllabus:
There are Eleven Core Courses (CC), Four Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) and one Generic Elective (GE) with total 64 Credits in Two years P.G. Programme.
The First Second and Third Semester include Three CC and One DSE each. In Fourth Semester there are Two CC One DSE and One GE.

2. Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
The Centre offers Ph.D. programme with relevant Six-Monthly Ph.D. Course Work.

Ongoing Reserach Projects

 

1. Minor Research Project (MRP) titled “Understanding the Identity Crisis with special reference to Bodos”.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Padmadhar Choudhury
Co-Investigator: Prof. N.K. Handique

2. Minor Research Project (MRP) titled “The Tai Phake Tribes and their Religion”.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Samikshya Gohain
Co-Investigator: Prof. N.K. Handique

1. Organized Philosophy Teachers’ Meet 2015 on 25th and 26th March 2015 sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi on the theme Social Divisions and the Contribution of Philosophy to their Understanding.

2. Have been organizing World Philosophy Day since 2009.

Date & Time Invited Speaker Topic
17th November, 2016 Prof. Aparna Mahanta, Former Professor, Dept. Of English, Dibrugarh University Revaluation of Values: Poets and Philosopher
18th November, 2015 Prof. Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty, Dept. Of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata Ethics of Globalization.
4th December, 2014 Prof. Raghunath Ghosh, Dept. of Philosophy, North-Bengal University Values Embedded in Indian Culture
21st November, 2013 Prof. Sauravpran Goswami, Professor, Dept. Of Philosophy, Gauhati University Philosophy Science Interface
22nd November, 2012 Prof. Bijoy H. Baruah, Professor, Dept. Of Humanikties and Social Sciences, IIT, New Delhi Philosophy as a Mode of Radical Critical Thinking.
17th November, 2011 Prof. Lokendrajit Singh, Professor, Dept. Of Philosophy, Manipur University Manipuri Looks at Democracy in India
18th November, 2010 Prof. Manjulika Ghosh, Professor, Dept. Of Philosophy, North-Bengal University The Philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti
17th November, 2009 Prof. M. Hussain, Professor, Dept. Of Sociology, Dibrugarh University Relevance of Western Philosophy: Ideas and Historical Context.
Profile

Profile

The Centre for Studies in Philosophy is one of the latest Centres on campus and was started in July, 2009, by the Dibrugarh University. The emergence of the Centre could fulfil the demand of the students from various colleges to pursue higher studies in Philosophy at Dibrugarh University. Since then it has expanded its activities to provide philosophical foundations to acquaint students with various fields of Philosophy such as Epistemology (Indian & Western), Metaphysics (Indian & Western), Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Social & Political Philosophy etc.

The Centre invites eminent scholars from various reputed institutions and organizes lecture programmes on a regular basis to provide an environment for the students where they can get proper exposure in different areas of Philosophy. In order to encourage the students to understand the holistic and interdisciplinary nature of Philosophy, the Centre regularly organizes a Talk programme under the Students’ Philosophical Forum.

The Centre for Studies in Philosophy initially started offering programmes of teaching in Philosophy at M.A. level and also introduced Ph.D. programme since 2010 covering various fields of Philosophy. Though the Centre began with non-CBCS mode in M.A. level but it was converted to CBCS mode in 2016 with a number of new specialized Courses along with revamped syllabi.

Faculty Members
Programmes & Curriculum

1. Master of Arts (M.A.)
The P.G. Course in Philosophy is designed in accordance with Dibrugarh University regulations for the Academic Programmes under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), 2016. The Two Years P.G. Programme includes Four Semesters including Four Courses in each semester.

Intake Capacity: 40

Eligibility Criteria: a) B.A. with Major in Philosophy (Minimum 45%).
b) Students have to clear Entrance Examination.

Structure of the Syllabus:
There are Eleven Core Courses (CC), Four Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) and one Generic Elective (GE) with total 64 Credits in Two years P.G. Programme.
The First Second and Third Semester include Three CC and One DSE each. In Fourth Semester there are Two CC One DSE and One GE.

2. Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
The Centre offers Ph.D. programme with relevant Six-Monthly Ph.D. Course Work.

Research

Ongoing Reserach Projects

 

1. Minor Research Project (MRP) titled “Understanding the Identity Crisis with special reference to Bodos”.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Padmadhar Choudhury
Co-Investigator: Prof. N.K. Handique

2. Minor Research Project (MRP) titled “The Tai Phake Tribes and their Religion”.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Samikshya Gohain
Co-Investigator: Prof. N.K. Handique

Activities

1. Organized Philosophy Teachers’ Meet 2015 on 25th and 26th March 2015 sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi on the theme Social Divisions and the Contribution of Philosophy to their Understanding.

2. Have been organizing World Philosophy Day since 2009.

Date & Time Invited Speaker Topic
17th November, 2016 Prof. Aparna Mahanta, Former Professor, Dept. Of English, Dibrugarh University Revaluation of Values: Poets and Philosopher
18th November, 2015 Prof. Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty, Dept. Of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata Ethics of Globalization.
4th December, 2014 Prof. Raghunath Ghosh, Dept. of Philosophy, North-Bengal University Values Embedded in Indian Culture
21st November, 2013 Prof. Sauravpran Goswami, Professor, Dept. Of Philosophy, Gauhati University Philosophy Science Interface
22nd November, 2012 Prof. Bijoy H. Baruah, Professor, Dept. Of Humanikties and Social Sciences, IIT, New Delhi Philosophy as a Mode of Radical Critical Thinking.
17th November, 2011 Prof. Lokendrajit Singh, Professor, Dept. Of Philosophy, Manipur University Manipuri Looks at Democracy in India
18th November, 2010 Prof. Manjulika Ghosh, Professor, Dept. Of Philosophy, North-Bengal University The Philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti
17th November, 2009 Prof. M. Hussain, Professor, Dept. Of Sociology, Dibrugarh University Relevance of Western Philosophy: Ideas and Historical Context.
  1. Prof.  Manisha Barua, Professor,  Dept. of Philosophy, Gauhati  University ( 27 March  to 3rd April 2016).
  2. Dr.  V. Prabhu, Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati ( 6th March to 15th March 2016).
  3. Dr.  V. Prabhu, Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati ( 8th February to 18th February, 2016).
  4. Prof. Sharad Deshpande, Former HOD, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Pune (2nd February to 10th February, 2015).
  5. Prof. Sauravpran  Goswami, Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Gauhati  University  (25th May to 1st June, 2014).
  6. Dr. Chandrakanta Sharma, Former Principal and HOD, Dept. of Philosophy, Women’s College, Tinsukia (30th April to 7th May 2014).
  7. Prof. Sibnath Sarma, Former HOD,  Dept. of Philosophy, Gauhati  University (21st April to 28th April 2013).
  8. Dr. Anjana Chaliha, Former Principal and HOD, Dept. of Philosophy, J. B. College, Jorhat(1st April to 11th April, 2013).
  9. Dr. Chandrakanta Sharma, Former Principal and HOD, Dept of Philosophy, Women’s College, Tinsukia (18th February to  1st March 2013).
  10. Dr. Chandrakanta Sharma, Former Principal and HOD, Dept of Philosophy, Women’s College, Tinsukia (23rd April to  27th April 2012).
  11. Prof. M. Hussain, Former Professor and HOD, Dept. of Sociology, Dibrugarh University (25th November to 30th November, 2009).
Guest/Visiting Faculties
  1. Prof.  Manisha Barua, Professor,  Dept. of Philosophy, Gauhati  University ( 27 March  to 3rd April 2016).
  2. Dr.  V. Prabhu, Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati ( 6th March to 15th March 2016).
  3. Dr.  V. Prabhu, Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati ( 8th February to 18th February, 2016).
  4. Prof. Sharad Deshpande, Former HOD, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Pune (2nd February to 10th February, 2015).
  5. Prof. Sauravpran  Goswami, Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Gauhati  University  (25th May to 1st June, 2014).
  6. Dr. Chandrakanta Sharma, Former Principal and HOD, Dept. of Philosophy, Women’s College, Tinsukia (30th April to 7th May 2014).
  7. Prof. Sibnath Sarma, Former HOD,  Dept. of Philosophy, Gauhati  University (21st April to 28th April 2013).
  8. Dr. Anjana Chaliha, Former Principal and HOD, Dept. of Philosophy, J. B. College, Jorhat(1st April to 11th April, 2013).
  9. Dr. Chandrakanta Sharma, Former Principal and HOD, Dept of Philosophy, Women’s College, Tinsukia (18th February to  1st March 2013).
  10. Dr. Chandrakanta Sharma, Former Principal and HOD, Dept of Philosophy, Women’s College, Tinsukia (23rd April to  27th April 2012).
  11. Prof. M. Hussain, Former Professor and HOD, Dept. of Sociology, Dibrugarh University (25th November to 30th November, 2009).

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Centre for Studies in Philosophy

Dibrugarh University

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