As a constituent of the Faculty of Liberal Arts – Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Philosophy is resolved to create an academic platform for philosophical practice in a diverse academic and professional environment. The Department of Philosophy complements to the Humanities discourses on scientific investigation of the aspects of human nature, existence and experience; and presents a systematic enquiry to understand the interaction between self and the world, while elaborating the knowledge-making process itself. At the Department, we engage with interdisciplinary approaches, which integrate historical elements in advancing intellectual discourses.
The Department of Philosophy incorporates teaching and research activities in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences through academic programs, projects, publications and events. The Department of Philosophy offers a two-year Master’s program in Indian Philosophy as well as a one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Indian Philosophy, as of 2020. It also offers a variety of elective/certificate courses in multiple areas of humanities.
- To develop intellectual resources through interdisciplinary studies and research
- To collaborate and foster academic exchanges with international institutions
- To promote dialogue between Indian and western knowledge systems
- To create an interface between classical and contemporary India and its traditions
- To nurture ethical and intellectual climate through philosophical practices