Philosophy

Introduction

Objectives

To provide philosophical knowledge keeping in view the global trend in the subject.
To provide the environment for the flourishing of the philosophical mind.
To help in developing through the study of philosophy an analytical outlook.
To provide education based on epistemic, aesthetic and spiritual values for the holistic growth of the student.

History

The Department of Philosophy was established in the year 1948 under the headship of Dr. Rakesh Ranjan Sharma. The department has reached its present state with the contribution from eminent scholars like Dr. Rakesh Ranjan Sharma, Professor K.C. Das, Professor M. K. Kutty, Professor D.K Chakravarty, Sri. Bhabananda Dutta, Smti. Nilima Dutta, Professor Nilima Sharma, Professor B. Pahi, Prfessor K. Saratchandran, Professor K. K Bagchi, Dr. A. P. Rao, DR. K. R. Patnaik, Professor G. C. Khan and Professor S. S. K. Singh during its formative years.

The department has produced more than 80 PhD’s and various faculty members of the department have published 575 research papers since its inception. From the department, 37 students have cleared NET examination while 25 have qualified for Junior Research Fellowship from UGC and ICPR.

The department publishes its own research journal GUJP. The department has published the books Perspective In Contemporay Philosophy (Edited by Professor (Retired) Dilip Kumar Chakravarty) , Rethinking Swaraj (Edited by Professor Sibnath Sarma), Of Knowledge, Freedom and Reason (Edited by Professor Sauravpran Goswami) and Dimensions of Philosophy: Tradition and Modernity (Edited by Professor Sauravpran Goswami). The students of the department publish an annual journal called ‘Anvesika’.

The department organized the 52nd session of Indian Philosophical Congress, the 8th Conference of Indian Society for Gandhian Studies and the 4th Conference of The International Congress of Social Philosophy. Moreover the department holds at least one national level seminar every year.

Facilities & Assets

Departmental Library

Computer and Internet facilities for students and research scholars

Research

The department identifies the following thrust areas of research-

Areas

Indian Philosophy (Classical and Contemporary)
Environmental Ethics
Comparative Religion
Logic (Indian and Western)
Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Value
Women Studies
Moral Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Social Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science
Analytic Philosophy
Existentialism And Phenomenology
Postmodernism
Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Culture

Guides

PROFESSOR SIBNATH SARMA
PROFESSOR GIRISH SHARMA
PROFESSOR MANISHA BARUA
DR. SAURAVPRAN GOSWAMI
DR. BEGUM BILKIS BANU
Dr. DILIP KUMAR CHAKRAVARTY, Professor (Retired)(Gauhati University)
Dr. NILIMA SHARMA, Professor (Retired)(Gauhati University)
Dr. PRANITA DEVI (HOD, Philosophy, Bajali College, Pathsala)
Dr. JUTHIKA DAS (Selection Grade Lecturer, Handique Girls’ College, Guwahati)

AREA OF SPECIALIASATION

Social Philosophy
Buddhism
Contemporary Indian Philosophy

AREAS OF SPECIALIASATION

Contemporay Philosophy (Indian and Western)
Environmental Ethics
Comparative Religion
Logic (Western and Indian)
Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Value

AREA OF SPECIALIASATION

Philosophy Of Religion
Comparative Religion
Indian Philosophy (Classical)
Indian Philosophy (Contemporary)
Philosophy of Culture

AREA OF SPECIALIASATION

Philosophy of Mind
Logic
Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Indian Materialism
Contemporary Western Philosophy
Analytic Philosophy
Post-Modernism

AREA OF SPECIALIASATION

Philosophy of Mind
Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Religion
Virtue Ethics
Logic

AREA OF SPECIALIASATION

Epistemology
Metaphysics
Ethics

AREA OF SPECIALIASATION

Contemporary Indian Philosophy
Contemporary Western Philosophy
Philosophical Studies of the North-East India
Existentialism
Phenomenology

AREA OF SPECIALIASATION

Comparative Religion
Women Studies
Moral Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion

AREA OF SPECIALIASATION

Existentialism
Phenomenology
Analytic Philosophy
Dr. JAGADISH CHANDRA PATGIRI (Selection Grade Lecturer, Cotton College, Guwahati)

Scholars

Total PhD Scholars (at present): 58

Staff

Begum Bilkis Banu
MA (NEHU) PhD (NEHU) MPhil (NEHU) Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Logic
Girish Sharma
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Indian Logic, Kant, Contemporary Indian and Tribal Studies
Shakuntala Bora
MA (NEHU) PhD (NEHU) Philosophy of Mind,Philosophy of Upanisads, Philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Philosophy of the Gita, Philosophy of the Mahabharata(Mokshadharma)
Akoijam Thoibisana
MA (NEHU) PhD (IITG) Phenomenology and Existentialism, Philosophy of the Body, Philosophical Studies of the North-East India
Mausumi Bhattacharjya
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Religion
Jahnabi Deka
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Logic, Analytic Philosophy
Manisha Barua
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Comparative Religion and Gandhian Thought
Nabanita Barua
MA (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Logic, Contemporary Indian Philosophy
Sauravpran Goswami
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati) Logic, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Contemporary Western Philosophy and Philosophy of Science
Sibnath Sarma
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Vedanta, Philosophy of Religion, Wittgenstein

Contact

                       
Dr. Sauravpran Goswami, (HOD), M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Gauhati)
Department of Philosophy,
Gauhati University, Guwahati - 781 014
Assam, INDIA
Phone No ; +91 - 0361 - 2570342 ,
Email :	philosophydepartment@gmail.com
Website : philosophy.gauhati.ac.in
                       

Events

Year 2009, Year 2010

Inauguration of Computer and Internet Centre for students and research Scholars (11th May)

ICPR sponsored lecture. (17th-19th February)

Regional Seminar on ‘Religion in Secular India: Role and Relevance’ (14th-15th September)

Philosophy Day Celebration (20th November)

Lecture on Religious Harmony by M.D.Thomas

Release of books: (20th March)

(a) Freedom and Reason: Essays in Honour of Professor Dilip Kumar Chakravarty

(b) Dimensions of Philosophy: Tradition and Modernity, Essays in Honour of Professor Nilima Sharma

Forthcoming

85th Indian Philosophical Congress (26th-29th October)

Alumni Meet (12th June)

ICPR sponsored National Seminar on ‘Values Embedded in Indian Philosophy’ (November)

Refresher Course (November-December)

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