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 invaluable academic contributions from eminent scholars like Dr. Rakesh Ranjan Sharma, Sri. Bhabananda Dutta, Smti. Nilima Dutta, Professor B. Pahi, Professor K. Saratchandran, Professor K. K. Bagchi, Dr. A. P. Rao, Dr. K. R. Patnaik, Professor G. C. Khan, Professor K.C. Das, Professor M. K. Kutty, Professor D. K. Chakravarty, Professor Nilima Sharma and Professor S. S. K. Singh during its formative years.


  • To provide philosophical knowledge as per the global trend in the subject
  • To provide the environment for the flourishing of the philosophical mind
  • To help develop an analytical outlook
  • To provide education based on epistemic, aesthetic and spiritual values for the holistic growth of the student

Courses Offered

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The department encourages original research on a variety of fields such as:

  • (a) Indian Philosophy (Classical and Contemporary)
  • (b) Philosophy of Religion and Comparative Religion
  • (c) Analytical Philosophy
  • (d) Social and political philosophy
  • (e) Logic (Indian and Western)
  • (f) Philosophy of Mind
  • (g) Moral Philosophy
  • (h) Existentialism And Phenomenology
  • (i) Environmental philosophy
  • (j) Philosophy of Human Rights
  • (k) Feminist philosophy
  • (l) Applied ethics
  • (m) Philosophy of Value
  • (n) Philosophy of culture
  • (o) Philosophy of science
  • (p) Philosophy of Education

Department of Philosophy
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : +91-361-2570342
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Begum Bilkis Banu Head of the Department
Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Logic

Assistant Professor

Jahnabi Deka
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Logic, Analytic Philosophy


Manisha Barua
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Comparative Religion and Gandhian Thought


Sauravpran Goswami
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati)
Logic, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Contemporary Western Philosophy and Philosophy of Science

Associate Professor

Shakuntala Bora
Philosophy of Mind,Philosophy of Upanisads, Philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Philosophy of the Gita, Philosophy of the Mahabharata (Mokshadharma)