Philosophy

 

Gauhati University Journal of Philosophy (GUJP), ICI Indexed Peer Reviewed Annual Research Journal of Philosophy is to publish its 5th issue (December, 2020) as Daya Krishna Special. Click the link given below to view and read earlier issues.

 journals.gauhati.ac.in/gujp

 
About: The department of Philosophy established in the year 1948 is one of the oldest departments of the University. It has been ceaselessly working on emanating philosophical ideas, classical and contemporary, Indian as well as Western. The Department insists on developing analytical and critical approach to problems of philosophy. The department has shifted to semester system with effect from the academic session 2000-01.

Thrust Areas of Study: Indian Philosophy – both classical and contemporary, Analytic Philosophy, Continental philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy, Applied Ethics, and Modern Logic.

History: 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. 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, Professor S. S. K. Singh, Professor Sibnath Sarma and Professor Girish Sharma.

Objectives: To educate students in the Indian as well as Western philosophies keeping in mind the contemporary global trend in development of Philosophical ideas. To create an environment for the flourishing of a philosophical spirit. To help develop a critical and analytical outlook among students. To provide education based on epistemic, aesthetic and spiritual values for the holistic growth of persona among students.

Research Activity: The Department publishes its own research journal Gauhati University Journal of Philosophy (GUJP) a peer reviewed journal recognized by UGC.

Suggested Fields of Research:
(a) Indian Philosophy (Classical and Contemporary)
(b) Philosophy of Religion and Comparative Religion
(c) Analytic 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
(q)Philosophy of Gandhi
(r) Philosophy of Sankaradeva

Post Graduation 

                  Name of the Programme:   M. A. in Philosophy

                       Duration:                               Two year (4 semesters)

                 Intake capacity:                     72

                 Admission Process:             Through Entrance Tests conducted as per G.U.Guidelines

                                                                Medium of Entrance Test: English

                                                               To download Syllabus for Entrance Test click:imagetemp/Syllabus for MA Entrance.pdf

                                                                      For  M.A. Programme: click: drive.google.com/file/d/1Ztvh_mUYtLBrdUnDkzfwX8l8bxpXcBc/view

                                                                           For U.G. Syllabus click  imagetemp/GU UGCBCSSYLL PHILOSOPHY Structure-converted.pdf

           

 

Research Programmes:

             Name of the Programmes:  (i) M.Phil. in Philosophy, (ii) Ph.D. in Philosophy

                                                               Intake capacity: As per avalability of seats yearwise

                                                               Admission Process: Through GURET (exempted for UGC JRF candidates) 

                                            The Department encourages original research on areas enlisted in this web page. 

 

 

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) Analytic 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

 Activities 

·         ICPR Sponsored Lecture by Professor L. Harris, Purdue University  21-22 Feb., 2012

·         Second Bhabananda Datta Memorial Lecture by Prof. Nilima Sharma, 3 Aug, 2012

·         ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on Relevance of B. R. Ambedkar’s Ideas 8-10 Nov.2012 

·         Refresher Course  on Contemporary Philosophy, 10 - 30 December2012

·         ICPR Sponsored Workshop on Teaching of Philosophy in Colleges and Universities of Assam: Problems and Prospects, 29th April-1st May, 2013

·         Third Bhabananda Datta Memorial Lecture by Minoti Barthakur, Rtd. Prof. Cotton College, 20th August, 2013

·         ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on Neo-Vedantism of Radhakrishnan – An Appraisal, 12 – 14 March, 2015

·         World Philosophy Day Lecture by Nilima Sharma, Rtd. Prof. G.U., 19 Nov, 2015

·         ICPR Sponsored Lecture by Nirmalangshu Mukherjee, Delhi Univ. 17-18 March, 2016

·         World Philosophy day Lecture by Raghunath Ghosh, NBU, 17 Nov., 2016

 ·         ICPR Sponsored National seminar on Understanding Samkaradeva’s Thought  – Philosophy, Faith and Literature, 5 -7 Jan, 2017

·         Interactive Session with Prof. Ram Gopal of DRDO, Jaipur, 1 Nov. 2017

·         World Philosophy Day Lecture by B. Agarwalla, NEHU, 10 Feb. 2018

·         Interactive programme on Philosophy in India by Bhagat Oinam, JNU, 23 Feb, 2018

Department of Philosophy
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Email : philosophy@gauhati.ac.in
Web   : gauhati.ac.in/arts/philosophy
Mobile No.: 6003391819 (Office hours only).

Visit individual profiles for contact details of person concerned.

 Publications

  • The Department publishes an Annual Peer-reviewed ICI indexed Research Journal GauhatiUniversity Journal of Philosophy (GUJP) bearing ISSN 2456-3285 and UGC Recognised Journal No. 40945 since 2016
  • Of Knowledge, Freedom and Reason: Essays in Honour of Dilip Kumar Chakravarty, Ed. Sauravpran Goswami, Publication Cell, department of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 2010 
  • Dimensions of Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Nilima Sharma, Ed. Sauravpran Goswami, Publication Cell, department of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 2010

 

 Gauhati University Journal of Philosophy (GUJP)

(Since 1993)

ISSN 2456-3285; RNI No. ASSENG/2017/75792

Articles published here are indexed in Indian Citation Index (ICI)

 

 

Click link below to view and read earlier volumes and necessary guidelines for authors

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All concern students of the department of Philosophy are requested to go through this webpage for forthcoming notices of the department.

Professor

Begum Bilkis Banu
MA (NEHU) PhD (NEHU) MPhil (NEHU)
Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Logic
begumbilkisbanu@gauhati.ac.in
Manisha Barua
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Indian Philosophy,Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion,Comparative Religion and Gandhian Thought
manishabarua@gauhati.ac.in
Sauravpran Goswami (Dean, Faculty of Arts) Head of the Department
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati)
Logic, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Contemporary Western Philosophy and Philosophy of Science
sauravpran2@gauhati.ac.in

Associate Professor

Akoijam Thoibisana
MA (NEHU) PhD (IITG)
Phenomenology and Existentialism, Postmodernism and Poststructuralism
akoijamthoibisana@gauhati.ac.in
Shakuntala Bora
MA (NEHU) PhD (NEHU)
Philosophy of Upanisads, Philosophy of Brahmasutra, Philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Philosophy of the Gita, Philosophy of the Mahabharata (Mokshadharma)
shakuntalabora@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Jahnabi Deka
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Logic, Analytic Philosophy
jahnabideka@gauhati.ac.in
Mausumi Bhattacharjya
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Religion, Indian Philosophy
mausumi1984@gauhati.ac.in
Nabanita Barua
MA (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Logic, Contemporary Indian Philosophy
nabanitabarua@gauhati.ac.in
Padmadhar Choudhury
MA (Pune) PhD (Pune)
Ethics, Western Philosophy (Classical and Contemporary)
padmadhar@gauhati.ac.in