Begum Bilkis Banu

Begum Bilkis Banu

Professor

MA (NEHU) PhD (NEHU) MPhil (NEHU)

Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Logic

Department of Philosophy
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- begumbilkisbanu@gauhati.ac.in

 

*Passed B.A in 1977 from Lady Keane Girls' College, Shillong ( NEHU)

*Passed M.A in 1979 from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong

*Passed MPhil in 1981 from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong

*Obtained PhD in 1986 from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong

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

 

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


     * World Philosophy Day Lecture by B. Agarwalla, NEHU,2017 held on10 Feb. 2018.

 

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


 

 

*Worked in St. Mary's Girls'College, Shillong as Lecturer from 1983-87.

* Worked in Handique Girls' College as Lecturer from 1987-89.

* Joined in the Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University as Lecturer in 1989. 

* Presently working as Professor in the Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University.

 

* Member of Academic Council, Gauhati University from 2015 to till date.

* Member of Gauhati University Court in the year 

* Member of Executive Council, Gauhati University in the year 2017.

* Member of Research Committee in  the Dept of Philosophy, Cotton University.

*Member of Academic Council, Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, in the year 2017-2018.

* Member of Faculty Council for PG Studies (Arts), Coch Bihar Pancanan Barma University.

 

 Area of Interest

1. Logic, 

2. Philosophy of Mind

 3. Ethics

4. Environmental Ethics

 Guidance to MPhil  and PhD Students

Five Students obtained MPhil degree,  Eleven Students obtained PhD degree and five more are pursuing

 

 

**"Gilbert Ryle Philosophy of Mind" published by Royal Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 2014, ISBN No.81-7547-018-6.

 

 Publications in Books

1. Published a paper entitled "Swaraj: A Common Man's View" in the Book Rethinking Swaraj, published by Publication Cell, Dept. of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 2001.

2. Published a paper entitled "Morality and Religion"in the Book "The Philosophy of Sankardeva: An Appraisal", Edited by Prof. Nilima Sarma, 2008.

3. Published a paper entitled Environmental Philosophy and A Sustainable World" in the Book Öf Knowledge, Freedom and Reason" Edited by Prof. Sauravpran Goswami, published by Publication Cell, Dept. of Philosophy, Gauhati University, ISBN 978-93-80394-40-6, 2010.

4. Published a paper entitled Äpplied Ethics with special reference to Euthanasia" in the Book "Moral Philosophy, Contemporary Perspective"edited by Chandrakanta Sharma, published by EBH Publishers (India), Guwahati-1, ISBN No. 9788190781251, 2011.

5. Publised a paper entitled "Sufism as a bond of Culture between India (N.E), Iran, Afganistan & Central Asia"edited by Dr. Rekibuddin Ahmed, published by Royal Publisher and Distributor, ISBN No. 8175470739, 2012.

6. Publised a paper entitled 'Professional Morality and the Principles of Justice" in the book Ëthics in Business, Applied and Environment" volume 1 ,edited by Shiva Nath Prasad and Avinash Kumar Srivastava, published by Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, ISBN No. 978-81-8069-977-1, 2015.

PUBLICATIONS IN JOURNALS

1. Published a paper entitled "Role of Moral Education Towards National Development" in  "Role of Moral Education Towards National Building, organised by Umshyrpi College, Laban, Shillong, 2003.

2. Published a paper entitled "A Note of Kant's Moral Law'in the Gauhati University Journal of Arts, edited by Prof. Ashok Goswami, 2004.

3. Published a paper entitled, "Concept of Person", in the Journal of Arts, edited by Sibnath Sarma, vol XL, 2006. 

4.Published a paper entitled, "Gandhi's Concept of Religion in Modern India"in the Journal Manavayatan the Humanosphere, Vol I, No -2, ISSN No 2249-0612, 2012.

5. Published a paper entitled, "Pluralty of Religion, Secularism and India" in the Journal The Marginal Voice, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 1, ISSN No - 0976-853X, 2012

6. Published a paper entitled, " Virtue Ethics", in the Journal The Assam Valley International , A Peer- Reviewed International Journal, Vol-II, No 1, 2013, ISSN : 2320-0324, 2013 (January).

7. Published a paper entitled, "Towards Understanding Islam", in the Journal Anusilana, Research Journal of Indian Culture, Social & Philosophical Stream, Department of Philosophy& Religion, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Vol XLVII, 2013. ISSN 0973-8762

8. Published a paper entitled "Women Empowerment : Challenges and Prospects" in  LUIT, published by American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin( USA & Canada), 2013.

9. Published a paper entitled "Man - Nature Relation in Islam: An Ethical Perspective",  in the Journal Anusilana, Research Journal of Indian Culture, Social & Philosophical Stream, Department of Philosophy& Religion, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Vol LV, 2014, 0973-8762.

 

 1.Presented a paper entitled "Applied Ethics with Speciall Reference to Euthanasiä " in the ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on "Moral Philosophy: Contemporary Perspective", organised by Women's College,  Tinsukia, Nov 2006.

2. Presented a paper entitled , "Sufism and Vedanta : A Bond of Hinduism and Islamic Philosophy", in National Seminar on "Revisiting the Indo- Persian Literature, Art and Architecture: A Bond of Continuity, organised by Dept of Persian Gauhati University, 2011.

3. Presented a paper entitled "Sufi Approach to Islam", in the International Seminar on Indo -Iranian Heritage in the Context of Sufism as a Bond of Culture and Tourism between India(N.E)- Iran-Afganistan-Turkey and Central Asia, organised by Dept of Persian ,Gauhati University,2012

4. Presented a paper entitled , "Philosophical Wisdom of Jalaluddin Rumi and Its Relevance", in National Seminar on "Ethics in Persian Poetry with Special Referene to the Mathnavi of Jalaluddin Rumi", organised by Dept of Persian, Gauhati University, 2013.

 

 1. Resource person in National Seminar on "Gandhism after Gandhi" organised by D.C.B. College, Jorhat.

2. Resource Person in National Seminar on "Professional Ethics" organised by Jaysagar College, Sibsagar.

3. Resource Person in National Seminar on "Philosophy of Action" organised by Dept. of Philosophy, M.C. College, Barpeta, 2002.

4. Chair Person in 85th Indian Philosophical Congress, organised by Dept. of Philosophy, Gauhati University, October 2010.

5. Chair Person in ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on "Philosophy for Social Integration"organised by Dept. of Philosophy, Gauhati University, March 29-30, 2011.

6. Chair Person in International Seminar on Ïndo-Iranian Heritage in the context of Sufism as a bond of Culture and Tourism between India(N.E)-Iran-Afganistan-Turkey and Central Asia"organised by Dept. of Persian, Gauhati University, February 2012

 

6. Chair Person in National Seminar on "Philosophical Wisdom of Umar Khayam and its Impact on Eastern and Western Philosophical Circles" , Second Academic Session, organaised by Dept. of Persian, Gauhati University, 29th March, 2014.

7. Chair Person in ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on "Relevance of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's Ideas", Sixth Academic Session, organised by Dept. of Philosophy, Gauhati University, october 11-13, 2012.