M.Phil./Ph.D. and Direct Ph.D.

M.Phil./Ph.D.
The M.Phil./Ph.D. programme is a research programme aimed at training students in independent original research. The students are also required to critically engage with some of the core concepts of philosophy and methods of philosophical enquiry through an in-depth study of identified essential texts in philosophy. After the successful completion of course work, they are required to write a dissertation in an area of their chosen research interest with guidance from faculty member(s) as supervisor(s).

Course Structure
The M.Phil. programme is of four semester duration, consisting of 24 credits—16 credits for the course work and 8 credits for the dissertation. The course work consists of 2 core courses of 4 credits each and 2 optional courses, also of 4 credits each. Every student is required to take two core courses in the first semester and two optional courses in the second semester.

In addition to this, the Centre offers a range of optional courses in the areas of Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness, Philosophy of Social Science, Studies in Analytical Philosophy, Phenomenology and Existentialism, and Social Ontology.

The choice of the two optional courses will be determined by the research interest and field of specialization selected by the student.
The course work of M.Phil. programme consists of lectures, presentation of term papers in seminars, and participation in discussions.

Core Courses:

Course Title No. Credit Pattern of Evaluation
Concepts in Philosophy PH601S 4 Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar
End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test
Philosophical Method PH602S 4 Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar
End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test

 

Optional Courses:

Course Title No. Credit Pattern of Evaluation

Philosophy of Action

PH601P

4

Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar

End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test

Philosophy of Social Sciences

PH602P

4

Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar

End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test

Self-Knowledge

PH603S

4

Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar

End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test

Existential Phenomenology and Its Engagements

PH604S

4

Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar

End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test

Values and Moral Dilemmas

PH606S

4

Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar

End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test

Philosophy of Social Sciences

PH607S

4

Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar

End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test

Philosophy of Language

PH608S

4

Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar

End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test

Comparative Philosophy

 

4

Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar

End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test

Mind and Language

 

4

Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar

End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test

Ontology of the Social: Philosophical Analysis of Collectivity

PH612S

4

Two Sessionals (1 credit each): Term papers cum seminar

End Semester( 2 credits): Written Test

Direct Ph.D.
The candidates who have completed M.Phil. with 6.0 CGPA or with equivalent published works are eligible for admission to Direct Ph.D. programme in major areas of philosophy such as Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Legal and Moral philosophy, Aesthetics, Social and Political philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Action, Philosophical Psychology, Logic, Philosophy of Social Sciences, History of Ideas and allied areas.

 
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