Brief History of the Department

The Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of Kazi Nazrul University felt the need to introduce fundamental disciplines in the university in its formative stage, one of which is Philosophy. In the process he gathered the best available scholars and created the proper atmosphere for intellectual activity. The department started its journey in the year 2015 and the first batch of students came out with flying colours and got convocated in 2018. The department is continuing smoothly with its academic pursuit and its quest for excellence.


Vision of the Department

Vision of the Department of Philosophy is to impart quality education. The education must have a holistic approach to make the students globally eligible and competent. The curriculum of the syllabi should not merely be subject oriented but value education requires being a part of the curriculum. The department is devoted to promote excellent research work which must be recognized by both nationally and internationally. We, on behalf of the department of Philosophy, are also interested in introducing different study-centres which are closely allied to the field of Philosophy. Aim of those study centres would be to understand different philosophical thoughts of the great philosophers and fundamental philosophical theories in the light of contemporary forms of “situated theory”, which evaluate the thoughts of our great stalwarts. The emphasis of the department is to practice classical philosophy from both Indian and Western perspectives, and also contemporary theories in both Indian and Western tradition etc. Keeping in pace with the global needs and challenges under the leadership and guidance of the Hon’ble Vice-chancellor, the department will offer several new courses of relevance and contemporary significance.


Mission of the Department

  • Is to give importance to student oriented learning.
  • Is to cater quality education.
  • Is to encourage the students in research work and critical thinking.
  • Is to be updated with recent trends in philosophical research, by arranging occasional visiting lectures by eminent and erudite scholars from related disciplines.

Programme/ Course Offered

Name of the Course

Duration

Year from which the Course Started

Total Intake Capacity

(Present)

No. of Students Enrolled

(2018 - 2020)

M. A.

4 semester

(2-years)

2015

45

PG-I: 40

PG-III: 13

M. Phil.

4 semester

(2-years)

2018

04

01

Ph.D.

1 semester

(Six months)

2018

12

01


Curriculum


Faculty

Professor:

Vacant - 01

Associate Professor:
  • Kalyan Banerjee Head, Specialization: Indian Philosophy of Language, Indian Ethics, Western Epistemology
  • Debabrata Saha Specialization: Indian Ethics, Western Epistemology, Buddhism, Western Logic
Assistant Professor:
  • Apree Datta Specialization: Advaita Vedanta, Buddhist Philosophy
  • Sk. Abdul Halim Specialization: Vedanta, Samkhya-Yoga
  • Bhabesh Gayen Specialization: Western Logic, Western Metaphysics
  • Anannya Paul Specialization: Philosophy of Mind, Western Metaphysics

Faculty

Kalyan Banerjee
Kalyan Banerjee

Associate Professor

kalyan.banerjee@knu.ac.in

+91-+91 9434531794

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Debabrata Saha
Debabrata Saha

Associate Professor & Head

debabrata.saha@knu.ac.in

+91-8145316609

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Apree Datta
Apree Datta

Assistant Professor

apree.datta@knu.ac.in

+91-8617733983

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Sk. Abdul Halim
Sk. Abdul Halim

Assistant Professor

sk.abdul.halim@knu.ac.in

+91-+91 9434309053

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Bhabesh Gayen
Bhabesh Gayen

Assistant Professor

bhabesh.gayen@knu.ac.in

+91-9143912747

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Anannya Paul
Anannya Paul

Assistant Professor

anannya.paul@knu.ac.in

+91-8961192001

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Research Programmes 

M.Phil. & Ph.D. programmes have been approved and started from the academic session 2018-2019.


Major Research Project/ Ongoing Individual Research Project in Department: 

Not yet


Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference/ Symposium Organized

Sl. No.

Title

Duration

Sponsored by

Level

Remarks

1

Glimpses of Thoughts of Some Contemporary Indian Philosophers

21.09.2016

ICSSR

State-level Seminar

In collaboration with Durgapur Govt. College

2

Critique of Empiricism

19.04.2017

& 03.05.2017

Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal

State-level Workshop

_________

3

Revisiting Aesthetics and Poetics Now

23.02.18

& 24.02.18

Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal

International Conference

In collaboration with the Department of English, KNU

4

Undergraduate CBCS Syllabus

23.05.2018

Kazi Nazrul University

University-level Workshop

_________

5

Truth and Reality : Indian Metaphysical Perspectives

07.03.2019

ICPR

State-level Seminar

_________


Social Outreach Programme

The department organized a social outreach programme on 05.12.18 for its students at the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Asansol, to acquaint them with the practical aspects of the teachings of Swami Vivekananda.


Facilities

a. Departmental Library:

Started with around 40 books, both text and reference

b. Computer Lab:

A computer along with printing, scanning and photocopy facilities available in the department, not as a separate laboratory.

c. Departmental Science Lab:

NA

Cultural events organised by the Department

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