Bachelor of Arts (Honors) [B.A.(Hons.)] (Philosophy)

Programme Overview

Duration: 3 Years | Programme Code: 090211

The study of Philosophy is an academic discipline that investigates the thoughts and ideas that govern our lives, politics and society. The three year B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy offers a wide-ranging areas of philosophy that will acquaint the students with different schools of philosophy. This comprehensive curriculum is meticulously designed to cultivate researchers with a bent for philosophical interpretations and engagements with society. The faculty at the School of Humanities and Social Science follow an interactive, innovative and pragmatic teaching methodology which enables the students to develop an interest in studying the programme besides participating in other co-curricular activities.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To introduce the discipline of philosophy to students through different schools of philosophy.
  • To provide conceptual and theoretical clarity of different schools of philosophy.
  • To develop effective writing, reading and listening skills.
  • To impart the philosophical engagements with society, life, politics, economy and gender.
  • To develop research interests in students.
  • To create enriched, motivated and skilled philosophers for a global platform.

Programme Outcome

Upon successful completion of the programme the graduate would demonstrate :
  • An ability to understand various philosophical concepts, thoughts, movements and philosophers.
  • An ability to apply the philosophical outlook towards society, politics and human development.
  • Skills for a comparative study of the Indian and Western philosophy
  • An ability to construct programme-modules for workshops and projects related to sensitization, awareness and capacity-building.

Programme Highlights

We believe in a universal vision of pedagogy and learning, following the path illuminated by Rabindranath Tagore. Thus, the teaching-learning process expands beyond the class-rooms as it follows a methodology that includes interactive sessions, discussions, workshops and presentations. Scholars, writers, academicians and practitioners are invited to motivate students through guest-lectures and seminar-talks. The evaluation criteria runs parallel to the course seeking a continuous comprehensive evaluation of all the competencies required in the area. This incorporates weightage given to theoretical concepts, presentations, class participation, projects, term paper, field visits and internships, etc.

Some of the major areas that will be covered

History of Western Philosophy, Indian Thoughts, Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Aesthetics, Religion and Faith in Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic, Greek Philosophy and Philosophy of Science.

Career Avenues

The well thought out programme will facilitate the students to explore a plethora of career avenues in various domains. After graduating the students can join educational and corporate organisations for research, teaching, content development or as a programme instructor. One can also join NGOs to apply the philosophical outlook for a constructive social work related to gender, caste, children, education and social taboos.

Entry Requirements

10+2 from CBSE or equivalent examination. In addition, candidates will also have to successfully complete a Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA) and appear for a personal interview.