About Department of Philosophy

 

Departmental IQAC Profile

 Criterion 1 :-  Curricular Aspects
 Criterion 2 :-  Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
 Criterion 3 :-  Research , Innovations and Extension 
 Criterion 4 :-  Infrastructure and Learning Resources
 Criterion 5 :-  Student Support and Progression
 Criterion 6 :-  Governance, Leadership and Management
 Criterion 7 :-  Institutional  Values and Best Practices

 

Department of Philosophy

School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)

Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (M.P.)

(A Central University)

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Name of the Department

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

Year of Establishment

July 18th ,1946

 

Name of the Head of the Department

Prof. A.D. Sharma

Contact Details

(O) 07582-297148, (M) 9406519498

 

Email (HoD)

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Brief Introduction of the Department:

  • Establishment : July 18th,1946
  • The oldest Department started functioning along with the establishment of the Vishwavidyalaya on the above mentioned foundation day.
  • It started with faculty strength of 02 and student strength of 10. Philosophy as a course of study was included in the B.A. Degree Programme in the year 1946.
  • The P.G. (M.A.) programme of study was initiated in the year 1950.
  • Phil. Programme of study was initiated in the year 1990.
  • D. Programme of study was initiated in the year 1952.

Presently, the department has strength of three faculties (Three Professors) alongwith two Guest Faculty. It is the prestigious department of Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar.  Since its inception the department is maintaining its continous growth. The department is engaged in imparting three years Undergraduate programmes, two years Postgraduate programmes and Ph.D. programmes. 

 

Heads of the Department

Sr. No.

Name

Year

1.

Dr. S.S. Roy

08.07.1946 - 02.07.1951

 

2.

Dr. R.R. Das

03.07.1951 - 01.01.1954

 

3.

Dr. S.S. Roy

02.01.1954 - 01.11.1954

 

4.

Dr. S.K. Saxena

02.11.1954 - 15.09.1961

 

5.

Shri C.S. Awasthi

16.09.1961 - 08.07.1976

 

6.

Dr. Arjun Mishra

09.07.1976 - 31.08.1987

 

7.

Dr. Pratap Chandra

01.09.1987 - 21.01.1991

 

8.

Dr. H.N. Mishra

29.01.1991 - 03.09.1994

 

9.

Dr. S.S. Negi

04.09.1994 - 31.05.2008

 

10.

Dr. A.P. Dubey

 

01.06.2008 - 31.05.2011

11.

Dr. A.D. Sharma

01.06.2011 - 31.05.2014

 

12.

Dr. A.P. Dubey

 

01.06.2014 - 31-05-2017

13.

Dr. Savita Gupta

01.06.2017 - 31-05-2020

 

14.

Dr. A.D. Sharma

 

 

01.06.2020 -  ONWARDS

 

 

Sanctioned Post

Filled

Vacant

Professor

02

Nil

02

Associate Professor

03

03

Nil

Assistant Professor

02

Nil

02

Total

07

03

04

Faculty Members

 

S. No.

Name

Qualification

Designation

Subject Specialization

Teaching Experience

e-Mail Address

 

1.

Prof. A.P. Dubey

M.A., Ph.D. From Dr. H.S. Gour V.V. Sagar (M.P.)

Professor

Indian Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Especially Political Philosophy of Buddhism.

37 Years

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(M) 9425170704

 

2.

Prof. A.D. Sharma

·     M.A. Philosophy BHU Varanasi

·     Acharya in Bauddha Darshan,

    Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi,

·     Doctor of Philosophy in ‘Philosophy’,

    Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi,

Professor & Head

Indian Philosophy, Buddhist Logic and Epistemology, Post Independence Indian Philosophical Thinking and Cultural Consciousness.

35 Years

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(M) 9406519498

 

3.

Prof. Savita Gupta

M.A. M.Phil Ph.D.

Professor

Indian Philosophy, Especially Shankar Vedanta, Indian Epistemology & Symbolic Logic.

23 Years

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(M) 9926937683

 

Guest Faculty

 

S. No.

Name

Designation

Mobile No.

e-Mail Address  

 

1.

Dr. S.N. Devliya

Guest Faculty 

9893450106

 

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2.

Dr. N.K. Boudha

Guest Faculty

9340593840

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Non-Teaching Staff

S. No.

Name

Designation

Mobile No.

e-Mail Address

1.

Shri S.K. Soni

Office Assistant

9300934933

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2.

Shri Kalicharan Kori

Peon

9300732396

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Department Vision:

The Department of Philosophy is committed to strengthening its commitment to students success and broadening its recognition for excellence in teaching and community service.

Teaching

We will maintain a rigorous, philosophically relevant curriculum and work to build our base of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies majors and minors. We will strive to enhance our curriculum with state of the art technological advances in online and face-to-face instruction and will keep our program responsive to disciplinary, professional, and economic pressures. We will continue to enhance student learning by improving upon and adding to additional departmental facilities and space. We will work to set up and make rich departmental library. We will create this type of syllabus which related to new thinkers contemporary philosophers and contemporary problems.  

Implementation of Mission and Vision

Philosophy Program Goals

The BA and M.A. in Philosophy are designed to enable students to:

  1. Communicate a clear understanding of historical and contemporary philosophical inquiry;
  2. Demonstrate an ability to think independently about a philosophical and applied topic or problem which related to direct community and society.
  3. Clearly articulate and support their own views.
Student Learning Objectives

Students completing a BA in Philosophy will be able to:

  1. explain how a particular thinker has attempted to address a philosophical problem, and the significance of that thinker’s approach;
  2. critically analyze a philosophical argument concerning a particular topic or problem;
  3. Articulate arguments of their own support of a philosophical thesis.

 

Department Mission:

  • It is the goal of Department of Philosophy to provide excellent, and learning, investigation and understanding of fundamental philosophical issues.
  • The department of philosophy provides excellent integrated education related to interdisciplinary students.
  • To encourage self evaluation, personality development & guide the students to strive towards perfection and competence.
  • To provide education not only to acquire knowledge but also to inculcate a sound Philosophy for a holistic living. Inspiring environment for learning, problematic, ethical and moral research.

Distinguished features/achievements :

Major Research Projects : 

Sr. No.

Title of Project

Funding Agency

Duration

Name of Awardee

1

भारतीय दर्शन बृहत्कोश

UGC

1982-87

Director : Prof. Arjun Mishra

2

प्रस्थानत्रयी- एक विश्लेषणात्मक एवं समन्वयात्मक अध्ययन

UGC

2008-11

Principal Investigator : Prof. A.P. Dubey

3

भारतीय दर्शन में प्रत्यक्ष-प्रमाण का आलोचनात्मक अध्ययन

UGC

2006-09

Prof. A.D. Sharma

 

 

Minor Research Projects : 

Sr. No.

Title of Project

Funding Agency

Duration

Name of Awardee

1

Relevance of Metaphysics in Post Independence Indian Philosophy

UGC

 

Prof. A.D. Sharma

 

 Uniqueness of the department :

Osho Rajneesh (born Chandra Mohan Jain, 11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), also known as Acharya Rajneesh, Having completed his BA in philosophy at D. N. Jain College in 1955, he earned his M.A. in Philosophy From  Department of Philosophy, University of Sagar, in 1957.

 Recognized Contribution:

  • During last five years, faculties of this department published research papers in UGC Care list / SCI /Scopus indexed journals.
  • Our faculty members have served as subject experts  in various selection boards of Universities as well as  Public Service Commissions .

 

Institutional Values and Best Practices :

  • Faculty members of this department are highly qualified and Nationally recognized.
  • Recognition of this department as a Centre for the studies of hard core Indian Philosophy.
  • This department is developing its recognition in the field of Applied Ethics, 20th Century Philosophy and Philosophy of culture.
  • Regular career counseling of the students is conducted by faculty members.
  • It is only department of Philosophy of Central India were UG, PG & Ph.D. Programmes runes with Choice Based Credit Systems.
  • This department can serve the student of Rural Areas by imparting and disseminating the knowledge of classical as well as modern Indian philosophers for the integral development of their personalities routed in Indian culture and civilization.
  • This department have opportunity to popularized Indian philosophy among the students of the different branches of natural sciences through developing elective courses to cultivate scientific temperament.
  • The department have potential to work out the decolonized understanding of classical as well as contemporary Indian philosophy.