Qualification: 
Ph.D, MA, BA

Dr. T. S. Girishkumar currently serves as Visiting Faculty in Amrita Darshanam – International Centre for Spiritual Studies (ICSS), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus. He is currently a member of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR). He was formerly a Professor at the Department of Philosophy, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He received his Ph.D. degree in Philosophy at North Eastern Hill University.

Specialized in Social and Political Philosophy, Indian Epistemology, and Indian Culture and Religion, etc., Dr. Girishkumar has over 33 years of experience teaching postgraduate and undergraduate students. His research has spanned over 27 years and he has been guiding over 12 Ph.D. and 35 M.Phil students on various research areas for 21 years. He has authored 6 books, published 21 papers in international and national journals, and published 5 full conference proceedings over three decades.

Professional Appointments

Year Affiliation
September 2021 – Present Visiting Faculty, Amrita Darshanam, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri
April 2013 – June 2018 (retired)  Professor of Philosophy, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
July 1999 – April 2013 (Professor from July 2007) & Director, Inter Disciplinary School of Social Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
March 1987 – April 1994 Head of the Department of Philosophy, Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya
January 1986 – March 1987 Lecturer in Philosophy, Women’s College, Shillong, Meghalaya

Fields of Specialization

  • Social & Political Philosophy for M.Phil and Ph.D
  • Indian Epistemology
  • Indian Culture and Religion
  • Vedopanishadic knowledge tradition and Bharatiya Pariprekshya

Publications

Publication Type: Book

Year of Publication Title

2016

Dr. T. S. Girishkumar, Mein Kemph (tr). 2016.

2012

Dr. T. S. Girishkumar, “JIHADI TERRORISM”, On the Trail of its Epistemology and Genealogy. 2012.

2005

Dr. T. S. Girishkumar, Mein Kemph (Full Text) Translated into Malayalam, 3rd ed. 2005.

2001

Dr. T. S. Girishkumar, Malayalam-Malayalam-English-Hindi Dictionary. 2001.

1997

Dr. T. S. Girishkumar, Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms. 1997.


Book (In Progress)
Dr. T. S. Girishkumar, The Complete Rg Veda and Implications

Details of Awards / Prizes/ Honors / Recognitions Received

  • Commendation from Indian Air Force, 1980 
  • Member, Governing Body, Periyar Foundation (Periyar Tiger Reserve) (2008 – 2011)
  • Chairman, Board of Studies for Social Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University (2008 – 2016)
  • Academic Council Member, Mahatma Gandhi University (2008 – 2011)
  • Director, School of Social Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University (2008 – 2011)
  • Head of the Department of Philosophy, Don Bosco College, Tura, NEHU (1987 – 1994)
  • Member of Ethics Committee, School of medical Education, MG University (2008 – 2016)
  • Member Board of Studies, SSS, MGU (1999 – 2008)
  • Member Board of Studies of Philosophy, Kerala University (2013 – 2018)
  • Member Board of Studies of Philosophy, The MS University of Baroda (2013 – 2018)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Hindu University of America, Orlando Florida 
  • Peer Reviewer, Horizon Publishing of USA
  • NAAC Peer Team
  • Member, Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR)
  • Member, Editorial board, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (JICPR)