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Prepare for a career in M.A. in Philosophy

The program aims to give students an excellent grounding and a deep insight into Indian philosophical traditions, as well as Western thought. Its core unit explores the methodological foundations of Indian Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, Logic, Tantra, Aesthetics and other allied areas. It encourages students to gain a working knowledge of Sanskrit in order to be better acquainted with primary sources. The program offers
(1) a comprehensive introduction to the doctrinal foundations, history, regional context and theoretical presuppositions of Indian and Western schools of thought, and
(2) advanced skills in research methodologies, writing, presentation and communication of knowledge.

Curriculum

Semester I
Course Code Course Title LTP Credits ES
21PHL501 Introduction to Philosophical Thinking in India 4 0 0 4
21PHL502 Introduction to Philosophical Thinking in Europe 4 0 0 4
21PHL503 Indian Theories of Knowledge and Metaphysics 4 0 0 4
21PHL504 Logical Thinking in the West 4 0 0 4
21PHL505 Indian Philosophy of Language 4 0 0 4
TOTAL 20
Semester II
Course Code Course Title LTP Credits ES
21PHL511 Logic and Critical Thinking in Classical Indian Philosophy 4 0 0 4
21PHL512 Aspects of Western Metaphysics 4 0 0 4
21PHL513 Moral Philosophy in India 4 0 0 4
21PHL514 Moral Philosophy in the West 4 0 0 4
Elective I 3 0 0 3
Elective II 3 0 0 3
TOTAL 22
Semester III
Course Code Course Title LTP Credits ES
21PHL601 Philosophy of Mind (East and West) 4 0 0 4
21PHL602 Continental Thought 4 0 0 4
21PHL603 Philosophy of Language (West) 4 0 0 4
Elective III 3 0 0 3
Elective IV 3 0 0 3
TOTAL 18
Semester IV
Course Code Course Title LTP Credits ES
21PHL611 Research Methodology 2 0 0 2
Elective V 3 0 0 3
Elective VI 3 0 0 3
21PHL699 Dissertation 8
TOTAL 16
Total Credits for the Program – 76
ELECTIVES (Any Six)
Course Code Course Title LTP Credits ES
21PHL531 Social and Political Philosophy in India 3 0 0 3
21PHL532 Aesthetics (Indian and Western) 3 0 0 3
21PHL533 Contemporary Indian Thought 3 0 0 3
21PHL534 Ecology, Philosophy and Environmental Ethics 3 0 0 3
21PHL535 Indian Philosophy of Religion 3 0 0 3
21PHL536 Philosophy of Advaita Vedanta 3 0 0 3
21PHL537 Philosophy of Science 3 0 0 3
21PHL538 Philosophy of Tantra 3 0 0 3
21PHL539 South Indian Philosophy 3 0 0 3
21PHL540 Yoga Philosophy 3 0 0 3

Program Overview

Program Outcomes (PO)

PO1: Historical, Cultural, Spiritual and Philosophical knowledge

PO2: Critical and Analytical thinking

PO3: Social engagement

PO4: Western and Indian doctrines and systems

PO5: Ethics and life management skills

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO)
  1. To create knowledge of the Historical, Cultural and Spiritual dimensions of classical Indian Philosophy.
  2. To inculcate analytical and critical thinking.
  3. To encourage the Social engagements from a Philosophical perspective
  4. To understand the Philosophical basis of western and Indian doctrines and systems
  5. To develop the essential skills for life management

Faculty

Dr. M. Ramakrishnan
Dr. M. Ramakrishnan
Visiting Faculty

Dr. P. R. Padmakumar
Dr. P. R. Padmakumar
Asst. Professor

Dr. Anand S.
Dr. Anand S.
Chairperson
Asst. Professor

Prasanth
Prasanth
Asst. Professor

Eligibility

Admission

ELIGIBILITY

The applicant should hold any Bachelor’s degree with a 50% mark or 5 CGPA.

The overall performance of a student at a degree programme is evaluated by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham using the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system of Indian 10-point grading scale.

Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees obtained from universities outside India can convert their grades to the Indian grade equivalent prior to application.

It is mandatory that all international students who earned their Bachelor’s degrees outside India obtain Equivalence Certificate of their Bachelor’s degrees from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi to confirm admission.

SELECTION

Based on an interview

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