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About The Course

Ph. D. in Philosophy is offered by Amrita Darshanam – International Center for Spiritual Studies.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program is a rigorous course of advanced and original research that prepares students for a lifetime of field-defining scholarship, intellectual leadership and teaching in the area of Indian philosophy, Western philosophy and interdisciplinary studies. It aims to form scholars and academicians through constructive, critical engagement with Indian philosophical tradition in its complexity and diversity, and where appropriate, in conversation with other intellectual traditions in their multiplicity and variety. The research areas broadly include Indian Darshanas, Classical and folk arts, Architecture and Literature, History of Ancient Indian Sciences, Indian Polity and Economy, and Comparative Studies. The Ph.D. program nurtures excellence in (1) research and writing, and (2) teaching. This program provides doctoral students with the opportunity to develop expertise in their chosen discipline through the completion of a supervised research project.

About

Ph. D. in Philosophy is offered by Amrita Darshanam – International Center for Spiritual Studies.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program is a rigorous course of advanced and original research that prepares students for a lifetime of field-defining scholarship, intellectual leadership and teaching in the area of Indian philosophy, Western philosophy and interdisciplinary studies. It aims to form scholars and academicians through constructive, critical engagement with Indian philosophical tradition in its complexity and diversity, and where appropriate, in conversation with other intellectual traditions in their multiplicity and variety. The research areas broadly include Indian Darshanas, Classical and folk arts, Architecture and Literature, History of Ancient Indian Sciences, Indian Polity and Economy, and Comparative Studies. The Ph.D. program nurtures excellence in (1) research and writing, and (2) teaching. This program provides doctoral students with the opportunity to develop expertise in their chosen discipline through the completion of a supervised research project.

Admission
 

Doctoral programs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are designed to develop outstanding educational researchers with a wide range of research skills as well as in-depth knowledge and practical understanding and expertise in their chosen field of educational research.

Eligibility

Admission

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates are admitted based on the availability of guides. They have to qualify either the university entrance examination or the National Eligibility Test conducted by the UGC. Final selection is based on interview.

Important Note

Last Date for PhD Admissions – August 31,2022

Program Overview

Program Guidelines
  1. Qualifying entrance examination
  2. Choice of thesis advisor and formation of doctoral committee
  3. Completion of 12 credits or 26 credits for candidates from different discipline
  4. Completion of comprehensive exam after coursework, within 2-3 years of Ph.D. registration
  5. Commencement of thesis proposal and research
  6. Publication of one research paper in research area per year
  7. Working synopsis
  8. Thesis proposal/ qualifying examination
  9. Work-in-progress seminar (every six months)
  10. Pre submission seminar
  11. Final synopsis submission
  12. Thesis submission (within six weeks of final synopsis submission)
  13. Thesis review by external examiners (1 international, 1 national and 1 from doctorial committee)
  14. Thesis defense
Career Options

This program prepares the graduates for a plethora of job opportunities as : Faculty in Universities, Spiritual and psychological Counsellors in government and corporate / industry, Professionals in the field of publishing, Executives in business and management, Human resources Specialists, Community organizers and work in public relations, Health and Environmental Consultants, Social Workers and Journalists.

Important Dates

Amrita usually conducts entrance examination twice a year in January and June. Interested candidates should wait for the call for application which is publicized through the website, dailies and social media.

Facilities & Infrastructure

Amritadarshanam – ICSS have a Department Library with a comparatively good collection of books in Indian and Western Philosophy, Indic Studies, Tantra Philosophy and Cultural Studies.

Achievements
  1. Amritadarshanam – ICSS Department have Indian Knowledge System centre in association with Amrita School of Ayurveda funded by Ministry of Education, Government of India (two faculty members Dr. Anand S and Dr. Padmakumar P R are Co-PI’s).
  2. Amritadarshanam – ICSS have MOU with Columbia University.
  3. Total Publications = 63 (Scopus and Non-Scopus by 5 Faculty members)
Research Areas under the program

Indian Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Indian and Western Ethics, Aesthetics, Vedanta, Yoga Environmental Ethics, Culture, Gandhian Philosophy and Philosophy of Language

Fee Structure

*Hostel, Mess & Other Fee and Caution Deposit will be extra & fee for these are at current levels. Institution reserves the right to revise the same at any time without notice.

Fees in installments

Candidates can pay their fees in installment.

Fees Details for the Year 2021
CAMPUS TUITION FEES
PER YEAR
TUITION FEES
TOTAL
HOSTEL & MESS
PER YEAR
Amritapuri(Indian Research Scholars)   Rs. 30,000               *              *
Amritapuri(International Research Scholars)    $ 1800               *              *

Faculty

Brahmachari Achyutāmṛta Chaitanya
Brahmachari Achyutāmṛta Chaitanya
Principal
Associate Professor

Dr. Anand S.
Dr. Anand S.
Chairperson
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.)

Dr. Preetha Menon
Dr. Preetha Menon
Assistant Professor (Sl. Gd.)

Dr. P. R. Padmakumar
Dr. P. R. Padmakumar
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.)

Dr. S. V. B. K. V. Gupta
Dr. S. V. B. K. V. Gupta
Assistant Professor

Facilities at a glance

  • Central Library
  • Hostel Accomodation
  • Sports Facilites
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • CISCO
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
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Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career

601-800th

World University Rankings 2019

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2019

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

5th

India University Rankings 2022

16th

Overall Rankings 2022
ranking
5th Best
University in India
ranking
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
ranking
Topmost
‘A++’ Grade

Contact Us

PhD in Philosophy/Spirituality: amritadarshanam@am.amrita.edu

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