Master of Arts

Philosophy | M.A. Philosophy

MA Philosophy is a 2 year postgraduate programme divided over the four semesters. It is a majorly theoretical programme which imparts to students the knowledge of different philosophies around the world. A deep and critical study, this helps students to analyze the world better. The programme curriculum ranges from Indian philosophers to the Greek philosophers and also encompasses the western philosophers.

Philosophy, being a rational inquiry, sharpens our thinking, enriches our understanding and expands our intellectual horizons. To acquaint students with such a philosophical understanding the department of Philosophy offers programs of teaching and research in philosophy at M.A. level.

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Key Information

Programme Outcomes

  • The student is expected to develop an understanding of contemporary trends and developments in both Indian and Western Philosophy in general.
  • The various text-study electives will enable the student to engage with philosophical and academic texts with scholarly depth and rigor.
  • Through assignments and other modules, the student will continually develop an ability to work on research problems in order to write and produce quality work of original research.
  • The student will develop the spirit of responsible citizenship and sensitivity to social and environmental issues through an exposure to a wide range of thinkers and texts.


Along with regular lectures, participatory approach is encouraged with activities, such as - group discussions, group assignments, individual assignments, class tests, open book exam, presentations etc.


MA Part –I (Semester- I)

To comprehend the fundamental ideas related to the core area of philosophy in relation to metaphysics.

To compare and contrast the undercurrents of Indian and Western theories of knowledge

To evaluate the role played by modern logical tools in approaching philosophical problems and critiquing the philosophical traditions of the past.

To comprehend global philosophical debates on ‘experience’, ‘perception’ and ‘embodiment” by foregrounding influential thinkers in contemporary phenomenology.

MA Part –I (Semester-II)

Comprehend the role of reasoning in ethics and ethical dilemmas from metaethical and normative ethical perspectives.

Critically evaluate the nuances of the various philosophical problems and debate that arise in the context of the problem of mind and consciousness in both Indian and Western traditions.

Explore and evaluate the utility of the common sense approach in approaching philosophical problems, and critiquing philosophical traditions of the past.

Comprehend, debate and discuss on the synthesis and reconstruction of Contemporary Indian Philosophy.

MA Part –II (Semester- III)

Develop critical thinking, argumentative skills and creativity to rigorously read philosophical texts and write papers.


Philosophical and spiritual essence of tools of transformation


To analyse the philosophical contribution of Gandhi at the global platform and 
impact on global polices


To have a comparative comprehension of the significance of religious concepts, language, experience, traditions and social reforms.


Cultivate responsible citizenship through inclusiveness, inter-disciplinarity and gender-sensitivity.


To have an in-depth understanding of the ethico – spiritual dimension present in Sufi Philosophy.

MA Part –II (Semester- IV)
Logical Reasoning (Indian & Western) OR
 Critical Thinking

To understand the fundamental importance of the role of logical reasoning in human knowledge


To develop critical thinking by visiting different debates in Indian and 
Western philosophy.

Environmental Ethics

To realise the significance of environmental ethics as a discipline and the role it plays in global environment movements.


  • Skill and Career oriented approach.
  • Scope of Students Exchange Programme with foreign Universities of America, Australia, United Kingdom and Canada.
  • Well qualified faculty.
  • Regular and Continuous Evaluation of the learner.
  • 25% weightage on Internal Assessment through Tests, Assignments, Presentations, Symposia, Conferences, Seminars and Group Discussion.
  • Guidance Lectures for UGC-JRF-NET/SET.