Head of the Department: Mr. Narendra P. Behera

Department of philosophy started in 1966; this is a leading centre for teaching and critical thinking in the areas of philosophical inquiry. Department follows all rule and guideline of government. Apart from that Philosophy has own technique and methodology to develop the students rational thinking and reasoning capacity to compete with other students in the world. It always tries to produce a basic and clear understanding of all the subjects.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Philosophy, V. N. (Auto.) college, Jajpur Road has been established in the year 1968. Mrs. Tapati Bose was the first faculty member of this department. Her teaching ability attracts the students to choose philosophy as a subject in pass and Honours in the degree stage. For her dynamic personality the department progressed with other faculty members like Dr.Laxmikant Mohanty and Anup Kumar Ray. Later on Mr. Suryanarayana Mishra, Mr. Chitaranjan Das, Mr. Gobinda Chandra Sahoo, Mr. Kamadev Das, Dr.Subash Chandra Samal, Mr. P. Kar, Mr. Nanda Pattaniak, Mr. A.K. Sahoo, Mr. N. P. Behera, Miss. Mousumi Lenka and Mrs. Priti Pattanaik have joined as faculty in this Department. Almost all former faculties were very good in their academic activities and also they had good publications and Research.

PROGRAMME OF STUDY

The Department of philosophy offers B.A. Philosophy Honours (6 Semesters) and General Elective regular course. This is a unique feature of our U.G. Programme. It seeks to provide a good grounding in Indian and Western philosophies that can equip the students with a thorough knowledge of philosophical traditions. Students from non-philosophy background are strongly encouraged to apply. The programme of study consists of 14 core courses which are compulsory and 2 are elective courses. Each of these carry 100 marks and students are ordinarily required to do our courses each semester this is a full-time regular course.

STRENGTHS

The department is known for its innovative and extensive teaching and research, especially in the fields of Logics, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Social and Political Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science, Nyaya, Buddhism, Vedanta and other related to areas of Indian Philosophy.

Department attracts students from all over Odisha. Some of our students are well placed in prestigious institutions like IITs, Universities and Government services.

The department has one departmental seminar library with an adequate number of textbooks and reference books. The department has been organizing the weekly seminar.

 Department regularly conducts departmental seminars and national seminars.

 

  1. Name of the Department: Department of Philosophy
  2. Year of establishment: 1966
  3. Built of up area of the department in sq. m: 450
  4. Names of Programmes: Bachelor in Arts (Philosophy Honours under CBCS pattern and State Model pattern)
  5. Number of teaching posts sanctioned and filled (Associate Professors/ Reader and Assistant Professors/Lecturer

Designation

Sanction post

Filled post

Vacant post

Reader

Nil

Nil

Nil

Lecturer

04

02

02

 

  1. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned and filled

Technical Staff: Nill

Administrative Staff:   Nill

 

  1. Name of the faculty with qualification, designation, specialization (M.A. / M. Phil Ph.D./ D.Sc./D.Litt./ etc.)

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Number of Year Experience

Mr. Narendra Prasad Behera

M.A.,  M. Phil

Lecturer

Epistemology, Buddhism, Philosophy of Language

03 year

Priti Pattanaik

M.A.,M. Phil

Lecturer

Political Philosophy, Nyaya Philosophy and Business Ethics

4 year experience

Miss.Mousumi Lenka

M.A.

Lecturer

Ethics, Vedanta philosophy,

and Philosophy of Science

1year

 

 

  1. Students and Teacher Ratio at present in U.G.: 12:1
  2. Present details about infrastructural facilities
  3. Departmental Seminar Library books about 173
  4. Internet facilities for staff and students: Wi-Fi campus with broad brand connection
  5. Total number of class rooms: 01
  6. Class rooms with ICT facility: Nil
  7. Virtual class room- Nil
  8. Seminar Room : Nil
  9. Department office Room: Nil

 

  1. Number of students in the department last five year and the current year

Year

Number of Students admitted

Male

Female

Cut off Marks

Pass Percentage of Student

Number of Admitted in PG

Number of Students got Placement

2014-15

17

05

11

40%

100%

03, Utkal University

01

2015-16

18

11

07

42%

100%

04, Utkal University

01

2016-17

13

03

10

40%

100%

01,Ravenshaw

University

01

2017-18

06

03

03

45%

NA

NA

NA

2018-19

09

04

05

42%

NA

NA

NA

2019-20

08

02

06

50%

NA

NA

NA

 

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