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Department Profile:

1. Name of the Department: PHILOSOPHY

2. Year of establishment: 1956

3. Names of Programs: UG (B.A. Honours & General)

4.  Annual/Semester/Choice Based Credit System (program wise): Annual

5.   Number of teaching posts:

Posts

Sanctioned

Filled

Professor

NA

NA

Associate Professor/Reader

No direct recruitment. Promotion only according to UGC-DPI, Govt. of West Bengal-University Rules

01

Assistant Professor

02

01

PTT

02

01

6. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization and experience:

Name

 

Qualifications

Designation

Specialization

No. of Years of

Experience

No. of Ph. D. Students guided for the last 4 years

Dr. Md. Ferdosh Islam

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.d.

Associate Professor

Moral Philosophy

18

Nil

Sri Sunil Roy

M.A.,P.Phil

Assistant Professor

Logic

11

Nil

Smt. Sampa Deb Roy

M.A.

PTT

Kathopanished

20

Nil

7. List of senior Visiting Faculty: Prof. Roghu Nath Ghosh (University of North Bengal)

                                                     Prof. Amal Harh (Professor of Coochbehar Panchanan Barma University)

8. Percentage of Lectures delivered and practical classes handled (program-wise) by temporary faculty: Honours: 3-4%& General: 2%

9. Student Teacher Ratio (program-wise): Honours: Part-I (24:1), Part-II (15:1), Part-III (22:1) & General: 150:1

10. Qualification of teaching faculty: All three faculty members are PG

Name

Designation

Qualification

Dr. Md. Ferdosh Islam

Associate Prof.

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Sri Sunil Roy

Assistant Prof.

M.A., M.Phil. UGC-NET.

Smt. Sampa Deb Roy

PTT

M.A.

11. Lectures Delivered/Participation in UGC Sponsored National & State Level Seminar Seminars, Conferencesby Teaching faculties:

Name of teacher

Number of Paper Present

Attended Seminar

Dr. Md. Ferdosh Islam

10

07

Sri Sunil Roy

07

04

Smt. Sampa Deb Roy

Nil

Nil

12. Departmental Routine (Honours& General):

MONDAY

10.30-11.15

11.15-12.00

12.00-12.45

12.45-1.30

1.30-2.15

2.15-3.00

3.00-3.45

3.45-4.30

1H-

 

1H-SDR(L1)

1H-FI(SJB)

1G-S2- SDR(LE)

S3-AM(01)

S4-

S5-SR(L6)

2G-S1- AM(LW)

S2-

S3-FI (L6)

S4-SDR (SJB)

2G-S5 SR(02)

S6-AM(01)

3G-S3 AM(SJB)

S4-

 

2H-SDR(L6)

2H-SR((L6)

2H-

 

 

 

 

 

3H-SR(SJB)

3H-FI(SJB)

3H-SDR(L6)

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

 

1H-SR(SJB)

1H-FI(SJB)

1H-

1G-S1 LB(LE)

S2-

2G-S5-

S6-

2G-S4-SR(L6)

S5-LB(01)

3G-S4-FI(02)

S5-

1G-S5-SR(L6)

S6-LB(LW)

S7-

S8-

2G-S6-SR(L6)

S7-LB(02)

2H-

 

2H-SR(L6)

2H-SR(L6)

 

 

 

 

 

3H-FI(L6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

1H-

1H-SDR(L6)

1H-SR(SJB)

2H-FI(L1)

1G-S1-SDR(02)

S3-AM(LE)

3G-S4-FI(L6)

S5-

1G-S5-

S6-AM(LW)

2G-S6-SR(L6)

S7-

2G-S2-SR(L6)

S3-

3G-S1-FI(02)

S2-AM(LE)

1G-S1-SDR(LE)

S2-

3G-S3-FI(L6)

S4-AM(LE)

2H-

 

2H-SDR(L6)

3H-SR(L6)

 

 

 

 

 

3H-SR(SJB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY

1H-

 

1H-FI(SJB)

 

1G-S1-FI(L6)

S2-

2G-S5-LB(LE)

S6-

2G-S3-FI(02)

S4-

3G-S5-LB(01)

S6-

1G-S4-FI(LE)

S5-LB(11)

S6-

1G-S1-

S2-

2G-S5-

S6-LB(10)

2H-

2H-

 

2H-FI(SJB)

 

 

 

 

 

3H-FI(L6)

3H-SR(L6)

3H-SR(L6)

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY

 

1H-

1H-SR(L6)

1H-SR(L6)

2G-S3-SR(LE)

S4-AM(02)

S5-SDR(L6)

S6-

2G-S1-SR(L6)

S2-AM(02)

1G-S4-SR(02)

S5-

3G-S1-SDR(L6)

S2-AM(01)

2G-S5-SDR(L6)

S6-

2H-

2H-

2H-

 

 

 

 

 

3H-

3H-SDR(L6)

3H-SDR(SJB)

3H-

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY

 

1H-

1H-

 

1G-S2-LB(L1)

S3-

3G-S1-FI(L6)

S2-

1G-S6-FI(L6)

S7-

2G-S1-LB(LE)

S2-

3G-S1-

S2-LB(LE)

 

 

2H-

 

2H-FI(L6)

 

 

 

 

3H-

 

3H-FI(L6)

3H-

 

 

 

 

          

*** F.I. for Ferdosh Islam, S.R. for Sunil Roy & S.D.R. for Sampa Deb Roy

13. Teaching Plan & Distribution of Syllabus for Honours:

                                                           Part-I: Paper-I & II (Indian Philosophy, Ethics & Western Logic):

The Name of Teacher

Paper

July to September

Total Number of Class

October to December

 

Total Number of Class

 January

Total Number of Class

February to March

(Special Class)

 

F.I.

Paper-I

Indian Philosophy: Nyaya School

       20

Indian Philosophy: Mimamsa School.

14

Indian Philosophy: Vedanta School

08

 

Paper-II

Ethics: Nature of Ethics

16

Ethics: Moral and Non-moral Action

10

Ethics: Hedonism (Ethical and Psychological  Hedonism)

04

 

 

 

S.R.

Paper-I

Indian Philosophy:  Carvaka School.

12

Indian Philosophy: Buddha School.

08

Indian Philosophy

Vaisesika School.

04

 

Paper-II

Western Logic: Formal Proof of validity. Ethics: Right and Good

24

Western Logic: Square of Opposition of Proposition

Ethics: Niskamakarma & Jaina Ethics

24

Western Logic:

Quantification Theory.

Ethics: Virtue of Ethics

08

 

 

 

S.D.R.

Paper-I

Indian Philosophy: Samkhya School

18

Indian Philosophy:  Jaina School

10

Indian Philosophy:  Yoga School

04

 

Paper-II

Western Logic: Venn-Diagram,

 

18

Western Logic:

Truth-Table

Ethics: Gandhian Ethics

14

Western Logic:  Existential Proposition.

Ethics: Punishment Theory

08

 

                                               Part-II: Paper-III & IV (Western Philosophy, Western Logic & Philosophy of Religion):

The Name of Teacher

Paper

July to September

Total Number of Class

October to December

 

Total Number of Class

January

Total Number of Class

February to March

(Special Class)

 

 

 

 

F.I.

Paper-III

Western Philosophy: Plato

08

Western Philosophy: Aristotle

08

Western Philosophy: Kant

04

 

Paper-IV

Western Logic: Shaffer’s Stroke function & Reduction-ad absurdum method Philosophy of Religion- Existence of God & Immortality of Soul

16

Western Logic:

Truth Tree Method

Philosophy of Religion-

Liberation &  Problem of Evil

16

Western Logic:

Cause-effect.

Philosophy of Religion:

Religious Mortality.

08

 

 

 

S.R.

Paper-III

Western Philosophy: Descartes

08

Western Philosophy:

Spinoza

08

Western Philosophy:

Leibnitz.

04

 

Paper-IV

Western Logic: Scientific explanation,

Philosophy of Religion: Concept of God

16

Western Logic:

Hypothesis

Philosophy of Religion: Notions of God

16

Western Logic:

Probability.

Philosophy of Religion:

Religious Knowledge

08

 

 

 

S.D.R

Paper-III

Western Philosophy: Locke

06

Western Philosophy:

Berkeley

06

Western Philosophy: Hume.

03

 

Paper-IV

Western Logic: CNF

Philosophy of Religion: Concept of Religion & Origin of Religion

10

Western Logic: DNF

Philosophy of Religion:

Religious Consciousness

 

10

Western Logic: Mills Experimental Method.

Philosophy of Religion: Different Religion

05

 

 

                    Part-III: Paper- V, VI, VII & VIII (Indian Logic, Analytic Philosophy, Social & Practical Philosophy & Philosophy of mind):

The Name of Teacher

Paper

July to September

Total Number of Class

October to December

 

 

Total Number of Class

January

Total Number of Class

February to March

(Special Class)

 

 

 

 

 

F.I.

 

 

Paper-V

Indian Logic: Buddhi

07

Indian Logic: Sabda Praman.

07

Indian Logic: Sabda Praman.

04

 

Paper-VI

Analytic Philosophy: Definition & Nature

07

Analytic Philosophy:

Cause-effect

07

Analytic Philosophy:

Mind-body relation.

04

 

Paper-VII

Social and PracticalPhilosophy: Concept of Welfare State, Humanism,

10

Social and PracticalPhilosophy:

 Applied Ethics and Frankena Ethics.

10

Social and Practical Philosophy: Frankena Ethics.

04

 

Paper-VIII

Philosophy of Mind: Nature of Philosophy of Mind

08

Philosophy of Mind: Consciousness

08

Philosophy of Mind:

Consciousness.

04

 

 

 

 

 

S.R.

Paper-V

Indian logic: Anuman

07

Indian logic: Upaman

06

Indian logic: Upamiti.

04

 

Paper-VI

Analytic Philosophy: Word meaning,

07

Analytic Philosophy: Sentence meaning,

06

Analytic Philosophy:

Substance and Universal

04

 

Paper-VII

Social and Practical Philosophy: Freedom, Equality, Justice

10

Social and Practical Philosophy: Liberty, Secularism, Business

10

Social and Practical Philosophy: Ethics and Environmental Ethics

04

 

Paper-VIII

Philosophy of Mind: The Subject of Consciousness and Action.

 

 

08

Philosophy of Mind: The Subject of Consciousness and Action.

10

Philosophy of Mind: The Subject of Consciousness and Action.

04

 

 

 

 

S.D.R.

Paper-V

Indian Logic: Perception

 

 

05

Indian Logic: Causal Connection

 

05

Indian Logic: Causal Connection

03

 

Paper-VI

Analytic Philosophy:Knowledge

05

Analytic Philosophy:Realism

05

Analytic Philosophy: Idealism.

03

 

Paper-VII

Social and Practical Philosophy: Basic Concept, Individual and State

10

Social and Practical Philosophy: Medical Ethics

10

Social and Practical Philosophy: Feminism.

03

 

Paper-VIII

Philosophy of Mind: Mind-Body relation.

04

Philosophy of Mind: Mind-Body relation.

04

Philosophy of Mind: Mind-Body relation.

03

 

14.Teaching Plan & Distribution of Syllabus for General:

                             Part-I, II, &, III: Paper-I, II & III (Indian Philosophy, Western Metaphysics and Epistemology & Psychology):

The Name of Teacher

Paper

July to September

Total Number of Class

October to December

 

Total Number of Class

January

Total Number of Class

February to March

(Special Class)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.I.

Paper-I

Indian Philosophy:Nature of Indian Philosophy and  Division of Indian Philosophy

 

 

Indian Philosophy: Cārvāka Philosophy-Positive teaching; Admission of four bhutas-origin of consciousness

 

Indian Philosophy: Non-admission of byoma (ākāsa)-Rejection of Dehātirikta Atma-Rejection of Dharma and Moksa as purusarthas-Rejection of Inference and Testimony as source of knowledge

 

 

Paper-II

Western Metaphysics and Epistemology: Naïve Realism, Scientific Realism, New and Critical Realism

 

Western Metaphysics and Epistemology: New and Critical Realism & Subjective Idealism (Berkeley)

 

Western Metaphysics and Epistemology: Objective Idealism

 ( Hegel)

 

 

Paper-III

Psychology: Definition  & Scope of Psychology, Nature and Method of Psychology,

 

Psychology: Nature and Method of Psychology &  Sensation

 

Psychology: Perception

 

 

Paper-IV

Indian Philosophy: Nyaya System: Nature of Perception, ordinary & extraordinary perception,  Savikalpaka & Nirvikalpaka perception

 

Indian Philosophy: Nyaya system: Anuman: Sadhya, Paksa, Hetu,  Vyapti & Vyaptigraha

 

Indian Philosophy: Nyaya syatem: Svarthanumiti Pararthanumiti & panchavayava

 

 

Paper-V

Western Logic: Proposition: Categorical Proposition and Classes: quality, Quantity&  Distribution of Terms

 

Western Logic:

Conversion & Obversion

 

 

Western Logic:

Contraposition

 

 

Paper-VI

Social and Political Philosophy: Nature and Scope of Social Philosophy

 

 

Social and Political Philosophy:  Primary Concepts: Society, Community, Association& Institutions

 

Social and Political Philosophy: Social Groups: its different forms.

 

 

Paper-VII

Theoretical and applied ethics: Whatis Ethics? Moral and non-moral Actions.

 

 

Theoretical and applied ethics:

Postulates of Morality & Utilitarianism- Bentham & Mill.

 

 

Theoretical and applied ethics: Kant’s conception of good will, duty and categorical imperative Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.R.

Paper-I

Indian Philosophy: The Buddha System: Nairātmavāda

 

Indian Philosophy: The Buddha System: Ksanikavāda

 

Indian Philosophy: The Buddha System: Four Noble Truth

 

 

Paper-II

Western Metaphysics and Epistemology: Origin of Knowledge: Rationalism

 

Western Metaphysics and Epistemology: Origin of Knowledge: Empiricism

 

Western Metaphysics and Epistemology: Origin of Knowledge: Kant’s Critical Theory

 

 

Paper-III

Psychology: Percept and Image: Memory- Factors & range, Marks of good memory, Law of Association, forgetfulness and its cause

 

Psychology: Attention- Nature and Types & Condition of Attention

 

Psychology: Learning- Trial and Error, Gestalt & Pavlov’s Conditioned Response theory

 

 

Paper-IV

Indian Philosophy: Vaisesika System: Seven categories Padarthas-Drava, Guna & Karma

 

Indian Philosophy: Vaisesika System: Seven categories Padarthas- Samanya & Samavaya

 

Indian Philosophy: Vaisesika System: Seven categories Padarthas-Visesa & abhava.

 

 

Paper-V

Western Logic: Existential Import of Proposition: Boolean Interpretation of Categorical Proposition and into standard forms.

 

 

Western Logic:  Categorical Syllogism: Figure, Mood, Testing syllogism for validity, Testing arguments by Venn Diagram & rules and fallacies.

 

Western Logic: Disjunctive and hypothetical syllogism. The Dilemma.

 

 

 

Paper-VI

Social and Political Philosophy:  Social Codes: religious and Moral Codes, Custom & Law, Culture and Civilization

 

Social and Political Philosophy:  Social Class and Caste: Principles of Class and Caste.

 

Social and Political Philosophy:  Social Class and Caste: Attributes and Class-Consciousness

 

 

 

Paper-VII

Theoretical and applied ethics: Problem of free will, Niskama Karma,& Punishment Theory

 

Theoretical and applied ethics: Applied Ethics &  Equality and

 

Theoretical and applied ethics:  Discrimination of Sex and Religion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.D.R.

Paper-I

Indian Philosophy: Jaina System: Introduction

 

Indian Philosophy: Jaina System: Syadvāda and its relation to Anekantavāda

 

Indian Philosophy: Jaina System: Jaina category and Moksa

 

 

Paper-II

Western Metaphysics and Epistemology: Causality- Entailment Theory: Regularity Theory

 

Western Metaphysics and Epistemology: Mind-Body Problem: Interactionism & Parallelism

 

Western Metaphysics and Epistemology: Mind-Body Problem: Identity Theory

 

 

 

Paper-III

Psychology: Emotion- Nature, James Lange theory of Emotion, Consciousness-Conscious, Sub-conscious, Unconscious

 

Psychology: Freud’s theory of Dream, Personality-Factors of Personality, Heredity and Environment

 

Psychology: Intelligence- Measurement of Intelligence; Benet-Simon Test

 

 

Paper-IV

Indian Philosophy: The Samkhya System: Causation & Purusa

 

Indian Philosophy: The Samkhya System: Prakriti and its Gunas.

 

Indian Philosophy: The Samkhya System: Evaluation.

 

 

Paper-V

Western Logic: Symbolic Logic: The value of special symbols for conjunction, Negation and Disjunction, Implication and Material Implication, Argument and Argument form.

 

Western Logic: truth-Table Method for testing arguments.

Inductive Logic: Analogy and Hypothesis

 

Western Logic: Inductive Logic: Nature and Condition, Scientific Method- its different steps.

 

 

 

Paper-VI

Social and Political Philosophy:  Political Ideals: Equality, Justice and Liberty.

 

Social and Political Philosophy:  Political Ideals: Democracy and its different forms.

 

Social and Political Philosophy:  Socialism and Marxism

 

 

Paper-VII

Theoretical and applied ethics: Suicide and Euthanasia

 

 

Theoretical and applied ethics: Environmental Ethics: The environment and the human community, Future generations, Reverence for Life & Deep ecology.

 

Theoretical and applied ethics: Mahatma Gandhi’s Conception of Ahimsa, Satyagraha and means-ends relationship.

 

 

*** F.I. for Ferdosh Islam, S.R. for Sunil Roy & S.D.R. for Sampa Deb Roy

15.  Class Test of the Department:

Part-I (H)

Part-II (H)

Part-III (H)

Class Test

Date

Class Test

Date

Class Test

Date

1st

18th, 21st  & 23rd  September, 2015

1st

28th,  29th  & 30th September, 2015

1st

28th,  29th  & 30th September, 2015

2nd

07th, 09th & 15th   December, 2015

2nd

08th, 09th & 15th December, 2015

2nd

09th &15th December, 2015

16. Departmental Seminar:

Topic

Date

On Indian Culture & Moral Philosophy

18/07/2015

Utility of Philosophy

15/10/2015

Is Indian Philosophy pessimistic?

22/12/2015

17. List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department: Prof. Raghu Nath Ghosh (University Of NorthBengal)

18. Student profile program-wise:

Name Of the Course/Programme

(refer to question no 4)

Session

Application

Received

Selected

Male/Female

Enrolled

Total Pass

Pass %

M

F

Total

B.A. Part- I (Hons.)

2015-2016

150

110

32

36

68

N.A

N.A

B.A. Part- II (Hons.)

2014-2015

-

52

22

11

-

33

63.47 %

B.A. Part -III (Hons.)

2013-2014

-

44

20

17

-

37

84.10

19. Diversity of students:

Name of the Course

% of students from the same State

% of students from other State

% of students from abroad

Part-I(Hons.)

100%

Nil

Nil

Part-II(Hons.)

100%

Nil

Nil

Part-III (Hons.)

100%

Nil

Nil

Part-I(General)

100%

Nil

Nil

Part-II(General)

100%

Nil

Nil

Part-III(General)

100%

Nil

Nil

20. Details of infrastructural facilities:

       a) Library: There is no departmental library. A well-equipped Central Library caters the needs of the students. However, the   specimen copies

                    received from the publishers are preserved for the disposal of the students.

       b) Internet facilities for staff and students: Such facilities are provided centrally.

21. Number of students receiving financial assistance from College, University, Government or other agencies: SC, ST and OBC students receive Stipend from

      the Government and other Organization. But the data is centrally maintained.

22. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning: Traditional method an audio visual method, group discussion, Departmental seminar etc.

23. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities: Students are encouraged to take part in various NSS activities.

24. SWOC analysis of the department and future plans:

        Strength: The teacher of the Philosophy dept. of the college is most enthusiastic and dedicated. Tutorial, Class test and departmental seminar are being

                 held regularly to improve the overall performance of the students. Moreover, there exists homely atmosphere and intimate relationship between

                 teachers and students.

       Weakness: Only two permanent teachers, one part time teacher. Most of the students come from poor and backward family and thereby cannot attend

                           classes regularly as they are to provide economic support to their family. They give the economic support of their family.

       Opportunities: However, the learners are always made aware of the wide scopefor their future. Efforts are on to enhance the quality of thestudents by

                                 giving them opportunities of interaction with the senior faculty members of other cognate institutions by means of special classes.

       Challenges: The main challenge is to enhance the percentage of attendance of the students in classes. To motivate the students to perform

                             better in the examinations of the university.