Department of Philosophy

The department of Philosophy was started in the year 1943. Dr. Sarat Chandra Goswami who joined as a part time teacher to teach logic started the department. In 1945 Mr. Tarini Baishya joined him and the degree course in philosophy was started. Mr. Tarini Baishya, Sri Prafullapran Changkakoti and Sri Ghana Kanta Chetia Phukan were three well known teachers who acted as the pillars of the foundation of the department and it is their untiring initial effort that the department has achieved the present status. Mr. Haren Chandra Deka joined the department in 1958. He was the teacher appointed as the first full time lecturer. The major course in philosophy was introduced in 1980. The mission of the department is to chennalise the goals and interests of the students in higher education and develops their academic skills.

Courses offered & Seats
  • H.S ( 1st and 2nd year)

  • T.D.C (Semester) course for both Major and General course

  • No. of seats : 30 in Philosophy major in each year

Faculty

Head of the Department:

  • Dr. Maina Sarma, M.A, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Specialization: Logic
    Contact No. 9435197272

Other Professors:

  1. Dr. Pranati Devi, M.A, B.Ed, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Specialization: Logic
    Contact No. 9864264191
  2. Dr. Sucharita Dey, M.A, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Specialization: Religion
    Contact No. 9435041174
  3. Dr. Jahnabi Deka, M.A., B.Ed, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor
    Specialization: Logic
    Contact No. 9954748853
Activities

The department of philosophy has undertaken certain student’s welfare activities since 20001-02 as per its extension programs. The department is directly associated with Rajyoga Education and research foundation. The department provides platform to impart value education, art of meditation and also offers various educative courses and training for building character and professional skill to the students. The department is also associated with Vivekananda Kendra, Uzanbazar, Guwahati for conducting certain programs related with personality development of the students. Department of philosophy also conducts seminars, lectures by illuminating personalities of the philosophical world to acquaint the students with the current topics of the day.

Departmental Publication:

Publication by the Students:

  1. “Wisdom” a wall magazine, has been being published since 2003 and the latest issue has been released on January 24, 2014
  2. “Sophia”         a yearly magazine is published by the initiatives of the students of the department.

Publication by the faculty:

  1. The Department of philosophy has published a research journal viz., ‘Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities’ a Biennial journal Vol-1, March 2014, ISSN 2348-7011

A Departmental Bulletin is also published in the year 2014

Departmental Library at a glance.

  1. The Department has a rich library comprising of almost more than one thousand books and reputed research journals. A good number of valuable rare books are collected by the fund provided by UGC.
  2. Valuable books on Ramayana Studies, Gandhian studies and J. Krishnamurty are the real assets of the Departmental library provided by MRP completed by Dr. Sucharita Dey.
  3. Books on general studies which help the students in particular and the Faculty members in general are available both in English and Assamese. A book shelf is provided by Dr Pranati Devi after her completion of MRP.

The no. books provided the UGC fund may be presented under the following categories.
i) Oriental Category: 16
ii) Occidental Category: 52
Iii) Collection on Gandhi: 11
IV) Philosophy of Religion: 4

Total no of Book: 350

Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension Activities:

A) Dr. Maina Sarma, a faculty of the department is associated with NIPCID (National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development, Regional Center, Guwahati). She has gone as a resource person to several offices of Assam police. She is trained as a resource person and has completed the  training of the trainer ‘TOT’, course comprising of seven days.      
Dr. Maina Sarma is associated with Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, a sister organization of Brahmakumaris, extending her service in imparting value education, art of meditation and various educative courses and training for building character and professional skill to all and specially to the youths in various other colleges and institutions like bank etc.

Research
  • Dr. Pranati Devi : Awarded Ph.D by Gauhati University in 2010

Topic: Concept of self in Radhakrishnan and Existentialism: A comparative study

  • Jahnabi Deka : Undergoing research work at Gauhati University on “Logic-philosophy interface: A study with special reference to Bertrand Russell”.

Completed Minor Project :

a)Dr. Sucharita Dey completed minor research project on the topic “Elements of Humanism in the Ramayana with Special Reference to Madhav Kandali”. The project was funded by UGC (NERO 781006), Assam. Ref. No F-5-101/2003-04 (MRP/NERO) /1697 and grants received 80,000/- (Eighty thousand only) The project was implemented on 25-06-2004 and it was completed on 24-06-2006

b) Dr. Sucharita Dey completed minor research project on the topic “Jiddu Krishnamurti : A study”.  The project was funded By UGC reference no F-5-455/2010-11 (MRP/NERO) 5526/2012 and grants received 75,000/- (Seventy thousand only)   The project was implemented on 16-03-2011 and it was completed on 15-09-2012                                                                                                 
 
                                                                                               
c) Dr. Pranati Devi completed minor research project on the topic “A Study of self with Special Reference to Radhakrishnan” funded by UGC reference no.F.5-237/2005-06 (MRP/NERO)/1791 dated 7th Nov. 200 and grants received Rs.  60,000/ (Sixty Thousand only)

                   

Results

Results of the B.A (Philosophy Major) :-

Year Appeared Passed 1st Class 2nd Class Pass %
2016 20 17 10 07 100
2015 18 18 12 06 100
2014 20 20 15 05 100
2013 23 21 08 13 100
2012 23 23 09 14 100