DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
The Department of Philosophy comprises a committed faculty with specialization in diverse areas such as Indian Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Continental Thought, Logic, Ethics, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Religion. More than seventy five years old, the department has grown from strength to strength. At the time of its inception it had only one teacher on the faculty, the renowned, now deceased, Mr. Prem Chand. The current number of the faculty is five. To begin with, the department had offered Courses for B.A. Programme, Interdisciplinary and Discipline- Centered Courses for the Honours students from other Departments, and conducted tutorials for Postgraduate students. Since July 2007, the department has launched an Honours programme for Undergraduate students. Hindu College is only the third co-educational college in the University of Delhi to offer an Honours Course in Philosophy. Our students have brought us laurels, each year we have been getting the top ranks in the University. In addition to the scheduled lectures and tutorials, the department also holds periodic lectures by renowned scholars, seminars, group discussions, debates and workshops with the aim of augmenting the integral intellectual development of the students. Since the past two years, a lecture series called ‘SAMVAD’ has been instituted in the department, renowned academicians from various universities or institutions, both from India and abroad, are invited to deliver lectures under the aegis of this programme.
Eminent scholars, from India and abroad, who have either delivered lectures or have been associated with the Department of Philosophy, Hindu College, include Premchand, Balbir Singh Dhruv Raina, Peter McLaughlin, Daniel Raveh, V. Sanil, H. S. Prasad, Vibha Chaturvedi, K. P. Shankaran and Vijay Tankha among many others. The Department’s annual festival Panathenaea and the magazine Falsafa enable students to showcase their academic, creative and artistic talents.
1. Dr. REKHA BASU
M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Associate Professor
2. Dr. M.A.DEVASIA
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D, Assistant Professor
3. Dr. SUMIT NANDAN
M.A., M.Phil., Assistant Professor
4. Dr. KRISHNA M. PATHAK
M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
5. Dr. ANANYA BARUA
M.A.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor.