Department of Philosophy

About The Department

The Department of Philosophy Indas Mahavidyalaya, Bankura begun its journey since 2006 with General Course. The Department introduced Honours Course in the academic session 2020-2021 with having affiliation from Bankura University. A good numbers of students get admitted in the Honours course as well as in General Degree Course. At present the department functions with one Substantive Teacher (Dr. Kaushik Mahapatra) and one SACT (Mr. Surajit Mondal). The Department is committed to fulfill student’s success and broadening its recognition to achieve excellence in students learning despite of some infrastructural challenges.

The Department is also distinctive in combining a humanistic orientation with a commitment to philosophical accuracy. We value clarity of expression and logical precision, and we believe that philosophical work is augmented when it is animated by a range of conversations in the humanities, social sciences and arts. The department has friendly and interactive relationship between teachers and students. The department also provides career counselling of the students at personal level.

A. Year of Initiation of The Department: 2006

B. Programme Offered:

  • B.A. Honours in Philosophy: Since 2020
  • B.A. General/Programme in Philosophy: Since 2006/2017
  • Philosophy (NEP): Since 2023

C. Details of Programs Offered By The Department:

Program Level Under Graduate
Duration in Months 36 Months (for CBCS System) / 48 Months (for NEP System)
Eligibility Pass mark in aggregate in  H.S or equivalent examination
Medium of Instruction Bengali
Course Structure According to the CBCS system under BKU / According to the NEP system under BKU
Student Sanctioned Strength 170

D. Course Structure:

E. Program-Specific Outcome & Course Outcome:

F. Syllabus:

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1. Philosophy Honours. w.e.f. 2017-2018 Download
2. Philosophy Programme w.e.f. 2017-2018 Download
3. Philosophy Honours. w.e.f. 2022-2023 Download
4. Philosophy Programme w.e.f. 2022-2023 Download
5. Philosophy (NEP) w.e.f. 2023-2024 Download

G. Seminars / Conferences / Workshops / Events Organized:

Sl. No Date Title of Seminar / Conference / Workshop / Event Level Type Speakers Download
1. 24.01.2022 - 25.01.2022

“Sports Ethics”

Organized by the Dept. of Philosophy, Indas Mahavidyalaya
National Webinar

1. Md. Sirajul Islam, Professor, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, W.B

2. Dr. Buddhadev Bhattacharya, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara (Deemed University), Nalanda, Bihar

3. Prof.(Dr.) Rajkumar Modak, Dept. of Philosophy, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia ,W.B.

4. Dr. Ashim Kumar Bose, Retd. Principal , Post Graduate Govt. Institute for Physical Education, Banipur, North 24 Parganas, W.B  

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2. 21.06.2022

“Yoga: A living force for living in Peace with Harmony”

Jointly Organized by the Dept. of Philosophy and the Dept. of Physical Education, Indas Mahavidyalaya

State Seminar

1. Prof. (Dr.) Rajkumar Modak, Dept. of Philosophy, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, W.B.

2. Dr. Gouri Sankar Nag, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, W.B.

3. Mr. Nripen Biswas, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Gobordanga Hindu College, North 24 Pgs, W.B.

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3. 11.01.2023

“Concept of Liberation in the Indian Perspective and its Present Relevance”

Organized by the Dept. of Philosophy, Indas Mahavidyalaya

National Seminar

1. Dr. Iti Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, S.K.B. University, Purulia. W.B

2. Dr. Buddhadev Bhattacharya, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda, Bihar

3. Mr. Dayamay Maji, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Bankura University, Bankura, W.B

4. Ms. Oishi Bhattacharjee, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Patrasayer Mahavidyalaya, Bankura, W.B

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4. 14.03.2023 - 15.03.2023

“Environmental Ethics”

Jointly Organized by the Dept. of English and the Dept. of Philosophy, Indas Mahavidyalaya
State Seminar

1. Prof. (Dr.) Rajkumar Modak, Dept. of Philosophy, S.K.B. University, Purulia, W.B.

2. Dr. Naru Gopal Mukherjee, Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Bankura Christian College, Bankura, W.B.

3. Dr. Mousumi Ghosh, Principal, Sri Ramakrishna SaradaVidyamahapith, Hooghly. W.B

4. Dr. Aditi Patra Nee Ray, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Hooghly Mohsin College, Hooghly, W.B
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H. Departmental Notice Board:

Sl. No. Start Date End Date Title Download
1. 22.11.2023 25.11.2023

Internal Assessment of SEM I, III & V, 2023 Phase-I

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2. 06.01.2024 10.01.2024

Internal Assessment of SEM I, III & V, 2023 Phase-II

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I. Our Staff:



DR. KAUSHIK MAHAPATRA
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Faculty Facts
SURAJIT MONDAL
STATE AIDED COLLEGE TEACHER
Faculty Facts