batch2015-18
"Philosophy is the eternal quest for truth, a quest that is never defeated". Philosophy, being the mother of all disciplines, imparts wisdom and in-depth understanding of the perennial questions arising in human mind. Philosophy deals with ethical, (nature of good, duty, utility principles etc.) metaphysical, (Does God exist? Does soul exist? Is rebirth possible? etc.) social and political, (society, justice, rights, power) and logical (correct and incorrect reasoning, validity, invalidity, truth and falsity etc.) issues that are central to our existence. Studying philosophy equips one to distinguish good reasoning from bad, to ask questions pertaining to human existence, to think, reflect, argue and speculate about life. This exploration opens a whole range of possibilities to know, understand and weave the interface of human beings with the animate and inanimate world. Subjects such as Classical Indian Philosophy, Formal Logic, Social and Political Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Feminism, Art and Film Appreciation, Critical Thinking, Ethical Decision Making are part of the curriculum. Philosophy provides higher understanding skills and art of reasoning, analysis and synthesis that are crucial to the process of knowledge acquisition. The subject has large scope for higher learning in the field of law, computer application, corporate world, journalism and media, social work, environmental field, administrative and civil services among many others.