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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy was established in 2010. Our Department Started Only General Course in the same year. Since its inception, the Department has been Striving towards enriching excellence in the domain of Philosophical endeavor and towards knowledge keeping in view the broad vision and mission of the College. We are trying to teach and guide our Students as they Can face all the Social disturbance and Can have the Courage to Combate with it. At Present in Our Syllabus, Some topics are Indian and Western Philosophy, Indian and Western Ethics, Western Logic, Value Education, Environmental Ethics, Great Philosophers Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Rishi Aurobindo also has been added So that Studing those each Student Can become good Citizen in future. Due to severe shortage of funds and space the department does not have a separate seminar/departmental library but the central library has more than 750 titles dedicated to Philosophy studies. Within the strict, limited capacity the department tries to organize students’ seminar and workshops to facilitate the students.

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The Department of Philosophy an undergraduate college is a vital academic unit dedicated to the study of literature, language, and communication. Led by passionate faculty members, it provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the English language’s intricacies and cultural significance. Through a diverse curriculum encompassing literary analysis, linguistic theory, and writing skills development, students engage in critical thinking and creative expression. 
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The Department of Philosophy established in 2010. The department Offers B.A. General Courses following the CBCS Syllabus of Vidyasagar University. Currently the Department Offers both Majore /Minor and MDS Courses in B.A. Philosophy (General Courses) Under CCFUP.
Sl. No. Course Offered Year of Inception
1 B.A. General 2010
2 B. A. General (CBCS ) 2018
  3 CCFUP, 2023 Major,Minor 2023
CCFUP, 2023 MDS 2023

Philosophy is one of the Oldest Subject of Arts Department. This Subject is taught in all the Colleges under Vidyasagar University. Philosophy is taught as a General Course since the inception of our College. There are many branches in the subject, such as Cosmology, Ontology, Philosophy of mind, epistemology and axiology, by studying these branches well, students gain Comprehensive knowledge about the world and life. Attempts to realize the manifestation, from and ideal of the whole being. Makes a logical inquiry into the world and in life.

Keeping the above view in mind our department try-

  • To provide all information regarding the scope and opportunities of this
  • To impart the lessons in such a way that the students feel they always surrounded by economic phenomenon in their day-to-day life.
  • To make students more equipped with this subject by taking class seminars, class test and by completion of syllabus in due time.
  • To make the knowledge perfect and matured and attain finality
  • To work as consultants/mentors by the teachers to help the students to fulfill their dream and to motivate them to become ideal human being.
  • To make the students more disciplined and punctual, the teachers act as friend, philosopher and
  • To encourage students to take part in extracurricular activities such as sports, NSS, fine arts, music and other cultural competitions.
At present the intake capacity of our department at UG General level is 513. The distributions of these 513
Seats are presented in following table.-
Sl. No. Caste Category Intake Capacity
1 General 219
2 General PH 11
3 SC 108
4 SC- PH 06
5 ST 29
6 ST-PH 01
7 OBC-A 49
8 OBC-A PH 03
9 OBC-B 33
10 OBC-B PH 02
11 EWS 49
12 EWS- PH 03
Total 513
 

Though the admission in the department is done on merit basis, but keeping in view the concept of globalization, the age of electronic media, the best utilization of human resources and social need of the day, students hailed from underprivileged class of this district, have been given special consideration during admission. Apart from this, students having distinction in sports, fine arts, music and students hailing from the adjoining area of the locality of the college, get opportunity to take higher education in this college. The complete admission procedure is online and it adheres to the rules and regulations of Vidyasgar University and the Higher Education Dept., Govt. of West Bengal.

The infrastructure facilities of our department is presented below

  • No separate departmental class room for lack of space.
  • One ICT enabled class room
  • No separate departmental library but central library caters to the needs of the students.

Year wise Student enrolment (General) during 2019-20 to 2023-24

YearEnrolmentGenSCST

OBC-

A

OBC-

B

MinorityTotal
2019-204053444000002100405
2020-212101821600001200210
2021-222552182400040900255
2022-232301832900031500230
2023-243512832700013900351

 

Academic Performance of the Students:

The performance of the students in final examination for the last five years is given in the following table–

YearAppearedPassedPercentage
2019-206565100
2020-216666100
2021-229696100
2022-239393100
2023-24   

For teaching purpose, the most common method, used by the departmental teachers, is chalk and talk. The departmental teachers use power point presentations, arrange movie and documentary shows. We have one smart class room and other class rooms. Apart from delivering lectures and distributing class notes, students are given different web links to collect study materials (YouTube, Digital Library & Google Classroom). Department prepares a semester wise lesson plan for proper teaching and to complete the allotted syllabus in due time. Students are also encouraged to participate in class seminar and group discussions on a regular basis. As a part of Internal Assessment (10 mark for each Honours & General paper) we take 2 class tests for each honours paper and 2 class test for each General paper.

 

The Students of this Stream would be enlightened and enriched themselves after completion of the above said course by exercising their rationality by the learners.

  • May develop their thinking ability or thought or reasoning.
  • To have an overview of the current state of knowledge in a given field and to look for the solution to philosophical problems in Contemporary time.
  •  To have analytical and critical thinking skills.
  •  To understand the nature of mind matter, language, knowledge and reality.
  •  To know own self and the factual world as in true sense.
Our department has one sanctioned post against substantive vacancy. At present our department has one full time teacher against substantive post, and two fulltime state aided college teachers.
Sl. No. Name of the teachers   Designation Date of joining Teaching experience Highest qualification   Specialization
  1 Mr. Notan Singh Assistant Professor   29.08.2019   5 Yrs.   M.A. Advaita Vedanta
2 Dr. Rumali Sahoo SACT-II 16.02.2012 12 Yrs. M.A.(Ph.D) Advaita Vedanta
3 Mr. Bireswar Das SACT-II 09.11.2010 14Yrs. M.A. Advaita Vedanta
Total 35 classes per week are allotted for general course. Out of these, 25 are General classes and 10 are Generic Elective classes. The workload of the faculty members is given below
Sl. No. Name of the teachers Class allotted (General) Total
1 Mr. Notan Singh 17 17
2 Dr. Rumali Sahoo 09 09
3 Mr. Bireswar Das 09 09
 

Students pursuing Ph.D./completed Ph.D. from different Institutions

 

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No.

Name of the

Student

Year of

Passing

Institution

from Ph.D.

Year of

Enrolment

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Students Qualified NET/SET

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No.

 

Name of the Student

Year of Passing

Year of Passing (NET/ SET)

Certificate No.

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Student Progression in Higher Education

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No.

 

Name of the Student

Year of Passing

PG/Ph.D./Other Courses

 

Name Of Institute

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Employment of students

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Student

Year of Pass-out

Year of Joining

Present occupation

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All teachers regularly participate and present papers in different national and international seminars and conferences. They also regularly publish their research paper in various journals or book chapters. Students are also encouraged to publish their papers in reputed journals.

Teachers Pursuing PhD

Sl.

No.

Name of the

teachers

Project work/Research

Work

Supervisor
1Mr. Notan Singh
2Dr. Rumali Sahoo
3Mr. Bireswar Das

 

Teachers Publication

 

Sl.No.

 

Name of the teachers

 

Books

Book Chapter

Journal Article [UGC-Care

Listed]

Other Journal

Article

 

Total

1Dr. Rumali Sahoo0202

 

Involvement of teachers in different sub-committees

Sl.No.

Name of the

teachers

Name of the sub-committees

 

1

 

1.   Convener of Cultural Sub-Committee

2.  Member of Routine Sub-Committee

3.  Member of Grievance Sub Committee

4.  Member of SC/ST/OBC Cell

 

Our department occasionally organise national and state level seminar/webinar. The details ofcurrently organised State level webinar is given below.

 

Sl.

No.

Title

Date

Resource Persons

Number of

Participants

 

1

Role of Education for Socio- Physical Development: A Philosophical Approach.

20.11.2019

i) Dr.Bibhuti Bhusan Nayak

ii) Dr. Ratan Sarkar

iii) Prof.Arup Mahata

 

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  1. Commencement of honours
  2. To open departmental
  3. To introduce student exchange programme with other
  4. We are planning to organize seminars, extended lectures, excursions.
  1. Strength: Disciplined and sincere students.
  2. Weakness: Less student strength, insufficient fulltime faculty,
  3. Opportunity: Equipped computer lab, ICT class room and good collaboration with the faculty of other institutions.
  4. Challenge: To fill up full intake capacity, to orient them to get placed in the right position in the society