MA in Philosophy

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
In Jammu

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  • Master
  • Jammu
  • Duration:
    2 Years
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Jammu
Katra, Distt. Jammu & Kashmir Pin-18230, 18230, Jammu and Kashmir, India
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Course programme

MA in Philosophy

The School has been offering an MA programme in philosophy from the academic session 2007- 08. Presently, SMVD University is the first and only University in the State of Jammu and Kashmir which runs a Master's programme in philosophy. The programme incorporates major thought currents of Indian, Western and Continental traditions in its syllabus. It consists of twenty courses spread over 4 semesters; of these twenty courses, fourteen courses including an Essay course are compulsory. Remaining six courses are to be chosen from the list of elective courses. Among six elective courses at least four should be from the courses offered by the College of Philosophy, Culture, and Languages. Each course carries four credits. A student must earn at least 80 credits to obtain Master's degree in Philosophy. An important aspect of the program is that in all areas of philosophy like Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics and Logic etc., the contribution of Indian thinkers is viewed as having the same level of importance as that of the Western thinkers. The curriculum has been designed as per the UGC norms. The requirements of NET and other National and State level competitive examinations have been taken care of. An applicant to the programme should have an undergraduate degree from a recognized University with at least 55% marks or B. A. (honours) in Philosophy with at least 50% marks. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination may also apply. They will be required to furnish evidence of having passed the qualifying examination with the required percentage of marks by a date to be announced by the University. Admissions will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination and interview.

Semester-wise Distribution of Courses for MA Philosophy Programme

Course Structure
Semester I

First Year
Code Subject
L-T-P

Credit
PPCL101P Greek Philosophy

3-1-0

4
PPCL102P Indian Metaphysics
3-1-0

4
PPCL103P Moral Philosophy
3-1-0
4
PPCL104P Formal Logic
3-1-0
4
PPCL105P Indian Logic
3-1-0
4
Total Credits

20


Semester II

First Year
Code Subject
L-T-P

Credit
PPCL106P Indian Ethics
3-1-0

4
PPCL107P Modern Western Philosophy
3-1-0

4
PPCL108P Indian Epistemology
3-1-0
4
PPCL109P Indian Epistemology
3-1-0
4
PPCL1xxP Elective
3-1-0
4
Total Credits

20


Semester III

Second Year
Code Subject
L-T-P

Credit
PPCL201P Indian Philosophy of Language

3-1-0

4
PPCL202P Analytic Philosophy
3-1-0

4
PPCL203P Phenomenology and Existentialism
3-1-0
4
PPCL2xxP Elective
3-1-0
4
PPCL2xxP Elective
3-1-0
4
Total Credits

20


Semester IV

Second Year
Code Subject
L-T-P

Credit
PPCL206P Modern Indian Thought
3-1-0

4
PPCL207P Recent Western Metaphysics
3-1-0

4
PPCL208P Essay
*
4
PPCL2xxP Elective
3-1-0
4
PPCL2xxP Elective
3-1-0
4
Total Credits 20

xx See the List of Elective Courses for a Code.

* Since it is an essay paper, it has no L-T-P structure. However, there would be a regular consultation and monitoring by the concerned faculty member.

Optional Courses
A wide variety of optional courses is being recommended here. However, which of these will be made available to students and in which semester will be decided by the school of Philosophy and Culture.

List of Elective Courses for 1st Year
Code Course Title L-T-P Credits

PPCE 111P

Virtue Ethics: Classical
3-1-0 4

PPCE 112P

Samkhya
3-1-0 4

PPCE 113P
Vaisesika 3-1-0 4

PPCE 114P

Purva Mimamsa
3-1-0 4

PPCE 115P

Ethics in Early Buddhism
3-1-0 4

PPCE 116P

Philosophy of Yoga
3-1-0 4

PPCE 117P

Philosophy of Religion
3-1-0 4

List of Elective Courses for 2nd Year

PPCE 211P
Comparative Religion 3-1-0 4

PPCE 212P
Vedanta: Non-Dualistic 3-1-0 4

PPCE 213P
Vedanta: Qualified Non-Dualistic and Dualistic 3-1-0 4

PPCE 214P
Vedanta: Nimbarka, Vallabha and Chaitanya 3-1-0 4

PPCE 215P
Navya Nyaya 3-1-0 4

PPCE 216P
Buddhism 3-1-0 4

PPCE 217P
Jainism 3-1-0 4

PPCE 218P
Philosophy of Mind 3-1-0 4

PPCE 219P
Philosophy of Science 3-1-0 4

PPCE 220P
Virtue Ethics: Contemporary 3-1-0 4

PPCE 221P
Philosophy of Tantra 3-1-0 4

PPCE 222P
Philosophical approach to Gandhi�s Ideas 3-1-0 4

PPCE 223P
Asian Philosophy 3-1-0 4

PPCE 224P
Philosophy of Saivism 3-1-0 4

PPCE 225P
Applied Ethics 3-1-0 4

PPCE 226P
Political Philosophy 3-1-0 4

PPCE 227P
Studies in Human rights 3-1-0 4

PPCE 228P
Nyaya


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