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Welcome to Department of Philosophy

ABOUT DEPARTMENT

Dept. of Philosophy of Ruia, aims at making the student aware of the life changing possibilities that learning philosophy can bring to one’s life.

Philosophy is a subject that teaches you wisdom, as it literally means ‘Love for Wisdom’. A step towards any Masters of your choice, philosophy builds a base to new ideas, possibilities, perspectives, concepts along with developing empathy, kindness, street smartness and patience.

At Ruia, the faculty Of Philosophy has always been focused upon preparing its students for a life that is away from the ordinary.

COURSE INTRODUCTION

The entire BA course in Philosophy consists of 9 papers.  In the first year, we begin with moral philosophy in which, students are introduced to concepts like good-bad and right-wrong. The Indian concepts of Dharma, Rta, Rna are introduced at this stage. Contemporary topics like Ayn Rand’s philosophy are also included.

In the second year, students are introduced to the History of Indian and western philosophy and social and political philosophy.  

At the TY level, a student who specializes in philosophy has the following six papers.

History of Indian and Western Philosophy (Advanced)

 Philosophies and philosophers from various era are taught in this subject. This becomes an advanced subject to the ideas of Philosophy. Here, the students are introduced to branches of philosophy like epistemology and metaphysics.

 Philosophy of Religion

The idea that religion is not just philosophy and philosophy is not just religion shall unfold itself in this subject. Look forward to different religious philosophies that the subject offers. 

Philosophy of Bhagwat Gita

One of the wildly sold and accepted philosophy, Bhagwad Gita as a subject is looked at from a very practical point of view. The focus of this subject is to ensure that the students learn the extravagant strategies that Bhagwad Gita talks about. It also at the end of it, builds your own perspective on the philosophical ideas that are spoken about in the Bhagwad Gita

Yoga Philosophy (Theory)

          This paper not only eradicates the misconceptions of Yoga but also conceptually clarifies everything that is to do with Yoga and schools of Yoga. Clarity and the want to understand the depth of this paper develops through continuous learning. The focus is on Patanjali’s Yogasutra.

Formal Logic

Logic is an essential part of learning Philosophy. This paper focuses on critical thinking which is very essential in all walks of life. The most interesting subject, as it is, one finds oneself making very clever arguments after understanding the logic behind sentences and their composition.

Living Ethical Issues

Abundance leads to rules, rules lead to ethics. This paper basically deals with applied ethics. Topics like, arguments for and against abortion, organ transplant, cloning and environmental ethics are discussed.

DEPARTMENT FEATURES

 A combination of a multi facilitated faculty and students, Dept. of Philosophy is a very casual yet influential study arena for the students. Every year number of students clears their graduation in philosophy to further achieve their dreams with a fresh perspective that the country needs.

The dept has various merits to its credit and is considered one of the best amongst the colleges in the University of Mumbai.

 

PROGRAMME OFFERED

SR. NO.

PROGRAMME NAME

DEGREE / DIPLOMA / CERTIFICATE

AIDED / SELF- FINANCED

YEAR OF STARTING

INTAKE

1)

BA in Philosophy

BA

Aided

1937

TY(25-30)

FACULTY DETAILS

SR. NO.

FACULTY NAME

DESIGNATION

QUALIFICATIONS

SUBJECT EXPERTISE

1

Ms. Vatsala Pai

Head of the dept. of Philosophy

MA, M.Phil.

Indian philosophy, Bhagwad Gita, Living Ethical issues

2

Dr. Himani Chaukar

Asst. Professor (Dept. of Philosophy)

MA, PhD

 

Yoga, Western philosophy, Logic, Tribal philosophy

3

Ms. Jyoti Waghmare

 

Asst. professor

MA/ Diploma in Buddhist Studies

Religion philosophy, Bhagwat Gita, Neo-Buddhism and engaged Buddhism

DEPARMENT ACTIVITIES
 

GUEST LECTURES

Every year a series of guest lectures are held in the college under the dept. of philosophy under the N.V.Joshi Memorial lectures (held in the month of January/ February) -  

Prominent Speakers who were invited for these lectures are as follows

SEMINARS ORGANIZED

WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED

To develop a broader perspective about the subject, we organize lectures in various interdisciplinary fields which are related to philosophy. This also helps interaction between various departments in the college.

 

CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

 

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

YEAR

STUDENT NAME

ACHIEVEMENTS

2017-18

Mitali Mitbavkar

Gold Medal TYBA, Mumbai University

-          5 students won a prize at State level.

-          3 Students presented paper at International Seminar

-          2 presentations at national seminar

-          3 prizes at Bombay Philosophical society’s student seminar

-          Internship with NGOs and other organisations

 

ILLUSTROUS ALUMNI'S

SR No

PROMINENT ALUMNI’S

DESIGNATION

1

Aditi Sarangdhar

Television Artist

2

Kshitee Jog

Television artist

3

Raj Janagam

Social Entrepreneur

4

Meera Mahadevan

Advocate



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