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Mission :

Philosophy is the foundation of critical thinking. It is the mission of the Department of Philosophy to foster critical investigation and analytical understanding of fundamental philosophical issues taken from past history of Philosophy and contemporary experience for the promotion and development of human excellence. To fulfil this aim, the Department strives to teach the students the basic interpretive, critical, analytical communicative skills and practices of philosophical enquiry necessary to personal intellectual and moral development, cultural literacy and achievement in the complexities of life in the Twenty-First century : careful and sympathetic understanding of other’s ideas, thoughtful philosophical writing, conversation, analysis and questioning of key concepts, articulation of premises & conclusion, critical response to arguments, development and support of one’s own philosophical positions.

Our mission is to empower our students to live courageous and thoughtful lives by passing on to them the rich inheritance of the philosophical tradition.

Vision :

The vision of the Department is to be the first choice among students for the development and promotion of creative and capacities of students such as critical and analytical thinking, reasoning, close reading, clear writing skill and logical analysis, upliftment of ethical and moral standards, and application of knowledge in practical life.

The Department of Philosophy is committed to strengthening its commitment to student’s success and broadening its recognition for excellence in teaching, research and community service so that students can be benefitted intellectually, morally and spiritually.

Objectives :

Philosophy makes a central contribution to the educational enterprise through its demands upon intellectual activity. Education in Philosophy involves becoming aware of major figures and developments in the history of Philosophy, learning up-to-date technique, and accepted answer to philosophical questions and learning critical, interpretive and evaluative skills that may be considered to be of greatest value. Philosophy, the way of thinking involves 4 Rs: reponsiveness, reflection, reason and re-evaluation: the aim is to deepen understanding. The hope is that by doing Philosophy we learn to think better, to act more wisely and thereby help to improve the quality of all our lives.

Values :

Philosophy brings the important questions to the table and works towards an answer. It encourages us to think critically about the world. It is the foundation of all knowledge and when utilized properly, can provide us with huge benefits. Studying Philosophy improves reasoning and critical skills. Philosophy sharpens students’ practical foundation skills and makes them adaptable to a diverse range of careers. Inquiry, critical thinking, research and communication are core components of philosophical study that have direct applications in the work world.

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