Published On: Mon, Jun 15th, 2020

The Department of Philosophy- Manipal introduces New Program Masters in Indian Philosophy

Manipal, June 15, 2020.

The Department of Philosophy at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)is pleased to invite applications for the newly introduced Master’s program in Indian Philosophy.  This niche postgraduate program is designed to accommodate students from different academic backgrounds and offers ample exposure to a variety of philosophical subjects. The program is aimed at students who have completed their graduation or an equivalent degree and will offer professional opportunities in fields like teaching, research, translation and publication, Digital Humanities and computational linguistics, NGOs, art and cultural organisations etc.

The program’s highlights include:

  • Research oriented focus on epistemology, ontology, axiology, and philology
  • Acquisition and proficiency in Sanskrit language
  • Comparative and interdisciplinary approach
  • Integrating traditional and modern pedagogy
  • Interactions with scholars of international repute
  • Worldwide collaborations for study/research opportunities
  • Year exit option with Postgraduate Diploma

Master’s in Indian Philosophy involves critical and interdisciplinary engagements with Indian philosophical discourses and introduces philosophising as a skill set which students can incorporate in  their approach (further studies/ research) to other academic fields, and as a professional competence necessary for diverse career pursuits. The duration of the course is two years and knowledge of Sanskrit is not a prerequisite.

Commenting on the program, Srinivasa Acharya (Department Coordinator OR Head of the Department) said, “This program offers an intensive course of study which allows students to engage and employ theoretical and practical facets of philosophy and liberal arts. The main aim is to help students cultivate understanding of Indian intellectual and cultural traditions. They will conduct interdisciplinary studies/ research in philosophy humanities and sciences, which will help them, engage in debates of social, moral, and intellectual importance. We are hoping the skills and knowledge they acquire here will not only benefit them in their professional pursuits but also help them understand environment of the world that we are living in”

Interested students can apply online by following a few simple steps. The last date for sending applications is June 30, 2020.

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