Maulana Azad College

Maulana Azad College

Affiliated to the University of Calcutta
NAAC Accredited with 'A' Grade
Maulana Azad CollegeGovt of West Bengal

Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy has its foundation from the very beginning of the college with an aim to provide quality and affordable higher education for all, including the underprivileged sections of the society In the first phase, it was exclusively male student's department. After independence, the door of this department was open to all male students irrespective of religious affiliation. From 1990, the girl students were permitted to take admission in this department. This growth trajectory itself speaks about the efforts to translate the vision into mission, and to remain oriented to the needs of the changing times.

The Department has a glorious past. Many eminent scholars like Dr. Ramaprasad Das, former Vice Chancellor, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, Dr. Katyayani Das Bhattacharya, Dr. Debabrata Sen, served here as faculty. Many a student of this Department earned places of importance in the society. A philosopher of the stature of Prof. Bimal Krishna Motilal, Padma Bhusan, was a student of this college.

Presently, this department with its full faculty strength operates successfully in achieving its aim and serves both men and women, many of them first generation degree-seekers from minority communities, and economically weakest sections of the society spreading higher education to the minority community and the financially weak members of the society, especially to the girl member of these domains. At present, 98% of all enrolled students of this department are coming from minority community and among them 75% are girl students. High teacher-student ratio is another noteworthy feature which enables teaching-learning process more effective. As an obvious outcome, a gradual student progression in university results has been observed. However, apart from academic commitment, students equally participate and extend themselves in various extra-curricular activities. All teachers, being engaged in different research activities, can effectively inculcate the thrust for knowledge among the students. Teacher-student relation is the watch word for this department

Courses:

B.A. Honours in Philosophy.

Syllabus:

New syllabus of Calcutta University (1+1+1 Regulations, 2010).

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Faculty:

ANURADHA SEN

Qualification:
Designation:Associate Professor
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MADHUCHHANDA BHATTACHARYYA

Qualification:
Designation:Associate Professor
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SANGHAMITRA DASGUPTA

Qualification:
Designation:Associate Professor
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SUPARNA MITRA

Qualification:
Designation:Associate Professor
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