Maynaguri College

Dept. of Philosophy

B.A. Courses

Department of Philosophy

Year of Establishment: Philosophy (General-2015), Philosophy (Honours-2018)

About The department

The Philosophy Department of Maynaguri College was established in 2008, marking a significant milestone in the institution’s academic journey. Affiliated with the esteemed University of North Bengal, the department began its journey as a general degree course, offering students a comprehensive introduction to philosophical inquiry and critical thinking. With a commitment to fostering intellectual curiosity and deepening philosophical understanding, the department quickly gained recognition for its dedication to academic excellence. Building on this foundation, the department expanded its offerings in 2015 to include an honours degree course, providing students with the opportunity to delve deeper into philosophical discourse and pursue advanced studies in the field.

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Led by a team of experienced faculty members who are passionate about philosophy and dedicated to nurturing students’ intellectual growth, the department offers a diverse range of courses covering various philosophical traditions, from ancient to contemporary thought. Through engaging lectures, seminars, and interactive discussions, students are encouraged to explore fundamental questions about existence, morality, knowledge, and society, cultivating a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. Furthermore, the department actively promotes research and scholarly activities, encouraging students to critically engage with philosophical texts and develop their own philosophical inquiries. As a result, the Philosophy Department of Maynaguri College has become a vibrant academic community where students are inspired to think critically, question assumptions, and engage in meaningful philosophical dialogue, preparing them for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry and personal growth.

Insinuation of Philosophy

Philosophy, the study of fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language, holds a timeless relevance across diverse fields. Its scope transcends disciplinary boundaries, enriching areas like ethics, politics, science, and religion. Philosophical inquiry fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and ethical reasoning skills essential for navigating complex issues in various professions, including law, medicine, and business. Moreover, philosophy contributes to societal discourse by examining foundational concepts and challenging established norms, driving intellectual progress and fostering cultural diversity. In an increasingly interconnected world, the philosophical perspective offers insights into pressing global challenges, such as environmental sustainability, social justice, and technological ethics. Through its interdisciplinary nature and commitment to rigorous inquiry, philosophy continues to inspire curiosity, promote dialogue, and shape human understanding, making it indispensable in both academic and practical contexts.


Future Plans

Programs Offered by the Department of Philosophy

CBCS: Under –Graduate Degree Programs:

  1. B.A. Honours Program
  2. B.A. Program


  1. A Certificate after completing 1 year (2 Semesters) of study in the chosen field.
  2. A Diploma after 2 years (4 Semesters) of study in the chosen field.
  3. A Bachelor’s Degree after 3 years (6 Semesters) Program of study in the chosen field.

 4. A Bachelor’s Degree (with Honours/Honours with Research) after 4 years (8 Semesters)

Intake Capacity

CBCS – Philosophy Honours -30
Philosophy Programme – 500
FYUGP – Philosophy Major – 235
Philosophy Minor – 450

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Philosophy (Gen)6th sem2023

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Departmental Library Books : 80 Copies

Student Progression :

After completing Under Graduate Course in Philosophy most of the students of this department have taken higher education from University. Some of students have chosen nursing profession as a career after being inspired by medical and care ethics of philosophical branch in the Under Graduate courses.

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