Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
- quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
 

Philosophy

Please Note


 

Established in 1885, the department is the oldest Philosophy Department in the city and currently one of the only two departments in Pune to offer Philosophy (Major) for B.A. Degree. Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, a Founder Member of the DES, was the first Professor of History and Logic of the College. R. D. Ranade, ex-faculty member of the department, went on to become the Vice-Chancellor of Allahbad University and has made a significant contribution to the field of Indian Philosophy. The Department offers a course in Philosophy as a subject on the special level for the degree of B.A and Logic as a subject on the general level. The details of the courses taught are;

 

Year Philosophy Logic
FYBA G1: Introduction to Philosophy G1: Logic and Principals of Reasoning
SYBA G2: Applied Ethics G2: Formal Logic
S1: Indian Philosophical Approaches
S2: History of Western Philosophy
TYBA G3: Social and Political Philosophy G3: Logic and Methodology of Science
S3: Thinkers & Textual Study : Indian
S4: Thinkers & Textual Study : Western


Best Practices;

  1. One Intensive Course offered every year covering themes not included in the syllabus.
  2. Guidance offered to students for presentation of research papers in seminars
  3. Regular Interactive sessions with ex-students on topics related to the syllabi.
  4. An easy and guided access to study material in the Departmental Library.
  5. Students have access to their term-end answer papers which showcases the transparency in marking system.
  6. Good Student-Teacher rapport

Other Activities:

  1. The "Socratic Association”, which was founded in 1915, runs activities throughout the year which are primarily Academic in nature and conducted by the students and for the students.
  2. The departmental fest, "Tattva" focuses on Philosophical themes in an interesting manner so as to make Philosophy accessible to students of all disciplines.
  3. “Rocking Chair”, launched in August 2015 is the monthly e-magazine of the Department is completely an initiative of the students and is run by the students. 

 


Sr.No. Photo Name of the teacher Designation  
1 Dr. Deepti Gangavane
(M.A., Ph.D.(Philosophy),NET)
Assistant Professor and Head of the Department Teaching Faculty
2 Prof. Radhika Jadhav
(M.A (Philosophy), B.A (Sanskrit), NET, SET)
Assistant Professor Teaching Faculty

Note: Biodata of any of the above mentioned faculty member can be downloaded by clicking on their name.

  1. Dr. Deepti Gangavane,Assistant Professor and Head of the Department , M.A., Ph.D.(Philosophy),NET

     

  2. Prof. Radhika Jadhav,Assistant Professor , M.A (Philosophy), B.A (Sanskrit), NET, SET

     

 

Inauguration of activities for the Centenary Year

The Socratic Association, established in 1915, is a club where students conduct academic activities like Paper Presentations, Debates, Discussions, Movie and Documentary screenings, etc. throughout the year. The association completes 100 years in 2015. The inauguration of the events for the centenary year took place on 24th August, 2015.