Evaluative Report-Department of Philosophy
Evaluative Report-Department of Philosophy 1. Name of the Department : Department of Philosophy 2. Year of establishment : 1976 3. Is the Department part of a School/ Faculty of the university? : Yes, Humanities 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Names of programmes offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters; Integrated Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Litt., etc.) : Interdisciplinary programmes and departments involved P.G , M.Phil, Ph.D : Interdisciplinary courses Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc. : N.A Details of programmes discontinued, if any, with reasons : N.A Examination System ( Annual/Semester/Trimester/ Choice Based Credit System) : Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments CCSS : Extension Lectures offered 10. Number of teaching posts sanctioned, filled and actual (Professors/Associate Professors/Asst. Professors/others) Designation Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Others Sanctioned 3 2 2 Filled Actual (including CAS & MPS) 1 1 1 11. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience and research under guidance Name Qualification Designation Dr. K. Gopinathan M.A, Ph.D Professor Dr. T.V Madhu M.A, M.phil, Ph.D Associate Professor K. Jayasree M.A Assistant Professor 12. List of senior Visiting Fellows, adjunct faculty, emeritus professors Specialization Western Philosophyphilosophy of language. Film and philosophy Continental Philosophy: Philosophy of Body/self and the other/Critical theory Indian Philosophy, Gandhian Philosophy No. of No. of Ph.D/M.Phil years of students guided experien for the last 4 years ce 18 Mphil-7 Ph.D-8 17 Mphil - 6 Ph.D - 7 30 : N.A 13. Percentage of classes taken by temporary faculty – programme-wise information : 60% only for Post Graduation. 14. Programme-wise Student Teacher Ratio : MA -50:7(including Guest Lectures) M,Phil 3:2 , PhD-14:2 15. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned, filled and actual 16. Sl. No. Designation Sanctioned Filled Actual 1. Section Officer 1 1 1 2. Assistant 1 0 0 3. Computer Assistant 1 1 1 4. Peon 1 0 0 5. Part time Sweeper 1 0 0 Research thrust areas as recognized by major funding agencies : Continental Philosophy, Analytical, Cognitive Indian Philosophy. 17. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding agencies and c) Total grants received. Give the names of the funding agencies, project title and grants received project-wise. : N.A 18. Inter-institutional collaborative projects and associated grants received a) National collaboration b) International collaboration : : UGC & ICPR N.A 19. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC-SAP/CAS, DPE; DBT, ICSSR, AICTE, etc.; total grants received. : UGC-SAP 20. Research facility / centre with • state recognition : YES • national recognition : YES • international recognition : YES 21. Special research laboratories sponsored by / created by industry or corporate bodies : N .A 22. Publications: Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national / international) : DR. T.V. MADHU 1. 'Interrupting Phenomenology' Single author, Assam University Journal, Vol VIII, no June 2013 IAAN 0973-4821 2. 'Rethinking Hermeneutics', Single author, Suvidya: Journal of Philsophy and Religion, Vol 5, No.1, June 2011, ISSN 0974-6110. 3. 'Cadaverizing Life', Single author, SAMYUKTA, Vol.XI, No.2 July 2011. 4. 'Ientity and Antagonism', Single author, Sandhan: Journal of Centre for studies in civilizations, Vol IX , No 2,Dec.2009 ISSN 0376 -415 5. 'Beyond the Hermenentic Turn', Single author,CURJ, Vol.7,issue 1 august 2009. 6. 'Paradox of Friendship', Single author, JICPR, Vol XXI, No.4, Oct-Dec. 2004.ISSN 0970-7794. 7. 'Language as Dialogue', Single author JICPR, Vol XVIII, No.4, Oct-Dec.2001 ISSN 0970-7794 K..JAYASREE 1. Gandhi and Buddhism- Scholor of Gandhian thought and Development studies- 2010 M.G University. 2. The Gospel of Bread Labour' -ISGS, NewDelhi- 2010. 3. Yogasana – Patanjali's view- IPC , Annamalai- 2011. 4. Gandhaian Economie thought and globalisation ISGS, Kota 2012. 5. Bhakti Yoga according to Bhagavad Gita, IPC, Madurai- 2013. Chapters in Books : DR. T.V. MADHU 1.. Self and Slitude: Some Reflections on Suresh Chandra's Reading of Wittgenstein, Special Volume on the Philosophy of Suresh Chandra, Ed. R.C Pradhan, Indian council of Philosophical Research, 2004. 2. The Speaking Body: Praxis, Materiality and Consciousness, Consciousness, Soceity and Values, Ed.A.V Afonso, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, 2006. 3. Re-imagining Cultural studies, In Samskara Padanam, A Volume comprising research papers on Cultural Studies, Malayala Padana Sangham, May 2007. 4. On Eric Hobsbawm, Collection of papers on Eric Hobsbawm, Sept. 2013 Lead Books, ISBN: 978-81-9269125-8-4 5. On Public Sphere, Mathetharam, ( on Secularism) Rasphery Books, Calicut ( 2012) Edited Books: DR. T.V. MADHU Edited a voulme Marx Vayanakal, Rasphery Books ( will be published in May, 2015) Editing a volume 'Theorizing Body: problems and perspectives'. Monographs Books with ISBN with details of publishers: : N.A Dr.K. Gopinathan. 1. Cinemayude Nottangal (looks of cinema) published by Mathrubhumi Books Calicut. DR. T.V. MADHU 1. Njan Enna Abhavam (collection of Philosophical Papers) , Single Author, Kerala Sahitya Akssademi, 2011, ISBN : 978-81-17690-182-6. 2. 'Nava Marxism', Single author, D.C books, Kottayam, ISBN :81-7130-00-0 Number listed in International Database (For e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare Database - International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, etc.) Citation Index – range / average SNIP : SJR : Impact Factor : h-index : : : 23. Details of patents and income generated : N.A 24. Areas of consultancy and income generated : N.A 25. Faculty selected nationally / internationally to visit other laboratories / institutions/ industries in India and abroad : N.A 26. Faculty serving in a) National committees b) International committees c) Editorial Boards d) any other (please specify) 27. Faculty recharging strategies (UGC, ASC, : N.A Refresher / orientation programs, workshops, training programs and similar programs). 28. Student projects • : percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter-departmental projects : percentage of students doing projects in collaboration with other universities/ industry / institute : Awards / recognitions received at the national and international level by : • 29. : Orientation, Refresher courses and workshop N.A • Faculty :. Dr.K. Gopinathan. Kerala State Government Award for Best Book on Cinema 2005 for the book Cinemayum Samskaravum (Film & Culture) All Kerala film Critics Association Award for Best book on Cinema 2005 for the book Cinemayum Samskaravum (film & Culture) International Film Critics Federation FIPRESCI Award for the Best Malayalam film, ITHRAMATHRAM ( 2012 (17th IFFK) and Entry in Indian Panorama International Film Festival of India 2012. The biographical documentary 'Maythil' was an offical entry to the competition section International Film Festival for Documentary & Short (IFFDSK) 2010. Kerala State Government award for best book on Cinema and all Kerala film, critics Association award for best book on cinema 2012 for 'Cinemaytude Nottangal'. Inspire (IFA2013) award for best debut feature film director 2012. Mahathma Film Award for best ebut director 2012. Ithramaathram got selected for telecast on Doordarshan National Network under the banner of Best of Indian Cinema. • Doctoral / post doctoral fellows : • Students : 30. Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized and the source of funding (national/ international) with details of outstanding participants, if any. : Sl.No 1. 2. 3. Promotion of Research titles & major workshops/Seminars/talks arranged by the department during the last Five years. Title International Seminar on Rethinking Body (Sponsored by ICPR) Conference on Science and Society National Seminar on Philosophy and the Political – National/ International International National March 2014. Conducting Faculty Seminar series. Conducting Research Seminar series World Philosophy Day – Lecture on Film and Philosophy ICPR National Lectures by Prof. Mohini Mullick Frontier Lecture by Prof. Nizar Ahmed “on the conditions of the subject”. Frontier Extension Lecture by Prof. V.Sanil 'Philsophy and the Visual'. Seminar on the Philsophy of Vivekananda. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Scholars, delivered Lecturers in various conferences/ Seminars conducted by the Department during 2010-2015. 1. Prof. P.R.K . Rao, former Prof. IIT Kanpur 2. Prof. S.G.Kulkarni, Prof. Hyderabad Central University. 3. Prof. Mohini Mullick, former Prof. IIT Kanpur. 4. Prof. Nizar Ahmed, former Prof. SSUS, Kalady. 5. Prof. V. Sanil, Prof. IIT Delhi. 6. Prof. Sundar Sarukkai, Prof, Manipal University. 7. Prof. Kanchana Mahadevan, Prof. University of Mumbai. 8. Prof. Sreenivasan, Prof. Pondicheri University 9. Dr. Pius Thomas, Central University Silchar, Assam. 10. Prof. Koshy Tharakan, Prof. University of Goa 11. Prof. N. Sreekumar, IIT Madras. 12. Prof. Shefali Moitra, former Prof. Jadavpur University. 13. Prof. Udaya Kumar, Prof. University of Delhi. National lecture on film studies & Philosophy by Prof. Madhava Prasad(EFLU) on 18th November 2014 funded by ICPR. 3 day National Workshop by Prof. Mohini Mullick in Indian Philosophy January 18th to 21st 2015 funded by ICPR 31. Code of ethics for research followed by the departments : All the code of ethics for research directed by UGC and University are followed. 32. Student profile programme-wise: Name of the Application programme (refer to received question no.4) M.A. Philosophy (2014107 2015) 2013-2014 53 2012-2013 45 2011-2012 56 2010-2011 41 M.Phil (2014-2015) 13 2013-2014 8 Selected Pass percentage Male Female Male Female 8 17 Not completed 19 23 14 14 2 1 6 2 9 10 1 1 Not completed 10 2 6 2 8 7 Discontinued 2012-2013 9 2 1 2 1 2011-2012 7 1 1 1 1 2010-2011 6 1 1 Ph.D (2015) (2014) 5 11 2011 5 1 2 2010 7 1 2 1 Nobody qualified in entrance exam 3 1 Not completed Not completed Submitted 33. Diversity of students: % of students % of students from the from other Name of the programme (refer to same universities question no.4) university within the State M.A (2010-15) 90% 10% M.Phil (2010-15) 95% 5% Ph.D (2010-15) 98% 2% % of students % of students from universities from other outside the state countries NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL 34. How many students have cleared Civil Services and Defense Services examinations, NET, SET, GATE and other competitive examinations? Give details category-wise. 35. Student progression : : NIL Not completed Student progression UG to PG PG to M.Phil. PG to Ph.D. Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral Employed a) Campus selection b) Other than campus recruitment Entrepreneurs Percentage against enrolled 35%(approx.) 35%(approx.) 5% (approx.) a) N.A b) 80% 10% 36. Diversity of staff Percentage of faculty who are graduates of the same university at present 65% from other universities within the State from universities from other States 35% PG & Ph.D 65% from universities outside the country NIL 37. Number of faculty who were awarded M.Phil., Ph.D., D.Sc. and D.Litt. during the assessment period (2010-2015). : NIL 38. Present details of departmental infrastructural facilities with regard to a) Library : More than 5,000/- books and reasonably large reading book with a full time librarian. b) Internet facilities for staff and students : Computer room with multiple points for students and personal internet facilities for all staff. c) Total number of class rooms : 3 Class room a) Class rooms with ICT facility : b) Students’ laboratories : N.A c) Research laboratories : N.A 39. List of doctoral, post-doctoral students and Research Associates a) from the host institution/university : 15 doctoral& 1 post-doctoral . b) from other institutions/universities : N.A 40. Number of post graduate students getting financial assistance from the university: N.A 41.Was any need assessment exercise undertaken before the development of new programme(s)? If so, highlight the methodology. : N.A 42. Does the department obtain feedback from a. faculty on curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation? If yes, how does the department utilize the feedback? Yes. By improving the existing syllabus & teaching methods. b. students on staff, curriculum and teaching-learning-evaluation and how does the department utilize the feedback? By improving the curriculum, teaching and evaluation methods. c. alumni and employers on the programmes offered and how does the department utilize the feedback? By arranging periodic in house discussions with these forums. 43. List the distinguished alumni of the department (maximum 10) There are many bank managers, police officials, University faculty members, politicians Social activists etc. 44. Give details of student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar) involving external experts. National lecture on film studies & Philosophy by Prof. Madhava Prasad(EFLU) on 18th November 2014 funded by ICPR. day National Workshop by Prof. Mohini Mullick in Indian Philosophy January 18th to 21st 2015 funded by ICPR 45. List the teaching methods adopted by the faculty for different programmes. Mainly class room teaching, seminars, written presentation , dissertation & discussions with the aid of computer and power point. 46. How does the department ensure that programme objectives are constantly met and learning outcomes are monitored? Through the periodic assessments in the department council which includes all the faculty. 47. Highlight the participation of students and faculty in extension activities. Students actively participate in the internal seminars and discussions and also in seminars and workshop organized by other departments. Faculty also participate in departmental seminars and discussions , present papers periodically and provide extension lectures in other departments. 48. Give details of “beyond syllabus scholarly activities” of the department. Seminars, workshops, extension lectures, film screenings and internal seminar presentation by students and faculty. 49. State whether the programme/ department is accredited/ graded by other agencies? If yes, give details. : NA 50. Briefly highlight the contributions of the department in generating new knowledge, basic or applied. Mainly by offering inter – disciplinary courses like film and Philosophy, Feminist theory and Philosophy and by promotting research in these areas. 51. Detail five major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) of the department. Strengths : 1. Full students strength and research Scholors. 2. Presence of faculty open to new developing areas in Philosophical theory who actively pursue research 3. Inter disciplinary courses like film and Philosophy , Feminist theory and Philosophy and Gandhian / Ambedkar Philosophy . 4. Active involvement of students and Scholars in the department activities. 5. Active involvement of the students , scholars and faculty with other department. Weaknesses: 1. Lack of sufficient number of permanent faculty . 2. Absence of additional hand in the library . Opportunities and Challenges: 1. There is potential for greater contributions from the department. But to weaknesses should be addressed and remedied fast. tap it the Future plans of the department. Plan to offer new inter-disciplinary courses provided more permanent teachers with specialization are appointed. Plan to intensify the research programmes .