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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 .
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