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Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya

Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya বিবেকানন্দ মিশন মহাবিদ্যালয়

NAAC Accredited College

Affiliated to Vidyasagar University

Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya

P.G Departments

Department of Philosophy (P.G)

About the Department

The Department of Philosophy of Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya started its glorious journey in August, 1968. Having just a few students, Philosophy was offered only as Pass (General) subject in the beginning and gradually the department offered 3-years Degree Philosophy (Honours) course at the under graduate level from the session 1994-95 with a view to disseminate Philosophical i.e. religious and ethical knowledge among the students and acquainting the students with the traditional and emerging areas in the discipline. Realising these objectives, our teachers teaches the students on various burning social, political and ethical issues. However, from the session 2006-07, B.A. honours in Philosophy was studied as 3-Tier (Part-I, II & III) Degree course with a view to complete Part-I of the course in the 1 st year, Part-II in the 2 nd year and Part-III in the final year. As per the direction of Vidyasagar University regular class Tests i.e. the internal assessment Examinations are conducted by the department for both Honours and General courses. In the session 2018- 19, University has introduced a new system i.e. Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) for both Honours and General courses at under graduate level and therefore from this session the students who have admitted to B.A. 1 st year Honours have to study under this system. The Department arranges special classes for the students of honours each year. One more good job of our Department is to maintain a Departmental Library with good number of books, keeps journals, E- journals under N-LIST and organizes Departmental meeting. Besides the teaching-learning process, our Department has started to organize an educational tour for both the students of Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses. The relationship between teachers and students is cordial.

Our Honourable Faculty Members:
Our Department consists of three Fulltime and four Guest teachers. Out of them Dr. Asim Kumar Mandal, Associate Professor, has been teaching with Logic as special paper for about 18 years, Dr. Kakali Ghosh, Associate Professor, has been teaching with Logic as special paper for about 16 years and Dr. Dipak Kumar Mandal, Assistant Professor has been teaching with Logic as special paper for about 12 years are Fulltime teachers. Sri Binanda Mana (M.A., B.Ed.) qualified with NET has been teaching with Logic & Applied Ethics as special paper for about 5 years, Smt. Abanti Das (M.A., B.Ed.) qualified with SET has been teaching with Logic & Cognitive Science as special paper for about 5 years, Sri Somnath Dutta (M.A., B.Ed.) and Smt. Mousumi Gayen (M.A., B.Ed.) both have been teaching with Logic & Applied Ethics as special paper for about 4 years respectively.

Our Student Strength:
Most of the students of our Department come from very poor family and therefore they are far away from the light of modern system of education, yet they have ambition to get higher education. In the session 2017-18, 131 students are studying in B.A. Philosophy Honours course and 210 students are studying in BA General course. In the Post Graduate course there are 31 students and out of them 17 are female and rest of the students are male. In the session 2018-19, intake capacity of our Department in B.A. honours course is 77 and in B.A. General course 150 and the demand ratio in honours course is 1:1.7 and in general course, it is 1:1.5. In the Post Graduate course the demand ratio against each seat is 1:1.9. the success rate of our department is 89% in UG course and 99% in PG course.

Students’ Rank/Position in University Examination:
We are very glad to inform that some of the students of our department have stood top rank in university examination. In 2005, Tapas Maity, In 2008 , Abanti Das, In 2010, Kasmira Khatun and in 2016, Dipali Mondal stood First Class First in B.A. Honours Examination of Vidyasagar University securing 64.5%, 65.63%, 68.75% and 72% marks respectively. In the Post Graduate course, the result of the students of our Department is highly satisfactory. In 2015, 27 students appeared in final Semester and out of them 21 students got First Class and Tanjila Khatun obtained highest marks securing 76.75% and the success rate in this year was 98%. In 2016, 27 students appeared in the final Semester and out of them19 students got First Class and Rinku Pradhan obtained highest marks securing 74.5% and the success rate in this year was 99%. 22 students appeared in the final Semester in 2017 and out of them 18 students got First Class and Navina Parvin obtained highest marks securing 75.75% and the success rate in this year was 99%.

Success in NET/SET:
Three students of our Department have qualified in higher Examination like NET/SET till to date. Tapas Maiti qualified NET in 2010, Abanti Das qualified SET in 2015 and Biswajit Pramanik qualified SET in 2015 as reported.

Award of M.Phil/Ph.D Degree:
Sanjit Mondal has been awarded M.Phil. Degree from Vidyasagar University in 2018 and Biswajit Pramanik is now studying M.Phil at the same University.

Job Placements:
Nine students of our Department render service as Teacher in different Schools and Colleges. Tapas Maiti works as a permanent school teacher at Kharui High School (H.S), Mecheda, Bharat Mondal also works as a permanent school teacher at Murshidabad High School (H.S), Murshidabad, Biswajit Pramanik and Uttam Bera have recently got appointment as permanent school teacher and name and address of their school are Gopinathpur High School (H.S.), Paschim Gopinathpur, Haripal, Hooghly and Bagaria Kalika Adarsha Vidyamandir (H.S.), Bagaria, Kulpi-1, South 24 Paraganas respectively. Kasmira Khatun works as teacher in a Deputation vacancy at Lalpur Santoshnagar Highmadrasa, South 24 paraganas. Rest of the students Abanti Das, Mousumi Gayen work as Guest Teacher (on temporary basis) at Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya, Chaitanyapur, Sanjit Mondal work as Guest Teacher (on temporary basis) at Debra College, Debra respectively.

Empanelment in the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC):
We are very pleased that the three students of our Department Abanti Das, Biswajit Pramanik and Uttam Bera have been empanelled in the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) and they are going to get appointment for working as School Teacher. Fortunately, as reported, Biswajit Pramanik and Uttam Bera have been appointed at the school mentioned above.

Accession of Library:
We have a good number of books in our Central Library. There are about 3000 books on Under Graduate courses and 1500 books on Post Graduate Courses. As the latest revision of curriculam has been effected from this session, we feel the necessity of a lot of more books for both Honours and General courses. We have a Departmental Library also which consists of a limited number of books. Both the libraries, central as well as Departmental, are regularly accessed by the teachers and students for their enrichment of understanding and comprehension of the subjects.

Faculty Improvement:
To improve and enrich knowledge bank, our Departmental Teachers participated in different courses as Orientation, Refresher etc. and also participated and presented their valuable papers in International, National and State level seminars and also they publish their research papers in different books and journals.

Academic Activities:
Generally we teach the students through lecture method and encourage them interaction in class room. Our Department arrange regular class tests for Honours, General and Post Graduate courses. Teachers of our Department try to inspire the students by describing life, activity and honesty of different Philosophers and great men who have been able to overcome the hardles of the life by dedication and determination. Our Department organized a state level seminar on “Moral Values: The Core of Sustainable Development” on 11 th December, 2008. It was inaugurated by Swami Biswanathanandaji Maharaj, General Secretary of Vivekananda Mission Ashram and founder Principal of Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya. In this seminar Dr. Sadhan Chakraborty, Jadavpur University, Dr. Papiya Gupta and Sri Ramdas Sirkar, Vidyasagar University came to deliver their speech as resource speakers and Dr. Asim Kumar Mandal presented a paper on ‘Some Essential conditions of Sustainable Development’ in that seminar. Our Department organized a students’ seminar on 20 th December, 2013 on ‘Epistemology : Indian and Western’ in which 15 students of our Department participated and expressed their opinion as speakers. Further our Department organized a College Level Seminar on ‘Vedantic Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda’ on 30 th March, 2019 and in which Professor Bhupendra Chandra Das, Dept. of Philosophy and the Life-World, Vidyasagar University, delivered his valuable lecture as key note speaker and Dr. Dipak Kumar Mandal, Dr. Asim Kumar Mandal, Dr. Kakali Ghosh, Prof. Binanda Mana (Guest teacher) and Sri Biswanath Shil (Research scholar) presented their valuable papers.

Needs of our Department:
As Post Graduate course has been running our Department needs at least two full time teachers and some important things like one Overhead Projector, a good quantity of books in different branches of Philosophy, almirahs etc. for smooth running of both Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses.

The Aim of our Department:
Our Department try to improve academic achievement of our students and we try to provide the use of ICT or Computer-aided methods, Internet facilities. We also try to provide NET/SET oriented books to the students of Post Graduate course. We believe that if we able to provide sufficient books from our Departmental library, Internet facilities, Library facilities and expand the domain of their knowledge, we must reach to our goal.

Faculty

Dr. Asim Kr. Mandal
Designation : Associate Professor
Qualification : M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Additional Responsibilities : Also takes Environmental Science classes
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Dr. Kakali Ghosh
Designation : Associate Professor
Qualification : M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil.,Ph.D.
Additional Responsibilities : In Charge Department of Music
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Dr. Dipak Kr. Mandal
Designation : Head, Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.A., B.Ed.,Ph.D.
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Prof. Mousumi Gayen
Designation : Guest Faculty
Qualification : M.A., B.Ed
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