Faculty of Philosophy

A. Philosophy Course
Duration of the Course
The Course of Philosophy extends over a period of three years for non-graduates and two years for graduates, each year is divided into two semesters.

Admission
For admission to the course of Philosophy the applicant must hold a pre-degree/plus two or a degree certificate and have an adequate knowledge of the ancient and modern languages (judged necessary by the Syndicate for admission to the course).

Programme of Studies
The Subjects of the Philosophy Course are divided into three parts:

Part I Languages
First language - English
Second language - Malayalam
Optional Languages - Latin, Sanskrit, Syriac
 


Part II Philosophy
A B C D
Systematic Philosophy - Western Systematic Philosophy - Indian History of Philosophy Optional Subjects
Philosophy of Knowledge (Logic & Epistemology) The Carvaka Philosophy Western Philosophy Philosophy of Technology
Philosophy of Man (Philosophical Anthropology) Buddhism, Jainism, Nyaya, Vaisesika Indian Philosophy Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy of Being (Metaphysics) Samkhya, Yoga, Mimamsa, Vedanta   Philosophical Aesthetics
Philosophy of the World (Cosmology) Dalit Philosophy, Tribal Philosophy   Philosophical Hermeneutics
Philosophy of God (Theodicy)     Philosophy of Sri. Narayana Guru
Moral Philosophy (Ethics)     Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion      
Philosophy of Science      
Eco-Philosophy      
 

Part III Subsidiary Subjects
A B
Religion and Spirituality Human and Social Sciences
Introduction to the Bible Anatomy and Physiology
The Historical Books of the Old Testament Experimental Psychology
Spiritual Theology Sociology
Indian Spirituality Theories of Science
Introduction to Sacred Liturgy Journalism
 

Philosophy - Three Year Cycle
I YEAR  
 
First Semester
Subjects Professors Credits
English Wadakkekalam P. 4
Malayalam Thadathil K. 4
Human Physiology Cheruparambil T. 1
Anc. West. Philosophy Kannany T. 3
Liturgy Nariculam A. 2
Sp.Theology Mundolickal P. 2
Intr. to Philosophy Kakkattuthadathil T. 1
Logic Kannany T 3
Exp. Psychology Madan P. 4
Optional Languages:    
Sanskrit Kurukoor G 2
Latin Thonippara A  
Syriac Sr. Jincy  
 
Second Semester
Subjects Professors Credits
English Wadakkekalam P. 5
Malayalam Thadathil K. 4
Symbolic Logic Kannany T. 3
Medieval Philosophy Nellikunnel J. 3
Indian Philosophy Cheranthuruthy A. 2
Introduction to Bible Mulloor J. 2
Methodology Nariculam A 1
Optional Languages:    
Sanskrit Kurukoor G 2
Latin Thonippara A  
Syriac Sr. Jincy  
Optional Languages:    
Sanskrit Kurukoor G 2
Latin Thonippara A  
Syriac Sr. Jincy  


II Year  
First Semester
Subjects Professors Credits
English Wadakkekalam P. 4
Modern Philosophy Nellikunnel J. 4
Malayalam Thadathil K. 3
Science & Technology Pamplany A. 3
Journalism Mundadan K. 2
Metaphysics Kannany T. 3
Book Review Keeranpara F. 1
Sociology Mappilaparampil S. 4
Second Semester
Subjects Professors Credits
Indian philosophy Thadathil J. 5
English Wadakkekalm P. 3
Malayalam Thadathil K. 5
Marxism Kakkattuthadthil T. 1
Contemporary Phil. Vallooran A. 4
Ethics Kakkattuthadthil T. 5
Sp.Theology Mundolickal P. 2
 


III Year  
First Semester
Subjects Professors Credits
Theodicy Vallooran A. 5
Philosophy of Man Palamoottil S. 5
Cosmology Kakkattuthadathil T. 4
Sp.Theology Mundolickal P. 2
Philosophy of Science Pamplany A. 2
Dalit & Tribal Phil. Nellikunnel J. 4
Indian Spirituality Cheruparampil 1
Seminar   2
Second Semester
Subjects Professors Credits
Epistemology Palamoottil S. 4
Phil. of Religion Thadathil J. 4
Christian Phil. Nellikunnel J. 2
Mysticism & Philosophy Cheruparampil 2
Bible - Historical Books Thondiparambil J. 3
Optionals:   2
Political Philosophy   2
Postmodern Philosophy   2
Seminar   2
 


Philosophy Two Year Cycle
I Year  
First Semester
Subjects Professors Credits
English Etturuthil J. 2
Malayalam Primus P. 2
Logic Sujan A. 5
Greek Philosophy Kathirparambil K. 3
Latin Kathirparambil K. 2
Introduction to Ind.Philosophy Payyappilly J. 2
Introduction to Bible Mathirapilly S. 2
Science Edwin X. 2
Introduction to Philosophy Sujan A. 1
Methodology Kathirparambil K. 1
Human Physiology Variath V. 1
Sanskrit Arackal F. 2
Second Semester
Subjects Professors Credits
Exp. Psychology Variath V. 4
Modern Philosophy Sujan A. 4
Sociology Chiramel J. 3
Cosmology Kakkattuthadail T. 4
Medieval Philosophy Kathirparambil K. 3
Indian Philosophy
(B.Gita, Carvaka, Buddhism, Jainism, Darsanas, Saiva Siddhanta)
Correya B. 4
Spiritual Theology Etturuthil J. 2
Indian Spiritiuality Kanichai C. 1
 


FINAL YEAR  
First Semester
Subjects Professors Credits
Contemporary Philosophy Kakkattuthadthil T. 5
Indian Philosophy (Dalit Philosophy) Correya B. 2
Indian Philosophy (Tribal Philosophy) Correya B. 2
Metaphysics Kannany T. 5
Journalism Mundadan K. 2
Spiritual Theology Etturuthil J. 2
Philosophical Anthropology Kathirparambil K. 5
Seminar Kathirparambil K.
Sujan A.
2
Second Semester
Subjects Professors Credits
Theodicy Kathirparambil K. 5
Metaphysics Kannany T. 5
Contemporary Ind. Philosophy Alunkal S. 2
Epistemology Sujan A. 4
Book Review Kathirparambil K. 1
Bible Mathirappilly S. 2
Philosophy of Religion Kanichai C. 2
Science Edwin X. 2
Optional Subjects:    
Philosophy of Art (Aesthetics) Kathirparambil K. 2
Philosophical Hermenutics Kochuveettil P.  
Philosophy of Mind Sujan A.  
 


B. Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy

The degree of bachelor of philosophy is conferred on those who successfully complete the course in philosophy which extends over a period of three years for the non-graduates and two years for the graduates.

To be eligible for the B.Ph. degree course, the students should obtain 60% marks in the aggregate for subjects other than languages of the first and the second year of the philosophy course (for the non-graduates who follow the three year cycle) or of the first year of the philosophy course (for the graduates who follow the two year cycle).

A written dissertation on a philosophical theme with a minimum of 6000 words directed by one of the teachers of the Faculty should be submitted by the students during the final year of the course. At the end of the Bachelor's course in Philosophy, there will be comprehensive examinations, both written and oral, in the subjects of Philosophy (Part II). The oral examination is conducted by a panel of examiners. The students must get 50% marks for a pass in the comprehensive examinations, both written and oral.

C. Diploma in Philosophy

The Basic Course in Philosophy coincides with the three years of Philosophy of the first cycle for non-graduates and two years for graduates. In order to secure a pass the student should obtain 40% marks in individual subjects in the semestral examinations and 40% marks in the final comprehensive written examination. Besides, a written dissertation with a minimum of 3500 words directed by one of the teachers of the Faculty should be submitted by the student during the final year of the course. The basic course students who successfully complete the prescribed course receive the Diploma in Philosophy.