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         The Department of Philosophy is as old as Annamalai University and it was established in the year 1929. Since its inception, the department was headed by eminent scholars. The department is dedicated to provide a strong foundation in philosophical ideals and values with a dynamic and vibrant focus in thrust areas. The Department has conducted many International, National and Regional seminars to promote Indian Philosophy and culture. The Alumni of the department are well placed in Government, Non-Government and Private organizations.
        Great academicians and Vice-Chancellors embellished the Department of Philosophy, and its academic tradition grows into the future with the teachers earnest efforts. Four new M.A., programs have been introduced in the department in the recent years, and research progresses parallel to teaching, and the fact that 54 researchers have earned Ph.Ds and 62 M.Phils stands testimony to the academic verve of the teaching staff. The department has undertaken one research project worth Rs.50,000/-. The department has organized 4 national and 2 international seminars and conferences. The faculty members have published 57 research papers in national and international journals. The activities in the department substantiate the need for the pursuit of liberal subjects for human refinement.

Highlights of the Programmes

  • Curriculum enables the students to face competitive examinations such as TNPSC and UPSC
  • Educational Tour
  • Periodical special lecture Programmes
  • Opportunities to undertake research Projects at National and International levels

Thrust Areas of Research

  • Indian & Western Philosophy
  • Modern Indian Thought
  • Comparative Religion
  • Buddhist Studies
  • Temple Studies
  • Tourism studies

Research Output

  • Books Published: 6
  • Papers Published: 57
  • Ph.D. Awarded:  54
  • M.Phil. awarded: 62

Job Opportunities

  • Teaching Professions in Colleges/Universities
  • Temple Executive Officer
  • Tourism Officer
  • Arts and Cultural Officer
  • Tourist Guide
  • Tourism has been introduced as an innovative subject. This offers ample opportunities in Hotels, Travel Agencies, as Tour Operators and in the Ministry of Tourism in State & Central Govt.
PG Programmes
  • M.A. Philosophy Culture & Tourism (Two Year PG Programme)
  • M.A. Philosophy Culture & Tourism (Five Year PG Programme)
  • M.A. Philosophy
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D. (Regular, Part Time & External)

Dr. R. Selvakumar
Professor and Head
Department of Philosophy
Annamalai University
Tel: 04144-238248 – Ext.317

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