Department of Philosophy

Post Graduate

Dept. data last updated on :29/11/2021


MA in Philosophy


Islamic Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Western Philosophy




BA, B.Sc., ( See the AMU admission guide for detail)


M.A. Philosophy is a two year (four semesters) course. The objective of the course is to impart systematic, comprehensive and thorough understanding of Philosophy as a discipline at advanced level. The course relies on reasoned and sound arguments to address philosophical issues related to truth, knowledge, law, justice, validity, mind, language etc. The course includes areas such as Contemporary Western Philosophy, Symbolic Logic, Metaphysics, Islamic Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Language etc.

For details click here: Admission Guide 2022



M.A. Philosophy provides the basis to pursue research programs like M.Phil./Ph.D course. After successful completion of the course, the student can apply for NET or JRF examination conducted by University Grant Commission (UGC). The success in these exams enables students to opt teaching or research in this field


  • To develop a deep understanding of fundamental issues of Classical, Modern, Post-Modern, and Contemporary approaches in all three streams of philosophy i.e. Indian Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy, and Western Philosophy.
  • To acquaint the student to the texts of classical and contemporary philosophers.
  • To identify and appreciate philosophical questions and debates in Ethics, language, gender, environment, and other societal issues.
  • To develop research skills among students by engaging them through project writing and paper presentation.
  • To inculcate among the students a life - long philosophical orientation and a worldview compatible with the liberal, multicultural and secular objective of the education.


  • To develop philosophical aptitude and analytical skills among the students.
  • To identify and appreciate philosophical questions and debates in language, thought, knowledge and values.
  • To promote interdisciplinary research and develop foundational character of philosophical studies.
  • To promote multidisciplinary engagement with other areas of inquiry to encounter contemporary socio-political, ethical, environmental issues and challenges.
  • To sensitize and inculcate the values of gender parity, religious and cultural co-existence, interfaith dialogue, and global peace.