Year of Establishment : 1952
The department of philosophy was established in the year 1952. Since then it offers six papers majors . The department has a legacy of eminent educators. To name a few Dr. S.G. Mudgal, prof. Bhandhari and Dr. Harsha Mehta.
Dr. S.G. Mudgal was associated with the institution ever since its inception and has contributed in no small measures to its all round development. His work at the college in various capacities life member, Professor and Head of the department, Vice-principal and Principal has won recognition and appreciation. He served as a Principal of D.G. Ruparel college for a tenure of 9 years.
The department is currently headed by Dr. Anupama Mujumdar. The department conducts various activities under the Tattvadarshan Association so as to enable students to have a better understanding and perspective, to enhance their personality and social life.
WHY PHILOSOPHY ?
Philosophy teaches a number of skills that are valuable in a variety of professions. The hallmark of philosophy education is critical thinking and inductive reasoning. Additionally, philosophy demonstrates that problems often have multiple solutions, and teaches its students to approach problems from a number of different perspectives ("lateral thinking"). The key point to remember is that philosophy is not a collection of facts to be memorized - it is a methodological approach to thinking and problem solving, which is highly valued in a number of professions. This translates into higher performance on standardized tests for graduate education (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, etc.), as well as success in the professional world.
Skills gained by philosophy majors are useful in almost any career.
Organized five days’ workshop in association with ‘Ambika Yoga Kutir’ on “YOGA” from 19th June to 23rd June 2017 for students and teachers. Approximately 15 students and 4 teachers actively participated in the workshop.
On the occasion of International Yoga Day 21st June 2016-17,2017-18, 2018-19,2019-20, a separate Yoga session was conducted in a college auditorium for college students. Many students and teachers participated and benefited from this session.
On the occasion of the International Yoga Day, 21st June, 2020, the Department of Philosophy organized a webinar on the topic ‘Yoga for holistic wellbeing amidst the pandemic of Covid-19’ from 8:00 am to 9:30 am. A practical session for yoga was conducted by Ms. Shivani Mane who has completed her masters in yoga shastras. Almost 89 participants attended this session which included students, faculty members and non-teaching staff.
Guest Lecture on ‘Moral injunctions as a way of Life’ by Prof. Shobha H. Doshi 4th February, 2011
Talk on ‘Big Bang, Stephen Hawking and God’ by Henry Shafer 6th February, 2014
In association with Bodhimarga Foundation the department of Philosophy organized a workshop on Nada Yoga- Sound Therapy on 8th February 2019. This workshop was attended and participated by 68 students and 8 faculty members from different stream.
A workshop on ‘Pranik Healing’ was organized on 9th December, 2019. 22 college students and college teachers from various departments participated in the workshop.
A talk was organized on Philosophical Praxis on 17th February 2020, was delivered by Dr. Suchitra Naik, Principal of Joshi Bedekar College, Thane. It was attended by 55 students.
On the occasion of Madhvacharya Jayanti on 26th October 2020, the department of philosophy, under the Tattvadarshan Association organized an online talk by using the platform of Google meet on the topic of ‘From A-Principle to K-Principle’ by Dr. Sharmila Virkar, Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai. This session was attended by 63 participants which included students and faculty members.
Organized an Open Forum on 10th August 2019 for students of all faculty where 27 seven students actively participated in the activity. Topics for discussion in forum were as follows: