Department of PHILOSOPHY


Integral Formation for Social Transformation through Philosophy and Research Communication

The Department of Philosophy is an integral unit of Arul Anandar College (Autonomous), founded in 1970, upgraded to Autonomous Status in 1987 and is endowed with profound Academic and Research Experience in imparting socially relevant Philosophical education. The history of the Department of Philosophy coincides with the history of the college. Along with the educational experience of the college, the department has four decades of educational experience in providing integral formation.

Graduate Programme: Both undergraduate (BA) and post graduate (MA) courses in Philosophy are offered. The graduate programme prepares to pursue Ph. D and relevant higher educational and ecclesiastical pursuits in social and religious studies at National and International levels. Tamil, Hindi, French and Communicative English are the language courses available at the UG level.

Research: Ph. D (Part-time) research programme is offered in Philosophy, Psychology and World Religions. Students with proven ability to serious research pursuits are encouraged to undertake PhD research. Right now Dr. S. Lourdunathan and Dr. George Joseph serve as research guide at the department.

Multi-Cultural Learning Experience: Students at the department hail from different States of India and Sri Lanka hence gifted with a diversity of cross-cultural learning experience.

Alumni Placements: Our Alumni are at National and International Community Services as Social Animators, Counsellors, and Educational cum Pastoral Professionals.

Thrust Area of Syllabi: Philosophical, Psychological, Religious, and Social cum Ethical Formation and Research to enable the students towards Integral Formation for Social Transformation.

Special Formation Programmes: Periodical Faculty Seminars, Philo-Research Scholars’ Forum, Annual National/International Seminars and Periodical Guest Lecture Series, Graduate Philosophy Associations, Post Graduate Research Projects, Annual Academic Exposures and Alumni Refresher Courses are specific academic opportunities provided in the department in terms of Philosophical Formation and Research Communication.

Scholarships & Endowments: Government and Management scholarships/endowments are available for students from disadvantaged communities.

Staff Academic Quality: Our Faculty is enabled with Major Research Projects, Publications and they do serve as Visiting Professors National Philosophy Institutes.


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Courses Offered

  • B A Philosophy
  • M A Philosophy
  • Faculty

    Dr. M.George Joseph
    M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D., Dip(San).
    Head & Associate Professor
    Rev.Dr. S.Basil Xavier, S.J.
    M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D.
    Associate Professor & Principal
    Rev.Fr. A.Irudayaraj,CMF
    M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Rev.Dr.T.Elphinston Kishore
    Assistant Professor
    Rev.Dr.Anto Nelson OCD
    M.A., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Rev.Dr.Lourdu Xavier C
    Assistant Professor
    Rev.Dr.Sekar B.Vincent SJ
    Associate Professor(Rtd)
    Rev.Fr.Stanislaus s CMF
    Assistant Professor
    Rev.Fr.Backiaraj L
    Assistant Professor
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