The Department of Philosophy with its intellectual contribution and community service has its unique presence in society.Its origin is
connected with the inception of the college in 1970, offeringan Under Graduate Philosophy Programme.It upgraded itself in 1986 into a Postgraduate department.
The department is endowed with renowned faculty who have profound academic and research experience in imparting socially relevant philosophical education.
It also offers Certificate Courses in Religious Studies. Research Guides areavailable for the doctoral programme in philosophy under Madurai Kamaraj University.
The department inculcates integral and holistic formation on the basis of a comprehensive curriculumin the Philosophical, Socio-Political, Psychological,
and Religious areas. The curriculum is on par with the syllabi of the universities and appropriately flavoured with the religious and ecclesiastical perceptions.
It covers both Indian and Western philosophical and religious traditions. The department is coping with curricular developments and academic standards by
periodically updating the syllabi. In 2019, the department introduced the Outcome-Based Education with measurable parameters for evaluating teaching quality,
levels of learning, and curricular expectations.
UG students of the department can choose any one of the languages from Tamil, Hindi or French as Part- I language. Advanced learners have the facility to earn
extra credits through the study of Self-Learning Courses. Career Oriented, Skill Development and other Certificate programmes are available as value added
The department follows conventional and innovative teaching-learning and evaluative methodologies for the effective teaching communication, participative and
interactive learning, and comprehensive and creative learning outcome. As part of the integral formation, the department caters to the holistic development of
the students by arranging curricular and extracurricular orientation and activities. Community services and village exposure programmes that the students are
involving during their holidays are incorporated into their contextual learning process.
The department enjoys a number of best practices and special academic activities for enhancing student's learning and experience. Students are encouraged to
participate in cultural activities and sports and games; thereby they actively participate in the competitions and bring laurels. Multi-cultural and
multi-linguistic presence of students widens the outlook of students. Eligible students can avail government scholarship to meet their educational expenses.
Integral Formation for Social Transformation through Philosophy and Research Communication.