Last updated: 28 Aug 2020
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Philosophy means “love for wisdom”. In a broad sense, philosophy is an activity people undertake when they understand the fundamental truths about themselves. Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems such as those connected with reality existence , knowledge, values, reason, mind and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.
MA Philosophy is a 2-years post graduate degree that is divided into 4-semesters. The course gives the students a comprehensive and thorough study of various philosophical dogmas which helps them to understand and aptly comprehend the world around them.
The course trains the students on critical and systematic approach and its reliance on a reasoned argument to address general problems. The course includes various philosophical principles like that of Marxism, imagination, feminism, symbolisation, etc. The course is closely related to religion, mathematics, natural science, education and politics.
The students who have completed their under-graduation course in any stream from recognised university are eligible to apply for MA Philosophy.
The students with relevant qualifications can join the MA Philosophy course by two modes. The first one is Merit based admission and the second one is direct admission.
Let’s discuss in detail
There are some reputed educational institutes that conduct entrance exams for the MA Philosophy course. This mode is called merit admission mode. The entrance exams are conducted to select the serious and hardworking students from the group of non-serious candidates to a limited number of seats in the colleges. The qualified students are allotted the merit seats and are given admission, the fees are fairly nominal for merit admissions.
The students have another option of getting admission to MA Philosophy course by direct admission process. Under this mode of admission, the students are given direct admission to their desired colleges under management quota. The main advantage of direct admissions is that the students are not required to appear for any entrance exams for getting admissions. Another advantage is that they can choose their desired colleges and book their seats in advance even before the starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions are required to contact Educational Advisory centres for more details.
The students of MA Philosophy will be studying the following subjects in their course duration.
|Sl. No.||Subjects of Study|
|1||Classical Indian Philosophy|
|5||Meaning of Life|
|6||Exploring Philosophy through Films|
|7||History of Western Philosophy|
|9||The feminist thought|
|10||Gandhi and Liberation Socialism|
|14||Philosophy of Human Rights|
|15||Imagination and Symbolism|
|18||Philosophy and Language|
|19||Knowledge and Scepticism|
|20||From Language to Mind|
|21||Theories and Consciousness|
|22||Theory of Signs and the semiotic Method|
|23||Theories of Truth|
|24||Theories of Self|
|25||Philosophy of History|
The MA Philosophy degree students can opt for a career in various specialisations of philosophy like metaphysics, epistemology ethics, moral philosophy. The MA Philosophy students can apply for the UGC-NET exam to join as professors. They can become social workers and they can even join as lecturers to take up teaching of subjects in colleges. They can join a PhD programme to have an in-depth study of the subject.
Some of the job roles available are:
The fresh MA Philosophy students will be earning around 3 lakhs to 5 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. The salary depends upon the location and recruiter.
Some of the organisations hiring MA philosophy students are:
The MA Philosophy students are having fair demand in the industry. They can join as social workers, preachers, life coach and many other job roles available. They can earn a decent salary and also expect a good career growth in the sector. The students with a philosophical mindset can join the MA Philosophy course and do their bit to the society.