Master of Arts (Philosophy) (MAPY)

Updated on 23 Feb, 2016

Master of Arts (Philosophy) (MAPY)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 9,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar



The Master’s programme in philosophy in distance learning mode is intended not only to enhance career prospects for students but also to train the mind for better logical thinking, mental discipline, ability for analysis and synthesis, critical reflection on social and political realities. Philosophy broadens people’s vision towards national integration, genuine appreciation of others, ‘worldviews’, better understanding of various thought patterns and peaceful co-existence. It also becomes a means to social transformation to build a better nation and to ensure social equality, human dignity and human rights for the citizens. The Master's programme in Philosophy has the following major components: 1) Compulsory Courses-16credits;2) Elective Courses-48 credits. Students can choose 6 electives in


the first year and 6 electives in the second year. To successfully complete this programme, you will have to earn 64 credits over a period of 2 to 5 years. This programme is offered only in English. However, a student is permitted to write the exam in Hindi.

First Year

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MGP-005  Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution  4
 MPY-001  Indian Philosophy  8
 MPYE-001  Logic  4
 MPYE-002  Ethics  4
 MPYE-003  Epistemology  4
 MPYE-004  Philosophy of Human Person  4
 MPYE-005  World Religions  4
 MPYE-006  Dalit Philosophy  4
 MPYE-007  Research Methodology in Philosophy  4

Second Year

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MPY-002  Western Philosophy  8
 MPYE-008  Metaphysics  4
 MPYE-009  Philosophy of Science an Cosmology  4
 MPYE-010  Philosophy of Religion  4
 MPYE-011  Philosophy of Arts (Aesthetics)  4
 MPYE-012  Tribal Philosophy  4
 MPYE-013  Philosophy of Technology  4
 MPYE-014  Philosophy of Mind  4
 MPYE-015  Gandhian Philosophy  4
 MPYE-016  Aurobindo Philosophy  4
 MPYP001  Dissertation_  4

Medium of Instruction: English


The evaluation consists of two parts: i) continuous evaluation through assignments, and ii) term-end examination. In the final result, all the assignments of a course carry 30 per cent weightage while 70 per cent weightage is given for term-end examination. University follows grading system for continuous evaluation as well as term-end examination. It is done on a five-point scale using letter grades, A,B,C,D,E. The university has decided to provide numerical marking also in the grade card and award of division for the Master’s Degree Programme.

The following is the scheme of awarding divisions:

I Division - 60% and above

II Division - 50% to 59.9%

Pass - 40% to 49.9%

Unsuccessful - Below 40%

You are required to score at least 40% marks (Grade D) in both continuous evaluation (assignments) as well as term-end examination of each course. In the overall computation also you must get at least 40% marks (Grade D) in each course to claim the M.A. degree. The scores of continuous evaluation and term-end examination are not complementary to each other for qualifying a course.

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