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Philosophy@GCG-11

Profile: 2010-2016

Department of Philosophy
Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls,
Sector-11, Chandigarh

About the Department


The Department of Philosophy is one of the oldest
departments of Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls,
Sector-11, Chandigarh established by Ms. Sushil Arora
in 1956.

Philosophy is an Elective

subject in B.A. (General) Course.

Papers:

Elements of Philosophy
Logic
Ethics (Indian & Western)
Epistemology & Metaphysics
(Indian & Western)

Infrastructure
Departmental Room.
Internet Facility accessible
in the Research Centre for
Faculty.
Seminar Room,
Conference Hall and
Auditorium accessible to
the Department.

Faculty Profile
Name: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal
Educational Qualifications: M.A., Ph.D.,
Diploma in Reasoning,
P.G. Diploma in
Translation, CCCS, UGC-NET.
Teaching Experience: 06 Years
Distinctions/Awards: M.A. (Gold Medalist),
University Research Fellowship, Junior Research
Fellowship by ICPR.
Specializations: Philosophy of Mind (Western).
Interests: Meta-philosophy, Philosophy of
Education, Human Rights, Ambedkar Studies.

Academic Initiatives by Faculty: 04


Sr. No.

Designation

Year of
Starting

Initiative

1.

Programme
Coordinator

2010

Centre for Positive Philosophy and


Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa
(Kurukshetra).

2.

Chief-Editor

2012

Lokayata: Journal of Positive Philosophy


(ISSN:2249-8389)

3.

Chief-Editor

2013

Milestone Education Review (The Journal


of Ideas on Educational & Social
Transformation (ISSN: 2278-2168).

4.

Web-Content Editor

2014

Developed webpage Elements for


Philosophy & A Class-Room
Introduction to Logic webpage for
B.A.Ist Year Students.

Publications & Presentations


Sr. No.

Particulars

Total No.

1.

Research Papers (National/International)

18

2.

Books (Authored/Edited)

03

3.

Book Chapters/Proceeding Papers

12

4.

E-books

06

5.

Translation

01

6.

Paper Presentation in International Conferences

02

7.

Paper Presentation in National Seminars/


Conferences

15

8.

Participations in National Seminars/Workshops

08

Member in National Committees:06


Sr. No.

Recognition

Reference & Date

Institution

1.

Life Member

10 October, 2010

Coordinator, Philosophical April 2012


Harmony Chair

Council for Teacher Education (Haryana State


Chapter)
Existential Harmony Research Projects and World
Conference, IASE Deemed University and Gandhi
Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahar (Rajasthan).

3.

Member of the committee No.1177/CVS/Phil./ Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies, Panjab
for yearlong celebration of 2013
University, Chandigarh
th
the 150 Birth Anniversary February 21, 2013
of Swami Vivekananda

4.

Life-Member

5.

th
Member in Publication & December 1-2, 2014 28 National Conference of Council for Teacher
Education on the theme Emerging Perspectives in
Publicity Committee
Indian Teacher Education: Search for Identity and
Building Humane Society.

6.

Life-Member

February 23, 2014

June 3, 2015

Society for Philosophical Praxis, Counseling and


Spiritual Healing (SPPCSH), Jaipur.

All India Philosophy Association (Akhil Bhartiya


Darshan Parishad): 03/06/2015.

Member in Editorial Boards: 06


Sr. No.

Position

Month & Year

Journal/Magazine

1.

Member in
Editorial Board

December 26,2011
(One Year)

PhilManQuest (ISSN:2250-1835) of Spiritual Teacher


Forum)

2.

Advisor in
Editorial Board

October 8, 2012

Intellection: A Bi-annual Interdisciplinary Research Journal


of Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN: 2319-8192) of
BARAK EDUCATION SOCIETY, Silchar.

3.

Member in
Editorial Board

February, 2012

Haryana CTE Newsletter of Council for Teacher Education,


Haryana State Chapter

4.

Review Board
Member

February 22, 2013


(One Year)

Journal of Pro-Poor Growth (An International Perspective)


ISSN:2310-1669 (Online) of Department of Management
Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
Abbottabad, Pakistan.

5.

Review and
Advisory Board
Member

1 March 2014.

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational


Research (IJMER) (ISSN: 22777881) of Department of
Philosophy, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra
Pradesh.

6.

Reviewer

2014

International Journal of Educational Studies (IJES) (ISSN:


2312-458X (Online) ESci Journals Publishing, Islamabad,
Pakistan.

Students Achievements
Students of the Department got prizes in several essay competitions and symposia.

Details of Achievements
Sr. No.

Session

1.

2011-2012

2.

2012-2013

3.

2013-2014

4.

2013-2014

Achievement

Event
Manju (B. A. IInd Year): National Level Essay
Competition-2011 on 5th September,
Second Prize
2011.
Rajni Bala (B. A. Ist
Year): Consolation Prize
Manju Chauhan
(B.A.IIIrd): First Prize
Nisha Khangan
(B.A.IIIrd) : Consolation
Prize
Ms. Bhawna Singh (B.A.
Final Year): First Prize
Rajni Bala (B. A. IIIrd
Year): Consolation Prize

National Level Essay


Competition-2012 on 5th September,
2012.

Essay Competition on the theme


Indian Society and Ideological Crisis
on 21st November, 2013.
Essay Contest and Symposium on
S w a m i V i v e k a n a n d a : Fr i e n d ,
Philosopher and Guide held on 9th
Fe b r u a r y, 2 0 1 4 o r g a n i z e d b y
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama,
Chandigarh.

Academic Writings by Students


Our students in contributed papers/chapters journals and e-books.
E-Seminar on Philosophy of Shaheed Bhagat Singh 23rd March, 2012

Philosophy of Shaheed Bhagat Singh


(E-Seminar)
23rd March, 2012

Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary


Studies (CPPIS)

1|Page CPPIS: http://positivephilosophy.webs.com

Page

http://positivephilosophy.webs.com

Milestone Education Society (Regd), Pehowa,


(Kurukshetra)-136128 (HARYANA)

Sr.
No.

Session

Details of Academic Writings


Activity

Two essays published of students:


1. Manju Chauhan: Women in 21st
Centur y: Issues and Future
Perspectives
2. Neha Vashishta: Women in 21st
Centur y: Issues and Future
Perspectives
Pa r t i c i p a t i o n : M a n j u C h a u h a n
(B.A.IInd Year)

1.

2011-2012

2.

2011-2012

3.

2012-2013

Manju Chauhan (B.A.IIIrd Year)


contributed a paper entitled, Social
Philosophy of Saheed Bhagat Singh

4.

2013-2014

5.

2013-2014

Rajni Bala (B. A. IIIrd Year)


contributed a paper entitled,
Contribution of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar to
Indian Society
E s s a y p u b l i s h e d :
Rajni Bala (B. A. IIIrd Year) Positive
Ideology toward Problems in India
pp.10-13.

6.

2013-2014

Programme/Journal

Organisation

Lokyata: Jour nal of Positive Centre for Positive Philosophy and


Philosophy Volume I, Number 01, Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS)
April-September, 2011.
Pehowa (Kurukshetra).

E-Seminar on Philosophy of
Saheed Bhagat Singh held on
23rd March, 2012.
First Session of Society for Positive
Philosophy and Interdisciplinary
Studies (SPPIS) Haryana held on
30th June,2012.
Two-Days National Seminar on
Ambedkarite Quest on Egalitarian
Revolution in India held on 26th &
27th November, 2013.
Ra j n i B a l a ( B. A . I i r d Ye a r ) :
Consolation Prize

-do-

-do-

Centre for Dr. B. R. Ambedkar


Studies, Kurukshetra University,
Kurukshetra.

Centre for Studies in Educational,


Social and Cultural Development
( C S E S C D ) , P e h o w a
(Kurukshetra)on 6th December,
2013.
Chapter in a book:
The Philosophy of Dalit Liberation Centre for Studies in Educational,
Ra j n i B a l a ( B. A . I I I r d Ye a r ) (e-book) edited by Dr. Desh Raj Social and Cultural Development
Contribution of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar to Sirswal Amazon Kindle Edition
(CSESCD), Pehowa (Kurukshetra),
Indian Society, pp.31-38.
March 2014.

Academic Distinctions and Results (2010-2015)


Session

Class

Distinctions

Percentage

Subject Result

2010-2011

B.A. Ist Year

02

76% to 77.5%

100%

B.A.IInd Year

04

75% to 83.5%

100%

B.A.IIIrd Year

04

75% to 82%

100%

B.A. Ist Year

01

76.5%

100%

B.A.IInd Year

10

75 % to 90.5%

100%

B.A.IIIrd Year

04

77 % to 85%

100%

B.A. Ist Year

01

77 %

100%

B.A.IInd Year

01

77 %

100%

B.A.IIIrd Year

11

75.5 % to 88.5%

100%

B.A. Ist Year

07

77 % to 88.5%

86.6 %

B.A.IInd Year

05

76.5 % to 86 %

100%

B.A.IIIrd Year

02

79 % to 81.5%

100%

B.A. I Semester

05

76 % to 88.5%

95.8 %

B.A. II Semester

08

93% to 75%

90.4%

B.A.IInd Year

08

75.5 % to 89.5 %

100%

B.A.IIIrd Year

05

83.5 % to 87.5%

100%

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

Books Available in the Library


Total 375 books with 320 titles are
available in the College Library included
text-books and reference books.

A Book-Grant of Rs. 30,019/- received by


the Department of Philosophy in the
academic session 2011-2012 from Indian
Council of Philosophical Research
(ICPR) New Delhi.

199 books of philosophy upgraded


between 2010 to 2015 in the college
library.

Research Journals
Online Journals in College Library:
INFLIBNET accessible in the College.

Journals available in the Department:


Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research
(JICPR) (ISSN: 0970-7794)
Indian Philosophical Quarterly (IPQ) (ISSN: 0376-415X)
Lokayata: Journal of Positive Philosophy (ISSN: 2249-8389)
Milestone Education Review (ISSN: 2278-2168)

Programmes Organised by the Department


(2010-2016)

Seminars
Sr.
No.

Programme

Date

Academic
Sponsorship
Collaboration

1.

One-Day Regional Seminar 27-11-2010


on Reconsidering Classical
Indian Thoughts on World
Philosophy Day

Department of
Sanskrit

Indian Council of
Philosophical
Research

2.

One-Day Faculty
Development Programme
on Dr. B.R.Ambedkar,
Indian Constitution &
Indian Society

20-01-2016

Department of
Public
Administration

Rashtriya
Uchattchatar
Shikhsa Abhiyan
(RUSA)

Lectures by Eminent Scholars


Sr.No.

Programme

Date

Academic
Collaboration

Sponsorship

1.

ICPR Sponsored Periodical Lectures

10-02-2012

Department of
Hindi

Indian Council of Philosophical


Research , New Delhi.

2.

World Philosophy Day Celebration with a Lecture on 22-11-2012


Aesthetics

Department of
Hindi

P.G.Govt. College for Girls,


Sector-11, Chandigarh

3.

Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami


Vivekananda

11-10-2013

Department of
Hindi

P.G. Govt. College for Girls,


Sector-11, Chandigarh

4.

Lecture on Ideals of Sarada Ma in Modern Age

9-09-2014

Department of
Hindi & NSS

P.G. Govt. College for Girls,


Sector-11, Chandigarh

5.

ICPR Sponsored Periodical Lectures

11-02-2015

Department of
Hindi

Indian Council of Philosophical


Research, New Delhi.

6.

World Philosophy Day Celebration with a Lecture on


Social Philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

19-11-2015

Department of
Hindi

P.G. Govt. College for Girls,


Sector-11, Chandigarh

Lectures Series Published

Seminar papers and lectures delivered by distinguished scholars published by the Department
published by the Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies: :
Lecture Series-I: Gender Inequality and Sexual Harassment Dr. Anamika Girdhar

1|Page

Lecture Series-I

Gender Inequality and


Sexual Harassment

Dr. Anamika Girdhar

http://positivephilosophy.webs.com

Lecture Series-III: Swami Vivekananda and Value Education Swami Anupamananda

1|Page

Swami Vivekananda and


Value-Education

Swami Anupamananda

http://positivephilosophy.webs.com

The Positive Philosophy Society

Inter-Departmental Students Activities (2010-2015)


Sr.
No.

Activity

Date

Departments

1.

Bhavanjali:
1.Student-Seminar
2.Poster-Making Competition

30-10-2010

Departments of Sanskrit and


Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for
Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh

2.

World Philosophy Day


Celebration
1.Essay Writing Competition
2. Poster-Making
Competition

21-11-2013

Department of Philosophy and


French, P.G.Govt. College for Girls,
Sector-11, Chandigarh

3.

World Philosophy Day


Celebration with theme:
"Youth and Indian Education
System"

19-11-2014

Department of Philosophy,
P.G.Govt. College for Girls,
Sector-11, Chandigarh & Centre for
Positive Philosophy and
Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS)
Pehowa (Kurukshetra).

Co-curricular/Extra-Curricular Activities
(2010-2015)
Sr. No.

Event Name

Date

Venue

1.

Milan-2012

25-08-2012

2.

Teachers Day Celebration

05-09-2012

-do-

3.

Film Show: Shudra-The Rising

02-02-2013

-do-

4.

Teachers Day Celebration

03-09-2013

-do-

5.

03-09-2014

-do-

6.

Teachers Day Celebration


An interactive meeting on "Educational Ideas of Guru
Rabindranath Tagore and Shaheed Bhagat Singh"

27-09-2014

-do-

7.

Teachers Day Celebration cum- Get-Together

03-09-2015

-do-

Department of Philosophy, Room


No. 204, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh

Sophia: Student Magazine (2012-2014)


& Posters in 2015
Students stated an initiative under The Positive Philosophy Society with the name SOPHIA: Student
Magazine where they contribute their writings. This magazine released on Teachers Day and
World Philosophy Day. Six issues were published since 2012:

Best Practices adopted by the Department


Celebration of Philosophers Birthday

every year.
The Positive Philosophy Society
(Functioning from 2010).
Regular Academic Activites
Publications of Student Magazine/
Posters.
Academic/Career Guidance.
Guide Students for Philosophy and
Ethics papers in UPSC.
Publications of the Lectures and
Proceedings of the Seminar.
Developed webpages on Elements for
P h i l o s o p h y & A C l a s s - R o o m
Introduction to Logic webpage for
B.A.Ist Year Students.
Interactive Sessions with Students.

Alumni
Name

Gradation
Year

Profession/Qualification

Dr. Shivani Sharma

1994

B.A. General: 1994


Former Chairperson, Department of
Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Ms. Manju Chauhan

2013

B.A. (2013), M.A. Philosophy (2015)


M.Phil.

Ms. Nisha Khangan

2013

B.A. (2013), B.Ed. (2014)

Ms. Sapna Thakur

2013

B.A. (2013), B.Ed. (2014)

Ms. Shubhangi

2013

B.A. (2013), M.A. Philosophy

Ms. Harman Kaur

2013

B.A. (2013), B.Ed., M.A. Philosophy

Ms. Shrishti

2014

B.A. (2014), M.A. Philosophy (Joined in


2015)

Ms. Nidhi

2014

B.A. (2014), M.A. Philosophy (Joined in


2015)

Career Perspectives
Teacher/Educationist /Researcher in Central Universities, Colleges, Professional Institutes
like IITs, IIITs, BITs, NISER , DIETs and colleges of education etc.

Logic and Applied reasoning is a basic component of all competitions like UGC-NET,
Banking, Intelligence Services, SSC, UPSC etc.

Philosophic Writer/Journalist/Creative Writing.


Yoga and Meditation
Social Activist/Social Worker
Consultant / Ethical Advisor in Corporate/Private Sector
Law Profession

Future Plans
The Department proposed the following
courses under RUSA proposal:
Diploma in Logic and Applied Reasoning
(For competitive examinations)
Certificate Course in Philosophical Writing
(For BA & MA Students)
B.A. Philosophy (Honours)

Thanks
Department of Philosophy,
Room No.204,
P.G.Govt. College for Girls,
Sector-11, Chandigarh
E-mail:
philgcg11chd@gmail.com
Website:
http://philgcg11chd.webs.com

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