IGNOU SYLLABUS Master of Arts (Philosophy) (MAPY)

Master of Arts (Philosophy) (MAPY)
School of Inter-disciplinary & Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS)

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-16 credits; 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.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

Medium of Instruction: English


Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per year

Programme Details:
Course Code Title of the Course Credits

I Year 

Compulsory Course MPY 1 Indian Philosophy 8

Elective Courses (Choose any six)
MPYE 1 Logic 4
MPYE 2 Ethics 4
MPYE 3 Epistemology 4
MPYE 4 Philosophy of Human Person 4
MPYE 5 World Religions 4

MPYE 6 Dalit Philosophy 4
MPYE 7 Research Methodology in Philosophy 4
MGP 5 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution 4

II Year 

Compulsory Courses  

MPY 2  Western Philosophy

Elective Courses (Choose any six)

MPYE 8 Metaphysics 4 (CREDITS)
MPYE 9 Philosophy of Science and Cosmology 4(CREDITS)
MPYE 10 Philosophy of Religion 4(CREDITS)
MPYE 11 Philosophy of Art (Aesthetics) 4(CREDITS)
MPYE 12 Tribal Philosophy 4(CREDITS)
MPYE 13 Philosophy of Technology 4(CREDITS)
MPYE 14 Philosophy of Mind 4(CREDITS)
MPYE 15 Gandhian Philosophy 4
MPYE 16 Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo 4(CREDITS)
MPYP 1 Dissertation 4(CREDITS)
Total Credits 66

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