Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dr Sham Lata

Dr। Sham Lata
Head & Associate Professor
Department of Sanskrit,
P.G. Govt. College for Girls,
Sector-11, Chandigarh
Mobile No. 099151-95948


· B.A. Honours from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1973.
· M.A. Sanskrit from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1975.
· M.A. Punjabi from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1995.


· Ph.D. in Sanskrit Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1983 on the title, “A Critical and Comparative Study of the Commentaries on Brhadaranyakopanisad. ” This study includes Advaita, Vishishtadvaita & Dvaitadviata philosophy of Shankracharya, Rang-Ramanujacharya & Sri Madhavacharya.


· Presently working as Vice-Principal P.G.G.C.G., Sector-11, Chandigarh.

· Teaching Sanskrit to B.A. General & B.A. (Honours) students since 8th September, 1982 (28 years)


· Workshop on E-Content Development oragnised by Education Department , Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh held on May 17-18,2010.

· Seminar on Education Reforms: Opportunities and Road map Ahead held at PHD Chamber, Chandigarh on 24th April, 2010.

· Workshop on E-Content Development oragnised by Education Department , Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh held on March 10-12,2010.

· World Earth Day Celebrations by “Prakriti” Environmental Society of P. G.G.C.G., Sector-11, Chandigarh held on April 22, 2009.

· ICSSR Sponsored Regional Seminar on Role of Information Technology in the Delivery of Public Services in the North-Western Region oragnised by P.G. Department of Public Administration, P. G.G.C.G., Sector-11, Chandigarh held on Feb. 06, 2009.

· Participated in The Local Chapter on Climate Change oragnised by International Law Association, Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh held at Judicial Academy in 2009.

· National seminar on “Making of India as a Nation: an Inter-language Dialogue” held at Panjab University, Chandigarh held on March 20, 2008.

· World Punjabi Conference on the theme” Punjabi Identity in Global Context” at Punjab University, Chandigarh held on March 30-31,2008.

· World Environment Day Celebrations by “Prakriti” Environmental Society of P. G.G.C.G., Sector-11, Chandigarh held on June 05, 2006.

· Seminar-cum-Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation and Soil and its Cover management through Vermitechnology under the Year of Scientific Awareness Programme oragnised by Department of Science & Technology, Chandigarh Administration and “Prakriti” Environmental Society of P. G.G.C.G., Sector-11, Chandigarh held on March 11, 2005.

· Sensitization Workshop on AIDS for School and College Students oragnised by NSDS, DAV College, Chandigarh and State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh held on November 25, 2004.

· Participated in Three week Refresher Course in the subject of Sanskrit held on 22 June 2000 to 12 July 2000 at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.

· Participated in Refresher Course in the subject of Sanskrit and Gender Studies held on 25 Feb.,1999 to 17 March 1999 Panjab University, Chandigarh.

· Working as Bal Vikas Guru since 1975 at Sri Satya Sai Seva Organization (Haryana and Chandigarh), Chandigarh.

· Worked in different student and subject organizations at different positions like Vice-President.

· Participated in various activities like Female Foeticide, Drug abuse and Gender issues etc.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dr. C. D. Sebastian

C D Sebastian
Associate Professor (Philosophy)
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Email: Email:
Phone: +91-22- 25767359 (O), 25768359 (R)
Fax: +91-22- 25723480
Research Interest:
Buddhist Philosophy
Classical Indian Philosophy
Comparative Philosophy
Comparative Religion
Vedanta Philosophy

Professor Archana Barua

Archana Barua is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences ,Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. She is currently the member, Advisory Committee of the ICSSR-NERC,Shillong . Archana Barua received her doctorate from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in 1991 following post graduate and undergraduate education in NEHU, Lady Keane Girls College and Cotton College respectively. A distinction holder in Logic & Philosophy in her undergraduate level, she has topped the list of successful candidates of Philosophy in both her B.A. and M.A. examinations. A recipient of Gold Medal in Philosophy from the then Prime Minister of India, Smti. Indira Gandhi, she has received several, scholarships, travel grants and has published in a range of journals. She taught at St.Anthony's College from 1976-1998 and chaired the Department before she joined IIT Guwahati in 1998.
Her field of interest is twentieth century European philosophy, especially phenomenology (the philosophy of Edmund Husserl) and its development in Heidegger, existentialism (Sartre, Merelau-Ponty), and Hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur and philosophy of religion. With her systematic interests in philosophy of science and technology, applied ethics, Indian philosophy and Gandhian Philosophy, she has also taught and guided research work in areas of German Idealism, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Kafka .Her lately published book 'Phenomenology of Religion' includes a Foreword by Professor J.N.Mohanty, (Professor of Philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia and Woodruff Professor of Philosophy and Asian Studies, Emory University, Georgia) who has remained the source of inspiration for her current research interest.
Ph. D. in Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong, India (1991)
M.A. in Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong, India (1976)
B. A. in Philosophy with Honours, NEHU, (1974)
Current Areas of Interest:
Problem of Consciousness, Mind-Body Problem, Phenomenology, Indian Philosophy, the philosophy of Contemporary thinkers, cognitive science and philosophy (including philosophy of mind), metaphysics, and philosophy of science, applied ethics and religion.
Research Interests:
Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Indian Philosophy, Gandhian Philosophy, cience,Technology & Philosophy
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam, India, 781039
Office Phone: + 91-(361)-2582551, 2582552
FAX: + 91-(361)-2582559

Prof. R.B.Langyan

Dr R.B.Langyan (I.A.S.Rtd)


Centre for Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Studies,

Kurukshetra University,Kurukshetra-१३६११९

Interest: Ambedkar Studies, Buddhist Studies, Sanskrit Studies

Mobile No.09896774157

Activities of the Centre:

It organizes lectures/seminars/symposiums on the life and thoughts of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
It guides and motivates the S.C. students from time to time and addresses their grievances.
The Centre gives facilities of newspapers/magazines to S.C. students preparing for competitive exams.
It gives projects relating to Dalit issues to the Research Scholars.
The Centre organizes workshops/Awakening Camps in the rural areas in which the people of Scheduled Caste are appraised of all Govt. Schemes.
It organizes talent competitions/Quiz contests for S.C. students studying in schools.
It runs a computer training centre for scheduled caste students.
It runs classes for three months certificate course on the ‘Scheduled Caste Problems: Dr. Ambedkar’s Philosophy and Dalit Movements in India’.
It runs remedial classes for English Speaking Course for S.C. students.
It holds Essay Competition on Dalit issues.
It holds declamation contest in schools and colleges on social issues and on the thoughts of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

Prof. Sujata Miri

SUJATA MIRI was born in Delhi on 23 June, 1942। Her father, Mukund Lal Khanna, was a renowned refrigeration engineer and was Chief Advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture during the early years of India’s independence, but resigned from his position owing to differences with the government. Her mother, Manorama, was an extremely popular social worker and worked for long periods with slum-dwellers in Delhi.Sujata took her BA degree with Honours in Philosophy from Lady Sriram College of Delhi University and her MA in Philosophy from the same College. She got a first class in her MA examination. On the basis of her excellent academic record, she was selected by the College as Lecturer in Philosophy immediately after her MA examination results were announced. She taught Philosophy in Lady Sriram for the next ten years. During her lectureship in College she excelled herself not only as a teacher, but also as a leading contributor to collegiate life. She produced plays for the College which are still remembered, organized seminars and was instrumental in creating an atmosphere of harmony and cordiality among teachers and in student-teacher relationship. While teaching in College, Sujata also worked for the PhD degree of Delhi University and received the degree in 1973. In 1974 she accepted the offer of a Visiting Fellowship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla to complete writing her book, Suffering. The book was published by the Institute in 1976. In 1975, Sujata went to teach in the newly established national University in Shillong, the North-Eastern Hill University. She rose to a professorial position there in a few years, and also became the Head of the Department of Philosophy and Dean of the School of Humanities and Education. She retired from University service in 2005 and has since settled down in Delhi.

Sujata Miri
A - 39 South Ext. Part I New Delhi

Prof. Sundar Sarukkai

(M.Sc, PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics)
Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities
Official Phone:91- 820 2923111
2007 – 2009: Dean, School of Humanities, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.2006 – 2009: Professor, School of Humanities, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.2000 – 2006: Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.1994 – 2000: Associate Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.1992 – 1994: Post-doctoral Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Madras.1985 – 1992: Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, Purdue University

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Dr. Chhanda Chakraborti

Dr. Chhanda Chakraborti, Associate Professor in Philosophy at Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, joined IIT Kharagpur in 1999. Prior to that, she had served as Group Leader, Humanistic Studies at BITS Pilani during 1996-1999.

Dr. Chhanda Chakraborti obtained her Ph D from University of Utah, USA in 1995. She is a double M.A in Philosophy from University of Washington, USA, and Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Her research and publication areas are: philosophy of logic, philosophy of mind and applied ethics. She is interested in human cognition, particularly in thinking and reasoning. In philosophy of mind, her research interest is in the metaphysics of the mental, particularly in non-dualistic options. In applied ethics, her research areas are health and public policy, development and public policy, and corporate governance. In addition to research articles, she has also published two books.
Research Areas:
Philosophy of Mind
Business Ethics
Logic and philosophy of Logic

Dr. Chhanda Chakraborti
Associate ProfessorDepartment of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal 721 302, India.
Tel: Office: +91-3222-283602 Res: +91-3222-283603 / 278614 Fax:+91-3222- 255303/ 282270 e-mail:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dr. Abhijit Joshi

Dr. Abhijit Joshi

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Mobile No. 09441415159Email: abhijitjoshi1977@gmail.comSpecialization: Advaita Vedanta

Fr. V. John Peter

Fr. V. John Peter
Consultant in Philosophy, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110 068, Mobile No. 09650496989, Phone No. 011 29534394Email: petercapu@gmail.comSpecialization: Indian Philosophy, Saiva Siddhanta, Siddha Tradition and Eco-Philosophy.

Prof. Shri Krishan Sharma

Prof. Shri Krishan Sharma
Professor, Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies (ISIS) , Kurukshetra University, Kurukhetra-136119 Mobile No।09355234642 Email:
Specialization: Sanskrit Studies.

Dr Md Sirajul Islam

Dr Md Sirajul Islam
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy & Religion, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan 731235, India Tel: +91 3463 264686 (Res) / 262751 (Off)Extn। 350 ,Cell: +919732071184 Email: Sufism, Islam, Mysticism, Comparative Religion

Dr. Anamika Girdhar

Dr. Anamika Girdhar
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Kurukshetra University,Kurukshetra-136119 (Haryana) Home Address: #1184/Sector-7, Urban Estate, Kurukshetra-136118 Phone No. 01744-223203(R) Office: 01744-238410 (Exten .2758) Mobile No.09416734334 Email:, Western Ethics.

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Dr. R.K.Deswal

Dr. R.K.Deswal
Chairman, Department of Philosophy, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136119 (HARYANA)Home Address: #D-41, University Campus, K.U. Kurukshetra Phone No. 01744-238629, 238410,239570 Extn. No. 2510 (Chairman), 2509 (Office) Mobile No. 09466522694 Email: dr.rkdeswal@gmail.comSpecialization: Indian Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion with special referenceto Gita & Buddhism.Web Page:

Prof. Nirbhai Singh

Prof. K.K.Sharma

प्रोफ. K.K.Sharma
Prof. K.K.Sharma, Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya) has served in many universities in different capacities. He has worked as Deputy Registrar, Reader, Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Kohima Campus of North-Eastern Hill University. Later on, he served as Professor and Head in Nagaland University at Kohima. He has worked as Professor Faculty of Education at Sri Satya Sai University whitefield campus Bangalore.

Prof. Sharma worked as coordinator for UGC Academic Programmes in education at NEHU and Programme Director for Diploma in Higher Education in Indira Gandhi National Open University at Shillong and Regional coordinator for B.Ed. Programme at IGNOU Regional Center Karnal (Haryana).

Prof. Sharma at present is working as Visiting Professor at Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies (UGC Sponsored) S.L.D.A.V.College of Education (IASE) Ambala City. He is President of Council for Teacher Education (Haryana State Chapter).

Prof. K.K.Sharma is President of Nagaland Institute of Health, Environment and Social Welfare (IHESW) Kohima, Nagaland an NGO which is working for the welfare of tribal communities in the area of Health, Environment, Social Welfare, Children’s Science Congress and other related areas.

He is Chairperson of Haryana State Unit of Shiksha BACHAO Andolan of Vidya Bharti. He is on the Editorial Board of yoga Journal of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga New Delhi.

He has guided research at M.Ed., M.Phil and Ph. D. Level.

Prof. K.K.Sharma has significantly contributed to the following areas of his specialization:-
· Indian Philosophy of Education
· Curriculum Development
· Teacher Education
· Value Education
· Yoga Education
There are number of publications to his credit like books, monographies, reports, article etc। The latest publications are “Becoming Divine Educator” & “Integral Yoga-based Pedagogy in Teacher Education”
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Professor K.K.Sharma
(Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, NEHU, Shillong) President, Council for Teacher Education (HSC); Visiting Professor, Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Sohan Lal DAV College of Education(IASE), Ambala City(Haryana), Mobile NO.09315133167 Phone No.01744235601 Email : Website: : Educational Philosophy, Philosophy of Science.

Prof G.P.Das

Prof G.P.Das
Professor of Philosophy (Retd.)Department of Philosophy, Utkal University, Bhubneswar (Odissa) Home Address: RUTAYANI, 396, Paika Nagar, Bhubaneswar-751 003, OdishaTelefax:0674-2560000, Mobile:09437195757
Specialization : Analytical Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Advaita Vedanta, Applied Philosophy.

Prof. Dharmendra Goel

Prof. Dharmendra Goel, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Panjab University Chandigarh is a renowned scholar in Analytical tradition in philosophy. served as Chairman of Deptt. of Philosophy, Panjab University Chandigarh. Prof. Dharmendra Goel has visited in many national and international academic programmes. He has published extensively in various journals and some of his major publications include An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Philosophy, Philosophy and Social Change, Bhasha Darshan etc. He has guided many research scholars at M.Phil and Ph. D. Level. He has been awarded Swami Pranavanand Award for the Year 2007 by All India Philosophy Association.
Home Address: FLAT NO.38-A, SWASTIK-VIHAR,PHASE-II, MANSADEVI ROAD, PANCHKULA-134109 (HARYANA) Phone No. (0172)-२५५७१२६
Specialization : Social Philosophy, Analytical Philosophy

Sinha, Ajit Kumar (22-08-1923 - 22-12-1988)

Dr। Ajit kumar Sinha M.A. PhD.(Illinois) was born on 22nd August,1923 at village Khaspur in West Bengal,India. His father late professor Jadunath Sinha is well known for his contribution in the field of Indian Philosophy and Psychology. Dr Sinha was professor of Philosophy at Kurukshetra University. His main contribution to the world of Philosophical thought was his theory of telic principles which he propounded to explain Science , Culture, World Order, Social behavior and Creativity. His theory of cosmic teleology attempted to bridge the gap between Modern Science and Indian Spiritualism. He contributed about 110 research articles which appeared in various reputed Research journals. He authored about 20 books. He was well known in the field by his writings marked by originality and erudition. His contribution to the world of Philosophical thought was recognised and he was made honorary member of American Philosophical Association, U.S.A., International Society for study of time,U.S.A., Research Institute for Study of Global History of Philosophy, W. Virgina, U.S.A. as consultant and Indian Philosophical Congress. He was a member of the editorial Board of journal of Arts & Humanities and interdisciplinary Studies, Univ. of Connecticut U.S.A., Journal of Education, Praci-Jyoti, Digest of Indological studies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra University Research Journal of Arts and Humanities. He was also the editor of the Proceedings of symposia on Philosophy(!966), Democracy and World Peace ; An International journal. His bio-graphical sketch appeared in who is who in World published by Marquis Publications, Chicago, U.S.A. Some of his writings couldnot be published during his lifetime.An attempt is being made to compile and edit his unpublished works. Forthcoming publications are i) Philosophy of Science ( In Tantrik Perspective) ii) Symbolism in Classical Indian Art and Culture. iii) Philosophical reflections on International Relations .
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Modern Philosophers

Ram Nath Sharma