Saturday, November 23, 2013

PROF. DILIPKUMAR MOHANTA


Professor Dilipkumar Mohanta’s  short C.V.            



A. GENERAL INFORMATION:

Name
:
DILIPKUMAR MOHANTA

Designation

:
Vice Chancellor, The Sanskrit College and University, Kolkata ; Professor of Philosophy, University of Calcutta (w. e.f.10.08.2003, now on leave on lien) ;
[Former Vice Chancellor, University of Kalyani, Nadia District, West Bengal, Pin 741235]

Department
:
Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta,
1, Reformatory Street, Kolkata, West Bengal,
Pin   700027; I also teach in the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Calcutta.

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Permanent  Address       :                                                                                   
:
13.01.1959
Vill: Rangauti, P.S. Kailashahar, State: Tripura (India)
Vill + P. O: GOUR NAGAR, KAILASHAHAR, Dist UNAKOTI,  TRIPURA, Pin 799277

Present Residential Address
:
Flat No 2 AL 2, GREENWOOD NOOK
369/2, Kalitala Purbachal Road
Kolkata 700078

Email
:

Cell
:
+91-9432863177  (L) 033-24843446
B. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
(a)   M.A. (1983; Visva-Bharati), Ph.D. (1989) (Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan)
(b)  Post-doctoral Research in IIAS (Shimla, India), Institute of Religious Pluralism, University of California, Santa Barbara (USA), University of Florida (USA) as Fulbright -Nehru Visiting Lecturer, William Paton Fellow at the John Hick Center of Philosophy of Religion, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion (University of Birmingham, U. K.)

C. AREAS OF INTEREST / SPECIALIZATION:
 Indian Philosophy (Buddhism, Jainism, Nyaya, Advaita Vedanta, Jayarasibhatta, and Modern Indian Philosophy); Comparative Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Pluralism, Religions of Indian Origin (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism), Interreligious Understanding and Dialogue, Integral Humanism, Religion & Women, Religion & Environment, Environmental Ethics & Indian Philosophical tradition, Modern Indian Philosophy (Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindranath Tagore, M. K. Gandhi, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay).


D. Academic Distinctions / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS:
1. Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer for 2011-12 (Department of Religion, University of Florida, USA).
2. Scholarship under US Dept of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to the Study of the US Institute on Religious Pluralism at the University of California Santa Barbara from June 21 to Aug 05, 2008.
3. UGC Visiting Professor at the Advanced Center of Philosophy, Utkal University, 2009.
4. Associate Fellowship at Indian Institute of Advanced Study (Shimla, India) under UGC for Humanities and Social Sciences for 3 months ( one month in a year) from 2001-2003.
5. Invited to deliver lecture to the International Summer School on ‘Globalization and Religious Pluralism’ organized by the Department of Global Study, University of Shanghai, China, August 16 – 20, 2010.
6. UGC Visiting Fellow in the Dept. of Philosophy, University of North Bengal (Sept. 01  - 10, 2014)
7. UGC Visiting Fellow, Department of Philosophy & Religion Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, Nov 24 -- Dec 7, 2014
8. Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University from May 11 -- 15, 2015
9.  William Paton Fellow at John Hick Centre of Philosophy of Religion, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom ( 2015)
10. Indian Council of Cultural Relation Chair Professor for Indology, University of West  Indies, Kingston (selected for 2014-15 but could not join)
11. Awarded Jens Jacobsen Prize (2016) at Warsaw by The Society for Universal Dialogue (International Academic Body of Philosophers) for his outstanding research paper titled “Interfaith Dialogue and Vivekananda’s Vedantic Model of Religious Pluralism”
12.Tripura Scholarship in school (from class IX – XI), National Scholarship in under-graduate course (C.U.), Merit cum Means Scholarship in post-graduate course.
13.Stood 5th in Higher Secondary Examination(Hu), (1976, TBSE)
14. Stood 1st class 1st in   M.A. Examination (1983,Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan)
E. ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:
(i)      Former Vice Chancellor, University of Kalyani, Nadia District, West Bengal, Pin 741235
(ii)           Others
(a)     Member, The West Bengal Higher Education Council
(b)    Former Head of the Department of Philosophy, Assam University.
(c)    Former Head of the Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta.
(a)       Former Coordinator, UGC DRS program, University of Calcutta.
(b)      Former Member, Academic Council Assam University, Silchar.
(c)       Former Member of the Governing Body of Alipurduar College.
(d)      Member Faculty Council of Arts , Calcutta University.
(e)       Member, Publication Committee, Asiatic Society, Kolkata
(f)       Former Member, University Council of Kazi Najrul University, Asansol, W. B.
(g)       Member, Advisory Committee, Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Calcutta,  Kolkata
(h)      Former Member, Publication Committee, Asiatic Society, Kolkatamber
(i)        Member, RPC, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.

F. Particulars of Research work and Experience:
(j)    Title of the Ph.D. Thesis: SCEPTICISM IN INDIAN PHILOSOPHY.
(k)  Research Guidance: Ph. D degree awarded: 10 scholars. M. Phil degree awarded: 06 scholars. Number of Ph. D scholar presently working 05.
(l)   Important Publications (Books and Research Papers):
(i) Books:


Title with
page
number
Type of
Book/ and
Authorship
Publisher &
ISBN/ISSN/
Categorization
Whether peer-reviewed/
Impact
No of Co-authors
(To be
shared)
Whether
I am the
main
author
Date / Year
1. 
Advaita-siddhanta-sara-samgraha of Narayanasrama
Reconstructed & Edited with a long Introduction in English
RamakrishnaMissionVivekanandaUniversity (Research Publication), Belur Math, Howrah
ISBN 978-81-980944-6-3

None
Yes
2012
2. 
D.P.Chattopadhyay and Lokayata Philosophy
Edited
The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

None
Yes
In Press
3. 
Nagarjunakrta Sunyatasaptati
Sanskrit text reconstructed, edited, translated into Bengali and annotated in Bengali
RamakrishnaMissionVivekanandaUniversity (Research Publication), Belur Math, Howrah
ISBN 978-81-908944-2-5

None
Yes
2011
4. 
Studies in the Treatise of Tearing of Nagarjuna
Vaidalyasutra with vrtti with Eng. Annotation & Eng. Tr, Authored commentary
Advanced Centre of Philosophy, UtkalUniversity, Bhubaneswar, ISBN
81-85531-53-6

None
Yes
2010
5. 
Nyayabindu of Dharmakirti
Edited
Directorate of Distance Education, University of Burdwan



2009
6. 
Studies in Jayarasibhatta’s Critique of Knowing from Words
Authored Research Publication
The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

None
Yes
2009
7. 
Studies in Epistemology
Edited with others.
Calcutta Studies in Philosophy under UGC SAP DRS in Association with the Radiance
ISBN 978-81-909144-6-8
Yes
3 other co-editors
Yes
2009
8. 
Dharmadharsanerkatipayasamasya
Authored [Text book]
Nava-BharatiPrakasani (Publishers), Kolkata

None
Yes
2008
9. 
Islam and Philosophy
Edited
United States Educational Foundation in India, Kolkata



2007
10.   
Isvarakatrkatvanirakrti (Atheism of Nagarjuna)
Authored
Mahabodhi Book Agency, Kolkata, ISBN
ISBN 10:81-87032-82-0


None
Yes
2007
11.   
Jayarasir Mate SabdaKenaPramanaNai? Tattvopaplavasimha of Jayarasibhatta : Sabdapramanyanirash
Introduction, Translation and Annotation in Bengali with the text in Sanskrit
Department of Philosophy, (Under UGC SAP-DRS Publication Series, No. 8), NorthBengal University in collaboration with Sarat Book House, Kolkata, ISBN 81-87169-78-8
81-87169-78-8

None
Yes
2006
12.   
Madhyamika DarsanerRuparekha O Savrittivigrahavyavartani
Bengali Tr. and annotation
Mohabodhi Book Agency, Kolkata
ISBN  81-87032-61-8

None
Yes
2006
13.   


Cognitive Scepticism and Indian Philosophy

Authored
Punthi-Pusthak, Kolkata
ISBN 81-86791-17-5

None
Yes
1999
14.   
JayarasibhatterSamsayavada
Introduction in Bengali & Bengali translation of Jayarasibhatta'sTattvopaplavasimha
SanskritaPustakBhandar, Kolkata

None
Yes
1998
15.   
Katipay Durlabh Bauddha Grantha [Nagarjuna O Vasubandhu Racita]
Six SanskritText with Bengali Translation and Introduction
Maha Bodhi Book Agency, Kolkata

None
yes
2017
(ii) Research Papers published in Journals:
Sl.
No.
Title with
page
number
Journal name
ISBN/ISSN/
Categorization
Refereed/Non
Whether peer-reviewed/
Impact
No of Co-authors
(To be
shared)
Whether
I am the
main
author
Date / Year

1.     
The Vedantic Model of Religious Pluralism
Skepsis, vol XXII/ii, a Journal for Philosophy and Inter-disciplinary Research,  Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture, Athens (Greece)
ISSN 1105-1582, Refd
Yes
None
Yes
2012

2.     
Religious Pluralism and Inter-religious Dialogue
PrabuddhaBharata, 116:9
ISSN 0032-6178
Yes
None
Yes
2011

3.     
A Tribute to Acharya BrajendraNath Seal
Journal of the Department of Philosophy, vol  VII
University of North Bengal,
ISSN  0976-4496
Yes
None
Yes
2010

4.   




5
What is wrong in the interpretation of Nagarjuna'sSunyatasaptati by F. Tola and C. Dragonetti?


Nagarjuna’s Critique of Gautama’s View on Meaning and Designation


Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol 26, No. 2


Journal of the Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta, Vol IX
ISSN 09707794




ISSN 2277-985X
Yes




Yes
None




None
Yes




Yes
2009




2009-2010

6
Aspects of Buddhist Ethics and Environmental Concern
Visva-Bharati Quarterly, Vol72
ISSN 0972-043X
Yes
None
Yes
2009

7
In What sense the Law of Excluded Middle can consistently be rejected in Madhyamaka    Logic?
Journal of the Advanced Centre, of PhilosophyUtkalUniversity, Bhubaneswar

Yes
None
Yes
2010

8
Understanding MadhyamakaSunyata
Research Bulletin, Vishvarananda Vedic Research Institute (Professor Jagannath Agrawal Centenary Volume), Hoshiarpur, India,Vol.4&5

Yes
None
yes
2006

9
Bramha Vihara Bhavana: The Buddhist Ethics of Virtue
Philosophy and The Life-World, vol.8

Yes
None
Yes
2006

10
Rash Behari Das on the Value of Doubt
Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol.   33
ISSN 0032-6178
Yes
None
Yes
2005

11
Reflections on Jayarasibhatta's Philosophical Position
The Journal of IndianAcademy of Philosophy, Vol. 41, No.1 & 2

Yes
None
Yes
2004

12
Atmavadapratisedha in Abhidharma-kosa
The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol-IX, No1-4
ISSN 0032-61688
Yes
None
Yes
2003

13
Gangesa's theory of inherence (samavaya) with a note on the nature of inherence (samavaya)
The Philosophical Quarterly, Amalner, Vol.8, No. 1-2

Yes
None
Yes
2002

14
Amaraviksepapavada: The Philosophical method of Sanjaya
Journal of AssamUniversity, Vol.-4, No. 1

Yes
None
Yes
1999

15
Some Reflections on the Relation Between Sankara and Buddhism
Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXV. No. 3
ISSN 0032-6178
Yes
One

1998

16
Samavayakenaanumeya?
Darshana,Calcutta,  43, Vol. No. 2

Yes
None
Yes
1404[ Bangabda]

17
The Concept of Pramana and the Sceptical Arguments of Nagarjuna
Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXIV, No. 1
ISSN 0032-6178



1997

18
On the Conflicting Truth-claims of Different Religions
Journal of AssamUniversity, Vol. 2 ,No. 1




1997

19
The Levels of Truth in Madhyamika with a note on AdvaitaVedānta
The Journal of the IndianAcademy of Philosophy, Calcutta, Vol. 35, Nos. 1 & 2

Yes
None
yes
1996

20
A Note on the Concept of Alienation
Darshana International, Vol. XXXVI, No. 3

Yes
None
yes
1996

21
Man and Freedom (A Critical Exposition of Jean Paul Sartre's View)
Journal of AssamUniversity, Vol. 1

Yes
None
yes
1996

22
Nagarjuna's Philosophical Method
The Essence, Vol. 3


One

1995

23
Syllogism: Aristotle and Nyaya
The VisvaBharati Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 3

Yes
None
yes
1995

24
''Lingasarira (The Subtle Body)
PrabuddhaBharata, Mayavati, Vol. 94
ISSN 0032-6178
Yes
None
yes
1991

25
A Critique of Jayarasi's Critique of Perception
Indain Philosophical Quarterly, Poona, Vol17, No. 4
0032-6178 ISSN
Yes
None
yes
1990

26
Is Jayarasi a materialist?
Indain Philosophical Quarterly, Poona, Vol. 16, No. 3
ISSN 0376-415X
Yes
None
yes
1989

27
Jaina View of  Soul : An Introduction
Jaina Journal, Calcutta, Vol. 22, No. 2

Yes
None
yes
1987

28
A note on Jayarasibhatta's Philosophical Method
The VisvaBharati Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 23, No. 1

Yes
None
yes
1986

29
No-soul Theory of Buddhism: Its Meaning and Significance
Journal of the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, vol 10

Yes
None
yes
1986

30
Samavayaprasange
Darshana, Vol. 35

Yes
None
yes
1993

31
Rabindranath on man and his freedom
Tattva-Darshana, Vol. 2, No. 4

Yes
None
yes
1985

32
What is Syadvada?
Jain Journal, Calcutta, Vol. 20, No. 1

Yes
None
yes
1985

33
The traditional Critique of Vaisesika Critique of the category of Samavaya : An Appraisal
Indian Philosophical Quarterly (IPQ), Poona , Vol. 12, No. 2
ISSN 0032-6178
Yes
None
yes
1985

34
Is Samavaya an Internal Relation?
Indian Philosophical Quarterly (IPQ), Poona , Vol. 12, No. 2
ISSN 0032-6178
Yes
None
yes
1984





35
Acharya Brajendranath Seal: Ek Vishmitapray Jyotishka
Udbodhan
Vol 117, Vol 1
ISSN 09714316
yes
None
15 Jan, 2015

36
Dharmiya Anekantavad, Paradharma-grahishnuta O SwamiVive-kananda
Udbodhan, Vol  117, Issue 9,
ISSN 09714316
yes
September (Aswin) 2015


37
Dushprapya Bauddhagra-ntha Mahayanavimshaka
ARANYA 8th year, 2nd issue, ISSN 2394-028X
yes
October,2015









(iii) Research Papers Published in Anthologies /articles/chapters published in Books/ Conference Proceedings:
Sl.
No.
Art/Chapter
Title with
page
numbers
Book title,
Editor &
Publisher
ISBN/ISSN No/
(Or, Renowned
publishers)
Whether peer-reviewed/
Impact
No of Co-authors
(To be
shared)
Whether
I am the
main
author
Date / Year
1.                
2.                
3.                
4.                
5.                
6.                
7.                
8.                
9.                
10.              
11.              
12.              
13.              
14.              
15.              
1
Debate over Doubt Between Gautama and Nagarjuna
Reconsidering Classical Indian Thoughts, ed. D. R. Sirswal, Center for Positive Philosophy, Pehowa, India
ISBN 978-81-922377-2-5
Yes
None
Yes
2012
2
Kabir's Teaching and the possibility for     Inter- religious Dialogue
Professor S. P. Dubey felicitation Volume,  titled ''Dimensions of Philosophy'' ed. A. DattaSharma, Sagar University
ISBN 81-8315-180-9
Yes
None
Yes
2012
3
The Logic of Religious Pluralism and India
Globalization and Religious Pluralism' ed. ChangangGuo, Center for Global Studies, Shanghai University, China
ISBN 13:978-019-53240-5
Yes
None
Yes
2010
4
Nagarjuna's Philosophy: A Critique of Realism
History of Science, Philosophy in  Indian Civilization ,General Editor : D. P. Chattopadhyaya , VolumeEditor :Partha Ghosh, vol 12 ,part 5: Materialism and Immaterialism in India and Europe, Centre for Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi
ISBN 81-87586-42-7
Yes
None
Yes
2010
5
Man and Nature: An Approach from  Buddhist Ethics
Human Freedom and Environment, ed. Indoo Pandey Khanduri   published by the Department of Philosophy, H. N. B. Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garwal
ISBN 978-81-ISBN 7835-814-7
Yes
None
Yes
2010
6
Aspects of Skepticism of Nagarjuna
Skepticism,Knowledge and other related Issues Ed.  P. Sarkar,    under SAP  in Philosophy Publication, University of Calcutta
ISBN 9788190914499
Yes
None
Yes
2009
7
The Statement "Everything is Empty"
Professor Nilima Sharma Felicitation Volume ,  titled Dimensions of Philosophy edited by Dr. SouravpranGoswami, Deparment of Philosophy,   Gauhati University, Guwahati
ISBN 978-93-80390-41-3
Yes
None
Yes
2010
16.   
Religious Pluralism and the possibility of Inter-religious Dialogue in the light of Swami Vivekananda’s Philosophy
Relevance of Swami Vivekananda’s Socio-political Thinking and the Challeges of Today ed and published by S. Sharma, Department of Philosophy, Ramkrishna Mahavidyalaya, Tripura

Yes
None
Yes
2009
8
The Four-cornered Negation and the denial of the Law of Excluded Middle in Nàgàrjuna’s Logic
Logic in Religious Discourse, ed. Andrew Schumann, Minsk, Belarus

ISBN 978-3-86838-061-3
Yes
None
Yes
2009
9
On the 'No thesis Argument of Nagarjuna'
The Ocean of Buddhist Wisdom, vol. IV, the Indian Society for Buddhist Studies
ISBN 81-8315-11-1
Yes
None
Yes
2008
10
Understanding Panchashila
Cmmemoration Number 2550 B E of the Tathagata, International Center for Buddhist Studies and Research, Siliguri

Yes
None
Yes
2007
11
Designatory Function of Words and Jayarasibhatta'sScepticism
Language andReality, ed.  K.L Das & J.C. Basak Northern Book Centre New Delhi
ISBN 81-7211-212-2
Yes
None
Yes
2006
12
Nagarjuna on Negation
Proceedings of the Interim World Philosophy Congress

Yes
None
Yes
2006
13
Religious Pluralism and Vedānta
Contemporary Challenges and Practical Vedānta', ed. J.P. Dubey, Jabalpur

Yes
None
Yes
2005
14
Keynote address delivered to UGC sponsored state-level seminar on 'Society and Human Values'
Published by Karimganj College, Department of Philosophy in book form, edited by S. Debnath& M. Dutta-Choudhury

Yes
None
Yes
2002
15
Cognitive Scepticism of Nagarjuna
Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy, Ed. E. Sosa, Boston, U.S.A.
ISBN
1-889680-19-2
Yes
None
Yes
2000
16
An Approach to Religious Pluralism and the Possibility of Inter-Religious Dialogue in the Light of Swami Vivekanana's Philosophy
 Included in 'Swami Vivekanander Darsana-bhavana' Ed Dr Subodh kumar Paul, Panchmura College, Bankura
ISBN 978-81-923685-3-5
Yes
None
Yes
2012
17
Dushprapy Bauddha Grantha Mahayanavingsaka
Aranya
ISSN 2394-028X
yes
None
yes
2015

(iv) Research Papers Presented in Seminars: Presented papers in 10 International and 20 National Seminars/ Conference. [some details from 2010 -2013]:
Sl No.



1
Title of the Paper



The Thesis of Sufi Influence on Sricaitanya: A Refutation
Title of
Conference /
Seminar

Sricaitanya and his Philosophy

Whether International /
National/State/Regional/
University/College level

National, Dept of Philosophy & Religion, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan
Date



March 30 -31, 2013
2

3
Environmental awareness and Buddhist texts


The Vedantic Model of Religious Pluralism
Buddhism and Society


Democratic Culture: Historical Reflections and Modern Transformations
International, Central University of Tibetan Studies, Saranath


International [Olympia], International Society for Universal Dialogue, Greece
Jan 13-15, 2013



June 22 -27, 2012
4
Position of Buddhist Studies and Research with reference to Nagarjuna in India Today
Buddhist Round Table
International, Dept. of Religion, Univ. of Florida, Gaineville, USA
Sept 22, 2011
5
Religious Pluralism and India Today
 Human Rights, Democracy and Cultural Pluralism
International Fulbright Scholars Conference sponsored by the USA Dept of State  at Atlanta, USA
Nov 2 -6, 2011
6
Ecological Awareness and Indian Buddhism [one of the two key-note paper]
International Conference on Eastern and Indigenous  Perspectives on Sustainability and Conflict Resolution,
International,
University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
 Nov13-15, 2011
7
Kabir and Inter-religious Dialogue
International Conference for peace through Dialogue
International,
UNESCO &  Dept. of World Religion, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nov 27 – 29, 2010
8
The Logic of Religious Pluralism and India
 Globalization and Religious Pluralism
 International
Dept of Philosophy, Nanjing University & the Center of Global Studies Univ. of Shanghai, China
Aug 16 – 20, 2010
9
Relevance of Kabir Today
Asian Philosophy Congress
International
ICPR, New Delhi
March 6 -9, 2010
10
Debiprasad Chattopadhyay and Lokayata
Directed/ Co ordinated
International,
Asiatic Society, Kolkata
Nov, 24 -25, 2010



1




2



3


……………………
Ecological Awareness and Two Methodological Models



Man and Environment in Indian Tradition



Violence and Environment : An Approach from Buddhism


……………………
National Conference of Indian Society For Buddhist Studies [12th Annual Conference held at Doon University, Dehradun

National Seminar on MAN AND NATURE







Philosophy of Violence

NATIONAL / STATE LEVEL
National





UGC sponsored National Seminar
Christ College, Cuttack


National (UGC sponsored), Kandi Raj College



Nov 2 -4, 2012




Sept 15-16, 2012




Jan  16 -17, 2012
4
Swami Vivekananda and Religion
Swami Vivekananda and the
World Today
National, Dept. of Philosophy, Pachmura College, Bakura
 Feb 29 - March1, 2012
5
Religious Pluralism, Vedanta and Terrorism
Religious Pluralism as a Response to Terrorism
National, SAP Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta
Feb 22, 2012
6
 What sort of Doctor Do We Need
ICPR sponsored National Conference on Medical Ethics
National,
Ambedkar College,
 Tripura
Feb 10-11, 2012
7
 Indian Methodology of text- interpretation
ICPR sponsored National Conference
On Hermeneutics
National,
Dept of Philosophy, Banaras Hindu university,
Jan 9 -11, 2011
8
 Body-Self-Thesis of the Carvakas
 U G C sponsored National Seminar on Consciousness
National
Dept of Philosophy,Utkal University, Bhuvaneswar
Feb 16 -18, 2011
9
 Environment and Philosophy
Philosophy in the Era of Science


ICPR sponsored National Seminar, Dept of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Jan 10 - 12  2010
             
10
 Logic of Pluralism



ICPR sponsored National Seminar, Cotton College State University, Guwahati
April 21 -22, 2015
             
G. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Years 31
Name of the Institution
Designation
Date of joining
Date of leaving
Remarks, if any.
Alipurduar College, West Bengal
Lecturer
July 25, 1985
July 31,1995

Assam University, Silchar
Reader
Aug 1, 1995
Aug 9, 2001

University of Calcutta
Reader
Aug 10, 2001
Aug 9, 2003

University of Calcutta
Professor
Aug 10 2003
Till date

Department of Religion, University of Florida
Adjunct Professor
Aug 17, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
2011, Fall Semester

H. Membership and activities in professional associations:
(a)   The Asiatic Society Kolkata (Life member, India).
(b)  The Indian Academy of Philosophy (Life Member, India).
(c)   Fulbright Association Kolkata (Life Member, India).
(d)  US Department of States Alumni, Washington, USA
(e)   University of California Santa Barbara (Department of Religion) Alumni
(f)   Visva-Bharati Praktani (Alumni), Santiniketan
(g)   International Institute of Asian Studies, Netherland
(h)  Indian Philosophy Congress (Life Member, India).
(i)    Indian Society for Buddhist Studies (Life Member, India).
(j)    Forum for Religion and Ecology (Life Member, California, USA).
(k)  International Society for Universal Dialogue (Greece)
(l)    Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (Philadelphia, USA)
(m)  American Philosophical Association, USA
(n)  American Association of Religion, USA
(o)  Member of the Boards of under-graduate and Post-graduate Studies in Philosophy in the University of Calcutta.
(p)  Member of Ph.D. and M Phil Committees and Academic Faculty Council of the University of Calcutta and Burdwan University.
(q)  Formerly External Member, Board of Studies in Philosophy: North-Eastern Hill University.
(r)   Formerly External Member, Board of Studies in Philosophy: Aligarh Muslim University.
(s)   Formerly Chairman, Board of Studies in Philosophy (both UG & PG): Assam University.
(t)   External Member, Burdwan University Philosophy Ph. D. Committee

I. JOURNALS EDITED:
1.     The Journal of Indian Academy of Philosophy (Vols. 40, 42 & 43).
  1. The Journal of the Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta, Vols. 6 & 7, 2006, 2007.
J. CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT:
1.     Advaita-siddhanta-sara-samgraha of Narayanasrama (Sanskrit text to be  translated and annotated into Bengali).
2.     Madhusudana Sarasvati's Siddhanta-bindu, (English Translation and annotation with Sanskrit Text).
3.     The Collected Works of Acharya BrajendraNath Seal.(To be edited with Introduction; 1st volume on Religion and Philosophy completed recently and accepted for publication by The Asiatic Society, Kolkata)
4.     Studies in Nagarjuna’s Pratityasamutpadahridayakarika : in progress.
5.     Nagarjuna O Vasubandhukrita  Durlava Bauddha Grantha: in progress.
6.     K. INVITED LECTURES: From 2011 onward:
  1. USA Chamber of Commerce [Orlando Chapter] Annual Lecture on Dec 6, 2011 delivered on ‘Religious Pluralism, Politics and India’.
2.     Special Lecture at the Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA on “Indian Philosophy and Cognitive Scepticism” organized by ‘Philosophy Student Society’ on Nov 29, 2011.
  1. Special lecture delivered on “Reflections on Acharya BrajendraNath Seal’s Philosophy’’ on 28.09.2012 organized by the Calcutta School of Philosophical Research.
  2. Lecture delivered on 05.12.2012 on “The Body-Self Theory of the Carvakas” to the participants of Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College of the University of Calcutta.
  3. Lecture delivered on ‘Values’on28.09.2012 organized by the Calcutta School of Philosophical Research.
  4. 4 lectures delivered on “The Logic of Religious Pluralism” to the participant of UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Philosophy at North Bengal University from June 17—18, 2013
  5. 2 lectures on “Management with Human Face” to the participants of Refresher Course in Business Management Department of Calcutta University on 5thDecember, 2013
  6. Presented paper titled “ No thesis argument of Nagarjuna” at National Seminar held at Raipur University, Chattisgargh from January 13-15, 2014
  7. Presented paper titled “ a philosophical Understanding of Ramakrishna’s Mysticism” at a National seminar organized by Dept of Philosophy & Religion from Feb 18 -19, 2014
  8. Delivered two lectures at Academic Staff College, Burdwan University on “Orientalism and Culture Studies” on 22nd Feb, 2014
  9. Delivered a lecture titled “The Vedantic Version of Religious Pluralism As An Alternative Model for New World Order” as the Distinguished Speaker in  the 2nd International Conference of ‘Dharma-Dhamma Conference’ held in Bhopal from Feb 28 – March 2, 2014.
  10. Delivered P C Bagchi Endowment Lecture 2013 at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan on March 11, 2014 on “Nagarjuna on Emptiness (Sunyata).
  11. Delivered a lecture titled “ Aspects of AchacharyaBrajendranath Seal’s Conception of Philosophy” in a seminar organized by Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta on “The Confluence of Minds : Rabindranath, Brajendranath and Prashantachandra” on March 13, 2014.
  12. Delivered a lecture on “Research Methodology in Humanities and social sciences: A Philosophical approach” organized by Library and Information Science Department at Calcutta University (UGC sponsored) on March 28, 2014.
  13. Delivered two lectures on ‘Environment and ancient Indian Religio-Philosophical tradition’ to the participants of Orientation Programme organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta (July 23, 2014)
  14. Delivered a series of lecture as Visiting Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, North Bengal university (Sept 01 – 10, 2014)
  15. Delivered two lectures on ‘ Value Education & Medical Ethics’ to the participants of Orientation Program organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta (Sept  17, 2014)
  16.  Presented a paper titled “ A Prefatory for Understanding Integral Humanism in a New Perspective” in India Foundation  Centre for Study of Religion and Society (New Delhi) organized National Seminar on “ Integral Humanism” from Oct. 25 –26, 2014
  17. Delivered the 12th 'Professor Tarasankar Banerjee Endowment Lecture on " Religious Tolerance and Pluralistic Thought in India's Culture and History" organized by the Department of History, Suri Vidyasagar College on November 29, 2014.
  18. Delivered two lectures on "Research Methodology for Social Studies" as resource person in the Refresher course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Burdwan on 08.01.2015
  19. Delivered valedictory address in the International Seminar  on " Revival of Theravada Buddhism in Bengal " organized by  the Department of Pali, University of Calcutta on 15.01.2015.
  20. Presented a paper titled 'Acharya Brajendra Nath Seal's Philosophical Attitude' in the National seminar on 'The life and Works of Acharya Brajendra Nath Seal' organized by The Asiatic Society on March 24, 2015
  21. Presented a paper titled 'Cultural Nationalism and Integral Humanism' and chaired an academic session in the National Seminar on "Integral Humanism In Indian Thought' held from March 25 - 27, 2015 at Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies
  22. Delivered a lecture titled " Logic of Cultural Pluralism in Understanding Human Condition" in the Work-shop 'Philosophers' Meet 2015' organized by Cotton College State University, Guwahati from April 20 -21, 2015.
  23. Presented a paper titled " Reflections on Nagarjuna's Refutation of the Law of Excluded Middle" in the International Conference on ; Hermeneutic Understanding of Classical Philosophies in Contemporary  Times' organized jointly by 'The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy', Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences & Institute of Philosophy at Danag City, Vietnam from July 8 -9, 2015.
  24. Delivered a lecture on 'Sabda-pramana' at SOAS, University of London, UK on October 19, 2015.
  25. Delivered a lecture on 'Is Hinduism a pure polytheistic Religion ?' , John Hick Centre of Philosophy of Religion, University of Birmingham, UK on Oct 29, 2015
  26. Delivered two  lectures on "Word Meaning" in ICPR sponsored Workshop titled ' Philosophy Through Analysis of Language' at Sidhu -Kanho-Birsa University at Purulia on Dec 21, 2015
  27. Delivered "Maharshi-smarak-vaktrita (Special Lecture on Upanisad called Maharshi Devendra Nath Tagore Memorial Lecture) at Visva- Bharati, Santiniketan on Dec 25, 2015.
  28. Delivered lecture on "Ontological Foundation of Man, Morality and Spirituality: A Discourse on Vivekananda's Philosophy" in 2nd Asian Philosophy Congress held at Gitam University, Visakapatnam from January 19 -21, 2016 and chaired the Academic Session " Philosophy of Values."
L. Acted as expert in Selection Committees for teaching positions of different Universities in India and also for Fulbright fellows’ selection under USEFI. Apart from this (I) acted as an expert in different Public Service Commission &  College Service Commission in India.
M. COMMUNITY SERVICES: Associated with religious and social community services like Services for Aged People [Help Age India, New Delhi], Associated with Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Kolkata.
M. Language Known:
Bengali, English, Hindi, Sanskrit & Pali
N. Country Visited with Academic Purpose: Poland, USA, Bahama, China, Bangladesh, Greece, Srilanka, Vietnam, United Kingdom.
O. Foreign Universities visited with Academic purpose: Universities of Birmingham, London, Oxford and Cambridge in U. K.; University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Los Angelos, Amity University, Georgia State University, University of Florida (Gainville) and University of South Florida (Tempa) in USA; Nanjin University and Sanghai University in China; Vietnam Institute of Politics (Da Nang), and Institute of Philosophy (Hu Chi Min City); Dhaka University in Bangla Desh, University t of Warsaw at Poland.

Date & Place:                    Kolkata
           (Dilipkumar  Mohanta)

                                              

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