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Name Dr. Tapan Kumar De
Designation Professor , Head
Department Name PHILOSOPHY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-316 / Centrex Extn. 316
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.DThe University of Burdwan2008
M.Phil.The University Burdwan 1998
M.A.Vidyasagar University1996
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor, Department of Philosophy and the Life-world,Vidyasagar University since 23.12.2014
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and the Life-world, Vidyasagar University, since 23.12.2011 to 22.12.2014
Lecturer,Department of Philosophy, Ghatal R.S.Mahavidyalay,Ghatal,Paschim Medinipur,From-23rd December 2001 to 22nd December,2008
Reader, Department of Philosophy and the Life-world, Vidyasagar University, from 23.12.2008 to 22.12.2011
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Advanced Logic,Indian Logic. Research Area- Practical Ethics,Philosophy of Vivekananda,Phenomenology and Existentialism
Course/ Subject Taught 
Logic,Phenomenology,Western Epistemology, Applied Ethics, Modern Indian Thoughts
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
In Defense of Euthanasia: A Situational Analysis JournalPeriodic Research :Multi Disciplinary International Research Journal,V-2 P-1762013Social Research Foundation, Kanpur

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
A Phenomenological Study on the Adivasi Culture in West BengalIndians Northeast; A Celebration of Culture, ISBN-978-93-88945-00-42019Rev. Dr. Ashish Amos( ISPCK)
Brentano on Intentionality of Consciousness: A Brief ExpositionDepartment of Philosophy and the Life-world,Vidyasagar University,ISSN-0975-8451,V-20,Page-64-752018Registrar, VU
Vivekanander Nabavedanta O Bartaman Samaj: Ekti SamikshaSwami Vivekanander Samaj Bhawana, ISBN-978-93-82370-44-42017Sahajpath, Howrah
Emancipation of Transgender:A Step to a New WorldHuman Rightsin Philosophical Perspective,ISBN-978-93-83368-22-8,Page-11-272017Sanskrit Pustak Bhander,Kolkata-700006
Music and Emotion:A Critical StudyPhilosophy and Music for Mental Development,ISBN-97893803329942017Department of Philosophy and Music,Mugberia Gangadhar Mahavidyalay
Vivekanander Nabavedanta O Bartaman Samaj: ekti SamiksaSwami Vivekanander Samaj Bhwana,ISBN-978-93-82370-44-4,Page-15-362017Sahaj Path,Howra,West Bengal
Vivekananda on the Transformation of Culture and CivilizationDepartment of Philosophy and the Life-world,Vidyasagar University,ISSN-0975-8451,V-19,Page-88-972017Department of Philosophy and the Life-world,Vidyasagar University
Science and Values:A Study in the Philosophy of VivekanandaEthical Activities and Values:Reflections from Different Philosophy(Proceeding Volume),ISBN-978-81-933615-7-32017Department of Philosophy, Pingla Thana Mahavidyay,Paschim Medinipur,West Bengal
Chanyakya Niti O Byabaharik Jivan:Ekti SamikhyaUnmesh,V-6,Page-7-14,ISSN-2455-037X2016Narayan Kuila,Department of Bengali,Hijli College,Midnapore
Sri Chaitanya on Love: An Analytical ApproachNabyasrote, ISSN-2249-8133,Page-451-465, V-10,Issue-112016Eyasin Khan on Behalf of Nabyasrote,Paschim Medinipur,West Bengal

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Vivekananda on the Convergence of Science and VedantaProceedings Volume2013Department of Philosophy, Midnapur College
Adhunik Bharoter Artho Samajik O Sanaskritik Unnyan e Swamijir BhumikaAnanya Vivekananda ,P-552012Paschimbanga College O Viswavidyalay Sikask Samiti
Vivekanandar Dristite Noitik Bidhi O Babaharik JibanProceedings Volume,P-272012Balarampur College, Purulia
Vivekananda on Women Emancipation : An Ethical QuestGender Budgeting-A Step Towards Justice:Conceptual and Empirical Issues, p-722012Dasgupta &Company Private Limited
The Concept of Womenhood in Vivekananda`s Philosophy:A Comparative StudyProceedings Volume,P-252011Department of Philosophy, Kharagpur College
Vivekananda on Practical VedantaNeed of A Universal Religion2010Govt. College (Autonomous), AngulP-24
Sikshar Sekal O Ekal : Ekti ParyalochonaSamaj Jigyasa, Vidyasagar University2009Vidyasagar Centre forSocial Sciences , P-139

Books Published
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Bharat MalakarUnity of Phenomenal Conscious and the Unity Thesis :A Critical Study1)Sri Ramdas SirkarSubmitted2018
Paromita RoySwami Vivekananda on Women Emancipation ; A Critical Analysis in the Light of Modern Age Submitted 
Gopal RanaSartres Concept of Freedom: An Ethical Study Ongoing2023 (Expected)
Uttam Dolai Emancipation of Downtrodden People: A Study in the Philosophies of Babasaheb Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda Ongoing2022 (Expected)
Suparna NandiTargeted Killings: An Ethical Study Ongoing2022 (Expected)
Sri Amit PanBurtrand Russell`s Principles of Acquaintance: A Critical StudySri Ramdas SirkarOngoing2020

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Alak Ranjan KhatuaWord and World: A Critical Study of The Buddhist Theory of MeaningProfessor Pravat Kumar MisraAwarded2019
Sri Prasenjit NandaEnvironmentalism and Animal Liberationism: An Historical Analysisnimal Liberationasits Awarded 
Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Vivekananda on the Convergence of Science and VedantaSole InvestigatorUniversity657342 year20152017
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Surrogacy:An Institutionalised Exploitation of WomenWomen Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University, on 07.02.2019Vidyasagar University2019
Is there any In Honour(!) Killing? A StudyWomen Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University, on 07.02.2019Vidyasagar University2019
The Ideal of Swami Vivekananda and NSSDepartment of Commerce,Unit no-11Vidyasagar University2018
The Volunteers Role of Social BenefitBhattar College Dantan,Paschim MedinipurBhattar College2017
A Journey from Sex to Soul:A Study in the Philosophy of Swami VivekanandaWomen Studies Centre,VUVidyasagar University2016
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Member of PG, BOS, Department of Philosophy and theLife-world, VU,Since-2008 Since 2008
Member of UG, BOS, Department of Philosophy and theLife-world, VU,2011 to 2017
Programme Coordinator of NSS, Since 2011
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Contemporary Relevance of Buddhist Ethics2018SpeakerRavenshaw University,Odisha
National Seminar2018Speaker23-25 November,2018, St. Joseph College, Jakhama,Nagaland
A State Level Seminar on Philosophy,Science and Technology2017Paper PresenterDepartment of Philosophy, VU
Ethical Activities and Values-Reflection from different Philosophy2017SpeakerPingla Thana Mahavidyalay
International Seminar on jangal Mahal-Society, Culture and Literature2017SpeakerMidnapore College and Nabyasrote Patrika Gosthi

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Award NameAwarded ByYear
Life Time Achievement AwardNICER2016
State NSS AwardWest Bengal State Government2014
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