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Department of Philosophy

Dr. Kanti lal Das

Dr. Kanti lal Das


M.A., M.Phil. Ph.D.

Professor


Contact Addresses:

Contact No.
+91- 9434887860(M)
Address(office)
Department of Philosphy, University of North Bengal, P.O.-NBU, Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.
e-Mail
kanti_lal_das@yahoo.com (kanti_lal_das@yahoo.com)

Subject Specialization: Philosophy of Language, Logic, Environmental and Value based Ethics and Contemporary theory of Justice.

Areas of Research Interest: Religious language, Linguistic philosophy, Theory of justice.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Awarded: 10       (b) Registered: 07

(a)Names of the Ph.D. Awarded Candidates:

    1. Ph.D. Thesis entitled “Noam Chomsky on Language, Grammar and Mind: A Critical Observation” by Marufa Khatum, (awarded in 2004).
    2.  Ph. D Thesis entitled “Bertrand Russell Philosophy of Language: A Critical Study” by Bonani Sinha (awarded in 2006).
    3. Ph. D Thesis entitled “A Revival of Virtue Ethics” by Tapas Mohanta   (awarded in 2009).
    4.  Ph .D Thesis entitled “Autonomy of Language: A Comparative and Critical study with reference to Panini, Bhartrihari, Wittgenstein and Chomsky” by Tripti Dhar, (awarded in 2009).
    5. Ph.D. Thesis entitled “Ecofeminism: An Ethics of Environment” by Utpal Kalita, (Teacher Fellow) (awarded in 2013)
    6.  Ph.D. Thesis entitled “Private Language Argument: A Critical Observation after later Wittgenstein” by Purbayan Jha (UGC Research Scholar) (awarded in 2013)
    7. Ph.D. Thesis entitled “Humanism and its relevance” by Tapan Kakati (Teacher fellow), (awarded in December, 2013).
    8. Ph.D Thesis entitled “Is-Ought Dichotomy: A Critical Reflection” by Bijoy Kumar Sarkar (awarded in 3013).
    9. Ph.D. Thesis entitled “Feminism: An Issue of Social Justice and Equality” by Laxmi Saha (awarded in Feb. 2015).
    10. Ph.D. Thesis entitled “Proper Names: A Comparative Study among Mill, Russell, Frege” by Sadek Ali, (awarded in 2015)

(b)Names of the Ph.D. Registered Candidates:

  1. Ph.D. Thesis entitled “Current Approaches to the Theory of Reference”, by Gouranga Biswas, 2008. (Departmental Fellow)
  2.  Ph.D. Thesis entitled “Language and Reality: A Critical Study” by Baishali   Majumder, 2009. (ICPR Fellow, submitted, 2016)
  3.  Ph.D. Thesis  entitled  “Socio-Philosophical Understanding of Untouchability: Past and Present” by Jadab Roy, 2012 ( Rajiv Gandhi Fellow)
  4. Ph.D. Thesis entitled “Valuing Nature: A Criterion of Environmental Justice” by Pinki Roy, 2012 (Rajiv Gandhi Fellow).
  5. Ph.D. Thesis entitled “Quine on Naturalised Epistemology” by Hasen Ali Ahmed, 2012.
  6. Ph. D Thesis entitled “ Nishkam Karma: A Comparative Study between Kant and Bhagavad Gita” by Arun Choudhuary, 2015.
  7. Ph.D Thesis entitled “ Religious Language with Special Reference to later Wittgenstein” by Anup  Deka, 2015.
  8. Ph.D Thesis entitled “ Contemporary Paradigm of Religious Experience and Religious language” by Reshmee Sarkar (forthcoming registration)

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 14       (b) Ongoing: 02.

(a)M. Phil. Dissertations guided and awarded:

    1. “A Critical Survey on Bertrand Russell’s Philosophical Analysis of Language”, by Bonani Sinha (awarded in 1998).
    2. “Noam Chomsky on Grammar and Mind”, by Marufa Khatum (awarded in 2000).
    3. “Private Language Argument: A Critical Survey” by Vivekananda Sarkar (awarded in 2000).
    4. “A Plea for Ordinary Language” by Sroban Kumar Mandol (awarded in 2001).
    5. “Language and Meaning: A Representational Approach”, by Vaswati Basu (awarded in 2002).
    6. “Ethical Generalization (Universalisation)” by Sampa Saha (awarded in 2002).
    7. “Ecofeminism” by Rumpa Biswas (awarded in 2003).
    8. “Revisionism” by Hassan Ali (awarded in 2007).
    9. “On Feminism” by Lakshmi Saha (awarded in 2007).
    10. “Language and Reality with special reference to early Wittgenstein” by Abedul Hoshin (awarded in 2009).
    11.  “Untouchability: A Crisis of Humanism with special Reference to B.R.Ambedkar” by Jadab Roy (awarded in 2011).
    12. “Relevance of Environmental Ethics: An East-West Comparative Study”, by Smt. Pinky Das (awarded in  2011)
    13. “The Relevance of Media Ethics” by Biswajit Barman (awarded in May, 2014).
    14. “ Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on Creative and Integrated Religion” by Shymal Roy, (awarded in July, 2016)
    15. “Religious Epistemology” by Juhi Das (on going)
    16. “ Wittgenstein on Language, Grammar and Form of Life” by Joyita (on going)

No. of Publications:        (a) Journal(s) : 35        (b) Books Authored: 04        (c) Books Edited: 04

Professional Experiences:

  • Teaching Experience at P.G Level: Since 10th February, 1994
    • Lecturer from 1994 to 2000
    • Reader from 2000 to 2008
    • Professor from Feb.21st 2009 onwards
  • Research Experience: Since 1988 onwards.

Administrative Experiences:

  • Head of the Department of Philosophy: 14/05/2001 to 14/05/2003
  • Member of the Board of Research Studies: 2000 onwards
  • Member of the Board of Under Graduate studies: 2002 to 2010
  • Member of the Board of Under Graduate studies, North East Hill University: 2013 onwards
  • Member of the Board of International Society for Universal Dialogue ( ISUD): 2006 to 2008
  • Deputy  Coordinator of Ambedkar Study Centre (UGC): 2008-2010
  • Deputy Coordinator of  SAP (UGC) : 2008 – 2012
  • Coordinator of SAP (UGC) DRS III: From 1st April 2015
  • Director (Honorary) of Academic Staff College (UGC) from October 2014 to 31st March 2015
  • Director (Additional Charge) of Human Resource Development Centre (UGC) from 1st April, 2015 onwards.
  • Member of the Board of Research Studies, Raiganj University from 2015 onwards.
  • Member of the Board of Research Studies, Panchanan Barma University, Cooachbehar , 2015 onwards.

Research Projects:

  • Major:
    • “Untouchability: A Crisis of Humanism” under Ambedkar’s Study Centre, North Bengal University (Completed in 2006).
    • “Buddhism and Deep Ecology: A Comparative Study” under Buddhist’s Study Centre, North Bengal University (completed in 2006).
    • “Ambedkar’s Conversion to Buddhism and its Impact” under Ambedkar’s Study Centre, North Bengal University (Completed in 2011-2012).
    • “ Amartya Sen on the Prudent Consequential Approach of Justice” (Completed in 2012-2013
  • Post-Doctoral: Major (ICPR)
    • Amartya Sen on the Idea of Justice: An alternative approach to Rawls’ theory of Justice” (2013-2014) (Tenure Two Years. Completed), Rs. 2 lakh.
    • “Wittgenstein on Religious language and Religious Experience”, (2016-2018),  Rs. 2 lakh.

Selective List of Publications:

Books Authored:

  1. Entitled The Philosophical Relevance of Language: A Methodological Reflection, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2005.
  2. Entitled Symbolic Logic in Bengali Medium, National Library Publisher, 2012
  3. Entitled Language Truth and Logic, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2012.
  4. Entitled A Handbook of Set Theory, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2014.

Books Edited:

  1. Entitled Language and Reality under Special Assistance Program (SAP) of UGC, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2006.(Jointly)
  2. Entitled Language and Ontology under Special Assistance Program (SAP) of UGC, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2008.(Jointly)
  3. Entitled   Language, value and Culture: East-West Comparative Study under Special Assistant Program (SAP) of UGC, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2008-2009.(Jointly)
  4. Entitled Language and Communication under Special Assistant Program ( SAP) of UGC, Sarat Book Publishers, Kolkata,  (Forthcoming).(Individually)

Publications:

  1. A paper entitled “‘If—then’ and ‘Horse Shoe’: A Strawsonian Account” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376-415X), vol.xxiv, No. I, January 1997.
  2. A paper entitled “Actual and Possible Worlds: An Intuitionist Approach” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly,  ( ISSN 0376 -415X), vol.xxx, No 1, January 1998.
  3. A paper entitled “On Decision Procedure” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376X),  vol.xxv, No.3, July1998.
  4. A paper entitled “Language and Conceptual Framework: A Note on Strawson” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376 – 415X),  vol.xxvii, No. 1&2, January-April, 2000.
  5. A paper entitled “Significance of Philosophical Statements: A Linguistic Approach” was published in The Visva-Bharati Journal of Philosophy,  Vol.xxxiii, 1&2, August 1997-February 1999.
  6. A paper entitled “Justification of Rules in Quantification Logic” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376-415X), vol., xxviii, No.2, in April, 2001.
  7. A paper entitled “Hare on Moral Universalizability: A Critical Survey” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376- 415X), vol., xxvii, No.3 in July, 2001.
  8. A paper entitled “Quantification over Possible World: A Modal Interpretation” was published in the Journal of Philosophy and The Life World”, vol., 4 in the year of 2001-2.
  9. A paper entitled “Quantificational Parity and Vernacular Disparity” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376-415X),   vol., xxix, No.1 in January 2002.
  10. A paper entitled “Kantian Ethics: A Twofold Logical Interpretation” was published in the Anthology of Indian Philosophical Congress in the year of 2002.
  11. A paper entitled “On Meaning Priority: Word-Sentence Dichotomy” was published in the Anthology named Language and Meaning, edited by Professor Raghunath Ghosh, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd. in 2003.
  12. A paper entitled “A Non-Anthropocentric Approach of Environmental Ethics” was published in the Anthology of Indian Philosophical Congress in the year of 2004.
  13. A paper entitled “On Meaning Priority” was published in the Anthology Language and Meaning edited by Professor R.N.Ghosh under SAF Program of UGC in 2004.
  14. A paper entitled “Human Attitude towards Nature: An Ethics of Environmental Awareness” was published in the Anthology entitled Environmental Awareness: A Multidisciplinary Study edited by G.P.Das and S.N. Roul in the year of 2005.
  15. A paper entitled “ Theory of Reference: A New Classical Approach” was  published in the Anthology entitled Meaning and Reference edited by Manjulika Ghosh and Chandidas Bhattacharya, Allied Publishers Private Ltd, 2005.
  16. A Bengali paper entitled “The Criteria of Word and Sentence Meaning in Carnap’s Philosophy” was published in the Anthology entitled Sabdartha Bichara in North Bengal University Studies in Philosophy-3 under SAP Program, edited by R.N.Ghosh and B.B. Chakraborty in 2005.
  17. A paper entitled “ The Ontological Position of Meinong: A Critical Observation” was published in the anthology edited Language and Reality edited by Dr. Das and Dr Basak under North Bengal University Studies in Philosophy under (S.A.P), Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2006.
  18. A paper entitled: “The Metaphysical Basis of Environmental Ethics: A Spinoziastic Approach” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376-415X), Vol. xxxiii, No. 3&4, July-October, 2006.
  19. A paper entitled “Paradoxes of Material Implication: An Observation” was published in the Journal of the Department of Philosophy of North Bengal University, VOL.IV, March, 07. 
  20. A paper entitled “Does Nature Possess Intrinsic Value? An Ethics of Environment” was published in the Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (JICPR), No.XXIII, No.3, July, 2007.
  21. A paper entitled “Is Meinongian Doctrine of Aussersein Self-contradictory? An Observation” was published in the anthology entitled Language and Ontology edited by Dr. Das and Mr. Mukherjee under SAP, N.B.U. Studies in Philosophy, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2008.
  22. A paper entitled “Meinong on Object, Existence and Ontological Commitment: A Critical Observation” was published in JICPR, (ISSN-0970-7794), Vol.XXVII, No. 3, July-Sept. 2010.
  23. A  paper entitled “ Amartya Sen on The Idea of Justice” was published in the Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress, Olympia and Elian Dialogues, Vol.XXII/i, ( ISSN 1105-1582), 2012, pp.135-150. (International)
  24. A paper entitled “Moral Universality: A Kantian Approach” was published in the Journal of the Department of Philosophy (ISSN: 0976 4496), Vol. VIII, March, 2011.
  25. A paper entitled “ On Environmental Aesthetics” was published in the book entitled Language and Aesthetics under SAP edited by  Raghunath Ghosh and B.B.Chakraborty in ine N.B.U.Studies in Philosophy, vol.19,2013, pp.34-48.
  26. A paper entitled “Eco-Sensitivity of Buddhism: An Ethics of Environment” was published in the Journal Philosophica (ISSN 2249-5053), Vol-III, Sept. 2013.
  27. A paper entitled “Why Environmental Ethics Matters to Philosophy?” was published in the MANAVAYATAN, a Peer-reviewed International Journal on Humanities of Centre for Studies in Humanities (ISSN 2249-0612), Vol.II, Number II, January –June, 2013.
  28. A paper entitled “Revisiting Vivekananda on the Downfall of India: Causes and Solutions” was published in the Journal Philosophy and the Life-world, special issue: Swami Vivekananda 150, (ISSN 0975-8461)Vol.16, 2013-14.
  29. A paper entitled “ Moral Universalizability: A Kantian Approach” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly,( ISSN 0376-415X), Vol. 39, No. 3-4, July-December.
  30. A paper entitled “Logic, Language and Reality” was published in the book entitled Logic and Reality, edited by Dr. Sabhajeet S. Jadav, Head of Department of Philosophy, M. G. Kashi Vidyapeeth University, Ankit Prakashan, Madava, Rohniya, Varanasi-8, 2013. (ISBN: 81-86376-10-0)
  31. A paper entitled “Russell’s Theory of Proper Name” was published in the Journal Philosophica, Vol. IV, 2014, (ISSN 2249-5053).
  32. A paper entitled “Heidegger on Language, Poetry and Creativity: A Reflection” was published in JICPR, VolXXIX, Number 2, April-June, 2012, (ISSN-0970-7794).
  33. A paper entitled “Paradigm of Cross-Cultural Communication towards building up a World Community: A Conceptualist Account”, included in International Conference on Language, Literature and Community, Paper Proceedings, ICRD, Sri Lanka, pp. 30-36, 2015, (ISBN 978-955-4543-26-3).
  34. A paper entitled “Preferential Treatment: A Means of Social Justice” was published in the book entitled Demarcation of Morality in Human Life edited by Ranjit Kumar Barman and Ranjan Kumar Das, Abhijeet Publications, New Delhi, 2015, (ISBN 978-93-5074-200-6).
  35. A paper entitled “Language is the House of Being: Heideggerian Reflection” was published in Sandhan, Journal of Centre for Studies in Civilizations, Centre for studies in civilization New Delhi, Vol. XIV, Number 2, July-December, 2014, (ISSN 0972-3609). 

 Presented paper in Seminar/ workshop etc:

  1. Presented a paper entitled “Human Attitude towards Nature: An Ethics of Environmental Awareness” in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar held on 26th and 27th Feb. 2005 at S.R.Colleage, Bali pal, Balasore, Orrisa.
  2. Presented a paper entitled “ A Plea for Non-anthropocentrism as an environmental challenge to Anthropocentrism: An Observation” in the National Seminar on “ Ethics and Environment” held during 22nd and 23rd March, 2005, in the Department of Philosophy, Utkal University, under DSA Program of UGC.
  3. Presented a paper entitled “ Human Attitude Towards Nature: An Ethics of Environment” in the National Seminar on “ Ethics in Theory and Practice” sponsored by ICRR and organized by the Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal during  2nd and 3rd March, 2005.
  4. Presented a paper entitled “Language and Reality” in the National Seminar on “Language, Thought and Reality” under SAP held in the Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal, during April, 2005.
  5. Presented a paper entitled “Untauchability and Its Impact on Ambedkar” in the National Seminar as conducted by Amberdkar Study Centre, North Bengal University, on the 22nd December, 05.
  6. Presented a paper entitled “ Untouchability: A Crisis of Humanity” in the National Seminar on “ Ambedkar’s Socio-Political Thought” as conducted by Ambedkar Study Centre, North Bengal University on the 20th and 21st February, 2006.
  7. Presented a paper entitled “ Is-Ought Dichotomy : Searlian Interpretation” in the workshop on Language and Values as organized by the Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University under Special Assistance Program (UGC) on the 1st – 3rd March, 2006.(viii)
  8. Presented a paper entitled “ The Ecophilosophy of Buddhism” in the National Seminar in Buddhism in Socio-ethical Perspective conducted by  Centre  for Buddhist Studies of North Bengal University on the 18th and 19th March, 2006.
  9. Presented a paper entitled “Language and Culture” in the Workshop under Special Assistant Programme (SAP) of UGC as conducted by the Department of Philosophy of North Bengal University in April 2009.
  10. Presented a paper entitled “Ambedkar’s Vision for a Just Society” in the National Seminar on Ambedkar on Social Justice under Ambedkar’s Study Centre, Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University, December, 2010.
  11. Presented a paper entitled “Heidegger’s Interpretation on Meaning” in the Workshop under SAP, conducted by the Department of Philosophy, during   7th and 8th March, 2011.
  12. Presented a paper entitled “The Relevance of Vivekananda’s thoughts on Women in 21st Century” in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Relevance of Swami Vivekananda in 21st Century as organized by Department of Philosophy, Raiganj College (University College), Raiganj in collaboration with Raiganj Gour Banga Research Forum, Raiganj on the 22nd and 23rd March,2013.
  13. Presented  a paper entitled “ Logic and Reality” in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar organized by the Department of Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi  Kashi Vidyapit, Varanashi on the 30th and 31st March,2013.
  14. Presented a paper entitled “Reflection on Language and Reality” in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Trends in Analytic Philosophy: Western and Indian Perspectives as organized by the Department of Philosophy, Cotton College, Guwahati, on the 5th and 6th April, 2013.
  15. Presented a paper entitled “ Revisiting Vivekananda on the Downfall of India: Causes and Solution” in the Two Day UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on “ Understanding  Swami Vivekananda in Contemporary Perspective” organized by the Department of Philosophy & Dept. of Political Science, Krishnath College, Berhampur, Murshidabad in Collaboration with Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, on August 23rd and 34th , 2013.
  16. Presented a paper entitled ‘Identity, Autonomy and Development’ in Indian Council of Philosophical Research Philosophy Teacher’s Meet for Eastern Zone, September 23rd -25th, 2016, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Vinoba Bhave University, Hararibag.
  17. Presented a paper entitled “ Wittgenstein on Religious Epistemology: Inexpressibility, Continuity and Change” in the National Seminar on Some Issues in Epistemology : Indian and Western Perspectives sponsored by ICPR and organized by  the Department of Philosophy, Gour Banga University on 21st December, 2016 on the eve of Celebrating of World Philosophy Day. 
  18. Presented a paper entitled “Religious Epistemology: An Observation” in the National Seminar on Contemporary Epistemological Issues: With Special Reference to Alvin I. Goldman’s Contributions conducted by ICPR in Lucknow on 18th &19th January, 2017.
  19. Presented a paper entitled “Aldo Leopold Land Ethics: A Paradigm of Eco-philosophy” in the Three Days National Seminar on Applied Ethics: Perspectives and Issues conducted by Department of Philosophy, Tripura University on 20th-22nd February, 2017.

 International Conferences:

  1. Attended and presented a paper entitled “Searching Non-Anthropocentrism as a Message towards World-Peace” in the International Society for Universal Dialogue (ISUD): The Seventh World-Congress in Hiroshima, Japan, June 1-5, 2007.
  2. Attended and presented a paper entitled “Amartya Sen on ‘The Idea of Justice’” in the International Society for Universal Dialogue (ISUD): The 9th World Congress in Ancient Olympia and Elide in Greece, June 22-27, 2012.
  3. Attended and presented a paper entitled “Understanding Sufis as the Essence of Islam” in the International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies in North East India, on the 27-29 June, 2013, conducted by the Department of Arabic, Abhayapuri College: Abhayapuri, Bongaigaon, Assam, India.
  4. Attended and also presented a paper entitled “ Paradigm of Cross-Cultural Communication towards building up a world community: A Conceptual Account” in the International Conference on “Language, Literature and Community 2015” held on 21st-22st Feb.2015 at the Sandey Tower Hotel, Bhubaneswar, India.
  5. Attended and acted as a Resource Person in the International Conference on Modern Trends in Social and Basic Sciences (MTSBS-2015) organized by Alipurduar College on the 27th and 28th March, 2015
  6. Participated and delivered a lecture “On Logic, Language and Truth” in the International Seminar on “ Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics and Philosophy of Language”  organized by the Department of Philosophy in collaboration with  Department of Sanskrit , University of Kalyani, sponsored by ICPR towards celebrating “ World Philosophy Day” on December 23, 2015.
  7. Attended and presented a paper entitled “Philosophy of Religious language and religious experience: Past, Present and Future” in the 4th International Conference on Philosophy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (PYTT 2016), Singapore on 28th-29th November, 2016.

 Delivered Special Lectures:

  1. Delivered 5 special lectures in the UGC Sponsored Refresher course on “Logic- East -West Comparative Study” as conducted by the Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University, during 1st March to 20th March, 2004.
  2. Delivered 4 Special Lectures in the ICPR sponsored Refresher Course entitled “Man, Society and Psychology” in the Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University, during 30th March to 19th April, 2005.
  3. Delivered 4 Special Lectures in the UGC Sponsored Refresher Course on Philosophy of Language: East-West Conducted by Academic Staff College, (NBU) in August, 2011.
  4. Delivered one Special Lecture in the UGC Sponsored Refresher Course on Feminism conducted by Women’s Study in collaboration with Academic Staff College (NBU), in March, 2012.
  5. Delivered one Special Lecture in the UGC Sponsored Refresher Course conducted by Law Department of North Bengal University with the collaboration of Academic Staff College ) NBU in May, 2012.
  6. Delivered one Special Lecture on Environmental Ethics and Environmental Justice in the UGC Sponsored Orientation Course organized by Academic Staff College of North Bengal University on the 25th February, 2013.
  7. Delivered two Special Lectures in the Worship on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein in the Department of Philosophy, Gour Banga University on the 22nd April, 2013.
  8. Delivered one special lecture entitled Multicultural Communication in the UGC Sponsored Orientation Program organized by UGC Academic Staff College, NBU on July 26th 2013.
  9. Delivered seven lectures as Visiting Professor on Set Theory in Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University on the 02/09/2013 and 03/09/2013.
  10. Delivered four special lectures on Logic as Visiting Professor in Cooch Behar Panchanan Barman University on the 9th and 10th November, 2013.
  11. Delivered lecture as a Speaker for the World Philosophy Day sponsored by ICPR and conducted by the Department of Philosophy, UGB on the 23rd December, 2013.
  12. Delivered one special lecture entitled Environmental Justice in the UGC Sponsored Orientation Program organized by UGC Academic Staff College, NBU on December 16, 2013.
  13. Delivered ICPR Sponsored Periodical Lecture on Proposition and Predicate Logic organized by the Department of Philosophy, Sitalkuchi College, on 19th February, 2014.
  14. Delivered one special lecture entitled “Gender Discrimination in Morality” in the UGC Sponsored Orientation Program organized by UGC Academic Staff College, NBU on 21st March, 2014.
  15. Delivered one special lecture on Language, Culture and Value in the UGC Sponsored Orientation Program organized by UGC Academic Staff College, NBU on 2nd May, 2014.
  16. Delivered 14 lectures on Logic as Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Tripura Central University during 8th -15th April, 2014.
  17. Delivered one special lecture on Language and Communication in the UGC HRDC Sponsored Orientation Program organized by UGC Academic Staff College, NBU, on 28th August, 2014.
  18. Delivered two special lectures in the UGC Sponsored Refresher Course conducted by the Department of Philosophy in ASC of NBU during January, 2015.
  19. Delivered 11 special lectures on Modal Propositional Logic as Visiting Professor in Panchanan Barma University, Coach Behar during 22nd to 24th April, 2015.
  20. Delivered one special lecture on Science and Religion 23rd Orientation Program organized by Human Resource Development Centre, UGC, NBU on the 29th April, 2015.  
  21. Delivered one special lecture on Ethics and Morality in the Refresher Course entitled Library and Information Science conducted by the Department of Library Science in collaboration with UGC HRDC during December, 2015.
  22. Delivered one special lecture on Moral Counselling in the need based Refresher Course entitled Counselling conducted by UGC HRDC NBU on 4th Feb., 2016.
  23. Delivered one special lecture on Relation in 27th Orientation Programme conducted by UGC HRDC NBU on 21st July, 2016.
  24. Delivered   two special lectures on Science and Religion: Conflict and Debate in 28th Orientation Programme conducted by UGC HRDC NBU on 14th December, 2016.
  25. Evaluated as a resource person the seminar presentations of the participants of the Refresher Course (from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm) conducted by the Department of Philosophy, NBU on 21st January, 2017 in UGC HRDC NBU.
  26. Delivered three special lectures on Relation, Humanism and the Value of life; The Great debate between Religion and Science; Language and Communication, respectively in the Orientation Program conducted by UGC HRDC HEHU, SHILONG, from 6th to 7th February, 2017.
  27. Delivered ONE PERIODICAL LECTURE on “ Logic, Reasoning & their relevance in our daily life” on 22nd March, 2017 organized by the Department of Philosophy, in collaboration with IQAC, Falakata College, Falakata, West Bengal.

  Act as Chairperson:

  1. Chaired a Session in the International Society for Universal Dialogue (ISUD): The 9th World Congress in Ancient Olympia and Elide in Greece, June 22-27, 2012.
  2. Chaired a Session in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar organized by the Department of Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapit, Varanashi on the 30th and 31st March,2013.
  3. Chaired a Session  in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Relevance of Swami Vivekananda in 21st Century as organized by Department of Philosophy, Raiganj College (University College), Raiganj in collaboration with Raiganj Gour Banga Research Forum, Raiganj on the 22nd and 23rd March,2013.
  4. Chaired a Session in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Trends in Analytic Philosophy: Western and Indian Perspectives as organized by the Department of Philosophy, Cotton College, Guwahati, on the 5th and 6th April, 2013. 
  5. Chaired a Session in the International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies in North East India, on the 27-29 June, 2013, conducted by the Department of Arabic, Abhayapuri College: Abhayapuri, Bongaigaon, Assam, India.
  6.  Chaired a Session  in the Two Day UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on “ Understanding  Swami Vivekananda in Contemporary Perspective” organized by the Department of Philosophy & Dept. of Political Science, Krishnath College, Berhampur, Murshidabad in Collaboration with Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, on August 23rd and 34th , 2013.
  7. Chaired a Session in Indian Council of Philosophical Research Philosophy Teacher’s Meet for Eastern Zone, September 23rd to 25th, 2016, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag.
  8. Chaired a Session in the 4th International Conference on Philosophy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (PYTT 2016), Singapore on 28th-29th November, 2016.
  9.  Chaired a Session in the National Seminar on Contemporary Epistemological Issues: With Special Reference to Alvin I. Goldman’s Contributions conducted by ICPR in Lucknow on 18th &19th January, 2017.

 

  Other Activities:

  1. Represented as an expert in the Selection Board of Philosophy for appointing part time lectures in the Samsi Colleage, Samsi, Malda.
  2. Represented as an expert in the Selection Board of Philosophy for appointing a part time lecturer in the Chachal Colleage, Chachal ,Malda
  3. Appointed as a Moderator for the subject Philosophy by SLET Commission, Assam (N.E.Region) from 21/12/2010 to 23/12/2010.
  4. Appointed as Evaluator for the Subject Philosophy by SLET Commission, Assam (N. E. Region) for 14th and 15th July, 2011.
  5. Appointed as a Moderator for the subject philosophy by SLET Commission, Assam (N.E.Region), June, 11-14, 2012.
  6. Appointed as a Coordinator of the UGC Sponsored Refresher Course on Philosophy of Language: East-West organized by the Department of Philosophy with the collaboration of Academic Staff College (NBU), 2011.
  7. Appointed as Ph.D. viva-voce examiner of Nirmalendu Mandal, held on 11/04/2013, of the thesis entitled “Two theories of Justification: Towards a Reconciliation” for the degree of Ph.D. of the University of North Bengal.
  8. Appointed as a Moderator for the subject philosophy by SLET Commission, Assam (N.E.Region), Septermer, 11-14, 2013.
  9. Represented as one of the member of Moderation Committee of SLET Commission, Assam (N.E.Region) to the chamber of the Vice-Chamber, Gauhati University to recommend the result of SET on 21st February, 2013.
  10. Examined and conducted Ph.D. Viva Voce as an external examiner of Sri Sunon Nandy of JU, Department of Philosophy on the 15 January, 2015.
  11. Nominated as the member of Board of Research Studies in Philosophy in Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University from 18th January, 2016.
  12. Acted as Vice-Chancellor nominee of Raiganj University in the meeting of the Selection Committee for recruitment of Associate Professor held in 31st March, 2016.
  13. Acted as Vice-Chancellor nominee of Raiganj University in the meeting of the Selection Committee for recruitment of Assistant Professor held on 08/09/2016.
  14. Examined as external the Ph.D thesis entitled “ An Analytical Study of the Concept of Duty and Self-Realization in F. H. Bradley’s Ethics” submitted by Phramaha Patibhan Kanchaichat to the Faculty of Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2016.
  15.  Examined as external the Ph.D thesis entitled “ The Concept of Bhakti in the Philosophy of Sri Chaitanya” submitted by Mrs. Minakshi Sethy to the Faculty of Arts, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 2016.
  16. Nominated by University Grant Commission (UGC) to act as an Expert of the interface/selection committee meeting held on 03/02/2017 in the office of UGC regarding various schemes of PDFs for the year 2017-2018 and Emeritus fellowship scheme for the year 2017-2018.