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Department of Philosophy

Smt. Swagata Ghosh

Smt. Swagata Ghosh


B.A. (Hons., Gold Medalist), M.A. (Gold Medalist), M.Phil. (Philosophy), Ph.D. (Pursuing)

Assistant Professor

Member- The Calcutta Logic Circle,

Active Honorary Member- SETU (NGO) concerned with the mental well-being of children, adolescents and their parents


Contact Addresses:

Contact No.
+91- 9748179249
Address(office)
Department of Philosphy, University of North Bengal, P.O.-NBU, Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.
e-Mail
ghoshswagata2012@gmail.com

Subject Specialization: Western Logic and Sāṁkhya Philosophy

Areas of Research Interest: Consciousness Studies in Indian Theories, Ethical, Epistemological and Metaphysical issues in Classical Indian Philosophy, Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Ancient Indian Political Thought, Western Logic and Philosophy of Psychology.

Pursuing Ph.D. research work on Consciousness from Sāṁkhya and Advaita Vedanta perspectives.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: Nil       (b) Ongoing: Nil

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: One       (b) Ongoing: Nil.

No. of Publications:        (a) Journal(s) : 06

Achievement & Awards:

  1. Alumni Association NCE Bengal & Jadavpur University awarded Indubhusan Putotunda and Shanti Sudha Putotunda Memorial Medal and Certificate for obtaining First position in the second year of B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy in 2007.
  2. Jadavpur University awarded University Medal and Certificate for obtaining First positioninB.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy in 2008.
  3. Jadavpur University awarded Pandit Panchanan Shastri Memorial Gold centred Silver Medal and Certificate for obtaining First position in B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy in 2008.
  4. University Grants Commission, Govt. of India awarded Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder for obtaining First position in B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy in 2008 - 2010.
  5. University Grants Commission, Govt. of India awarded Indira Gandhi Post Graduate Scholarship for Single Girl Child for obtaining First class in B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy in 2008 - 2010.
  6. Dept. of Philosophy, Jadavpur University awarded Pranab Kumar Sen Scholarship for obtaining First position in M.A. first year in Philosophy in 2008.
  7. Jadavpur University awarded University Medal and Certificate for obtaining First position in M.A. in Philosophy in 2010.
  8. Jadavpur University awarded Professor Gopinath Bhattacharyya Memorial Gold centred Silver Medal and Certificate for obtaining First position in M.A. in Philosophy in 2010.
  9. Jadavpur University awarded Satyaranjan – Anima Bhattacharyya Memorial Gold centred Silver Medal and Certificate for securing First position in all courses at the M.A. examinations in 2010.
  10. Jadavpur University awarded Satish Chandra De Memorial Gold centred Silver Medal and Certificate for securing First position in  all courses at the  M.A. examinations in 2010.
  11. Jadavpur University awarded Sarojini Radhakanta Majumdar Memorial Gold centred Silver Medal and Certificate for securing First position in  all courses at the  M.A. examinations in 2010.
  12. Jadavpur University awarded Surendra - Prabha Memorial Gold Medal and Certificate for securing First position among girl students in all courses at the M.A. examinations in 2010.
  13. Jadavpur University awarded Pushpa Roy Memorial Gold centred Silver Medal and Certificate for securing First position among girl students in all courses at the  M.A. examinations in 2010.
  14. Jadavpur University awarded University Medal and Certificate in 2010 of Best Girl Graduate for obtaining First Class First position in B.A. and M.A.
  15. Merit Award from Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, New Delhi, (Chairperson: Sonia Gandhi), for securing First position in P.G. (Philosophy) Examination held by Jadavpur University in the year 2009-2010.

Professional Experiences:

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal from November, 2012.
  • Previous teaching experience at Ramsaday College, Amta, Howrah from August, 2011-July, 2012.
  • Previous teaching experience at East Calcutta Girls’ College, Lake Town, Kolkata from August, 2012-October, 2012.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Academic Journal, Philosophical Papers, Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal.

Innovations/Contributions to Teaching:

  1. Updating of M.A. syllabus
  2. Updating of M.Phil. syllabus
  3. Introduction of two new special papers in PG courses
  4. Interactive Sessions
  5. Group Discussions
  6. Quiz and Debates on the prescribed topics
  7. Teaching Demonstrations by students

Training Courses/Workshops Attended:

Title of the Course

Nature of the Course/Workshop

Sponsoring/Funding Agency

Duration of the Course

Host/Organizing Institute

23rd Orientation Programme

Orientation Programme

UGC

28 days (July 30 - August 26, 2015)

UGC Human Resource Development Centre, NBU

Philosophical Language, Level-I

Workshop

Gaudiya Mission

7 days (July 3 – 9, 2014)

Gaudiya Mission Paravidyapeeth Research Institute, Bagbazar, Kolkata

Life and Thought of Gandhi

Winter School

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Govt. of India

15 days (November 20 – December 4, 2013)

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla

Anger Management

Workshop

Centre for Counselling Services and Studies in Self-Development, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University

1 day (July 30, 2011)

Centre for Counselling Services and Studies in Self-Development, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University

Interpersonal Communication

Workshop

Centre for Counselling Services and Studies in Self-Development, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University

1 day (February 26, 2011)

Centre for Counselling Services and Studies in Self-Development, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University

Performance Anxiety

Workshop

Centre for Counselling Services and Studies in Self-Development, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University

1 day (January 16, 2011)

Centre for Counselling Services and Studies in Self-Development, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University

 

 Details  Seminars Coordinated with funding agency:

  1. Coordinator of ICPR-Sponsored World Philosophy Day on ‘The Ethics of Globalization’ held on November 20, 2014.
  2. Coordinator of UGC- Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Knowledge: Limits and Transcendence’ held on December 12, 2014.
  3. Coordinator of UGC- Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Reason, Emotion & Dream: Philosophical Excavations’ to be held on November 23, 2015.
    1. Jt. Coordinator of the Awareness Programme on Counselling organised by the Unit for Counselling Services and Learning Self-Help, University of North Bengal under the auspices of , University of North Bengal on September 14, 2016.
    2. Coordinator of the ensuing ICPR- Sponsored World Philosophy Day on The Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic to be held on November 17, 2016.

    Administrative Experiences:

    • Founding-member and Counselor of the Unit for Counselling Services and Learning Self-Help, University of North Bengal.
    • Convenor of Cultural Committee in the West Bengal State Science and Technology Congress, 2015.
    • Organized excursions for departmental students.

    Selective List of Publications:

    Papers in Journals, Proceedings and Edited Volumes:

    1. Swagata Ghosh, ‘The Logical Relation between God and Morality’, Academic Journal, Vol.II R.S. College, Amta, Howrah in 2011, pp.11-17.
    2. Swagata Ghosh, ‘Lokacetanā Jāgaraṇe Srī Srī Mā’, Academic Journal, Vol.III R.S. College, Amta, Howrah in 2012, pp.21-23.
    3. Swagata Ghosh, ‘The Relation between Puruṣa and Prakṛti:  A Critical Analysis’, Philosophical Papers, Vol. IX, Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal, 2012, pp. 98-112. [ISSN:-0976 4496]
    4. Swagata Ghosh, ‘Spirit of Man: Reflections on Sri Aurobindo & Tagore’s Views’, Philosophical Papers, Vol. X, Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal, 2014, pp. 173-184. [ISSN:-0976 4496]
    5. Swagata Ghosh, ‘Empathic Communication: A New Paradigm to the Problem of Knowing Other Minds’, Philosophical Papers, Vol. XI, Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal, 2015, pp.xx-xx [ISSN:-0976 4496] (In press)
    6. Swagata Ghosh, ‘Moral Communication in Pūrva-Mīmāṁsā Darśana: A Prescription for Right Living’, Language and Communication: East-West Comparative Study, NBU Studies in Philosophy: 28 (UGC SAP DRS-II), Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal and Levant Books, Kolkata, pp. xx-xx [ISBN:-xx] (In press)
    7. Swagata Ghosh, ‘Effective Communication: An Important Means of Problem-Solving’, Counselling: Approaching Mental Health Issues of the Present Generation,  Mathabhanga College, Cooch Behar, 2016, pp.xx-xx [ISBN:- 978-81-932449-1-3] (In press)

     Details Presentations:

    • Delivered invited lecture on ‘Knowing the Counselling Process’ and conducted Workshop on ‘Interpersonal Aspects of Communication’ at P.D. Women’s College, Jalpaiguri in 2015.
    • Invited as Resource Person for Refresher Course (Need-Based) in Counselling (Interdisciplinary) at UGC Human Resource Development Center, University of North Bengal in 2016. Lecture delivered on ‘Interpersonal Communication: Efficacies in Psychological Counselling and Everyday Life’.
    • Delivered lecture on ‘Women’s Studies: Analysis and Observations’ at UGC-Sponsored 7-day Certificate Course on Women’s Studies organized by Centre for Women’s Studies, University of North Bengal on March 10, 2016.

    Other Information:

    1. Active honorary member of an NGO, SETU concerned with the mental well-being of children, adolescents and their parents
    2. Member of University Central Visiting Team for Inspection of Colleges during University Examinations.
    3. Member of Governor’s Reception and Robing Committee in the University of North Bengal Convocation, 2013.
    4. Member of Cultural Committee in the University of North Bengal Convocation, 2014-2015.
    5. Member of Cultural Committee in Science in Bengal, a Satellite Conference of West Bengal State Science and Technology Congress, June, 2015.