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Dr. Saroj Kanta Kar
Name: Dr. Saroj Kanta Kar
Designation: Associate Professor & Head
Qualification: Ph.D
Phone No.: 9811398620
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E-mail ID: sarojkkar@gmail.com
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 Ph. D in Philosophy in Dept. of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, 2006 on “Nāgārjuna’s Concept of Reason with Special Reference to Mūlamadhyamakakārīkā”.
 M. Phil in Philosophy in Dept. of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, 1998, on Śaṁkara and Buddhism
 M. A. in Philosophy, Utkal university, 1995.
 UGC NET in Philosophy, DEC., 1999.
 Graduation with honors in Philosophy, Utkal University, (1992) Philosophy (H), Sanskrit (P).

1. Lecturer in Philosophy – P. N. College, Khurda (autonomous), Orissa for Teaching Philosophy (Indian, Western), Ethics & Logic in under graduate classes, (16/03/2005 – 31/12/2005: 9 months and 16 days).

 

2. Post-Doctoral Research –   Dept. of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad working on a project on ‘Consciousness in Buddhism and Vedanta’ (04/01/2006 – 31/03/2007: 1 year, 2 months, and 28 days).

 

 3. Project Fellow with Teaching Assignment  Centre of Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Utkal University – Teaching Indian Epistemology and Indian and Western Ethics in M. A, while at the same time engaged in research in preparing a ‘Glossary of Indian Philosophy’, (04/04/2007 – 22/03/2010: 2 years, 11 months, and 19 days).

 

4. Research Associate  IHSS, GIM, GITAM, Deemed to be University, Visakhapatnam, (25/03/2010 – 27/06/2011: 1 year, 3 months, and 3 days)

 

5. Lecturer in Philosophy-

 

 

Dept. of Philosophy, M. S. University, Baroda, Teaching in PG and UG Classes, (04/07/2011 – 31/10/2011: 3 months and 28 days).

 

6. Programme Officer – Indian Council of Philosophical Research (under MHRD Govt., of India), (04/11/2011 – 30/08/2018: 6 years, 9 months, and 27 days).

 

7. Asst. Professor in Philosophy (30th August 2018 – 21st Jan 2021) School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions, Nalanda University, Bihar: (31/08/2018 – 21/01/2021: 2 years, 4 months, and 21days).

 

8. Programme Officer – Indian Council of Philosophical Research (under MHRD Govt., of India), (21st Jan., 2021- Continuing).
9. Associate Professor in Philosophy Dept. of Philosophy, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (08/02/2022 continuing )

Important Books:
1. Kenopanişad: A Poetic Insight (Oriya), Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: Prachi Prakasan, 2002. pp, 1-106. ISBN-81-85824-29-0.
2. The Mādhyamika Mirrored, Bhubaneswar: Reproprint Pvt., Ltd., Delhi / Orissa, 2009, pp.1-151, ISBN 8188897078

Important Articles Published in Journals (recent is up): Sole Authored.

1. (2022) “Revitalizing the Indian Philosophy by Practice”, Madhya Bharati, Mānabikī evam Samāja Vijāna ki Dvibhāṣi Patrrikā, Dr. Harisinha Gaur Viśva Vidyālaya, Dec.2021,pp 124-133.
2. (2021) “Sat in Dharma and Dhamma Traditions”, ‘Shreevidyamantramahayoga’ Aug.2021, pp.72-91, ISSN-2277- 5854 (UGC Listed)
3. (2021) Moral Dilemma: The Way Out, ‘Journal of Foundational Research’ Vol.29.2,pp. ( 2021), ISSN- 23955635, (UGC Listed)
4. (2021) ‘Nagarjuna’s Reasoning with Non-Implicative Negation’, Journal of the Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal, vol. XVII, pp.249-262, ISSN-0976-4496, (UGC Listed)
5. (2020) “Tradition and Freedom in History of Philosophy”, Journal of All Orissa Philosophy Association, Vol. 6. No. 1. pp.132-139 -, ISSN 2395 2784.
6. (2019), “On Nagarjuna’s Stance in his Critique of Samsaya and Pramana”, Journal of Foundational Research, Vol. XXVII. no. I, II, Jan., July 2019, pp. 360 -379, ISSN- 2395-5635.
7. (2019) “Factual vis-a vis Conditional Reason / Truth”, Journal of All Orissa Philosophy Association, Vol. 5. No. 1. pp. 57-62, ISSN 2395 2784.
8. (2018) “Consciousness and Creativity from Buddhist Perspective”, Sandhan, Journal Of Centre For Civilization Studies, 2018, VOL. XVII, NO.1&2, JANUARY TO DECEMBER, pp. 87-130, ISSN-0972-3609.
9. (2017) “On Minor Gītās In Mahābhārata”, Journal of Foundational Research, 2017, Vol XXV 1-2, pp. 1-9, ISSN-23955635
10. (2016) “On professor Biswambhar Pahi on Reason and Emotions in Human Culture”, Journal of Foundational Research, Vol. XXIV 1-2, pp. 61-73, , ISSN- 23955635.

Important Chapters in Books (recent is up): Sole Authored

1. (2020) “Oscillating between Cognitive and Aesthetic Consciousness: A Philosophical Enterprise of Raghunath Ghosh”, The Engaged Intellect Essays on the Philosophical Perspectives of Raghunath Ghosh (along with his responses), Ed. by Jhadeswar Ghosh, Levant Books, India, pp. 21-32. ISBN: 978-93-88069-66-3.

2. (2020) “Reformist Religious Tradition In India”, Tradition, Religion And Morality: An Indian Perspective, Ed. Bibhuti Bhusan Nayak, New Academic Publishers, New Delhi, 2020, Ipp. 46-55, SBN-9788186772140.

3. (2018) ‘Jaina Approach to (A)himsa’ Part of a project and published in Phenomenology of Violence, Ed. by K. Ramakrishna Rao & B. Sambasiva Prasad., Vol. 1, pp. 40-64, D.K. Print World, New Delhi, ISBN-97881-246-0909-5.
4. (2018) ‘(A)Himsa in Buddhism’, Part of a project and published in Phenomenology of Violence, Ed, by K. Ramakrishna Rao & B. Sambasiva Prasad., Vol. 1, pp. 65-86, D.K. Print World, New Delhi, ISBN-97881-246-0909-5.
5. (2018) ‘(A)Himsa: Classical Indian Perspective’, Part of a project and published in Phenomenology of Violence, Ed, by K. Ramakrishna Rao & B. Sambasiva Prasad., Vol. 1, pp. 87-125, D.K. Print World, New Delhi, ISBN-97881-246-0909-5.
6. (2017) ‘On Theoretic to Applied Ethics’, Morality, objectivity and Defeasibility, Ed. by R.C. Majhi, pp. 103-122, Concept Publishing Company, Pvt., Ltd., ISBN 13: 978-93-86682-10-9, (previously presented in Seminar on ‘Moral Philosophy of Prof. P. K. Mohapatra, starting from 5.02.2015 for 2 Days).
7. (2016) Buddhist Impetus for Politics sans Corruption in Contrast with Western Culture’, Buddhist Applied Philosophy: The 21st Century Response, (Ed.) L. Udayakumar, Vol. I, pp. 164-183, New Delhi, Prestige Books, ISBN: 978-93-82186-87-8.
8. (2016) ‘Supreme Structure in Professor Pradhan’s Philosophical Edifice’, Language, Mind and Reality: A Reflection on Philosophical Thoughts of Prof. R.C. Pradhan, ed. by Ranjan Kumar Panda, pp. 37-50 , Universal-Publishers, New Delhi, 2016. ISBN 978-93-83803. Brown Walker Press (February 2, 2016) ISBN 1627345671
9. (2009) ‘Revisiting ‘Dharma’ in Mahabharat: Resolving Moral Dilemmas’, Ethics and Epics: Reflections on Indian Ethos, Ed. by K. C. Pandey, pp. 158-191, New Delhi: Readworthy, ISBN: 9789350180334.
10. (2007) ‘Buddhist Message Towards Attitudinal Crisis in Ecology’, Ecological Perspectives in Buddhism, Ed. by K. C. Pandey, pp. 60-72, New Delhi: Roadworthy, ISBN: 8189973002.
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Important Published Research Papers in Conference Proceedings

1. (2010) ‘Towards Future Philosophy’, All Orissa Philosophy Association, , 23-24, January, 2010, pp. 66-92.
2. (2003) ‘Integral Activity: A prospect for Human Resources in Higher Education and Research in India’, National Conference on Globalization and Higher Education and Research in India: Need for Innovation, 13th – 15th Feb., 2003. Pp.1.15.
3. (2001) ‘On the So-called Conflict between Applied and Pure Logic’, pp.202-208, IPC, 29th Oct. to 1st Nov., 2001, pp.202-208.
4. (2003) ‘Real – Ideal Conflict in Gandhian Ideology: Peering at Problems in Non-Violence’ Problems and Perspectives of Social Philosophy, Vol. III, No.1.2003, pp. 107- 126,
5. (2000) ‘Humanity in Buddhism’ Problems and Perspectives of Social Philosophy, Vol. I, No.1. 2000, pp. 84-99.
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  • Advaita Vedanta (Specialization)
  • Mahāyāna Buddhist Philosophy (Specialization)
  • Indian Philosophy (general)
  • Western Philosophy (general)
  • Ethics / Moral Philosophy (Indian & Western)
  • Logic with Special Domain Knowledge in Indian Systems
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy and Practice of Yoga and Meditation
  • Philosophy of Tantra and Purāṇa

 

  • Critical and constructive approach to issues concerning Man, Society and Nature.
  • Effective Teaching as well as Creative Research in the field of Philosophy, Religion, Yoga, Tantra, Ethics, Logic and allied disciplines / fields.