Vijaygarh jyotish ray college

Affiliated Under University of Calcutta. Registered under 2f & 12B of UGC Act Under Graduate with Post Graduate Courses, Re-Accredited by NAAC (3rd Cycle) (Grade - A); Funded by RUSA; DBT-BOOST, Ranked in NIRF, AISHE

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Course outcome (CO) & Program Outcome (PO)


Department of Philosophy

Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College


     The programme of BA in Philosophy helps students to analyze the ways in which humans experience the world and develop a sense of value. Students would acquire knowledge of core concepts, distinctions, theories, argumentative techniques, movements, and influential figures, within the core fields of aesthetics, ethics, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, and social & political philosophy.

     The study of philosophy is intrinsically as well as extrinsically valuable and the students can develop the ability in critical thinking skills. They will be able to reason clearly and carefully, employing the principles of logic to construct cognate arguments in both of their speech and writing. Their capacity to reason clearly and carefully will be manifest in their use of deductive reasoning skills, wherein the conclusion is embedded in the conditions that are known, given, or accepted, as well as inductive reasoning skills, wherein one must reason beyond the conditions that are known, given, or accepted.

     A person pursuing a Bachelors course in philosophy, understands the concept of right and wrong, understands the moral principles and their application in everyday life. Concepts of philosophy develops in students a sense of the value and a reflective attitude and sensitivity towards philosophical judgments, and a life-long commitment to learning and inquiry.

     A student or scholar of Philosophy would develop the ability to summarize and explain difficult ideas and concepts on their own. He/she will be able to think creatively and independently, exploring possibilities beyond those deep-rooted existing opinions and practices.

     The students also develop the ability to understand reality from different perspectives and examine different sides of an issue and make them understand reality from different perspectives and thus realize that different people will define issues in different ways.

     This discipline encourages students to read and interpret philosophical texts to explore knowledge about ancient, medieval and contemporary philosophical thoughts


Semester 1

The entire course of semester 1 deals with the Indian philosophical concepts. There is a division between astika and Nastik philosophy. According to this the school of Indian philosophy differed. The law of Karma and the concept of purushartha occupies most important place in Philosophy, and this course has given the detailed idea about Jainism Buddhism, Nyaya-Vaishesikha system of philosophy.

Semester 2

This course discuss about Shamkhya, Mimamsa, Advaita Vedanta and Visistadvaita Vada which will enable students to develop critical thinking. Another part of the semester discussed about western philosophy. The theories of Locke Berkeley, Hume and Kant Will give deep knowledge about causation analytic - synthetic judgements, metaphysical and transcendental expositions of the ideas of space and time, immaterialism, substance, qualities, identity theory and scepticism. This course has been designed to increase knowledge of students at a greater level.

Semester 3

This course has been designed to provide an overall knowledge about Psychology. various methods of psychology, idea of sensation and perception, different theories of learning, levels of mind and the concept of personality- these are the theories which will help to to know psychological matters in a scientific way. Another section of the semester has focused on the area of social and political philosophy. It includes the theory of society, community, Association, social class and caste, secularism, Marx Engels Theory of social change and democracy.  This content stimulates the students to understand the political thought and the work of philosophy in it.

Semester 4

This course has been divided into three parts- Western logic -1, Western logic -2 and epistemology -metaphysics. This course deals with the logical concept principles. The process to make sound arguments. On the other hand the understanding of the metaphysical world and the world of knowledge will increase student’s capacity in a broader way.

Semester 5

This course has been designed to provide a detailed knowledge about Nyaya logic and Epistemology, and Indian ethics. It includes definition of buddhi or jnana, smriti, anubhava, prama, a-prama, karana, kinds of cause, pratyaksha, sannikarsa and anupalabdhi- these theories will help students to have the knowledge about Nyaya system of philosophy with respect to Tarkasamgraha and Deepika of Annambhatta. Indian ethics is focused on Buddhist ethics, Jain ethics, Mimamsa ethics and the concept of Dharma. The entire area of it will have a great impact on students.

Semester 6

This course has been divided into three parts- Nyaya logic and epistemology, Western ethics and discipline specific elective course. This entire course includes Annambhatta’s ideas on Anumana, Pakshadharma, Hetvabhasa, Upamana, Saktigraha, Laksana and Arthapatti in one hand, on the other hand Western ethics has focused on nature of ethics, moral -non moral action, standards of morality and theories of punishment which will help students to know the ethical aspect of philosophy. The discipline specific course has discussions about Swami Vivekananda life and philosophy. This special course will help to know about spirituality and human nature in a broader way.   




Course Code

Course Name

Course Outcome



Indian philosophy - I

Students will acquire some spiritual knowledge which will help them to understand our nature and universe.


History of western Philosophy - I

Students will gain intellectual development of science, politics, epistemology, logic and even art.



Indian philosophy - II

Students will get deeper knowledge about the mystery of the creation of the universe.


History of western Philosophy -II

Students will be able to relate philosophical ideas and movements to their historical background.



Philosophy of Mind

Students will have the ability to solve various problems relating to our mind.


Social and Political philosophy

Students will get some thoughtful consideration of human society and at the same time they will get knowledge of a justification for coercive institutions.


Philosophy of Religion

Students will understand and evaluate different religious traditions and their alternatives.


Man and Environment

Students will be aware of nature, environment and the world.



Western Logic – I

This will help them to understand the structure , terminology, and language of an argument


Western Logic – II

Students will gain knowledge about Formal logic which will help them to discriminate between valid and invalid inference forms and to explore the relations that hold among valid ones.


Epistemology and Metaphysics (Western)

students will come to know about the study of knowledge


Philosophy of Human Rights

students will be able to have the knowledge of reality



Indian Logic and Epistemology – I

Students will have the capacity to generate true cognition or knowledge whether for oneself or for others.


Ethics (Indian)

This study will help students to look at his\her own life critically and to evaluate his\her actions or choices


Normative and Meta Ethics

Students will have knowledge about the real reality which is beyond our perception.



Students will get knowledge about the core ethics of Gita



Indian Logic and Epistemology – II

students will be able to know  the various theories of knowledge


Ethics (Western Ethics)

The study of moral philosophy will help students to think better about morality.


Applied Ethics

This study will help students to treat moral problems, practices and policies.


Swami Vivekananda

This study will provide the idea of the potential divinity of every being.