Department of Philosophy

About the Department


The department of Indian Philosophy was started in 1927 for promoting South Indian Philosophical thought. Prof.S.Suryanarayan Sastri and Prof.T.M.P.Mahadevan have rendered exemplary services in the department to establish the Dr.Radhakrishnan Centre for Advanced Study in Indian Philosophy in 1964. Currently the department offers Masters, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes. The Department celebrated its Platinum Jubilee in the year 2003.



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  • Overhead Projector - 1
  • Xerox Machine - 1
  • Window A/c - 1



Major Subjects

  • Indian and Western Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Ethics
  • Hermeneutics
  • Political philosophy
  • Social philosophy
  • Buddhism
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Intercultural philosophy

List of national Journals

  • Indian Philosophical Quarterly
  • ICPR- Journal of Indian Council for Philosophical Research
  • Theosophist

List of international Journals

  • International Philosophical Quarterly
  • Mind
  • Phenomenological Inquiry
  • Philosophical Quarterly


  • Deva Natarajan Memorial Endowment
  • Mr. Subbu Reddiar Endowment Lecture


Contact Address

Department of Philosophy University of Madras Tholkappiar Campus, Chennai - 600 005 Phone : 91-44-2539 9498


Name of the Faculty Designation View Profiles
Dr. M. Venkatachalapathy Assistant Professor and Head i/c Dr. M. Venkatachalapathy

Courses offered by the Department

Post Graduate

  • M.A Indian Philosophy

M.Phil Courses

  • Philosophy

P.G. Diploma Courses

  • Peace and Communal Harmony

Syllabus for the Courses Offered

P.G Degree
Elective Course for all PG Degee Download

Fees Structure

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Timetable for All Courses Download
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Research Scholars

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Ph.D Nil
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