M.A. On Campus


Jawaharlal Nehru University

24 months
2200 USD/year
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M.A. Philosophy programme at Jawaharlal Nehru University is designed to develop philosophical aptitude and analytical skills among the students through a rigorous training in the discipline. It will focus on the study of the distinctive character of philosophical inquiry, debates in metaphysics, epistemology, logic and ethics.


Since philosophical inquiry is not isolated, but rooted in the basic questions of other academic disciplines, and social life, students will be encouraged to comprehend the interdisciplinary and foundational character of philosophical studies. 

They will also be trained to identify and appreciate the sources of philosophical questions and puzzles in our reflections on language, thought, knowledge and values.

Key Features 

  • The Philosophy programme from Jawaharlal Nehru University reviews and attempts to overcome the received binaries and dichotomies such as study of philosophy in terms of geographical and civilizational divisions, intra disciplinary segregations like analytic philosophy and phenomenology, metaphysics and epistemology, moral and social philosophy, etc.  
  • An intensive study of philosophical texts for a critical appraisal of concepts and arguments used by philosophers, and writing of philosophical essays is an integral part of the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Readings in 20th Century Indian Philosophy
  • Readings in Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology
  • Contending Theories on Justice
  • Philosophical Discourses on Modernity and Postmodernity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The selection of candidates for M.A. in Philosophy is done through a written examination conducted in various Centres in India and South Asia during the month of May every year.
  • The applicants for the M.A. programme will be examined in the themes and issues studied in a standard B.A. philosophy course in Indian universities. 
  • The minimum eligibility criterion of a prospective candidate should be an undergraduate degree (equivalent to Bachelor's degree) under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% mark in case of the candidates from the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, and 55% marks in case of the candidates from fields of Sciences and Technology. 
  • The admission test will carry a total of 100 marks. The purpose of the test is to select those candidates who are capable of demonstrating philosophical aptitude, analytical skills and ability for original thinking.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • 216 RS - national 


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