The Department of Philosophy is a constituent of the Faculty of Liberal Arts - Humanities and Social Sciences. It incorporates teaching and research activities in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences through academic programs, projects, publications, and events. It is resolved to create an academic platform for philosophical practice in a diverse academic and professional environment.

The Department has brought out a couple of scholarly translations and publications and is conducting interdisciplinary researches in the areas of philosophy, literature, digital humanities and computational linguistics. With a team of young faculty members - who are the beneficiaries of globally prestigious Erasmus Plus teaching mobility and Raman Charpak research fellowships at European universities, it offers a two-year Master’s Program in Indian Philosophy as well as a one year Postgraduate Diploma in Indian Philosophy, as of 2020. It also offers a variety of elective/certificate courses in multiple areas of Humanities at other MAHE constituent units.

Programs Offered




Program Modules

  • Ethics, Metaphysics and Epistemology | Literature and Aesthetics | Language and Linguistics
  • Didactics and Translation | Comparative Studies | Research Orientation - Critical Thinking,
  • Academic Writing and Research Methods | Professional Competences


Programs’ highlights

  • Research oriented focus on epistemology, ontology, axiology and philology
  • Acquisition and proficiency in Sanskrit language
  • Comparative and interdisciplinary approach
  • Integrating traditional and modern pedagogy
  • Interactions with scholars of international repute
  • Worldwide collaborations for study/research opportunities
  • Year exit option with Postgraduate Diploma


Career prospects

  • Teaching, research, translation and publication
  • Digital Humanities and Computational Linguistics
  • NGOs, art and cultural organisations


  • Knowledge of Sanskrit is not a prerequisite and medium of instruction is English
  • PG degree/diploma are offered through regular mode at Manipal campus