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University of Pune PhD Philosophy Entrance Exam 2012

University of Pune, one of the premier universities in India is popularly known as the ‘Oxford of the East’. The university houses 46 academic departments. It has about 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges providing graduate and under-graduate courses in several fields. The admittance of the candidates to its PhD program will be on the basis of score secured in the entrance exam.

Structure of University of Pune PhD Philosophy Entrance Exam

The University of Pune PhD Philosophy Entrance Exam will be for 100 marks and the time allowed is 2 hours. There will be 4 sections. In the first section there will be 13 questions carrying 2 marks each, out of which the candidate is required to answer only 10. In the second section, there will be 4 short note type questions each carrying 10 marks, from which one has to answer 2 questions. The third section will consist of 4 critical note type questions, among which only 2 questions have to be answered. In the last section, the candidate should answer 1 essay type question carrying 30 marks out of the 4 questions asked. The questions in these sections will be from various topics of Indian Philosophy and Western Philosophy.

Syllabus of University of Pune PhD Philosophy Entrance Exam

Philosophers

Plato
Aristotle
Descartes
Hume
Kant
Mill
Wittgenstein
Russell
Moore
Sartre
Husserl

Indian Systems

Nyaya
Vaisesika
Samkhya
Yoga
Purva Mimamsa
Advaita Vedanta
Carvaka Buddhism
Jainism

Areas

Social and Political Philosophy – Justice, Equality, Liberty, Democracy, Feminism
Logic and Epistemology – Knowledge, Truth, Justification, Pramanas
Ethics (theoretical and applied) - Deontological Theories, Teleological Theories, Issues in Bioethics, Environmental Ethics and Business Ethics.
Metaphysics and philosophy of Religion - God, Self, Liberation, Free will and Determinism, Evil, Theories of Reality (Monism, Dualism, Realism, Pluralism)

Eligibility Criteria

For the admission to the PhD programme in Philosophy from University of Pune, one should have completed their masters program with at least 50% marks from a recognized University. There will be 5% relaxation for reserved category students of Maharashtra.

How to Apply?

The candidates can apply online from the official website http://unipune.ac.in/phdExam/ for the PhD Philosophy Entrance Exam. Before applying, one should register on the website with username and password by clicking “Apply Online” link in the home page. The candidate has to remember this username and password for future references. After registration, one can proceed to the online PhD Examination. There are 2 fee payment modes available - direct cash deposition at any branch of HDFC Bank Ltd or Bank of Maharashtra or payment through Demand Draft of any Nationalized Bank. If the payment is made through DD, then the candidate has to take the DD in favor of Registrar, University of Pune which is payable at Pune. If the cash is directly paid, then the aspirant should submit the online generated challan form at the respective bank cash counter. After filling all the details in the application form, the candidate is required to click on the submit button. The print out of this completed form has to be taken and along with Challan / DD and other required documents have to be sent to Deputy Registrar, P. G. Admission Section, University of Pune, Pune - 411 007, Maharashtra before the due date.

How to fill the Form?

The candidates should take intense care while filling in the application form. One has to keep all the details of DD for filling the online form if chosen this mode of payment. The candidates after filling the form should check whether all the details entered are right. If any change has to be made, then click on the “Update” button and make necessary changes.

Important Dates (Tentative)

(Please note that we only provide tentative dates based on previous years dates. For exact dates related information it is always best to check official websites only.)

Start Date of Online Application Form: Second week of November, 2012

End Date of Online Application Form: Last week of November, 2012

Last Date of submission for Printed Application Form along with Documents: First week of December, 2012

Issue of Hall Ticket: Second week of December, 2012

Date of Exam: Third week of December, 2012

List of University of Pune PhD Philosophy Entrance Exam Centers

University of Pune

Contact Address for University of Pune PhD Philosophy Entrance Exam

Address: Deputy Registrar, P. G. Admission Section, University of Pune, Pune - 411 007
Phone No: 2560 1260 / 61
Email ID: pgadmis@unipune.ac.in
Website: http://www.unipune.ac.in/

Colleges Accepting the University of Pune PhD Philosophy Entrance Exam Score

University of Pune

Reference Books for University of Pune PhD Philosophy Entrance Exam

Philosophy by Philip Stokes
Philosophy by Jeremy Harwood
Philosophy by Stephen Law
Indian Philosophy by Richard King
The Essentials of Indian Philosophy by M Hiriyanna
An Introduction to Indian Philosophy by Satischandra Chatterjee
Indian Philosophy by R N Sharma
Indian Philosophy by Roy W Perrett
Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy by C D Sharma
Philosophy of Religion: Indian Philosophy by Roy W Perrett
Contemporary Indian Philosophy by B K Lal
A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy by John Grimes
New Perspectives in Indian Philosophy by Daya Krishna
Classical Indian Philosophy by J N Mohanty
Essays on Indian Philosophy by J N Mohanty
History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
Western Philosophy by Lambert M Surhone, Miriam T Timpledon, Susan F Marseken
Western Philosophy by Shyam Mehta
A Critical History of Western Philosophy by Masih
History of Western Philosophy by Dw Hamlyn
Spirit of Indian and Western Philosophy by R Murali
History of Western Philosophy by Hamlyn D.W
The Basics of Western Philosophy by Eugene Kelly
Critical Survey of Western Philosophy by Barlingay

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Study Plan

The candidates have to refer many reference books while preparing for the entrance exam. One can divide the syllabus into smaller portions which become easy to prepare. The tougher topics can be allotted more time. One can also practice with sample papers which help in better time management.

How and Where To Get the Results?

The aspirants can obtain the result of PhD Philosophy entrance exam from the University’s official website.

Score Validity

The score of University of Pune PhD Philosophy entrance exam is valid for one year.


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