About Department of Philosophy, Saurashtra University Rajkot
The department of philosophy, established in 1999, with one faculty member and limited infrastructure. The journey of the department reflects the basic potential of sustainability and development of philosophy and DARSHAN, culminating to wisdom and r
hilosophy and DARSHAN, culminating to wisdom and realization. The department has taken the benefit of many visiting faculties of Saurashtra University and other Universities. The leading role in the framing of syllabi has been played and being played by department at UG and PG level in philosophy. A significant function for the courses of Gandhian studies are being performed and has been performed since 2013.
The department has very reach library and excellent collection of all important books for philosophy of Kant and mathematical logic. The basic dimension of department is research. More than 75 M. Phil and 15 PhD researches have been successfully completed. More than 10 students are successful in passing national level examinations like NET, SLAT and three researchers are awarded Junior Research Fellowship of Indian Council of Philosophical Research. Department is aiming to innovate important dimensions in inter-disciplinary research.
The University has important seats of learning spreading knowledge in the respective fields i.e. Nehru Chair, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Chair, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Chair, Swami Dayanand Saraswati Chair, Gulabdas Broker Chair, etc. The University runs a centre of learning and research in the name of Shri Zaverchand Meghani i.e. Meghani Lok Sahitya Kendra. The University in collaboration with Commissionerate of Industries, Government of Gujarat, and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has started National Facility for Drugs Discovery (NFDD) in the year 2009. The NFDD is a state of art centre of research and innovation. Later in the year 2014, the NFDD was transformed into Centre of Excellence (COE). COE is actively involved in generating funds from industrial consultancy.