The department of philosophy, Jorhat college was started from 1962 when the college was established. The department of philosophy came into being as separate department from the very beginning of the college i.e., 1962. With the response to the demand of time the major courses was introduced from 1994. Since then a number of students have been offering philosophy as a major subject.
Presently the department has three fulltime teachers and one part time teachers. The academic condition in terms of quality of faculty and learning transfer process is healthy and adequate. All the teachers of the department are sincerely engaged in scholarly pursuits.Founder faculties of the philosophy department:
Students are admitted in major strictly on merit. Students largely come from rural background from low and middle income group. Students are mostly proficient in mother tongue. They also have workable knowledge of Hindi and English. The subject is equally preferred by both the genders.
The teachers of the department are always available for personal guidance to the students. They are very helpful to the students and encourage them for future prospects. Teachers regularly participate in special coaching classes for students belonging to the Sc, ST, and minority communities. In addition to this, students with difficulties are encouraged to have personal discussion outside their class-room. Due to this the students’ teachers’ relationship in the department has always remained excellent. Students now feel free to seek advice from any teachers, at any time of the day in the department.
Sikhanta Gogoi of Philosophy Department won gold medal in the senior category Karate championship held at Rajasthan in September'2021.
Modhusmrita Baruah, alumna of Philosophy Department won silver medal in the National Weight Lifting Championship held at Patiala, Punjab in 2021.
Reetuparna Tanti, alumna of Philosophy Department secured 1st class 9th position in BA final examination in 2016.
Sanjiboni Bora, alumna of Philosophy Department secured 1st class 5th position in BA final examination in 2020.