The Department of Philosophy had its origin in the introduction of Logic as a subject in the intermediate course in the year 1946. The Department functioned as a part of the Department of History. Prof. S. Rajagopala Sastri was in charge of Logic. Later the Department came into full swing in 1952 when Prof. P. Sankara Narayanan, headed the Department. The names of the Heads of the Department and those of the other members of the faculty from the inception of the Department are given below.

The Department offers B.A (Philosophy), M.A (Philosophy) courses and research programmes leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Philosophy.

Contact Details

Department of Philosophy

Phone: 044-24993057
Email:[email protected]

Department Working Hours: 8.30am to 1.45pm
Head of Department: Dr. S. Krishnan


S NoNameQualificationDesignationCategoryArea of SpecializationEmail
1Dr. S.KrishnanM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.Asso Prof, HODAidedLogic, and Indian Philosophy[email protected]
2Dr. V. ChandrasekarM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D,Asso ProfAidedIndian Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Western Philosophy – modern to current trends[email protected]
3Sri K.S.KannanM.A., M.Phil.Asso ProfAidedSociology and Symbolic Logic.[email protected]
4Dr.P.KrishnasamyM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.Asso ProfAidedEthics and Philosophy of Kant[email protected]
5Dr. E. Ananda VijayasarathyM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.Asso ProfAidedSymbolic Logic, Logic for Computers[email protected]
6Dr.T.K.BadrinathM.A., Ph.D.Asst ProfAidedHermeneutics.[email protected]
7Dr. A. ArivazhaganM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.Asst ProfAidedClassical Buddhism, Advaita, Philosophy of Vivekananda and Arobindo and Descartes, Spinoza and Continental Philosophy[email protected]
8Sri S.NagarajM.A., M.Phil.Asst ProfAided
9Dr. KR. ArumugamM.A., Ph.D.Asst ProfAided
10Dr. G. RajasekaranM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.Asst ProfAided