Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism

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Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism2018-04-08T00:26:40+00:00

Project Description

Introduction

Department of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism will offer two years MA course on Indigenous Culture Studies that is first center in India which is offering interdisciplinary course on applied areas of Social Sciences. The subject is locating Indigenous cultural issues and Philosophy of Tribals in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Folklore, Archaeology, and Cultural Studies. Syllabus covers the indigenous situation around the world. Social, economic, political, ecological and environmental issues are taken into consideration to grasp insight of indigenous life, livelihood, and contemporary situation.

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Students of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-Spiritualism from the very beginning will be exposed to fieldwork research methodology so that they can do research and writings independently. The Department aims at grooming students to cope up with new and broad emerging academic environment where alternative viewpoints and new knowledge is required and appreciated for policy research, and development both at national and international levels. Students from this center may be absorbed in central and state institutes of Tribal and cultural research and international institutes of similar backgrounds. They will be well equipped for empirical research and research related policy making. Students interested in administrative services will be benefitted from the papers offered in this course.

Students can work in the field of tourism management, cultural resource management and heritage management. They will have ample opportunities to contribute to mass media and entertainment industry representing ethnic culture in real and unbiased way.

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Objectives

  • To study and research on various aspects of rich Tribal culture, Philosophy and ecospiritualism.
  • To conduct analytical studies on the traditional faiths and beliefs of the Tribals
  • To explore the unknown similarities and links between Ancient Indian Culture and tribal culture.
  • To establish similarities between Tribal culture and Philosophy
  • To highlight the philosophical approach of the Tribals towards life
  • To study and research the Socio-economic conditions of the Tribals
  • To focus on the tradition of treatment system in Tribal culture
  • To establish the correlation between the Tribal Art Form and Bharata’s Natya Sastra.

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Outcomes

To produce skilled and knowledgeable students who can protect their distinct ethno-cultural heritage by promoting and preserving their culture, philosophy, customs, art, architecture, tradition, history, language, literature cultural heritage and to make every possible effort to upliftment and sustain their cultural entity.

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Eligibility & Seats

  • The candidates seeking admission into M.A. in Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism course must have a Bachelor’s degree from any University.
  • Number of seats for admission into M.A. in Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism is 16.

In view of the special nature of the course it is desirable that the Candidates shall be permitted to appear for the University examination at the end of the each semester only if he/she puts in at least 75 per cent attendance to achieve the benefits of the course.

Students who will take admission in Dept. of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism have to take five core courses and one compulsory course in first and second semester. In the third and fourth semester, students have to take three core courses and two elective courses out of four respectively.

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Semester Details

Students who will take admission in Dept. of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism have to take five core courses and one compulsory course in first and second semester. In the third and fourth semester, students have to take three core courses and two elective courses out of four respectively.

The course aims at grooming students to cope up with new and broad emerging academic environment where alternative viewpoints and new knowledge is required and appreciated for policy research and development both at national and international levels. Students of the course can work in the field of tourism management, cultural resource management and heritage management.

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Course Structure

First Semester

Paper Code Course Title Marks L T P Total Credit
TCPE – 601 Understanding of India and Tribal Culture 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE-603 Components of Tribal Culture 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE-605 Tribal Folklore and Cultural Expression 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE-607 Philosophic World View of the Tribals 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE-609 Understanding of Philosophy: Indian & Western 100 3 1 0 4
IT – 691 Information Technology 50 0 0 2 2

Second Semester

Paper Code Course Title Marks L T P Total Credit
TCPE -602 Ecospiritualism 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE -604 Concept and Utility of Ecology 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE-606 Ecospiritualism and world view 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE -608 Tribals and Their Knowledge System 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE -610 Ecospiritualism in Ancient Indian Tradition 100 3 1 0 4
OB – 612 Organisational Behaviour 50 1 1 0 2

Third Semester

Paper Code Course Title Marks L T P Total Credit
TCPE- 701 Tribal Life and Livelihood 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE -703 Caste, Race, Tribes 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE-705 Research Methodology 100 3 1 0 4
Elective Paper
TCPE-707 Origin of Races in India 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE -709 Tribal Art, Tribal Music and Tribal Performing art 100 3 1 0 4
TRM -707 Tribal Health and Education Management 100 3 1 0 4
TRM -610 Environmental Resource Management of Tribals 100 3 1 0 4

Fourth Semester

Paper Code Course Title Marks L T P Total Credit
TCPE -702 Tribal Contributions to Indian Civilization 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE -704 Tribals in Indian Epics, Vedas and Upanishads 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE -792 Dissertation 100 0 0 4 4
Elective Paper
TCPE -706 Code of Behaviour and Taboos 100 3 1 0 4
TCPE -708 Social Evil: Magic and Witchcraft among Tribals 100 3 1 0 4
TRM -603 Community Development Theory, Policy and Practices 100 3 1 0 4
TLS -706 Sustainable Tribal Development and Environment 100 3 1 0 4
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COURSE FACULTIES

Department : Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-Spriritualism

Prof. Bichitrananda Ray
Prof. Bichitrananda RaySr. Professor
Ph.D
Experience : 40 years
Dr. Arpita Mitra
Dr. Arpita MitraAssociate Professor
Ph.D
Experience : 8 years
Dr. Manoj Kr. Behera
Dr. Manoj Kr. Behera Associate Professor
Ph.D
Experience : 10 years
Dr. Amrita Datta
Dr. Amrita DattaAsst. Professor
Ph.D
Experience : 1 year
Dr. Arani Basu
Dr. Arani BasuAsst. Professor
Ph.D
Experience : 1 year
Ms. Maitree Padhi
Ms. Maitree PadhiAsst. Professor
MA, M.Phil
Experience : 9 years
Dr. Prajna P.D. Kanungo
Dr. Prajna P.D. KanungoAsst. Professor
Ph.D
Experience : 1 year

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