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Philosophy

If you enjoy discussing the pros and cons of broad issues affecting society, relish puzzle-solving, like subjects that emphasise rigorous thought, then philosophy might be the right subject for you.Philosophy considers extremely general and \'ultimate\' problems, such as the nature of reality, the purpose of human existence, and the basis of knowledge. Being one of the most preferred subjects in India, philosophy studies helps one understand many existing issues. It also helps in studying other science subjects; deal with methodological issues, question assumptions, concepts and structures of argument used in the disciplines.Philosophy encompasses subjects such as sociology, politics, history, religion and literature.

 

Benefits of studying philosophy are:-
•    Developing reasoned arguments
•    Communicating effectively
•    Speaking, thinking and writing clearly
•    Forming creative and original solutions to problems
•    Analysing complex problems
•    Examining problems systematically
•    Appreciating others views
•    Understanding related disciplines

 

What does a career in Philosophy mean?
There are numerous career options to the students of Philosophy. Thinking philosophically requires rigour, precision and creativity, qualities that can be applied to any other problem. Although a Philosophy degree isn\'t an essential qualification for any particular career, the analytical and critical skills developed through its study prepare graduates for a variety of professions, including business, computing, journalism, administration, non-profit sectors, education, business as well as government sectors and law.The future career opportunities for a philosophy graduate depend on their interest level, work experience and skills gained over the years. A person who specializes in philosophy is called as philosopher.

 

Courses that can be taken up to pursue a career in Philosophy:
The courses are as follows:
•    Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
•    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy
•    Master of Arts in Philosophy
•    Master of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy
•    Master of philosophy in Philosophy
•    Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

Basic Requirements:
UG: For an under graduate program, the candidate must have passed 10+2 from an affiliated school or educational board or from a recognized university in any stream.

PG:For a post-graduation program, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any stream.

 

Specializations:
Some of the specialized fields are as below:
•    Epistemology
•    Logic
•    Ethics
•    Political Philosophy
•    Aesthetics
•    Philosophy of Language
•    Philosophy of Mind
•    Metaphysics

 

Job prospects:
Future career options may be determined not so much by the choice of the philosophy major, but by your interests, skills, values, and types of work experiences acquired during college. Regardless of career aspirations, a student must increase their marketability to employers through internships, related work experience, good grades, advanced coursework, and involvement in campus activities. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills, accomplishments, and work experience while in school.

 

A sample of Related Occupations is as below:
•    Counsellor
•    Employee Relations Specialist
•    Advertising Account Executive
•    Personnel/Recruiter
•    Professor/Educator
•    Psychologist
•    Public Policy Specialist
•    Conflict Resolution Specialist   
•    Hospital Administrator   
•    Public Relations Specialist
•    Consultant   
•    Human Resources Specialist   
•    Consumer Advocate   
•    Publications Specialist
•    Copy Writer   
•    Corporate Trainer   
•    Journalist   
•    Religious Leader
•    Lawyer   
•    Lobbyist   
•    Social Worker
•    Customer Relations Representative   
•    Market Researcher   
•    Editor/Writer
•    Non-profit Administrator

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