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01062017 RubypicSMVDU Katra: Ms. Ruby Bharti, a research scholar of the Department of Philosophy & Culture, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra has cleared UGC-NET examination conducted by University Grants Commission, New Delhi on 22nd January 2017. The results were declared on 29th May 2017.

Ms. Bharti has pursued her M.A. in Philosophy from the Department of Philosophy & Culture, SMVDU from August 2011 – May 2013 with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 7.5 in a 10 point scale. She is enrolled in the PhD programme offered by the Department of Philosophy and Culture from August 2014. Her topic of research is “Irreducibility of Sabda-Pramana into Anumana with special reference of Nyaya Philosophy” and she has already cleared her mandatory Course work and Comprehensive Examination and her Research Proposal has been approved by the Department Research Committee. In addition to this, she has also cleared SET conducted by University of Kashmir in December 2016.

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SMVDU Katra: Prof. Alex Watson, a D.Phil. from Harvard University and presently a Professor of Indian Philosophy at Ashoka University India, concludes a lecture series at the Dept. of Philosophy & Culture, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University yesterday. He spoke on ‘Contrasting Nyaya-Vaisesika and Buddhist explanations of attention’, in which he analyzed whether there is necessary role of mind in attention, or attention can be explained without imagining mind as arbitrator. This question has been long debated in history of Indian philosophy, particularly between Nyaya and Buddhist traditions, if awareness and attention can be explained through the momentary flow of conscious episodes. It is pertinent to note that Prof. Watson specializes in Indian Philosophy, Kashmir Shaivism, Nyaya Philosophy and is an outright scholar of Sanskrit.

Prior to that he had spoken on the topic ‘Can Jayanta Bhaṭṭa respond effectively to the charge that the inference of God's existence is un-established and inconclusive’, in which he had analyzed specific arguments given by Nyaya tradition to prove the existence of God. He also interacted with Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain about the best and innovative practices in academic institutions and he thoroughly appreciated the academic freedom that faculty of SMVDU are provided. He also interacted with Dr. Vandana Sharma Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. V. K. Tripathi Head Dept. of Philosophy and Culture, Dr. Anil K. Tewari, Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma, Dr. Madhu M. Chaturvedi, Dr. Ashoka Tarai from Dept. of Philosophy thanked Prof. Watson.

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SMVDU Katra: As the Dept. of Philosophy and Culture SMVDU organizes extensional lectures for faculty and research scholars, Prof. Alex Watson delivers three talks on different themes on Indian Philosophy. Prof. Watson is a D.Phil. from Oxford University and had been Fellow at Kyushu University Japan and University of Vienna. He specializes in Indian Philosophy, Kashmir Shaivism, Nyaya Philosophy and is an outright scholar of Sanskrit. Presently, he is a Professor of Indian Philosophy at Ashoka University, Sonipat and has also taught at Harvard and received a University Certificate of Teaching Excellence. He has authored two books namely ‘Self’s Awareness of Itself’ and ‘An Enquiry into the Nature of Liberation’.

He delivered a talk on ‘Four Mimaṃsa views concerning how the self is perceived by itself’ in which he highlighted upon the various views on ‘self’ in Indian philosophy and gave special emphasis on the views of Jayanta Bhatta - a great Indian Philosopher of 9th century hailing from Kashmir. During the following two days he will be speaking on ‘Can Jayanta Bhaṭṭa respond effectively to the charge that the inference of God's existence’ and ‘Contrasting Nyaya-Vaiseṣika and Buddhist explanations of attention’. Dr. V. K. Tripathi Head Dept. of Philosophy and Culture extended a cordial welcome to Prof. Watson. Dr. Anil K. Tewari, Dr. Madhu M. Chaturvedi, Dr. Ashoka Tarai, Dr. Amitabh Dwivedi, Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma, Dr. Anurag Kumar, Dr. Kirti, Ms. Simranpreet Kaur and research scholars were present. The talk was followed by extensive discussion.

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