The emphasis of research in the School is on Indian Philosophy & Culture, but generally the research proposals are not to be confined to the same only. The School intends to undertake research in the Area of Western Philosophy, Studies in Civilizations, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion and Comparative Religion, Ethical Theories, Propositional and Predicate Logic, Analytic Philosophy, and Philosophy of Mind etc.
Varun K. Tripathi specializes in Advaita Philosophy. He has published several research papers in philosophical journals and participated in more than 20 national/international seminars and conferences. Currently he is editing a monograph entitled ''Kashmir Shaivism and Tantrism'' for publication. The monograph is based on the presentations of the National Seminar on Kashmir Shaivism organized by the School in July 2007. He is also awarded Fellowship of Indian Institute of Advance Study, Shimla where he is working on a project titled “Constructing a Common Schema for the Presentation of Indian Ethics”. Two PhD students, Mr. Dinesh Jamwal and Mrs.Simran Raina are working under his supervision.
Anil K. Tewari specializes in Buddhist Philosophy. He has published more than 10 research papers in various referred journals of Philosophy and participated in more than 30 national/international seminars and conferences. Presently he is working on a UGC minor project titled “A Critical Study of Udayanacarya’s Reconstruction of the Buddhist Doctrines in his Nyayakusumanjali and Atmatattvaviveka”. He has also undertaken the preparation of a monograph for publication based on the presentations of the International Seminar on “Culture, Myth and Knowledge” organized by the School in March 2011. A PhD student, Mr. Sushain Raina, is working under his supervision on ‘the Concept of Freedom in J. Krishnamurti’s Philosophy’.
Sumanta Sarathi Sharma specializes in Diagrammatic Reasoning. He has submitted his PhD thesis on the topic ''Syllogistic Reasoning: A Philosophical Study of Diagrammatic Approaches'' in IIT Kanpur. Besides, he has published a number of papers in philosophical journals and participated in more than 10 international/national seminars and conferences. He has participated in international conferences held in Switzerland, Germany and Poland.
Ashoka Kumar Tarai specializes in Analytic Philosophy. He is pursuing his PhD on Wittgenstein’s Metaphysics from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. He has participated in several national/international seminars and conferences. He has completed his M. Phil. Degree on “Modern Interpretation of Rousseau’s Social Contract Philosophy” from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi specializes in Philosophy of Mind. He is pursuing his PhD on the Problem of Subjectivity from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He is a Gold Medalist in MA Philosophy from Lucknow University. His research interest includes Indian Philosophy also. He has participated in European Graduate School held at Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany and Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.