The First Cycle (B.Ph. programme)
As per the recent directives of the Holy See in-charge of Catholic Education, the Faculty has re-worked the programme of studies of the First Cycle. Accordingly, the first cycle is basically a three-year programme. It introduces the students to the methods of scientific research. Apart from dealing with the problems and methods of philosophy, it offers a systematic exposition to the various philosophies of God, human and the world. It also acquaints them with the main trends in cultural life and thought.
The courses offered in the first cycle as per the recent directives from the Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education are divided into various categories: Basic Obligatory, Supplementary Obligatory, Additional Obligatory, and Optional Additional. The Basic Obligatory forms the essential framework of the syllabus. Besides there are courses that touch upon a variety of topics of current interest and value and they bear certain interdisciplinary relevance and formative significance within the national context of South Asia. The syllabus is updated from time to time keeping in mind the demands of the mission.
Besides these courses, philosophical seminars and workshops are conducted as part of the academic curriculum. These are designed to augment collective reflection on issues of national and international importance and to foster scientific approach and team-work.
Accordingly, a student has to take a total of 180 credits of which 110 credits are assigned for the Basic Obligatory Courses, 40 credits for the Supplementary Obligatory Courses, and 30 credits for the Optional Additional Courses. The weightage of project work & comprehensive (viva) will be 50:50. In case a student fails either in project work or in viva, he/she has to repeat it separately.
The courses offered in the first cycle as per the recent directives from the Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education are divided into various categories: