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Master of Arts (MA) – Philosophy

APU > Law, Education & Social Science > Master of Arts (MA) – Philosophy
2 Years
Full Time
Part Time

Develop the tools needed to achieve your personal and professional goals through M.A. in Philosophy Program, which is duly approved by UGC.   

The program aims to give students an excellent grounding and a deep insight into Indian philosophical traditions, as well as Western thought. Its core unit explores the methodological foundations of Indian Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, Logic, Tantra, Aesthetics and other allied areas. It encourages students to gain a working knowledge of Sanskrit in order to be better acquainted with primary sources. The program offers (1) a comprehensive introduction to the doctrinal foundations, history, regional context and theoretical presuppositions of Indian and Western schools of thought, and (2) advanced skills in research methodologies, writing, presentation and communication of knowledge.

We look for applicants who are curious, determined and creative. We take into account special talents or successes that might not appear on a transcript. If this sounds like you, choose APU.

1) To understand some of the foundational ideas of Indian philosophy
2) To critically engage with Indian philosophical texts
3) To explore some of the core concepts and theories of contemporary thought in relation to ideas in classical Indian philosophy
4) To develop an ability to use a variety of philosophical approaches in addressing contemporary issues and practically integrate them as a “way of life”

Eligibility Criteria

For National Students
Bachelor Degree in relevant subject from UGC enlisted University or equivalent by AIU

For International Students
The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the prerequisite subjects for admission into the desired program.



Scholarships can help you reach your goal
Apex Professional University nurtures and encourages the curious, determined, and creative minds and strongly believes that money should not be a constraint for such students.  So, the University extends Scholarship and Financial Aid Scheme for the students taking admission at APU. 

Academic Scholarship
APU extends scholarships and financial assistance to meritorious and talented students based on the basis of qualification previous to eligibility qualification. Continuation of the APU Academic Scholarships are designed to encourage and reward consistently meritorious performance through the duration of the program. The Academic Scholarships will be awarded based on CGPA at the end of each year.

Early Decision Scholarship
The amount of Scholarship also depends on the Phase in which the candidate takes Admission in the University. Admissions in APU is done in four Phases. All the Scholarships awarded will be for a specific year only and for subsequent years, it may continue / discontinue based on performance of the student in qualifying year and Scholarship policy applicable from time to time.

External Scholarship
In order to fund your studies, you will need to undertake careful research – the options available to you will differ, depending on your domicile. There are several government scholarships and stipends on offer from UGC, Central and State Governments extending to the APU Students. 

Admission Process

  • Applicants will have to go through the following process:

    • Submission of completed application form with all relevant enclosures and application fee
    • Review of applications and short-listing of candidates
    • Admission decision taken by the Admission Committee
  • The decision to short-list applicants for a personal interview and make a formal offer of admission thereafter will be taken by the Admission Committee. The committee’s decision in this regard is final and binding.

How to Apply

You have done your research and explored your options, and you know that APU is the perfect place for you. Now it is time to take the next step towards a career.