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Little about Indian Council of Philosophical Research!- 15-Feb-2019

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The Indian Council of Philosophical Research set up by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, was registered as a society under the Societies Act, 1860, but it actually started functioning in July 1981.

The Council has a broad-based membership comprising distinguished philosophers, Social scientists, representatives of the University Grants Commission, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Indian Council of Historical Research, Indian National Science Academy, the Central Government and the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

The aims & objectives of the council is:  

To review the progress of research in Philosophy from time to time;

To sponsor or assist projects or programmes of research in Philosophy;

To give financial support to institutions and organizations engaged in the conduct of research in Philosophy;

To provide technical assistance or guidance for the formulation of research projects and programmes in Philosophy, by individuals or institutions, and/or organize and support institutional or other arrangements for training in research methodology;

To co-ordinate research activities in Philosophy and to encourage programme of inter-disciplinary research;

To organize, sponsor and assist seminars, special courses, study circles, working groups/parties, and conferences for promoting research in Philosophy, and to establish institutes for the same purpose;

To give grants for publication of digests, journals, periodicals and scholarly works devoted to research in Philosophy and also to undertake their publication;

To institute and administer fellowships, scholarships and awards for research in Philosophy by students, teachers and others;

To promote collaboration in research between Indian philosophers and philosophical institutions and those from other countries;

To take special steps to develop a group of talented young philosophers and to encourage research by young philosophers working in universities and other institutions;

To advise the Government of India on all such matters pertaining to teaching and research in philosophy as may be referred to it by the Government of India from time to time;

To promote teaching and research in Philosophy;

Scholarship: ICPR scholarships are offered to young researchers in an effort to encourage young minds to carry out research activities in various spheres related to philosophy.  To be specific it provides Junior Research Fellowship and General Fellowship, to encourage young scholars.

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