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DR. PANKAJ BASOTIA

Associate Professor

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Dr. PANKAJ BASOTIA                

01-03-1971, Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan), India                        

Male, Married and Category-General                            

                                                                                            

                                                                                            

                                                                                                                  


Associate Professor In Philosophy

Rajiv Gandhi Government Degree College                                  

Chaura Maidan, Shimla-171004 


Area of Interest:    1. Death and Meaning of Life

                                2. Classical Indian philosophy Especially Veda, Upanishads and Mahabharata.

                                3. Philosophy of Prof.Dayakrishna and Prof. G.C.Pande


Qualification: Ph.D., MA in Philosophy (Two Gold Medals in MA)*

Award of Ph.D.: September, 2012        from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

Title of Ph. D.: Manviya Astistva Evam Mrtyu: Vedic Chintan Ke Sandarbh Main

(मानवीय अस्तित्व एवम् मृत्यु :वैदिक चिंतन के संदर्भ में )

Special mention:

Successfully completed and received a passing grade in HDS3221.5X:Hinduism Trough Its Scriptures 

A course of Study offered by HarvardX, an online learning initiative of Harvard University .

(Duration : eight weeks)


*Awards:   Two Gold Medals in MA:

1. Prof. Mohan Lal Verma Memorial Gold Medal: for standing first in order of merit at M.A. (Philosophy) examination.

2. University Gold Medal: for standing first in order of merit at M.A. (Philosophy) examination.

*Associateship of IIAS-Shimla:

1. from March, 2012 to March 2014

2. from April 2003 to April 2005

 

*Presently Chairman, Board of studies for Philosophy, HPU-Shimla.

*Member-Secretary, Board of studies for Philosophy, HPU-Shimla, from June,2013 to June 2015. 



Details of Work-Experience:

Post

Institution

Duration

Associate -Professor

Rajiv Gandhi Government Degree College,Shimla-4

From 05-06-2010 to Current

Assistant-Professor

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From 05-06-1996 to 05-06-2010

                                                                                     


Details of Higher Education:

Name of Degree

Year

Subject

Institution

Result

MA

1993

Philosophy

University of Rajasthan,Jaipur

68%, 1st in Merit

Two Gold medals

BA

1991

Economics, Public Administration and Sociology

University of Rajasthan,Jaipur

51.5%,2nd div.

 

Publications:


3. Published one paper in a national level journal MADYA-BHARATI (bilingual research journal of humanities and social-sciences) ISSSN 0974-0066,UGC Care List, Group-C ( Multi disciplinary) , Sl.No. 15, 76th  volume (January-June 2019) , page no. 69 to 74.

      Title of  the paper अभिनिवेश(मृत्यु का भय ): चिंता से प्रामाणिकता तक


  

2. Published a paper in a 'Journal of Foundational Research' Volume XXIII 1-2, January-July 2015,ISSN 2395-5635 published by Department of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.                                      Title of the paper-“Shashtra, Pragya  Aur Parampara”( शास्त्र,प्रज्ञा एवं  परम्परा )


1. Published a paper in a book titled as 'Takniki evam Mulya 'ed. by RS  Bhatnagar & KL Sharma, published by 'Society for Philosophical Praxis Counselling and Spiritual Healing', Jaipur,2014 .   Title of the paper - 'Takniki evam Mulya' ( तकनीकी एवं मूल्य )


Chairmanship in Seminar/Conferences:

3. Chaired the session during the lecture by Prof. K D Tripathi And PadmShri Prof. Bettina Baumer in an international seminar on "Acharya Abhinavagupta:Legacy and Significance” on Cisco WebEx organised by IIAS,Shimla from 21.06.2021 to 22.06.2021.

2. Chaired one session  in a national seminar on “Women in 21st Century:Issues and Challenges” @ Govt. College , Dhami, 16 mile ,Dist. Shimla, on 6-7 December,2019. Theme of the session was “Women through the lens of Scriptures”


1. Chaired  Fellow’s weekly seminar on “Synthesis of world religions:Arriving at the  common Metaphysical Structure” by Dr. U.A. Vinaykumar at IIAS,Shimla on 18 October 2012. 


 

Invited Lectures/Talks:


4. Delivered  the memorial-lecture during two dads international Webinar on Āpad Dharma: moral Imperative And Covid 19 “ organised by Department of Philosophy, DAV P.G. College , Varanasi during May 17 -18,2020.

3.As a Resource-Person at HIPA-Shimla(HP) on 'Foundations of Indian Moral Thought' on 19.02.2015.

2. As a Resource-Person at HIPA-Shimla (HP) on “Self-Awareness and Morality” on 13.05.2013.

1. On ‘World Philosophy Day’ at IIAS-Shimla on 17.11.2006.

 

 

Paper Presentation in seminars/conferences:


International:

6. A paper on “Death and Meaning Of Life in Classical Indian Thought “ in the International Symposium on Death: From Different Philosophical Perspectives  held at the Centre for Philosophy  ,Jawahar lal Nehru University (JNU)0n 31.01.20185


5.A paper on" Opportunities and Challenges of  21st Century:A philosophical Analysis” in the conference held from 7th to 9th December , 2017and organised by RGGD College, Shimla-4 in collaboration with Science And Management Society, Himachal Pradesh.



4. A paper on“Shashtra ,Pragya Aur Parampara”in a seminar on'Philosophical Contributions of Prof. Bishambhar Pahi’ at Department of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur from 12.03.2016to 14.03.2016. 

3. A paper on “Media Aur Samsamayik Sameekaran: Ek Darshanik Vishleshan” in a seminar on “Media Aur Samsamayik Sameekaran” at Government Degree College, Sanjauli, Shimla-6 from 05.10.2015 to 06.10.2015. 

2. A paper on “Human mortality and self-knowledge in classical Indian thought” in a seminar on ‘Self knowledge and Moral Identity’ at IITB, Mumbai from 13.01.2015 to16.01.2015.


1. A paper on “Abhinivesh (the fear of death): From Anxiety to Authenticity”. In a seminar on ‘Emotions in Indian Thought’ at IIAS-Shimla, from 04.09.2012 to 06.09.2012.

 

National:


22.Presented a paper onभाषा ,साहित्य एवं दर्शनin 72nd Annual-Session of Hindi Sahitya Sammellan-Prayag, held @Govt. Sanskrit College,Solan(HP)from 28-02-2020 to 01-03-2020.


21.Presented a paper titled as “A philosophical analysis of issues and challenges of 21st century women : past, present and future” in a national seminar on “Women in 21st Century:Issues and Challenges” @ Govt. College ,Dhami, 16 mile ,Dist. Shimla,on 6-7 December,2019.


20.Presented a paper on “Issues and Challenges in Higher Education: A Philosophical Analysis” in a national seminar on “Issues and Challenges in Higher Education-ll” organized by HGCTA,HP on 5th December,2019 @ Hotel Peterhof,Shimla.


19. A paper on “Vichar, Siddhant Aur Vyavahar” in a seminar on 'Theory, Principle and Practice’ at Department of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur from 30.01.2016 to 31.01.2016. 

18. A paper on “Gauravmayi Mrtyu Evam Adhyatmikta: Bharatiya Parampara Ke Sandarbh Main” in a seminar on ‘Dignified Death and Spirituality: In Indian context’ at Department of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur from 23.01.2016to 24.01.2016. 

17. A paper on “Philosophy for Higher Education in India” in a seminar on ‘Higher Education: Issues and challenges’ at Hotel Peterhof, Shimla on 18-19 September, 2015. 

16. A paper on “Darshan Evam Samskiti: Ek Vivechan” in a seminar on “Darshan Evam Samskiti” at 60th adhiveshan of Akhil Bharatiya Darshan Parishad, at SMVDU, Katra ,from 03.06.2015 to 05.06.2015. 

15. A paper on “Purusharth evam Paramarth: Bharatiya Parampara main Aadharbhoot Mulyon ki Khoj” in a seminar on ‘Prof. Dayakrishna on human values: divisions and dynamics’ at ICPR-AC Lucknow from March 16.03.2015 to 18.03.2015.


14. A paper on “Mrtyu evam Jivan ki Sarthakta ka Prashn”, as an Associate at IIAS-Shimla, in March, 2014.


13. A paper on “Aadhunik Pachimi Vigyan Ki Darshanik Avdharnai: Ek evam Prachin Bharatiya Chintan ki Vaigyanik Avdharnai: Ek Tulanatmak Adhyayan” in a seminar on ‘Vaigyanik Drastikon Evam Bharatiya Chintan’ at MJS PG College, Bharatpur (Rajasthan) from 28.03.2014 to 29.03.2014.


12. A paper on “Philosophical Reasoning of Prof. Dayakrishna” in a seminar on ‘Philosophical Reasoning’ at Department. Of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur from 13.01.2014to 15.01.2014.


11. A paper on “Kama & Mrtyu” as an Associate at IIAS-Shimla in March2013.


10. A paper on “Takniki evam Mulya” in a seminar on   ‘Takniki evam Mulya’ at Department of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in January, 2013.


9. A paper on “Mahabharat ke Anusar Shubh Shashan ki Sankalpna” in   a seminar on “Good Governance” at RKMV-Shimla on 30.06.2012.


8. A paper on “Mrtyu Evam Uska Atikraman: Mahabharat Ke Vishesh Sandarbh Main” as an Associate at IIAS-Shimla, in March 2012.


7. A paper on “Mrtyu: Samajik Vigyano Main Chunouti ke Rup Main” in a seminar on ‘contemporary challenges to social sciences’ at Rajiv Gandhi Government Degree College, Shimla-4 from 02.03.2012 to 04.03.2012.


6.  A paper on “Siddhartha se Gautama Buddha Tak” in a seminar on ‘Buddhism and its relevance’ at IIAS-Shimla on 30.03.2007.


5. A paper on “Mrtyu, Astitva Evam Amritatva: Ishavasyopanishad ke Vishesh Sandarbh Main” as an Associate at IIAS-Shimla, in April 2005.


4. A paper on “Upanishad main Manushya ki Avadharana” as an Associate at IIAS-Shimla, in April 2004.


3. A paper on “Manviya Astitva Evam Mrtyu: Vedic Chintan Ke Sandarbh Main” as an Associate at IIAS-Shimla, in April 2003.


2. A paper on “Vedic Samskiti” in a seminar on ‘Thoughts and works of Prof.G.C.Pande’at IIC-New Delhi, from 03.03.2003 to05.03.2003.


1. A paper on “Readings in the Seminar” in a workshop on ‘Truth in Literature and Metaphor in Philosophy’ at IIAS-Shimla from07.09.1993 to 16.09.1993.

 


Participation in Seminars/conferences:


6..  Participated in an International -Conference on “Future of learning and emerging trends in Education”held @ Chitkara University,Punjab.


4. On ‘Language, Mind and Social Construction’ organized by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,

IIT-Bombay,  from 09.02.2009 to 11.02.2009. 


3. On ‘Philosophy of Dayakrishna and R.C. Gandhi’ at IIAS-Shimla in April 2008.


2. Indian Philosophical congress at New-Delhi from 28.122000 to 01.01.2001.


1.On ‘Existentialist Perception of Human Condition’ organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (Rajasthan) from 15.11.1995 to 18.11.1995.

 

Participation in Workshops:

International:


3. On “Kashmir-Shaivism (Netra-Tantra)” at Deer Park Institute, Bir (HP) from 16.005.2014 to 21.05.2014.


2. On "Kashmir-Shaivism (Shiva-Stotravali)"at Almond-Vila, Srinagar (J&K) from 16.09.2013 to 21.09.2013.


1. On"Kashmir-Shaivism (Shiva-Sutra)" at Gyan-Vihar, Varanasi (UP) from 01.02.2005 to08.02.2005.


National:

3. On "Cigarette and other Tobacco ProductsAct (costa)”at Rajiv Gandhi Government Degree College,Chaura Maidan, Shimla-171004 0n 21st October,2016 


2. On ‘Kautilya’s Arthasashtra’ at Department of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (Rajasthan) from 23.03.2000 to 25.03.2000.


1. On ‘Truth in Literature and Metaphor in Philosophy’ at IIAS-Shimla from 07.09.1993 to 16.09.1993.

 

Participation in Training Programmes:


2. Special Training Programme for Associate-Professors of HP at SCERT-Solan (HP) from09.02.2015 to 14.02.2015.


1. ‘Training Trainers of Disaster-Management’ at HIPA-Shimla (HP) from 01.12.2012 to 05.12.2012.

 

Refresher and Orientation Courses:


4. RC in Environmental-Awareness at ASC Tirupati University Tirupati, from 05.03.2007 to 24.03.2007.


3. RC in Research Methodology in Social Sciences at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur from 02.02.2004 to 21.02.2004.


2. RC in Computer-Awareness at HPU Shimla, from 10.07.2000 to 29.07.2000.


1. OC at HPU Shimla, from 02.03.1998 to28.03.1998.  



Special Courses:


*Three Ten Day Vipasana Meditation courses and One seven day STP meditation course.


*One five day Yoga course At Himalayan Iyengar Yoga centre –Dharamshala.

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