Career, Scope and Opportunities in Philosophy

By | October 14, 2020
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Philosophy includes subjects like politics, logic, ethics and religion. It mainly develops a new thought process within the students.  Philosophy is the study which refers to the problems and solutions related to human existence. Philosophy offers number of career options to the students.


Key to Success

To be successful in Philosophy you should have/ develop:

  •   Ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic
  •   A very strong desire to succeed
  •   Reasoning ability
  •   Ability to analysis and synthesis of information and data from ancient history

Scope and opportunities

Philosophy graduates can be employed in non-profit sectors, education. They are more involved in guiding people in crisis of thought, moral crisis, etc.

Studying Philosophy one can understand many existing issues. Philosophy also includes other science subjects that deal with methodological issues, question assumptions, concepts and structures of argument used in the disciplines. 

Lifestyle & Social Status

  • This career is well above average compared to those of most careers.
  • It takes long time to get established.
  • It’s an indoor as well as outdoor activity.

Job Profile

  • Creating reasoned arguments
  • Communicating effectively
  • Speaking, thinking and writing concisely
  • Forming creative and original solutions to problems
  • Appreciating others views
  • Understanding related disciplines

Skill set

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Reasoning and analytic skills
  • Communication skills – both oral and written
  • Critical Thinking
  • research and evaluation skills
  • Persuasion

Work Value

  • Responsibility
  • Autonomy
  • Achievement
  • Justice
  • Results oriented

Current Job Scenario

Philosophy graduates can be employed in India as well as in other nations. Also one can employ in student affairs, public service, journalism, research, law, diplomacy, insurance, etc.  Students having done research on philosophy can teach in research institutes, universities and in colleges.  Philosophy graduates can also be advisors, lobbyist, clergy person survey, specialist in HR, interviewer, consultant, etc.

Top Recruiters

  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • NGO’S

Course Synopsis

Course Options B.A Philosophy M.A Philosophy Ph.D Philosophy
Academic Eligibility 12th Pass in any discipline B.A Philosophy + Entrance Exam Master’s degree or equivalent in any of the above disciplines with at least 55% marks in the aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST applicants)
Fees Rs. 5K to Rs. 10K per annum Rs. 15K to Rs. 20K per annum N/A
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs
Duration 3 Years 2 Years  3  Years
Mode Regular Regular Regular
Approved UGC  UGC  UGC
Affiliation Respective Universities Respective Universities Respective Universities
Entrance Exam    Institute Level Entrance Exams  Institute Level Entrance Exams
Education Loan      

Career prospect

  1. Lobbyist
  2. Diplomat
  3. Consultant
  4. Ethics advisor
  5. Human resource specialist

Entrance Exam

  • Some of the Universities / Institutes have their own entrance exam, kindly check it with the university where you want to take the admission

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