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M/S. Pragyanparamita Mohapatra

Pragyanparamita Mohapatra Name : Pragyanparamita Mohapatra
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M.A. M. Phil, Ph. D.
Phone No. : +91-7377527398
E-mail ID : upragyanparamita(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Cognition
  • Postmodernism
  • Political Philosophy

  • Linguistic and Conceptual Analysis
  • Philosophy of Cognition
  • Logic (Deductive and Inductive)
  • Western Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Epistemology and Metaphysics (Indian and Western)
  • Introduction to Logic and Scientific Investigation
  • Philosophy of Language
  • 03 (International-02, National-01)
  • Conference Proceedings: 02
  • Chapters/Books: 01
  • “The Concept of Rule-Following in Later Wittgenstein” in Language, Mind, and Reality: A Reflection on Philosophical Thoughts of R. C. Pradhan, ed. Ranjan K. Panda, ISBN: 978-93-83803-16-3, pp-158-176.  Overseas Press (India) Ltd., New Delhi, 2015.
  • “On The Very Idea of Having A Thought: A Fregean Analysis”, in Limits of Thought and Beyond, ed. Prof. Adershupally Natraju. ISBN: 978-93-82951-29-2, pp. 135-146, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd, London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney, 2014, January.

1 “Introduction to Philosophy of Language” in Emerging Trends in Philosophy, edited by Victor Babu Koppula, ISBN. 978-93-83729-23-4, pp. 75-83, Sucharitha Publications, 2014.

Attended a summer school workshop at NIAS, Bangalore on Thought and Communication, from 18th - 29th July, 2011.
Attended a one day workshop at IIT Delhi on 8th Nov 2011 by Francois DASTUR.
Attended a summer school workshop at NIAS, Bangalore on Cognition, from 2nd - 14th July, 2012.
Participated in the workshop organized by Dr. Manidipa Sen, Centre for Philosophy, SSS, J.N.U., New Delhi, on Philosophy of Language and Logic, with the series of lectures by Dr. Ranjan Mukhopadhyaya, Reader, Visva-Bharati, Kolkatta.
Participated in the one day workshop on On Quine and Davidson, organized at Centre for Philosophy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on 19th October 2013.

1 The term paper “The theories of Knowledge” was selected as the best term paper in graduation.
2 Secured Third Highest mark in M.A
3 First prize for essay competition (Prof. Braja Bihari Memorial Essay Competition) in M.A. at Utkal University, Odisha.
4 Highest grade in M.Phil course work and secured grade ‘A’ in dissertation.
5 Got UGC-JRF in 2012.
6 Got ICPR-JRF in 2012.

  • Research Scholar: 2007-2014 (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, M.Phil- 2007-09, Ph.D- 2009-2014)
  • Teaching Assistant: July, 2010- December, 2012 (Jawaharlal Nehru University, (unpaid)
  • OES (Group-B) Dept. of Higher Education: 5th July, 2014- 6th January, 2016 (Sashi Bhusan Ratha Women’s Autonomous College, Berhampur)
  • Lecturer: 7th January, 2016 to till now (P.G. Dept of Philosophy, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar)

Membership of learned accredited bodies:

  • Life time member of Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research
  • Life time member of All Odisha Philosophy Association

Contribution to Administration:

  • Superintendent of Ladies hostel-V from12-05-2016 to till now
  • Phil-Ph.D Co-ordinator
  • Associate Editor of Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy
  • Extra Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities
    • Highest grade in M.Phil course work and secured grade ‘A’ in dissertation.
    • Provide assistance in organising national and internal conferences in Department (J.N.U) and ICPR.
    • 3rd highest mark in M.A., Philosophy, Utkal University, Odisha.
    • First prize for essay competition (Prof. Braja Bihari Memorial Essay Competition) in M.A. at Utkal University, Odisha.
    • Red Cross Volunteer during Intermediate and Graduation (5years).
    • The term paper titled as “The theories of Knowledge” was selected as the best in 2nd yr of graduation.
    • Secured highest mark in Logic in the CHSE exam (2001) in Ramadevi Women’s Autonomous College.
    • Participated in the “Art of Man Making” The National Culture Quiz Contest conducted by Chinmaya Mission, in August 2000.
    • Performed and participated in many cultural programmes at school and college (singing, dancing and acting).
    • Won prizes in essay and debate competitions at school level.
  • Computer skill test
    • Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Access, Power point, Dos, Fox pro, C, C++, DBMS, Networking and Tele-communication under DOEACC, 2006-07.
    • Selected to give computer training programme for 10 days to the engineers of Odisha Construction Co-Operation, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • Membership of learned accredited bodies
    • Life time membership of JICPR.
    • Life time member of AOPA.
  • Important Activities
    • Associate Advisor of Students Union and Cultural Association in Sashi Bhusan Rath Women’s Autonomous College, Berhampur, 2014-15.
    • Associate Vice-President of Dean of Students Association, in Sashi Bhusan Rath Women’s Autonomous College, Berhampur, 2014-15.
    • NCC-in charge, in Sashi Bhusan Rath Women’s Autonomous College, Berhampur, 2014-15.
    • Scrutinizer of the CHSE 2015 in Sashi Bhusan Rath Women’s Autonomous College, Berhampur, 2015.
    • Board of Study Member of Sashi Bhusan Rath Women’s Autonomous College, Berhampur, 2014-15.
    • Board of Study Member of Khallikot Autonomous College, Berhampur, 2015.
    • Red-Cross Volunteer from 2000-2004.
  • Seminars/Conferences Attended
    • Participated in the International Conference on Gandhirama 2012: A Feast of Ideas and Festival of Art, Organised by Indian Council of Philosophical Research at Jawaharlal Nehru University, from 17th - 22nd October, 2012, New Delhi.
    • Attended workshop on Logic at ICPR Lucknow Academic Centre, from 11th - 22nd March 2013.
    • Attended an International seminar on Problems of the Self: Debates in Consciousness, Subjectivity and Otherness at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for Philosophy from 23rd -   25th January 2013.
    • Attended Fellows’ Meet organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 16th -17th August, 2012.
    • Attended the International Conference at IIT Mumbai on Reality: A Reflection on Philosophical Thoughts of Professor R.C. Pradhan, from 5th - 7th March, 2012.
    • Attended Twentieth International Congress of Vedanta organized by Centre for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth), USA and special centre for Sanskrit Studies and Centre for Philosophy, JNU, New Delhi at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 28th – 31st December, 2011.Worked also as a volunteer and Observer.
    • Attended a National Conference at Assam Central University, on The Limits of Thought and Beyond, from 28th - 29th November, 2011.
    • Attended a National Seminar on Linguistic Representations: the Road Ahead, from 5th - 7th, January 2011, held under UGC SAP-DSA II and in collaboration with University of Hyderabad.
    • Attended A one-day colloquium on “Reading of Discourses on Consciousness” was organized to mark the celebration of World Philosophy Day 2010 on 29th November by Centre for Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University in collaboration with ICPR, New Delhi.
    • Attended the ICPR sponsored national Lecture on “Experience and Perceptual Judgment” by Professor Anil Gupta, University of Pittsburg, USA, on 26th Nov. 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Room, Centre for Philosophy, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi.
    • Attended a National Seminar on Mind and Meaning, from 15th-17th, March, 2010 organised under the DSA SAP (phase II) programme of the UGC, and in collaboration with the Centre for the neural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Hyderabad.
    • Attended First Asian Philosophy Congress organised by ICPR at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 6th – 9th March, 2010.
    • Attended an International Conference on From Experience to Thought: Debates in Consciousness, Cognition and Agency, from 7th -9th January, 2010 at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
    • Attended the ICPR and Centre for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, Inc. U.S.A sponsored and organized International conference on Phenomenology, Globalization and Indian Philosophy, from 5th -8th January, 2009 at India International Centre, New Delhi.
    • Attended the lecture series given by Prof. Mrinal Miri on Ethical life organized by Dr. Bhagat Oinam at Centre for Philospsophy, SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, under the periodical lecture series event by ICPR, 2009.
    • Attended many other seminars organized by ICPR, Centre for Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Utkal University.
  • Paper Presented in Workshops/Conferences/Seminars/ Orientation Programmes
    • 1. Presented and submitted a project paper on “Where Do we find ‘Meaning’?: A Relook at Narrow-Broad Distinction”  in the 30th Orientation Programme conducted by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre Sambalpur University, from 10th July - 6th August, 2016 and obtained Grade “A”.
    • 2. Presented a poster on “Are Emotions Social or Psychological?”, at IIT Gandhi Nagar International Conference on Cognition, Emotion and Action, from 6th - 8th December 2013.
    • 3.  Presented a paper on “Man and The Divine in Gandhi’s Philosophy of Nature” in the International Conference on Gandhirama 2012: A Feast of Ideas and Festival of Art, Organised by Indian Council of Philosophical Research at Jawaharlal Nehru University, from 17th - 22nd October, 2012, New Delhi.
    • 4. Presented a project work on “Are Concepts Intrinsically Social?”  in a summer school workshop at NIAS, Bangalore on Cognition, from 2nd - 14th July, 2012.
    • 5. Presented a paper on “The Concept of Rule-Following in Later Wittgenstein” in the International Conference at IIT Mumbai on Reality: A Reflection on Philosophical Thoughts of Professor R.C. Pradhan, from 5th - 7th March, 2012.
    • 6.  Poster Presentation on “Irreducibility of Consciousness: Arguments from Inverted Spectrum” in the International Conference at NIAS, Bangalore, on Looking Within: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Consciousness, from 5th -7th January, 2012.
    • 7. Presented a paper “On the Very Idea of Having a Thought: A Fregean Analysis” in a National Conference at Assam Central University, on The Limits of Thought and Beyond, from 28th - 29th November, 2011.
      8. Presented a project work on “The Concepts of Natural Kinds.” in a summer school workshop at NIAS, Bangalore on Thought and Communication, from 18th - 29th July, 2011.
  • Orientation Programmes Attended
    • Participated in the 30th Orientation Programme conducted by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre Sambalpur University, from 10th July - 6th August, 2016 and obtained Grade “A”.
    • Attended three days Research Orientation Programme organised by ICPR, New Delhi, from 7th - 9th March 2013.