About the University
The Panjab University Chandigarh
Panjab University is one of the oldest Universities in India, the Panjab University (PU) initiated at Lahore in 1882, has a long tradition of pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts and sports. The University supports excellence and innovation in academic programmes, promotes excellence in research, scholarship and teaching. T. The Campus of Panjab University is located in Sector 14 and Sector 25 of Chandigarh, spreading across an area of almost 550 acres.
Centre of Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences (CPCS) is an interdisciplinary research and human resource development institute with a focus on areas of Cognitive Sciences, Philosophy, Phenomenology Psychology, Neuroscience, Ergonomics, Social Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.
The aim of the centre is to bridge the gap between Humanities and Human Sciences.
The faculty members of the centre are devoted to fundamental research about the nature of cognition and its relationship to the world, with its application in fields of Information Technology and Human & Social Engineering, at various levels.
The centre has various MoU’s with national and international bodies and is executing various research project in both collaborative and individual manner.
Department of Philosophy
Department of philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh has been providing a university base in the City beautiful to the cultural, social and religious heritage of Indian civilization to humanize and enrich the modern notion of progress and to enable it to promote, rather than to supplant, Indian cultural and philosophical identity. To respond to the challenges of our global times, the department has initiated the need for a process of convergent research. This has come from the faculty as they generate a philosophical insight in facing the deepest human aspirations and problems.
Accordingly, the department has been successfully organizing national and regional seminars pertaining to community values, intercultural cooperation, and the philosophy of consciousness during the past years.