Department of Philosophy was established in 2012 for Bachelor of Arts courses at Mandalar College. U Myint Myat (2012-2014), Assistant Lecturer was firstly appointed as the head of the department of Philosophy. After that, U Aye Win Than, Lecturer (2014 – 2016) was appointed as head of the department. In 2016, Dr. Thet Naing was appointed as first Professor of the department of Philosophy at Mandalar degree College. At the present, Prof. Dr. Thet Naing is taking as the head of the department of Philosophy.
The Department of Philosophy, Mandalar Degree College, will be achieved its goals in which student success and broadening its recognition for excellence in teaching, wide-ranging application of philosophy discipline, and community service are focal points through research, teaching, and wider activities.
The Department of Philosophy, Mandalar Degree College seeks to offer students ways to approach and understand the examined life and the role of reason in human affairs. The study of philosophy includes training in logic and the techniques of evaluating varying points of view, and training in ethics regarding conceptions of the good life and the importance of achieving justice in society. It also includes consideration of the ideas of the true, the good, and the beautiful as keys to self-knowledge and the concern for others. Instruction in these areas of thought aims at making connections with the other fields of knowledge and the education of the whole person. It is concerned to supply students with the means to confront the issues of today and to provide a basis for an active, reflective life that will aid them in assuming leadership roles in their chosen careers.
Primary Academic Goals
We hope to see ourselves a successful department works together with energetic and productive faculty who offer the best B.A. and M.A. Degrees in Philosophy. In addition, our academic staffs explore the extensive scope of philosophical topics. Their current research programs address Eastern and Western traditional and contemporary problems in Theoretical Ethics, Applied Ethics, Aesthetics, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Religion, and more. Many philosophy students come to Mandalar Degree College and discover philosophy that extends otherwise vocational courses of study or wide-ranging application it in their professions. Our more advanced courses support an undergraduate major B.A. and M.A. Degrees that are ranked among the Universities in the nation.