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satyaSatya Sundar Sethy
Associate Professor
Room No.: HSB343
Tel: +91 44 2257 4509
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Areas of Interest:
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Analytical Philosophy
  • Professional Ethics (Engineering and Higher Education)
  • Information and communication Technology (ICT) in Education
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Logic (Nyaya & Aristotelean)
 
Previous Education:
  • Ph.D. (Philosophy) Central University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • M.A. (Philosophy) Central University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • B. A. (Philosophy) Fakir Mohan University, Odisha, India
 
Teaching/Research Experiences:
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai (From July, 2015 to continuing...)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai (From August, 2010 to July, 2015)
  • Assistant Professor, Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE), Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidangarhi, New Delhi (From March, 2007 to August, 2010)

 

Awards & Recognitions:
  • UGC (JRF & SRF) Research Fellowship-- Ph.D. in Philosophy, UGC, New Delhi, 2003-2007
  • Gold medal – MA in Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 2003
  • Merit Scholarship--- MA in Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, 2001-2003
  • First Prize-- for the paper presentation in the National Seminar on "Social and Political Philosophy in Contemporary India", Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, 2005, Sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi.
 
Travel Grant:
  • Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada: Cambridge International Conference on the ODL, London, U.K. (2009)
  • UNESCO, Paris: International Conference on Equity, Access and Excellence: Towards Exploring New Frontiers in the ODL System, Assam, India (2008)
  • ICPR, New Delhi: International World Philosophical Congress Conference, New Delhi, India (2006)
 
Professional Memberships:
  • Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi
  • Indian Philosophical Congress
  • Indian Distance Education Association
 
Course Taught
  • HS-4381: Meaning, Truth, and Language – B.Tech. Students, IITMadras, Chennai, India
  • HS-1070: Logic – B.Tech. and MA Integrated Students, IITMadras, Chennai, India
  • ECO-203: Logic – Integrated MSc Economics Students, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India
  • HS-1020: Aspects of Western Philosophy –  MA Integrated Students, IITMadras, Chennai, India
  • HS-2200: Introduction to Indian Philosophy – B.Tech. and MA Integrated Students, IITMadras, Chennai, India
  • HS-2300: Ethics – MA Integrated Students, IITMadras, Chennai, India
  • HS-3050: Professional Ethics – B.Tech. Students, IITMadras, Chennai, India
  • ES-313: Lerner Support Services – MA International Students, IGNOU, New Delhi, India
 
Published Papers: Journals (Referred)
  1. Sethy, S.S. (2015) "Reinterpreting Gandhi's Notion of 'Dharma': An Entanglement of Duty, Religion, and Ethics, Forthcoming.
  2. Sethy, S.S. (2013) "The Untenability of Atomistic Theory of Meaning", KRITIKE, Vol.7, No.1, pp.138-152.
  3. Sethy, S.S (2012) "Students' Expectations about Their Grades Versus Course Expectations from Them: Will the Mismatch Ensure Quality Education?", International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. 2, No.4, pp.1-15.
  4. Sethy, S.S. (2012) "Cognitive Skills: A Modest Way of Learning through Technology", Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp.260-274.
  5. Sethy, S.S. (2011) "Meaning Holism: Reinterpreting Dummett's Arguments Against Corporate and Molecular Holism", Suvidya Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Vol.5, No.2, pp.23-34.
  6. Sethy, S.S. (2011) "Learning at a Distance through Mobile Devices: A Global Choice of Learners in the Open and Distance Learning System", Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Vol.20, No.1, pp.83-95.
  7. Gaba, A. and Sethy, S.S. (2010) "Learners' Perception towards Information and Communication Technologies: A Case Study of Indira Gandhi National Open University", Indian Journal of Open Learning, Vol.19, No.03, pp.143-157.
  8. Sethy, S.S. (2009) "Creativity and Cognition", Europe's Journal of Psychology, Vol. 3, pp. 45-55.
  9. Sethy, S.S. (2008) "Distance Education in the Age of Globalization: An Overwhelming Desire towards Blended Learning", Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp.29-44.
  10. Sethy, S.S. (2008)"A Prospect for Meaning Holism", Ravindra Bharati Journal of Philosophy, Kolkata, West Bengal, Vol. XIII, pp. 48-69.
 
Published Books:
  • Sethy, S.S. (Ed.) (2015) Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering, IGI Global Publication: Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Sethy, S.S. (2010) Meaning Atomism vs. Meaning Holism: An Approach to Philosophy of Language, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Publication: USA
  • Sethy, S.S. (2010) Indian Philosophy: Orthodox Systems-1, BDP- Philosophy, IGNOU Publishing Ltd.: New Delhi, India
 
Published Chapters/Units in Books:
  • Sethy, S.S. (2015) "Emotional Intelligence: Its Significance and Ethical Implications in Engineering Profession", in Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering, edited by Sethy, S.S., IGI Global Publication: Pennsylvania, USA, pp.83-99.
  • Sethy, S.S. (2014) "Should We have Compulsory "Engineering Ethics" Course for Engineers? Why Should It Be?" in Transformations in Engineering Technology, edited by Natarajan R, Springer: The Netherlands, pp.233-242.
  • Sethy, S.S. (2012) "Authentic Existence in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Meaning and Metaphysics" in Authentic Existence in Contemporary Philosophy, edited by Panthanmackel, G., National Printing Press: Bangalore, pp.102-117.
  • Sethy, S.S. (2011) "Online Education: Reflection on Communication Skills of Distance Learners" in Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Educations, edited by Demiray, U., Kurubacak, G. and Yuzer, T.V., IGI Global Publication: USA, pp. 282-291.
  • Sethy, S.S. (2010) "Multilingualism: Inclination towards Cultural Learning in the Open and Distance Learning System" in ODL System in Transition: Experiences and Reflections, edited by Das, K., Vikas Publishing: Noida, pp.11-28.
  • Sethy, S.S. & Panthanmackel, G. (2010) "Radhakrishnan, Metaphysics of" in the ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Puthenpurackal, J. et al., Vol.2, Asian Trading Corporation Publishing Ltd.: Bangalore, India, pp.1123-1125.
  • Sethy, S.S. (2010) "Learner Support Systems", MA (Part-II) Education, Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Mumbai University, India
  • Sethy, S.S. (2010) "Evaluation in Distance Education: An Overview", MA (Part-II) Education, Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Mumbai University, India
  • Sethy, S.S. (2009) "Cognitive Skills", Learner Support Systems and Services, PGDDE, STRIDE, IGNOU, New Delhi, India
  • Sethy, S.S. (2009) "Tutor Comments", Learner Support Systems and Services, PGDDE, STRIDE, IGNOU, New Delhi, India
  • Sethy, S.S. (2009) "Tutoring through Correspondence", Learner Support Systems and Services, PGDDE, STRIDE, IGNOU, New Delhi, India
  • Sethy, S.S. (2009) "Supplemental Interaction", Learner Support Systems and Services, PGDDE, STRIDE, IGNOU, New Delhi, India
 
Book Reviews:
  1. Sethy, S.S. (2012) Review of "Meaning and Context" (Peter Lang AG Publication) edited by Baptista, L. and Rast, E., Philosophy in Review, Vol.XXXII, No.5, pp. 345-347.
  2. Sethy, S.S., (2011) Review of "E-Learning Technologies and Evidence-Based Assessment Approaches" (IGI Publication) edited by Spratt, C. and Lajbcygier, P., Indian Journal of Open Learning, Vol.20, No.1, pp.45-47.
  3. Sethy, S.S., (2009) Review of "The Challenges for Marketing Distance Education in Online Environment: An Integrated Approach" edited by Demiray, U. & Serdar Sever, N., Journal of Staff & Educational Development International, Vol. 13, No 2, pp.145-148.
  4. Sethy, S.S., (2009) Review of "Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Best Practices and Principles of Instructors"(IGI Publication) edited by Orvis, K.L. & Lassiter, A.L.R., Indian Journal of Open Learning, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp.45-48.
  5. Sethy, S.S., (2009) Review of "Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning" (IGI Publication) edited by Demiray, U. and Sharma, R.C., Indian Journal of Open Learning, Vol. 19, No.2, pp.117-119.
  6. Sethy,S.S. (2007) Review of "Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World (2nd Edition)" by Hilary Perraton, (Routledge), Journal of Staff & Educational Development International, Vol. 11, No. 2&3, pp.171-174.
 
Published Papers: International & National Conferences (Referred):
  • Sethy, S.S. (2015) "Dead Consciousness: A Palatable Argument between Acharya Nagarjuna and Bernard Baars", Global Seminar on Understanding the Contemporaneity of Acharya Nagarjuna's Philosophy in the Global Context, January 28-30, 2015, Acharya Nagarjuna Unversity, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Sethy, S.S. (2014) "Should We have Compulsory "Engineering Ethics" Course for Engineers? Why should It Be?", International Conference on Transformations and Engineering Technology, January 16-18, Hubli, Karnataka.
  • Sethy, S.S. (2014) "Is Consciousness a Brain Process? A Reply from Yogacara Buddhist," Buddhist Applied Philosophy, January 30-31, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Sethy, S.S. (2012) " Entanglement between Semantic and Mental Representation: A Disposition of Theory of Interpretation", Language, Mind and Reality: A Reflection on the Philosophical Thoughts of R. C. Pradhan, March 5th to 7th, IITBombay, Mumbai.
  • Sethy, S.S. (2011) "Offering Cross-border Education through Master of Arts in Distance Education Programme: Experiences in Indira Gandhi National Open University of India", 2011 Global Forum: 'Leveling the International Playing Field', May 25th to 27th, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Sethy, S.S. (2009) "Mobile Learning in Distance Education: Learners' Smart Choice", Cambridge International Conference on ODL, September 22nd to 25th, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge: UK.- Sponsored by COL, Canada
  • Sethy, S.S. (2008) "Multilingualism: Inclination towards Cultural Learning in the Open and Distance Learning System", International Conference on Equity, Access and Excellence: Towards Exploring New Frontiers in ODL Systems, November 14th to 16th , Guwahati University, Guwahati, Assam- Sponsored by UNESCO, Paris
  • Sethy, S.S. (2006) "Logical Positivists: The Dispute between Scientific Assertions and Ethical Assertions", International World Philosophical Congress Conference, December 15th to 20th, Delhi University, New Delhi- Sponsored by ICPR, New Delhi
  • Sethy, S.S. (2004) "A Theoretical Framework for Meaning Holism", Indian Philosophical Congress Conference, December 16th to 19th, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
 
Paper Presented in National Seminars:
  • Sethy, S.S. (March 2-7, 2015) "Identification of Problem, Formulation of Research Questions ahd Hypotheses: A Guide for Novice Researchs", National Workshop on Research Methodology and Basic Econometric Applications", Department of Economics, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu.
  • Sethy, S.S. (September 14, 2006) "Early Wittgenstein's Approach to Meaning", Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Sethy, S.S (February 20-24, 2006) "Has Putnam Acknowledged Semantic Holism?", Workshop on Holism and Its Alternatives, Department of Philosophy, Ravindra Bharati University, Calcutta.
  • Sethy, S.S (September 8, 2005) "Frege and Truth Conditional Approach to Meaning", Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Sethy, S.S. (March 16 -19, 2005) "State of Nature: A Closer Understanding on Rousseau and Aristotle's View", Social and Political Philosophy in Contemporary India, Department of Philosophy, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam.
  • Sethy, S.S. (December 16 -19, 2004) "A Theoretical Framework for Meaning Holism" in Indian Philosophical Congress, Madurai, Tamilnadu.
  • Sethy, S.S.(September 10, 2004) "An Introduction to Meaning Holism", Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Sethy, S.S. (June 3-6, 2004) "Message of the Upanishads", Sardar Patel University, Anand, Gujarat.
  • Sethy, S.S. (March 1-21, 2004) "Is Consciousness a Spiritual Entity", Refresher course on Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
 
Projects Undertaken and Completed:
  1. Sethy, S.S. and Abraham, S. (2015) "Professional Ethics for Higher Education Faculties in Indi: An Investigation into its Development, Impacts and Relevance", Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, Ongoing.
  2. Sethy, S.S (2015) "Indian Philosophy - Online Certificate Course", Facilitated by IIT Madras, Chennai, Funded by MHRD, Govt. of India, Ongoing.
  3. Sethy, S.S. (2014) "Truth Conditional Semantics Vs. Meaning Holism: A Study in Philosophical Semantics", New Faculty Seed Grant, Funded by MHRD, Govt. of India.
  4. Sethy, S.S. (2013) "Philosophy of Language", National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning, Funded by MHRD, Govt. of India.
  5. Sethy, S.S. (2012) "Introduction to Indian Philosophy", National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning, Funded by MHRD, Govt. of India.
  6. Sethy, S.S. & Gaba, A. (2008) "Learners' Perception on Information and Communication Technologies: A Case Study of Indira Gandhi National Open University", Sponsored by DEC, New Delhi.
 
Invited Lectures:
  • Department of Economics, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu (March 02, 2015), "Ethical Issues in Research Work".
  • Department of Education, Ravenshaw University, Odisha (September 06, 2014) "Epistemology and Knowledge Acquisition".
  • Department of Philosophy, Ravenshaw University, Odisha (September 06, 2014) "Does the Mind Lead the Brain?"
  • Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai, Tamil Nadu (June 15, 2012) "Conflicting Interests and Commitments: The Role of Teachers in Higher Education".
  • Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai, Tamil Nadu (June 09, 2012) "A Typology of Faculty Conflict: Development and Significance of the Code of Ethics in Higher Education".
  • Institute of Distance and Open Learning, University of Mumbai, Mumbai (March 25, 2011) "Self-learning Materials Development: Activities".
  • Xzaviar Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Orissa (March 18, 2011) "Investigating the Research Problems: A Philosophical Query".
  • Department of Applied Mechanics, IITMadras, Chennai (September 26, 2010) "Guidelines for Designing and Using PowerPoint Slides Effectively".
 
Other Academic Activities:
  • Designed Curriculum for BA Philosophy Students in IGNOU, New Delhi
  • Designed Curriculum for PG Philosophy Students in IGNOU, New Delhi
  • Instructional Designer of many IGNOU Programmes
  • Organised 04 Workshops for Teaching Staffs
  • Conducted 01 Refresher Programme
  • Counsellor for International & National Students of PGDDE Programme
  • Conducted 05 Teacher Training Programmes on Development of Self Learning Print Materials (SLMs)