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Visiting Professor (http://isec.ac.in/giridharilal-pandit.htm)
Institute for Social and Economic Change: ISEC/www.isec.ac.in
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Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Road, Nagarabhavi, Bangalore – 560072, India Email:giripandit@yahoo.co.in Email: pgiridharilal@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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Curriculum Vitae
Date of Birth: 27- 05 -1945; Place of Birth: Anantnag, Kashmir Valley, Jammu & Kashmir (India).

LANGUAGES:

Excellence: in English, in original thinking, reading, speaking, comprehending and writing; and in German, in reading, writing, speaking and comprehending;
Competence: in French, in speaking, comprehending and reading;
Mother tongue: Kaschmiri;
Reasonaly good command: in Hindi/Bengali/Urdu

EDUCATION/CAREER PATH AND RESEARCH COLLABORATION:

1959-1972: EDUCATION AT A GLANCE

1972: Ph. D., The Central University of Viswa-Bharati, Santiniketan, Bolpur: Birbhum District, West Bengal, India, founded in 1921 by the poet-seer Nobel Laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore; the Ph. D thesis “Language and Factual Significance, With Reference to Logical Empiricism: A study in Physical Theory, Structure and Meaning”, written during 1966-1971 within the analytical tradition of the twentieth century Philosophy and Methodology of science, focuses on Problems of Structure and meaning with reference to the work of the most leading philosophers of science, notably the logical positivists Rudolf Carnap, Moritz Schlick and Carl Hempel, critical rationalist Karl R. Popper and epistemological anarchist Paul Feyerabend (unpublished).

1963-1965: Pandit was awarded the “Dr. Cameron Devi Dayal Misra Gold Medal” by the University of Lucknow, Department of Philosophy & Psychology, Uttar Pradesh (India) in recognition of his earning the M. A. Degree in Philosophy with distinction.

1961-1963: Earned B.A Degree., Kashmir University, Srinagar India: With Economics, Ethics, Philosophy, Psychology, English Literature, Hindi.

1959-1961: Successfully completed 11th—12th Class at the Government Intermediate College Anantnag, Kashmir University, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India: With Economics, Mathematics, English, Hindi, Sanskrit.

1959: Successfully completed the School Final at the Government High School Doru, Anantnag, Kashmir University, Srinagar, India: With Mathematics, History, Geography, English, Hindi, Sanskrit …

Born in the village Saelia (Saely, in Kashmiri), Anantnag, South of Kashmir Valley, on the 27th May 1945, Giridhari Lal Pandit received his school education (1949- 1959) at the Government High School Doru, Anantnag, Kashmir University, Srinagar, studying Mathematics, Sanskrit, History, Geography and Hindi. At the Government Intermediate College Anantnag, Kashmir University, Srinagar (1959-1961), he studied Mathematics, Economics, English Literature, Hindi and Sanskrit. He then studied Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Ethics, Hindi and English Literature at the Government Sri Pratap College Srinagar, Kashmir (1961-1963), earning a B. A. Degree in 1963. In July 1963, Giridhari Lal Pandit was admitted by the University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, as a student of M.A. (Philosophy) in the Department of Philosophy and Psychology.

In 1965, Pandit was awarded “Dr. Cameron Devi Dayal Misra Gold Medal” by the University of Lucknow in recognition of his earning of the M. A. Degree in Philosophy with distinction, securing the First Position in order of merit. In November 1965, Pandit was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship at the Central University of Visva- Bharati, Santiniketan, Bolpur, West Bengal, the world famous university founded by the poet-seer Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. In 1972, Visva- Bharati awarded Pandit the Ph. D degree in Philosophy: Philosophy of Science, at its Annual Convocation that was presided over by the then Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi in her capacity as the Chancellor of the University, herself a former student of Visva Bharati during the time of Rabindranath Tagore.

In August 1969, Pandit was appointed by the University of Delhi as Assistant Professor in Philosophy at its prestigious St. Stephen’s College. Following an offer from the Central University of Visva-Bharati in 1971, he left the University of Delhi to join Visva-Bharati as Assistant Professor in Philosophy in March 1971. In 1973, the University of Delhi offered Giridhari Lal Pandit a teaching position in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Humanities. In July 1974, Pandit finally joined that Department as Assistant Professor in Philosophy. In 1980, Giridhari Lal Pandit was appointed as Associate Professor in Philosophy of Science and Philosophical Methodology at the University of Delhi in the said Department. In January 1988, Giridhari Lal Pandit was appointed as Professor of Philosophy by the University of Delhi at its South Campus, in the Department of Philosophy against a regular sanctioned post of Professor. Giridhari Lal Pandit held this position until May 2010.

Beginning 1985, Giridhari Lal Pandit was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship: (1986-1987) by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn, Germany, for doing research in the Philosophy of the Sciences (Wissenschaftstheorie) at the Freie Universitaet Berlin (then West Berlin) and Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, with Prof. Dr. Lorenz Krueger and Prof. Dr. Erhard Scheibe as his Humboldt Host Professors, respectively. Since the year 1985 Pandit has been in active research collaboration with the German Colleagues in different disciplines at many Universities, particularly the University of Heidelberg, the Technische Universitaet Berlin and the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Moreover, he has been regularly invited by the leading Universities in Germany, Austria, France and Netherlands, participating in the international scientific events in Europe.

Giridhari Lal Pandit
Visiting Professor
Institut for Social and Economic Change
Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Road, Nagarabhavi, Bangalore – 560072, India
Email: giripandit@yahoo.co.inpgiridharilal@yahoo.com

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