Vegitha Reddy Assistant Professor Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Vegitha Reddy is Dean of Students at MEC's School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She holds a PH.D in Philosophy from Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, 2015 Her area of specialization includes Philosophy of Science, Logic and Philosophical Logic. Dr Vegitha directed & produced a feature film - Spandan (2012). Thematically it raised ethical, social and economic concerns of our times through narrating a story of young parents and their daughter afflicted with Cerebral Palsy. She was nominated for the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award for the Best debutant Director in 2012.

  • Education

    Ph.D. (Philosophy), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2015
    Dissertation Title: “Philosophical Arguments: A Meta-Analysis”
    M.Phil. (Philosophy), University of Hyderabad, 2003
    Dissertation Title: “Possible World Interpretation for Autoepistemic Logic with Special Reference to R. C. Moore”
    M.A. (Philosophy), University of Hyderabad, 2000
    B.E. (Civil Engineering), Osmania University, 1993

  • Awards
    • UGC - NET qualified in 2000
    • Nominated for the Best debutant Director for the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award
  • Publications

    Papers in Communication

    • Reddy, V., and Bhat, P.R., “Anum?na: Neither Deductive Nor Inductive” (Accepted for Asian Philosophical Conference, 2016)
    • Reddy, V., Tripathi, A., and Bhat., P.R., “The Spirit of Swaraj in Frugal Technologies” (Accepted for GANDHIRAMA, 2016)
    • Tripathi, A., Reddy, V., and Bhat., P.R., “Swaraj: The Just Society” (Accepted for GANDHIRAMA 2014)

    Book in Progress

    • Philosophical Arguments, Reddy, V., and Bhat, P.R., Submitted to Oxford University Press (Under Review)

    Conference Papers and Presentations

    • “A Note on Non-monotonic Logic”, Department of Philosophy, University of Charles-de-Gaulle, Lille, France, 2004.
    •  “A Note on Autoepistemic Logic”, Indian Philosophical Congress, Siliguri, India, 2005.
    • “Tirtha-yatra: Living, Aging and Dying”, National Conference on Aging and Dying: Relevance of Indic Perspective to End-of-Life-Care, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2005.
  • Experience

    Research Experience
    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, November 2014 – May 2015.
    Teaching Experience
    Teaching Assistant, Department of Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2003 – 2007.
    Related Work Experience
    Founder CEO, Film Lila Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, 2007-current
    Director & Producer of the feature film Spandan (2012). Thematically it raised ethical, social and economic concerns of our times through narrating a story of young parents and their daughter afflicted with Cerebral Palsy. The film was nominated for the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award for the Best debutant Director in 2012.

  • Others

    Outreach and Entrepreneurship

    • Film Director: Spandan (2012) Certified U by CBFC, Govt. of India and released in PVR.
    • Entrepreneurship: Founder and Director of Film Lila Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
    • Founder and Editor: Philosophy-tea, an interdisciplinary philosophy journal for learning and doing philosophy beyond classrooms (discontinued due to lack of funds)

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Indian Philosophical Congress
    • Indian Council of Philosophical Research
    • Western India Film Producers Association