Centre for Phenomenological Studies, a registered non-governmental organization (NGO), provides a learning space and research facility for phenomenological studies in India. It facilitates exchange of ideas at interdisciplinary and intrainstitutional level by maintaining national as well as international collaborations and partnerships. The Centre is a home for researchers pursuing individual research projects or collaborative work in the domain of phenomenology.

In addition to philosophy, the Centre engages in dialogue with phenomenologists in other cultural disciplines of anthropology, architecture, communicology, ecology, ethnic studies, gender studies, geography, history, literature, nursing, political science, psychiatry, psychology, religious studies, sociology, etc. The Centre also encourages research into methodological and foundational questions in these disciplinary areas. 


Centre aims to promote interest in and understanding of phenomenology as a philosophical movement as well as a method for doing philosophy.

To achieve this goal, the Centre’s primary motives are to:

  • build and nurture the Centre in collaboration with other academic institutions for research and knowledge transfer
  • encourage and facilitate study and research in various branches of phenomenology
  • promote new trends of interdisciplinary research concerning human and natural sciences, cultural and social studies, suited to the pluralistic context of India
  • encourage research into methodologies,which suit the study of contemporary issues and problems, having phenomenological content and intend
  • carryout workshops, symposia, seminars, lectures, classes, meetings, and conferences in phenomenology and allied branches

Centre for Phenomenological Studies is a member of Organization of Phenomenological Organizations (OPO), an international body of phenomenology scholars. 

The Organization of Phenomenological Organizations (OPO) was established in Prague, Czech Republic on 9 November 2002 at the meeting of representatives of 59 phenomenological organizations from all around the world.  Centre for Phenomenological Studies is a member of Organization of Phenomenological Organizations (OPO). Some of the important phenomenological organizations are:

Read more: Phenomenological Organisations in the World