Pankaj Singh

Pankaj Singh

Assistant Professor

Published and Accepted Papers:

  1. Singh, P. (2020). "The philosophy of affordances". Philosophical Psychology,33(6),888-892.
  2. Singh, P. (2020). "Affordance-based Framework of Object Perception in Children’s Pretend Play: A Nonrepresentational Alternative". International Journal of Play.(Accepted)
  3. Singh, P. (2020). "’India’ in Indiana Jones". The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series.(Accepted)
  4. Singh, P. (2020). "Amos: Beyond Good and Evil?" The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series.(Accepted)


International and National Conferences, Workshops,Seminars

  1. Presented paper titled ’Affording Pretend Play: A Situative Analysis from the Perspective of Problem Solving ’ at Conference Pretend Play and E-cognition, organized by Center for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp, Belgium, on 20th September 2019
  2. Presented poster titled ’An Attempt towards Holistic Theory of Problem Solving through Situated Cognition ’ at Summer School Recent Developments in Situated Cognition :Empirical and Philosophical Investigations, organized by Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany from 23rd to 26th September 2019
  3. Presented poster titled ’Wide Computationalism and Perceptual Problem Solving’ at conference ACM Symposium on Applied Perception, organized by University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain on 19th September2019.
  4. Presented poster titled ’Affordances and ill-defined problem solving: A perspective from situated cognition’ at conference EuroCogSci 2019 SITUATED MINDS AND FLEXIBLE COGNITION, organized by Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany, from 2nd to 4th September 2019.
  5. Presented paper titled ’Problem Solving Approach to Situated Learning in Schools ’ at Conference organized by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) 12 January 2018.
  6. Presented paper titled ’Intangible Slavery and Career Crisis: An Existential Enquiry’ at PhD Consortium organised Sailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay from 24 to 25 January 2017.
  7. Presented paper titled ’Evolution of Notion of Work in Western World’ on Research Scholar Day at IIT Kanpur from 21 to 22 August 2016.
  8. Attended five day orientation program on Research Methodology by Indian Council of Philosophical Research from August 31st to September 4th 2015.
  9. Attended five day workshop on enhancing research skill at SMVDU, Katra from 16th to 20th February 2015.
  10. Attended national seminar on ’Diversification-A Tool for Global Competition’ organized by Lal Bahadur Shashtri Institute of Management and Development Studies Lucknow on 31st October


Academic Background (Degrees, University Name & Year of Passing):

  1. PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  2. MBA University of Lucknow


Honours and Achievements:

  1. Qualified for National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in Philosophy in 2016.
  2. Qualified for National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in Management in 2012.
  3. RTG Fellow Award by Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  4. Got Young Scholar Travel Award to participate in conference on ’Consciousness, Cognition and Culture: Implication for 21st Century’ organized by National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore from 9 to 11 December 2015.
  5. Honorable Mention in The All India Essay Writing Event 2014 organized by United Nations Information Center for India
  6. Secured third position in 5 km walk organized on International Women’s Day 2018 by Women’s cell and Team Udghosh’18, IIT Kanpur.
  7. Won cash award for my speech on ’Wastage of Food Products in India’ at Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur.
  8. Successfully completed a two semester Elementary Level 1 in German Language with Grade A on April 2018


Interests: Critical Thinking, Western Philosophy, Pop Culture and Philosophy, Existentialism, Philosophy of Technology, Ethical and Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Management, Managerial Ethics,


Personal interests: Science Related Documentaries; Thought Provoking TV Series and Movies; Brooding; Cricket, Tennis; Cultural Trivia; Philosophy