- BA (Philosophy, with minors in Sanskrit and Mathematics), Jadavpur University, Kolkata
- MA (Philosophy, with specialization in Mathematical Logic), Jadavpur University, Kolkata
- PhD (Philosophy, with minor in Linguistics), MIT
Nilanjan Das works on epistemology and Sanskrit philosophy. In epistemology, he thinks about connections between self-knowledge and rationality. In Sanskrit philosophy, he focuses on debates between Buddhist and Brahminical thinkers about the nature of the self, knowledge, and self-knowledge. He is currently writing a book on the 12th-century Indian philosopher and poet, Śrīharṣa.
Dr. Das is also one of the organizers of the London Group for Formal Philosophy and an associate editor of MIND.
Epistemology, South Asian Philosophy