- 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.
Epistemology, South Asian Philosophy