Sreekumar Nellickappilly

Visiting Research Scholar

Sreekumar Nellickappilly joins Syracuse University on a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship (teaching and research). He comes from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, where he works as a Professor of Philosophy. He has taught courses in bioethics, ethical theory and cultural bioethics. He has published journal articles that have appeared in Journal of Contemporary Thought, Acta Bioethica, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences and Indian Philosophical Quarterly, among others.

Nellickappilly is a regular contributor to some educational initiatives of the University Grants Commission of India and the National Programme for Technology Enhansed Learning, and is a recipient of the Outstanding Resource Person of the Electronic Multi Media Research Center, Anna University for the UGC Country-Wide Class Room Programme and UGC Lecture Series in philosophy. He has coordinated nationally and internationally funded research projects supported by agencies including the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and the Wellcome Trust, UK among others.

His professional affiliations include life membership of the Indian Philosophical Congress and the Forum for Medical Ethics Society.

He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Central University of Hyderabad with specialization in philosophical hermeneutics. His dissertation was entitled, “Meaning, Understanding and Interpretation: A Study in Philosophy of Language.” He earned a master of philosophy (M.Phil.) from the same university.

As part of his Fulbright research project, he intends to examine the important ethical values that regulate hospital and long-term care of the elderly.


Biomedical ethics, cultural bioethics, history of philosophy and ethics, Indian ethics and medical traditions