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Departments → Anthropology


  • Teacher
    Dr. Ratnawali
  • Designation
    Reader & HOD
  • Qualification

The department was initially established as a joint Department of Anthropology and Sociology in the year 1976. The joint department got bifurcated into two separate departments in the year 1991. Besides, the teaching programme in M.A/M.Sc. in Anthropology, the Department of Anthropology has also M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes. Anthropology is a scientific study of man and his work. It studies various aspects of human society and culture from a bio-social perspective. It has three branches, namely, social/cultural anthropology, physical/biological anthropology and prehistory archaeology. The department offers specialization in social/cultural anthropology and physical/biological anthropology. The thrust area of the Department is tribal studies, social exclusion/inclusion and children and childhood. The department is known for its teaching, research and extension work. Students are given a field exposure through an intensive camp-based fieldwork. The faculty members of the Department are holding important academic positions at national and international levels. Any graduate securing a minimum of 45% is eligible to take admission in anthropology through an entrance test followed by personal interview. The Background l  The “Department of Anthropology and Sociology” came into being in the year 1976 and got bifurcated into separate Departments of “Anthropology” and “Sociology” in the year 1991   l  The Self-Financing Course “Master of Social Work” was launched by the Department in the year 2007

Sl.No Facilities Major Equipments availablet
1 Library Good Library Facility with 857 Books
2 Total no of Classrooms 04
3 Classrooms with ICT Facility 04(02 with Interactive Smart Board)
4 Internet facility to staffs and students 14 Computers with E-Governance, Broadband connection with Wi-Fi
5 Laboratory  Equipments pertaining to Physical and arrcheological Practical
6 Conference Hall  well-equipped with mount interactive Projector

Placement Record of the Students,if any

Indian Civil Service Sri Pawan Kumar Dalmia, UGC JRF has qualified ICS 2007 Govt. Organizations Anthropological Survey of India Dept. of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi Department of Forensic, Govt. of Orissa Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, Dheradun Central University, Pondicheery Census of India, New Delhi Orissa State AIDS Control Society Lecture in Government Colleges ICRRS Regional Centre, BBSR Overseas Institute Institute of Micro Nutrient Research, Nigeria NGOs Care India



It is the official headquarters of the IUAES International Commission on Children, Youth and Childhood.

Faculty in National and International Committees and Editorial Boards

International Committees

l  Member of Advisory Committee, Contemporary India Study Centre Aarhus, Aarhus University, Denmark (since 2009, Centre funded by the European Union)

l  Member of Selection Committee and Coordination Committee of Erasmus Mundus Action Plan-2

l  Chair, IUAES Commission on Anthropology of Children, Youth and Childhood

l  Coordinator IBIES (Interdisciplinary Bridge course  for Indo European Studies), Sambalpur University

National Committees

UGC-NET, Planning Commission Steering Group on PVTG

Editorial Boards

l  Black on White Publications, UK

l  Boyhood Studies, USA

l  International Editorial Board, Sociological Analysis, USA

l  International Advisory Board, Practicing Anthropology, USA

l  Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide, Greenwood Publishing House, USA

l  Journal Acta Academica, South Africa

l  Wheelock International Journal of Children

l  Families, and Social Change

l  Man and Life

l  Oriental Anthropology

l  Journal of Social Science.

l  Sociology Study

Irish Journal of Anthropology

 Memorendum of Understanding:

  • Institution for Ethnology, Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • Department of Anthropology, University of Free State, South Africa
  • Universidad Autonoma De Nuevoleon, Mexico
  • CISCA, Aarhus University, Denmak
  • School of Arts, Australian National University, Australia
  • California State University at Long Beach, USA
  • College of Charleston, USA




     Overseas Linkages






Tubengin University, Germany

Student’s Exchange Programme

1.      3 PG students from Tubengin visited the Dept for 3 months

2.      2 students from the Dept visited Tubengin for 3 months

3.      Two Ph.D scholars visited the Department  


Interdisciplinary Bridge Course for  Indo-European Studies (IBIES)

1.      Aarhus University,Denmark

2.      Warsaw University,Poland

Scholarship Programme

1.      3 Students from the Dept. visited Aarhus University to complete 3rd &4th Sem

2.      One student from the Dept went to Polland to complete 3rd &4th Sem


Contemporary India Study Centre Aarhus(CISCA) lectures

 Lecture Series

Prof Uwe Skoda (Denmark), Prof Ronald Hedenberg (Germany), Prof Andrea Hardenberg (Germany)

Prof .Christine Finnan from USA, Dr.Lidia Guzy from Ireland, Prof.Jennifer Clark from Mexico and Prof. Peter Berger from Netherland


1.International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)

2.Universidad autonoma de nuevo leon monterry, MEXICO

3. Aarhus University, Denmark

Seminar in collaboration

IUAES INTER- CONGRESS: 26-30 November, 2012


Social Sustainability: Migration, Gender and Trafficking”  on July 19-20, 2010.

“Revisiting Research Methods in Social Sciences” on 25-27 Nov 2010