Anthropology

History

In the year 1964, the department was established and initially offered BSc. (General) course only. Honours course started in the year 1995. Presently, the department has three laboratories with sufficient number of anthropometric instruments, human skeletal materials, primate specimens, prehistoric stone tools and assemblages, equipments for genetic study and an enriched seminar library with internet facilities for staff and students. Class room with ICT facility and interactive sessions with students on regular basis helps as well as strengthen  the academic base of the students. The academic record of the department is always quite impressive right from the beginning. Generally 60% of the honours students secure first class rank every year.

Achievements

Many students of this department have cleared state as well as national competitive examinations such as NET, SLET / SET, GATE, Civil services, Defence services etc. throughout the years.  In the last 7 years:-

  • 14 students have obtained placement in various Govt. Colleges through the Public Service Commission, West Bengal.
  • 1 student has been appointed as Assistant Professor in Anthropology in Calcutta University and 1 has been appointed in Shillong University.
  • 10 students have cleared West Bengal Civil Services.
  • 15 students have cleared UGC NET-JRF examinations.
  • 25 students have cleared UGC NET- Lectureship examinations.

More than 40 % of students are absorbed in various NGOs.

Events

Students have been doing seminars, project works, museum visits as well as fieldwork on regular basis according to their curriculum in different topics encompassing the major three branches of Anthropology:-

      Biological – project work along with seminar presentations on topics like Tobacco use, Thallasaemia awareness, Eating disorders, Health hazards etc.

      Social-Cultural – fieldwork on technology in local communities as well as ethnographic study among the different tribal / caste communities along the length and breadth of West Bengal. Seminars have done by both honours and general students on the topics like- Motherhood, Death,  Human Body, Dream, Deviance, Food, Tourism, Gender & Sexuality etc.

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       Archaeological anthropology– seminars on recent published works in Prehistoric archaeology. Field visit to experience excavation, study topographical map, tool collection, temple study as well as museum visit for dipper understanding of primate evolution process.

Students regularly publish wall magazine on Teacher’s day.

Department also arranges seminars on regular basis by inviting eminent academicians and scientists.

List of some eminent academicians / scientists / visitors in the recent past-

  • Dr. Bhaskar  Chakrobarty, IIM Kolkata

  • Dr. Manasendu Kar, Visiting faculty, Dept. of Anthropology, California University

  • Dr. Gopal Mandal , Associate Professor in Anthropology,  Bangabasi College

  • Dr. Raja Chakrobarty, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, Bangabasi College

  • Dr. Subrata Sankar Bagchi, Principal, Bangabasi College

  • Dr. Swarup Datta, Research Consultant, Indian Council of Social Science and Research, HRD, Govt. of India

  • Mr. Swarup Bhattacharya, Curator, Maulana Azad Museum

  •  Dr. Ruman Banerjee, Research Fellow, University of Bristol, UK

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Routine

Routine for the session 2016-17pdf

Result

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FACULTY MEMBERS

Sl No. Name

Designation

Email

1.

Dr. Arpita Mandal (Nandi)

Assistant Professor

mandalarpita@yahoo.co.in

2.

Manideepa Dutta Guptaa

Assistant Professor

manidg1973@yahoo.com

3.

Arpita Mistri (Chakrobarty)

Assistant Professor

mistri2010@gmail.com

4.

Dr. Jayita Roy (Ghoshal)

Assistant Professor

jayitagroy@gmail.com

5.

Kaustav Das

Guest Lecturer

kaustavanthro@gmail.com

6.

Dr. Lipi Das

Guest lecturer

lipidas@narasinhaduttcollege.edu.in

7.

Amalesh Kanrar

Guest lecturer

amaleshkanrar@gmail.com

SUPPORT STAFF

Sl No. Name

Designation

Email

1.

Mithun Mandal

Laboratory Assistant

mithunmandal044@gmail.com

2.

Saurav Das

Laboratory Assistant

saurav.bond@yahoo.co.in