Academic Departments
Department of Anthropology
35, Ballygunge Circular Road,
Kolkata - 700 019
Phone: 24753681 extn. 230

Link to : Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy

Year of Establishment


Courses Offered

Programme Level of Study Cut-off Mark at entry Intake Capacity
M.Sc. in Anthropology P.G. General: 55% - 58%
SC / ST (10% reserved)
43% - 50% (According to Merit)
Human Rights (Self Finance)
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PG & Ph.D. Bachelor degree in any discipline with strong interest in human rights 20
Visual Communication & Culture (Self Finance) (Click here for details) PG Diploma (1 Year). A bachelor’s degree (three years) or its equivalent in any disciplines from a UGC recognised university. Applications will be particularly considered from candidates who have strong interest and experience of working in the field of visual culture and communication. 25
Ph.D. Research
D.Sc. Research

Faculty Members

Name Specialisation
Ranjana Roy, Ph.D. Prehistory and Palacoanthropology.
Asitbaran Das Chowdhury, Ph.D., D.Sc. Biological Anthropology.
Manibrata Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Prehistory, Palacoanthropology and Cultural Anthropology.
Gopal krishna Chakraborty Social Cultural Anthropology.
Anupratan Bandyopadhyay Biological Anthropology.
Bela Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Social Cultural Anthropology.
Arnab Das, M.Sc. Social Cultural Anthropology.
Sutapa Mukhopadhyay, M.Sc., Ph.D. Social Cultural Anthropology.
Subha Ray, Ph.D. Biological Anthropology.

Research Work

Major Thrust Areas

Major thrust areas in which research activities are being actively pursued:

Man and Environment including Genetics

Weaker Section, Women, Aged


Disadvantaged people

Indigenous Knowledge



Human Diversity based on bio-anthropological variables (morphological and genetical)

Physical Anthropology : Hair Research, Forensic Anthropology, Anthropometry

Indian Civilization, Cultural Communication, Agrarian Social Cultural system

Anthropology and Development, Cultural Aspects of Environment


Urban Anthropology



Health in general and Reproductive Health in particular

Medical Anthropology

Development Anthropology

Cultural Study

Gender Study

Area of Research

Analysis of quantitative inheritance from family and twin data

Elemental analysis of human hair [occupational and environmental pollution of lead (Pb)], Cytogenetics
and infertility in man; hormone and anthropometry

Use of Anthropometry in risk factor of diseases related to x-syndrome

Morphometric variation in primate hairs

Anthropometry and body composition studies of population of Eastern India

Use of anthropometry in risk factors of diseases related to NIDDM

Nature of criminality among the tribal population in India: A review from the viewpoint of mainstream idea of criminality

Socio-economic study among the fishing communities of south 24 parganas of Sunderban area

Consequences of aging in tribal community

Women and development: Problems of educational development in South Asia

Quality of life of weaker sections including minority communities in varied ecozones of West Bengal

Folk classification of environmental resources for sustainable development

A study on reproductive performances of Santal females in Eastern India

From Agricultural field to market: Transformation of peasantry in West Bengal villages

Relationships of metabolic risk factors of CHD with anthropometry among Bengali S.C. men of Calcutta

The Bengali: Community and Culture

Urban Apartment Culture in Kolkata: Anthropology of Space

Funding Agency
Ambedkar Foundation