Reaccredited by NAAC with Grade B (Grade Point 2.62)

School of Studies in Anthropology (Accredited by NAAC B+)    

Faculty: Life Sciences

Year of Establishment: 1965

The School of Studies in Anthropology focuses on understanding humans (as a biological and a cultural being) and human behavior through cross-culture perspective. Anthropologists study the diversity of humankind as manifest through time and across the globe. Anthropology is a discipline that uniquely bridges the social, natural and life sciences. Thus, the scope of anthropology is vast and varied.

The School under Faculty of Life Sciences offers a Postgraduate degree (M.A./M.Sc.) in Anthropology, M.Phil. in  Anthropology,  Five-Year Integrated M.Sc. Forensic Science, Five-Year Integrated M.Sc. Anthropology, P.G. Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science and Research degrees (Ph.D.) in Anthropology and Forensic Science. 

School of Studies in Anthropology prides itself on providing a vital learning milieu for students, enriched by an active research environment, teaching & supervisory styles, encourage the pursuit of ideas and the satisfaction that comes from applying knowledge. The department boasts a variety of special resources for students. The Anthropological Museum , state-of-art Laboratories (Anthropometry Lab, Serology and Dermatoglyphics Lab, Archaeology Lab, Human Genomics Lab, Forensic Lab, Computer Lab) Departmental Library, Computing and Internet facilities Fieldwork training and Modern teaching aids supported by the School are being developed as major resources for teaching and research.

Anthropology is divided traditionally into three major sub-fields, each of which contribute distinct perspectives on the issues of what makes us human:

  • Biological Anthropology addresses the physical properties of humans and their primate relatives, both now and in prehistory.
  • Social-Cultural Anthropology investigates contemporary human cultures and the diversity of human social institutions.
  • Archaeology concerns cultures of the past.

The range of research interests of the faculty includes Biological (Genomic diversity, Dissection of complex genetic disorders, Human Genetics, Population Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Medical Biotechnology, Genetic Epidemiology, Forensic Biology, Demogenetics, Human Growth & Nutrition), Socio-Cultural (Ethnography, Medical Anthropology, Population Studies, Reproductive Health, Tribal Development, Policy Research) and Archaeological areas (Ethno-archaeology, Geo-archaeology). Together, these branches of study teach us about modern human biological and cultural diversity, as well as our evolutionary origins, thereby enhancing our understanding of the past, present and future of the human species.

Infra-structure facilities:

      State-of-Art Laboratories:

 v    Anthropometry Lab

v    Serology and Dermatoglyphics Lab

v    Archaeology Lab

v    Human Genomics Lab

v     Forensic Lab

v    Computer Lab

Anthropological Museum

Internet Facility through VSAT

Modern Teaching Aids:

   (Computer aided teaching, Overhead Projector, Slide Projector, LCD  Projector, Models, Tools & Charts)

 Departmental Library 

Fieldwork Training

Central Library (5412 books & 15 Journals; On-line Journals, Infonet and EDUSET facilities)

 There is also an active Anthropological Association, which organizes anthropology-related activities: invite guest speakers, seminars, alumni meet and field trips etc. besides cultural activities.

Courses Offered & Their Outline:

Course

Duration

Subjects

Seats

Course Fee

Eligibility

M.A./

M.Sc.

4- semesters

(2 years)

Anthropology

 (Specialization in Physical and Social Anthropology)  

Detailed Syllabus

25

2 NRI

Rs.1,000 per year

 NRI

Rs.5,000 per year

B.A/B.Sc.

45% marks

M.Phil.

1 Year

Anthropology  

Detailed Syllabus

10

Rs.10,000per year

M.A./M.Sc. Anthropology

55%

Ph.D.

3-5 years

Anthropology

6 Students per Teacher

 

As per University Rules

As per University rules

 

Five Year Integrated

M.Sc.

Course

10 Semesters

(5 years)

Forensic Science

5

As per University Rules

10+2 with

1st division

 

Five Year Integrated

M.Sc.

Course

10 Semesters

(5 years)  

Anthropology

5

As per University Rules  

10+2 with

1st division

 

Ph.D.

3-5 years

Forensic Science

6 Students per Teacher

As per University Rules

M.Sc.

Forensic Science

55%

P.G. Diploma

(Self Finance)

 

 

2-Semesters

 (1 Year)

Criminology and Forensic Science  

Detailed Syllabus

10

(2 Sponsored seats)

Rs. 25,000

per Year

M.Sc. in Anthropology/ Biotechnology/

Bioscience/ Chemistry/

Physics/

Criminology/

LLB/

Biochemistry/

Microbiology

Admission: Admission Strictly on Merit basis.

 Faculty:

 Qualified, experienced and devoted faculties are engaged in teaching and research activities.

Both academic and support staff provide expertise, support and encouragement to students in achieving goals.

S.No.

Name of Faculty Member

Designation

Qualification

Specialization

 

No. of

Publication

 

 

1

Permanent Faculty

 

Dr. Mitashree Mitra

 

 

 

Professor

Chairman, Board of Studies in Anthropology;

 

 

Ph.D.

 

 

Biological Anthropology

(Genomic Diversity, Genetic Epidemiology, Forensic Biology, Tribal Health)

 69

CI-37 

            IF-3.699

 

3 Books

2

Dr. M. Chakravarty

Professor

 

Ph.D.

 

Biological Anthropology

(Population Genetics

Epidemiology, Ethnomedicine)

28

1 Book

3

Dr. Arun Kumar

Professor and Head

 

Ph.D.

 

Archaeological

Anthropology

(Ethnoarchaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology,

Paleoanthropology)

 

14

 4

 Dr. Ashok Pradhan

 Sr. Lecturer

 Ph.D.

 Biological Anthropology

(Population Anthropology, Tribal Studies)

8

2 Books

5

Mr. J. K. Premi

Lecturer

M.Sc.

UGC NET

Socio-Cultural Anthropology

(RCH,,Tribal Development, Medical Anthropology)

2

 

 6

Ad-hoc Faculty

 Dr. Sriram Baghel

 

Lecturer

 

M.Sc.,Ph.D.

 

Biological Anthropology

 

3

7

Dr. V K. Tiwari

Lecturer

UGC NET

Ph.D.

Socio-Cultural Anthropology

8

8

Ms. R. Chandrakar

Lecturer

M.Phil.

Socio-Cultural Anthropology

2

9

Dr. Abhaya Bara

Lecturer

UGC NET

Ph.D.

 

Criminology

-

10

Mr. R. Sirmour

 

Lecturer

UGC NET

Forensic Science

 

-

 

 11

Guest  Faculty

 Mr. S. S. Parihar

 

Retired

Lecturer

   

M.A.

 

Socio-Cultural Anthropology

 

 

Achievements:

 During last five years 15 candidates have been awarded Ph.D. degree in Anthropology, 14 candidates cleared UGC-NET for lecturership, 5 candidates received  the State level Young Scientist Award and 4 candidates awarded National level (JRF) scholarships.

UGC DRS-SAP (2007-2012):

The University Grants Commission, New Delhi , recognized the School of Studies in Anthropology to support research under its Special Assistance Programme in the thrust areas Human Genomic & Cultural Diversity. Grant sanctioned Rs. 37.85 Lakhs.

         Co-ordinator-UGC DRS-SAP: Professor Mitashree Mitra

        Assistant Co-ordinator- UGC DRS-SAP: Dr. Arun Kumar

 Research Projects (Last Five Years):

Name of the Investigator &

Co-investigator

Title of the Project and duration

 

Amount sanctioned

In Rs.

Funding Agency

PI:

Dr. Mitashree Mitra

Co-PI:

Dr. M. Guha

Genomic diversity among Gonds of

Madhya Pradesh

2001-2004

 

12.87 Lakh

Department of Biotechnology

Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi

Dr. Arun Kumar

Impact of drought on Tribal Life: A study in Action Anthropology

2002-2003

0.10 Lakh

University Grants Commission

(Minor)

PI:

Dr. Moyna Chakravarty

Co-PI:

Dr. Ashok Pradhan

Infant Mortality rate among the Hill Korwas of Jashpur

2002-2003

0.13 Lakh

 

University Grants Commission

(Minor)

 

PI:

Dr. Ashok Pradhan

Co-PI:

Dr. Moyna Chakravarty

A Plan for development of Kamar ? Most Primitive Tribes of Chhattisgarh

2003-2006

1.64 Lakh

 

 

Chhattisgarh Council for Science and Technology

Raipur

 

 

Dr. Ashok Pradhan

 

 

Chhattisgarh ke Gadba janjation ke prathagat kanuno ka sanghatrikaran

2004

0.20 Lakh

 

 

TRI, Raipur

 

 

Dr. Ashok Pradhan

 

 

Chhattisgarh ke Birhor janjation ke prathagat kanuno ka sanghatrikaran

2004

0.20 Lakh

 

 

TRI, Raipur

 

 

Dr. Ashok Pradhan

Chhattisgarh ke Oraon janjation ke prathagat kanuno ka sanghatrikaran

2004

0.20 Lakh

 

TRI, Raipur

Dr. Ashok Pradhan

Chhattisgarh ke Bhatra janjation ke prathagat kanuno ka sanghatrikaran

2004

0.20 Lakh

TRI, Raipur

 

PI:

Dr. Arun Kumar

 

Co-PI:

Dr.C.D. Agashe

A study in sport science on tribal sport persons of C.G.:Kinanthropometriy, Fitness and Personality dimensions

2004-2006  

2.0 Lakh

Chhattisgarh Council for Science and Technology

Raipur

PI:

Dr. Usha Dube

Co-PI:

Dr. Moyna Chakravarty

Upliftment and utilization of health services among the women of urbal slums

2004-2006

1.0 Lakh

Chhattisgarh Council for Science and Technology

Raipur

PI:

Dr. Mitashree  Mitra

Co-PI:

Dr.V.K.Kanungo

Potential & Evaluation of Ethnomedicine & Health Management Practices among the Hill Korwa & Birhor Primitive Tribes of Chhattisgarh

2004-2006

1.57 Lakhs

Chhattisgarh Council for Science and Technology

Raipur

PI:

Dr. Mitashree  Mitra

Co-PI:

Dr. Ashok Pradhan

Patterns of Genomic Diversity among Primitive Tribes of Chhattisgarh

2005-2008

33.96 Lakhs

Department of Biotechnology

Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi

 Research in collaboration with:

       Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

      Regional Cancer Institute, Pt. J.N.M. Government Medical College , Raipur

      State Forensic Laboratory, Raipur

      School of  Life Sciences , Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University , Raipur  

      School of  Biotechnology , Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University , Raipur  

      School of  Physical Education , Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University , Raipur  

     Center for Women?s Studies, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University , Raipur  

National Seminars organized during last five years (2002-2007):

       ?Current Trends in Ethnographic & Ethnoarchaeological Researches on Tribes  of  Chhattisgarh & neighboring States?  from February 25-27, 2004

  "Tribes in Crises: Bio-cultural Perspective" from November 28-30,2006                      

   
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