Research and critic
on issues of national relevance such as Development and various
Public Health are the need of time. Anthropology has contributed,
both in theory and methodology as well as practically, community
based and participatory approaches to deal with problems of
Development as well as Public Health. The syllabus of Anthropology
is oriented in such way that in 3rd and 4th semesters, student can
opt for various courses that deal with issues of development and
health. Further, students often choose to work for their Masterís
dissertation on these issues as well as on more basic topics in
Cultural and Biological Anthropology.
The syllabus covers
basic and foundation courses in Anthropology in first two semesters.
In the third semester, advanced courses are taught and the final
semester syllabus is oriented towards applications of the discipline
for welfare of the society. Further we offer 3 practical courses for
hands on training and 2 field based researches viz. ethnographic
fieldwork and masterís dissertation to MA M.Sc students.
in the field of Anthropological Theory is reflected in courses such
as Urban Anthropology, Development Anthropology, and Medical
Anthropology, that are not only relevant to national Development but
also attract students, both National and international.
Issues related to
condition and welfare of disadvantaged groups like Tribal people has
always been the core area of anthropology. Keeping the same in mind
we teach Tribal and Rural Development. In addition, advanced courses
such as Development Anthropology, Complex Societies and Urban
Development, Medical Anthropology are also taught.