Training in Ethnographic field research has been the strength and the most
salient feature of the Masters programme. We have maintained the tradition
of ethnographic fieldwork for more than 25 years and covered different
tribes of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Orissa and West Bengal.
After the first semester, students are taken to a tribal area for the
ethnographic fieldwork spanning over two weeks. Data are collected on
various social and cultural aspects of the community. Students make seminar
presentations based on their ethnographic fieldwork in the annual
departmental seminar. Fieldwork reports are assessed by external referees.
In December 2008, the department conducted Ethnographic Fieldwork amongst
Kokan Tribals of Dolhare, Taluka Surgana, Nashik, Maharashtra.