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Year of Establishment : 1976
Dr Ratnawali
Dr Ratnawali
Name : Dr Ratnawali
Designation : Reader
Qualification : Ph.D.
Total Teaching Exp. : 10 Years

Message of the H.O.D

The department was initially established as a joint Department of Anthropology and Sociology in the year 1976. The joint department got bifurcated into two separate departments in the year 1991. Besides, the teaching programme in M.A/M.Sc. in Anthropology, the Department of Anthropology has also M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes. Anthropology is a scientific study of man and his work. It studies various aspects of human society and culture from a bio-social perspective. It has three branches, namely, social/cultural anthropology, physical/biological anthropology and prehistory archaeology. The department offers specialization in social/cultural anthropology and physical/biological anthropology. The thrust area of the Department is tribal studies, social exclusion/inclusion and children and childhood. The department is known for its teaching, research and extension work. Students are given a field exposure through an intensive camp-based fieldwork. The faculty members of the Department are holding important academic positions at national and international levels. Any graduate securing a minimum of 45% is eligible to take admission in anthropology through an entrance test followed by personal interview.

Infrastructure Facilities Available

Sl.No Facilities Major Equipments availablet
1 Library Good Library Facility with 857 Books
1 Total no of Classrooms 04
2 Internet facility to staffs and students 14 Computers with E-Governance, Broadband connection with Wi-Fi
3 Students' laboratories Laboratory with many equipments
4 Research Laboratories (01) well-equipped
5 Any other Well-equipped Conference Hall with hanging interactive projector

Placement Record of the Students,if any

Indian Civil Service Sri Pawan Kumar Dalmia, UGC JRF has qualified ICS 2007 Govt. Organizations Anthropological Survey of India Dept. of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi Department of Forensic, Govt. of Orissa Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, Dheradun Central University, Pondicheery Census of India, New Delhi Orissa State AIDS Control Society Lecture in Government Colleges ICRRS Regional Centre, BBSR Overseas Institute Institute of Micro Nutrient Research, Nigeria NGOs Care India

MoUs and Special Information (If any)

  • Institution for Ethnology, Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • Department of Anthropology, University of Free State, South Africa
  • Universidad Autonoma De Nuevoleon, Mexico
  • CISCA, Aarhus University, Denmak
  • School of Arts, Australian National University, Australia
  • California State University at Long Beach, USA
  • College of Charleston, USA

Overseas Countries Visited by the Faculty Members during the Past Five Year

Sl.No Name Country visited Purpose Period of visit
1 Deepak Kumar Behera Mexico Delivered an invited lecture at the 3rdInternational Seminar on Social Sustainability: Gender, Migration and Trafficking of Women held at the Instituto de InvestigacionesSociales, Universidad Autónomade Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico November 7-8,
2011 (for six
2 Deepak Kumar Behera South Africa Went as an External Expert to evaluate the performance of the Department of Anthropology,University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa and delivered a couple of lectures to students October 16-23, 2011
3 Deepak Kumar Behera Australia Delivered a plenary lecture and made a presentation in a panel at the IUAES/ASS/ASAANZ Conference held at
University of Western Australia, Perth during July 5-8, 2011 (tour sponsored by Australia-India Institute, Sydney)
July 2011 (for six days)
4 Deepak Kumar Behera Denmark Participated in the international seminar “Welfare and Wellbeing in South Asia as one of the organisers, chaired a session and presented a paper. The international seminar was organised by the Contemporary India
Study Centre, Aarhus, Aarhus University, Denmark (tour sponsored by European Union)
June 2011 (for five days)
5 Deepak Kumar Behera Denmark Went as a visiting professor to Contemporary India Study Centre Aarhus, Dept. of History and Area Studies to teach students of the Centre and also to deliver invited open lectures in Aarhus and Copenhagen (tour sponsored by
European Union)
April 1-30, 2011
6 Deepak Kumar Behera Denmark Participated and presented a paper in the international seminar “Social Inclusion & Exclusion in South Asia” organised by Contemporary India Study Centre, Aarhus, Aarhus University, Denmark (tour sponsored by European Union) July 2010 (for five days)
7 Deepak Kumar Behera China Delivered the introductory lecture of a panel and chaired five different sessions of the Commission on Children, Youth and Childhood at the 13th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences held at Yunnan University, Kunming, China (tour sponsored by the organisers) July 2009 (for seven days)
8 Deepak Kumar Behera USA As a Fulbright Visiting Professor,I taught a course to the students of the Department of Human Development, California State University at Long Beach and delivered a series of invited&nbsnbsp;guest lectures in three other Universities in the USA (Tour sponsored by Fulbright Foundation, Government of the United State of America) September-
December 2007


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