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Department of Anthropology

General stream introduced in2001
Honours stream introduced in2004

Faculty
Srl NameQualification DesignationSpecialization Experience (Years)
1Dr. Suman ChakrabartyM.Sc. (Gold Medalist), Ph.D..Assistant Professor Physical Anthropology4
2Dr. Suchismita Sen ChowdhuryM.Sc., Ph.D.Assistant Professor Social Cultural Anthropology 1
3Tanusree PolleyM.Sc, NETCWTT Social Cultural Anthropology 8
4Saswati RoyM.Sc, NETPTT Palaeo-Anthropology & Prehistoric Archaeology7
5 Dr. Upasoma Dey (Sinha), M.Sc., Ph.D.Guest Teacher Palaeo-Anthropology & Prehistoric Archaeology -

Technical Staff
Sri Abhijit DuttaLab Assistant

Departmental Highlights
UGC sponsored National Conference - "Biodiversity: Interrelationship between Flora, Fauna and Human", held on 29th and 30th September 2013, jointly organized by depts. of Zoology, Botany, and Anthropology, West Bengal State University.
Dr. Suman Chakrabarty has been granted UGC- Minor Research Project "Household Food Security and Nutritional Status of the Rabha tribal Community in Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal: A Micro level Study" with a budget of 1.5 lakhs.
Dr. Suman Chakrabarty has advised local authorities (like BDO, SDO, Panchyat Pradhan) regarding the socio-economic development of studied communities during fieldwork in different parts of West Bengal like Birbhum, Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri and Purba Medinapur districts.
A strong focus on quality teaching with the help of modern teaching aids.
Department has an excellent reputation in annual assessment.
A well equipped physical anthropology laboratory.
Department is sensitive to the economic challenges of its students; hence all care is taken to organize field works using a minimum of funds.
Dedicated and experienced laboratory staff.
Undergraduate students are committed to their studies and passionate about their future professions.
Excellent higher studies record of undergraduates students.
Active and very supportive ex-students.
Students and teachers are involved in different activities of NSS unit (like blood donation, blood pressure measurement, blood grouping camp, Thalassemia awareness camp etc.).
Akash Mallick secured 1st class 1st position in WBSU B.Sc. Annual exam 2013-14 in Anthropology.

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