Department of Anthropology:


Anthropology is a subject with immense scope and application in various fields including government and non-government sectors. The Department of Anthropology of this college commenced in 2001 with an undergraduate (B.A./B.Sc.) General course and subsequently the three years undergraduate (B.Sc.) Honours course started in 2004. The teachers use audio-visual means for teaching and organise exposure visits and outreach programmes for the students. Periodical visits to the Anthropological and Archaeological Museum enhance learning experience of the students. The department also organises special lecture programmes during each academic session. The students are also guided for their future endeavours by the teachers. The subject Anthropology offers– Anthropological field work which enriches the students with hands-on-learning activities; it also shares and disseminates information and knowledge about the complexities of human condition both past and present.



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Dr. Suman Chakrabarty

M.Sc. (Gold Med.), Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Biological Anthropology


Dr. Suchismita Sen Chowdhury

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Head

Social-Cultural Anthropology


Dr. Pushpa Lata Tigga

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Physical Anthropology and Human Genetics


Smt. Tanusree Polley



Social-Cultural Anthropology


Smt. Saswati Roy



Palaeoanthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology


Technical Staff:


Sri Abhijit Dutta – Laboratory Assistant


Departmental Highlights:


Ø  Dr. Suman Chakrabarty successfully completed another collaborative project as Co-PI. The title of the project was “Gender role and attitude towards child health care practices by ethnic groups and settlements: A socio-cultural study in North 24 Parganas District of West Bengal”. It was funded (Rs. 16.0 Lakh) by Indian Council of Social Science Research. Duration of the project was 2018-2020.


Ø  Dr. Suman Chakrabarty successfully completed a collaborative project titled “A micro level study of impact of life style and socio-economy on adolescent overweight or obesity in Kolkata city, West Bengal” as Co-PI. It was funded (Rs. 8.19 Lakh) by Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Duration of the project was 2018-2020.


Ø  Dr. Suchismita Sen Chowdhury received Award for Outstanding Paper in the Social Science and IPR and others category presented in the Fifth Regional Science Congress-2023 organised by the Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal.


Ø  Several National and International level webinars were organised during Covid-19 period (2021) through online mode (e.g.


Ø  Special lecture programmes are regularly organised for the students which support interactive learning from faculties belonging to other institutes and other dignitaries.


Ø  An online National Seminar on Recent ‘Trends in Anthropological Research’ was organised by the Department of Anthropology in association with Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh in 2021 which was followed by the publication of edited volume entitled “Recent Trends in Anthropological Research”. New Delhi: Pathak Publisher and Distributors. (ISBN 978-93-91952-37-2) edited by Dr. Suman Chakrabarty, Dr. Ratna Tayeng and Dr. Suchismita Sen Chowdhury.


Ø  Several awareness programmes and outreach programmes were organised by the department involving the students. These kinds of programmes provide hand on training to the students for dealing with different socio-economic problems.


Ø  Exposure visits to museums and attending tribal festivals improves quality practical learning.


Ø  Department focus on quality teaching with the help of modern teaching aids through well-equipped class rooms, projector, internet facilities, renovated laboratories and departmental library.


Ø  Department has dedicated and experienced faculties and laboratory staff.


Ø  Students and teachers are involved in different activities through NSS, NCC and RedCross units of the college.


Ø  Department takes care of the socio-economic challenges of its students. Undergraduate students are committed to their studies and passionate about their future professions.


Ø  Active and very supportive ex-students. Our ex-student Mr. Saikat Ghosh (a Phlebotomist) participated in Health Check UP camps for teachers and students organised by the department as well as by the NSS unit of the college.


Ø  Department publishes wall magazine every year on different topics.


Ø  Excellent higher studies record of undergraduate students. Majority of the honours students take admission in master’s degree at different universities of India.


Achievement of Alumni:


ü  Dr. Akash Mallick of this Department secured 1st class 1st position in the final examination under West Bengal State University (WBSU) in the session 2013-14. He is now engaged as Assistant Professor in Contract at Department of Anthropology, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore.


ü  Mrs. Rupa Biswas is engaged as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Behala College, Affiliated under University of Calcutta.


ü  Mrs. Papiya Roy is engaged as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology in Government General Degree College, Keshiary, Paschim Medinipur.


ü  Mr. Suman Das and Ms. Ananya Chanda are engaged as Research Investigators in Cultural Research Institute, Government of West Bengal.


ü  Ms. Joyasree Ghosh is appointed as Constable (GD) in BSF.


ü  Ms. Roshni Chatterjee is pursuing PhD from 2022 under the supervision Dr Suman Chakrabarty, faculty of this Department. She has received prestigious UGC- Savitribai Jyotirao Phule Single Girl Child Fellowship-2022-23 (Registration ID: UGCES-22-GE-WES-F-SJSGC-9520)