Year of Establishment : 1921
History of the department : Calcutta University was established in 1857. Anthropology was introduced in the University in 1918 as a part of the curriculum of Ancient history and culture. Two years later in 1920, it was given the status of an independent subject for study in M. A., M.Sc. courses. Subsequently in 1921, a separate department of Anthropology was formed. Many eminent scholars were at the helm which brought all the fame and prosperity worthy of a department being oldest in Asia. A number of illustrious persons like R. P. Chanda, P. C. Mahalanabis, S. C. Roy, H. C. Dasgupta, B. A. Gupta, H. C. Chakladar, S. C Mitra, B. C. Mazumdar, P. Mitra, A. N. Chatterjee, T. C. Das, K. P. Chattopadhyay, B. S. Guha, T. C. Ray Chowdhury, R. M. Basu, N. K. Bose, D. Sen, S. S. Sarkar, S. C. Sinha, P. C. Biswas, S. S. Bose, J. K. Bose, H. K. Bose, M. N. Basu, G. S. Ray, A. K. Ghosh, P. K. Bhowmik, S. Sengupta, Tulika Sen, D. P. Mukherjee, A. R. Banerjee, Biswanath Banerjee, R. Ray, A. B. Das Chaudhuri, M. Bhattacharya, late B. Bhattacharya were the teachers of this department. Present faculty consists of Prof. A. R. Bandyopadhyay (HoD), Prof. G. Chakrabarti, Prof. S. Roy, Dr. A. Das, Dr. S. Mukhopadhyay Dr. D. Chatterjee, S. Maji, S. Kisku, D. Mandal and Dr. M. Goswami. With the untiring efforts of the above-mentioned teachers, a well-organized Department equipped with facilities for teaching and conducting research emerged.
Additional information :
Relating to internship, on the-job-training, faculty exchange and development programme, consultancy, extension progromme, syllabus, previous years' question papers, etc.
Internship : PG Human Rights students, internship in National and State Human Rights Commission and different NGOs.
Faculty Exchange Program : Visiting Fellow in different Indian Universities. Consultancy in different NGOs
Extension program : Anthropology and Human rights in different NGOs, Community etc.
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Campus : Taraknath Palit Siksha Prangan
Address for communication :
Department of Anthropology, University College of Science, Technology and Agriculture, University of Calcutta, 35 Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata 700019, West Bengal, India