Faculty Of Anthropology, Gauhati University, Guwahati

 
Faculty Of Anthropology, Gauhati University, Guwahati
City Guwahati , Assam, India
Established 1948
Affiliated to Gauhati University, Guwahati
Address Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone +91-361-2570248
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Faculty Of Anthropology, Gauhati University, Guwahati was established in the year 1948, Faculty Of Anthropology, Gauhati University, Guwahati is affiliated to Gauhati University, Guwahati

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    In 1956, with the setting up of the Gauhati University's permanent campus, the Department shifted to Jalukbari. In the same year, the department launched its post graduate programme. In the last 67 years of existence the Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University has been imparting quality education in its three major branches of Physical Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology and Archaeological Anthropology. The Department offers Post graduate and PhD courses in the branches of Physical Anthropology, Socio-cultural Anthropology, and Archaeological Anthropology. Twenty six students are admitted to the semester system PG programme every year. Ethnographic field works is a compulsory part of the PG course which is conducted every year. In addition, the students have to undertake dissertation field work in their chosen branch of specialization. The department has the facilities of Bio-chemical laboratory, Osteometri,c and Craniometric laboratory, Dermatoglyphics laboratory and museum specimen preservation laboratory. There is also a computer laboratory with internet facility to access e-journals. The PhD programme is for 5 years with one semester compulsory course work. The Department is actively involved in Anthropological Research in the region. It has received the UGC, Special Assistance Programme in the current year (2015) for conducting research in the two thrust areas of Cultural Heritage: Tangible and Intangible and Population Ageing and Health. It has previously received and completed UGC DSA in the year 1992 on the topic -Community Contact cum Extension Education Research.- Besides faculty members of the Department have conducted a number of short term programmes, long term research projects sponsored by various financial organizations. National and regional seminars, workshops special lectures, etc. are organized from time to time to enhance the academic quality of the department. The Department also has a library. It has books on all the areas of anthropology and other allied subjects and disciplines. Volumes of old journal of national and international repute are also preserved. The field reports and dissertations are kept in the library. The library has about 1300 books and it is updated at regular intervals. The Bulletin of Department of Anthropology is published annually. It is a peer-reviewed research journal (ISSN 2230-9527). Gauhati University was incorporated by an Act of 1947. It started functioning on 26 January, 1948 as an affiliating, teaching and residential university in a few temporary buildings in Guwahati, with K. K. Handique as the first Vice-Chancellor. Phanidhar Dutta, Sailandhar Rajkhowa and Sarat Kumar Dutta were selected as the Registrar, Treasurer and Secretary of University Classes respectively. The emblem of the University, selected from among many submitted, was designed by T. Mukherjee, a textile designer of Ahmedabad. Two Sanskrit words inscribed on it – Vidyaya Sadhayeta (meaning achievement through learning) – indicate the motto of the University. Vision The following statement is a vision of the university, which is a declaration for the university’s intention to guide its internal decision making process for realizing its core values. To perform a transformative role for the region and its people, foster a spirit of enquiry, articulate global human, social and scientific concerns from its strong base in the region, set ethical standards in thinking and practice and enable the making of responsible citizens and compassionate and sensitive human beings. Mission This Vision results in the following Mission statements Academic Excellence to provide quality teaching and a learning environment that takes account of changing student needs and expectations, incorporate global developments in all fields into its curricula, conduct cutting edge research through innovation and collaboration across all borders. To Widen Horizon of Institutional Activity to extend its activities to address environmental, social and cultural concerns in the region, and promote free inquiry and life-long learning. To Empower and Competent Stakeholders to empower stakeholders of the university and its affiliated colleges through capacity development, augmentation of skills and entrepreneurship, provide access to knowledge, extend academic and administrative assistance and enable employability. To Improve Support-Structure to improve existing academic and administrative resources and enhance physical and technological infrastructure for the effective realization of the University’s vision.

    Faculty Of Anthropology, Gauhati University, Guwahati offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.

    Bachelors Degree Courses

    Bachelor of Science (BSc Anthropology)

    Faculty Of Anthropology,Gauhati University, Guwahati offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in B.Sc Anthropology

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    Bachelor of Arts (BA Anthropology)

    Faculty Of Anthropology,Gauhati University, Guwahati offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (B.A Anthropology)

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    Masters Degree Courses

    Master of Science (MSc Anthropology)

    Faculty Of Anthropology,Gauhati University, Guwahati offers Full Time Masters Degree in M.Sc Anthropology

    View Details Duration: 2 Years    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Masters Degree

    Master of Arts (MA Anthropology)

    Faculty Of Anthropology,Gauhati University, Guwahati offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in M.A Anthropology

    View Details Duration: 2 Years    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Masters Degree
     
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