Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Department of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

The department of Anthropology at Panjab University, Chandigarh, has established its academic excellence in the field of Anthropology ever since its inception in 1960 by Late Professor S.R.K. Chopra F.N.A., as its founder head. The department is well known for its researches in the fields of palaeoanthropology, palaeoecology, human growth and development, genetic epidemiology, twin studies, medical anthropology, and socio-cultural anthropology. It has made notable discoveries of primate and other mammalian fossils from the Siwaliks.

Courses Offered :

=> B.Sc Anthropology - 3 years (Semester system)
=> Diploma in Forensic Science & Criminology - 1 years
=> Ph.D in Anthropology - 3 years
=> M.Sc in Anthropology - 2 years (Semester system)

Seats :

=> B.Sc Anthropology - 34
=> Diploma in Forensic Science & Criminology - 20
=> Ph.D in Anthropology - Subject to availability
=> M.Sc in Anthropology - 26

Eligibility :

B.Sc Anthropology :
=> +2 with science. Admission is based on CET Entrance test conducted by Panjab University.

Diploma in Forensic Science & Criminology :
=> Merit Baseda) Bachelor's Degree of P.U. subject to having +2 with Science or any equivalent examination.b) An exam. of any other University recognized by Syndicate as equivalent to (a) above.

Ph.D in Anthropology :
=> Through Entrance Test conducted by the P.U., Chandigarh / NET / SET qualified.

M.Sc in Anthropology :
=> Merit based1. B.Sc (H.S.) Anthropology or equivalent exam.2. B.A/B.Sc. with 50% of P.U. or any other exam. recognized by P.U., as equivalent thereto.

Infrastructural Facilities :

Anthropometry Laboratory :
The Department is equipped with a variety of anthropometric equipment including Holtain Stadiometer, Infant Measuring Table, Harpenden sitting height table, Body Fat analyzer and other instruments specially .designed for taking measurements on the Human Body and the Skeleton.

Molecular and Bio-chemical Anthropology :
This laboratory is equipped with necessary instruments and has the facilities for testing blood groups and bio-chemical/genetic markers such as red cell enzymes, serum proteins, abnormal haemoglobins, P.T.C. testing ability, etc. It also has facilities for molecular anthropological studies.

Palaeoanthropology & Prehistoric Archaeology :
It has a large collection of primate and other vertebrate fossil finds, collected especially from the Siwaliks and other areas. There is also a good collection of stone tools of early man made from pre-historic sites in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Central India. Geological/archaeological Survey equipment and facilities for preparation and study of fossils, and for casting and moulding purposes are available.

Dermatoglyphics :
Necessary training is provided to the students in printing technique and analysis is of dermal ridge configurations on hand and feet.

Radiology :
The department is equipped with an X-ray apparatus and a portable X-ray machine.

Photographic and Sound recording facilities :
The department is equipped with cameras and Dark-room facilities. Sound recording and projection equipment.

Computer Laboratory :
The Department has a Computer Laboratory with seven computers with internet connection and other accessories to be used by students and research scholars free of cost.

Seminar Hall :
is well equipped with audio visual aids and capacity for about 80 participants.

Museum of Man :
Museum of man is being renovated thematically under following four major sections:

Library :
A library of over 2200 books and many journals exists in the Department with staff.

Department of Anthropology
Panjab University
Sector 14
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014

Telephone No : +91 172 2541998, 2534223

Fax No : +91 172 2541998

E-mail: [email protected]


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