One of the
oldest Departments in Bangabasi College, the Department of Anthropology has a
glorious history since 1936, when it was offered as a subject in the
Intermediate Course. Degree General Course commenced from 1950 and
Honours Course was offered since 1978. The department is the pioneer one
under the University of Calcutta achieving the glory of running the Honours
course successfully over the decades and boasts of an illustrious alumni, well
placed in various schools/colleges/universities over the country as well as
abroad. Anthropological Survey of India, Cultural Research Institute, Indian
Statistical Institute, Indian Institute of Management and other Government
bodies are marked with the presence of the alumni of this department. Some are
engaged in media also. Most of the years, the students of this department
ranked first /second in the University final examination.
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�Every year about 30-35
students get the opportunity for studying three-year Anthroplogy Honours degree
course and more than 75 students get admission for general course with
Anthropology as one of their subsidiary subjects. �The overall performance
of the students in academics as well as extra-curricular activities is
excellent. �At present the
department has a common laboratory for both Honours and general students. �Besides the tight
schedule of holding theoretical and practical classes, the department performs
several activities like publication of wall magazine reflecting the current
trends in Anthroplogy as well as the thinking of the students, taking part in
Students' Fair, arranging Departmental seminars, �Regular interaction with
the ex-students of the Department who have made a mark in Anthropology Research
in National as well as in International arena. �Regular assessment of
students is done through class tests, evaluation and parent teacher meetings. �The department organizes
seminar lectures delivered by eminent anthropologists., �Following University
curriculum, the department arranges field work for the students of Honours and
General streams every year.
Seminars & Workshops
75 years of the Department of Anthropology, Bangabasi College, Kolkata organized
a state level seminar on �Anthropology today : emerging challenges and
opportunities� on 17th october, 2012. Professor Bratyo Basu, Honourable
Minister�in�Charge, Department of Education, Govt. of West Bengal, Sri Partha
Chatterjee, Honourable Minister�in�Charge, Industry, Trade and Commerce,
Information Technology, Public Enterpreneurship, Govt. of West Bengal, and
Prof. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) University of
Calcutta, Kolkata were present in the inaugural ceremony. Eminent scholars of
different branches of Anthropology from various institutions all over bengal
and also from Orissa delivered lectures and graced the academic session.
Dr. Joydip Sen, Associate Professor and head, Dept. of Anthropology, North
Bengal University, delivered a lecture on �an OVERVIEW OF HUMAN EVOLUTION� on
11th december, 2013.
Professor susanne schroeter, Dept. of social Anthropology, goethe University,
Frankfurt, germany talked on �WOMEN MOVEMENTS AND RIGHTS ISSUES IN THE ISLAMIC
WORLD� on international women�s day, 8th march, 2013.
The department organized a special lecture on 19th september, 2016, where
Professor S. R. Walimbe, Dept. of Anthropology, Pune University delivered a
lecture on �HUMAN REMAINS IN ARCHAEOLOGY�.
Sri Kalyan Chakraborty, Dept. of Anthropology, Toronto University, talked on
�RECENT TRENDS IN ARCHAEOLOGY : A SHIFTING PARADIGM� on 4th october, 2016.