Department of Anthropology

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The Department

The Department of Anthropology offers M. Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in different fields of Anthropology. It was established under the faculty of Science in the year 2001. The academic programmes are so designed as to enable the students and scholars to acquire a good understanding of people, society and culture at the micro level. The special focus of the department is to examine and analyze the regional and local issues of greater anthropological significance. The department has an innovative plan to develop interdisciplinary interaction for strengthening its teaching and research programmes. Participatory approach and Lab to Land method has been adopted to develop the teaching and research activities of the department. The thrust areas of the department are human nutrition, forensic anthropology, ethnomedicine, medical anthropology, developmental anthropology and tribal development.
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M. Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Anthropology
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Research Profile:

The department faculty members are undertaking extensive research in the different thrust areas mentioned in the preceding paragraphs. They have completed and also in the process of completing a number of research projects funded by the UGC, ICSSR and other agencies. They have also published a large number of scientific papers. A number of students have qualified the UGC-NET JRF and other national level tests. At present there many students working as Research Fellows and Project fellows.
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Faculty Directory

Name and Research Area Contact

Dr. Joydip Sen


Physical Anthropology

+91-(0353) 2580027 , 9932268224(M)


Faculty Members

Dr. Samar Kr. Biswas

Assistant Professor

Social-Cultural Anthropology

+91-9733431383 (M); 9153284776 (M)



Dr. Pinak Tarafdar

Assistant Professor

Medical Anthropology, Tribal Studies, Human Rights, Prehistoric Archaeology


pinaknbu@gmail.com ,


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Supportive Staff

Name Designation Qualification
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Particulars (Click to Download)
1 Syllabus (M.Sc., M.Phill. and Ph.D. Entrance Test, Ph.D. Coursework)
2 Academic Calender
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Contact Us

Department Address: Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of North Bengal, Raja Rammounpur, PO-N.B.U., Dist-Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.

Phone: 0353-2776322

E-Mail: anthropology@nbu.ac.in

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