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The Department of Anthropology of Haldia Government College has had an excellence of learning the subject with gigantic scope and opportunities in future carrier in different National and International development and activist organizations, media, civil services, heritage management institutions and domains of public health and forensic sciences apart from the regular jobs in Schools (at Higher secondary level), Colleges and Universities. The department was started its journey in the year 1988, Honours courses offered in the year 2001 and it is one of the oldest department under Vidyasagar University. Although, this department received recommendation for opening Postgraduate course in Anthropology from Honourable NAAC Peer Team Members (2017) based on academic and infrastructural strength, but the department still offers undergraduate Honours (Core)/General (Generic) courses only.
The department provides a classic platform for teaching-learning process with the specialized laboratories of Biological Anthropology along with Ethnological and Archaeological Museum. The students can access computers with internet connection, e-books, and also can borrow hard copy of book(s) from departmental seminar library for better educational attainment. The teachers of the department also provide relevant study materials to ease the lessons. The mode of teaching varies from class lecture to interactive sessions with the ICT facilities that favour the students not only to learn anthropology but also to practice its knowledge within the college premises under the changing scenario of Choice Based Credit System in Undergraduate Curriculum.
Biological Anthropology Lab: Rich laboratory setup with original Human Skeletons; human skull and other skeletal bones; original/cast specimen for human evolution study; different cast of living Primates; sufficient number/amount of instruments, specimens, and chemicals for Nutritional Anthropology, Physiological Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Sports Anthropology and other academic contents.
Archaeological Anthropology Lab: Rich laboratory setup with plenty of original prehistoric tools from lower Palaeolithic to Neolithic periods, cast specimen/tools/artefacts, different stone/rocks, display charts, maps and other academic contents.
Ethnological Museum: An ethnological museum was setup with different ethnological instruments/specimens like agricultural implements, fishing implements, hunting-gathering implements, dress and ornaments of different ethnic groups, display charts, and other academic contents. Department also have audio-visual instruments for practicing Visual Anthropology.
Computer Lab: The faculty members and students have the direct access to one of the computers with internet facility of the department for completing their project work or other academic/contextual assignments.
Departmental Seminar Library possesses a good number of text and reference books. Besides, sufficient number of e-books and journal article in departmental computers are available and accessible for both faculties and students.
ICT enabled Class room for better teaching-learning process.
Good faculty strength with quality teaching and research aptitude. Departmental faculty members are updated with the current researches of the discipline and have strong research inclination and practice.
Good Student-Teacher relationship with regular interactions and one to one counselling by the faculty members for improvement of students’ academic performances.
Student-Teacher interactions beyond scheduled classes for their personal wellbeing and extra guidance for better understanding of the contents of the discipline.
Frequent interactions with parents/guardians of the students to maintain strong feedback system.
Anthropology provides a numerous prospects for its students ranging from academic sector to corporate sector. It creates scope not only for Students with academic excellence but also for average merit, hard working students. Completion of Undergraduate courses is merely a gateway to enter the post-graduation courses which further provides an array of opportunity. A detail outline of career opportunities is given below.
|Sl. No.||Name of Alumni||Present Designation||Employed/engaged at||Educational Qualification||Year of Passing|
|01.||Subal Das||Assistant Professor||Department of Anthropology and Tribal Development, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh||M.Sc.; NET SRF; Ph.D.||2004|
|02.||Anita Bag||Executive Assistant||Ramkrishnapur Borhanpur Gram Panchayat, Bishnupur II Development Block, South 24 Parganas, WB||M.Sc.||2004|
|03.||Tamal Pathak||Senior Officer
|BANDHAN BANK, Konnagar Branch, WB
|M.Sc., M.Phil. (Rural Development)||2004|
|04.||Priyanka Das||Junior Programme Officer||Kolaghat Development Block||M.Sc.; Ph.D.||2004|
|05.||Jhumur Dolai||Lady Counselor||Bhupatinagar-Mugberia Rural Hospital, Bhagwanpur-II, Purba Medinipur, WB||B.A.; MSW||2004|
|06.||Amrita Mukherjee||Officer||Central University, India||M.Sc.||2004|
|07.||Rubi Adak||State Aided College Teacher||Department of Anthropology, Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya, Jhargram, West Bengal||M.Sc.||2004|
|08.||Anindita Nayak||Assistant Professor (Adhoc)||Department of Anthropology and Tribal Development, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh||M.Phil.; NET SRF; Ph.D.||2005|
|09.||Subhamay Kisku||Assistant Professor||Department of Anthropology,
University of Calcutta, WB
|M.Sc.; NET; Ph.D.||2006|
|10.||Binoy Kuiti||Coordinator (Contractual)||Cultural Research Institute, BCW & TD Department, Government of West Bengal||M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D.||2006|
|11.||Swati Lekha Manna||District Consultant (NTCP)||National Tobacco Control Programme, Zila Swastha Bhawan, Paschim Medinipur||M.Sc. & M.LIS.||2007|
|12.||Mahua Samanta||Psychologist (NTCP)||National Tobacco Control Programme, Zila Swastha Bhawan, Purba Medinipur, WB||M.Sc.; MSW; Ph.D. (pursuing)||2009|
|13.||Riva Haity||Community Organizer (NULM)||Haldia Municipality, Purba Medinipur, WB||B.A.; MSW||2010|
|14.||Sanjukta Sahoo||Assistant Librarian||Debra Thana Shahid Kshudiram Smriti Mahavidyalaya, WB||B.A.; M.LIS.||2011|
|15.||Subhandu Patra||Assistant Professor (Adhoc)||Department of Anthropology and Tribal Development, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh||M.Sc.; NET; M.Phil.; Ph.D. (pursuing)||2011|
|16.||Ashim Das||State Aided College Teacher||Department of Anthropology, Subarnarekha Mahavidyalaya, Jhargram, WB||M.Sc.; Ph.D.||2011|
|17.||Samir Nandy||Project Coordinator||CSR, Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation Ltd.||M.Sc.||2011|
|18.||Indraja Bankura||District Consultant (NTCP)||National Tobacco Control Programme, Zila Swastha Bhawan, Purba Medinipur, WB||M.Sc.; Ph.D. (Submitted)||2011|
|19.||Sanjay Mura||Project Assistant (Contractual)||Cultural Research Institute, Government of West Bengal||M.Sc.; Ph.D. (pursuing)||2012|
|20.||Trishna Bhui||Assistant Librarian||IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal||B.Sc.; M.LIS.||2013|
|21.||Subrata Das||Community Organizer (NULM)||City Livelihood Centre, Bansberia Municipality,
|22.||Sangita Rani Das||Lady Counselor
|Egra-I Block Rural Hospital, Egra-I, Purba Medinipur,
|M.Sc.; NET & SET||2015|
|23.||Amit Kumar Maity||Research Scholar (Ph.D.)||Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University||M.Sc.; NET & SET; Ph.D. (pursuing)||2017|
|24.||Mukhreja Khatun||M.Sc.||Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, WB||M.Sc.; NET JRF||2018|
Note: Data presented above as claimed by our Alumni
University Ranking at Undergraduate Level Final Examination by our Alumni
|Sl. No.||Name of Alumni||University Award at UG level||Year of Passing||Present Status|
|01.||Amrita Mukherjee||Gold Medal||2004||Officer, Central University, India|
|02.||Moumita Maity||Silver Medal||2004||Ph.D. in Anthropology|
|03.||Subal Das||Bronze Medal||2004||Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Tribal Development, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh|
|04.||Srabanti Maity||Silver Medal||2005||Assistant Teacher (Physical Education)|
|05.||Subhamay Kisku||Gold Medal||2006||Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology,
University of Calcutta, WB
|06.||Swatilekha Manna||Gold Medal||2007||District Consultant (NTCP), National Tobacco Control Programme, Zila Swastha Bhawan, Paschim Medinipur, WB|
|07.||Rajkumar Karan||Silver Medal||2007||Ph.D. in Anthropology|
|08.||Sanjukta Sahoo||Gold Medal||2011||Assistant Librarian, Debra Thana Shahid Kshudiram Smriti Mahavidyalaya, Paschim Medinipur, WB|
|09.||Indraja Bankura||Silver Medal||2011||District Consultant (NTCP), National Tobacco Control Programme, Zilla Swastha Bhawan, Paschim Medinipur, WB|
|10.||Subhandu Patra||Bronze Medal||2011||Assistant Professor (Adhoc), Department of Anthropology and Tribal Development, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh|
|11.||Trishna Bhui||Gold Medal||2013||Assistant Librarian, IIT Kharagpur|
|12.||Debasree Karmakar||Bronze Medal||2016||Not admitted in M.Sc.|
|13.||Amita Adak||Gold Medal||2019||M.Sc. (Pursuing)|
|14.||Nibedita Pradhan||Silver Medal||2019||Not admitted in M.Sc.|
Note: Data presented above as claimed by our Alumni
- Concept and Scope of Action Anthropology
- CULTURE CONCEPT
- PDM_SOCIETY AND SOCIAL GROUP
- Primate Studies
- RESEARCH PARADIGM
- SKD_Natinal Integration and Indian federal structure
- SKD_Social Movements Types
- SOCIAL CLASS
- SOCIAL ORGANIZATION GARO TRIBE
- Types of Kin Groups
- II SEM_C3T_Lithic Tools
- II SEM_C3T_Lower Papaeolithic Europe
- II SEM_C4T_Stages of Human Evolution
- IV SEM_C9T_Body Composition_Image
- IV SEM_C10T_Analysis and Writing Up
- VI SEM_C13T_Dermatoglyphics
- VI SEM_C13T_Facial Reconstruction
- VI SEM_C13T-Forensic Odontology
- VI SEM_C14T_Tribal Displacement
- VI SEM_C14T_Tribal Education
- VI SEM_C14T_Tribal Indebtdness
- VI SEM_DSE3T_Denotified Tribe
- VI SEM_DSE3T_Tribes of India