Anthropology

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.

Facilities

Laboratory Facility:

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.

Library Facility:

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.

Other Facility:

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.

Name Designation Faculty Image Details
Dr. Bhubon Mohan Das Assistant Professor
Dr. Soumi Dey Assistant Professor
Dr. Mohan Chandra Dolai Assistant Professor
Mr. Pinaki Dey Mullick Assistant Professor
Dr. Salil Kumar Dutta Government Approved Part-Time Teacher
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,

Hooghly, WB

M.Sc. 2013
22. Sangita Rani Das Lady Counselor

 

Egra-I Block Rural Hospital, Egra-I, Purba Medinipur,

West Bengal

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