About Department of Anthropology

Name of the Head of Department: Prof. Rajesh  K. Gautam
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Year of Establishment: 1957

Brief Introduction of the Department:
Anthropology department has been actively involved in academic as well as research in the field of Physical/ Biological and Social-cultural Anthropology. It came into existence in July 1957 from its mother department viz. Anthropogeography. Currently, the Department is headed by Prof. Rajesh Kumar Gautam who is internationally known for his contribution to the discipline. Prof. Gautam is the recipient of the prestigious Raman Fellowship. He did a post-doctorate from Montclair State University, NJ, USA. During 2016-17, he taught at Montclair State University, NJ, USA as an International visiting professor.
The department is jeweled by six renowned faculties who are known for their contribution to the discipline viz. Prof. A.N. Sharma, Prof. K.K.N. Sharma, Prof. Rajesh Kumar Gautam, Dr. Soniya Kaushal, Dr. A. Bijyayasundari Devi, and Dr. Sarvendra Yadav. They are specialized in the varied fields of biological and socio-cultural Anthropology.
The Department is credited with various research books and research papers in various national/international journals and is also actively involved in organizing various National, International conferences/symposia/seminars. Under the scheme of global initiatives of the academic network (GIAN), the Department has organized 3 programs and hosted international faculty from the USA and Poland. Two of such program was organized by Prof. Rajesh Kumar Gautam and one by Dr. Sarvendra Yadav.
The department has produced 98 Ph.D. whereas currently, 20 research scholars are pursuing their Doctoral Degree. Noteworthy research contributions have been made in various areas of human nutrition and growth, tribal health, dermatoglyphics, osteology, physiology, serology, obesity, and biochemical genetics.
Along with post-graduation teaching and research, the department is also catering its teaching and research activities to more than 300 under-graduation students in each semester/session. The major feature of the department is organizing a month-long fieldwork-cum-training for its post-graduate students. This department has produced a number of eminent scholars, academicians, and administrators.

Details of Teaching Faculty:

S. No.

Name

Designation

Degree

Contact Details

Specializations

1.

Prof. A.N. Sharma

Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Dr. H.S.Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar)

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9425626176 (M)

Medical Anthropology, Demography, Biological Anthropology, Tribal Studies.

2.

Prof. K.K.N.Sharma

Professor

MA, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Dr. H.S.Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar)

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9425172479 (M)

Biological Anthropology (Human Growth, Nutrition, Human Genetics) Tribal Studies.

3.

Prof. Rajesh K. Gautam

Professor

MA, M.Sc.  (Dr. H.S.Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar), Ph. D. (Delhi University)

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9425437414 (M)

Biological Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Human Growth and Nutrition, Obesity, Human Genetics, Tribal Studies.

4.

Dr. Sonia Kousal

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Delhi University)

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7692082891 (M)

Socio-cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Disaster studies.

5.

Dr. A. Bijayasundari Devi

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Delhi University)

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9669446483 (M)

Medical Anthropology, Socio-cultural Anthropology, Disaster studies, Research Methodology.

6.

Dr. Sarvendra Yadav

Assistant Professor

M.Phil. (University of Delhi), Ph.D.(IIT Kanpur)

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9425424894 (M)

Socio-cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Education, Tribal Studies, Equality and Mobility Studies.

 Faculty Positions in the Department (as on 01.09.2021) :

Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Sanction

Filled Post TOTAL

Vacant

Sanction

Filled Post TOTAL

Vacant

Sanction

Filled Post TOTAL

Vacant

2

0

2

3

1

2

5

5

0