Bachelor of Arts (Honors) [B.A.(Hons.)] (Anthropology)

Programme Overview

Duration: 3 Years | Programme Code: 090209

B.A. (Hons.) programme in Anthropology is designed to provide students with a strong general background in anthropology and also preparing them for employment in fields such as qualitative and applied research, archaeology, foreign relations, international business, international law, and social work. All students, under the supervision of an anthropology faculty member, are required to complete a research project in some area of the student’s interest.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theories and methods of the four fields of anthropology – archaeology, social/cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology – and be able to analyze their interrelationships.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the challenges of social change and civic engagement that will permit them to work effectively with others.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the variety and diversity of human cultures, past and present, including their connections, similarities, and contrasts – a truly global view.

Programme Outcome

Upon successful completion of the programme the graduate would be able to :
  • Explain current understandings about human beings and behavior including the evolution of humans, the nature of culture and cultural processes, the features of language and characteristics of linguistic use, the forms of biological diversity and the significant trajectories of change which have led to the current status of humanity.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different scientific and theoretical approaches in anthropology, their epistemological and conceptual foundations, their strengths and limitations, and the types of topics, issues and problems they are designed to address.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply anthropological concepts and perspectives to understanding local social and cultural practices occurring outside the classroom in the community.

Programme Highlights

Anthropology program strives to challenge the way students understand and engage with some of the most complex and pressing social issues of our time. The program's offerings are diverse and well-balanced, with a cross-cultural, comparative focus and strengths in the areas of gender, globalization and the life course. Through stimulating discussions, exciting course offerings and growing student involvement in research, our program goes beyond describing the world and gives students the tools to make a difference in it.

Some of the major areas that will be covered

Anthropology undergraduate program incorporates three subfields of Anthropology: Anthropological Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology and Physical/Biological Anthropology among others.

Career Avenues

Government agencies, Human services, Independent consultant, Health care, Cultural resource management, International business, Indigenous law.

Entry Requirements

10+2 from CBSE or equivalent examination. In addition, candidates will also have to successfully complete Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA) and appear for a personal interview.