Department of Anthropology

About Department

The Department of Anthropology provides facilities for intensive training and research in the areas of Social Anthropology, Medical Anthropology and Visual Anthropology. The Department aims to train candidates who are oriented towards advanced research and training related to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and rural studies.

Entrance Examination

M.A. The entrance examination will consist of objective type questions relating to the general understanding of Indian society and culture.

M.Phil. & Ph.D. The entrance examinations for admission to M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes will be at the level of M.A in the following areas: Social Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Pre-Historic Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Nutrition and Health, Women's Studies, Political Anthropology, Visual Anthropology,Tribal Folklore and Social Change.The entrance examination will consist of objective type questions for 100 marks.

Programmes Offered

M.A. Anthropology
Ph.D. Anthropology


Infrastructure Facilities

The Department has good computer facilities with free internet access for the students and scholars. There are separate laboratories for Cultural Anthropology and Physical Anthropology.


Contact Us

Dr. Jesurathnam Devarapalli , Associate Professor & Head, Department of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry - 605 014.
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