The B.Sc. Hons course in Anthropology was started in Burdwan Raj College in 2018. Our college is among the very few in West Bengal to offer a dedicated UG course which tries to impact the learner with a thorough knowledge regarding different subfields of the subject like Physical or Biological Anthropology, Social-Cultural anthropology and Archaeological Anthropology as stipulated in the syllabus of Burdwan University.
Anthropology is considered as one among the highest scoring subject in UPSC and WBCS competitive examinations. Anthropology is also considered as a holistic disciple where expertise is born in field like forensic/criminology science, human genetics, bio-statistics, social-psychology, economic analysts, social sciences, archaeology field etc.
The undergraduate Anthropology course, besides enabling students to have a solid base of theoretical knowledge, also provides them with a perfect opportunity to go to fieldwork and testify some these theoretical propositions empirically.
Teaching methods followed in the department involves lectures, class room seminars, group discussions, seminar lectures, fieldwork etc.
Achievements and Accolades
The Department of Anthropology has consistently produced consecutive top-ranking students who holds first, second, third ranks and more under Burdwan University at the Undergraduate level.
Under personal achievement segment, students of anthropology spread their wings in defence, research, corporate section, social work etc. Recently, students of our Department successfully presented their work in an international seminar held in Tripura University, Tripura and published their work in reputed international journal.