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Anthropology is the study of humans since man first walked planet earth. It is the scientific study of human behaviour and societies. There are various branches that come under Anthropology such as cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology and visual anthropology. Another common branch of Anthropology is Archeology, which studies human activity through the investigation of physical evidence which is been coming down since History. Anthropology covers various aspects of society such as the tool and techniques man used to survive, how the communication process worked, the beliefs of man and the values.

Anthropology is also studied according to the location i.e. origin. Anthropologists specialize in one or more geographic regions such as West Africa, Latin America, UK, Eastern Europe and Oceania. Anthropologists study the cultural practices of a certain area to the biological behaviour of Mayans. The Indian Anthropological Association is the representative body of professional anthropologists in India.

Branches of Anthropology

Tabulated below are the various branches under Anthropology:

Branch

Meaning

Physical Anthropology

It deals with the evolution of humans with linkage to their primate ancestors. It also studies the differences between various races, humans genetics and adaptions to conditions.

Social Anthropology

This branch deals with the socio-cultural developments of human race from their origin.

Prehistoric Anthropology

Also known as Archaeology, which deals with the study of bones, relics and artefacts. Also, the branch studies the chronological sequence of history based on the findings.

Applied  Anthropology

This branch covers social problems which mankind faced such as the health, outcomes of actions and practical problems.

Specialised fields in Anthropology

Various specialisations under this stream are given below:

Linguistic Anthropology

Medical Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology

Business Anthropology

Visual Anthropology

Environmental Anthropology

Museum Anthropology

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Objectives of Anthropology

The study of anthropology is a global discipline that involves humanities, social sciences and natural sciences which is built on the origin and evolution of homo sapiens, human physical traits, social and cultural relations, social conflicts, etc. The basic objective or goal of Anthropology is to understand the evolution of mankind right from the origins, the diversity of mankind and social existence across the world.

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Anthropology Courses Offered

BA Anthropology: Universities and colleges offer students admission in Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology. The duration of the programme is three years. Students who want to pursue a BA in Anthropology need to have done their class 12 from a recognised board. A student from any stream is eligible.

MA Anthropology: Universities and colleges offer students a Master of Arts (MA) in Anthropology. The duration of the programme is two years. Students who want to pursue a course in MA in Anthropology, need to have done their graduation in the same field or similar subject from a recognised university.

BSc Anthropology: Universities and colleges offer students BSc in Anthropology, which is a three-year programme. Candidates need to have done their class 12 in Science from a recognised board and should have secured a minimum of 55% to be eligible for the course.

MSc Anthropology: Universities and Colleges offer MSc in Anthropology. The programme is a two-year course and students who want to take up the course, need to have done their BA in Anthropology or in the same field, or, should have done their BSc in Anthropology.

Anthropology Admission Process

Students need to follow the below-mentioned process which is as follows:

Chose University/College: The first priority is to search for colleges or universities which are offering courses in Anthropology. It is advisable to check the fees, the seats offered, eligibility criteria that are set for the course before applying straight away.

Apply for Course: Once the aspirant has identified the university offering the course, proceed to apply for admission in the university. Fill up the details as required and pay the application fee. The application forms are available for a limited period of time so the candidate is advised to know the details way in advance.

Appear for an Entrance Exam: Some universities and colleges conduct entrance exams for undergraduate programmes, while some offer admission based on merit. For postgraduate courses, entrance exams are conducted.

Results: Students who make the merit list are eligible for admission. The student has to get the desired rank and percentage, to be eligible for admission.

Counselling: The candidate will have to appear for the counselling session conducted at the university to book their seat, submit their documents and pay the fees to seal admission.

Colleges Offering Anthropology

Mentioned below are the various colleges offering Anthropology courses:

IGNOU

University of Hyderabad

NIMS University

Amity University, Noida

University of Madras

Savitribai Phule Pune University

Andhra University

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What are some popular anthropology courses?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

3 weeks ago

Anthropology is the scientific study of people and societies through the examination of physical evidence. Here is the list of popular courses in anthropology that you may pursue:a) Courses after the 12th grade:1. A Bachelor of arts B.A. In anthropology2. A Bachelor of Science in Anthropology3. B...Anthropology is the scientific study of people and societies through the examination of physical evidence. Here is the list of popular courses in anthropology that you may pursue:
a) Courses after the 12th grade:
1. A Bachelor of arts B.A. In anthropology
2. A Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
3. B.Sc. (Hons. ). In Anthropology
4. Diploma in Anthropology
b) Post-graduation courses:
1. M.A. Anthropology
2. M.Sc. Anthropology
3. M.A. In cultural anthropology
4. PG Diploma in Manuscriptology
5. PG Diploma in Forensic Anthropology & Odontology
You can pursue these courses at the following colleges: https://www.shiksha.com/humanities-social-sciences/anthropology/colleges/colleges-india?sby=popularity.

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Jyotika Sharma

Contributor-Level 7

3 weeks ago

As you have asked about the popular courses of anthropology, here are they:
Cultural anthropology.
Biological anthropology.
Forensic anthropology.
Medical anthropology.
Linguistic anthropology.
Archeology.

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Please tell about the colleges in Kerala having B.Sc. Anthropology course.

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Latika khatri

Contributor-Level 7

3 weeks ago

The colleges in Kerala having B.Sc. Anthropology course are:MGU-Mahatma Gandhi UniversityKannur University-Maharaja's College. Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Kochi Campus. Assumption CollegeSri Sai Correspondence College. MGU Kerala - Mahatma Gandhi UniversitySNC...The colleges in Kerala having B.Sc. Anthropology course are:
MGU-Mahatma Gandhi University
Kannur University-
Maharaja's College.
Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Kochi Campus. Assumption College
Sri Sai Correspondence College. MGU Kerala - Mahatma Gandhi University
SNC - Sree Narayana College.

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Where to study B.Sc. Anthropology?

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pradeep kumar

Scholar-Level 18

3 weeks ago

The following colleges are offering B.Sc. Anthropology course.
1. Hansraj College, DU
2. BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar B.A. Hons. Anthropology
3. Amity University, Noida.

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Which are the colleges for medical anthropology in Thrissur?

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Archana Das

Contributor-Level 6

4 weeks ago

Hello okay, these are some colleges you can get admission for medical anthropologyAmrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Kochi Campus. SNC - Sree Narayana College. MGU Kerala - Mahatma Gandhi University. Sri Sai Correspondence College. Maharaja's College. Assumption Coll...Hello okay, these are some colleges you can get admission for medical anthropology
Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Kochi Campus. SNC - Sree Narayana College. MGU Kerala - Mahatma Gandhi University. Sri Sai Correspondence College. Maharaja's College. Assumption College. For further information you can google it you'll get a list of top colleges.

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Which are the colleges for medical anthropology in Uttar Pradesh?

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Riya Kunvariya

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

These are some best college as follows, Amity University, Noida. Universal of Lucknow. BHU- Banaras Hindu University. Allahabad University. Keshav Prasad Ralhi Mahavidyalay. Maharshi Yogiraj Devarhawa Baba Mahavidyalaya.

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What are the benefits of an anthropology degree?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

A degree in anthropology will help you understand human behavior and the evolution of humans. It can get you into some good careers, such as:1. You can become a college professor after earning a master's degree and passing the UGC NET exam. 2. It is one of the most popular optional subjects for t...A degree in anthropology will help you understand human behavior and the evolution of humans. It can get you into some good careers, such as:
1. You can become a college professor after earning a master's degree and passing the UGC NET exam.
2. It is one of the most popular optional subjects for the state PCS and UPSC CSE.
3. You can apply for a research fellowship like the JRF if you want to conduct anthropological research.
4. Using your expertise in anthropology, you can contribute to a newspaper, journal, or blog as an expert writer.
5. You can work for prestigious NGOs and organizations, like UNESCO, with your degree.
6. Expert positions in museums are open to holders of anthropology degrees.
7. Nowadays, the government is actively hiring anthropologists as experts for various projects.

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Subhodip kar

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

A degree in anthropology will give you a range of skills useful to many job roles and industries. In addition to anthropology-related skills, you'll improve in other areas such as communication, research, problem-solving, reasoning writing, independent and collaborative work, and information orga...A degree in anthropology will give you a range of skills useful to many job roles and industries. In addition to anthropology-related skills, you'll improve in other areas such as communication, research, problem-solving, reasoning writing, independent and collaborative work, and information organisation.

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Which is the best college for anthropology in India?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Anthropology is the study of human culture and belief systems. There are many Bachelor's and master's courses that you can pursue to study anthropology. Following are some of the top universities from where you can study anthropology in India:1. Delhi University's colleges, such as Miranda House ...Anthropology is the study of human culture and belief systems. There are many Bachelor's and master's courses that you can pursue to study anthropology. Following are some of the top universities from where you can study anthropology in India:
1. Delhi University's colleges, such as Miranda House and Hansraj College
2. Jawaharlal Nehru University
3. Banaras Hindu University
4. University of Madras
5. Calcutta University and affiliated colleges
You must take the CUET UG entrance exam if you want to enroll in Bachelor's programs at these universities. Visit this link to SEE the full list of well-known colleges: https://www.shiksha.com/humanities-social-sciences/anthropology/colleges/colleges-india?sby=popularity.

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Subhodip kar

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

University of Delhi
University of Hyderabad
NIMS University.

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What is the scope of a career in anthropology in India?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

The anthropology field focuses on the study of culture, society, language, etc. To understand human evolution. There are many courses like B.A. M.A. M.Sc. And diplomas available for those who would like to study anthropology. A career in anthropology in India has the following scope:1. Teaching: ...The anthropology field focuses on the study of culture, society, language, etc. To understand human evolution. There are many courses like B.A. M.A. M.Sc. And diplomas available for those who would like to study anthropology. A career in anthropology in India has the following scope:
1. Teaching: After completing a master's degree and passing the UGC NET exam, you can teach at the college level as a professor.
2. Research: If you want to do anthropological research, you can apply for a research fellowship like the JRF.
3. Museums and art galleries: You can work as an expert in museums if you have a degree in anthropology.
4. Non-profit organizations: With your degree, you can work for top NGOs and organizations such as UNESCO.
5. Columnist: You can write as an expert for a newspaper, journal, or blog with your knowledge of anthropology.

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Subhodip kar

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

There are many government research institutes that employ anthropologists in India. One can also choose the option to make it to organizations such as WHO, UNESCO and UNICEF. Sectors such as art galleries, curators, publishing houses, NGOs, archives, museums, libraries and several other places.

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Can you provide details about the IGNOU MA in Anthropology course?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

The M.A. In Anthropology (MAAN) course is one of the most popular courses, particularly for Civil Service aspirants. The course details are as follows:1. You can take admission in the two academic sessions, July and December. 2. The duration of this course is 2 years, and you have 5 years to comp...The M.A. In Anthropology (MAAN) course is one of the most popular courses, particularly for Civil Service aspirants. The course details are as follows:
1. You can take admission in the two academic sessions, July and December.
2. The duration of this course is 2 years, and you have 5 years to complete it.
3. The course fee is Rs. 17,200 with a Rs. 300 admission fee.
4. You can apply for admission with a degree in any subject.
5. Because it is a correspondence college, there are no regular classes, but you must submit assignments on time in order to appear in the term-end exam. You can pursue this course if you want to have an extra degree or are a working professional.

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Nilesh Nahar

Contributor-Level 7

a month ago

Masters in Anthropology (MAAN)
Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar
Eligibility:
Bachelors degree or a higher degree from a recognised university. Course Fee: Rs 16800/- (Rs 8400/- for 1st Year and Rs 8400/- for the 2nd Year). .

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