B.A. Anthropology

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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology is an undergraduate Anthropology course. Anthropology covers the study of the evolution of man and also the socio-cultural development of humans. The course also covers the study of several branches of anthropology (Socio-cultural, Biological-Physical, Applied, Linguistic and Archaeological) that deals with various aspects of human developments. The course is career orienting in nature that opens many jobs for them after its completion in various fields.

How is B.A. Anthropology Course Beneficial?    

•    Anthropology is a very interesting subject as it is the study of mankind as a whole, right from its birth till the present day man. The bachelor’s degree in Anthropology gives the student vast knowledge of the biological, socio-cultural, pre-historic and every other aspect of human evolution and development.
•    More in the western countries, Anthropologists find employment in the field of medicine, law, business and other professional institutions. The graduates can also find work in various public health programs, community development activities, etc.
•    Social problems like birth control, labour unrest, juvenile delinquency, mortality rate can be analyzed correctly and dealt with the help of information gathered from anthropological studies.
•    Knowledge of Anthropology gained after acquiring B.A. Anthropology degree gives one an opportunity to work and relate with people of many groups and cultures and closely interact with them.


•    Students after passing 10+2 in any stream from a recognized board are eligible for it.
•    The admissions are usually based on merit in the qualifying examination. In some of the colleges, the admissions are based on merit, interview or a written test.


Syllabus of Anthropology as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sem. I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Foundations of Anthropology I

Sem. II                          


Foundations of Anthropology II (Theory)


Practical in Physical Anthropology (Practical)

Sem. III


Physical Anthropology (Theory)

Sem. IV


Archaeological Anthropology (Theory)


Practical in Physical and Archaeological Anthropology (Practical)

Sem. V


Culture and Society (Theory)

Sem. VI


Primitive Economy and Religion (Theory)


Field Work and Report Writing (Practical)


•    M.V.R. Degree College, Vishakhapatnam
•    Saint Claret College, Lower Subansiri
•    Government Ram Bhajan Rai New Education Society Post Graduate College, Jashpur
•    New Arts Commerce and Science College, Ahmednagar

Course Suitability

•    The candidates who have to have an interest in studying different cultures and pretty interesting to almost everyone are the good match for it.
•    Applicants those who are good at data analysis and communication can go for this course.
•    They should also have the ability to gather, assess and interpret data; oral communication and presentation skills; time management; discussion and group work skills.
•    Students also possess the essential skills like statistical and computing techniques; high level of cultural awareness; clear, logical and independent thinking; organizing and planning and problem-solving.

Employment Areas

•    Anthropological Survey of India
•    Art Galleries
•    Commission for Scheduled Castes
•    Commission for Schedule Tribes
•    Conservation Organizations
•    Documentary Film Companies
•    Human Resource Departments of Corporate Houses and Industries
•    Minority Commission
•    Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
•    Other Backward Classes Commission
•    World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Types

•    Archaeologist
•    Culture Resource Manager
•    Archivist
•    Curator
•    Linguist
•    Research Scholar
•    Social Worker - Media House
•    Tour Guide
•    Urban Planner

Advance Courses in B.A. Anthropology

•    M.A. (Anthropology)
•    M.Phil. (Anthropology)
•    Ph.D. (Anthropology)

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