Anthropology – Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Govt. College

Anthropology

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About The Department

The Department of Anthropology was established in the year 2016. At present the department has an intake capacity of 20 students per year. The department follows the course designed by the West Bengal State University and offers a holistic understanding of the study of humans.

Teaching includes lectures, tutorials, and screening of movies. Students are often asked to make presentations on pre-selected topics. Teachers give handouts to the students and the department also has a good e book collection and a library. Biological Anthropology and Archaeological anthropology laboratories are well equipped and each year students are taken for an intensive fieldwork for a better understanding of society and culture.

The department runs a web-magazine “Anthrobud” click here for the current volume of the magazine

 

Dr. Moumita Gupta (HOD)

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Dr. Suman Nath

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Dr. Madhumati Chatterjee

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B.Sc. Honurs Intake:

Total UR SC ST OBC-A OBC-B PWD (UR) EWS
24 11 5 1 2 2 1 2

ICT enabled classrooms:

The Department has a portable ICT device which faculties use as and when necessary.

E-contents:

While teachers give handouts to the students and the department also has a good e book collection. Teachers are active in developing E-contents which are available both within the college website and externally. For further details see E-Library tab of this page.

Click here for collection of course materials available online externally: Anthropology for beginners

Click here for collection of course materials available online within college website: Academic Resources

Library:

The central library of the college as well as seminar library at the department has a wide collection of books. Furthermore, the department has an e-library which are readily available to the students.

laboratory:

Biological Anthropology and Archaeological anthropology laboratories are well equipped. An exhaustive list of the items available at the departmental laboratories can be found by clicking here.

Fieldwork:

Each year students are taken for an intensive fieldwork for a better understanding of society and culture.

Sixth Semester students at Jharkhand field camp, photograph taken in 2023

A student exploring a Gram Panchayat to understand the development dynamics of a village in West Bengal

Students exploring Archaeological potential of an area in Birbhum

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-library of the department

Over the years teachers of this department have made a large collection of e-books and articles for the students. These are now made available online for everyone.  The content is updated regularly and students are advised to check it at periodical intervals. They can request for any specific materials which they need and will be made available in due course.

Click here to access e-books available online for the students or scan the QR below

E-contents:

Teachers of this department are active in developing E-contents which are available both within the college website and externally.

Click here for collection of course materials available online externally: Anthropology for beginners blog by Dr. Suman Nath

Click here for collection of course materials available online within college website: Academic Resources

Teaching methods in the department:

Teaching includes lectures, tutorials, and screening of movies. Students are often asked to make presentations on pre-selected topics. Teachers give handouts to the students and the department also has a good e book collection and a library. Biological Anthropology and Archaeological anthropology laboratories are well equipped and each year students are taken for an intensive fieldwork for a better understanding of society and culture.

The department does Continuous Assessment through everyday class interaction, and practical performances of the students.

Students are asked to appear for surprise tests at regular intervals and they make presentations every once in a while.

 

 

ANTHROBUD

The departmental web magazine is an open platform to express and share ideas by the students. Students contribute regularly and their writings are available as online first here: https://anthrobudapj.blogspot.com/ . In addition to that the magazine also has a guest corner where established anthropologists write occasionally.

After that the department publish them in volumes

Past volumes of Anthrobud:

Volume 1, Issue 1 Click here for the PDF

 

Volume 1, Issue 2 Click here for the PDF

Students Magazine

Anthrobud vol 1(1) October 2023

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VAC of the department

A Value Added Course on Human Rights and Constitution of India in collaboration with IQAC and Department of Political Science (2022-2023)

Click here for Value added course brochure and syllabus 

Seminars/Workshops of the department

One day National Seminar in collaboration with IQAC on “In an uncertain world: Anthropology and Anthropologists” (27.02.2024)

 

 

One day seminar in collaboration with AAMRA ek Sachetan prayas Forum with IQAC and Department of Political Science (14.09.2022)

Competitions of the Departments:

Inter-college Instagram photostory competition 2023

Inter-college Instagram photostory competition 2022

 

Inaugural events:

Inauguration of E-library, E-magazine,  certification of VAC and award ceremony of intercollege instagram photostory competition

Click here for the detailed report of the inauguration ceremony

Click here for the detailed report of the Certificate giving ceremony of the Department

Students’ seminars and extension activities

Students’ presentation 2023 (SEM V, Series IV)

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Students’ presentation 2023 (SEM I, series III)

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Students’ presentation 2023 (SEM I, series II)

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Students’ presentation 2023 (SEM IV, Series I)

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Students’ in-house activities in 2020-2021

 

Students’ outreach programme 2019-2020

The students of the department has made a thorough study of an artisan village in Bardhaman. For the detailed report click on this link:

https://www.apjakgc.in/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Dokrapara-extension-programme-for-NAAC-2019-2020-v2.pdf

Students’ in-house activities in 2019-2020

Students’ in-house activities in 2018-2019

 

Awareness programme for competitive examination

Students in-house activities in 2017-2018

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Infrastructure

Class Room

Classrooms are spacious, airy and ICT enabled


Laboratory

Science departments have state-of-the art laboratories


Library

Library has thousands of books and friendly staff to assist the students

Ambience

Green 5 acres large college campus adds a positive vibe to the teaching-learning environment