Anthropology

Members of U.G Department of Anthropology are:

  • Prof. Manimala Das, Chairperson
  • Dr Bharati Singh (member co-ordinator)
  • Dr Lalitha Balakrishnan (member)

History

Shailabala Women€™s College was established in the year 1913 and it remained as an Intermediate college till 1945. In the beginning Anthropology was an optional subject . Subsequently , it was introduced as a pass subject at the graduation level in 1993 €“ 94. Due to growing demand of the subjects, it was introduced at Honours level in the year 2013-14.

POSITION OF THE DEPARTMENT IN  THE COLLEGE

The Department is one of the oldest department in the college and accredited by NAAC in 2006 . At that time the Department was a undergraduate Department with pass only. Now Honors facility is available in the Department from 2013-14.

CURRICULAR ASPECTS

  • The department as a part of the college has Term €“ end examination system in UG since 1993-94. In year 2016-17  CBCS has been introduced.
  • The department has a mechanism of designing its curriculum by the way of
  • i) Primary discussion with faculty taking UGC model syllabus
  • ii) Prepares a draft syllabus to be placed in BoS keeping in view the student€™s feedback
  • iii) BoS consisting of External subject  Experts , University nominee
  • and faculty
  • iv) BoS prepares final draft ,sends it to Academic Council for approval before implementation
  • The courses are updated and modified every three years in UG keeping the need of the students,society and regional/national needs.
  • The requirement of UGC and local academic infrastructure are considered while revising the syllabus.
  • Being an emerging area in social Science, advances made in the theory and practical are incorporated in the syllabus.

FACILITIES FOR STUDENTS

  • —Class Rooms with sufficient student€™s desk- cum bench
  • —Free Wi-Fi  for students in the department
  • —Central Library for Students
  • —Equipped  laboratory  in the Department
  • —Water filter in Laboratory : safe drinking water facility and aquaguards in several places in the college.
  • —Toilet  in the department
  • —Reading and Reference Library facility in the department
  • —Question  Bank and syllabus for reference
  • —Departmental  seminars
  • —Annual Day celebration
  • —Visit to General museum and Tribal museum

LABORATORY INFRASTRUCTURE AND INSTRUMENTS

  • —Anthropometer Rod
  • —Spreading caliper
  • —Sliding caliper
  • —Rod compass
  • —Sera preserver (Refrigirator)
  • —Stone tools of lithic period
  • —Human long bones
  • —Human skulls
  • —Human mandibles
  • —Blood pressure machine (Digital)
  • —Weighing machine
  • —Mandibulometer

Gallery

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