Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology or BA Anthropology is a 3-year undergraduate program which studies the science of man or study of man. It is a broad field of study and has been used in in finding how societies have developed over the years. Anthropology has four basic classifications that are socio cultural, biological, linguistics and archaeology.
Candidates need to have passed 10+2 from a recognized board as a minimum criterion of eligibility. Admission to BA Anthropology is generally merit-based. However, some colleges also conduct entrance exams for admitting students.
By studying Anthropology and gaining the knowledge of evolution of mankind through the years, the students will be able to provide solutions to raging human problems. Hence Anthropology has its own importance in the field of studies.
Some of the top institutes offering BA Anthropology are mentioned below.
The course fees ranges between INR 2,500 - 10,000 for the total duration. However, the probable salaries offered to successful postgraduates in this field are between INR 3- 6 lacs per annum.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 from a recognized university with|
|Admission Process||Direct admission to colleges. However, some colleges may check student's skills in through an entrance test.|
|Course Fee||INR 2,500 - 10,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3-6 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Neural science, Public health, Linguistics, Medicine, Cognitive psychology, Anthropology departments, Epidemiology, art galleries, curators, publishing houses, NGOs, archives, museums and libraries, Commission for Scheduled Castes, Art Galleries, Documentary Film Companies, Commission for Scheduled Tribes, Conservation Organizations, Minority Commission, Human Resource, Departments of Corporate Houses and Industries, World Health Organization (WHO), Anthropological Survey of India, Other Backward Classes Commission.|
|Job Titles||Tour Guide, Archivist, Culture Resource Manager, Research Scholar, Curator, Linguist, Urban Planner|
Social Worker etc.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by them
|Name||City||Fees per annum in INR|
|Dudhnoi College||Goalpara||5 460|
|Government Autonomous College||Rourkela||4,500|
|MVR Degree College||Vishakhapatnam||3,500|
|Deen Dayal Upadhyay College||Delhi||10,500|
|Hemawati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University||Garhwal||6,000|
Those who wish to pursue BA in Anthropology course must fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria.
The duration of this degree course is 3 years and is covered under 6 semesters. Each semester has a duration of 6 months.
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Most institutes and Universities follow merit based admission process. Marks scored by applicants at their graduation level of examination and/or relevant entrance test are taken into consideration. Seats are allotted to deserving candidates on the basis of merit marks obtained by them.
A semester wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Social and Cultural Anthropology||Basic Courses|
|Social Research Method||Anthropological Thoughts|
|Indian Society and Culture||Survey Research Method Practical|
|Biological Anthropology||Ethnographic Fieldwork|
|Archeological Anthropology||Comparative Anatomy & Human Evolution|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Biological Anthropology Practical I||Anthropological Demography|
|Advanced Courses||Applied Courses|
|Advanced Anthropological Theories||Complex Societies and Urban Development|
|Social Cultural Change||Tribal and Rural Development|
|Medical Anthropology I||Medical Anthropology II|
|Biological Anthropology Practical II||Primitive Economy and Religion|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Development Anthropology||Foundations of Anthropology|
|Growth Development and Nutrition||Practical in Physical Anthropology|
|Introduction to Molecular Anthropology||Archaeological Anthropology|
|Advanced Archeology||Culture and Society|
The students who wish to study BA Anthropology must possess these desirable skills:
After successful completion of BA Anthropology, graduates can get employed in a number of sectors. They can find decent jobs in education, research, business, conservation, community development, healthcare and government undertakings.
One can get employed in a number of government organizations, private NGOs, research institutes, government agencies, schools, colleges and universities. Anthropological Survey of India is a prime recruiter of Anthropology graduates in India. The graduates are required at both the centre and state levels. Several government research institutes need qualified anthropologist to conduct research and obtain findings.
One can further go on to join international and reputed firms like UNICEF, UNESCO, World Health Organization and United Nations. They are on a constant lookout of talented professionals and prefer students with Anthropology background.
Students of Anthropology can also get involved in the field of research work. Here, they develop educational programs and provide health services to communities on a large basis. Some of the other sectors where anthropologists can find employment are art galleries, curators, publishing houses, NGOs, archives, museums and libraries.
Graduates of BA Anthropology can find employment in the field of medicine, law, business and other similar categories. Students who have keen interest in this subject can go for higher degree courses after successful completion of the course.
Some of the popular avenues open to graduates of BA Anthropology are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Tour Guide||Tour Guides help people visit unfamiliar areas. They make information oriented trips with groups of tourists or individuals to show them important places of cities. They also lead groups of visitors to historical, cultural or regional places of interest. They educate about destinations to tourists, vacationers and students.||3- 8 lacs|
|Archivist||Archivists collect, manage and maintain documents and archives that have historical importance. They may work for individuals, organisations and nations. Main aim of an archivist is to make information accessible to users, preferably in digital format.||5-7 lacs|
|Culture Resource Manager||Culture Resource Manager does the practice of managing cultural resources like arts and heritage. He uses skills of cultural heritage management that is closely concerned with traditional and historic culture.||5-8 lacs|
|Urban Planner||The job of an urban and regional planner is to develop plans and programs to utilize the land in the best possible manner and providing maximum usability. They help create communities, accommodate and adjust population growth and revitalize physical facilities in urban towns, rural settings, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.||3-5 lacs|
|Curator||Curators assemble, catalogue, manage and present artistic and cultural collections. They possess a collection of exhibits in a museum or an art gallery. With the passage of time, they build collections often in specialist areas.||3- 6 lacs|
|Linguist||A Linguist is someone who works with languages. Job opportunities for linguists are found in fields of interpreting, translating and forensic science. Highly skilled professionals may work in the military as well.||2-4 lacs|