Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Hons.) in Anthropology is a three year Under Graduate (UG) program that one can pursue after completing his/her 10+2 education. Candidates who have passed their class 12th board examination from humanities background (or for that sake any background student) can opt for this course.
Some of the colleges/Universities that offer this course are mentioned below for your reference.
Majority of the institute that offer this course provide admissions based on merit that is the marks scored by the candidate in his/her class 12th board examination. Those Universities/Colleges who give admissions through a Common Entrance Test (CET) for this course also give a due weightage to the class 12th percentage.
Thus, anybody who is planning to take admission in this course after class 12th must ensure that he/she has scored good percentage of marks in board exams.
BA (Hons.) in Anthropology is course which is generally preferred by humanities background students however, in recent times it has been observed that science background students are also turning towards this course. The reason behind this can be cited from the fact that the domain of Physical anthropology involves knowledge of subjects like Biology that form important part of science curriculum at plus two level.
Those of you who are interested in pursuing the course after class 12th can have a look at the below tabled course highlights so as to get a fair bit of idea regarding the course.
|Course Type||Under Graduate (UG)|
|Area Concerned||Humanities (Anthropology)|
|Duration of Course||3 Years|
|Admission process||Merit-based (Based on class 12th board percentage)|
|Structure of Course||Semester-Wise|
|Eligibility||10+2 or equivalent|
|Average Course Fee||INR 35,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 12,000|
|Top Recruiting areas||Archeology, Research, Medicine, Teaching|
|Job Profile||Anthropologist, Linguistic analyst, Researcher, Teacher|
Anthropology is a combination of two word namely Anthropos and logy which means human and its study. Going by its etymology we can say that Anthropology is a study of human. It deals with the socio-cultural, ecological, biological, and historical study of human growth and development.
The domain and scope of Anthropology as covered under the ambit of BA (Hons.) Anthropology includes its four sub-areas that students would be taught during their three year graduation. These four sub-areas are mentioned below in detail.
Students are taught about these sub-divisions of Anthropology during 6 semesters of the 3 year BA (Hons.) course in Anthropology. They also have to indulge in fieldwork studies as a part of practical or applied aspect of Anthropology. Anthropology as discipline lays ample stress on field work tradition through which knowledge about various tribes and social groups is gathered.
For your reference we have tabled down a list of various colleges/universities that are offering this course in India.
|Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav College||Ranchi University||INR 2,121|
|Ranchi College||Ranchi University||INR 12,000|
|NIMS School of Humanities and Social Science||NIMS, Jaipur||INR 32,000|
|Indira Gandhi National Tribal University||IGNTU, Madhya Pradesh||INR 15,000|
|Ashoka University||AU, Sonepat||INR 70,000|
|School of Interdisciplinary and Liberal studies||Suresh Gyan Vihar University||INR 2.58 lacs|
|Apex Professional University||Private University, Arunachal Pradesh||INR 55,000|
|Sikkim University||Sikkim University||INR 7,738|
|Sambalpur University||SU, Orissa||INR 10,000|
|Andhra University||AU, Andhra Pradesh||INR 12500|
|GD Goenka University||GDGU, Gurugram||INR 56,000|
|Panjab University||PU, Patiala||INR 25,000|
|Amity University||Amity University, Noida||INR 50,000|
|BJB Autonomous College||Autonomous||INR 10,000|
|Dr. Hari Singh Gour University||Dr. HSG University||INR 20,000|
|Gossner College||Ranchi University||INR 12,000|
|Haldia Government College||WB University, West Bengal||INR 8,000|
|Ispat Autonomous College||Autonomous||INR 8500|
Students can make an application for admission in BA (Hons.) in Anthropology course in any of the above mentioned Universities and colleges. Apart from the above listed colleges students can also look for institutes offering the course in their local region in case they are not willing to relocate for the purpose of their graduation.
The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common to most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.
Admission process for this course involves more of a merit based selection procedure rather than a common entrance test based admission process (as seen across various Universities and colleges in the country). For more clarification and simplicity of understanding we have dealt with the process of admission for this course in a bit more detail in below mentioned points. Have a look.
Thus, it can be said that getting an admission in BA (Hons.) Anthropology is a gradual process that passes through various stages and procedures.
The course structure is divided into 6 semesters spread over a span of three years with each year comprising of two semesters. Candidates would have to pass both the semester exam in order to proceed for next year of course.
The syllabus of the course is divided into various parts and modules that students are taught during the course of their graduation. The syllabus covers both the theoretical and practical aspect of the subject so as to provide a holistic understanding of the subject matter to the graduation students.
The details regarding the syllabus of the course is mentioned below for the reference of the candidates.
|Year I||Year II||Year III|
|Introduction to Social Anthropology||Theories of Culture and Society||Human Ecology: Biological Dimensions|
|Introduction to Biological Anthropology||Human Genetics||Biological Diversity in Human Populations|
|Archaeological Anthropology-I||Primate Biology / Cell Biology-I||Human Ecology: Social and Cultural Dimensions|
|Technical Writing & Communication in English / Computational||Molecular Biology-I||Genetics & Genomics-I|
|Technical Writing & Communication in English / Computational||Tribes and Peasants in India||Field work dissertation|
|Archaeological Anthropology-II||Anthropology of religion, politics & economy||Fundamental of Human Origins and Evolution|
|Anthropology of Kinship||Biodiversity & Indigenous Knowledge / Cell Biology II||Genomic Diversity in Human Populations|
|Biostatistics and Data Analysis||Anthropology of India / Molecular Biology-II||Anthropology In Practice / Genetics & Genomics-II|
Graduation in Anthropology offers a candidate variety to choose from in terms of his/her career. One can choose from areas like research and fieldwork to the more complex ones like Epidemiology, medicine, and public health.
To provide you a holistic view about the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where Anthropology graduates can look for in terms of their career.
|Job Profile||Role||Average expected salary for fresh graduate(Per Month basis)|
|Archeologist||The role of archeologist would be typically of fieldwork and practical type. This would involve practical or applied anthropology knowledge||INR 10 to 12 Thousands|
|Epidemiologist||Job of Epidemiologist would involve the knowledge of physical anthropology where application of epidemiology and its related concepts would be utilized so as to prevent and solve the issues related to public health.||INR 12 to 15 Thousands|
|Linguist||As the name suggests the job involves a good knowledge of Linguistic anthropology which candidates are taught as a part of 3 year degree program. A linguist has to work with languages. Job opportunities for linguists vary widely and are found in fields such as interpreting, translating and forensic science, as well as in the military.||INR 12 to 15 Thousands|
|Teacher||Students can also try their hands at teaching as a career, however, to get growth as a teacher they would have to go for Master’s and Ph.D. level studies in long run. Teachers have to teach students, track their progress, create tests and guide students with their studies||INR 12 to 15 Thousands|
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