School of Studies in Anthropology

"Anthropology is more than a career. It is a way of life. In everything I do, I'm an anthropologist" - Sharlottaa Neely

Year of Establishment: 1965

Nationally Recognised under:


?          UGC-SAP(DRS-I) (F.5-46/2007(SAP-III))

?          DST-FIST Programme (SR/FIST/LSI-588/2014 dt. 21.11.2014)


The School of Studies in Anthropology focuses on understanding humans (as a biological and a cultural being) and human behavior through cross-culture perspective. Anthropologists study the diversity of humankind as manifest through time and space. Anthropology is a discipline that uniquely bridges the social, natural and life sciences. Thus, the scope of anthropology is vast and varied.

The School under Faculty of Life Science offers:

?                            Postgraduate degree (M.A./M.Sc. in Anthropology) 

?                            M.Phil. in Anthropology  

?                            Research degree (Ph.D.) in Anthropology

?                            P.G. Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science  

School of Studies in Anthropology prides itself on providing a vital learning milieu for students, enriched by an active research environment, teaching & supervisory styles, encourage the pursuit of ideas and the satisfaction that comes from applying knowledge. The department boasts a variety of special resources for students.

The Anthropological Museum , state-of-art Laboratories (Anthropometry Lab, Serology Lab, Human Genomics Lab, Archaeology Lab, Museuology Lab,  Forensic Lab), Departmental Library, Computer Lab and Internet facilities and  Fieldwork training supported by  modern teaching aids are being developed as major resources for teaching and research.

Anthropology is divided traditionally into three major sub-fields, each of which contribute distinct perspectives on the issues of what makes us human:

?         Biological/Physical Anthropology addresses the physical dimensions of humans namely human variation,  human origin and evolution,  human growth and nutrition,  human ecology &  human genetics.

?         Social-Cultural Anthropology investigates contemporary human cultures and the diversity of human social institutions with focus on tribal communities.

?         Archaeology concerns with human cultures of the past.

The range of research interests of the faculty includes Biological (Genomic diversity, Dissection of complex genetic disorders, Human Genetics, Population Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Medical Biotechnology, Genetic Epidemiology, Forensic Biology, Demogenetics, Human Growth & Nutrition), Socio-Cultural (Ethnography, Medical Anthropology, Population Studies, Reproductive Health, Tribal Development, Policy Research) and Archaeological areas (Ethno-archaeology, Geo-archaeology). Together, these branches of study teach us about modern human biological and cultural diversity, as well as our evolutionary origins, thereby enhancing our understanding of the past, present and future of the human species.



?         To make quality higher education accessible to all sections of society, including the tribal population of Chhattisgarh.

?         To provide quality education in the disciplines of arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and other disciplines of learning.

?         To develop human resource with world class competence and skills in the respective disciplines.



?         To develop the university as a centre of excellence for higher education and knowledge resource.

?         To promote understanding the value of self-learning, creativity and competence building:

?         By providing world-class education through university-teaching departments and schools.

?         By promoting quality research in university schools and affiliated colleges.

?         By creating environment conducive to nurture creativity and scientific temper.


Postal Address

?         Head,

?         School of Studies in Anthropology

?         Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University
Amanaka G.E. Road,
Raipur - 492010
Chhattisgarh, India