New Alipore College Estd : August 1963. Affiliated to University of Calcutta
NAAC Re-accredited with "B+" grade (2016)

Department of Anthropology

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Ms Nabanita Goswamy

CWTT, HOD, Anthropology

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Ms Monimekhala Dasgupta

CWTT, Anthropology

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Ms Mandrima Biswas

CWTT, Anthropology

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Ms Somosree Pal

Guest Lecturer, Anthropology

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Mr Amalesh Kanrar

Guest Lecturer, Anthropology

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Our department of Anthropology in this college, is, at its very young age. Currently our departmental strength includes four faculty members namely Nabanita Goswamy, Mandrima Biswas, Monimekhala Dasgupta & Somosree Paul. We have seventeen 3rd year honours students , eighteen 4th Semester honours students and twenty one 1st semester honours students & one laboratory assistants namely Miss Gopa Dey Sarkar. Our journey started as a general subject in the year 2008. It commenced with thirteen students & three faculty members. We accomplished great results, successful fieldworks, & more numbers of students in the following years. Our department was gradually enriched with efficient laboratory equipment’s, books & other required educational essentials, under the guidance & sincere co-operation of our Principal Sir, Vice principal sir & senior Professors of our college.

In 2014, we started our journey as a Honours subject, nineteen students were admitted as our 1st year batch, out of which seven of them secured 1st class marks in their Part I Examination. Today, we have two effective Laboratories with adequate instruments essentials, field kits, PowerPoint presentation capability, required books in a departmental library. We hope to achieve more success & glory in the upcoming years, with the co-operation of our students & guidance of our eminent teachers & seniors.

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Department of Anthropology of New Alipore college, is doing research work among the Birhor, a PVTG of Purulia. The title of the Project is "A Study on the Diet and Health Status of the working population of the Birhor, a PVTG of Purulia", has been funded by New Alipore College Research Cell.

   The objective of study includes
1) to understand food habit according to the need and availability of food resources among the tribes, which in turn affect individual health status
2) to understand their socio- economic status to have idea about different aspects which affect individual health condition
3) the nutritional aspect of the tribal group to have knowledge on their morbidity pattern, individual risk factors and heath status.


The department has a large well equipped laboratory and a classroom with ICT facilities for the students.  Besides, the department has separate computer with internet facility to carry out research projects of both students and teachers. There is a seminar library for students in the department and the students also access digitised college library with a proper reading room . Students are also provided with access to all online journals which keeps them updated with the world views.


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