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 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.