West Bengal
State University

(Barasat, North 24 Parganas)
  • registrar@wbsu.ac.in
  • 033 2524 1976
  • Berunanpukuria, P.O. Malikapur, Barasat,
    North 24 Parganas, WB, PIN 700126

Department of Anthropology

The department is one of the young P.G. Anthropology departments of India (started functioning from the academic session 2008) having well equipped laboratory, collection of materials and field work facilities for P.G. Anthropology courses. The department has been exploring quality of education by appointing eminent guest faculties from different University and Institutions. It is unique in the sense that it is one of the very few Anthropology departments in India having faculties from three major branches of Anthropology as well as offer specialization courses for all three major branches, i.e. in M.Sc. we offer three specialization courses; Biological Anthropology, Archaeological Anthropology and Social-Cultural Anthropology. The department emphasized more on its fieldwork as a part of its curriculum. All the students supposed to conduct long camp-based intensive fieldwork for 2nd Semester (for 3 major branches) and a dissertation for 4th semester under the direct supervision of the teachers.
Courses offered:
M.Sc. with 3 specializations-
Group A: Biological Anthropology,
Group B: Archaeological Anthropology
Group C: Social-Cultural Anthropology.
Ph.D. programme as per UGC guidelines

Syllabus of Research and Publication Ethics Syllabus of Research Methodology course

Mentor-Mentee 2&4 Sem Anthropology

Departmental Journal
Genus Homo, volume 1
Genus Homo, volume 2
Genus Homo, volume 3
Genus Homo, volume 4
Genus Homo, volume 5
Genus Homo, volume 6
Genus Homo, volume 7

Faculty Members:
Name Designation Email
PROF. SUBIR BISWAS PROFESSOR gargisubir@gmail.com
Visiting Faculty Members:
Name Designation Email
Programme Level of study Eligibility
M.Sc (2 Years) PG B.Sc (Hons)
Contact with us:

Department of anthropology, West Bengal State University,
Barasat, Kolkata-700126, WB, India
Fax: 033-25241977/ 033-25241978