Department of Anthropology

About the Department


The Department of Anthropology was started in 1945 with Certificate and Diploma courses. Subsequently a research degree, M.Litt., was introduced. In 1975 a full-fledged Department came up during the tenure of Prof. Malcolm Adiseshiah as Vice-Chancellor. The two-year M.A. Course was started and M. Phil and Ph. D. programmes were also begun. One of the strengths of the Department has been the emphasis on fieldwork. The number of sponsored research projects completed in the Department is remarkable both in terms of diversity of areas researched as well as the sheer number of projects completed with funding from both national and international agencies. Also, the faculty have been consultants to various national and international bodies.


To reduce prejudices and discriminatory practices that exist between human societies through an objective and sensitive study of cultures and traditions.


To capture and disseminate how society transforms and develops in the fast and rapidly changing environment that leads to increasing urbanisation and mobility of human groups.


Name of the Faculty Designation View Profiles
Dr. S. Sumathi Professor and Head Dr. S. Sumathi
Dr. M.P.Damodaran Assistant Professor Dr. M.P.Damodaran
Dr. K. Parimurugan Assistant Professor Dr. K. Parimurugan

Courses offered by the Department

Post Graduate

  • Two-year M.A. Programme in Anthropology
  • Five-Year Integrated M.A. Programme in Anthropology

Ph.D Programme

  • Ph.D Programmes

Syllabus for the Courses Offered

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Fees Structure

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Timetable for All Courses Download
Timetable for All Courses Download

Research Scholars

Name Guide Topic Year Joined Year Completed Email Id
No M.Phil Scholars
Name Guide Topic Year Joined Year Completed Email Id
No Result available
Ph.D Nil
M.Phil Nil
Ph.D 3
M.Phil Nil