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Department of Anthropology


Anthropology studies human beings from biological, social and cultural aspects. The other uniqueness of Anthropology is the tradition of field study and empirical data collection. Traditionally Anthropology focused on the simple societies but now a days it also studies the urban population.

            Department of Anthropology, Margherita College was established in the year 1998. Department of Anthropology was established with a strong determination to impart anthropological knowledge in this region, moreover it also focuses in documenting the rich culture and heritage of the people residing in this region. The Coal Queen Margherita and its adjoining region is inhabited by various tribes, castes and communities who have a very colourful culture, folklore, traditions, heritage, oral traditions, as well as distinct material culture. Due to various reasons they are facing the problem of culture change. The department of anthropology conducts field study time to time and tries to document their unparallel culture and traditions. The department of anthropology strongly determined to spread anthropological knowledge among its students and make them able to compete globally.

            Students from both Science as well as Arts Stream can opt for Anthropology as one of their subject in Higher Secondary and Degree level. In degree level only pass course is taught. The department is well equipped with the practical instruments of Physical (Biological) Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology. The department has a wall magazine. The department also conducts field study in Higher Secondary Final Year and Degree Sixth Semester to train its students the various techniques of research. Field study also helps in documenting the life styles of the people under study. The department conducts various anthropological extension activities for the welfare and upliftment of the people of this region. The department also maintains its website provided by college in which it uploads study materials, notice and other important information to make it available for its students at anytime from anywhere.

Faculties of Anthropology

Dr. Boby Dutta Saikia
  • Designation :Assistant Professor
  • Date of Birth :01/02/1973
  • Date of Joining :05/12/2008
  • Qualification :M.Sc., SLET., B.Ed
  • Mobile :9678625220
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Events & Notices

Dear students, find the topics for Home Assignment attached here with.


About Department of Anthropology


Extension of last date for submission of Environmental Education Project


The pdf contains marks distribution of Semester I under CBCS System. 


Health Awareness Programme with special reference to Child Nutrition was Organised by the Department of Anthropology & Women Studies and Development Cell, Margherita College at Hajong Gaon, Khuiarbari


Tree Plantation Programme with the theme think green act green was organised by the Department of Anthropology and Department of Commerce, Margherita College at Parbatipur Sonowal Kachari Gaon, 10 Mile, Jagun.


Health Awareness Programme was organised by the Department of Anthropology & Women Studies and Development Cell at Cainaki Mishing Gaon, 3 no. Udaipur on 10-03-19


Guardian Undertaking for field survey on 25th October 2019 by the students of H. S. Final Year students of Margherita College


Class test on Osteology


H. S. Final Year 2019-2020 (Theory Paper) Class Test


Study Materials

To download the SEC (NSS) Syllabus for CBCS 4th Semester follow the given Pdf

To get the Environmental Studies Syllabus for CBCS 2nd Semester download the given Pdf

Find the detailed syllabus in the given Pdf for Anthropology 6th Semester

To download the Anthropology 4th Semester Syllabus follow the given Pdf

Dear Students you all can download Anthropoogy Syllabus from the given Pdf

Dear Students, find your syllabus in the given Pdf

Environmental Education : The pdf contains format of project of Environmental Education.

 Unit - I : Basic Concepts of Environment

The Pdf contains some 'important field survey questions' which is to be filled by the students during the field investigation.

The pdf contains a detailed table on the somatoscopy practicals, which are to be filled by the students after scientific observations of each subjects. 

The attached pdf contains the photographs of the instruments which are used while taking measurements on a human body. These instruments must be drawn in the somatometry laboratory notebook.

The theorital parts of the somatometry must be written in loose binding laboratory notebook. Mistakes may crept while typing or otherwise, during this situation students are asked to contact the uploader. Further suggestions are welcomed.