Head: Prof. Geetika Ranjan
Department of Anthropology,
North-Eastern Hill University
Shillong 793 022
Phone No. 272 3101/ 272 3102
The Department of Anthropology was established in 1980 as the Department of Cultural Anthropology with just one teacher, late Prof. A.P. Sinha. It was in 1983 that it was renamed as the Department of Anthropology. The department was under the School of Social Sciences from 1981 to 1994. In the latter part of 1994, it was included in the School of Human and Environmental Sciences. In the last 26 years or so, it has grown into a full-fledged department with facilities for specialization in Social/Cultural and Physical/Biological streams and a broad orientation in other sub-disciplines like Prehistoric Archaeology, Palaeoanthropology and Linguistic Anthropology. The Verrier Elwin Memorial Museum was established in the Department in August 2002.
During the last four decades, the department has been actively involved in teaching and research activities relating to the fields of ethnographic studies, gender, ethno medicine, population genetics, bio-demography, nutrition, human growth and development and social change. The department’s goal is to create an academic and research environment that is socially relevant and holistic in nature. The major objectives under this department’s goal are as follows:
The success of the department in fulfilling the above objectives will be monitored and measured by the number and quality of publications, conference proceedings, linkages and collaborative initiatives established with other departments/organizations within and outside the university, especially in the following thrust areas:
आज का शब्द/ Today’s word
नियतन / Allocation
आज का विचार/ Thoughts of the Day
असफलता से डरो मत, असफलता नहीं , बल्कि छोटा लक्ष्य बनाना अपराध है। महान प्रयासों में असफल होना भी शानदार होता है | Don’t Fear Failure. Not Failure, but low Aim, is the crime. In Great Attempts it is Glorious Even to Fail.