Anthropology is the study of human beings along with their origin, development and behaviour. The person who is engaged in the practice of anthropology is called an anthropologist. There are three main types of anthropologists which are cultural, physical, and linguistic.

Career Options

  • - - Sociologist - Survey Researcher - Forensic Science Technician - Historian

Educational Qualifications

  • Even aspiring students with arts can also apply to pursue a course in Anthropology. Generally, a science background at the +2 level is preferred for a B.Sc. program in Anthropology. B.Sc. in Anthropology is of three years duration and thereafter one can specialize in any of the branches at M.Sc and M.Phil levels. A candidate, who plans to join international development agencies as an advisor, should preferably have a Ph.D. degree in the subject.

Personal Skills

  • - Speaking - Reading Comprehension - Active Listening - Writing - Critical Thinking - Active Learning - Judgment and Decision Making - Social Perceptiveness

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology - Bachelor of Science in Anthropology - Master of Philosophy in Anthropology - Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology Specialisations offered under Anthropology - Prehistoric-Anthropology - Visual Anthropology - Physical Anthropology - Socio-cultural Anthropology - Linguistic Anthropology - Applied Anthropology - Business Anthropology - Forensic Anthropology - Medical Anthropology

Top Colleges

  • Bangalore University Address: Jnana Bharathi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560056 Phone: 080 22961000 Website:

Working Conditions

- Must be accurate and thorough in doing a job. - Make decisions that affect others on a weekly basis. They rarely, if ever, consult a superior before deciding a course of action. - Rarely consult someone before deciding their daily tasks and goals. - Must meet strict weekly deadlines. This make may the work atmosphere somewhat competitive.

Top Companies

  • Zonal Anthropological Museum Address: Pearson Rd, Forest Research Institute, ONGC, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248003 Phone: 070603 80916 Website:

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