Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya

(A multi-faculty college affiliated to Vidyasagar University and funded by UGC & Govt. of W.B.)
Vill. & P.O.-Kapgari: Dist.-Jhargram (W.B.): Pin.–721 505

Department of Anthropology

Background History:

Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya was founded in the year 1964. After 14 years of its foundation, Anthropology was included as a subject of study by the effort of the College’s founder Agriculturist and Professor Dr.Pabitra Kumar Sen in 1978.Due to Dr. Sen’s personal initiative, Shri Anadi Kumar Laha was appointed as the first lecturer of the Anthropology Department.Shri Laha left his job in Nandigram College to honour the request of Prof Pabitra Kumar Sen and joined Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya which was situated in a remote area.Since then Anthropology has been included in the Higher Secondary and Graduation (Pass course) level.

It was the hard work and continuous effort of Shri Laha that the College could start the Honours Course in Anthropology in the year 1991.The first Honours batch started with 15 students. It is a coincidence that two students of the first Anthropology Honours batch are teaching in this department now.After a very successful tenure, Shri Anadi Kumar Laha retired in the year 1999.On account of his contribution in the field of Anthropology, Shri Laha received “Bharat Ratna Dr Abdul Kalam Gold Medal award” given by Global Economic Progress and Research Association in 2019 which was a prestigious matter for our department.

Initially the department did not have any classroom and laboratory.Classes used to be held based on the availability of rooms of other departments.Gradually a laboratory was established which was also used to take theory classes.With this the Department of Anthropology got its first physical existence.This department has produced several scholars, professionals and successful students over the years.

Programmes Offered

Sl. No. Name of the Programme Year of Introduction Programme Duration
1. B.Sc. Hons. in Anthropology 1997 Three/Four Years
2. B.Sc. General in Anthropology 1978 Three Years