Academic Department University Of Calcutta


Year of Establishment : 1921

History of the department : Calcutta University was established in 1857. Anthropology was introduced in the University in 1918 as a part of the curriculum of Ancient history and culture. Two years later in 1920, it was given the status of an independent subject for study in M. A., M.Sc. courses. Subsequently in 1921, a separate department of Anthropology was formed. Many eminent scholars were at the helm which brought all the fame and prosperity worthy of a department being oldest in Asia. A number of illustrious persons like R. P. Chanda, P. C. Mahalanabis, S. C. Roy, H. C. Dasgupta, B. A. Gupta, H. C. Chakladar, S. C Mitra, B. C. Mazumdar, P. Mitra, A. N. Chatterjee, T. C. Das, K. P. Chattopadhyay, B. S. Guha, T. C. Ray Chowdhury, R. M. Basu, N. K. Bose, D. Sen, S. S. Sarkar, S. C. Sinha, P. C. Biswas, S. S. Bose, J. K. Bose, H. K. Bose, M. N. Basu, G. S. Ray, A. K. Ghosh, P. K. Bhowmik, S. Sengupta, Tulika Sen, D. P. Mukherjee, A. R. Banerjee, Biswanath Banerjee, R. Ray, A. B. Das Chaudhuri, M. Bhattacharya, late B. Bhattacharya were the teachers of this department. Present faculty consists of Prof. A. R. Bandyopadhyay (HoD), Prof. G. Chakrabarti, Prof. S. Roy, Dr. A. Das, Dr. S. Mukhopadhyay Dr. D. Chatterjee, S. Maji, S. Kisku, D. Mandal and Dr. M. Goswami. With the untiring efforts of the above-mentioned teachers, a well-organized Department equipped with facilities for teaching and conducting research emerged.

A few notable Alumni and faculties of the department include Prof. L. K. Anantha Krishna Iyer, The founder of the department and had the tenure from 1921 to 1932, Honorary degrees: Ray Bahadur (in 1921),  Dewan Bahadur (in 1935) and a doctorate degree (in 1934) by University of Breslau

Prof. Kshitish Prasad Chattopadhyay, First professor in the department, member of the Advisory Board of the Cultural Research Institute of West Bengal, a consultant to the UNESCO Research Centre; a recipient of the prestigious Sarvabhauma Award from the Calcutta Pundit Samaj. He was the member of Permanent Council of International Congress of Anthropology and Vice-President of the same body in 1952. He was Honorary Fellow of the Sanskrit College, a Honorary Fellow and Vice-President of the Learned Society of Arts Prehistorique, Paris.

Professor Nirmal Kumar Bose, A nationalist freedom fighter, the director of the Anthropological Survey of India from 1959 to 1964.

Professor Tarak Chandra Das, T.C. Das tried to rigorously develop field methods which could be fruitfully utilized in describing the living conditions of tribals, peasants as well as urbanites. He felt convinced that anthropological method of detailed contextual observation would be of immense help in social reconstruction

Professor Dharani Sen, The prehistory in Bengal came of age in the 1960s and grew into a conscious and scientific discipline due mainly to Professor Dharani Sen and his pupils. Professor Prabodh Kumar Bhowmik
Former Dean of Faculty of Science, Calcutta University, renowned action anthropologist. Visiting Professor of S.V. University Tirupati and IIT Kharagpur

Professor Amulya Ratan Banerjee, Professor, Humboldt Fellow, Former, Professor of Calcutta University

Professor Asit Baran Das Chaudhuri, Professor, D.Sc, Humboldt Fellow, Former, Professor of Calcutta University

Some other renowned Alumnus include  L. K. Mahapatra, Former Vice Chancellor, Utkal University and Sambalpur University

Surajit Chandra SInha, A professor at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Director, Anthropological Survey of India; Former, Upacharya, Visva-Bharati; Director, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.

Annada Charan Bhagabati , Professor of Anthropology, Gauhati and Dibrugarh Universitiesand Vice-Chancellor of Arunachal University, Hon. Coordinator, N.E. Regional Centre of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

Andre Betealie, Professor of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics at the University of Delhi where he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology since 2003. In 2005, Béteille received the Padma Bhusan from Government of India, as a mark of recognition for his work in the field of Sociology. He was appointed National Research Professor by the Government of India in 2007, a Fellow of the British Academy, a member of the Prime Minister's National Knowledge Commission. Professor Emeritus at Department of Sociology, University of Delhi. He was the Chancellor of North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya and Ashoka University, in India

Gouranga P. Chattopadhyay, Organisational Consultants & Personal Counsellors; Professor Emeritus--Academy of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India (from IIM, Ahmedabad, India). Faculty in Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (India); Manchester Business School (UK), Graduate School of Management, Swinburne University, Melbourne (Australia); University College of Swansea, (UK); and Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University; UNDP/CFTC Adviser on Modern Management Techniques, East African Community, Tanzania; Consultant at the Leicester Group Relations Conferences (GRC) of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, also group relations conferences held in UK by The Grubb Institute of Behavioural Studies (London)

Amitabha Basu, Professor, Full Bright Fellow, D.Sc. Served as Professor, Indian Statistical Institute

Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body : UGC DRS, DSA Phase I, II, III, ASIHSS Program


Faculty Members
Name Designation Area of Specialization Email/Phone Number
Arup Ratan Bandyopadhyay, (ARB)
M.Phil., Ph.D.

Professor Biological Anthropology
(extn. 326)
Subho Roy, (SR)
Professor Biological Anthropology
(extn. 331)
Subrata Sankar Bagchi
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair Professor & HoD Social Anthropology
Arnab Das, (AD)
Associate Professor Social and Cultural Anthropology
(extn. 330)
Sutapa Choudhury, (SC)
Associate Professor Social and Cultural Anthropology
Debasis Kumar Mondal, (DKM)
Assistant Professor Paleoanthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology
Diptendu Chatterjee,(DC)
Associate Professor and Deputy Registrar (Act) Biological Anthropology
Suvendu Maji, (SMJ)
Assistant Professor Biological Anthropology
Monali Goswami, (MG)
Assistant Professor Biological Anthropology
Subhamay Kisku, (SK)
Assistant Professor Social and Cultural Anthropology

Emeritus professors / Fellow and adjunct professors :

Name Designation Area of specialization
Prof. Ranjana Ray Emeritus Fellow (UGC) Paleoanthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology
Prof. Ashit Baran Daschauduri Emeritus Fellow (UGC) Biological Anthropology
Prof.Manibrata Bhattacharya Emeritus Fellow (UGC) Paleoanthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology

Visiting faculty members :

Name Institutions attached with Period of appointment
Professor L.S. Sidhu Punjabi University 2004
Professor Subhadra Channa Mitra Delhi University 2005
Late Professor Shymacharn Singh Manipur University 2005
Professor Nabakumar Singh Manipur University 2006
Professor F. Chakraborty Vidyasagar University 2006
Late Professor Subrata Chakraborty Visva-Bharati University 2007

Courses :

Programmes Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
M.Sc. in Anthropology :
Semester system MA/M.Sc.
in Human Rights :  Annual System
Masters As per the rules of admission of the University 31
Ph.D. in Anthropology PhD in Human Rights Doctoral As per the rules of admission of the University As per the rules of admission of the University and UGC


Research Scholars :
Sl. No. Research staff Name of the supervisor Name Research topic Date of registration
1 Arun Makal   Dr. Arnab Das Knowledge, Experience and Practices of Farmers of West Bengal: A Participatory Research  in the Context of Development 26.09.2013  
2 Atrayee Banerjee Prof. Arup Ratan  Bandyopadhyay Forest rights: A study on Santals of Purulia, West Bengal, India [Human Rights] 09/09/2013
3 Avik Roy Prof. Gopalkrishna Chakarabarti Problems and Prospects of Small and Micro-Enterprises in West Bengal: An Ethnographic Account of the Foundry Units of Howrah, West Bengal. 09.02.2016
4 Abhishek Bhowmick Dr. Sutapa Mukhopadhyay An ethnoarcheological study on Neo-Chalcolithic Cultural Traits In Indegenous People of Eastern India. 06.09.2013
5 Bindu Sarkar Dr. Arnab Das Construction of Childhood in the Urban Indian Context 11.11.2014
6 Biswajit Biswas Prof. Gopalkrishna Chakarabarti An Ethnographic profile of the ‘Matuas’ of West Bengal. 03.06.2013
7 Debasis Kumar Mandol Dr. Sutapa Mukhopadhyay A Study among the Brass working….in Eastern India  
8 Debasree Chowdhury   Dr. Arnab Das Understanding of  New Indian Middle Class and Culture through the Insight of Education Implication Not yet registered
9 Homprabha Biswas Prof. Subho Roy Reproductive Health Issues and Rights: A Study on the Married Muslim Women of Rural West Bengal           [Human Rights] 25.11.2011
(pre-submission seminar completed)
10 Indrani  Choudhuri   Dr. Arnab Das Assessment of Impact of Organizational Culture on Turnover Intention Not yet registered
11 Koel Mukherjee Prof. Arup Ratan  Bandyopadhyay Sex Chromatin Prevalence in Bengalee Hindu Caste Females: A Comparative Study of Breast Cancer Thesis Submitted
12 LipikaKanar Dr. Sutapa Mukhopadhyay Study of Terracotta Craft and Craftsmen of West Bengal An Anthropological perspective. 29.12.2015
13 Madhuban Maji Dr. Sutapa Mukhopadhyay   January 2013
14 Nabanita Goswami   Dr. Arnab Das An Ethnographic Study of Different Articulation of Sexuality, Gender and Other Dimensions of Culture  in Urban Indian Context 09.02.2014  
15 Nadira Mallick Prof. Subho Roy A Study on Eating Behaviours and Nutritional Status among a Group of Adolescent Girls 06.09.2013
16 Nandini Bhattacharya Prof. Subho Roy A Study on Reproductive and Sexual Health of Young Married women of West Bengal 18.05.16
17 Paramita Sen Prof. Gopalkrishna Chakarabarti “The Students, Their Caretakers and Other Agencies of Culture: Ethnography of Education in the Urban Indian Milieu”. 04.03.2016
18 Parna Ghosh Prof. Subho Roy Ecology, Livelihood and Health: A comparative study on the people living in the deltai and non-delatic regions of Sunderbans 20.01.16
19 Pinaki Dey Mullick   Dr. Arnab Das An Ethnographic Account on the Dimensions of Disaster Issues in West Bengal 04.03.2016  
20 Piyali Das Prof. Arup Ratan  Bandyopadhyay A Study on Dermatoglyphics Traits in Bengalee Hindu Caste Population with Special Reference to Thalassemia 21/09/2011 (Pre-Submission seminar completed)
21 Pranabesh Sarkar   Prof. Arup Ratan Bandyopadhyay Anthropometry, obesity and molecular heterogeneity of Type 2 diabetes mellitus Not yet registered
22 Priti Bhowmick   Dr. Arnab Das Resource Distribution in West Bengal: Special Focus on the Issues of Water Distribution Not yet registered
23 Priyanka Das Prof.  Arup Ratan  Bandyopadhyay Relationship of anthropometric variables with blood pressure levels and hypertension among adult women of West Bengal, India 11/11/2014
(SVSGC Fellow)
24 Raghunath Manna   Dr. Arnab Das The Lives and Culture of the ‘Females’ And the ‘Males’ Engaged in Certain Local Networks Of ‘Prostituion’ In India : A Participatory research in Anthropology 26.09.2013  
25 Sanjukta Chatterjee Prof. Gopalkrishna Chakarabarti Social Segregation and Urban Slum: An Ethnographic Study in Howrah City. 21.02.2013
26 Shreyosi Mitra Prof. Subho Roy Breastfeeding Practices: A study on tribal and Bengali Hindu caste population of West Bengal 26.02.2014
27 Sohini Basak Prof. Arup Ratan  Bandyopadhyay Diabetes Mellitus Risk In Females: Comparative Evaluation of Anthropometric and Lifestyle Variables in Rural and Urban Areas of West Bengal 03/06/2013
28 Soumi Dey Dr. Arnab Das An Ethnographic Study of the Urban Indians with MSM Practices Thesis submitted
29 Souvik Kumar Prof. Gopalkrishna Chakarabarti
& Dr. Arnab Das
The political-economic relations between games and culture in tribal context of Eastern India with Emphasis on West Bengal. 22.01.2016
30 Sudip Bhui Prof. Gopalkrishna Chakarabarti An Ethnographic Study of Indigenous Health Care and its Transformation in Rural West Bengal. 21.02.2013
31 SudipaSaha Dr. Sutapa Muhopadhyay Cultural Resource Management of the Heritage Crafts with special emphasis on the Ivory and Conch Shell Carvers of India. 01.02.2016
32 Suman Hazra   Dr. Arnab Das An Ethnographic Understanding of the Public Health in the Rural West Bengal 23.08.2012  
33 Suman Nath     Dr. Arnab Das Political Consciousness and Decision Making: An Ethnographic study on the dialectics of rural public sphere and local governance in West Bengal   Thesis submitted    
34 Supreo Chanda Prof. Gopalkrishna Chakarabarti Traditional Indian Methods of Visual Communication: A Study on Museum Ethnography. 10.02.2016
35 Suvendu Majhi Prof. Subho Roy Migration and Human Population Composition: An Anthropological Perspective 25.04.2012
36 Tanushree Shaw   Dr. Arnab Das An Ethnographic Study on Silk Industry in Two Regions of India   21.09.2011
(Pre-submission seminar completed)
Projects :
Project title Funding agency Principal investigator Duration Budget
A Comparative Study on Household Space Sharing, Child Growth and the Relationship Between Adult Body Composition and Non-Communicable Diseases with Health Hazards In Three Ethnic Groups Of India UGC Dr. Diptendu Chatterjee Prof. Arup Ratan Bandyopadhyay
2015-2017 3 Lakhs
The Structures and Agencies Constructing and Constructed in the life of Certain Marginalised Tribes of West Bengal and Jharkhand: an interdisciplinary and Participatory Action Research with Focus on Social, Economic and Development Issues ICSSR Dr. Arnab Das 2 years
April, 2016- March, 2018
15 Lakhs
Collaborations :
Title of the programme Principal collaborator of the department Name and address of the collaborating institution Principal collaborator of the collaborating institution Duration of the programme
UGC-UKIERI Program Prof. Arup Ratan Bandyopadhyay The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK Dr. Denis J Headon 2012-2015
Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department / centre :

Biological Anthropology :

Prof. Arup Ratan Bandyopadhyay

  • Evolutionary Biology of Hair
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Human Genetics
  • Population Genetics
  • Public Health:
  • Molecular heterogeneity and breast cancer
  • Cytogenetics (Inactivated X chromosome) and breast cancer
  • Dermatoglyphics and medical disorder
  • Genetic marker Polymorphism and disease/disorder (Medical Genetics)
  • Reproductive Health,
  • Tribal/Community Health
  • Nutritional status, Anthropometry and Non communicable disease
  • Others (related to anthropometric variations)

Prof. Subho Roy

  • Reproductive and sexual health- (i) family planning and decision making, (ii) adolescent reproductive health, (iii) menopausal health and risk factors, (iv) menstrual health
  •  Anthropological Demography
  • Biocultural perspective of breastfeeding
  • Body cognition, food habit, nutrition

Dr. Diptendu Chatterjee

  • Anthropometry
  • Body composition
  • Human body resistance and reactance
  • Componential study of human body
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Human growth and variation
  • Human metabolic variables
  • Non-communicable diseases and health hazards
  • Study of different ethnic groups (Tribal study), molecular markers and genetic markers
  • Lifestyle related complex trait study and prevalence of diseases in human.

Suvendu Maji

  • Population Genetics;
  • Anthropological Demography;
  • Epidemiology;
  • Human Behavioural Ecology;
  • Theoretical Population Biology;
  • Public Health 

Dr. Monali Goswami

  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Reproductive Health
  • Tribal health and nutrition

Social/Cultural Anthropology :

Professor Gopalkrishna Chakrabarti

  • Social and cultural dimensions of Indian Populations,
  • Indian Civilization,
  • Environment and Gender issues,
  • Social exclusion and inclusion,
  • Theories and philosophy of anthropology.

Dr. Arnab Das

  • Identity as singular, plural, postcolonial, postmodern, post-structural and contested constructs: (i) Urban Bengalis across time (ii) ethnic, (iii) sexual, gendered and queer, (iv) New Indian Middle Class
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Scheduled Tribes and Castes of India; OBCs of India; Minorities and other Disadvantaged Sections in India
  • Philosophies (e.g. Ontology, Epistemology and Ethics) and history of anthropology and other social sciences
  • Research Methodology
  • qualitative and mixed methods;
  • interpretive, feminist, critical, reflexive and auto-ethnographic;
  • psychoanalytic and social psychological
  • Theories of Anthropology and other Social Sciences
  • Neoliberalism, Globalization, Space, Power and Culture
  • Indian Cities and Politics
  • Rural India, Local Governance and Politics
  • Social Processes, e.g. Stigmatisation, Marginalisation, Social Exclusion and Inclusion
  • Organisational Anthropology

Dr. Sutapa Mukhopadhyay

  • Criminology,
  • Women studies,
  • Ethno-archaeology,
  • Heritage Management,   
  • Urban Anthropology,
  • Informal economy,
  • Ethnography and indigenous culture

Subhamay Kisku

  • Tribal development policy analysis
  • Documentation of intangible cultural heritage of indigenous people 

Prehistoric Archaeology and Paleoanthropology :

Debasis Kumar Mondal

  • Archaeo-metallurgy,
  • Ethno-archeology,
  • Cultural Resource Management,
  • Heritage management,
  • Indigenous knowledge and culture.
Research support :
Name of the equipment Brief description Funding agency
Four (4) Research laboratories All are in the same floor (3rd Floor of the building)
Downloading papers from subscribed journals, reading
Laboratory has been upgraded for molecular anthropology research
Master Students, Research students/fellows, Teachers
Calcutta University University Grants Commission XI and XII GDA Grant PURSE Program, DST
Major activities :

Seminar/Conference/symposium/workshop (From 2004-2014)

Type of Programme National/ international Number of Participants Year
Inter Congress: International Union of Anthropological And Ethnological Science International 1500 2004
National Seminar (UGC sponsored) on “Human Diversity: Issues and perspective” National 150 2005
International Seminar (UGC sponsored) on “Human Diversity in Perspectives” International 180 2007
National seminar on “Social Exclusion and Needed Action” National 250 2008
UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Human Diversity: The Emerging Perspectives” National 170 2008
UGC sponsored National Seminar On Birth Centenary of Claude Levi-Strauss National 150 2009
UGC sponsored International Symposium titled “FACING SOCIAL EXCLUSION” International 200 2009
UGC sponsored National Symposium : Chenchus in Transition National 160 2010
UGC sponsored National Seminar on Diversity, Change and Ethics in Human worlds. National 180 2010
One Day Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Memorial Lecture on “Life and Philosophy of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar” National 120 2010
One day Seminar on “ Further Marginalization of the already  Marginalized” National 140 2010
One Day seminar on “Medical Anthropology” National 130 2010
One Day workshop on “Arms Downs campaign for Shared Security” National 80 2010
One Day seminar on ”Issues of Human Rights in Health Sector” National 110 2010
UGC sponsored National Seminar on Diversity, Social Exclusion, Backwardness & Development National 140 2011
One Day seminar on “Women Engagement in Formal Sector is a Pre-Requisite to Establish Gender Equality in the Society” National 120 2011
Four day workshop on “Development, Peace and Human Rights”. National 140 2011
Four Day seminar on “Relevance of Dr.Ambedkar’s Thought in Contemporary India” National 130 2011
NHRC, Workshop on the Rights of the Elderly population Regional 220 2011
One day workshop on ‘Climate Change’ National 60 2011
Two day workshop on ‘Development Human Rights and Executive’ National 130 2011
Two day seminar on ‘Disadvantaged People and Social Justice’ National 120 2012
Two day workshop on ‘Development, Peace and Human Rights’ National 100 2012
Two day seminar on ‘Human Diversity, Social Justice, Human Rights, Duties, Thoughts and works of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar’ National 120 2013
Two day seminar on ‘Ethnic Diversity in India and Dr. Ambedkar’s Idea of  Social Justice’ National 140 2014
One day workshop on ‘Prohibitions of Employment as Manual Scavenger, and their Rehabilitation act, 2013 and Prevention of Atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes’ National 120 2014

Internship of the students : Every year, the students of P. G. Human rights students join internship in both state and national Human Rights Commission The information of the academic events (Seminar/ Conference/ symposium/ workshop/ short coursework) of institutions like

  1. The Indian universities having anthropology and human rights courses
  2. Anthropological Survey of India
  3. Archaeological Survey of India
  4. Archaeological State Directorate
  5. Indian Statistical Institute
  6. Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata (IDSK), Salt Lake
  7. Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
  8. State Forensic Science Laboratory
  9. Central Forensic Science Laboratory
  10. Bose Institute
  11. Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
Links :
Sl. No. Name of the Institutes and Address Contact Nos. Fax No. E-mail/Website
funded by ICSSR, New Delhi
1. Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC)
STD Code (080)
23215519 23215468
65653332, 23215592
2. . Centre for Studies in Social Sciences (CSSS)
R-1, Baishnabghata
Kolkata-700 094
West Bengal.
STD Code (033)
3.. Centre for Development Studies (CDS)
Thiruvananthapuram-695 011
STD Code (0471)
2442116, 2774200 (D)
2448881, 2448882
2448883, 2448884
4. A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies (ANSISS)
North West, Gandhi Maidan
Patna-800 001
STD Code (0612)
2219399 (Dir.)
5. Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE)
Osmania University Campus
Hyderabad-500 007
Andhra Pradesh
STD Code (040)
23490909 (D)
2709 8060 (D)
2709 8937
27095478 27095183
6. Institute of Economic Growth (IEG)
University Enclave
University of Delhi
North Campus
Delhi-110 007
STD Code (011)
27667260 (Direct)
7. Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS)
29, Rajpur Road
Delhi-110 054  
STD Code (011)
23981012 (Direct)
23942199 Ext. 327
23971151, 23927574
8. Centre for Social Studies (CSS)
Veer Narmada South Gujarat University Campus 
Udhna-Magdalla Road               
Surat-395 007        
STD Code (0261)
2210503 Direct
9. Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS)
(P.O. Box-948),
79, Second Main Road
Gandhinagar, Adyar
Chennai-600 020
Tamil Nadu.
STD Code (044)
24412589, 24411574               
24412295, 24419771
10. Indian Institute of Education (IIE)
J.P. Naik Path,
128/2, Kothrud       
Pune-411 038
STD Code (020)
25433316 (Hostel)
11. Giri Institute of Development Studies (GIDS)
Sector “O” Aliganj Housing Scheme
Lucknow-226 024
Uttar Pradesh
STD Code (0522)
12. Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Dharma Marg
New Delhi – 110 021 
STD Code (011)
13.  Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research (SPIESR)
Thaltej Road
Ahmedabad-380 054
STD Code (079)
27431602® Dir.
14. Council for Social Development (CSD)
Southern Regional Centre
5-6-151, Rajendranagar
Near NIRD Gate
Hyderabad-500 030
Andhra Pradesh.
STD Code (40)
15. Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
8-B, Jhalana Institutional Area
Jaipur-302 004
STD Code (0141)
2705726, 2707822
2706457, 2709825
16. Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID)
2-A, Sector, 19-A, Madhya Marg
STD Code (0172)
2725059, 2725406,
2725215, 2546150, 2547209 (EPBX)
2705348 (E-mail)        (E-mail) (E-mail) 
17. Centre for Women’s  Development Studies (CWDS)
25, Bhai Vir Singh Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
STD Code (011)
23346044 (E-mail) (E-mail)
18. Centre for Economic and Social Studies   (CESS)
Nizamiah Observatory Campus  
Hyderabad-500 016
Andhra Pradesh
STD Code (040)
23406808 (E-mail) (E-mail) (E-mail) (E-mail) (E-mail)
19. NKC Centre for Development Studies (NKCCDS)
Plot No.A. Chandrasekharpur
Bhubaneswar-751 013
STD Code (0674)
2300471 (E-mail)
Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR)
Gota, Char Rasta
Ahmedabad-380 060
STD Code (02717)
242623 Direct
242365 (E-mail) (E-mail) (E-mail) 
21. Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID)
4, Institutional Area
Vasant Kunj
Near Hotel The Grand
New Delhi – 110 070.
STD Code (011)
26122448 (E-mail) (E-mail) (E-mail)
22. O.K.D. Institute of Social Change and Development (OKDISCD)
VIP Road, Upper Hengrabari
(Near Lawn Tennis Court)
Guwahati-781 036.
STD Code (0361)
2335205 (Director)
2313064 (Office
2335206 (E-mail) (E-mail) 
23. Prof. V.B. Annigeri
Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research (CMDR)  
R.S.No.9A2, Plot No.82
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Nagar       
Near Yalakki Shettar Colony
Dharwad –580 004.
STD Code (0836)
2460469 (Director)
(EPABX Nos.)
2460453, 2460472
2460464 (E-mail) (E-mail) (E-mail) (E-mail)
24. Prof. R.S. Kureel
Director General
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Institute of Social Sciences (BANISS)
Dongargaon A.B. Road
Mhow Cantonment
Mhow-453 441      
Madhya Pradesh
STD Code (07324)
272830(O), 274377
274848 (Res. DG)
277966 (R) Registrar
273645 (E-mail) (E-mail)
25. Prof. Yatindra Singh Sisodia
Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research (MPISSR)
6, Bharatpuri Administrative Zone
Ujjain-456 010       
Madhya Pradesh
STD Code (0734)
2521940 (R)
2512450 (E-mail) (E-mail) (E-mail)
ICSSR Recognised Research Institutes
26. Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS)
D-II/1, Road No. 4
Andrews Ganj
New Delhi-110049  
STD Code (011)
26252808  (E-mail)
27. Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI)
BSIDC Colony, Off Boring-Patliputra Road
STD Code (0612)
2265649 Mobile:  09431014453
2267102  (E-mail) (E-mail)
28. Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT)
Pappanamcode P.O.695018
STD Code (0471)
Mobile: 09447520736
2491189 (E-mail) (E-mail)
29. Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
DD/27/D, Sector-1, Salt Lake
STD Code (033)
23213119 (E-mail)
National institutes or central institutes funded by the Central Government of India
1 Indian Institute of Management
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015
2 Indian Institute of Management
Andhra Bank School of Business Building, Andhra University Campus, Visakhapatnam – 530 003
3 Indian Institute of Management
Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560076
4 Indian Institute of Management
Directorate of Distance Education Building, Magadh University Campus, Bodh Gaya - 824234
5 Indian Institute of Management
Humanities Block, MDU Rohtak, Haryana - 124001
6 Indian Institute of Management
Kozhikode, Kunnamangalam P.O., Kozhikode, Kerala - 673571
7 Indian Institute of Management
Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Kolkata - 700104
81 Indian Institute of Management
Prabandh Nagar, Off. Sitapur Road, Lucknow - 226013
9 Indian Institute of Management
Indore, Pigdamber, Rau, Madhya Pradesh - 453331
10 Indian Institute of Management
C/o Silicon Institute of Technology, Silicon West, P.O. Sason, Sambalpur, Odisha - 768200
11 Indian Institute of Management
Udaipur, Rajasthan
12 Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management
Mayurbhanj Complex Shillong
13 Indian Institute of Management
Tiruchirappalli, National Institute of Technology Campus, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu - 620015
Indian Institutes of Technology
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur








Other institutes of research
Institute of Rural Management Anand
International Institute for Population Sciences Mumbai
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies Kolkata
National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science New Delhi
Institute of Economic and Social Change,                    Bangalore
Gokhlale institute of Economic and politics,                   Pune
Tata institute of Social Sciences (TISS),                            Mumbai
Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), University of Delhi
Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies New Delhi
Institute for Development Studies Truvananthapuram
Madras Institute for Development Studies Chennai
Centre for Development studies Trivandrum
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research  Mumbai
Institutes and centres of Biological research
Bose Institute
93/1, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata 700 009, West Bengal
Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
4, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032, West Bengal
Email: (Director):
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
203 Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata 700 108, West Bengal
Indian Institute of Science
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, Karnataka  Web:
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Jakkur, Bangalore 560 064, Karnataka
Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB)
Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500 007,
Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 040-27160222-41
Fax: 040-27160591/ 0311
Centre for Human Genetics
Biotech Park, Electronic City Phase 1
Bangalore 560 100
Tel: 91-80-28521832/28521833/28523596
For M.Sc. programme:
Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology
Near Jubilee Hall, Mall Road, Delhi-110 007
Phone: 91-011-27666156/157, 27667602, 27667439
Panjab University
Chandigarh 160 014
Punjabi University
Department of Human Biology,
Punjabi University, Patiala,
Patiala 147 002, Punjab
Genetics Centre
Institute of Human Genetics,
FRIGE House,
Jodhpur Village Road,
Satellite, Ahmedabad 380 015. Gujarat, INDIA
Tel   : 079-26921414
Fax  : 079-26921415
E-Mail (Dr Jayesh Sheth) (Dr Frenny Sheth)
Osmania University, Hyderabad 500007, India.
Institute of Forensic Sciences, Mumbai
Amity University, Noida
Gujarat Forensic Sciences University
University and institute for archeology
Department of Ancient History and Archaeology,
University of Madras Chennai
Tamil Nadu
Department of Ancient History,
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University
Bareilly , Uttar Pradesh
Amity Institute of Anthropology
Amity University, Sector-125, Expressway,
Noida-201 303 (0120)-4392169 ,: 95120-4392225
RBEF Office:
E-27, Defence Colony,
New Delhi – 110 024 (011)-24339700
011-24339100 / 24339200
Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology,
Panjab University
Chandigarh, Punjab
National Museum Institute
New Delhi , Delhi NCR
Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management
New Delhi , Delhi NCR
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI),

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