Anthropologist Coalesce Variabilities Through Multidimensional Approach

About the Department

Anthropology is perhaps the only specialization in the galaxy of academic disciplines that studies human beings in association with other organisms, from biological as well as socio-cultural perspective, providing a viable and appropriate intellectual forum to understand the phenomenon such as an ailment, a custom, or a slice of behaviour – from a bio-cultural (or bio-behavioural) approach. It is the comprehensive way of analysing reality that anthropological writings have palpably influenced the nature of research and reasoning in other subjects.

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Committee Members of SSIP and Placement cell


Prof. A.K Kapoor

Anup Kumar Kapoor, Professor of Anthropology at University of Delhi, and former Vice-Chancellor of Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.P.). His research interest covers Human Population Biology; Forensic Anthropology; Cultural Biology with emphasis on tribal, Himalayan and health studies; Biological Gerontology, Neuroanthropology and Human Rights.As an anthropologist he has carried out extensive and intensive fieldwork among tribes, castes and ethnic groups in the various States and Union Territories. He has served as the Principal Investigator and/or Co-PI for several research projects funded by ICMR, ICSSR, UGC, HSWRC, University of Delhi and Lionex, Germany.The Department of Anthropology recently started a new course (2015 - ), MSc. Forensic science due solely to the efforts of Prof. A.K. Kapoor.

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Prof. Satwanti Kapoor

She is presently a Professor in Anthropology, University of Delhi. She received her Post Doctorate degree from Institute of Physiology, Glasgow University and Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, UK. Her research interest revolves around Physiological Anthropology and Public Health.


Prof. Vinay Kumar Srivastava

He is a professor of anthropology in the University. He was the Principal of Hindu College, University of Delhi, for two years. Holding a M.Phil degree from Department of Chinese & Japanese studies, University of Delhi (1983) and a doctorate from the University of Cambredge, United Kingdom (1994). He is in the teaching profession for the last forty years.

Prof. Soumendra Patnaik

He is a Professor of Anthropology with specialization on Public Policy , Development Practice and NGO leadership. His expertise includes ethnographic method and qualitative data analysis including photographs and other forms of visual data .

Dr. M. Kennedy Singh

He was trained in Anthropology from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. He is currently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Anthroplogy, University of Delhi. He teaches papers on Research Methodology, Urban Anthropology, Anthropological Theory, Human Ecology: Cultural dimensions, Tribes and Peasants in India.

Dr. Vipin Gupta

He is an Assistant Professor in Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi. Dr. Gupta is consistently involved in large scale research projects related to epidemiology and genomics of cardio-metabolic and respiratory traits funded by various national and international funding agencies.He has experience in the development and management of longitudinal epidemiological cohort in India. His research interests are Public Health and Genomics related to non-communicable chronic diseases.

Mr. Chakraverti Mahajan

He is Assistant Professor in Anthropology at the University of Delhi. His research has focused on Western Himalayas (especially Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh) and Delhi, and has engaged a broad range of ethnographic and theoretical issues.

Student Coordinators

Dr. Heemanshu Aurora

She has done her Ph.D from Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi. Her Interest lies in epidemiology and Physiological anthropology.

Ms Shumayla

She is working as a senior research fellow in Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi. Her Interest lies in Reproductive health of women and Physiological anthropology.

Summer Study Internship Programme (SSIP)

Department of Anthropology conducts SSIP in Anthropology and Forensic Science during May-June each current year for undergraduate science students who wish to take up or explore research as a career in future. This will help them to relate theoretical understanding to research experience through relevant laboratory training. The Programme offers training in the following:

Kinanthropometry and Ergonomics
Physiological Anthropology
Biochemical and Molecular Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Science
Visual Anthropology

For enrolment in this programme and more details click here
or send e.mail to Co-ordinator CIC - Center for Science Education and Communication at

Placement cell

Supporting students’ professional success truly takes a collective effort. Placement cell caters enhancement of skills and personality of the students for professional development. It serves as an interface between the students and the potential Corporates/employers. As an added feature, workshops for skill building such as Personal Interviews, Group Discussions and Personality Development, will be introduced so that Placement Cell serves more like a ‘Career Services Unit’ rather than just a final placement Unit.

The placement cell aims to provide a unique platform to the students by acting as a liaison between the industries and the academia. Our alumni are placed amongst the most prestigious organizations and Universities, both nationally and internationally. They are also serving in some of the highest post of the All India Civil Services, in different ministries, Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Anthropological Survey of India (ASI), Public Health Sector, academic institutes and so on. They have always been a significant source of support and encouragement for the young and budding anthropologists.

For registration and other details please visit

After registration, a printout of the same page needs to be endorsed and forwarded by the Head of the department. This document will be required for applying every placement.