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Our students are employed in large numbers in the Anthropological Survey of India and they also constitute research personnel in many scientific organizations such as ICMR, CSIR, ISI, DST, and TISS. They have also been holding key positions in Administrative Services after competing exams like IAS, PCS, CDS, SSC, Bank services etc. Many of them are in Registrar-general of India, National Museum, Museum of Man, UP DESCO, and PGI. They also work for key organizations such as Management Science Institute, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Population Research Centers, Demographic Research Centers, Social Sciences and Social Welfare institutes. They also constitute a large portion of the manpower in most NGOs. Last two years have witnessed a number of achievements which are as follows -

  • The department has been awarded the status of Centre of Excellence by the Department of Higher Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh and has carried out research projects with the help of research investigators hired under this programme. The coordinator of this scheme is supervising the data collection, publication and documentation work.
  • In 2011, the annual congress of Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologist (INCAA), the representative body of anthropologists in the country, was held in the University, hosted by our department. The three day congress was attended by about 300 delegates from all over the country.
  • The Government of Uttar Pradesh created in 2004, a D.N Majumdar Endowment Fund in the department. Out of the interest earned, lots of academic activities are going on under this programme.
  • The departmental library, D.N. Majumdar Library of Social Sciences, has been strengthened with the help of donation of books by several scholars. Not only our students but also from outside the university, are availing of this library.
  • Students especially from P.G. Diploma in Forensic Science have got placement in several organizations.
  • Faculty members are working on various projects funded by UGC.
  • Currently there are 12 JRFs and 6 SRFs in the department and a good number of students are clearing NET every year.
  • The departmental museum, KS Mathur Anthropological Museum, has been enriched with the help of some donations in the form of money and exhibits. It is now open for public and students of schools and colleges visit it in groups.