About the Department
Genesis of the Department
The Department of Anthropology and Tribal Studies came into existence on 20th September 2022.
It is the amalgamation emerging due to restructuring, renaming and merging of the following centres / departments operational at different points of time in the University :
Centre for Indigenous Culture Studies [2010-2018] / Department of Tribal Studies [2018-2022]
Centre/Department of Tribal Folklore, Language and Literature [2013-2018]
Centre for Tribal and Customary Law [2012-2018] / Dept. of Contemporary and Tribal Customary Law [2018-2022]
Official Notification : [click here]
The Department of Anthropology and Tribal Studies strives to :
Produce innovative scholarship that advances the understanding of complexities and diversities of human cultures,
Deliver comprehensive education that includes theoretical, practical components, as well as hands-on experience with community / field based researches,
Engage with communities for creating partnership for learning, knowledge sharing, and contributing to their well-being,
Cultivate critical thinking and creative expression to develop ethical and engaged leaders who can address complex challenges facing the world.
The Department of Anthropology and Tribal Studies envisions to be :
A hub for collaborative and community-based researches that address the pressing societal needs and challenges.
Recognized for its excellence in research, teaching, and engagement.
A seat of learning that fosters cultural humility and promotes understanding and appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of different communities/individuals.
A centre for life-long educational learning aiding in creation of a more just and equitable world.