Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology

University of Pune
In Pune

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  • PhD
  • Pune

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DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan, University of Pune, Ganeshkhind,, 411007, Maharashtra, India
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Course programme

Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology was established in 1939 by the late Dr. (Mrs.) Iravati Karve, one of the finest anthropologists in the country. In the earlier phases the Department was functioning as a combined Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the activities were primarily focused to research. Subsequently teaching in anthropology at the post graduate level was introduced in 1963. Bifurcation of the combined department occurred in 1977, and an independent department of Anthropology was established with a view to provide greater autonomy so essential for the development of teaching and research.

This is the only department in the State of Maharashtra, offering anthropology at the Post Graduate level.

The department offers Ph.D. programme as a programme by research. Since the inception of the department, 62 students have completed doctoral research. Currently 14 students are registered for Ph.D. Department offers Ph.D. in various branches of Anthropology such as Biological Anthropology and Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Recent trend is towards applied research and thus Ph.D. researches in the fields such as Medical Anthropology, Growth development and Nutrition, Development Anthropology and Urban Anthropology are increasingly pursued.

Thrust Areas for Ph.D. Programme

-Urban Anthropology
-Development Anthropology
-Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity
-Social Mobility
-Medical Anthropology
-Population Genetics
-Growth, Development and Nutrition
-Medical Genetics
-Gerontological studies