Mission and Vision of Anthropology Department

Department of Anthropology 

From prehistoric era all the way to contemporary cultural diversity, anthropologists engage with a wide range of issues and phenomena that affect human life. Anthropology studies human experience, correlating social, cultural, biological, archaeological, and linguistic approaches within a single discipline. Here we welcome you in this diversified learning journey on behalf of all the faculties, staff, and students of the Department of Anthropology, Comilla University, Comilla, Bangladesh. The department started its journey in 2010 with only 35 students in the academic session 2009-2010. Currently, the department is offering four years Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) honors program in Anthropology and a one year Masters of Social Science (MSS) program in Anthropology. Both programs are deliberately designed to keeping a sense of balance between theoretical anthropology and practicing anthropological knowledge in academic and applied sectors.

Along with producing efficient graduates, this department provides students not only with a strong background in critical thinking, analysis, and writing, but also with first-hand experience through empirical field research. We encourage students to do crosses disciplinary and sub-disciplinary research. Our embrace of both qualitative and scientific research gives our methods flexibility, depth, and analytical rigor. However, the Department continues the trends of extended social research, critical theoretical approaches to contemporary global problems, and historically informed analysis.

Currently nine dedicated faculties are executing the academic and administrative activities of the department for 153 students who are studying in the department in six different batches. There are four supporting staff for managing official records and maintenance of the department. In addition; the department has a well- equipped seminar library and computer lab. The department also arranges regular seminar, workshop and co-curricular activities such as debate, cultural programs and sports frequently.

Department of Anthropology, Comilla University has an enriched associated organization-Anthropology Society. Anthropology Society aims to extend relations among faculties and students beyond classroom activities and sharing. It advocates students to engage themselves in co-curricular activities supported by its four wings. These are like, Language Club of Anthropology (LCA), Debating Club of Anthropology (DCA), Study Circle of Anthropology (SCA) and Cultural Club of Anthropology (CCA). Based on their affiliations with these four wings, students of this department organize different educational and cultural program which envisions their academic journey with the bliss of diversified essence and colors.

Emphasizing the core subject matters such as cultural, physical, linguistics and archeological perspectives in studying human beings in anthropology; the department expects to contribute in better understanding of culture, cultural changes, development and urbanization, health issues, environment and ecology, social and behavioral problems, government and authority, policy and planning, education, exclusion and marginalization, contemporary issues and so on. Undoubtedly, the journey with this discipline may help students to be involved professionally in academic, administrative, GO and Non-GO Research and development sectors in Bangladesh as well as all over the world.

Whether you’re an audacious higher secondary school leaver, or an ambitious scholar, we look forward to welcoming you to our department.