Minimum Masters in Anthropology

Not required

The tasks an Anthropologist, General is expected to perform include:

Investigating the evolution of the human race by studying the development of physical characteristics, religious and cultural practices, etc. at different periods of time

Identifying the cultural periods with dates in history by studying the remains of cultures recorded on stones, pottery, bones, etc.

Undertaking the excavations or exploration of pre-historic sites

Preserving, reconstructing and classifying the museum objects of the cultural, physical, technological and aesthetic life of man

Arranging for the proper display of objects in all the exhibitions

Studying the biological aspects of man within broad racial groups, traces, genetical identity and similarities of physical characteristics

Calculating the accurate measurement and correlation between pathological phenomena and bodily form

Determining the inter-relationship of psychological reactions to stresses of the natural and social environment

Studying and discussing the possible formation of language

Evaluating all the historical events that are reflected in the process of identification of the independent stems in the vocabulary of various languages

Tracing the links between languages and cultures

Studying the forms of social organizations and institutions like family and state

Tracing the development in areas of comparative studies so as to infer the relationship between social requirements and institutional structures

Planning, organizing and conducting the sample surveys

Studying case studies, where necessary, for the collection of relevant data

Utilizing the collected data to identify various characteristics of the community and culture

Evaluating the cause and formation of resistance to external change within a community

Utilizing the data for application in the solution of social problems that involve change and adaptation

Proficient in the field of anthropology

Knowledge of the physical characteristics, religious and cultural practices, etc. that were prevalent at different periods of time

Skilled in identifying the cultural periods by studying remains

Proficient in studying stones, pottery, bones, etc. and evaluating their cultural records

Skilled in taking up excavations at pre-historic sites

Skilled in classifying museum objects according to their parameters

Knowledge of broad racial groups, traces, genetical identity and similarities of physical characteristics

Skilled at calculating the accurate measurement between pathological phenomena and bodily form

Skilled in studying the development and behaviours of human beings

Skilled in doing research

Skilled in dealing with the history of the development of human beings and making reports on updates

Proficient in understanding the social, cultural and physical growth and behaviour of mankind

Not applicable

Analytical bend of mind



Possess inquisitive mind

Positive attitude

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. Also, the vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India.

Anthropology is the science that deals with the study of mankind and his origin. In India, there are many job opportunities that the students of anthropology can behest, like at the Anthropological Survey of India. It is one of the major recruiters for anthropologists in the country both at the centre and at the state level. These social scientists are employed in many sectors such as law, business, medicine and other professional institutions. Anthropologists are also engaged in the societal development of programs and public services. There are also many government research institutes which employ anthropologists in India. Besides this, one has the option to making it to organizations such as WHO, UNESCO and UNICEF. Sectors such as art galleries, curators, publishing houses, NGOs, archives, museums, libraries, etc. are also options where one can think of starting work.

Considering that societal development will always be essential in India it is safe to say that there is demand for an Anthropologist, General in the present and it will also be there in the future.

Anthropological Survey of India

Research institutes

Publishing houses




Cities and towns across India