Minimum Masters in Anthropology

Not required

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

Studying the physical nature of man by observation and measurement of bodily variations and physical attributes of existing and pre-historical human types

Identifying and classifying human beings into broad types on the basis of their physical characteristics

Conducting field investigations along with studying in a laboratory to examine the physical, physiological and biological characteristics

Measuring and tracing the relationship between the genetic structure and other physical characteristics of humans like the colour and structure of hair, eyes, ears, etc.

Observing the correlation between the pathological conditions of parts of the body and bodily form

Identifying various groups that are connected genealogically by conducting genetic studies on individuals related by blood

Obtaining data on blood characteristics, genetic composition and physical measurements of the body

Conducting bio-chemical studies of different parts of the body so as to isolate and identify characteristics of the cellular structures of different parts of body

Obtaining the measurements of the bony structures of the body like capacity of cranium, and length of different bones, with instruments like spreading and sliding calliper

Observing characteristics which are easily identifiable and can be accurately measured for the purposes of comparison between types

Studying the characteristics of different parts of the skin, specially ridges, patterns or the whirls of palms of hand and the sole of the foot for purposes of identification and comparison

Understanding the relationship between the environment and the development of physical characteristics

Tracing down the relationship between man and higher animals like apes and monkeys for comparative studies

Identifying similarities between physical characteristics and origin and spread of different racial groups

Reconstructing the fossil-remains after proper measurements, etc.

In-depth knowledge about the evolution of the human race

Knowledge of all the physical characteristics related to the origin and spread of different racial groups

Knowledge of the 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 doing research

Knowledge about blood characteristics, genetic composition and physical measurements of the body

Skilled in doing genetical studies

Skilled in doing a comparative study to understand the relationship between man and higher animals like apes and monkeys

Proficient in understanding the characteristics of different parts of the skin

Knowledge of the broad categories into which human beings are classified into on the basis of their physical characteristics

Not applicable

Analytical bend of mind



Possesses an inquisitive mind

Positive attitude

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

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 with 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, Physical in the present and it will also be there in the future as well.

Anthropological Survey of India

Research institutes

Publishing houses




Cities and towns across India