Minimum Masters in Anthropology

Not required

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

Planning, organizing and conducting investigations into the physical, social and mental characteristics of both past and present groups of human beings

Examining the governing factors of human cultural life

Interpreting the cultural phenomena over large geographical areas and long time spans

Identifying and isolating the cultural groups spread over large regions

Studying the differences and similarities in the characteristics of different cultural groups

Identifying the value systems, motivations and expressions of various human urges and requirements through institutional set ups

Initiating the pilot studies into the attitudes, values, technology, personality, etc., of cultural groups

Employing suitable scientific methods like interviews, questionnaires, participant observation and genealogical studies

Obtaining a detailed understanding of the social structure and culture of a particular group

Classifying the data collected, analysing it and writing the reports accordingly

Drawing a comparison between the different cultural groups to define the typology of each culture

Deriving the principles of group behaviour, forms of motivation and values that are upheld in different cultures for purposes of guidance and control in problems of social engineering

Tracing the cultural evolution and pattern of change over time

Studying the remains of ancient cultures and records in history, changes in institutions, technology, law, religion, etc.

Seeking the application of data on special implications of cultural change

Evaluating social adaptation in the fields of education, tribal and rural community development, health and medicine, industrial relations and administration

Studying the folk dance, drama and music of tribal and peasant communities

In-depth knowledge about the evolution of the human race

Knowledge about the physical, social and mental characteristics of both past and present groups of human beings

Skilled in evaluating human cultural life over different areas

Proficient in identifying the cultural groups spread over large regions

Skilled in understanding the characteristics of different cultural groups

Proficient in evaluating the social institutions

Detailed knowledge of the social structure and culture of different groups

Skilled in making comparisons between different cultural groups to define the typology of each culture

Not applicable

Analytical bend of mind



Possess an inquisitive mind

Positive attitude

It is 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 the 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 a demand for an Anthropologist, Cultural 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