Department of Social Anthropology

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Department of Social Anthropology was established in 1981. The founder and pioneering member of the department was a renowned Professor Karam Ilahi. Currently, the department admits students/scholars to Master (M.A), M. Phil and PhD, in the field of Social Anthropology. The department has a well-furnished library with books covering various topics of anthropology. The department will advertise admission to BS in 2018. 


To produce persons equipped with the theoretical knowledge of social conditions as well as practical skills of qualitative and / or quantitative research on various socio-cultural issues of the region. It has been our claim to fame that Anthropological research methods discern us from the rest of academia because of the uniqueness and holism of its approach towards the analyses of social structures and ultimately seek out to transform the cultural diversity / pluralism of the region into intelligible records.


The mission is to produce academically skilled and up to date persons in the discipline of Anthropology on regular basis. The department of anthropology will be nationally recognized for excellence by engaging the students in the discovery and application of knowledge about behavior and the social and cultural processes that underlie it.


Anthropology basically deals with the development processes in a given community. Through integrative approach the knowledge from different branches of anthropology can be used for the solution of human problems. The aim is to improve the qulaity of teaching and research in order to apply the knowledge to practical social problems. It is why students are trained to enable them to work for community development. This is a market oriented subject, hence, the graduate of anthropology are preferably employed in different international and local Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and public welfare organizations.