IGNOU SYLLABUS Master of Arts (Anthropology) (MAAN)


Master of Arts (Anthropology) (MAAN)
School of Social Sciences (SOSS)
Anthropology is the study of human beings in time and space. The programme is based on integrated approach to the subject incorporating insights from physical, social and archaeological anthropology. The thrust is laid on an in-depth understanding involving holistic approach of Anthropology using theoretical and practical techniques.The programme is aimed at developing professional competence of the subject in light of perceivable need for trained anthropologists in academic and research institutes, NGO’s, government organizations, health sectors and applied sciences. The focus of the programme is to equip the learners to employ anthropological insight to understand and relate contemporary biosocial shift. It provides an opportunity to a large segment of people desirous to understand essence of the subject.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English


Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions 

Fee Structure: Rs. 16,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 8,400/- per year


Programme Details:
Course Code Title of the Course Credits
I Year
MANI 1 Anthropology and Methods of Research (Theory and Practical) 8
MANI 2 Physical Anthropology (Theory and Practical) 8
MAN 1 Social Anthropology (Theory) 8
MAN 2 Archaeological Anthropology (Theory) 8

II Year
Compulsory Courses
MANP 1 Field work Dissertation 8
MANI 3 Practicing Anthropology (Theory and Project) 8
Elective Courses (Choose any two only)
MANE 1 Human Genetics (Theory and Practical) 8
MANE 2 Human Growth & Development (Theory and Practical) 8
MANE 3 Comparative Ethnography (Theory) 8
MANE 4 Gender and Society (Theory) 8
MANE 5 Environmental Anthropology (Theory) 8
Total Credits 64

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