The term Anthropology has been derived from two Greek terms namely anthropos which means human and logos means study. Thus Anthropology is the study of human beings in its absoluteness.There are several branches of anthropology. These include the following:

Physical or biological Anthropology-This branch deals with the biological evolution of human beings and linkage of humans with their primate ancestors. Social Anthropology - This branch deals with the socio cultural developments of human race from their origin. Prehistoric Anthropology -This branch deals with bones, relics and artifacts dug up and tries to reconstruct the chronological sequence of history.Applied Anthropology -Social problems like birth control, labor unrest, juvenile delinquency, mortality rate are dealt with the help of information gathered from other fields. Linguistic Anthropology - the origin and evolution of all written as well as unwritten languages and dialects are being dealt under this branch

Scope in India:The job prospects for students of Anthropology are vast within India. The scope for being a research scholar always remains open. Anthropologists can also be hired by organizations like the UNESCO, UNICEF and WHO. Other jobs available for students of anthropology are teachers in colleges and universities, urban planners, tour guides, culture resource managers.

Scope in Abroad:Anthropology as a subject has far better scope in countries in the west. Anthropologists are hired in the west in the field of medicine, law, business and other professional institutions

   Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
   University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
   University of Mysore
   University of Lucknow
  University of Calcutta, Kolkata
   Sree Chaitanya College
   Shivaji University
   Shailabala Women's College
   Sambalpur University
   Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhaya Govt. Girls P.G. College, Lucknow
   Pondicherry University
   Patna University
   Panjab University, Chandigarh
   North Lakhimpur College
   North Gauhati College, Kamrup
   Narasinha Dutt College
   MVP Samaj’s K.T.H.M College
   Manipur University
   Mahishadal Girls' College
   Madhab Choudhury College
   Karnatak University Dharwad
   Kannur University
   Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
   Gurucharan College
  Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
   Government Autonomous College, Phulbani
   Gossner College
   Faculty of Social Science, Barkatullah University
   Dudhnoi College
   Dimoria College
   Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
   Dibrugarh Hanumanbux Surajmal Kanoi College
   Dharnidhar Autonomous College
   D.M. College of Science
  Chitamber School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Allahabad
   Bidhannagar College
   Bastar Vishwavidyalaya
   Bangabasi College
   Amity Institute of Anthropology
  University of Calcutta
  Visva Bharati
  Vidya Sagar University
  University of Allahabad
  Berhampur University
  North Eastern Hill University
  Pune University
  University of Delhi
  Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University
  Guwahati University
  Dibrugarh University
  Andhra University