SCOPE / PLACEMENTS

Scope

Anthropology covers a wide range of issues both related to biological as well as socio-cultural aspects, which broadens its horizon of applicability in the actual world.

The curriculum of Biological Anthropology creates scope for application of knowledge in the field of Health Care, Genome Research with special reference to Bio-archaeology, Evolution and Human Migration i.e., studies of evolution through germ-line mutations in lineages in different population groups.

With regard to Genome Research, Molecular Anthropology is an emerging discipline in Anthropology which is aimed at understanding the molecular etiology of various disorders such as Cardio-vascular disorders, Diabetes, Male infertility, Pregnancy complications etc via carrying out community/population based studies. By providing continuing revelations about the role of genetic variations in disease risks across diverse human populations, “Molecular Anthropological Research” has therefore emerged as a useful tool for medical geneticists in solving the emerging human health problems.

Forensic Anthropology is applicable in crime research organizations wherein positions of Forensic experts in Police Organizations and Crime Laboratories are open for students who have pursued forensic Anthropology.

Demographic studies construct potential to deal and work in the area of demographic researches, population studies, survey research in different governmental and non-governmental organizations like PHFI (Public Health Foundation of India), Census of India, NFHS (National Family & Health Survey), SANCD (South Asian Network of Chronic Network), Population Foundation of India, National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development (NIPCCD), Foundation for Research and development of underprivileged group, Planning Commission and many other.

Studies in Ergonomics allow for practical application of Anthropometric measurements in the field of textile, footwear, aircraft, defense, and furniture industries.

With the emerging demands of cultural researches, Socio-cultural Anthropology has become one of the most influential disciplines both in terms of theory and practice. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the most fascinating area in contemporary times which employs Social Anthropologists in order to fulfill the social and governmental commitments of various industries.

Development agencies like UNDP, UNO, IDRB (World Bank), Action Aid, etc use the skills of Social Anthropologists in a variety of areas, such as researches in Rural Development, Indigenous Knowledge, Social & Tribal Health, Social inclusion & Exclusion practices in order to make culturally appropriate policies.

Government Agencies employ Anthropologists as Policy Researchers, Research Analysts, Evaluators, Managers, Planners, Impact Assessors, Consultants in Displacement Projects and as Social Engineers in recently introduced domains of social auditing. As advocates of culture, Social Anthropologists try to assess the impact of development policies and try to relay the benefits of these policies at the grass root level. Several Multi-National Companies (MNCs) in India and abroad hire Social Anthropologists for various purposes like writing Corporate Ethnographies, planning research projects, and for increasing the organization’s acceptance among employees and for resolving inter and intra-group strains.





An Overview of Organizations that hire Anthropologists -

International and National Non-Governmental Agencies: UNO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, FAO, IMF, IBRD (World Bank), ADB (Asian Development Bank), Action-Aid, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Green Peace, SANCD, Micro-DISC, SAARC, NIH, INCLEN trust, PHFI and many others.

Government: : ICSSR, CCRT, IGNCA, NHFS, NIHFW, CRRI, DBT, ICMR, various departments of Ministries of health, culture, education, tribal welfare, tribal affairs, rural development, census and several other organizations ; Various Universities, laboratories of DST, DBT, CSIR and Autonomous Institutions also employ Anthropologists.

Multi-National Companies: Wipro, IBM, TCS, Pantaloons, HCL, Danone, Wall Mart, Nokia, Erricson, A.C.Nielson, JSL ltd, Vayam Technologies, Thapar Group and many others.



Placements

The Corporate Resource Centre (CRC) at Amity University has a whole team of dedicated officers that work together with the student placement committee to ensure that best placement opportunities are provided to the students at the campus itself. Amity has one of the most advanced online recruitment system which is regularly used by HR heads. Amity CRC invites organizations, companies and NGOs for an on campus interview to select the students who are receiving undergraduate and Post graduate course at Amity University.