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Head-of-the-Department
  • Name : Prof. P.D.S.Pal Kumar
  • Designation : Head of the Department
PROFILE

The Department of Anthropology is one of the oldest in South India established in the year 1961 under the leadership of Dr. N. Subba Reddy. The department maintains a holistic approach to anthropological teaching and research in all fields of the discipline including Socio-cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology and Palaeo Anthropology. Initially the department offered course in Social Anthropology specialization. G. Golla Reddy joined the department in November 1961 followed by D. L. Prasada Rao in the year 1962 as lecturers. A. Muniratnam Reddy joined the faculty in the year 1967. Dr. Aiyyapan, the former Head of the department of Anthropology, Utkal University and Vice-Chancellor of Kerala University has associated with the department as research professor during 1967-69 period.

Dr M. R. Chakravarthi joined as Reader in the year 1969 and initiated offering courses in Physical Anthropology specialization. With the joining of Dr K. Thimma Reddy in 1970 who specialized in Pre-history, the department attained full-fledged status by offering courses in all the three specializations and continued its holistic aspects till today. Recognizing the vast growth of the discipline, in 1973 a separate department of Human Genetics and Physical Anthropology was carved out and Dr. M. R. Chakravarthi took the reins of that department. With the establishment of Anthropology department at S. V. University in 1972, Dr. Muniratnam Reddy was grafted to Tirupati. Later, Prof. Subba Reddy moved to University of Madras to establish a new department to Anthropology in 1976. M. Kodanda Rao, G. Prakash Reddy, R. Yathiraj Kumar and Dr. P. Veerraju joined the department in 1975 followed by induction of K. E. Rajpramukh, J. M. Naidu K. Srinivasa Murthy, V. L. Narasimha Rao, Ch. Bapu Haranath and P. Vijayaprakash in the year 1979. P. Veerraju was elevated as Reader and joined in the department of Human Genetics and Physical Anthropology Dr Kodanda Rao was elevated and joined as Reader in NEHU who late moved to University of Hyderabad University to start the Department of Anthropology and sociology. Dr. Prakash Reddy took up professorship at S. V. University, Tirupati in 1986. Dr. G. Jai Kishan joined the faculty in the year 1984. Dr S. Narahari, Dr. R. Sambasiva Rao, Dr. G. Paddaiah Dr. V. Subramanyam and Mr D. Ravindranath joined the faculty in the year 1985. Then the department had the strength of 16 teaching staff members during 1985-86. Later on P. D. S. Pal Kumar joined in 1994 followed by D. Ramesh in year 2000.

The department has a sound infrastructural base for pursuing teaching and research activities. It is endowed with four laboratories- human cytogenetics laboratory, forensic& serology laboratory, molecular genetics laboratory, Paleo anthropological laboratory, an ethnographic museum with a wide collection of exhibits from various parts of the country, a library, audio-visual equipment, film archive and skilled human resources.

Students for the four-semester postgraduate program in Anthropology are drawn from arts and science subjects admitted through a common entrance test held by the university. They are exposed in the fourth semester to a three week field-work in tribal areas to provide them first hand experience in data collection, analysis and report writing.

The alumni of the department are occupying important positions in universities, research institutes, apart from State and Central governments and other organizations. The department extends consultancy services for government and voluntary organizations. It carries out activities such as genetic counseling, blood grouping tests, as part of extension activities and self sustaining efforts.

COURSES
Name
M.A/M.Sc Programme
Social Anthropology Specialization
Biological Anthropology Specialization
Palaeo Anthropology Specialization
Post Graduate Program(2 years)

Name Designation Qualification Specialization Areas of Interest
Prof. P.D.S.Pal Kumar Associate Professor &
Head of the Department
M. A. Cultural Anthropology Social Inequality, Dependency Relations, Human Rights .
Sri. D.Ramesh Assistant Professor M. A. Cultural Anthropology Ethnographic Studies of Denotifide Tribes
Dr. K.E. RajPramukh Emeritus Professor (UGC) Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology Medical Anthropology
Dr. V. Subramanyam Emeritus Professor (UGC) Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology Economic Anthropology
Dr. M.V.Ratnam Post Doctoral Fellow (ICSSR) Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology Ethnographic studies of tribes
Dr. Ch.Seshagiri Rao Post Doctoral Fellow (UGC) Ph.D. Biological Anthropology Growth and development
Dr. N.Srinivas Guest Faculty Ph.D. Paleo Anthropology Paleo Anthropology, Ethnographic studies
Dr. K.Sanyasi Naidu Guest Faculty Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology Introduction to social and cultural anthropology and Dalit studies.
Sri. P. Appalanaidu Guest Faculty M.Sc. Biological Anthropology Medical Anthropology, Demography, Human Biology, Human Genetics
Sri. K. Srinivasu Guest Faculty M.Phil. Cultural Anthropology Visual and Communication Anthropology, Study of Fishing Communities
Smt. G. Jayasree Guest Faculty M.Sc. Biological Anthropology Human Biology, Growth and development
  • Human Cytogenetics Laboratory: It is equipped with all the state of art technology like laminar flow, incubator, centrifuse, micro-centrifuse, field contrast microscope, culture media and all the chemicals needed and essential for carrying out regular Human chromosomal work.
  • Serological and Forensic Laboratory: Equipped with necessary paraphernalia to carry out blood group typing, both ABO and Rh and other blood groups like, MN, Duff, Kell, Secretor, non-secretor; forensic investigations like developing latent finger prints, identification of biological and skeletal material, finger print analysis and also DNA finger printing.
  • Paleo Laboratory: To carry out pollen and soil analysis, identification of tool types e.t.c for reconstruction of prehistory by the analysis of the material culture.
  • Molecular Laboratory: Extraction of DNA, Analysis of DNA with a host of RFLP's, DNA finger printing, Polymerase chain reaction , Southern blotting.
  • Ethnographic Museum: It contains material cultural artifacts representing tribal and rural populations of India in general and the material culture 0f Andhra-Orissa-Chattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar tribes and rural populations of North Coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Models of different racial types, relevant prehistoric tools and photographic exhibits of several cultures are also part of the ethnographic museum. All the exhibits are systematically catalogued and thematically displayed with eye pleasing illumination.
  • Library: In addition to the General Library of the University, the department has established a library of its own with a collection of nearly thousand books & journals for the benefit of students, scholars & teachers.
  • Audio Visual Equipment: Audio visual equipment is acquired to facilitate effective teaching - learning process and felid work include over - head projectors, slide projectors, TV, Cassette recorders, cameras &computers.
  • Film Archive: A collection of nearly 25 video - cassettes depicting ethnographic accounts of several cultures are acquired from various sources.

Ph.Ds awarded

The Department awarded 2 D.Litt's, 118 PhDs starting from the year 1967 and 27 M.Phils starting from the year 1988. Following is the list of D.Litt's, PhDs and M.Phils awarded from 1984.

S.No Name Guide Date of Award
01 A. Janaki Prof. Sri Rama Murty 03/07/1984
02 Kottapalli Ghanasyamala Prasada rao Prof. Sri Rama Murty 30/07/1984
03 Mullapudi jayasitaramasastry Prof.Pardhasaradhi rao 28/01/1985
04 Lakshmi kumara sarma Prof.v.Subbarao 19/06/1985
05 Ramavarapu sarat babu Prof.p.Sri rama murthy 29/06/1985
06 Ivaturi srinivasarao Prof.sri rama murthY 24/10/1985
07 Rani sada siva murthy Prof.Partha sarathi rao 19/12/1985
08 Korada Subrahmanyam Prof.p.Sri rama murthy 1986
09 Oruganti Sita Dr.V.Subramanyam 21/02/1990
10 Mylavarapu Srinivasa Rao Dr.D.Siva prasad 14/04/1990
11 Tatavarti Suseela Dr.D.Siva prasad 14/04/1990
12 Nimmagadda Satya Venkata Subrahmanyam Dr.D.Sivaprasad 09/10/1990
13 T.P.S.Ramanujam K.V.Venkateswara Rao 31/12/1990
14 Amrutavakkula Seshakumar P.Sri Ramamurty 10/04/1991
15 Oruganti Guruprasada Lakshminarayana Dr.D.Siva Prasad 11/04/1991
16 Ranin Subbaiah Deekshitulu G.Parthasarathy Rao 21/07/1991
17 Vadapalli Srinivasa Rao Dr.D.Siva Prasad 21/07/1991
18 Dorbala Prabhakara Sarma Prof. P.Sri Rama Murty 21/07/1991
19 Kompella Rama Suryanarayana Dr.D.Sivaprasad 30/07/1991
20 Sristi Lakshmi Narasimham Dr.D.Sivaprasad 29/08/1991
21 Kandala Lakshminarayana Dr.D.Sivaprasad 18/03/1994
22 Buddireddy Satyanarayana Dr.D.Sivaprasad 01/08/1994
23 Kolluru Avatara Sarma Prof. V.Subrahmanyam 09/04/1995
24 Dr.Madabhushi Srinivas Prof. V.Subrahmanyam 9/078/1995
25 Oruganti Sriramalal Sarma Prof.S.B.Raghunathacharya 26/07/1995
26 Marrivada Sivaram Dr.K.V.Venkateswara Rao 02/02/1996
27 h. Rama Devi Dr.K.Gayathri Devi 23/05/1996
28 I.Satyalakshmi Devi Dr.M.V.Ramana 23/05/1996
29 N.Rajeswarai Dr.G.A.Sarma 19/01/1997
30 N.Subrahmanyeswara Sastry Dr.G.A.Sarma 19/03/1997
31 A.Viswanadham Prof.V.Subrahmanyam 13/05/1997
32 Dr.V.Subrahmanya Sastri Dr G.A.Sarma 27/02/1997
33 R.V.Kameswara Sarma Dr.K.V.Venkateswara Rao 04/10/1997
34 P.V.S.Kameswaramma Dr.K.Gayathri Devi 01/10/1997
35 K.V.S.S.Narasimham Dr.V.Subrahmanyam 13/02/1998
36 Bh.Siva Jyothi Kumari Prof.D.Sivaprasad 04/05/1998
37 Dr. M. Dattatreya Sastry Pro. P. Srirama Murty 1998
38 Dr. T.P.S Ramanujam Pro. P. Srirama Murthy 1999
39 Dr. A.S.V. Mahalakshmamma Pro. K. Gayathri Devi 2000
40 MS.D.ANNAPURNA PROF.M.V.RAMANA 2001
41 MS.M.LAKSHMI AMMANNA PROF.K.GAYATHRI DEVI 2001
42 SRI.K.YEDUKONDALU PROF.O.S.R.K.SARMA 2001
43 SRI.R.VENKATESWARA RAO PROF.K.GAYATHRI DEVI 2002
44 MS.K.GOURIE PADMINI PROF.O.S.R.L.SARMA 2002
45 Dr. V. Ramalingam Pro. O. S. Ramlal Sarma 2002
46 SRI.P.T.G. RANGACHARYULU PROF.M.V.RAMANA 2003
47 SRI.V. SRINIVASACHARYULU PROF.K.V.VENKATESWARA RAO 2003
48 MS C.VANAJA PROF.K.GAYATHRI DEVI 2004
49 SRI CH.PRAVEEN PROF.K.GAYATHRI DEVI 2005
50MS D.JEEVANA SRI PROF.K.V.VENKATESWARA RAO 2005
51 SRI P. UMA MAHESWARA RAO PROF.K.V.VENKATESWARA RAO 2005
52 SRI J.BALICHAKRAVARTHY PROF. K. V. VENKATESWARA RAO 2005
53 PROF.G.A.SARMA 2007
54 MS.K.V.R.B.VARA LAKSHMI PROF. G. A. SARMA 2007
55 MS. I. MANJULA PROF. G. A. SARMA 2008
56 Sri. PURANDAS SYAMDAS PROF. K. V. VENKATESWARA RAO 2009
57 Ms. B.L.VYJAYANTHI PROF.K.GAYATHRI DEVI 2009
58 Ms. Hari Lalitha Devi Prof. K.V. Venkateswara Rao 2009
59 Ms. K. Naga Suneetha Prof. M.V. Ramana 2009
60 Sri. M.V.B Gangadhara Rao Prof. M.V. Ramana 2010
61 Sri. P. B. V. Siva Prasad Prof. M. V. Ramana 2010
62 Ms. S. U. V. RAJA LAKSHMI PROF. M. V. RAMANA 12/5/2010
63 Sri. B. L. SURYANARAYANA PROF. K. GAYATHRI DEVI 11/8/2010
64 Sri. SHAIK BABUJI PROF. M. V. RAMANA 11/8/2010
65 Sri. CHODISETTI RAMA GOPAL PROF. G. A. SARMA 1/9/2010
66 Sri. P. SRINIVAS ARUN PROF. G. A. SARMA 3/9/2010
67 Ms. P. SUNEETHA DEVI PROF. G. A. SARMA 5/2/2011
68 Dr. SUSARLA SARADA PURNA PROF. M. V. RAMANA 25-10-2011
69 Sri. S. SANJAY KUMAR PROF. G. AKKUBHOTLU SARMA 3/12/2011
70 Sri. S. S. VIJAYA RAGHAVAN DR. K. YEDUKONDALU 1/2/2012
71 Sri. M. RAJESWARA RAO PROF. G. AKKUBHOTLU SARMA 1/2/2012
72 Sri V. PRADEEP PROF. K. GAYATHRI DEVI 9/11/2012
73 Sri P. N. B. R. S. S. SARMA PROF. K. GAYATHRI DEVI 9/11/2012
74 Ms. PUJARI SRILATHA PROF. K. GAYATHRI DEVI 13-03-2013
75 Ms. CH. N. S. PADMAVATHI PROF. G. A. SARMA 21-03-2013
76 Sri K. NAGA RAJU PROF. K. GAYATHRI DEVI 16-07-2013
77 Sri PIYARATANA HINGULWALA PROF. M. V. RAMANA 25-11-2013
78 Ms. Meenakshi Bai Tivari PROF. K. GAYATHRI DEVI 12/11/2014


M.Phil.
S.No Name Topic or Guide Year
1 T. Ravindra Kumar Concept of Nayaka in Alankara Sastra. 1991
2 Mr.O.V.Rama Rao Samskrtamanusambhava � A Study 1998
3 Ms.P.Sivakameswari Susamhatabharatam of Dr.Pullela Sriramachandrudu 1998
4 Ms.M.Radhamani A Critical Study of Kanakalekhaparinaya- guide -- Prof. K Gayathri Devi 1998
5 Mr.P.B.V.Siva Prasad Bhagavadgita and Purusasukta-A Comparitive Study guide -- Prof. K Gayathri Devi 1998
6 Ms.V.K.Parimala A Study of the life and works of Brahmibhusana R.L.N.Sastry 1998
7 Ms.S.U.V.Rajyalakshmi The Commentaries of Dakshinavartanatha and Mallinatha on Meghasandesa-A Comparative Study 1998
8 Sri. R.V. Srinivasa Rao Prof. K Gayathri Devi 2010
9 Ms. M. Jaya Rama Lakshmi Prof. K. Gayathri Devi 2010
10 Ms. A.N.P.S. Bhavani Prof. G.A Sarma 2011
11 Sri. Tappetla Chittibabu Prof. G.A Sarma 2011
12 Ms. Neelam Pandey Prof. M.V. Ramana 2011
13 Ms. Pasupuleti Kamala Kumari Prof. M.V. Ramana 2013

D.Litt's Awarded to : 2
  • Dr. E. Veda Vyasa, IAS    1989

  • Prof. Subbarayan         1995

    • Extension Services
    • Anthropometric measurements and other genetic traits
    • Blood typing of both ABO and Rh groups.
    • Consultancy to Government of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to identify the status of Scheduled Caste and Tribes.
    • Consultancy to N.G.O's , State & Central level.
    • Forensic identification like finger print analysis.
    • Genetic Counseling
    • Identification of Prehistoric tools and other material cultures
    • Involvement in Community Development programs
    • Nutritional assessments of different foodstuffsBlood typing of both ABO and Rh groups.
    • Employing Agencies
    • Anthropological Survey of India is the premier organization which mostly employs the greenhorn anthropologists.
    • At the state level there is Tribal Cultural Research Organization (TCR & TI) which not only conducts research on various aspects of the tribals, in addition it also provides some employment.
    • Many of the national research institutes like National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Indian council for Medical Research (ICMR), Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), Bhopal Planning Commission and Non Government Organizations (NGOs).