Department Of Anthropology

Unveiling the human tapestry …

Delve into the enigmatic tapestry of human existence, unravel the intricacies of human physical form, social structures, and cultural expressions with us @ MEC

*** The Department of Anthropology at Mount Everest College was established in the year 2005 with an undergraduate general course programme.

AIM OF THE DEPARTMENT:

To understand human being physically, socially and culturally.

VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT:

To inculcate the values of tolerance and understanding the various ethnic group.

FACULTY PROFILE AND EMPOWEREMENT:

  1. GONMEI MEITHUANLUNGPOU

Qualification : M. Sc. NET

Department : Anthropology

Specialization : Physical Anthropology

Designation : Asst. Professor (Head of Department)

Sex : Male

Category : ST

Permanent Address : Wairangba (Duiluan) Part – II, Tamenglong District,

Manipur – 795141

Present Address : Mount Everest College, Senapati – 795106

Contact No. : 9612103465

WORK EXPERIENCE AND SERVICE RENDERED:

    1. Life member of Indian Anthropological Society (IAS)
    2. Head of Anthropology Department, Mount Everest College, Senapati– 2006 till 2023.
    3. Co-ordinator and Exam superintendent of IGNOU SC-1712 Mount Everest College from 2010-2015.
    4. Vice /Acting Principal of Mount Everest College from 2012 till date.
    5. Officer In-charge (O.C.) of Higher Secondary Examination (COHSEM), Senapati Exam Centre from 2012 to 2015.
    6. Supervising Officer (S.O.) of Higher Secondary Examination, 2017 at Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School (Science) Maram.
    7. Officer In-charge (O.C.) of B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. University Exam Mount Everest College Examination Centre from 2012 till date.
    8. Assistant Officer In-charge (A.O.C.) of Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) Mount Everest College Exam Centre held in 2013.
    9. Campus Ambassador for Youth Voters – 2014.
    10. Trained and participated in NFHS-3 (National Family Health Survey, 2006).

ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS AND PARTICIPATIONS: –

    1. Books Published:
  • “Lessons from my Teachers; Rongmei Folk Tales & Naga Proverbs” 2015
    ISBN – 978-81-8370-439-7
    Akansha Publishers
  • “When I am Dead” – Edited Book
    2016-ISBN-978-1-946129-07-9
    1. Papers Published:
  • “The Changing trend of Rongmei women Status of Tamenglong District, Manipur, India” in the book, “Indian Women through Ages”, 2015
    – Page 263-279.
  • “Food Habits and Food Taboos of the Marams of Manipur of Manipur, India” in the Journal ‘Human Biology Review’, 2015. Page 133-139.
  • “Dietary Habits and Nutritional Deficiencies among the Manipur Naga Children of Manipur” in the Journal – ‘Indian Anthropologist’
    Vol. 45 (2) July – December, 2015. Page 11-24.
    1. Papers Presented:
  • Bandh and Blockade; The Cause and Remedy” District Level Seminar – 2008, Indoor Stadium, Senapati.
  • “Tourism; Its Development with Cultural Heritage in the Hill Districts of Manipur”.
    State Level Seminar at Tumuyun Khullen Village, Senapati, Manipur, 2017
  • “Indigenous Foods and Beverages of the Rongmei Nagas”. UGC Sponsored National Seminar held on 30th -31st October, 2014 at Kha Manipur College, Imphal.
    1. Seminars and Workshops Attended:
  1. Advanced Leadership Seminar at YAWAN Centre, New Delhi – 4th-6th October, 2005.
  2. Seminar on “Conflict Resolution in Manipur” at Red Shield Auditorium Leimakhong -Imphal. 15th March, 2010.
  3. One Day Dissemination on “International Humanitarian Law” at Jina Hall, Imphal on 16th July, 2011
  4. International Workshop: Value Based Education at Mount Everest College, Senapati on 9th June, 2012.
  5. Seminar on Manipur Society: Emerging Dynamics held at Red Shield Auditorium, Leimakhong, Imphal on 18th August, 2012
  6. International Conference Series: The Mother Tongue curriculum Framework experience in its Experimentation held at Mount Everest College, Senapati on 8th October, 2012.
  7. International Seminar Series: Poverty and Plenty: Paradoxes held at
    Mount Everest College, Senapati on 6th June, 2013.
  8. Republic Day Discussion Series Part – I: ADC and Conflict Resolution held at Mount Everest College, Senapati, Manipur on 26th-28th March, 2013.
  9. National Seminar on Organic Farming in India: Prospects and Challenges with special reference to North East India held at Manipur University on 29th-30th March, 2014.
  10. Two days National Seminar on Bio-diversity and Tribals of Northeast India held at Mount Everest College, Senapati from 28th-29th January, 2022.
  11. One Day State level workshop on National Education Policy (NEP) 2020:
    Its implementation, issues and challenges conducted on 12th November, 2022 at Mount Everest College, Senapati, Manipur
  12. Two-Day National Seminar on Unsung Heroes of North East India in India’s Freedom Struggle on 30th &31st January, 2023 at Mount Everest College, Senapati, Manipur.
  13. One day National level workshop on NAAC Accreditation organized by Directorate of University and Higher Education, Govt. of Manipur and Sponsored by RUSA at Kamakhya Pemton College, Hiyangthang Imphal on date 18th April 2023.
  14. 7 days Faculty Development Program on MOODLE LMS Sponsored by Directorate of University and Higher Education, Govt. of Manipur and organized by IQAC Mount Everest College from 24th to 30th August 2023.

2. K L VASHTI KHOU
DOB : 20/02/1989
Father’s name : K V Longni Henry
Mother’s name : W Shangla
Qualification` : M. Sc. NET, B. Ed., DELED
Department : Anthropology
Mother’s name :
W Shangla

Qualification` : M. Sc. NET, B. Ed., DELED

Department : Anthropology

Specialization : Physical Anthropology

Designation : Asst. Professor

Sex : Female

Religion : Christianity

Nationality : Indian

Category : ST

Permanent Address : Ngamju village, Senapati district, Manipur 95007

Present Address : Mount Everest College, Senapati – 795106

Contact No. : 88974186432 / 7005715301

Email` : vashtikhou@gmail.com

Life member : Indian Anthropological Society (IAS)

PAPER PUBLISHED:

  • Fermented Soyabean: An Anthropological perspective on its traditional Processing techniques and utility among the Nagas of Manipur. Frontier Anthropology, 2017, 6:23-30. ISSN 2319-5835

PAPERS PRESENTED:

  • Fermented Soyabean: Its processing techniques and utility among the Nagas of Manipur,’ UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Traditional Food Habits and Preservation of Bamboo Products, Fish Products and Fermented Soyabean in India’s Northeast’ organised by Department of Anthropology, Kha Manipur College in collaboration with Department of Anthropology, Manipur University held on 30th -3st October 2014.
  • “Indigenous/Traditional Processing Technique of Oinam Handmade Pottery.” 45th Annual Conference of The Indian Anthropological Society held on 2rd – 25th May, 2015, Kolkata.
  • “Ethnomedicinal Account of the Poumai Naga in Contemporary Society” on the 46th Annual Conference of the Indian Anthropological Society. International Seminar on Anthropological Research in North East India; Retrospect and Prospect’ held on 8th – 10th November, 2016 at the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University.
  • Traditional Potting Technique of Oinam Handmade Pottery and its Socio- economic importance”. Two days National Seminar on .Biodiversity and Tribal Areas of North East India” organised by IQAC Mount Everest College on 28th – 29th January, 2022.

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:

  • Seminar on Development of Manipuri Terminology in Higher Education organised by Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology at Dept. of LIS, Manipur University, Canchipur.
  • Two-day National Seminar on Relevance of Anthropology in Contemporary North-East India held on 1st – 2nd March, 2012. Organised by P.G Department of Anthropology, D.M College of Science in collaboration with Directorate of University and Higher Education, Government of Manipur and sponsored by UGC.
  • Resource person in the seminar organised by Federation of Industries and Commerce of North Eastern Region. Venue DRDA Conference Hall on 9th October, 2018.
  • Attended Five Days Exposer Programme of Exporter and Importer of Manipur at Mumbai on 27th – 31st January, 2020.
  • Participated in the skill development training programme on “Value addition to fruits, vegetable and spices processing” sponsored by Agriculture and Processed Product Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of commerce and Industry, government of India, held at the College of Food Technology, CAU, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur on 17th – 22nd October.
  • Attended One Day State Level Workshop on NEP2020: Its implementation, Issues and Challenge organized by IQAC Mount Everest College, on 12th November, 2022.
  • Attended a 2 hour Live Training Webinar on The Complete Guide to Literature Review Writing which was held on 21st January, 2023 organised by Research Graduate.
  • Attended Two- Day National Seminar on “Unsung Heroes in North East India’s in Indian’s Freedom Struggle” organized by IQAC Mount Everest College in collaboration with Research Committee MEC on 30 – 31st January, 2023.
  • Attended DST-SERB Sponsored Workshop on Molecular Techniques in Anthropology from 23rd – 27th February, 2023.
  • 7-Day Faculty Development Programme on MOODLE LMS organised by IQAC Mount Everest College held from 24th August 30th August, 2023 at Smart Classroom-10, Mount Everest College.

COURSE STRUCTURE OF UNDERGRADUATE (UG)

COURSE DETAILS

Year I (1st Semester) Credit

Core Course

AN 501: Fundamental Biological Anthropology 6

AN 502: Fundamental Social-Cultural Anthropology 6

SEC AN 521: Public Health and Epidemiology 4

AECC AECC 1 4

VAC

VAC 1 2 VAC 2 2

Year I (2nd Semester)

Core Course

AN 503: Fundamental Prehistoric Anthropology 6

AN 504: Human Origin & Evolution 6

SEC AN 522: Tourism Anthropology 4

AECC AECC 2 4

VAC

VAC 3 2 VAC 4 2

Year II (3rd Semester)

Core Course

AN 601: Tribes and Peasants in India 6

AN 602: Human Ecology: Biological & Cultural Dimensions 6

AN 603: Biological Diversity in Human Populations 6

GEC One elective course from other department 6

VAC VAC 5 2

Year II (4th Semester)

Core Course

AN 604: Theories of Culture and Society 6

AN 605: Human Growth and Development 6

AN 606: Anthropological Demography 6

GEC One elective course from other department 6

VAC VAC 6 2

Year III (5th Semester)

Core Course

AN 701: Fundamentals of Human Genetics 6

AN 702: Anthropology of India 6

DSEC AN 711(A/B/C) One elective course from A, B and C

AN 711A: Physiological Anthropology

AN 711B: Anthropology of Religion, Politics and Economics

AN 711C: Museology 6

GEC One elective course from other departments 6

VAC VAC 7 2

Year III (6th Semester)

Core Course

AN 703: Forensic Anthropology 6

AN 704: Gender Anthropology 6

DSEC AN 712(A/B/C) One elective course from A, B and C

AN 712A: Sports and Nutritional Anthropology

AN 712B: Visual Anthropology

AN 713C: Prehistory of India 6

GEC One elective course from other department 6

VAC VAC 8 2

Year IV (7th Semester)

Core Course

AN 801: Medical Anthropology 6

AN 802: Human Population Genetics 6

DSEC AN 811 (A/B/C) One elective course from A, B and C

AN 811A. Human Genetics and Variation

AN 811B. Urban Anthropology

AN 811C. Prehistory of Europe 6

GEC One elective course from other departments 6

Year IV (8th Semester)

Core Course

AN 803: Applied & Action Anthropology 6

AN 804: Research Methodology 6 DSEC

AN 812: Dissertation 6

GEC One elective course from other department 6

General Elective Course (GEC) offered (to be opted by the students of other disciplines) 3rd Semester

AN 631: General Anthropology 6 4th Semester

AN 632: Anthropology of Tribal Development 6 5th Semester

AN 731: Anthropology of NE India 6 6th Semester

AN 732: Museum and Cultural Resource Management 6 7th Semester

AN 831: Anthropology of Visual Arts 6 8th Semester

AN 832: Anthropology of Health 6

Marks Distribution and Evaluation:

Total marks for each course shall be based on internal assessment (25%) and semester-end examination (75%). The internal assessment of 25% shall be distributed as under:

  1. Test/Assignment/Seminar/Field Work/Project Work/Case Study : 20%;
  2. (ii) Attendance: 5%. 9.

Letter Grade and Grade Point:

The 10-point grading system of the UGC, as described below, will be adopted for the assessment and examination of the performance of students in various courses of the undergraduate programmes. Letter Grade is used to signifying the level of qualitative/quantitative academic achievement of a student in a Course, while the Grade Point is used to indicate the numerical weight of the Letter Grade on a 10-point scale. Letter Grades ‘O’ to ‘P’ indicates successful course completion, while Letter Grades ‘F’ and ‘Ab’ indicate ‘fail’ and ‘Absent’, respectively.

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL EVALUATION (CIE)

The students are continuously assessed and evaluated during the course of their studies by conducting class test and unit test. Besides the class test, at least two combined unit tests are conducted in every semester before the end semester examination.

Other areas of internal evaluation which are looked into are-

  1. Students regularity/Attendance,
  2. Discipline and
  3. Maintenance of Notebook
  4. Participation and contribution in various Activities and programmes conducted by the concern department and the College.

Above all, follow up of all form of activities in action plan is documented and maintained by the concern department.

CAPACITY BUILDING AND SKILL ENHANCEMENT

With the students’ participant, capacity building activities like focus group meeting or group discussion and class room observation are performed to understand the potential of the students. Paper Presentation and Seminar are conducted from time to time in order to boost the confident of the students. Every student is assigned with a mentor so that the problems face by the students can be sort out easily. Skill enhancement classes were also given to the students by the subject expert.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Identification of blood group for those students and staffs who wants to identify their blood group.
  • Visited Hornbill Festival at Kisama Heritage for exposer on 10th December, 2022.
  • One day field trip to Yangkhullen along with Sociology department and Extension Committee on 1st may, 2023.

BEST PRACTICE & FOLLOWED UP

  • Target setting for syllabus completion
  • Strict attendance
  • Maintenance of class notes
  • Presentation
  • Maintenance of laboratory
  • Practical conducted regularly
  • Continuous Internal Assessment and evaluation
  • Remedial classes given for weak students
  • Departmental and Inter-Departmental Activities.
  • Educational Tour , Exposure and Field Trip
  • Active participation in any Seminar, workshops and competition

PHOTOS OF THE DEPARTMENT:

INTERDEPARTMENTAL DAY, 2019

INTERDEPARTMENTAL DAY, 2018

INTERDEPARTMENTAL DAY, 2020