​Central Department of Anthropology | Tribhuvan University

Kirtipur, Kathmandu
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The Central Department of Anthropology is quite invested in enriching the overall learning experience of students by providing them with multiple avenues that help them develop their critical and analytical qualities. This is achieved through organized short-term training, annual anthropology conferences, periodic seminars, and bimonthly colloquium series. Besides these CDA also provides opportunities to the students to enhance their research and analytical skills through various academic as well as applied research projects including publication of its own academic journals.

The Department is also highly committed to quality and has developed E-Library to facilitate students with their study, assignments, and research projects. 


The department offers fellowships and dissertation grants in coordination with the University Grants Commission (UGC).


Central Department of Anthropology (CDA) is located on the premises of University Campus, Kirtipur Kathmandu. It currently offers Masters (MA), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in anthropology. 

The Central Department had previously been a joint department under Sociology and Anthropology before being established as an independent department in 2015. The Central Department envisions establishing itself a the center for academic excellence by imparting international level education to the students under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Along with its fully qualified faculty, trained at top universities around the world, the Department boasts of the most updated and relevant approach to teaching Anthropology. The Central Department aims to enrich students' understanding via a critical theoretical understanding approach infused with rigorous training in research and analytical writing. The faculty at CDA combines both domestic and international perspectives to human interaction while imparting the lessons in Anthropology to the students. The Department follows the classical four-field approach along with the specialized subfields under the discipline for better understanding the entirety of Anthropology. 

The array of sub fields under Anthropology includes ethnicity, gender, history, religion, kinship, social class, inclusion, social exclusion, political structure, development science, and environmental issues.