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MAAN IGNOU Program Detailed Information

Indira Gandhi National Open University has started Masters in Arts (Anthropology) course. This course has been designed by the School of Sciences as one of the 21 schools of studies in IGNOU. The curiosity of man to know the past in time and space is subdued by this course of Anthropology. This course helps the man better understand his present in light of the knowledge about his past.

The programme while discovering the past takes the unified and consolidated reports of the subjects involving physical, social, and archaeological anthropology. An in-depth understanding of the subject is done with the main stress being laid on the theoretical and practical techniques of the holistic approach towards the subject.

IGNOU through this course aims to develop professional competence among the candidates. This competence is in the light of the perceivable need for trained anthropologists in academic and research institutes, NGOs, government organisations, and applied sciences.

While inking the past with the present the candidates are even equipped to employ anthropological insight to understand and relate contemporary bio-social shifts. Keeping in view that Anthropology is a field science; the courses are designed such that there is a practical component to it.

This will enable in better understanding of the course material. In the first year, the course on Anthropology and Methods of Research has a project which is meant to implement the techniques you have learned in approaching an anthropological issue.

Short Summary of IGNOU MA Anthropology Course

Name of UniversityThe Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Name of ProgrammesMaster of Arts (Anthropology).
MAAN IGNOU Course DurationMinimum: 2 years | Maximum: 5 years
Both in the January and July session.
MAAN IGNOU Medium of InstructionEnglish
MAAN IGNOU Programme ModeOpen Distance Learning
Programme Co-Ordinator(s)Dr. Palla Venkatramana,
Ph: 9013627663
IGNOU Official

MAAN IGNOU (Anthropology) Course Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Degree in in any discipline from a recognized University.

IGNOU MAAN Fees Structure

No.IGNOU M.A. Anthropology Fees StructureAmount
1.Total FeeRs. 16,800/-
2.Fee Per YearRs. 8,400/-
3.Registration FeesRs. 200/-

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IGNOU Master of Anthropology Syllabus Details

IGNOU Master of Anthropology 1st Year Syllabus Details

  • MANI 1 – Anthropology and Methods of Research (Theory and Practical)
  • MANI 2 – Physical Anthropology (Theory and Practical)
  • MAN 1 – Social Anthropology (Theory)
  • MAN 2 – Archaeological Anthropology (Theory)

IGNOU Master of Anthropology 2nd Year Syllabus Details

  • 1 – FMANP ield work Dissertation
  • MANI 3 – Practicing Anthropology (Theory and Project)
  • Elective Courses (Choose any two only)
  • MANE 1 – Human Genetics (Theory and Practical)
  • MANE 2 – Human Growth & Development (Theory and Practical)
  • MANE 3 – Comparative Ethnography (Theory)
  • MANE 4 – Gender and Society (Theory)
  • MANE 5 – Environmental Anthropology (Theory)

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Is the MAAN course of IGNOU available in both medium, Hindi and English

No, the MAAN course of IGNOU is available only in the English medium.

Do I need to download the assignments and submit them after completion for the curse of MAAN IGNOU

Yes, you have to download the assignments, solve them and submit them on the IGNOU portal.

Is there any age bar for entry in the course MAAN of IGNOU

There is no age bar for entry in the course MAAN of IGNOU.

What are the minimum and the maximum time limit of the MAAN course of IGNOU

The minimum time limit for the MAAN course of IGNOU is 2years and the maximum time limit is 5 years.

What has to be done and how can I know about the practicals in the MAAN course of IGNOU

For knowing the schedule of the practical classes of MAAN you need to be in personal contact with your study centre. For the practicals, you need to maintain a practical file and record your observations while performing your practical.

Where will I get a job after completing the MAAN course from IGNOU

After completing the MAAN course from IGNOU you can get a job either in the Government Agencies, Private Business Agencies, Archaeological Departments, Human and Health Service Organisation, Computer Information and Software Development, etc