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Department of Anthropology

Anthropology is a multidisciplinary social science that studies human evolution, history, civilizations, cultures, society, languages, kinships, psychology, religion, politics, economy, production, social development, social welfare, and human health and education. Besides quantitative research skills, it uses unique qualitative research methods, i.e., participant observation and ethnography. Its methods are now being popularized in many other disciplines such as Public Health, Nursing, Sociology, social work, International Development, and Gender Studies. It helps marginalized and vulnerable people, genders, and classes tell their stories, vignettes, verbal discussions, and in-depth interviews, and express their experiences. It helps communities to bring social change and development. The scope of this knowledge is very broad and career opportunities are extremely vast including Development and Welfare Organizations, Public Health and Nursing, Human Rights, Labor Rights, Women and Children Rights Organizations, United Nations and donor Organizations, International NGOs, World Bank, Poverty Alleviation and Income Support Programs, Media, Research, and Teaching Institutions. Besides these, graduates can explore exciting creative career options: Experience Researcher, Social Impact Researcher; Health Scientist; User Experience (UX) Researcher; Research Scientist; Museum Educator; and Digital Curator. Last but not least, multiple other options, for example, government jobs, federal and provincial Civil Service competition examinations, Health and nutrition Officers, Social Welfare Officers, and Medical Welfare Officers can also be obtainable. After studying this subject, students can learn multiple skills, for example, interpersonal and communication skills, interviewing skills, story writing, sampling, surveys,  advocacy, political-economic analysis, data analysis, report writing, problem-solving skills, multicultural and conflict resolution skills, policy-making, project management, representing the un-represented communities, healthcare strengthening, health education and promotion, poverty alleviation, environmental protection, and sustainable development and peace.  
Anthropology is a useful and effective subject. Its importance in employment and personality building is twofold. This universal subject is taught at the college and university level. Europe, America and developed countries of the world have the same excellent opportunities relevant to this discipline. This was started in Pakistan from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. Realizing its importance and need, its education has been going on for the past several years in the great educational institution of South Punjab, The Islamia University, Bahawalpur. The faculty consists of highly qualified male and female teachers. It has a vibrant faculty who have a wide range of teaching and research experience. Scheme of Study designed for a Four-Year integrated BS (Hons) in Anthropology offers a wide range of courses that will enable the students to determine their areas of interest and conduct field-based research. To improve the quality of education the discipline of Anthropology is going to collaborate with International schools and universities to help their student get fellowships, apprenticeships, and internships. The  Anthropology Department at IUB will soon start MPhil and Ph.D. Programs so that the scope of teaching and research could further expand. Admissions are ongoing with the best benefits incentives, and facilities.

Dr. Farooq Ahmed




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