PhD Program


The CDA, in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (TU), offers Ph. D. program in Anthropology. The PhD students are required to compete 30 credit hours of course work in 3 semesters. Then they have to compete field research and submit a dissertation (equivalent of 30 credit hours).  Beside teaching the courses , the CDA provides mentorship and additional training for the PhD candidate registered at the Dean Office. The CDA faculty members also work as research advisors for the foreign PhD students, who have research affiliations  with the TU and are doing anthropological search works in Nepal.

The PhD program is administered by the Dean office. So for information on the PhD in anthropology, please contact the Office of Dean, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, http://tribhuvan-university.edu.np/faculties/faculty-of-humanities-and-social-sciences.

 

An Oview of the syllabus of the PhD in Anthropology

 

1st Semester

  1. AN 701 Anthropology in Theory and Practice ( 3 credits; required)

  2. AN 702 Ethnography: Perspectives and Practices ( 3 credits, required)

  3. AN 703: Perspectives on the State, Change and Development ( 3 credits, optional, open to PhD students from other disciplines)

  4. AN 704 Readings in Contemporary South Asia. (3 credits, Optional, Open to PhD students from other disciplines)

 

2nd Semester

AN 711 Critical Studies in  Nepalese Histories and Societies ( 3 credits, optional, open to PhD students from other disciplines)

AN 712  Practicum on Research Design and Writing ( 3 credits, required; also Open for PhD students from other disciplines)

AN 713 Common Research Methodology ( 6 credits, offered by the Dean Office, Compulsory for all PhD students)

 

3rd Semester

AN 721 Literature Review: Study of the Reading Lists and Presentation ( conducted  and evaluated by the CDA and its professors)

AN 731 Thesis Writing: 30 credit hours (after meeting all the above requirements in three semesters, and after completing the research work).