Department of Anthropology
I obtained PG and Ph.D in Anthropology from Andhra University and was awarded the Research Associate(PDF) Fellowship from the Council of Industrial and Scientific Research(CSIR). Joined Pondicherry University as guest faculty in 2000 and have served this university for the last 20 years as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. I am instrumental in building the Department of Anthropology, the first 6 years when there was not even a single sanctioned post to the department. The department has witnessed a steady and stable growth starting with one student in the year of establishment and presently reached a strength of 33 enrollment, and I have the honour of teaching all these students. Organised national seminars and the recent one is held during 1-2 August 2019 on ‘Tribal cultures in transition’.