Atul Krishna|Nov 11, 2023
Hyderabad University alumnus appointed director of Anthropological Survey of India
Another alumnus of UoH has been appointed director of the Indira Gandhi Rasthriya Manav Sanghralaya (IGRMS), Bhopal.
NEW DELHI: BV Sharma, an alumnus of the department of anthropology, School of Social Sciences, Hyderabad University (UoH) have been appointed as the director of the Anthropological Survey of India (ASI), Kolkata. Another alumnus Amitabh Pandey will be taking over as the director of the Indira Gandhi Rasthriya Manav Sanghralaya (IGRMS), Bhopal.
Sharma has been teaching for more than 30 year at the department of anthropology at Hyderabad University. He has mentored several doctoral scholars in the fields of medical anthropology, tribal welfare and development and social anthropology.
He has also held the position of project investigator in several projects that were sponsored by Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR) and the tribal welfare department, Telangana. He has published over 30 publications in various prestigious journals, books, edited volumes and project reports. He completed MA anthropology from Pune University and PhD at from UoH.
Amitabh Pande headed ICCF
Amitabh Pande has held the position of chairperson of the sociology and community development in the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal. He has also headed the International Centre of Community Forestry (ICCF). Pande was a member of the Madhya Pradesh Wetland Authority of the Government of MP.
He completed his doctoral thesis on the study of sacred groves, using an anthropological approach from the department of anthropology in the UoH. Pande has completed multiple projects both national and international as a consultant and trainer with the World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, European Union, ICSSR, DST and MOTA. He was also instrumental in drafting the National Forest Policy in 2018.
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