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Name Prof. Kaushik Sankar Bose
Designation Professor
Department Name ANTHROPOLOGY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-393 / Centrex Extn. 393
Email ID kaushikbose@cantab.net
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Mobile No 08509924017
Personal Website http://vidyasagar.ac.in/dept_of_anthropology/CV_koushikbose.pdf
Address DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY, MIDNAPORE - 721 102, WEST BENGAL, INDIA.
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
D.Sc.Vidyasagar University2016
Ph.DUniversity of Cambridge1996
Ph.DPanjab University, Chandigarh1990
M.Sc (Hons.)Panjab University, Chandigarh1987
B.Sc (Hons.)Panjab University, Chandigarh1985
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor since 2010
One and a half years teaching experience (2000-2002) working as a Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, Calcutta University.
Over eight years teaching experience (2002-2010) working as a Reader/Associate Professor in Biological Anthropology, at the Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
Three years teaching experience (1998-2000), working as a Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Senior Research Associate (Pool Officer) at the Department of Anthropology, Calcutta University teaching
Over two years teaching experience (1988-90) working as an University Grants Commission Fellow at the Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTHROPPOMETRY ETHNICITY AND HEALTH HUMAN NUTRITION
Course/ Subject Taught 
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND APPLIED BIO-STATISTICS, ETHNICITY AND HEALTH, ANTHROPOMETRY
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Syndrome X: Some Common Determinants WorldwideIn: Obesity and Syndrome X: A Global Public Health Burden, pp. 273-289. Editors: M. Das and K. Bose. ISBN: 978-1-53614-669-12019New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Nutritional Assessment by Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure among School Going Children of Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, IndiaHuman Biology Review, 8(1), 66-762019Human Biology Review
Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Prevalence of Under Nutrition among Adult Sabars of Bankura District, West Bengal, IndiaInternational Journal of Advancement in Life Sciences Research, 2 (1): 1-102019Dr Tarak Nath Podder Memorial Foundation, Kolkata, India
The Assessment of Nutritional Status Using Mid-Upper Arm Circumference among Bengalee Preschool Children of Sagar Island, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, IndiaJournal of Life Sciences, 11(1-2): 1-62019Kamla-Raj Enterprise and Taylor & Francis Online
Prevalence of Under nutrition among Santal Preschool Children of Two Districts of West Bengal, IndiaHuman Biology Review, 8 (2): 179-1962019Human Biology Review
Anthropometric Characteristics and Nutritional Status of Adult Sabars of Bankura District, West BengalHuman Biology Review, 7 (1), 71-832018Human Biology Review
Sexual dimorphism in central obesity among adult rural adults of Ghatal Block, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, IndiaHuman Biology Review, 7 (2): 183-2042018Human Biology Review
The validity of mid-upper arm circumference as an indicator of low BMI in population screening for undernutrition: a study among adult slum dwellers in eastern IndiaPublic Health Nutrition, 21(14): 2575-2583. https://doi.org/10.1017/S13689800180013012018Cambridge University Press
The Paradox of “Double Burden”” of Malnutrition in IndiaIn: Malutrition: A Double Burden, pp. 267-269. Editors: N. Mondal, K. Bose and J. Sen. ISBN: 978-9-38758-742-72018New Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation.
Assessment of nutritional status by composite index of anthropometric failure (CIAF): a study among preschool children of Sagar Block, South24 Parganas District, West Bengal, IndiaAnthropological Review, 81 (3): 269-2772018Polish Academy of Sciences
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National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Physical Growth Assessment among Indigenous Karbi Children of Assam, India: Comparison of WHO, CDC and NHANES Growth ReferencesIn: Growth And Nutritional Studies: Perspective from North East India, 85-107. Editors: S. Sengupta and D.Dutta. ISBN: 97881212149332019New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House.
Nutritional Assessment of Adult Male Munda and OraonTribals of Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, IndiaIn: Development among the Tribal and Minority Societies. pp. 315-322. Editors: S. Bhui, M. S. Das and P. C. Coomar. ISBN: 978-9351-282-42-6.2017New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House.
Prevalence of Undernutrition Among Five Tribes of West Bengal, IndiaIn: Nutrition and Health Among Tribal Populations of India: A Biocultural Approach. pp. 159-170. Edited by: N. Mondal and J. Sen. ISBN: 9789350502976.2016New Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation.
Does ethnic heterogeneity lead to ethnic variation in nature of relationship between central adiposity measures and coronary disease risk factors among IndiansJournal of Indian Anthropological Society, 50: 199-2002016Indian Anthropological Society
In Memorium: Deba Prasad Mukherjee, 1933-2015.Journal of Indian Anthropological Society, 50: 207-208.2016Indian Anthropological Society.
Impact of pubertal age on nutritional status among 18-23 years females of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, IndiaIn: Health, Nutrition and Hygiene: The Dynamics of Social Ecology in India. pp. 183-189. (Editors: N.K. Sinha, M.K. Patsa, R. Das and P. Samanta).ISBN: 978-81-930138-1-62016Midnapore: Shreelipi Publisher, 2016.
Growth and Nutritional Status of 2 to 6 years old Santal and Bauri Children in Relation with Mother’s Education. In: Health and Tribes in India: Challenges and Opportunities, pp. 235-245. Edited by: K. N. Dash. New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2015.In: Health and Tribes in India: Challenges and Opportunities, pp. 235-245. Edited by: K. N. Dash. New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2015.2015New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2015.
Ethnic-Specific Prevalence of Thinness among Bengalee Youths of Midnapore, West Bengal, India. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 6 (1):1374-1380, 2015.Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 6 (1):1374-1380, 2015.2015INDIA
Association of ABO blood groups with malaria: A study from Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, IndiaResearch, 1: 976, 2014.2014Research
Association of second to fourth digit length ratio (2D:4D) with some anthropometric measurements: a comparison between Polish and Indian young adults aged 18-25 years.Human Biology Review, 3 (4):315-326,2014.2014Human Biology Review
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Other Publication


Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Obesity and Syndrome X: A Global Public Health BurdenNova Science Publishers, New York2019Co-editor
Malnutrition: A Double BurdenB. R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi2018Co-editor
Biological Implications of Human MobilityNova Science Publishers, New York2016Co-editor
Health Consequences of Human Central ObesityNova Science Publishers, New York2014Co-Editor
Panorama of Development: Challenges AheadNew Delhi: Concept Publishers2014Co-Editor
Human Malnutrition: Twin Burdens of Undernutrition and OvernutritionNova Science Publishers,New York2012EDITED
Obesity insights: from genes to patients, and solutions by Eduardo SpinediBentham Science Publishers, U.K2009Reviewer
Health and Nutritional Problems of Indigenous PopulationsKamla Raj2008Edited
Ecology, Culture, Nutrition, Health and Disease.Kamla Raj2006Edited
Human Obesity: A Major Health Burden.Kamla RaJ2005Edited
A Review of Studies on Central Fat Distribution Among IndiansSalmoli Publications2000AUTHOR
World Health and World Politics: The World Health Organization and the U.N. SystemHurst and Company, London. In: Cambridge Review of International Affairs1995Reviewer
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
SOM PRASAD GIRIPATTERNS OF GROWTH AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS AMONG BENGALEE PRESCHOOL CHILDREN: A BIOSOCIAL STUDY Awarded2019
BINOY KUITIASSESSMENT OF DIET AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND PREVALENCE OF MORBIDITY AMONG COASTAL FISHERMEN OF PURBA MEDINIPUR DISTRICT IN WEST BENGAL Awarded2019
PRIYANKA DASNUTRITIONAL STATUS OF ADULT SLUM DWELLERS OF MIDNAPORE TOWN, WEST BENGAL, INDIA Awarded2018
MIHIR GHOSHANTHROPOMETRIC STUDY OF ADULT MALE BRICK-KILN WORKERS OF MURSHIDABAD DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL Awarded2018
KANKANA DETHE INFLUENCE OF NUTRITION ON MEAN AGE AT MENARCHE OF ADOLESCENT SCHOOL GIRLS OF PASCHIM MEDINIPUR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA Awarded2016
SUBAL DASANTHROPOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF SANTAL AND BAURI PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AGED 2-6 YEARS IN PURULIYA, WEST BENGALDr. Sudip Datta BanikAwarded2013
AMAL KUMAR BHUNIAOVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY AMONG ADOLESCENT BENGALEE BOYS OF MIDNAPUR TOWN, WEST BENGAL Awarded2012
SADARUDDIN BISWASGROWTH AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF RURAL BENGALEE PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN OF INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICE (ICDS) SCHEME OF CHAPRA BLOCK OF NADIA DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL. Awarded2012
RAJA CHAKRABORTYNUTRITIONAL STATUS OF BENGALEE ADULT MALE IN BIDHAN COLONY: AN URBAN SLUM IN DUM DUM, WEST BENGAL Awarded2011
BANDANA SENMEASUREMENT OF TOTAL BODY WATER AMONG BENGALEE INFANTS AND CHILDREN OF KOLKATA, INDIA.DR. D. MAHALANABISAwarded2010
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Project Work



Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Status
Study on Sexual Dimorphism in Growth Patterns and its Associated Factors Among 6-18 Years Old School Children of Paschim Medinipur District West Bengal UGC5500001 year20052005
Evaluation of health and nutritional status of tribal children of Bankura, Paschim Midnapore and Purulia districts of West Bengal Govt. of West Bnegal, Department of Science and Technology5000000 year20052005
Nutritional Status of tribal children aged 6 to 18 years of Bankura, East and West Midnapore and Purulia Districts of West Bengal Indian Council for Medical Research7000000 year20052005
Sex differences in Nutritional Status of Primary School Children of Midnapore Town University Grants Commission150001 year20022002
Study of Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus in Different Ethnic GroupsCo-InvestigatorBritish Diabetic Association4800001 year19941994
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Invited lecture entitles as "Nutritional stress among Indian tribes: A very serious health burden" at the National Seminar on "Food and Nutrition among Tribal People"Department of Anthropology and Tribal Studies. Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University in collaboraiton with Cultural Research Institute, Tribal Development Department, Govt. of West BengalPuruliya, West Bengal2019
Invited lecture titled "Anthropometry based nutritional status of adult tribal populations in India: An Overview" at the National Seminar on "Health Status and Health Care Practices of Scheduled Tribes in West Bengal"Cultural Research Institute, Kolkata sponsored by Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India.Kolkata2019
Invited lecture titled "Anthropometric Field Methods" at the National Seminar cum Workshop on "Fieldwork in Anthropology at the Crossroads"Department of Anthropology, West Bengal State UniversityBarasat, West Bengal2019
Invited lecture titled as "Anthropometry based nutritional status of adult tribal populations in India: An Overview" at the Vidyasagar University under the Faculty Invited Lecture SeriesVidyasagar UniversityMidnapore, West Bengal2019
Invited lecture titled "Nutritional stress among tribes of India: a serious health burden" at the National Seminar on "Bio-Cultural heritage of Eastern India: Theoria, Traxis and Poiesis"Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta sponsored by Govt. of West BengalKolkata2018
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Membership of Learned Society 
Chartered Biologist (CBiol.) of Institute of Biology, U.K
Fellow of Royal Society of Health (FRSH), U.K.
European Professional Biologist (EurProBiol.) of European Countries Biologists Association, U.K.
Fellow of Cambridge Philosophical Society, University of Cambridge, U.K.
Fellow of the Cambridge Society, University of Cambridge, U.K
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Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
External Member of Post-Graduate Studies in Anthropology at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong2007 to 2009
External Member of Under-Graduate Studies in Anthropology at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong2009 to 2011
Expert at various selection committees for research projects at Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata and Shillong and Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata2009 to 2011
Member and Expert of Child Health and Nutrition Knowledge Network (CHNKN) of Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) headed by Robert Black of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA2010 to 2014
Evaluator/Assessor for the Association of Commonwealth Universities, U.K., Commonwealth Fellowship Programme2006 to 2008
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Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
National seminar on "Food and Nutrition among Tribal People"2019ChairpersonDepartment of Anthropology and Tribal Studies, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Puruliya in collaboration with Cultural Research Institute, Kolkata
National seminar cum workshop "Fieldwork in Anthropology at the Crossroads"2019ChairpersonDepartment of Anthropology, West Bengal State University, Barasat
International conference on "Indigenous People, Human Security and Sustainable Development: Emerging Challenges in the Present Global Context"2018Panel convenorDepartment of Anthropology, West Bengal State University, Barasat
International seminar on "Food and Health: Bio-cultural Dimensions"2018ChairpersonDepartment of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal
National seminar on "Maternal and Child Health: Issues and Challenges"2018ChairpersonDepartment of Anthropology, Assam University, Diphu Campus, Assam, India
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Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Anthropologists and Filmmakers view Sikkim2012CoordinatorAnthropological survey of India
Quality Improvement in Teaching and Development of Curricula in Anthropology at Undergraduate level2012cooderinatorUGC
Approaching Development: Theory and Practice2007CoordinatorUGC
Awards
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Senior International Academic Exchange FellowshipIndian National Science Academy (INSA) and Polosh Academy of Science (PAS)2016
Senior Research AssociateshipCouncil of Scientific and Industrial research, Govt. of India1997
Senior Research AssociateshipKings College London, University of London1995
Dean Students WelfarePanjab University1987
University MedalPanjab University1987
Dewan Bahadur Wali Ram Taneja Gold MedalPanjab University1987
Dean Students Welfare, Panjab University MedalPanjab University1985
Dean Students Welfare, Panjab University MedalPanjab University1983
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