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148 Anthropology Colleges in 6 Countries Offering 428 Courses

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parkville, Australia
Rank : #1
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
32512
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Band 6.5
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Feb,July
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auckland, New Zealand
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3 years
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33688
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Band 6
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1 years
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39584
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cambridge, United States
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1 years
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Band 7
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Sep

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palmerston-north, New Zealand
Rank : #2
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1.5 years
1 year Fee -  
27560
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Band 6
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Feb
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stanford, United States
Rank : #2
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3 years
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16901
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Band 6.5
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Sep
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
34000
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Band 6.5
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Sep
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auckland, New Zealand
Rank : #2
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3 years
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25760
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Band 6
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
29230
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
29230
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
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london, United Kingdom
Rank : #3
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
17710
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Band 6.5
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Sep
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3 years
1 year Fee -  
17710
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Band 6.5
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Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
20540
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Band 7.5
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Sep
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1 years
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20540
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Sep
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1 years
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20540
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Sep
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1 years
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20540
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Sep
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1 years
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20540
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Band 7.5
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Sep
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1 years
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20540
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Band 7
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Sep
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canberra, Australia
Rank : #3
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
26880
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Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
28320
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Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
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2 years
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28320
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Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
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2 years
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28320
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Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
32256
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Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
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dunedin, New Zealand
Rank : #3
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
25109
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Band 6
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
25600
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Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
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3 years
1 year Fee -  
25600
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Band 6
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
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26364
IELTS -  
Band 6
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Feb
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
31500
IELTS -  
Band 6
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Feb
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quebec, Canada
Rank : #3
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
16815
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Band 6.5
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Sep, Oct, Nov
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
19500
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Sep, Oct, Nov
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cambridge, United States
Rank : #3
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
null
IELTS -  
Band 6
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Aug
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edinburgh, United Kingdom
Rank : #4
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
17700
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Sep
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
17700
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Band 6.5
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Sep
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
17700
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Sep
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
17700
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Sep
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
17700
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4 years
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17700
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Sep
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
17700
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Band 6.5
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Sep
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
17700
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Sep
Duration -  
4 years
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17700
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17700
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Sep
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4 years
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17700
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Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
19300
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Band 7
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Sep
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1 years
1 year Fee -  
19300
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Band 7
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Sep
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
23200
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Band 6.5
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Sep
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christchurch, New Zealand
Rank : #4
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
25500
IELTS -  
Band 6
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Feb, Jul
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sydney, Australia
Rank : #4
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
36940
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
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camperdown, Australia
Rank : #5
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
39000
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Band 6.5
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Mar, Jul
Updated on - February 9th 2020 by Rachit Agrawal

Overview                         

We, as human beings have the ability to study various subjects in this world. Have you ever wondered about studying the human's behavior and how we have evolved from what we were a hundred thousand years ago to what we are now? If this interests you, then Anthropology might be the right choice for a subject that you should specialize in. Anthropology is basically the study of human behavior. It deals with the various aspects of human life starting from our evolution to our habitation and way of life in different cultures and societies. Human biology is also a part of the subject. Dwelling deeper into the subject, Anthropologists study the unique characteristics of particular communities based in different geographical locations.

Why Anthropology

An Anthropologist can often be substituted with the synonym of ‘a trained observer’. By way of learning the subject, the person develops sharp learning skills and his or her analytical skills are also noted to be improved. There are times when the world needs a good researcher and analyst who can read and comprehend large volumes of data. Anthropology paves way for teaching and research as academicians on the one hand and applied anthropology as administrators, evaluators, social scientists, etc. Thus the scope of the subject is vast.

Various domains under Anthropology

The subject of Anthropology may be classified into the various fields based on the focus of study. Unique research methods from those used in humanities and social sciences to Biology and Geology are employed in the subject. The classification is as follows:

  • Physical or Biological Anthropology
  • Socio-cultural Anthropology
  • Linguistic anthropology
  • Archaeological Anthropology
  • Applied Anthropology

 

Physical or Biological Anthropology:

As the name suggests, Physical Anthropology deals with the non-cultural aspects of humans. This field involves not only the systematic studies of humans but also of near-humans, which includes monkeys, apes and other primates. Biological Anthropologists are more interested in learning about the human evolution mechanisms and the aspects of genetic inheritances. It is further subdivided into the three fields. One is Human Biology, which studies the biological characteristics. Next is Primatology, which is the study on non-human primates. The third is called Palaeoanthropology, which is the field of study involving the coordination with geologists to recover fossil information history of our ancestors.

Socio-cultural Anthropology:

This field of Anthropology is concerned with the sociological aspects of humans. That is, the cultural and societal differences and uniqueness of human beings. The focus is mainly on contemporary societies instead of ancient ones. The field finds its importance in the modern societies where the uniqueness of culture is gradually fading in many parts of the world.

Linguistic anthropology:

Communication in different manner is the key focus of this area of study. Linguistic Anthropologists study the mannerisms of various forms of communication such as the written and spoken, verbal and non-verbal communication in different human groups. Different language dialects and social conventions of speaking in different situations are studied here.

Archaeological Anthropology:

The field involves excavating the ancient remains and studying the nature of human beings, their characteristics and way of living. Archaeologists may be classified as Classical, Historical, Prehistoric, Underwater and Zooarchaeologists.

 

Applied Anthropology:

This field concentrates on the practical application of Anthropology. The methodologies are implemented in problem solving in numerous fields of occupation. They work as researchers, mediators, administrators, etc. in corporations as well. Some example professions include Medical Anthropologists, Forensic Anthropologists, Ethnobotanists (Anthropologists who work with indigenous peoples in different parts of the world), etc.

Top Universities and courses offered to study Anthropology

There are certain universities that provide specialization in the field of Anthropology which help students, particularly research scholars to gain in-depth knowledge in specific areas of the subject. Some popular institutions and their courses are listed below.

Short-term/Certificate/Diploma level courses

  • Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology summer course by Stanford Summer, USA – Duration of 52 days
  • Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) Endorsed in Anthropology, University of Otago, New Zealand – Duration of 1 year
  • Options in Social Sciences-Anthropology, Harvard Summer SchoolHarvard University, US
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Anthropology, Maynooth University, Dublin, Ireland
  • Social Anthropology (Graduate Certificate), Birkbeck, University of London

Undergraduate / Bachelor’s Degree Level

There are a plethora of other courses in various reputed universities all over the world that the candidate may research upon.

Post-Graduate / Master’s Level Programs

Programs by Oxford University

 

Programs by University of Cambridge

 

Programs by Columbia University

 

The above mentioned are some of the programs for anthropology studies in universities abroad.

 

Top Colleges for Anthropology

  • Oxford University
  • University of Cambridge
  • Columbia University
  • Maynooth University
  • University of Otago
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University 
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University
  • Duke University
  • Trinity College

Course Details Level Wise

 

Level

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree

Duration

Undergraduate 3 – 4 Years, Post Graduate 1 to 2 Years

Type

Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Masters of Arts (M.A) in Anthropology

Eligibility

Bachelor’s Course

  • Interested candidate must have passed 10th+2 in subjects like Mathematics, Science and Biology. 
  • For study in US and the UK, the candidate’s English test scores like TOEFL, IELTS will be mandatory.

Master’s Course

  • Student must have a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from a recognized university.
  • All students must submit 1 official transcript showing courses and grades per school attended.
  • A statement of purpose
  • 3 Letter of recommendation
  • A transcript of any research work conducted during the bachelor’s course can be an added advantage 
  • TOEFL or IELTS test score

Admission Process

  • The admission procedure varies as per the level of program and university selected. However, most universities conduct entrance exams for admission purposes while others conduct personal interviews, either at the campus or digitally. 
  • Students have to apply online and have to pay the application fee at the time of applying.

Average Salary

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2017, anthropologists had a median salary of $62,280.

Top recruiters

IDEO, Jump, Steelcase, Research Institute, Medical Writing Etc

Position offered

Scientist , Medical Researcher, Consultant, Field Investigator, Education Anthropologist 

 

Top Universities

Name

Location

Fees

Trinity College

College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

1st Year Total Fees

INR 52.63 Lakhs

Columbia University

New York City, New York, United States

Room & Meals

Rs 9.62 Lakhs

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina, USA

1st Year Tuition Fees

INR 45.6 Lakh

University of Otago

362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

1st Year Tuition Fees

INR 11.7 Lakh

 

Requirements and Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria vary as per the country, universities and level and type of courses selected. The general requirements are as follows.

Bachelor’s Course

  • Interested candidate must have passed 10th+2 in subjects like Mathematics, Science and Biology. 
  • For study in US and the UK, the candidate’s English test scores like TOEFL, IELTS will be mandatory.

Master’s Course

  • Student must have a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from a recognized university.
  • All students must submit 1 official transcript showing courses and grades per school attended.
  • A statement of purpose
  • 3 Letter of recommendation
  • A transcript of any research work conducted during the bachelor’s course can be an added advantage 
  • TOEFL or IELTS test score

Just as any popular subject, anthropology too has courses at various levels such as certificate and diploma courses, undergraduate or Bachelor’s Degree courses, Post-graduate or Master’s Degree courses, and research programs at Doctorate level. The Bachelor’s Degree programs are generally 3 to 4 year duration, Master’s program of 1 to 2 years and Ph.D. programs vary between 3 to 6 years of duration.

Course and Syllabus in Anthropology


Year I

  • Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Archaeological Anthropology-I
  • Technical Writing & Communication in English/ Computational
  • Archaeological Anthropology-II
  • Anthropology of Kinship
  • Biostatistics and Data Analysis

Year II

  • Theories of Culture and Society
  • Human Genetics
  • Primate Biology / Cell Biology-I
  • Molecular Biology-I
  • Tribes and Peasants in India
  • Anthropology of religion, politics & economy
  • Biodiversity & Indigenous Knowledge / Cell Biology II
  • Anthropology of India / Molecular Biology-II

Year III

  • Human Ecology: Biological Dimensions
  • Biological Diversity in Human Populations
  • Human Ecology: Social and Cultural Dimensions
  • Genetics & Genomics-I
  • Field work dissertation
  • Fundamental of Human Origins and Evolution
  • Genomic Diversity in Human Populations
  • Anthropology In Practice / Genetics & Genomics-II

 

Career Scope

Anthropologists contribute significantly to interdisciplinary fields such as international studies and ethnic and gender studies and some work in academic research centers. Anthropologists conduct scientific and humanistic studies of the culture and evolution of humans. Anthropologists can start their career in different sectors, like colleges, universities, government agencies, NGOs, business, health, and human services. These graduates can also get jobs at private businesses, community organizations, museums, independent research institutes, service organizations, media. In most reputed organizations like Centers for Disease Control, UNESCO, the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank.

Job Opportunities in Anthropology

  • Scientist 
  • Medical Researcher 
  • Consultant 
  • Field Investigator 
  • Education Anthropologist 
  • Economic Anthropologist 
  • Business Anthropologist

 

Job and Salary Scope

Graduation in Anthropology offers a candidate variety to choose from in terms of his/her career. One can choose from areas like research and fieldwork to the more complex ones like Epidemiology, medicine, and public health.

Positions

Average Salary Per Annum

Archaeologist

1 to 2 Lakh

Epidemiologist

2 to 5 Lakh

Linguist

2 to 5 Lakh

Teacher

1 to 3 Lakh

 

Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard

Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.
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