Researcher in Mysore, Karnataka,India

Mithun Sikdar is working as Superintending Anthropologist (Physical) under Anthropological Survey of India, Southern Regional Center, Mysore. He received his MSc (2004) and PhD (2010) in Anthropology from Dibrugarh University, Assam, India. Sikdar's doctoral work focuses on the perennial flood situation in Assam and its impact on physical health of a particular tribal population. Apart from that he contributed a large part of his initial career to investigate on the gobin gene distribution and its impact on the health in different population groups in Northeast India.

His special areas of interest includes Pediatric Auxology, Genetic Demography, Forensic Anthropology, Molecular Anthropology.


  • Young Scientist Award from Indian Science Congress.
  • Young Scientist International Award from ICMR.
  • Young Scientist Paper presenter Award from UIAF
  • Prof B.M.Das memorial Award
  • Doctorate Fellowship Award from ICSSR
  • UGC- DRS(SAP) Award
  • UIAF Best paper presenter Award
  • UIAF Young Budding Anthropologist Award

Projects Completed on:

  • Hemoglobinopathies in Northeast India under Dibrugarh University
  • Child Growth and Nutrition in Northeast India under ICSSR
  • Bio-cultural Diversity and Sustainable development under AnSI, Govt of India
  • DNA polymorphism among contemporary human population under AnSI, Govt of India
  • Type 2 Diabetes in Western India under AnSI, Govt of India
  • Ethnographic study on Denotified, Nomadic and Seminomadic Communities of India under AnSI, govt of India.

Other Positions held:

  • Researcher, Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati, Assam.
  • DRS, SAP Fellow, University Grant Commission.
  • ICSSR, Fellow.
  • Assistant Anthropologist (Physical) in Anthropological Survey of India.
  • Superintending Anthropologist and Head of Office, Anthropological Survey of India, Southern Regional Center, Mysore.

Training program:

  • SPSS from Indian Statistical Institute
  • Forensic Archaeology from DPAA Hawaii, USA
  • Epigenomics from Manipal University
  • Molecular Genetics from Assam Medical College
  • Reproductive and Fetal Genomics from All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi
  • Biochemical Genetics" from Anthropological Survey of India and many more.

He loves to paint, sing and play different instruments including tabla.

  • Work
    • Anthropology
  • Education
    • PhD in Anthropology
    • Dibrugarh University