A Post-Graduate Research Centre


ANTHROPOLOGY and SOCIOLOGY Recognized by the University of Mumbai

Institute of Indian Culture, situated in the picturesque location of Gyan Ashram Campus, Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri East, Mumbai 93 is a research centre – cum – library founded by the famous anthropologist Dr. Stephen Fuchs. The institute seeks to carry on the legacy of great scholars who have contributed greatly to the growth of Anthropology worldwide. It situates itself in the anthropological tradition spearheaded by Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt of Vienna who was a major contributor to the distinct theoretical position of ‘kulturkreis’ (culture-circle) theory in the diffusionist school of anthropology. Dr. Stephen Fuchs was a student of Dr. Schmidt.


Stephen Fuchs, Ph.D., Professor in Cultural Anthropology

Former Members of the Faculty

J.V. Ferreira, Ph.D., Professor in Cultural Anthropology

A. Bopegamage, Ph.D., Professor in Sociology

Faculty and Staff

S.M. Michael, Ph.D.,Director, Professor in Anthropology

Dr. (Mrs.) Vasundhara Mohan, MA., Ph.D., Programme Director

Augustine Kanjamala, Ph.D., Research Guide for PhD in Sociology

Myrtle Barse, Ph.D., Research Guide for PhD in Sociology

Leela D’Souza, Ph.D., Research Guide for M.A (Research) in Sociology

Joseph M.T., Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Sociology, University of Mumbai

Charles Vas, Ph.D., Member

Joyson Kurian, Member

Bernd Pflug, Ph.D., Member

Students in Residence

Nirmal Dhanaswani, Ph.D., Research Scholar, University of Mumbai


Institute of Indian Culture

Mahakali Caves Road,

Andheri (East),

Mumbai 400093.

Telephone: +91 22 2836 8038, +91 22 2825 4729

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Office Hours

9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)

Holidays: Sundays and Public Holidays recognized by the Government of Maharashtra.


Institute of Indian Culture is situated at Gyan Ashram Campus, on the Mahakali Caves Road. The nearest bus stop is Sher-e-Punjab Bus stop on Mahakali Caves Road. It is situated beside Sacred Heart Church and across Canossa Primary School.

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