Study of growth pattern of different parts of human body is important for understanding the totality of human beings. Growth in its context is the enterprise of Anthropology. Therefore, it can be taken as an important manifestation of the genetic, environmental and psychological well being of a person. Growth studies are important to assess the potentiality of health or physique as Indian population physically and culturally varies from each other. Nutritional anthropometry is concerned with the measurement of the variations of the different dimensions and composition of the human body at different age levels and degree of nutrition. The physical dimensions of the body are much influenced by nutrition particularly in the growing children. Selected body measurements can therefore give valuable information concerning certain types of malnutrition in which body size and body composition are affected. Body composition attributed to assess general health of any individual, is commonly studied from the point of epidemiological, clinical and population studies. Therefore, study of body fat and fat distribution is important to evaluate the pattern of nutrition of population.