Yeah its possible,
It depends on which client you're using.

e,g.
In pycassa(python client for cassandra), I use 
>> import pycassa
>> from pycassa.system_manager import *
>> sys = SystemManager('hostname:portnumber')
>> sys.describe_partitioner()




On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 5:32 PM, Vivek Mishra <mishra.vivs@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Is it possible to know, type of partitioner programmitcally at runtime?

-Vivek