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Dr. Ram B. Bhagat
Dr. R. B. Bhagat Professor and Head
Department of Migration & Urban Studies
E-mail: rbbhagat@iips.net& bhagrb1@rediffmail.com
Phone: 91-22-42372473
Fax: +91-22-25563257
Publications
Academic Record:
  • Master in Geography, (Specialised in Regional Development), Jawaharlal Nehru Universitu, New Delhi, 1984
  • Ph.D. Population Studies, Bombay University (enrolled at International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai), 1988

Areas of Interest:
  • Urbanization and right to the city; migration and development, demography of religion and caste; politics of demographic data, marriage and fertility, population and environment.

Research Co-ordinator/Resource Person/Consultant:
  • ENVIS Centre on Population and Environment, funded under the Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Programme of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi, 2007-2012.
  • Concurrent Evaluation of National Rural Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi, 2009-11.
  • Food Security among Tribal and No-tribal Populations, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai 2007-09.
  • International Migration from Gujarat, International Institute for Population Sciences, 20012-14.
  • Resource Person-India Migration Initiative, UNESCO-UNICEF; Consultant UNESCO; International Organisation for Migration, Geneva.
  • Member on the Panel of Demography of Armed Conflict, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Paris 2006-09.

Publications (See the Attachment)
  • Books - 6
  • Reports - 20
  • Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals - 70
  • Capters in Edited Books -21

Training Attended
  • Training in Communicating Environmental Research to Policy Makers, January 21- February 1, 2002 Organized by Population Reference Bureau, Washington DC in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Demographic Aspects of Ageing, November 12-24, Malta Organized by UN-International Institute of Ageing, Malta.
  • Certificate Course in Urban Settlement analysis, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India.

M.Phil/PhD Guidence
  • Guided 16 M.Phil and 10 Ph.D students on the topics of urbanization and quality of life, agricultural land use and nutritional status, migration and education, and slums.

Membership of Professional Bodies:
  • Member on the Panel of Demography of Armed Conflict, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Paris 2006-09
  • Member, IUSSP
  • Life Member, Indian Association for the Study of Population
  • Life Member, National Association of Geographers of India
  • Life Member, Deccan Geographical Society, Pune

Editorial Experience:
  • Editor, Population and Environment Bulletin (SSN no. 0975-7287). Funded by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, 2007-12. Member Editorial Board, Migration and Development, 2011-2014. Editor, IIPS Newsletter, 2005-2009
  • Chairman, Publication Committee, IIPS, Mumbai 2006-2008.
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, Special Issue on Population and Sustainable Development, Vol. 11, No 3/4, 2011 (Published by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva).

Any other information:
  • Central Public Information Officer (Under RTI Act 2005), International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, 2005-2011;
  • Hostel Warden, IIPS, Mumbai, 2005-2007.
  • Chairman, IIPS Employee Grievance Cell; Chairman, IIPS Employee’s Cadre Review Committee.

Country visited :
  • USA, UK, Malta, China, Norway, Italy, France, Morocco, Thailand, Brazil, Singapore, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Philippines.

 
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