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Aparajita Chattopadhyay
Assistant Professor
Department of Development Studies
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Phone: 91-22-42372417
Fax: +91-22-25563257
Academic Record:
  • Ph.D. (Population Studies), IIPS, Mumbai, 2002
  • Master in Population Studies ( MPS) IIPS., Mumbai, 1999
  • M. Sc. (Geography), University of Calcutta,1997
  • B. Sc. ( Geography, Economics, History) Presidency College, Kolkata.1995

Areas of Interest:
  • Women issues, Urban Issues, Health and Environment,Aging.

Professional Memberships:
  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
  • Population Association of America.
  • Indian Association for the Study of Population.
  • Geographical Society of India, Kolkata.

Publications :
  • International Publications: 21
  • National Publications: 15
  • Books Published: 3
  • Newsletter/Bulletin edited: 9
  • Project completed: 5
  • Project ongoing: 6

Major Projects completed:
  • Comprehensive Nutrition Survey in Maharashtra (2013 UNICEF)
  • Are urban poor doing better than their rural Counterparts: a study of some Development indicators ( 2010, GOI)
  • Sex Preference in relation to Child Mortality and Fertility (2008, GOI)
  • Women’s Vulnerability to STI/HIV in India: Findings of the CHARCA Baseline Survey, (2005, UN organizations)
  • Causes of anaemia among women in the eastern region of India ( 2005, GOI)
  • Women’s Vulnerability to STI/HIV in India: Findings of the CHARCA Baseline Survey, (2005, UN organizations)
  • Causes of anaemia among women in the eastern region of India ( 2005, GOI)
  • Enhancing Capability to Apply Research Evidence in Policy Making_ Welcome Trust Funded Project (CORT_ IIPS- NIHFW) (since 2012)

Current Projects:
  • Longitudinal Aging Study in India ( GOI, Harvard, USC ) ( since 2014 Feb)
  • Historical Perspective of division of the Districts and its impact on Development ( Since 2014 May)
  • SWABHIMAAN ( since 20017)

Seminars /Conferences organized:
  • Demography: International Perspectives and Challenges in India, 2010 at IIPS Mumbai, in collaboration with TIFAC and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
  • Demographic Transition and Inclusive Development., 2012,(IIPS and ISI, Kolkata)
  • Environmental sustainability and modeling (Sponsored by MOEF)
  • GIS and its application (Sponsored by MOEF)
  • Gender- Environment and Development ( Sponsored by UNFPS, IIPS alumni association)
  • Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace: Protection and Prevention ( IIPS)- yearly 2 workshops- Since 2015

Previous Positions Held:
  • IIPS- WHO Project: As research Officer, 2002 Jan.
  • IIPS as Ad- Hoc Lecturer in 2002, March.
  • Banaras Hindu University as Faculty 2005, Nov.
  • IIPS as Faculty 2008, March.

  • IIPS ( masters degree): Gold medal, 1999.
  • Calcutta University ( Master’s degree)’ Gold medal 1997.
  • Presidency college ( bachelor’s degree):Gold medal 1995.
  • Special Award for scoring highest mark in Life science in Xth Board Exam, West Bengal, 1990.
  • Government of West Bengal fellowship for perusing Masters Degree. 1995-97.
  • Government of India Fellowship for Master’s and Doctoral degree. 1998-2001
  • J R Rele Award, Best Seminar Paper, IIPS, 1999.
  • K Srinivasan Award ,Indian Association for Study of Population: Best paper in the journal ‘Demography India’, 2005.
  • K B Pathak Award, Indian Association for Study of Population: Best peer reviewed paper on demography and health, 2012.

Country/University visited :
  • University of Harvard, USA- 2013,2017
  • University of California, LA,USA -2013, 1999
  •  RAND corporation, USA,-2013
  • University of Michigan, USA,-2013
  • University of Cambridge, UK- 1999
  • University of Karachi, Pakistan-2003
  • Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.-2003
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