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Selected Abstracts for IIPS Seminar 2017


National Seminar on
“Population and Health in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals”

Pre-Seminar Workshop:

Date: 10th January 2017

Seminar dates: January 11-13, 2017
Venue: NCDS, Bhubaneswar, ODISHA


Important Dates
Last date for abstract submission: 23rd November, 2016
Notification of accepted papers & financial support : 30th November, 2016
Full paper submission: 20th December, 2016
Seminar Registration fee: Rs. 1000/- up to 20th December, 2016
Rs. 1200/- from 21st December, 2016
All correspondence to be sent electronically to      :


  • 1. Nuptiality, Fertility and Family Planning
    • 1.1 Marriage/Widowhood/Separation and its socio-economic consequences
    • 1.2 Fertility: Timing and Determinants
    • 1.3 Sexual and Reproductive Health and Unmet Need
    • 1.4 Sex Preferences
  • 2. Morbidity and Mortality
    • 2.1 Maternal and Child Health
    • 2.2 Adolescents and adult health
    • 2.3 Tribal Health
    • 2.4 Mental Health
    • 2.5 Health Care expenditure and financing
    • 2.6 Mortality: Infant, Child and Adult
  • 3. Migration and Urbanization
    • 3.1 Seasonal, Internal and International Migration
    • 3.2 Student Migration
    • 3.3 Urbanization and urban growth
    • 3.4 Urban health
  • 4. Population and Development
    • 4.1 Gender issues and gender based violence
    • 4.2 Population Aging and Demographic Dividend
    • 4.3 Inequality and Poverty
    • 4.4 Food Security, Hunger and Nutrition
    • 4.5 Sustainable environment
  • 5. Miscellaneous
    • 5.1 Data and Methods: With focus at district and sub-district level
    • 5.2 WASH and its linkages with health
    • 5.3 New Initiative towards SDGs
    • 5.4 Disability (Divyang)

Background of the Seminar :

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reach their December 2015 deadline, a new set of transformative and universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is adopted by world leaders as a part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. There is now a remarkable convergence of vision underlying the priorities for the proposed SDGs in India. Building on the MDGs, the SDGs propose to end poverty and deprivation in all forms, leaving no one behind, while making development economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. Government of India is calling call for improved sanitation, health, education, financial inclusion, security and dignity of all, especially for women.

Against this backdrop, the proposed seminar intends to assess the demographic and health scenario in the country and identify driver in achieving better demographic and health outcomes to ensure progress towards achieving sustainable development goals. The seminar will also focus on identifying regional disparities in social-economic, demographic and health issues to outline policy directions to accelerate performance in lagging areas. The seminar hopes to offer a platform to researchers, academicians, programme managers, and other experts to come together and share their findings, debate and discuss on the population and health issues, and contributes to programmes and policies concern of the states.

Instructions for submitting abstracts:

Researchers, academicians, NGOs, programme managers and those working in the areas of population, health, environment, gender and development are invited to contribute their research papers. The paper must be based on empirical evidences, theoretical perspectives, methodological innovations, micro-level experiments, policies and programs relevant to the seminar themes. Those interested to contribute papers for the seminar should register and submit online an abstract of not more than 500 words (in MS-Word format) at A committee of experts will review the submissions and select from these for oral and poster presentations.

Researchers from neighbouring counties are encouraged to submit the abstracts. Partial/full funding may be provided depending on the availability of funds.

Applicants will be notified about the acceptance of their abstracts by 30th November, 2016, and the full papers of the accepted abstracts must be submitted to the Seminar Organizers by 20th December, 2016. Selected papers from the seminar will be published in an edited volume.

Pre-Seminar Workshop:

Title: Introduction to Largescale Surveys in India: Application for Measuring Health outcomes
Date: 10th January 2017
Application: Applications are invited from early-career scholars, especially M. Phil/PhD scholars below 30 years of age to participate in the workshop. The eligible candidates are requested to submit the application mentioning their interest (along with the age proof and Curriculum Vitae) latest by 23rd November 2016 through email . Preference will be given to local and non-IIPS M. Phil/PhD students.

Financial Support :
All the participants are requested to explore the possibility of obtaining TA/DA from their organizations. The IIPS will provide financial support (full or partial funding) to a limited number of participants. However, financial support will be extended only to one author of each accepted paper provided the full paper is submitted on or before the deadline mentioned.
All correspondence to be sent electronically to:

Important Dates


Last date for abstract submission

23 November, 2016

Notification of accepted papers & financial support

30 November, 2016

Last date for Registration (Without late fee)

20 December, 2016

Full paper submission

20 December, 2016

National Seminar

11-13 January, 2017

 Seminar Registration fee: Rs. 1000/- (without late fee); Rs 1200/- (with late fee)

Organizing Committee, IIPS, Mumbai
  • Patron: Prof. F. Ram, Director
  • Coordinators: Prof. Usha Ram
  • Prof. Sanjay K. Mohanty
  • Dr. Harihar Sahoo
  • Dr. Preeti Dhillon
  • Dr. Reshmi R.S.
Local Organizing Committee, NCDS, Bhubaneswar
  • Patron: Prof. Srijit Mishra
  • Coordinators: Dr. Shibalal Meher
  • Dr. Biswabas Patra
  • Dr. C.R. Das
  • Dr. R.P.Mohanty
    • About IIPS
      In 1956, Government of India, United Nations and Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, jointly established IIPS to serve as a regional centre for teaching, training and conducting research in the area of population studies in ESCAP region. This is the only recognized Deemed University of its kind in the world completely devoted to teaching and research on population related areas. IIPS offers six regular courses, namely, Diploma in Health Promotion Education (DHPE), Post-Graduate Diploma in Community Health Care (PGDCHC), M.A/M.Sc in Population Studies (two-year), M.Sc. in Biostatistics and Demography (two-year), Master of Population Studies (MPS) (one-year), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) (one-year), and Ph.D. The institute also runs distant learning courses through correspondence for Master of Population Studies (MPS). The institute also conducts short-term courses from time-to-time for various organizations on population and health issues.

      Vision Statement
      "To position IIPS as a premier teaching and research institution in population sciences responsive to emerging national and global needs based on values of inclusion, sensitivity and rights protection."

      Mission Statement
      "The Institute will strive to be a centre of excellence on all population and relevant issues through high quality education, teaching and research. This will be achieved by (a) creating competent professionals, (b) generating and disseminating scientific knowledge and evidence, (c) collaboration and exchange of knowledge, and (d) advocacy and awareness.”

      About Collaborator
      Established on 30 March 1987 and registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, NCDS is an autonomous inter-disciplinary institute under the aegis of the Government of Odisha and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi. NCDS is managed by a Board of Governors constituted by the Government of Odisha in consultation with the ICSSR.
      Research work at NCDS has a strong policy dimension, as it engages with the state and central governments and also other organisations. Our scholars come from multiple disciplines - Anthropology, Economics, Sociology and Social Work - and we encourage inter-disciplinary work with a field-based understanding to make development inclusive and pro-poor. NCDS is the Nodal Centre for offering Ph.D. in Development Studies under Utkal University. NCDS also houses a Census Workstation.

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