Institute for Social and Economic Change

Established in 1972 by Professor V K R V Rao, ISEC is an All-India Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in the Social Sciences

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Students(PRC)

Population Research Centre (PRC)

Students(PRC)

Centre Activities

Teaching

A core function of the Population Research Centre (PRC) is to train Ph.D. scholars. Each academic year four papers are offered for Population Studies as part of the Ph.D curriculum. These include advanced level courses in demographic techniques using both direct and indirect methods, population and development, and theories of population processes.

Ph.D Students on Rolls

Sr. No.

Name of Student

Batch

Discipline

Tentative/Finalised

Topic of Research

Guide

1

Mr Bikram Barman

2021

Development Studies

Poverty Among Older Adults: A Life Course Approach

 Dr. Lekha Subaiya

2

Ms Ranjita Ghosh

2021

Development Studies

Menopausal transition and

Gynaecological Morbidities

among Women in India

 Dr. T S Syamala

3

Mr. Akash Jash

2020

Sociology

Urban Lakes as Contested

Social Spaces: The Urban

Transformation of Lakes in

Bangalore

 Dr. Lekha Subaiya

4

Ms. Madhubrota Chatterjee

2020

Development Studies

Ageing and Care Needs: A

Study in Kolkata

Dr. T S Syamala

5

Ms. Madhuwanti Mitro

2020

Development Studies

Migrant Childhoods:

Spatiality, Meaning-making

and Perceptions of Bengali

Child Migrants

Dr. Lekha Subaiya

6

N. Prajwal

2017

Sociology

Moving together: Equitable Access to Mobility Infrastructure for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities in Bengaluru

 Dr. Lekha Subaiya

7

Ms Anamika Das

2015

Development Studies

Domestic Violence against Women and its Impact on Women and Child Health: A Study in West Bengal

Dr C M Lakshmana

8

Mr Ankit Anand (Part-time)

2014

Development Studies

Quality of Life, Social Networks and Health of Elderly Living in Old-Age Homes

Dr T S Syamala

Ph.D Thesis Submitted

9

Mr Pautunthang

2015

Development Studies

Demographic Transition and Familial Changes: A case of Single Child Families in India

Dr T S Syamala

10

Mr Kinkar Mondal

2015

Development Studies

Childhood Morbidity in India: A Comparative Analysis

Dr Lekha Subaiya

Ph.D Degree Awarded

Sr. No.

Name of Student

Batch

Discipline

Tentative/Finalised

Topic of Research

Guide

1

Dr Prem Shankar Mishra

2015

Development Studies

Achieving Universal Health coverage in India: A Study Based on Equity and Access to MCH Services

 Dr T S Syamala

2

Dr Raju Sarkar

2014

Development Studies

Linkages of Urbanization and

Demographic Behaviour in India

 Dr C M Lakshmana

3

Dr Nikhil P N

2013

Development Studies

Institutional Care, belonging and migration:Lived experiences of the elderly in old age homes

Dr Lekha Subaiya

4

Dr Arun B Chandran

Population Studies

Population ageing in Europe and Asia: Beyond Traditional Perspectives

Prof K S James

5

Dr Allen Prabhakar Ugargol

2012

Population Studies

Ageing and Exchange of Care in Emigrant Households: Case Studies from Kerala

Prof K S James

6

Dr Jhuma Halder

2009

Development Studies

Access to Schooling in West Bengal: A Geo-Social Analysis

Prof C M Lakshmana

7

Dr. Angan Sengupta

2008

Population Studies

Double Burden of Malnutrition in India: Macroand Micro Perspectives

Prof. T S Syamala

8

Dr. Rajesh Raushan

2010

Development Studies

Child Health and Social Differentials in India:

Caste and Neighbourhood Effect

 Prof R Mutharayappa

9

Dr. Benson Thomas

2008

Economics

Epidemiological Transition and State Health

Expenditure: A Study in Kerala, India

Prof K S James

10

Dr. Baishali Goswami

2007

Development Studies

Marriage Patterns in India: A Demographic

Inquiry

Prof. K S James

11

Dr. Sandhya Rani Mahapatro

Development Studies

Migration as a Risk Aversion Behavior

Prof K S James

12

Dr. Sancheeta Ghosh

Development Studies

Medicalisation of Maternal Health Care: An Analysis of Caesarean Section Delivery in

West Bengal

Prof K S James

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