International Institute for Population Sciences

International Institute for Population Sciences was established in Mumbai in July 1956 as a regional Institute for Training and Research in Population Studies for the ESCAP region.. It was formerly known as  the Demographic Training and Research Centre (DTRC) and till 1985 it was known as the International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS) and it received its present name only in 1985. The recognition has facilitated the award of recognized degrees by the Institute itself and paved the way for further expansion of the Institute as an academic institution.

Besides teaching and research activities, the Institute also provides consultancy to the Government and Non-Government organizations and other academic institutions. Over the years, the Institute has helped in building a nucleus of professionals in the field of population and health in various countries of the ESCAP region. During the past 53 years, students from 42 different countries of Asia and the Pacific region, Africa and North America have been trained at the Institute. Many, who are trained at the Institute, now occupy key positions in the field of Population and Health in Government of various countries, Universities and Research Institutes as well as in reputed National and International organizations.

Objectives of International Institute for Population Sciences

  • To train persons from India and other countries in demography and related fields, including demographic aspects of family planning.
  • To undertake scientific research on population problems which are of special importance to India and other countries in the ESCAP region.
  • To collect, organize and disseminate demographic information about the population of India and other countries of the world.
  • To provide services of research, evaluation, training, consultation and guidance related to demographic problems to government departments, public corporations or private establishments as deemed desirable in pursuance of the objective of the Society.
  • To undertake, organize and facilitate study courses, conferences, lectures, seminars and the like to promote the aforesaid objectives.
  • To undertake and provide for publication of journals and research papers, books and to establish, maintain libraries and information service in furtherance of the objectives of the Society.

Mission and Vision of International Institute for Population Sciences

"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"

"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."

Teaching in International Institute for Population Sciences

The Institute offers the following regular teaching programmes:

  • M.A./M.Sc Programme in Population Studies
  • Master of Science in Biostatistics and Demography
  • Master of Population Studies (MPS)
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Population Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Population Studies
  • Master of Population Studies (MPS) (Distance Learning)
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship(P.D.F.)
  • Diploma in Health Promotion Education (DHPE)

Research in IIPS

Apart from the teaching activities, the Institute also conducts a large number of research projects on various aspects of population.  The Institute also undertakes evaluative studies and large-scale surveys.  Emphasis is given on studies related to inter-relationship of various social and economic variables of the components of population change such as Fertility, Mortality and Migration.

The research projects of the Institute are mostly funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and also by the State Governments, World Bank, United Nations Population Fund, World Health Organization, International Labour Organization and other Government and Non-Government organizations.

International Institute for Population Sciences
Govandi Station Road
Deonar Mumbai 40088
Phone: 25563254
Fax: 25563257

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