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Centre for Population Studies

Centre for Population Studies
         The Centre for Population Studies was founded in August 1976, realizing the importance of imparting the knowledge of Population Education in our country.
              Over the years, the Centre has helped in building a nucleus of professionals in the field of population and health in India and also in various countries of the African Region. The Centre for Population Studies functions in consonance with the National Policy of the Government of India, and the progress of the Centre is commendable. To meet the growing demand for new innovative programs from the students, both Indian and International, five academic courses have been introduced in the department. During the past 41 years, 70 M.Phil and 45 Ph.D’s have been awarded and students from different countries of Asia and Africa have been trained.
         Most of the students, trained in the Centre, are now placed in good, positions in the field of Population and Health in Governments of various countries, universities, and Research Institutes as well as in reputed National and International organizations.

Highlights of the Programmes
         The curriculum and syllabus of the programmes offered by the Department of Population Studies have been designed in accordance with the University Grants Commission, and other National and International renowned Population Science Institutions. The programmes enable the students to compete in various competitive examinations in India.

Job Opportunities
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Research Institutes [Project Officer, Research Officer, Research Assistant, Field Investigator, etc.]
  • United Nations and International Organizations relating to Population and Health [Programme Officer, Project Coordinator]
  • Census of India, National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) [Statistical Investigators, Statistical Assistant Social Scientists, State Demographer, Family Planning Educator
Thrust Areas of Research
  • Reproductive Health
  • Child Health
  • Infant Mortality
  • Nutritional Status
  • Migration
  • Fertility studies
  • HIV/AIDS and STD
  • Urbanization
  • Women Studies
  • Tribal studies
  • Population Aging
  • Family Planning
Resource Generated & Research Output
  • Grants: Rs. 46 lakhs
  • Books /Book Chapters Published: 29
  • Papers Published: 80
Programmes Offered
  • M.A. Population Studies (Two Year PG Programme)
  • M.A. Health Social Science (Two Year PG Programme)
  • M.A. Population &Development (Five Year PG Programme)
  • M. Phil. Population Studies
  • Ph.D. Population Studies
Dr. J. Vijayalakshmi
Professor and Head
Department of Population Studies
Annamalai University
Tel :04144-238266 – Ext.326