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Centre for Population Studies

         Realizing the importance of imparting Population Education in this country, the University started a Centre for Population Studies in August 1976.Over the years, the Centre has helped in building a nucleus of professionals in the field of population and health in India and 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 has made is commendable. To meet the growing demand for new innovative programs from the students, both Indian and International, seven academic courses have been introduced in the Department. During the past 38 years, 32 Ph.Ds have been awarded and students from different countries of Asia and Africa have been trained at the Department. Many, who are trained at the Department, 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 Organisations.

Highlights of the Programmes
         The curriculum and Syllabus of the Programmes offered by the Department of Population Studies has been designed in accordance with the University Grants Commission, and other National and International renowned Population Sciences institutions. The programs enable the students to compete in various competitive examinations in India and to be posted in various International Organisations relating to Population and Health. 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]
Research Thrust Areas
  • Reproductive Health
  • Migration
  • Fertility Studies
  • Urbanisation
Resource Generated & Research Output (in the last 5 years)
  • Grants: Rs. 55,157,50
  • Books /Book Chapters Published: 14
  • Papers Published: 76
Programmes Offered
  • M.PH. Master of Public Health
  • M.A. Population &Development (Five Year Integrated)
  • M.A. Population Studies (Two Year CBCS)
  • M.A. Health Social Science (Two Year CBCS)
  • M.Phil. Population Studies
  • Ph.D. Population Studies
The Professor and Head
Department of Population Studies
Annamalai University
Tel :04144-238266 – Ext.326
Mobile : Mobile : 9444873230