Population Research Centre (PRC) - Population Research Centre (PRC) was established in 1985 and is sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The Centre is provided 100 percent financial assistance in the form of grant-in-aid by the Ministry. The Centre caters to the demographic research needs of Jammu and Kashmir and undertakes continuous research on demographic situations and population and health related programmes of the State. It also conducts research based on the requirements under the National Population Programmes. The main focus of the research conducted in the Centre is on applied aspect although theoretical research is also encouraged. Emphasis is also given on utilisation of research findings for policy formulation and implementation in population and development programmes. The Centre also acts as a data bank on health and population and other socio-economic characteristics for the faculty members, research scholars, students of the university and community at large.
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