University of Madras, Chennai

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Department of Centre for Population Studies


The Centre for Population Studies was started on February 2007 with the objective of interdisciplinary research and education on the Population related issues in the globalizing era. The thrust area of the centre has been on the analysis of the Demographic Dividend and the related Opportunities and Challenges. The Centre is focusing on the issues on education and employment, behavioural aspects, and health and environmental implications of growing population and the changing demographic structure. The Centre plans to introduce papers on population issues and start a Masters course on Population Resources Management. The adjunct faculties of the Centre are from various disciplines with an interdisciplinary focus on population issues.

Courses Offered :

=> Masters Programme in Econometrics

Thrust Areas of Research :

The Centre focuses on Research and Teaching. The main thrust areas of the Centre are:

=> Population growth - structure and demographic dividend.
=> Population growth, human resources and economic development.
=> Behavioural aspects of population growth.
=> Population growth, health, employment and environment.


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