IIPS Seminar

Important Dates

Title Details
Last date for abstract submission December 15, 2019
Notification of accepted abstract December 24, 2019
Full paper submission December 30, 2019
Notification of financial support January 02, 2020
Last date of Registration January 06, 2020
National Seminar 13-15 February, 2020
All correspondence to be sent electronically to   iipsseminar2020@iips.net


  • Marriage, Fertility and Family Planning
  • Hunger, Nutrition and Food Security
  • Health Inequality and Socio-economic Well-being
  • Sanitation, Water and Child Health
  • Environment, Climate Change and Disasters
  • Family Demography and Reproductive Health
  • Demography of Aging
  • Migration and Urbanisation
  • Mortality, Morbidity and Longevity
  • Good Governance and Improved Citizen Centric Services
  • Policies and Programmes for Inclusive Development
  • Poverty, Inequality and Urban Health
  • Evaluation of Health Policies
  • Statistical Models for Demographic and health Analysis
  • New Approaches in Research, Data, and Methods
  • Demography of Bihar
  • Other Relevant Issues

Background of the Seminar :

India is the seventh-largest country by area accounting for 2.4 percent of the world’s surface area, yet supports over 17.5 percent of the world’s population. India is stated to be the most populous country in the world within a decade and will also have the distinction of having fifth largest economy with GDP of US $ 2716 billion in 2018. The country has shown significant progress in some of the demographic and health indicators. The CBR has declined from 40.8 to 20.2, CDR from 21.1 to 6.3, TFR from 6 to 2.2, IMR from 146 to 33 and life expectancy at birth has increased from 32 to 68.8 years during 1951 to 2017. The maternal mortality ratio has reduced from 570 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 130 in 2014-16.

India along with other countries signed the declaration on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which the United Nations Member States has adopted in 2015 with the pledge that No One Leave Behind and with the aim of ending poverty. India provides high priority to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and emphasize on solutions to reach the desired goals. India shows strong commitment to holistic implementation of 17 SDGs which mirror the flagship programmes and priorities of this country. India has set targets for implementation of SDGs in the areas of economic progress, inclusion, and sustainability.

Health is wealth. Good health benefits economic growth and ultimately can sustain the growth. Disease impact the wellbeing of an individual, it burdens family, society and public resources, weakens social and economic welfare. The health and wellbeing of all age groups, therefore lies at the core of sustainable development. Goal 3 of SDG solely focuses on health and wellbeing, which is “to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all age group. India is facing “triple-disease burden” - a large share in communicable diseases, a spurt in non-communicable or “lifestyle” diseases, and huge problems of malnutrition. India is often being criticized for its fragile health infrastructure, poor spending on Health in budgetary allocation, lack of basic amenities that reinforces poor health- poverty trap, high health disparities, lack of awareness of health care, poor implementation of health programmes and huge out of pocket expenditure. Rural India has not always been the beneficiary of globalization and high economic growth, thus perform poorly in health. Similarly, urban poor faces series of hardship and thus, sometimes, worse than even the rural poor in health indices. Out-of-pocket expenditure on health in India is one of the highest in the world.

If India wants to realize on SDGs, success of the programmes such as Transformation of Aspirational Districts, National Nutrition Mission, and the Swachh Bharat Mission etc. are critical which will localize the SDGs with a focus on health, nutrition, agriculture, education, infrastructure, and insurance. This Seminar provides a national platform to participate and discuss the performance of SDGs by the research community. With this background, the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, will organize a three-day national seminar in collaboration with Patna University, Patna, during 13-15 February, 2020. Patna University, Patna, will be the local organizer of this important national seminar.

Instructions for submitting abstracts:

Scholars, students and programme managers working in the areas of population, health, environment, gender and development are invited to submit their research papers. Those interested to contribute papers for the seminar should register and submit online an abstract of not more than 500 words (in MS-Word format) (LINK AND/ OR SEMINAR MAIL ACCOUNT) at http://iipsindia.ac.in/content/iipsseminar. A committee will review the abstracts and identify the papers for oral and poster presentations accordingly.

Financial Support :

The participants are encouraged to explore the sources of financial support on their own. IIPS will provide financial support (full or partial funding) to limited number of participants. However, financial support will be extended only to the presenting author of each accepted paper provided the full paper is submitted on or before the deadline. All correspondence to be sent electronically to: iipsseminar2020@iips.net

Department of Statistics, Patna University, Patna

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