Memorial Lectures

The Institute conducts memorial lectures on a regular basis for faculty members, students, and other research staff. The speakers for these memorial lectures are invited to discuss their on-going research or topics of special interest. These memorial lectures provide a forum for dynamic academic debates and the exchange of innovative research ideas in the field of population sciences. The publication unit is generally incharge of organizing these memorial lectures. Annually, the unit organizes the following three memorial lectures: (a) Dr. C. Chandrasekaran Memorial Lecture, (b) Prof. P. N. Mari Bhat Memorial Lecture, and (c) Prof. Asha Bhende Memorial Lecture. These lectures are conducted on various topics of population sciences, such as Growth for All: Policy Issues and Options; Fertility, Class, Female Education, and Sex Ratio in India; and India's Journey To SDG 3: Charting the Course and Measuring Progress.

Prof. Asha A Bhende Memorial Lecture                                                                                  

SI. No. Name Date Title


Dr. Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

27 February, 2012

Promoting Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India : Have we kept the promises we made ?


Dr. Indira Jaising

20 April, 2013

Freedom to marry a person of your choice : Interference from KHAP Panchayats?


Dr. Susheela Singh

30 October, 2013

Estimating need, costs and impacts of providing sexual and reproductive health services in the developing world: Approaches and results


Dr. Ravi Verma

16 January, 2015

Men and Masculinities: Current discourse and way forward


Dr. Abhay Bang

8 February, 2016

Research with the People


Prof. Ravinder Kaur

16 December, 2016

Fertility, Class, Female Education and Sex Ratio in India


Prof. Saraswati Raju

23 March, 2018

Talking Empowerment, Talking Gender: Revisiting the Familiar


Prof. Sonalde Desai

15 January, 2019

Family Changes in India in the Context of Economic Transformation


Ms. Pooja Taparia

8 November, 2019

Child Sexual Abuse: Ground Realities and Way Forward

10 Dr. Sujata Patel   9 November, 2020 Risk, Trust and the Pandemic: A sociological perspective


Prof. P.N. Mari Bhat Memorial Lecture

SI. No. Name Date Title


Prof. Tim Dyson

18 October, 2008

At IASP Conference, ISEC, Bangalore


Prof. N. Krishnan Namboodiri

3 November, 2009

At IASP Conference, S.V. University, Tirupati


Prof. Prabhat Jha

18 October, 2010

Avoidable Mortality in India


Prof. Leela Visaria

29 March, 2012

Maternal Mortality in India: Is Gender the Key Determinants?


Prof. John Cleland

16 January, 2013

“Does Europe’s Second Demographic Transition have any Relevance for India?


Prof. Alaka M. Basu

6 January, 2014

How do we think about women’s empowerment and reproductive health? Where do these thoughts take us?


Prof. David E. Bloom

27 April, 2015

India’s Prospects for Economic Growth, As Viewed through a Demographic and Health Lens


Prof. P.M. Kulkarni

12 12 February, 2016

How Relevant Is Neo-Malthusianism in Present-Day Asia?


Dr. K. Srinath Reddy

24 February, 2017

India’s Journey To SDG 3: Charting The Course And Measuring Progress


Dr. M.E. Khan

1 February, 2018

Human Resource Development for Social Science Research: Current Trent and Future Challenges


Dr. Christophe Z. Gulmoto

18 December, 2018

Sex imbalances at birth: today and tomorrow


Prof.. Prabhu L. Pingali

8 January, 2020

Can India Achieve SDG 2 – Eliminate Hunger & Malnutrition by 2030?


Dr. C. Chandrasekaran Memorial Lecture

SI. No. Name Date Title


Prof. P.C. Saxena

24 October, 2008

Consanguineous marriages


Dr. Narendra Jadhav

30 October, 2009

Demographic Dividend Versus Demographic Nightmare


Prof. Amy Tsui

6 September, 2010

Family Planning Research in India in the Mid Sixties: The Insights and Global Legacy of Dr. C. Chandrasekaran


Prof. Gita Sen

21 March, 2012

Population Policies in 21st Century India: Realising the promise of Human Rights


Prof. Arvind Panagariya

8 November, 2012

The Child Malnutrition Indicator for India: With a Grain of Salt


Dr. Monica Das Gupta

1 April, 2014

Population, Poverty and Climate Change


Dr. Fred Arnold

13 February, 2015

The Evolution and Future of Household Surveys in Low- and Middle-Income Countries


Prof. Dileep Mavalankar

17 February, 2016

Climate change, Heat waves and Mortality in Ahmedabad: Experience of Ahmedabad Heat Action plan


Prof. Manoj Panda

20 December, 2016

Growth for All: Policy Issues and Options


Prof. Shiva S. Halli

4 December, 2017

Vertical versus Integrated Approach to RCH Services Delivery in India: Role of Demography


Prof. Sreenivasan Subramanian

11 March, 2019

Measurement in the Social Sciences: Some Logical and Normative Issues


Dr. Jayant Kumar Banthia

6 March, 2020

Vital Statistics in India: Past, Present and Future

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