Faculty Member Details

  • Dr. T.V. Sekher
    Dr. T.V. Sekher
    Professor & Head
    sekher@iips.net or tvsekher@gmail.com or tvsekher@iipsindia.ac.in
    022-42372407 | +91-22-25563257

    Additional Information

  • Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellow, Cornell University, USA, 2016-17.
  • Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) through Bangalore University, India. 1994.
  • Certificate in Population Studies (CPS), International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, India. 1987.
  • Masters Degree in Sociology, University of Calicut, India. 1985.&
  • Professor, Department of Population Policies and Programs, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai (May 2012- continuing).
  • Associate Professor, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai (May 2006- May 2012).
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore (Dec.1996 - May 2006).
  • Research Officer, PRAVA, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore (March 1994 - Nov.1996).
  • Social Scientist, WHO-ICMR project, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (Govt. of Karnataka), Bangalore (Jan.1993 - Feb.1994).
  • Social Demography, Gender Issues, Population Ageing, Health Services and Management, Reproductive and Child Health, History of Population and Health, Family Studies, Social Welfare Programs.
  • Life Member, Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH), General Secretary- 2014-2017.
  • Life Member, Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP). Executive Committee Member - 2011-2015.
  • Life Member, Indian Sociological Society (ISS).
  • Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).
  • Member, Population Association of America (PAA).
  • Associate Member, American Sociological Association (ASA).
  • Member, Asian Population Association (APA).
  • Life Member, Association of Gerontology, India (AGI).
  • Council Member, The Global Social Initiative on Ageing (GSIA)- IAGG.
  • Papers Taught: Population Policies and Programs, Gender Studies, Population Ageing, Introduction to Demography, Sociology, Research Methodology.
  • Ph.D degree awarded under guidance: Four
  • Ph.D scholars presently under guidance: Eight
  • M.Phil degree awarded under guidance: Ten
  • Coordinator, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Population Studies program, IIPS, 2013-15.
  • Coordinator, Publications Cell, IIPS, 2011-14.
  • Coordinator, Short-term Training programs, IIPS, 2007-09.
  • Hostel Warden, IIPS Hostels, 2011-12.
  • Convener, Placement Cell, IIPS, 2011-14.
  • Books : Ten (Details)
  • Research Papers : Seventy (See Publications)
  • Research Projects Completed: Nineteen
  • Ongoing Research Projects : Three
  • Published Research Reports: Twenty

Completed Research Projects:

  • Beneficiary Assessment of Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme for Girl Children: Study of Dhanalakshmi Scheme, at International Institute for Population Sciences, sponsored by UNFPA-India (2013 - 2015).
  • District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-4) at IIPS for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (2011-2015).
  • Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE-India) Wave 1, IIPS, sponsored by the World Health Organization, Geneva (2007-2010).
  • History of Public Health in Princely India from 1850 to 1950 , jointly by IIPS, Oxford Brookes University, UK and University of Delhi, funded by the Wellcome Trust, London (2008-2010).
  • Decentralization of Health Services at District level: A Study in Maharashtra and Karnataka States, at IIPS (supported by MoHFW, Government of India) (2010-12).
  • Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI)- Pilot, jointly by the International Institute for Population Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health and Rand Corporation, USA (2008-2010).
  • Special Financial Incentives for the Girl Child in India: A Review of Select Schemes, at International Institute for Population Sciences, sponsored by UNFPA and Planning Commission of Government of India (2009-2010).
  • District Level Household and Facility Survey: India (DLHS-3), for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, at International Institute for Population Sciences (2007-09).
  • Research and Intervention in Sexual Health: Theory to Action (RISHTA), International Institute for Population Sciences in collaboration with University of Connecticut, USA and Population Council, India (2006-2008).
  • Restructuring Public Health Services: A District Level Pilot in Karnataka, India, project sponsored by the World Bank, at ISEC, Bangalore (2003-2005).
  • Lives at Risk: Discrimination of Female Children in Modern India, in collaboration with Lund University, Sweden, supported by Swedish Research Council, at ISEC, Bangalore (2004 - 2006).
  • Rapid Household Survey under RCH Project in Karnataka and Kerala States, a project for IIPS and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, at ISEC, Bangalore (2002- 04).
  • A Functional Review of Department of Health and Family Welfare in Karnataka, A Study sponsored by Karnataka Administrative Reforms Commission and Ford Foundation, New Delhi (2001-02).
  • South India Fertility Project-Karnataka, sponsored by Wellcome Trust, UK and coordinated by French Institute of Pondicherry, at ISEC, Bangalore (2002-03).
  • Health Education for Panchayat Members and Field Workers in Karnataka through Electronic Media, Intervention Project sponsored by Population Foundation of India and Government of Karnataka, at ISEC, Bangalore (2002-03).
  • Rapid Household Survey under RCH Project in Karnataka and Kerala States, a project for IIPS and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, at ISEC, Bangalore (1998-99).
  • Fertility Transition in Karnataka: State Level Analysis, project sponsored by Welcome Trust, UK and coordinated by the French Institute of Pondicherry, at ISEC, Bangalore (1999-2000).
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions in Population, Health and Social Development: A Training and Evaluation Project in Karnataka, Sponsored by Population Foundation of India, New Delhi, at ISEC, Bangalore (1998-99).
  • Communication and Family Planning in Bangalore City, project for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, at ISEC, Bangalore (1997).
  • Financial Incentive Schemes for Promotion of Girls: A Review of Select Schemes in Indian States (May to Dec. 2010) for UNFPA-India.
  • Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Schemes for Children in India (Sept. to Dec.2015) for UNICEF-India.
  • Review of the Functioning of Department of Health and Family Welfare in Karnataka (Jan. to July 2001) for Karnataka Administrative Reforms Commission, Government of Karnataka and Ford Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Health Education Program through Bangalore Doordarshan, for Dept. of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka, 2003.
  • External Evaluation of India Population Project-IX (IEC, Training and NGO components), for Govt. of Karnataka and the World Bank, 2002.
  • Developing Training Modules for Panchayat Members and NGO workers on Health Issues, for Population Foundation of India and Govt. of Karnataka, 1999.
  • Member, Steering Committee, India Youth Development Report-2016 .
  • Member, TAC of Project on Sex Selection in South Asia, Population Council, India.
  • Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
  • USA, France, United Kingdom, Sweden, China, Denmark, Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Finland, Bahrain, South Korea, Bangladesh, Myanmar.

Position Held

  • Professor, Department of Population Policies and Programs, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai (May 2012- continuing).
  • Associate Professor, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai (May 2006- May 2012).
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore (Dec.1996 - May 2006).
  • Research Officer, PRAVA, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore (March 1994 - Nov.1996).
  • Social Scientist, WHO-ICMR project, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (Govt. of Karnataka), Bangalore (Jan.1993 - Feb.1994).

Country Visited

  • USA, France, United Kingdom, Sweden, China, Denmark, Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Finland, Bahrain, South Korea, Bangladesh, Myanmar.

Professional Membership

  • Life Member, Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH), General Secretary- 2014-2017.
  • Life Member, Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP). Executive Committee Member - 2011-2015.
  • Life Member, Indian Sociological Society (ISS).
  • Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).
  • Member, Population Association of America (PAA).
  • Associate Member, American Sociological Association (ASA).
  • Member, Asian Population Association (APA).
  • Life Member, Association of Gerontology, India (AGI).
  • Council Member, The Global Social Initiative on Ageing (GSIA)- IAGG.

Consulting

  • Financial Incentive Schemes for Promotion of Girls: A Review of Select Schemes in Indian States (May to Dec. 2010) for UNFPA-India.
  • Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Schemes for Children in India (Sept. to Dec.2015) for UNICEF-India.
  • Review of the Functioning of Department of Health and Family Welfare in Karnataka (Jan. to July 2001) for Karnataka Administrative Reforms Commission, Government of Karnataka and Ford Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Health Education Program through Bangalore Doordarshan, for Dept. of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka, 2003.
  • External Evaluation of India Population Project-IX (IEC, Training and NGO components), for Govt. of Karnataka and the World Bank, 2002.
  • Developing Training Modules for Panchayat Members and NGO workers on Health Issues, for Population Foundation of India and Govt. of Karnataka, 1999.
  • Member, Steering Committee, India Youth Development Report-2016 .
  • Member, TAC of Project on Sex Selection in South Asia, Population Council, India.
  • Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Other Info

Visiting Fellowships:

  • Visiting Fellow at Maison de Sciences la Homme, Paris, Sept.- Nov. 2003(under Indo-French Academic Exchange Program).
  • Visiting Research Fellow at Welcome Trust Center for History of Medicine, University of London, UK, May - June 2003.
  • Visiting Fellow at Lund University, Lund, Sweden, June-August. 2005.
  • Guest Lecturer at Universities of Stockholm and Uppsala in Sweden, sponsored by SASNET and Nordic Centre, March-April 2009
  • Visiting Fellow, Oxford Brookes University, UK, June-July, 2009.

Ongoing Project Studies:

  • Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI), Jointly by the International Institute for Population Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health and University of Southern California, sponsored by the National Institute of Ageing (NIH), UNFPA-India and Government of India (2014-2019).
  • Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE-India) Wave 2, at IIPS, sponsored by the World Health Organization, Geneva (2014-2017).
  • Estimation of Vital Rates for Bombay Presidency in the Colonial Period, IIPS and Hitotsubashi University,Japan, supported by MoHFW, Govt. of India (2014-16).

Editor / Peer Reviews:

  • Managing Editor, Demography India, the professional journal of the Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP). (2011 - 2015).
  • Editor, Working Paper Series and Research Brief Series, IIPS, Mumbai (2011-2014)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Asian Population Studies Journal.

Reviewer for Professional Journals:

  • Gender,Technology and Development, Journal of Biosocial Science, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Economic and Political Weekly, Sociological Bulletin, Indian Journal of Social Work, etc.
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