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Masters at The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

March 9 - March 30

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Master of Arts/Science in Population Studies

The two years (full-time) Master degree course is designed to provide high level of understanding of population sciences including an in-depth knowledge of the linkages between population and various socio-economic, health and environmental factors. This course provides foundation to graduate students and prepare them for future research in various aspects related to population.

No. of Seats

55 Seats with Government of India Fellowship.

Eligibility:

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in India or abroad in any subject with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for reserved candidates) of aggregate marks/equivalent grade in all subjects will be eligible for admission.    
Candidates who have already passed the qualifying degree examinations and those who have already appeared/shall be appearing in the final qualifying examinations are eligible to apply. However, the admission of the candidate will be cancelled, if s/he fails to furnish final result by September 30, 2022.
The upper age limit is 25 years as on June 30, 2022. Marks and age will be relaxed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS categories as per Government of India rules only. 

Duration

Two years (Full-Time)

Fellowship

Each selected Indian student will be awarded a Government of India Fellowship @ Rs. 5,000/-per month.

Selection Criteria for M.A./M.Sc. Course

The selection will be made on the basis of an Online Entrance Test across India. The Online Entrance Test will comprise objective type questions of multiple choices. The syllabus of Entrance Test will consist of Basic General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, English Grammar, Basic Mathematics, Population, Health, and Social Science Issues. The test venue will be notified in the Admit Card. 

Reservation

Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS will be considered as per the Government of India norms only. 

Course Content

The course structure for M.A./M.Sc. course in Population Sciences is designed as per UGC Credit Based Choice System and covers the following topics:

SEMESTER 1 Course Name Credits
MSP-F1 Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology * NC
MSP-C1 Basic Statistical Methods for Population Studies 4
MSP-C2 Introduction to Demography and History of Population 4
MSP-C3 Fertility and Nuptiality 4
MSP-C4 Mortality, Morbidity and Public Health 4
MSP-E1.1 Healthcare System and Policies 3
MSP-E1.2 Bio statistics & Epidemiology 3
  SEMESTER CREDITS 19
SEMESTER 2 Course Name Credits
MSP-F2 Economics and Geography * NC
MSP-C5 Evaluation, Adjustment of Demographic Data and Population Projection 4
MSP-C6 Introduction to Demographic and Statistical Software 4
MSP-C7 Migration and Urbanization 4
MSP-V1 Viva-Voce-I 2
MSP-E2.1 Historical Demography 3
MSP-E2.2 Spatial Demography 3
MSP-E3.1 Health Economics and Financing 3
MSP-E3.2 Urbanization, Space and Planning 3
  SEMESTER CREDITS 20
SEMESTER 3 Course Name Credits
MSP-C8 Gender and Reproductive Health 4
MSP-C9 Population and Development 4
MSP-C10 Research Methodology 4
MSP-E4.1 Concepts and Measures of Global Health 3
MSP-E4.2 Gender, Health and Development 3
MSP-E5.1 Population Ageing and Health Transition 3
MSP-E5.2 Population and Sustainable Development 3
  SEMESTER CREDITS 18
SEMESTER 4 Course Name Credits
MSP-C12 Population Policies, Program Management and Evaluation of Health and Family Welfare Program 4
MSP-C13 Advance Statistical Packages and Applications in Large-scale Data 4
MSP-D Dissertation 10$
MSP-V2 Viva-Voce-II 2
MSP-E6.1 Operation Research in Reproductive Health 3
MSP-E6.2 Monitoring and Evaluation in Population & Health 3
  SEMESTER CREDITS 23

* Not counted for calculating the final grade F – Foundation course, C –Core course, E – Elective course, NC: Non Credited course; V-Viva voce, D–dissertation.

  • Semester I: One elective may be opted; i.e. E1.1/E1.2
  • Semester II: Two electives may be opted from each group, i.e. E2.1/E2.2 & E3.1/E3.2
  • Semester III: Two electives may be opted from each group; i.e. E4.1/E4.2 & E5.1/E5.2
  • Semester IV: One elective may be opted; i.e. E6.1/E6.2

Core courses: 68%; Elective courses: 32%

Core papers cannot be changed. Elective paper can be changed if the student fails in an elective paper and submits his/her request for a change in writing. Evaluation procedure for dissertation (weights) – Guide: 0.25, Presentation & Defense: 0.25, Content: 0.50. The grade for ‘presentation & defense’ must be given independently by each member, and submitted to the controller of examinations independently. For content, the Director may appoint a three-member committee for each dissertation. The two members should independently evaluate the dissertation and independently submit the grades to the controller of examinations.

 

Master of Population Studies

The one years (full-time) Master degree course is designed to provide high level of understanding of population sciences including an in-depth knowledge of the linkages between population and various socio-economic, health and environmental factors. This course provides foundation to Post-Graduate students in population studies/demographic issues and provides a comprehensive idea to conduct future research in various aspects related to population.

No. of Seats

55 Seats with Government of India Fellowship for MPS

Eligibility

Candidates having M.A./M.Sc. degree from a recognized university in India or abroad with a minimum of 55% (50% for reserved candidates) of aggregate marks/equivalent grade in the subjects; Anthropology, Bio-statistics, Development Studies, Economics, Geography, Health Statistics, Mathematics, Population Studies, Political Science, Population Education, Psychology, Rural Development, Social Work, Sociology, and Statistics will be eligible for admission.  Candidates having Master degree, other than subjects specified above and having at least two years of experience in Population and Health related field are also eligible to apply.

Candidates who have already passed the qualifying degree examinations and those who have already appeared/ shall be appearing in the final qualifying examinations are eligible to apply. However, the admission of the candidate will be cancelled, if s/he fails to furnish final result by September 30, 2022.

The upper age limit of application is 28 years as on June 30, 2022. Marks and age will be relaxed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS reserved categories as per Government of India rules only.

Duration

One year (Full-Time)

Fellowship

Each selected Indian student will be awarded a Government of India Fellowship @ Rs. 5,000/- per month.

Selection Criteria for MPS Course

The selection will be made on the basis of an Online Test. The Online Entrance Test will comprise objective type questions of multiple choices. The syllabus of Entrance Test will consist of Basic General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, English Grammar, Basic Mathematics, Population, Health and Social Science issues. The test venue will be notified in the Admit Card.

Reservation

Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS will be considered as per the Government of India norms only.

Course Content

The course structure for MPS course is designed as per UGC Credit Based Choice System and covers the following topics:

Paper Code COURSE TITLE No. of credits
MPS-F1 Basic Statistical Methods for Population Studies NC *
MPS-F2 Social Science Concept and Issues NC *
MPS-C1 Introduction to Demography and History of Population 4
MPS-C2 Fertility and Nuptiality 4
MPS-C3 Mortality, Morbidity and Public Health 4
MPS-C4 Migration, Spatial Distribution and Urbanization 4
MPS-E1.1 Healthcare Systems and Policies 3
MPS-E1.2 Introduction to Bio statistics & Epidemiology 3
MPS-E2.1 Concepts and Measures of Global Health 3
MPS-E2.2 Population Ageing and Health Transition 3
MPS-V1 Viva-voce 1
  SEMESTER CREDIT 23
Paper Code COURSE TITLE No. of credits
MPS-C5 Population and Development 4
MPS-C6 Gender Issues and Reproductive Health 4
MPS-C7 Population Policies and Programs 4
MPS-C8 Research Methodology 4
MPS-C9 Advanced Statistical and Computer Applications 4
MPS-C10 Indirect Estimation Techniques,Population Projection and Demographic Models 4
MPS-E3.1 Spatial Demography 3
MPS-E3.2 Operations Research 3
MPS-E3.3 Monitoring and Evaluation 3
MPS-E4.1 Large-scale Sample Surveys 3
MPS-E4.2 Health Economics and Financing 3
MPS-E4.3 Urbanization, Space and Planning 3
MPS-T Term paper 6
MPS-V2 Viva-Voce 1
  SEMESTER CREDIT 37
  TOTAL CREDITS 60

* Not counted for calculating the final grade F – Foundation course, C – Core course, E – Elective course, S- Skill enhancement course, V-Viva voce, D – Dissertation.

  • Semester I: Two electives may be opted from each group, i.e. E1.1/1.2 & E2.1/E2.2
  • Semester II: Two electives may be opted from each group; i.e. E3.1/3.2/3.3 & 4.1/E4.2/4.3

Core courses: 72%; Elective courses: 28% Core papers cannot be changed. Elective paper can be changed if the student fails in an elective paper and submits his/her request in writing. $ Evaluation procedure for dissertation: Guide – 0.25, Presentation & Defense – 0.25, Content – 0.50. The grade for ‘presentation & defense must also be given independently by each member, and submitted to the controller of examinations independently. For content, the director may appoint a three-member committee for each dissertation. The three members should independently evaluate the dissertation and independently submit the grades to the controller of examinations.

The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, formerly known as the Demographic Training and Research Centre (DTRC) till 1970, was established in July 1956 under the joint sponsorship of Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, the Government of India and the United Nations. It serves as a regional centre for Training and Research in Population Studies for the ESCAP region. The Institute was re-designated to its present title in 1985 to facilitate the expansion of its academic activities. It was declared as a ‘Deemed University’ on August 14, 1985, under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The recognition has facilitated the award of recognized degrees by the Institute itself and paved the way for further expansion of the Institute as an academic institution. In 2006, the Institute celebrated its Golden Jubilee.

IIPS holds a unique position among all the regional population centres. It was the first such centre started, and it serves a much larger population than any of the other regional centres. The Institute is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

There are seven Academic Departments in the Institute. The faculty members and the supporting staff belong to a diverse interdisciplinary background with specialization in some core areas of population sciences, trained in India or abroad.

The Institute is the hub of a population and health-related teaching and research in India, playing a vital role for planning and development of the country. During the past years, students from different countries of Asia and the Pacific region, Africa and North America have trained at the Institute. The alumni are occupying prestigious positions at national and international organisations, universities and colleges, and reputed non-governmental organisations. Besides teaching and research activities, the Institute also provides consultancy to the Government and Non-Governmental organizations and other academic institutions.

During the last six decades, the Institute has organized many seminar and conferences of National and International level in the field of population studies which are of worldwide importance. Institute had conducted many prime surveys like National Family Health Survey (NFHS), District Level Household Survey (DLHS), Assessment of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), YOUTH in India Project, Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS India Project), Research Intervention on Sexual Health Theory to Action (RISHTA Project), and Nutrition Surveys and Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI).

Details

Start:
March 9
End:
March 30