I am a Professor in Public Health and Mortality Studies at International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. Before joining IIPS I was an Assistant Professor of Population Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi for about eight years. I also served as an Assistant Professor at the Population Research Centre, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) in 2011-2013.
I completed a Master in Statistics from Gauhati University, Assam, and M Phil and Ph.D. from IIPS, Mumbai. During my Ph.D., I spent substantial time at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Germany, one of the finest places for research in technical demography in Europe and in the world. During 2017-2019, I was a post-doctoral research fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria.
My passion for teaching has taken me to JNU, India’s best-rated University in 2013 and to IIPS in 2021, the best place for population teaching and research in India. Since then, I am actively involved in teaching and guiding students in population and health research. For the last couple of years, I am teaching courses on advanced demographic methods, Demographic change: Health and Mortality analysis & Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research.
My research interest lies in formal demography or mathematical & statistical relations between demographic measures; mortality and cause of death studies using life tables; socio-economic and regional inequalities in health; disability analysis; quality of demographic data and undocumented immigration; demography of Tribal Population.
My passion includes traveling through the globe and exploring and experiencing new cultures; inspire students particularly girl students to be able and independent and serve someway of the downtrodden people of my homeland!