I retired on June 30, 2020 from the Population Education Resource Centre (PERC), Department of Lifelong Learning & Extension [DLLE, previously known as Department of Continuing & Adult Education & Extension Work (DCAEEW)], S.N.D.T. Women’s University (SNDTWU), Mumbai, India. I underwent training in demography, with award of Government of India Fellowship, during 1986-1987 from the IIPS (Deemed University), located at Mumbai (https://www.iipsindia.ac.in/).
Also, I acquired Ph. D. from University of Patna in 1999. My other qualifications include (a) Post-Master’s Diploma in Adult & Continuing Education, (b) Certificate Course on Hospital and Health Care Management, & (c) Diploma in Human Resource Development. Professional training that I underwent abroad with grant of scholarship/bursary are (a) 5th European Policy Conference (Swedish Society of Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, October 18-19, 2012); & (b) Healthy Life Expectancy from Longitudinal Data: Understanding how Health and Mortality Evolve Workshop (AN University, Canberra, Australia, 17-19 June, 2014).
My prime area of interest and expertise include population & development, sustainable development, gender issues and allied subject areas. I have authored (some co-authored) (a) 5 booklets (including teaching-learning materials: published by PERC, DLLE, SNDTWU); (b) 4 books; (c) 23 book chapters; (d) 80 journal articles; (e) 2 monographs; (f) 7 research studies (published by the DLLE, SNDTWU); & (g) 52 papers for conferences (some with bursary for presenting research papers at international events held at Sweden, Australia, Tajikistan, USA, Tanzania, Philippines, Ireland, Nepal, and Pakistan).