Visit by Dr. Saswata Ghosh
Dr. Saswata Ghosh is associated with the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK) as Assistant Professor since 2007. He has completed his PhD and MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Population Studies in 2006. Prior to that, he completed the Master of Population Studies (MPS) from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai and Master in Mathematics (M.Sc.) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. While pursuing Ph.D., he started his professional research carrier as Associate Fellow in Council of Social Development (CSD), New Delhi. He has also worked with the Population Council, New Delhi as Assistant Programme Officer. His areas of interest include maternal and child health, mortality, morbidity, nutrition, women’s reproductive health, family planning, field survey methods, demographic estimations and econometric methods. He teaches demographic estimation, survey methods, and advanced econometric tools at the M.Phil. level. Three students have already obtained M.Phil. degree under his supervision. He has worked as the Principal Investigator in the project titled “Improving women’s health and institutional delivery of public reproductive health services (Phase-1 & 2)” funded by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), Germany. Prior to that he had contributed to other national level projects such as “Towards message that matter: Understanding and addressing HIV and SRH risks among married young people in India” and “Empowering Young Mothers in India: First Time Parent Project” funded by DFID, and also to prepare “Birbhum District Human Development Report” funded by UNDP and Planning Commission. He has published a number of research articles in various journals of international repute, which include Journal of Biosocial Science, Asian Population Studies, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Genus and Economic and Political Weekly.