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   POPULATION RESEARCH CENTRE

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi established the Population Research Centre (PRC), Shimla in 1988 at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and started functioning during 1989. The PRC Shimla has been classified as “Type-II PRC” as per revised guidelines issued by the Ministry during March 2012 with the mandate and objectives mentioned below:

  1. To provide, inter alia, critical research based inputs related to the Health and Family Welfare Programme and Policies at the national and state levels;
  2. To carry out research and evaluation studies in the field of population studies and to undertaken evaluation of the state level population and health programme and schemes, as entrusted by the Ministry from time to time;
  3. To contribute towards the growth of population research (including monitoring and evaluation) in the overall context of socio-economic research in the country or parts thereof besides regularly undertaking seminars, conferences, workshops, training programmes etc

In addition to the routine functions, the population Research Centre Shimla is also time to time monitors different research projects sponsored by State/Central Government and its agencies

Programmes Available
  Name Duration Total Seats Fee (in. Rs.)
1

Post Graduate Diploma in Women Development Studies

One year spread over in two semesters

25 (Non-subsidized

Rs 6,000/- Plus Normal fee

Eligibility
Post Graduate Diploma in Women Development Studies
Bachelor's degree(or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks in the aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST) or the Master's degree (or its equivalent) with 45% in aggregate (40% in case of SC/ST). A candidate who has put a minimum 3 years service ;in any institution or department (Government, Semi Government, Corporate Undertaking, Local Self Govt. Bodies, registered  NGOs) shall be given an extra weightage of 5% while preparing the merit for admission.
The eligibility for admission to the course for admission against above Non-Subsidised seats will be the same as provided for other candidates. But the merit for the admission will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination plus the weightage of marks in the subject concerned. However, the candidate will need to put a separate application form for  these seats accompanied by the requisite  fees and all other documents on one of three forms in this ;handbook, stating on the form that the application is for supernumerary seats.
Basis of Admission

Any male or female candidate who has passed at least a Bachelor's degree(or its equivalent) in any faculty from  any university established by Law in India or or a recognized foreign university is eligible for the admission to PG Diploma in Women’s Development Studies (DWDS). There is no age limit. The candidate who has put a minimum 3 years service; in any institution or department (Government, Semi Government, Corporate Undertaking, Local Self Govt. Bodies, registered NGOs) shall be given an extra weightage of 5% while preparing the merit for admission. For the purpose of determination of merit for admission 0.5% and above marks should be considered equal to 1% marks (Notification No. 4-9/94-HPU-Acad. dated 27-6-1995)

Faculty
 
Name
Designation
Tel. No.
E-Mail
1

Prof. Sanju Karol

Hon. Director

94181-89707

sanjukarol@yaoo.co.in

2

Dr.(Mrs) Savita Thakur Joshi

Research Investigator

9418658126

dr.stjoshi@yahoo.com

3

Dr. Yashwant Singh Hartta

Research Investigator

9805476719

yshartta9@yahoo.co.in

4

Mr. Santosh K Limone

Field Investigator
(on deputation)

09971453305

sklimone@yahoo.co.in

5

Dr.(Mrs) Niranjna Bhandari

Field Investigator

9418229558

dr_nbhandari@yahoo.co.in

Supporting Staff
1 Mr. C.L. Gautam Suptd. 0177-2831960 (O),810 cl.gautam@yahoo.com
2 Mr. Ravinder Kumar clerk 810 rk.sharma@yahoo.com
3 Mr. Ravi Kumar Rana Driver    
Facilities
  1. Computer systems with Internet facility.
Contact Us
Honorary Director
Population Research Centre
Himachal Pradesh University,
Summer Hill, Shimla, PIN 171 005

Tel. No. 91-177-2831960,2833810

Extn. 5813/5814(o)

E-Mail IDs:
  1. prc.shimla@yahoo.com
  2. prc.shimla@nic.in
 
 
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