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Swayam Central

Population Studies

By Prof. A. K. Sharma   |   IIT Kanpur
In social sciences there is huge demand for population studies. At present the subject is taught mostly as an optional paper in different departments such as sociology, economics, geography, psychology. A few universities and IIPS also offer diploma and masters course in the subject. There is a demand for modular courses among the administrators, market research workers, media communication, and NGO workers. The aim of the course is to equip them with knowledge usually imparted in diploma and masters courses. Thus the course will serve a base for higher degrees such as Ph.D. Aspirants for civil service exams are also expected to benefit from this. 


INTENDED AUDIENCE:
                                       
 1. Students of MA in Population Studies 
 2. Those opting population studies as an optional paper in sociology, economics,     geography etc.
 3. IAS/civil services aspirants 

PREREQUISITES:
 Nil    

Industry support – List of companies/industry that will recognize/value this online course- Nil    

Learners enrolled: 1661

SUMMARY

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 26 Aug 2019
End Date : 20 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 16 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Introduction to population studies (including population geography, population ecology, population and environment and quality of life, Population dynamics

    Week 2: Population growth and development, Population policies and planning .

    Week 3: Population and family welfare, Techniques of population analysis, Population and society .

    Week 4: Statistical techniques in population studies, Population growth and women, Population concepts and aging.

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Handbook of Population, edited by Dudley L. Poston and Michael Micklin, Springer, 2006.

    2. Population, John R. Weeks, Wadsworth, 1996.

    3. Population and Society, Arun Kumar Sharma, Concept, 2012.

    4. An Introduction to the Study of Population, by Bhaskar D Misra, South Asian Publishers, New Delhi, 1995.

    5. Internet material from pages of UNFPA, UNDP, WHO, Registrar General India, NFHS, etc.


    INSTRUCTOR BIO



    Prof. A. K. Sharma, Professor of sociology, HSS Department, IIT Kanpur. Guided about two dozen Ph.D. students, several Postdoctoral Fellows, and one M.Tech student. Taught courses in statistics, population, research methods, sociological theories and sociology. 

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 16th November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best  3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.

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