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Dr Aparna Mukherjee

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

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Ph.D. (Demography), International Institute for Population Science (IIPS), Mumbai
Policy Communication Fellow, Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Washington DC, USA
Masters in Population Studies (MPS), IIPS, Mumbai
M.A. Economics, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
B.A. (Economics Hons.), BHU, Varanasi


She is a demographer and her research is mainly in the area of gender and family studies, adolescent health, sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, violence, ageing and public health . In TISS, apart from teaching, she is actively involved in various projects particularly handling the research design, action-based research, implementation of developmental models and monitoring and evaluation.

Her research has been published in various journals such as in, Economic and Political Weekly, Demography, Springer Publications etc. She has also served as a ‘Discussant’ to many scientific panels at International conferences such as IUSSP, PAA and APA. She was a visiting fellow at the Harvard School for Population and Development studies in 2012 and PRC of University of Texas in 2013 respectively. She has been also a ‘Policy Communication Fellow’ for the year 2015-16 with the Population Reference Bureau, Washington D.C. She has been awarded with prestigious 'Dr. C. Chandrashekharan gold medal' as recognition for her outstanding performance in Population Studies at International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS). 

Previously she has worked in a World Health Organization sponsored project on “Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health” at IIPS. She has also worked extensively in the Department of Perspective Planning while doing her internship under the Planning Commission of India (NITI Ayog).



Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health,Gender and Family, Public Health, Participatory Development and Participatory Governance, Social Inclusion,Rural Development



Mukherjee Aparna and Sekher, T.V. “Do Only Girls Suffer? We Too! Early Marriage Repercussions on Boys in Rural India”, Review of Rural Affairs, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 52 (1), 2017; it was also presented at the 3rd Asian Population Association Conference, 27th-30th July, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.


Chattopadhyay Aparajita, Mukherjee Aparna and Sudha G, “Prevailing Basic Facilities in Slums of Greater Mumbai”, IIPS working paper series, 13, June 2016.


Mukherjee Aparna. “Transmission of Intergenerational Spousal Violence against Women in India”. Gender-Based Violence Perspectives from Africa, The Middle East, and India. Yanyi K., Djamba and Sitawa R. Kimuna. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2015. (ISBN 978-3-319-16670-4), was also presented at PAA Annual meeting, 3rd-5th May 2012, San Francisco, U.S.A.


Mukherjee Aparna. Parasuraman Sulabha, Sekher T.V. and Raj Kumar Verma, “How Often and Early Indians Marry? An Exploration into the Marriage Rates in India”, Demography India, Vol. 43, No. 1&2 (2014), pp. 95-113, was also presented at 35th Annual Conference of IASP, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Institute of Social and Economic Change, M.D. University, 15th-17th December 2013, Rohtak.



Ongoing Projects at TISS:


Research Coordinator for Base line survey for “Chanda te Banda”, in Sindhudurg district, in collaboration between TISS and Ministry of Rural Development, GoM.

Faculty Advisor for “Baseline survey for PESA Gram Panchayats- 20-GP project in Maharashtra”, in collaboration between TISS and UNICEF.

Involved in research design and survey implementation for projects on impact assessment of various CSR activities for different corporates with the National CSR hub, TISS.



Report submitted on “Overview on Social Indicators related to Sustainable Development Goals 2030, in Chhattisgarh”, for State Planning Commission of Chhattisgarh. Completed May 2017.

Research Coordinator for a study on “An Assessment of Vocational Training Programs Offered by Construction Industry Development Council, In Uttar Pradesh & Bihar, Sponsored by RECL. Completed-September 2017





Child, Childhood in India: Theories, Demographics and Perspectives

Child Socialization: Models and Theories

Participatory Rural Appraisal

Research Methodology


Email: aparna.mukherjee[at]tiss[dot]edu