About IASP :
A long felt need to have a professional association for Indian demographers got materialized during 1970 with necessary guidance, encouragement and active support of Prof Asok Mitra and Shri A. Chandra Sekhar, successive Registrar Generals and Census Commissioners of India. A small preparatory committee, formed for the purpose, discussed the steps necessary to establish the association and delegated the responsibility of drafting the Memorandum of Association together with its Rules and Regulations and that of making necessary arrangements for its registration under the Societies Act to a subcommittee comprising Shri S. P. Jain and Shri R. P. Goyal. Finally the Association was registered in February, 1971 under the name of Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP). The first adhoc Executive Committee (EC) was formed with Prof. Ashok Mitra as president and Prof. Ashis Bose as General Secretary. Demography India – the professional journal of the IASP was registered in 1972 and also the first seminar of the association was conducted at IEG, Delhi to discuss the results of 1971 census. The duly elected EC took over in 1973 and the first full pledged conference was held at IIPS, Bombay Since then IASP has been regularly conducting the annual conferences across India.

To its credit IASP hosted the XXI General Conference of IUSSP at Delhi in Sept 1989 and again proposes to host the same in 2021 in India.

SubThemes for 38th Annual Conference

1. Trends in Fertility and Family Planning
1.1 Fertility Trends
1.2 Family Planning use and unmet need
1.3 Reproductive Health including abortion
1.4 Marriage and family
1.5 Population Growth, and Structure

2 Ageing and Emerging Issues
2.1 Policies and programmes for Elderly
2.2 Health and wellbeing of Elderly
2.3 Social, Economic and Physical security of Elderly

3 Mortality, Health and Nutrition
3.1 Urban health and nutrition
3.2 Tribal Demography, Health and Nutrition
3.3 Child Health, Nutrition and welfare
3.4 Burden of Disease and Premature Mortality
3.5 Universal Health Coverage in India: Challenges Ahead
3.6 Health Management Information System: Content, Quality and Utilization
3.7 Health Policies and Programmes -NRHM, NUHM and NHM
3.8 Maternal mortality -Trends and Differentials
3.9 Infant and Child Mortality Trends and Patterns
3.10 Food Security, Malnutrition, Hunger and SDGs: Policies, Programmes and Progress

4 Population, Gender and Development
4.1 Demographic dividend: Evidence from Indian States
4.2 Population and sustainable development
4.3 Transition from adolescence to young adulthood: health, nutrition and development perspectives
4.4 Gender Issues including Violence
4.5 Education, Skill Development and Livelihood: Youth and Adolescents

5 Migration and Urbanisation
5.1 Migration Trends and Consequences for family and children
5.2 Urbanization trends, Slums and Challenges
5.3 Urban Development Programmes including Smart Cities
5.4 Urban Poverty and Vulnerability of women and children

6 Statistical Approaches, Models and Innovations
6.1 Population Projections at various levels
6.2 Recent analytical approaches
6.3 Mathematical models for study of population dynamics and Disease burden
6.4 Large Scale Sample Surveys: Challenges and Innovative Approaches
6.5 Big data analysis and challenges

Short abstract of 300 words and extended abstract of 2 pages ( 1000 words) are to be submitted online


Single author papers on the conference theme /sub themes are invited from young scholars (below 30 years of age) for Dr. Chandrasekharan award. Authors of the papers selected by the Screening Committee would be invited for presentation during the Annual Conference. The eligible members are requested to send the abstract by Sept 10, 2017 (through email as word document along with age proof) a nd full paper by October 5, 2017 to the IASP Secretariat ( The author of the selected paper would be intimated by October 10 ,2017. The first and the second best papers will be presented Dr. Chandrasekharan Award during the annual conference. The young scholars whose papers are selected will be reimbursed up to maximum AC-3 Tier train fare for their travel if requested in advance.

Please note that the paper should not be of joint authorship.

The annual award in memory of Prof K B Pathak would be presented in the annual conference of IASP to the author of the best paper in the field of Population and Health with significant contribution in terms of methodological innovation. The papers must have been single author papers published in any refereed journal on Population/Demography and Health in the past two years. The author must be below 40 years of age.

The papers along with age proof must be sent to the IASP Secretariat (Sigma Research and Consulting, C23, South Extension I, New Delhi – 110 049) before September 15, 2017.

This award in memory of Prof S N Singh would be presented to the authors of the best poster presented in the annual conference of IASP. Selection would be made by a committee.

Best technical and substantive papers published in Demography India would be selected by the committee and the award would be presented at the annual conference.

Conference Date: December 20-22, 2017