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Dr Sandhya Rani

Professor , Mumbai campus

Chairperson - Centre for Population, Health and Development, School of Development Studies

M.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed., PGDSTAT., Ph.D. (SVU)

Educational Qualifications: M. Sc (Anthropology); M. Sc (Zoology); PGD in Statistics, B. Ed; Ph. D (Reproductive Health and Development)

Areas of Specialization: Reproductive Health, Primary Health Care, Population Anthropology, Community Nutrition and Development, Social sector and development , Skill development for inclusive development, Corporate Social Responsibility and community development, Tribal Development, Issues related to children, Adolescents and youth, Food security and interventions, Aging and Health, Rural development.

Fellowships Awarded:

Recipient of Indo-Thai- Bilateral Programme Fellowship. As part of the fellowship visited Thailand .

Receipient of Linnaeus Palme Fellowship for International Exchange Programme at Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Membership in Professional Bodies:

General Secretary, Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health(IASSH), Mumbai

Steering Committee Member of Puey Ungphakorn Rural Development Network (PURDNet)- Asian Countries

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  • “Primary Health Centres in Rural Health-Volume I”, (Co-Editor ) B.R.Publications, Delhi,2013
  • “Primary Health Centres in Rural Health-Volume II”, (Co-Editor ) B.R.Publications, Delhi,2013
  • “Population Anthropology : A Study of Weavers Community”, B.R.Publications,Delhi, 2012


  • Approaches to Assessment of Community Needs , in Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Some Empirical Evidence, Edited S Siva Raju,Springer Publication, New Delhi,2017
  • Reproductive Health and Technology in The Context of Development, in Health, Gender and Development: Multi Disciplinary Perspectives, Eds. S.Siva Raju, T.V.Sekher, B.R.Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2016
  • Nutritional Status of Children in Empowered Action Group states of India: A Developmental Perspective., in Regional Disparities and Social Development, Ed., UV.Somayajulu, S. Siva Raju, T.V. Sekher and C.P. Prakasam., Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2013
  • “Reproductive Health of Tribal Women Living in High Altitudes: A Study in Ladakh”. In U.V.Somayajulu,S.Siva Raju and C.P.Prakasam (Eds.), Social Inclusion and Women Health : Perspectives and Issues, Delhi: Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health in association with The Women Press, 2013
  • “Promotion of Nutrition Programmes at Primary Health Centre : A study in Andhra Pradesh”. In S.Siva Raju and P.M.Sandhya Rani (Eds.) Primary Health Centres in Rural Health, Delhi: B.R.Publishing Corporation,2013
  • “Tribal Development”. In Sustainable Development,Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University, 2012
  • “Autonomy and Social Networking of Tribal Adolescent Married Girls in Jharkhand”, In N, Audinarayana, et.al. (Eds.) Health, Environment and Sustainable Development : Perspectives and Issues, Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2012
  • “Health Care Services and Development in India:A Study of Reproductive Health in Jharkhand”: In C, Sengupta and S. Corbridge (Eds.), Democracy, Development and Decentralisation in India: Continuing Debates,New Delhi:Routledge India,2010
  • “Maternal Health Care Seeking Among Tribal Adolescent Girls in Jharkhand” (co-author) Economic and Political Weekly, 2007. Vol 42, No. 48, 56-61
  • “Sexual and Reproductive Health Status of Adolescents and Young Married Girls: Issues and Concerns”, in The Indian journal of Social work, 2005, Volume 66, Issue 4 (Special issue: Sexuality in India Part-II].
  • “Caesarean Section Deliveries: A Literature Review” in 'Adolescent Reproductive Health Perspectives', Eds. C.P. Prakasam and S. Siva Raju, B.R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi, 2006.
  • “Reproductive Health Issues Among Rural Women: A Case Study of Orissa” in ' Adolescent Reproductive Health Perspectives', Eds. C.P. Prakasam and S. Siva Raju, B.R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi, 2006.

The major projects undertaken include:

  • Promotion of Nutrition Programmes at Primary Health Centre: A Study in Andhra Pradesh
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Status of Tribal Adolescent married Girls in Jharkhand
  • Impact assessment of Returned 12 ½ % Developed Lands to the PAPs under the Navi Mumbai Project in Panvel Area
  • Population, Health and Developmental issues: A study of Slums in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Status of Tribal Married Women : A Study in Ladakh-High altitude regions of India
  • A Comparative Study of Children Born with Cleft Lips and Palates in India: 2000 and 2013
  • Baseline Study of Impact India Foundation s Community Health Initiative
  • Socio Economic Status of Tribal Women in the Context of Skill Development: A Study in Andhra Pradesh.

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Email: pmsrani[at]tiss[dot]edu