PROFILE

As part of its Policy to encourage research in Demography, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India has established Population Research Centres (PRCs) in the major states of the country. The Population Research Centre is designated as the Nodal Agency by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for coordinating the study with other PRCs in the Country. These Centres are established in reputed Research Institutes and Universities that provided the necessary infrastructure facilities, as parent Institutes. The Population Research Centres work as autonomous research institutes with 100 percent financial support from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The PRCs are monitored by the Central Government from time to time to ensure that the research effort is not merely academic but also action-oriented. At present, there is network of 18 PRCs in 12 Universities and 6 institutional repute scattered over 17 states of India. The PRC, Visakhapatnam is one of the 18 Population Research Centres.

The Population Research Centre, Visakhapatnam was established in 1978 by the visionary Prof. T.V. Avadhani, Department of Statistics as founder Honorary Director at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. The primary objective of the Institute is to undertake research on various topics pertaining to population stabilization, demography, socio-demographic surveys and family welfare programmes in Andhra Pradesh and other states. This Centre also undertakes independent and in-depth evaluation of the Family Welfare Programme in Andhra Pradesh to give feed back to the Department of Family Welfare, Government of India thereof besides regularly undertaking seminars, conferences, workshops, training programmes etc.

Honorary Director

RESEARCH STUDIES COMPLETED

RESEARCH STUDIES COMPLETED

1) A Study of the Population Structure, Behaviour and Demographic differentials etc. in two distinctly identifiable sectors of the Population in Visakhapatnam City.
2) A Case study of a tribal village `Chinalabudu` (Visakhapatnam District) for its demographic profile.
3) Evaluation of family welfare programme - A Study of acceptors and non-acceptors in Visakhapatnam District.
4) Evaluation of family welfare programme - A Study of acceptors and non-acceptors in Anantapur District.
5) Evaluation of family welfare programme - A Study of Acceptors and non-acceptors in Khammam District.
6) A Study of involvement of service organisation and qualified private medical practitioners in family welfare programme in Visakhapatnam City.
7) Evaluation of family welfare programme - A Study of acceptors and non-acceptors in Kareemnagar District.
8) Role and contribution of C.H.Vs., Trained Dais and A.N.Ms. in the promotion of family welfare programme and M.C.H. activities.
9) Evaluation of family welfare programme - A Study of acceptors and non-acceptors in Kurnool District.
10) Rural-Urban differentials in the characteristics of acceptors and non-acceptors (based on the data collected in the three districts of District-wise Evaluation of family welfare programme).
11) Evaluation of family welfare programme - A Study of acceptors and non-acceptors in East Godavari District.
12) Evaluation of family welfare programme - A Study of acceptors and non-acceptors in Warangal District.
13) Evaluation of family welfare programme - A Study of acceptors and non-acceptors in Srikakulam District.
14) Evaluation of family welfare programme - A Study of acceptors and non-acceptors in Mahabubnagar District.
15) A comparative study of the characteristics of acceptors and non-acceptors of family welfare programme among Hindus and Muslims.
16) Demographic and family welfare profile of tribal community in Visakhapatnam District.
17) A note on attitudes towards family planning and pattern of acceptance of couples having children of only one sex or a prescribed number of daughters and sons.
18) A note on the differentials in the characteristics of acceptors and non-acceptors of family welfare programme in the three regions (Coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema and Telangana) of Andhra Pradesh (based on the data collected in nine district-wise evaluation studies).
19) Caste differentials in the characteristics of acceptors and non-acceptors of family planning.
20) Socio-cultural factors leading to the perpetration of the practice of child marriage.
21) Evaluation of family welfare and M.C.H. Programme in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.
22) Caste and other differentials in the characteristics of acceptors and non-acceptors of family planning in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.
23) Attitudes and perceptions of public and family planning officials towards incentives and disincentives in family planning programme (A study conducted in the North-Coastal Districts of Andhra Pradesh).
24) A Study of Mass Sterilisation Camps in the District of Visakhapatnam
25) Demographic and Family Welfare Profile of the Scheduled Caste Community in Visakhapatnam District.
26) A Comparative Study on certain Demographic and Family Welfare Characteristics of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Visakhapatnam District.
27) Evaluation of family welfare and M.C.H.Programme in Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh.
28) Caste Differentials in the characteristics of acceptors and non-acceptors of family planning in Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh.
29) A Study of acceptors of family planning to assess the benefits derived.
30) Evaluation of family welfare and M.C.H. programme in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh.
31) A Study on Immunization of children and expectant mothers in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh.
32) Caste differentials in the characteristics of acceptors and non-acceptors of family planning in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh.
33) A Study on differentials in fertility rates between acceptors and non-acceptors of family planning in Andhra Pradesh.
34) A Study on inter-district and inter-regional variations in Couple Protection Rate and Population Growth Rate in Andhra Pradesh.
35) Evaluation of the integrated family welfare project of Vasavya Society for Rural Development in Rangareddy District of Andhra Pradesh.
36) Evaluation of the integrated family welfare project of Youth Charitable Organisation in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.
37) A Study of acceptors of family planning to assess the benefits derived in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh.
38) Evaluation of family welfare and M.C.H. programme in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh.
39) A Diagnostic study of the causes for resistance to family planning among Yadava Community in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.
40) Caste Differentials in the characteristics of acceptors and non-acceptors of family planning in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh.
41) A Study on Immunization of children and expectant mothers and attitudes of officials towards immunization programme in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.
42) Evaluation of family welfare and M.C.H. programme in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. 42 A) National Family Health Survey - A Preliminary Report.
43) Andhra Pradesh Population Scenario (An Analysis of 1991 Census Data).
44) Evaluation of the Project `Performance linked model for M.C.H. and Family Welfare` of the Mahalakshmi Welfare Society, Vizianagaram, A.P.
45) Neighbourhood and other Institutional Responses to the outbreak of Gastroenteritis in Bheemunipatnam Municipality in Visakhapatnam District.
46) A Study of acceptors of family planning to assess the benefits derived in Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh.
47) Caste Differentials in the Characteristics of Acceptors and non-acceptors of family planning in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.
48) Evaluation of Family Welfare and M.C.H. programme in Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh.
49) Chinalabudu - A Tribal Village revisited.
50) Coverage Evaluation of the Immunization Programme in selected districts of Andhra Pradesh.
51) A Study on Caste Differentials in the characteristics of Acceptors and Non-Acceptors of Family Planning in Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh.
52) A Study on Socio-Economic Status and Immunization levels in Andhra Pradesh.
53) Family Health and Population Transition in Andhra Pradesh (A Collection of Seminar Papers).
54) Final Report of Andhra Pradesh National Family Health Survey, Jointly with I.I.P.S., Bombay.
55) Adoption of single child families in West Godavari District: An Exploratory Study of the Motivating Factors.
56) AIDS awareness among Post-Graduate Students of Andhra University Campus.
57) Pulse Polio Immunisation - A Rapid Appraisal.
58) Evaluation Study on the Performance of the District Training Teams.
59) Operations Research on Spacing Methods in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.
60) A Report on National Family Health Survey - Andhra Pradesh Seminar held at Indian Institute of Health & Family Welfare, Hyderabad 8-9 June, 1996.
61) Target Free Approach in Family Welfare Programme (A Collection of Seminar Papers).
62) AIDS Awareness among Visakhapatnam Port Trust and Dock Labour Board Employees.
63) Evaluation of Maternity Assistance Scheme in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.
64) Janmabhoomi Programme - A Participatory Programme Appraisal.
65) An Evaluation of the Project on Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to the Child Foundation of India, Visakhapatnam.
66) First Referral Health Systems in Andhra Pradesh: An Evaluation.
67) Project on Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Visakha Seva Samithi (An N.G.O.), Visakhapatnam - Evaluation Report.
68) CARE-INDIA Integrated Nutritional and Health Programme - Baseline Survey Report - Andhra Pradesh.
69) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Sravani Charitable Organisation, Narsipatnam in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
70) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Priyadarsini Service Organisation, Visakhapatnam (A.P.) - Final Evaluation Report.
71) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Jyothirmai Educational Society, Parakuvandlapalli in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
72) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Chaithanya Educational & Rural Development Society, Jammalamadugu in Cuddapah District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
73) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Subramanya Swamy Seva Samithi, Pantrampalli in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
74) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Chittoor Rural Rehabilitation & Social Welfare Association, Nagari in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
75) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Memorial Service Sangham in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
76) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Mother India Seva Samithi in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
77) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Sri Padmavathi Mahila Mandali in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
78) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Sanjay Memorial Technical Educational Society in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
79) Rapid Survey on the Quality of Family Welfare Services under Target Free Approach in Visakhapatnam District.
80) An Evaluation Study of the Special School Health Check-up Scheme in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.
81) Action Research Project on the promotion of Family Welfare among Visakhapatnam Port and Dock Labour Board Employees - Baseline Survey Report.
82) An Evaluation Study of the Special School Health Check-up Scheme in Mahabubnagar District of Andhra Pradesh.
83) Rapid Survey on the Quality of Family Welfare Services under Target Free Approach in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.
84) Concurrent Evaluation of Family Welfare Programme in the Target Free District of East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh (Reports of Four Quarters).
85) Rapid Survey on the Quality of Family Welfare Services under Target Free Approach in Nizamabad District of Andhra Pradesh.
86) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Telangana Weaker Sections Development Society in Adilabad District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
87) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Society Uplifting Rural Poor and Socially Stranded(SURPASS) Society in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
88) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Rural Social Welfare Association (RSWA) in Mahbubnagar District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
89) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Navodaya Seva Sangam(NSS) in Mahbubnagar District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report. 90) Rapid Survey on the Quality of Family Welfare Services under Target Free Approach in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.
91) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to The Chittoor District Physically Handicapped Persons Welfare Association in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
92) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Gayathri Mahila Mandali in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
93) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Social Integration for Rural Improvement in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
94) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Citizens Forum(Voluntary Organisation) in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
95) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Vijaya Integrated Rural Development Society in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
96) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Manjunatha Educational Society in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
97) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Human Resource Development Association in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
98) Promotion of Small Family Norm and Population Control sanctioned to Nehru Yuvajana Seva Sangham in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh - Final Evaluation Report.
99) Rapid Survey on the Quality of Family Welfare Services under Target Free Approach in Mahabubnagar District of Andhra Pradesh.
100) Rapid Survey on the Quality of Family Welfare Services under Target Free Approach in Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh.
101) Factors Responsible for High Acceptance of Vasectomies in Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh: A Report.
102) A study on the Functioning of State Training Institutes of Health and Family Welfare in Andhra Pradesh.
103) Verification of Utilisation of Buildings constructed under IPP-VI project in Andhra Pradesh.
104) Need Assessment of Abortions in Krishna and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh.
105) Verification of last doses of vaccines for different vaccination programmes and verification of third pre-natal check-up of pregnant women and third post-natal check-up of women after delivery in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh.
106) Rapid Household Survey under Reproductive and Child Health Project of Andhra Pradesh � 1998-99.
107) Rapid Household Survey under Reproductive and Child Health Project of Andaman & Nicobar Islands � 1998-99.
108) Concurrent Evaluation of Sterilisation Beds Scheme in Andhra Pradesh.
109) Role of Incentives and Disincentives in the Population Policies of Andhra Pradesh.
110) Functioning of Mahila Swasthya Sanghs in Andhra Pradesh.
111) Functioning of Training Institutes in Andhra Pradesh.
112) Reproductive Health Status of Women in a Coastal District of Andhra Pradesh.
113) Study of Traditional and Reproductive Health Care practices among Tribal groups of the three North Coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh.
114) Problems of the Aged in Rural Andhra � A Preliminary Study.
115) Availability of Condoms and Oral Pills at the village level in Andhra Pradesh.
A Brief Note on Health Mela at Atmakur, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh.
116) A study on the role of Self Help Groups in the promotion of Family Welfare Activities in two selected districts of Andhra Pradesh.
117) Survey of the Centres using Ultrasound Machines in Andhra Pradesh.
118) Child Rearing Practices in Fisherman, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Communities in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.
119) Evaluation of the functioning of the Urban Family Welfare Centres/Urban Health Posts in Andhra Pradesh.
120) Baseline Survey of Urban Health Project under A.P.U.S.H.C.- A Project of the Municipal Corporation, Visakhapatnam.
121) Endline survey under the RCH-Sub Projects in Mahbubnagar and Seven Municipal Areas around Hyderabad (Rangareddy district).
122) District Level Household Survey under RCH Project (Round-2, Phase-2) in Andhra Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
123) Study on Assessment of the functioning of ANM/MPHW(F) Training Schools funded by State Government/Private Organizations (Other than Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India) (Draft Report submitted for comments of the Ministry).
124a) District Level Household Survey-3 in Andhra Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands(Fact Sheets of the findings of the study conducted in 23 districts of Andhra Pradesh and two districts of Andaman & Nicobar Islands).
124b) NRHM STUDY (Fact Sheets of the findings of the study conducted in Nellore and Warangal districts of Andhra Pradesh).
125) Status of Facility-wise HMIS Data Reporting and Data Quality in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh.
126) Report on Quality Monitoring of Important Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2012-13: Andhra Pradesh (First Quarter).
127) Report on Quality Monitoring of Important Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2012-13: Andhra Pradesh (Second Quarter).
128) Status of Facility-wise HMIS Data Reporting and Data Quality in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.
129) Report on Quality Monitoring of Important Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2012-13 in Mahabubnagar District of Andhra Pradesh.
130) Report on Quality Monitoring of Important Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2013-14 in Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh.
131) Report on Quality Monitoring of Important Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2013-14 in Adilabad District of Andhra Pradesh.
132) Report on Quality Monitoring of Important Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2013-14 in Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh.
133) Report on Quality Monitoring of Important Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2014-15 in Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh.
134) Report on Quality Monitoring of Important Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2014-15 in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.
135) Report on NRHM-PIP Monitoring: Quality Monitoring of Key Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2015-16 in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh.
136) Role of ASHA Workers in Rural Health Care: A Study in Tribal and Non-tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh.
137) Report on NHM-PIP Monitoring: Quality Monitoring of Key Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2015-16 in Ganjam District of Odisha.
138) Report on HMIS Data Reporting & Data Quality Trends in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana during 2013-2015.
139) Report on NHM-PIP Monitoring: Quality Monitoring of Key Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2015-16 in Kalahandi District of Odisha.
140) A Study on the Status of Implementation of �Cash Less Deliveries� under JSSK Scheme in Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh.
141) Report on NHM-PIP Monitoring: Quality Monitoring of Key Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2015-16 in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh.
142) Functioning of Anganwadi Centres in Implementation of ICDS Services - A Study in Tribal and Non-Tribal ICDS Blocks of Srikakulam District in Andhra Pradesh.
143) Report on NHM-PIP Monitoring: Quality Monitoring of Key Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2016-17 in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh.
144) Report on NHM-PIP Monitoring: Quality Monitoring of Key Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2016-17 in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh.
145) Problems of Ageing and Concerns � A Study in Andhra Pradesh.
146) Awareness and Utilization of the AYUSH Facilities - A Study in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.
147) Report on NHM-PIP Monitoring: Quality Monitoring of Key Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2016-17 in Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh.
148) HMIS Data Reporting & Data Quality Trend Analysis in States and UTs of India during 2013 � 2016.
149) Report on NHM-PIP Monitoring: Quality Monitoring of Key Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2016-17 in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.
150) Trend Analysis of Sex � Ratio Across Different Districts in Andhra Pradesh.
151) Report on NHM-PIP Monitoring: Quality Monitoring of Key Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2017-18 in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.
152) Report on NHM-PIP Monitoring: Quality Monitoring of Key Components of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2017-18 in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh.

153) Functioning of ARSH Clinics in Andhra Pradesh.

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