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Maharashtra University | 1956


The International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, originally known as the Demographic Training and Research Centre until 1970, was founded in July 1956 by the Government of India, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, and the United Nations. The Institute was modified to its current name in 1985 in order to promote the expansion of its academic activities. On August 14, 1985, the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India designated it as a "Deemed University" under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. The International Institute for Population Sciences is the ESCAP region's regional Institute for Training and Research in Population Studies. The recognition has permitted the Institute's awarding of acknowledged degrees and cleared the ground for the Institute's growth as an academic institution. The Institute celebrated its completion of glorious 50 years in 2006.

Among other regional population centres, IIPS has a one-of-a-kind status. It was the first of its kind, and it serves a far bigger population than the other regional centres. The Institute is administered by the Government of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Institute has seven Academic Departments. Faculty and support staff come from a varied interdisciplinary background, with specialty in some basic areas of population sciences, and have been trained in India or overseas.

Aside from teaching and research, the Institute also consults with government and non-government organisations, as well as other academic institutions. Over the years, the Institute has assisted in the formation of a core of professionals in the fields of population and health in various ESCAP member nations. The Institute has trained students from 42 different nations in Asia and the Pacific area, Africa, and North America over the last 53 years. Many of those who have received training at the Institute currently hold prominent positions in the fields of population and health in the governments of many nations, universities and research institutes, as well as prestigious national and international organisations.

Over the last six decades, the Institute has hosted several national and international seminars and conferences on topics of global relevance in the field of population research. District Level Household Survey (DLHS), National Family Health Survey (NFHS), Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS India Project),  Longitudinal Aging Study in India, Research Intervention on Sexual Health Theory to Action (RISHTA Project), YOUTH in India Project, Nutrition Surveys and Assessment of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), were all conducted by the Institute (LASI).

Top Courses & Fees

  • M.Sc
    Duration: 2Y
  • MA
    Duration: 2Y
  • M.Phil. Population Studies, Ph.D. Biostatistics, Ph.D. Population Studies, Ph.D. Demography, M.Phil. (Biostatistics & Demography), Population Studies, M.Sc Habitat and M.Sc Biostatistics & Demography, MA Population Studies, MPS are some of the postgraduate programmes offered by IIPS. The institute offers part-time distant education courses in addition to full-time regular courses. The table below lists the courses IIPS provides: 

    Population Studies Biostatistics and Demography
    Biostatistics Population Studies
    Population Studies Biostatistics
    M.A ( Population Studies)
    M.P.S. (Population Studies)


    IIPS Fee Structure

    Courses Fees (1st Year)
    M.Sc ₹ 22,330
    M.A ₹ 22,330
    Ph.D ₹ 64,900


     Courses Total Fees
    M.P.S ₹ 22,880
    M.Phil ₹ 20,570
    Fellowship ₹ 34,320


The admissions procedure for IIPS is as follows:

  • Students should read the institute's admission bulletin, which is published on the institute's website.
  • Candidates can apply for the selected course online (by clicking on the application link available on website)
  • The fee for the online application form is Rs 1000 for students in the UR category, Rs 500 for students in the OBC and EWS categories, and Rs 250 for applicants in the PWD /SC/ST categories.
  • After completing the online application, candidates must send a printed copy of the online application form, along with the necessary documentation, to the Academic Incharge.

Admission to the M.P.S. and M.Phil. programmes is based on an online entrance exam followed by a personal interview. For M.A. and M.Sc. programs it is based on an online entrance exam administered by the institute. Admission to a full-time Ph.D. programme is based on an online entrance exam, a written proposal, and a personal interview. The institute administers an offline test followed by a personal interview for part-time Ph.D. admissions. And, Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded based on the candidate's presentation of a research proposal and a personal interview.


Admission Important Dates 2022:

Last date to Register for MA in Population Studies (Distance Mode)  31st August, 2022

IIPS Eligibility Criteria

Courses Eligibility
M.A., M.Sc. (Population Studies) A minimum of 55% in a graduation in any discipline from a recognised university is required.
M.Sc. (Biostatistics and Demography) A minimum of 55% in Graduation (B.A./B.Sc.) in Biostatistics/ Mathematics/Health Statistics/ Statistics from an acknowledged university.
M.P.S. (Population Studies) A minimum of a 55% in PG (M.A./M.Sc.). in Economics, Biostatistics, Geography, Development Studies, Health Statistics, Mathematics, Political Science, Population Studies, Population Education, Rural Development, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work and Statistics from an acknowledged university.
M. Phil (Population Studies, Biostatistics, and Demography) A minimum of 55% in PG in Demography, Population Studies, Biostatistics and Demography, or Biostatistics and Demography Biostatistics and Epidemiology from an acknowledged university.
Ph.D. ((Population Studies, Biostatistics, and Demography) A minimum of 55% marks in M.Phil. in Demography, Biostatistics and Population Studies.


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Ques. Is there any provision for SC/ST students at IIPS Mumbai?
Reservation for the following categories: OBC/SC/ST/EWS/PWD/Female would be considered solely in accordance with Government of India guidelines.


Ques. What services are accessible at IIPS Mumbai?
The IIPS has boy and girl dorms, a library, a canteen, an auditorium, medical facilities, IT infrastructure, and a guest room.


Ques. Is it necessary for candidates to have work experience in order to apply for a part-time Ph.D.?
For admission to a part-time Ph.D. programme, you must have 5 years of work experience in addition to a Master's degree.


Ques. How is the placement scenario at IIPS?
Ans. It is primarily a research institute, with the majority of students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. As a result, there are few organisations hiring, yet having studying here, I can say that finding a job is simple. Data analyst, epidemiologists, and demographer are few examples of the roles which companies hire.

Ques. What kind of academics might I expect to find at the International Institute for Population Sciences?
Every member of the faculty is highly qualified and experienced. IIPS Mumbai has a wonderful relationship between teachers and students.


IIPS Review & Ranking

  • IIPS has Organized several national and international seminars and conferences on population studies that are of global importance.
  • IIPS has conducted numerous significant surveys, including the District Level Household Survey (DLHS), the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the YOUTH in India Project, and others.
  • IIPS garnered overwhelmingly positive feedback, with a student survey rating of 8.9/10.
  • It is outstanding in academics, faculty, Course Curriculum, infrastructure, and placement.


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