International Institute For Population Sciences: 64th Convocation
The sixty-fourth convocation of the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Deemed to be University, Mumbai was held recently.
- The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, formerly known as the Demographic Training and Research Centre (DTRC) till 1970, was established in July 1956 under the joint sponsorship of Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, the Government of India and the United Nations.
- It serves as a regional centre for Training and Research in Population Studies for the ESCAP region.
- The Institute was re-designated to its present title in 1985 to facilitate the expansion of its academic activities.
- It was declared as a ‘Deemed to be University’ on August 14, 1985, under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
- The recognition has facilitated the award of recognized degrees by the Institute itself and paved the way for further expansion of the Institute as an academic institution.
- IIPS holds a unique position among all the regional population centres.
- It was the first such centre started, and it serves a much larger population than any of the other regional centres.
- The Institute is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
- There are seven Academic Departments in the Institute.