Population Research Centre

About Population Research Centre


The Population Research Centre (PRC) was established in the Panjab University, Chandigarh in the spring of 1980. It was the first PRC to be established in the North-Western region of India. The PRC is sponsored and fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India, New Delhi. The administrative control of the centre is with the Panjab University, Chandigarh.

The major thrust of the Centre's activities has been on: Dynamics of Population Change, Fertility, Reproductive and Child Health (RCH), Mortality, Maternal and Child Health, Health & Family Welfare, KAP of Family Planning, Education and Health in Slum Areas, Media Communication, Migration and Urbanization. The PRC is actively involved in monitoring, evaluation and programme support research in areas of Health and Family Welfare and other population and development related issues with a special focus on the Haryana State.

The PRC mainly undertakes research sponsored by the MOHFW, GOI and Health Department of Haryana state. Apart from this it is also involved in collaborative research Projects with other National and International agencies, as well as its own initiated research work and independent work by the staff.


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