Department of Extra Mural Studies and Distance Education (On Project basis)

The Department of Extra Mural Studies and Distance Education (EMS&DE) of the International Institute for Population Sciences was established in 1994 to provide training for increasing the understanding of the issues related to population, health and development, and its interlinkages. Since its inception, the Department of EMS&DE has been focusing to provide quality education and training especially for the working professional through distance mode.

Presently, the department is offering a two-year MA Programme in Population Studies. The programme focuses on developing an understanding of the conceptual basis of population structure, processes, analytical methods and tools, hands on exercises using demographic and statistical softwares, and related policy issues. It provides the audience with expertise in research and data analysis. During its three decades of academic legacy, a total of 2,112 distance learners enrolled from India and outside India. The dedicated faculty of the Department, as well as regular faculty of the Institute, have put their best efforts to run the promgramme successfully.


                                                                                                                             Students Testimonil!

“A wonderful experience to get the opportunity to study at IIPS, with a highly enabling environment for learning. A vibrant interactive student-friendly approach of the experienced faculty along with the warm and friendly behaviour of the staff at all levels is the beauty of the Institute. The library working as a center of information for the student community is another asset of the Institute helping the students to access a broad mix of academic subjects” Dr. Sila Debi(MPS,2014 Batch) Current Postion: Additional Commissioner, (Child Health and Incharge - Nutrition), MoHFW, GoI 

“I am elated to get the opportunity to study at IIPS. It provides the required teaching, training and guidance to become a skilled person in the field of Population Studies and related fields. The entire faculty and EMS Department leaves no stone unturned to shape one\'s future. The best thing about IIPS is the cross-culture interaction between students from various parts of the world. My two years at IIPS have been a wonderful experience of learning with prolific exposure to the outside. I place my huge respect, penchant and devotion for entire faculty members and the department. It's their efforts that make me count myself into better professionals”.

Varsha Rani
(M.A., 2020 Batch)
Current Position: Fresher)

“MA Population Studies (DL) course as offered by the IIPS covers all the important concepts related to the Population Studies and its impact on various development indicators.  I found this course very useful for my present and future assignment.

Sarita Yadav
(M.A. 2017 Batch)
Current Position: IAS, Joint Resident Commissioner
Nagaland House, Delhi.


IIPS is one of reputed institution. Recently, I got opportunity to peruse my Master degree in Population science. I learnt different dimensions, other than public health which augmented my knowledge and in depth understanding. These new learning is helpful in practicing my day to day public health in more effective ways. I sincerely thanks to experienced faculties of IIPS who supported me during my learning.  I feel fortunate to be part of this reputed institution”

Dr. Vinay Kumar
(MPS, 2016 Batch)
WHO, Surveillance Medical Officer (NPSP-WHO)
Jamnagar, Gujarat.

“It gives me an immense pleasure and happiness to be a part of IIPS. For me as a Public Health specialist, M.A in population studies has helped me a lot to upgrade my knowledge in various aspects and fields, specially related to Research Methodology and Biostatistics. The assignments were very useful and the books provided are excellent reading material. I am overwhelmed and thankful to the faculty of IIPS for their generous support, cooperation and guidance. I am happy and feel very lucky to be an alumnus of this prestigious Institute”.

Name: Dr. Nimra Shireen
(M.A., 2018 Batch)
Current Postion: Administrative Medical Officer

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