Vini Sivanandan

Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.P.S., PhD. International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai
Specialization: Demography
Office: 212, Main Building Ext: 359

Vini’s research interests are the areas of population, health and development. She is interested in measuring the extent of inequality and identifying the vulnerability in population groups. The challenges which arise in health issues and how to implement and build a reliable public health system for a complex and diverse population are the central questions that drive her research.

She heads the Population Research Centre at Gokhale Institute. She has multiple research projects in her bag and likes to mentor research assistants and students as part of large research projects. 

She likes teaching very much, through simple exercises, emphasising reading of original research papers, and step wise thinking. She wants to undertake collaborative research projects. She wants to provide technical support & guidance in terms of planning, data collection analysis & documentation for research activities.

  • Ongoing research
  • Completed studies
  1. Comprehensive Assessment of Occupational Health Hazard of Municipal Sanitary Workers of Pune, Maharashtra.
  2. Collaborative study with IIPS and other 6 PRCs on “Access to & Utilization of RCH Services during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multicentric Study”. PRC Pune is part of this currently ongoing study, which is a joint venture of IIPS and 6 other PRCs.
  3. Impact evaluation of the ‘Kayakalp’ programme on a public health facility in Nandurbar, Maharashtra. This study will be conducted in public health facilities which have been selected using the rigorous sampling design.
  4. District wise analysis of HMIS data for Maharashtra state. The validation error and outliers are being identified for all the districts using the standard statistical techniques suggested by MoHFW.
  5. Health and Education Outcome In India: An Analysis Of Multidimensional Inequality Of Opportunity. This study intends to contribute to the quantitative analysis of inequality of opportunity by using dissimilarity indices related to multinomial distributions by measuring and comparing the extent of equality of opportunity in India
  6. Spatial Distribution of Housing And Household Amenities In Urban Maharashtra. This paper attempts to study the availability of housing and household amenities in Maharashtra and distribute the areas from high risk to low risk. Further, the paper also intends to contribute to the future planning of such areas based on the available infrastructure in these areas.
  • Monitoring of DLHS-4 in Maharashtra, 2013
  • Gender and Social Differential in Employment in India Research Journal 0f Social Science and management: ISSN: 2251-1571 Vol 2, Nov 7, 2012
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Programme Implementation Plan, 2012-13: Raigad District, Maharashtra
  • Quality Monitoring of State Programme Implementation Plan in Ahmednagar district (2012-2013), Maharashtra
  • Evaluation of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) in Maharashtra
  • Monthly On-line Verification of HMIS Data for the Districts of Maharashtra, (2011-2015)
  • An Assessment of ASHA Scheme in Maharashtra
  • Prevalence of Obstetric Morbidity and linkages with c section delivery in Maharashtra
  • A comparative analysis of malnutrition among children in Maharashtra
  • Evaluation of Free transport and Diet services under Janani-Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) in Pune, Maharashtra 2016-17
  • Inequalities Among the Subcastes of Scheduled Castes in Maharashtra: Examining Sphere of Higher Education and Employment. Journal of Indian Research; October-December, 2017; Vol.5, No.4, 47-59; ISSN: 2321- 4155
  • An Assessment of Service Providers in Implementation of JSSK Service in Pune, Maharashtra. The Journal of Community Health Management, July –September2017; Vol 4 No3: 110-116; ISSN:2394-272X; e-ISSN:2394-2738
  • Educational status of population with disability in Pune district of Maharashtra, India, International Journal of Advanced Research, Res. Vol 5, No 8, 2054-2064.
  • Awareness of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram among women in Maharashtra, India in PRC Compendium
  • An Assessment of Diversity and Population Structure of Disabled Population in Maharashtra Working Paper No. 33 of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune 2016-17
  • Awareness of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram among women in Maharashtra, India Working Paper No. 28 of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune 2016-17
  • Health disparity and Inequities among Disabled Population of India 2016-17
  • Morbidity Issues and Health Care of Prisoners in Yerwada Central Jail, Pune 2017-18
  • Water pollution and its relation with waterborne diseases: A study of two rivers Bheema in Solapur and Godavari in Nashik 2017-18
  • Analysis of Quality of HMIS Data in all the Districts of Maharashtra 2017-18
  • Mother knowledge and Behaviour on Child Feeding and Child care Practices and Impact on Child Health Outcomes: a Study in Pune Slum in Maharashtra in Impact assessment of Selected Health care Policies in India. 2018-19 ISBN-978-81-932595-1-1
  • Tuberculosis and Undernutrition in India.
  • Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity, and its relationship with Anaemia among the Working Adults in Urban Area of Maharashtra
  • Mother’s Knowledge and Behaviour on Child Feeding and Childcare Practices and Impact on Child Health Outcomes: A study in Pune Slum in Maharashtra.
  • “Marital Status of Persons With Disabilities In India - An Analysis Journal of Disability”. Journal of Disability Management and Special Education; July-December, 2018; Vol.1, No.2, 24-31; ISSN: 2581 – 5180