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Updated on 01 Feb, 2024

Master of Arts in Population and Family Health Studies (MAPFHS)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 12,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Graduates from any discipline are eligible

Course Fee: Rs. 12,000 (1st Year Rs. 6000 and 2nd Year Rs. 6000)

It is a well-known saying that “Development is the best contraceptive”, which indicates that development affects population growth and vice versa. Population and Family Health are important issues in development and so the development studies also. Population Studies focuses on the trends and pattern of population change, which directly affects development and development policies. Population and Family Health Studies is a multi-disciplinary concept which includes diaspora and transnational communities, women in the economy, gender and society, urbanization, ecology and environment, urban development, population and sustainable development. Planned population growth shows positive changes in the society while unplanned population growth affects negatively the physical, natural and human resources. These resources are affected by the population trends and health pattern in the society. It is expected that the policy makers and development agents should be aware of the demographic trends, population distribution and population structure of the society for better implementation and addressing of population and health and family welfare related projects and programmes. This programme covers areas such as demographic indicators, measuring of fertility and mortality, communicable diseases, migration and a host of other issues. All graduates across the disciplines can pursue this programme, particularly the paramedical staff, social welfare officer, legal professional, labor welfare officer, Block Extension Educator, agriculture graduates, social scientist, IT professionals, Agriculture scientist, medical professionals (Nursing), applied statistics, etc. The population studies is also enlisted in UGC-NET.
i) to enhance knowledge of the learners on population dynamics and its related issues and challenges.
ii) to increase the knowledge of learners on migration, health, nutrition, safe drinking water and sanitation.
iii) to impart knowledge of population and its impact on ecology, environment and sustainable development.
iv) to enable the learner to establish relationship between population and human resource management.
v) to increase knowledge and capacities of learner to conduct research and studies on various aspects of population and family health care related issues and challenges.

Programme Offer and Coverage

MAPFHS will be offered in both January and July sessions of every year. It is offered throughout the country through the established network of IGNOU Regional Centres.

Note: lateral Entry for the Second year, who have successfully completed PGDPFHS, he/she can take admission in the Second year MAPFHS.

Choose any Five courses as from the electives in the Second Year 


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[Updated on 05-Jun-2024]