Daksha Parmar 

Daksha Parmar 

Assistant Professor
Education: Doctorate
Development Studies
+91 361 2582585
Room No: 116
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Research Interests: Public Health and Development, Social Science Issues in Health, Human Resources for Health in India, Interface of Frontline Healthcare Providers with Health Systems, Health Policy and Research, Global Public Health, Population and Development, History of Birth Control, Gender and Health

Journal Publications

1. Daksha Parmar, "Commentary in Economic and Political Weekly", Public Health During Pandemics and Beyond, Samiksha Trust vol.Vol 55 Np 17 , pp.17-19, [2020]

2. Sundararaman T and Daksha Parmar, "Seminar Monthly Symposium", Professionalizing Public Health Management, , [2019]

3. Alok, R; Adithyan, G and Daksha P, "Special Supplement on Health Inequities in India of eSocial Sciences and Humanities", Gender Equity as a Dimension of Progress towards Universal Health Coverage: Evidence from India’s 71st Round National Sample Survey’, Esocialsciences in Health vol.Vol 1 No 2 , pp.41-58, [2018]

Book Chapter

1. Sundararaman, T; Parmar, D and S Krithi, "India Exclusion Report 2019-20", Public Health and Health Services as Global Public Goods, Three Essays Collective with Centre for Equity Studies , [2020]

2. Rahul Sapkal and Daksha Parmar, "Perspectives on Neoliberalism, Labour and Globalisation in India: Essays in Honour of L.K Deshpande Edited by Prof. K R Shyam Sundar", State, Market and Labour: A Dalit Perspective, Palgrave McMillan ISBN.978-981-13-6972-8, pp.299-328, [2019]

3. Daksha Parmar and Sanjam Ahluwalia, "Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Ed. By Suad Joseph", Reproduction: Health:India: Mid-to Late-Twentieth Century, BrillOnline Reference Works , [2018]

4. Ahluwalia Sanjam, Parmar Daksha, "‘Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy’", ‘From Gandhi to Gandhi: Contraceptive Technologies and Sexual Politics in Post Colonial India, 1947- 1977’ , Oxford University Press ISBN.9.78E+12, pp.124-155, [2016]


Role of Frontline Workers in Management of COVID 19 and Delivery of Essential Health Services during the Pandemic in Assam
Funding Agency : World Health Organisation
Principal Investigator: Dr Daksha Parmar
Co-investigator: Prof. Rajshree Bedamatta
Duration/Starting Year: 2021-04-01 to 2021-09-30
Status: New


Waste-Work, Caste Stigma and Urban Precarity: Empirical evidences from Guwahati and Mumbai in India
Funding Agency : ICSSR-IMPRESS
Principal Investigator: Co-PI
Duration/Starting Year: 01-05-2019 to 31-12-2020
Status: Ongoing

Sl.No Name Thesis Title PhD Status
1 Alacrity Muksor Gender and Diabetes: A Study in West Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya SOAS
2 Bikash Das Health and Health Systems in Tea Plantations of Dooars in North Bengal APR1
3 N.s. Abhilasha Troubled Histories: Epidemics in Assam, 1860s to 1950s SOAS
Sl.No Name Year Dissertation Title
1 Akanksha Garg 2021 THE NEVER-ENDING SHIFT: A study of double burden of work on Accredited Social Heath Activists (ASHAs) based in Delhi during COVID-19
2 Oviya T 2021 Gender and Caste in Public HealthCare System in Tamil Nadu: A Study on Dalit Women in Medicine
3 Harsh Singh 2021 Assessment of the Response of the Private Healthcare Sector to the COVID-19 Pandemic in India
4 Teerna Mandal 2021 Assessment of the Conditions of Abortion Rights and Services in India
5 Abrar Ahmad 2020 Role of Multipurpose Health Workers (MPHW) Males in Two Districts of Faizabad & Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh
6 Sangita Barman 2020 Private Health Sector in Guwahati
7 Amrit Anand 2019 Utilisation of Healthcare Services by women in Khagaria District of Bihar
8 Rashmirekha Pandit 2019 Tea Gardens, Women and Maternal Health-A study of Maina Tea Garden, Dibrugarh, Assam
9 Shubham Sachan 2019 Home based Newborn Care in rural uttar pradesh: challenges and oppurtunities
10 Suresh Naskar 2019 Ageing and Health: A study in two Villages of south Parganas, west Bengal
11 Parshant Kumar 2018 Rising Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in Rural India: A study in Kursela Block of Katihar District, Bihar

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Awards and Achievements

Award Title : Recipient of Rockefeller Archive Center Grant-in-Aid for 2013
Award Title : Research Travel Grants by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, Mumbai in 2014 to visit United States of America


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Name of Invited Lecture: ‘Population Policies of India’

Centre of Public Health, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Assam Sep 23, 2019 National

Name of Invited Lecture: Trajectory of India’s Health Planning: Issues and Challenges’

Department of Geography, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, Cooch Behar, West Bengal o, West Bengal Feb 28, 2019 National

Name of Invited Lecture: Delivered a lecture on ‘Public Policy and Health’,

Department of Economics at the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM), Assam Sep 28, 2018 National

Name of Invited Lecture: Delivered a talk (ONLINE) Role of Public Health in addressing Healthcare Disparities: Challenges during COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Economics, University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM), Assam Aug 26, 2020 National