Dr. Monorisha Mukhopadhyay


Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Phone/Mobile No: +91-9818939131

E-mail ID: mono.jnu@gmail.com

Research field

Geospatial study of population health and demographic behaviour, socio- economic and spatial inequalities of population attributes

Short Bio

             Dr. Monorisha Mukhopadhyay has a B.Sc. in Geography from University of Calcutta, an M.A in Geography and an M. Phil. (2010) and Ph.D. (2015) in Population Geography from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She Joined Rishi Bankim Evening College (2018) as Assistant Professor having previously worked as Senior Research Officer with Collaborative Research and Dissemination  and Lokashraya Foundation, New Delhi.

            She is an early career professional who takes keen interest in both classroom teaching and research. Her research interests are largely interdisciplinary. Geography fascinates her as it always reflects the changing society and the subject also helps her explore other disciplines like economics, sociology, anthropology and political geography.

            She also has keen aptitude on analyzing population policies and evaluation programmes. Dr. Mukhopadhyay has research publications in various reputed national and international journals, research report, monographs, chapter in edited volumes to her credit. She has actively participated in many national and international conferences and workshops. She is also a member of professional bodies like Institute of Indian Geographers

            She has been awarded UGC-JRF in Population Studies. She is also skilled in GIS, SPSS, STATA and cartography.



  1. Mukhopadhyay, M., 2017. “The determinants of low fertility in a developing country metropolis: The case of Kolkata” Indian Journal of Social Research, 58(6): 757-767
  2. Mukhopadhyay, M, 2017. “Analysis of demand for children in Madhya Pradesh and its implication in population stabilization” Journal of Humanities and Social Science 22(6): 21-27
  3. Kumar, Abhay and Mukhopadhyay, M. 2016, “Assessing the adequacy of health manpower in India” Working Paper Series No 1, Lokashraya Foundation, New Delhi
  4. M. 2014, “Exploring the nexus between infant and child mortality and poverty” Paper in edited book “Population Resource and Development”, Genuine Publications & Media Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India
  5. M., 2012. “Awareness of Reproductive Health among Adolescent Girls in India”, Monograph, Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  6. George, A., Madhu Roy, and Mukhopadhyay. M., 2009. “Communities for children: Selected good practices in improving children’s well-being through community participation” A study jointly published by Save the children and Public Interest Foundation, New Delhi.


Senior Researcher

Collaborative Research and Dissemination, New Delhi

February 2017- 14 th June, 2017 (4 months)

Actively involved in several projects; primarily in the project “Teaching Effectively All Children (TEACh)” done in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, UK. I had been involved in checking questionnaires, data cleaning and detailed data analysis largely with the help of statistical software like SPSS, STATA. Also steer headed the Project on Women Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI) done in collaboration with University of Austin, Texas and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. I had been a part of the research team who examined several datasets and attempted building an index. Also helped in supervising the interns.

Research Associate

Lokashraya Foundation, New Delhi

February 2016 – February, 2017 (12 months)

Involvement in all aspects of the in-house research projects including desk review, literature review, field work, data analysis, report writing.

Contribute to in-house publication of working paper series. Had been primary contributor to the working paper- “Assessing Adequacy of Human Resources in India’s Healthcare System” and “A critical assessment of estimation of poverty and identification of poor in India”. Dissemination of research findings; help in organizing seminars, workshops, lecture etc and contribute in institutional networking with other research organizations.

 Senior Research Associate

Digital Empowerment Foundation, New Delhi.

October 2015- January 2016 (4 months)

Was involved with desk research, framing of tools, data collation, data coding, data analysis largely with the help of statistical software like SPSS, base line data analysis and report writing. I had also I have been an integral part of drafting the report on ‘Mobile for Social and Behavioral Change’ in collaboration with UNICEF- India, which deals with mobile phone as a tool for empowerment in the verticals of education, civic participation and health initiatives.

 Research Assistant

Institute of Social Sciences

December 2008- February 2009 (3 months)

Worked as a Research Assistant for Institute of Social Science. As part of the team was an integral part of drafting a document on “Children’s Well Being” in collaboration with Save the Children-PIF. On this capacity helped in management and implementation of research activities; Undertaken research design, development of methodology, data collection instruments; and documentation of report.

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