About the PRC

The Population Research Centre (PRC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars established in 1972. The Centre is engaged in research and training in population dynamics.

The major objectives of the Centre are to conduct and promote sponsored and independent research in population studies and to assist the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, with policy inputs and feedback on population and health issues. The main financial support for the Centre comes from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), New Delhi.

The PRC is actively engaged mainly in research relating to contemporary issues of demography and health in India on one hand and issues of gender, development versus environment on the other.

Aims and Objectives of the Seminar

1. to examine the dynamics of population growth and its impact on environment across the continents of the world;

2. to look at the nexus between population, poverty, development and environment with a view to assessing various environmental and other impacts of industrialization, urbanization and infrastructure development;

3. to examine demographic change and its adverse impact on environment;

4. to trace the level of environmental degradation as seen through the physical characteristics of a region;

5. and to formulate policy prescriptions and recommendations to take appropriate measures to mitigate environmental decay for sustainable development and to conserve environment for the generations to come.

Scope and Outline of the Seminar

In the present era of Globalization, Privatization and Liberalization (LPG), the inter-relationship of population, development and environment (PDE), has been drawing greater attention of the researchers, academicians and environmental scientists.

However, over the years, the proximate causes, such as population growth, poverty and density, and ultimate factors, such as development imperatives like urbanization, migration, industrialization, technological change and rapid economic growth etc., have been causing significant environmental damage.

And it has been found that they differ from region to region, based on the physical characteristics of a region such as their index of socio-economic development, population size and its composition.

In this context, the proposed seminar Global Issues of Population, Development and Environment has selected the following seven sub-themes to cover the complex issues of population, development and environment.

This seminar is an attempt to bring together international scholars from cognate areas on a single platform to deliberate on the issues cited earlier. It is hoped that the conclusions of the seminar will directly help evolve policies and programmes for environmental protection with sustainable development.


1. Population Dynamics, Poverty and Environmental Nexus

2. Economic Growth, Industrialization and Environmental Damage

3. Energy Consumption, Waste Generation and Environmental Pollution/

4. Demographic Change and the Environment (Income Generation, Middle Class Population and its Effects on Environment)

5. Development versus Environment (Landscape Change, Ecosystem Imbalance and Environment)

6. Issues of Urbanization, Migration and Governance

7. Environmental Policies and  Programmes

Guidelines for Paper Presenters

Contributors should note the following:

1. All submissions must be made in MSWord format.

2. The manuscript should not exceed 4,500 words (About 15 A-4 size pages typed in double space).

3. The cover page should bear only the title of the paper, name/s of author/s, their official address, E-mail ID, phone/fax numbers, a brief biographical note of the author(s) and acknowledgements (if any).

4. The first page of the manuscript (after the cover page) should contain the title & the Abstract only.

5. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and be numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.

6. Lastly, papers which focus on the conference theme by continent/country would be given top priority in the selection process.

Guidelines for Abstract

1. The abstract should not exceed 500 words and should include:

a. Title
b. Background
c. Objectives
d. Methodology
e. Findings/Results

2. The contributor(s) should kindly provide their name/s, affiliation, mailing address, E-mail and phone and fax number along with the Abstract.

Review Process

The manuscripts will be subjected to a critical review. The decision of the reviewers will be final and binding in all respects.

Formatting, Publishing and Presentation of Final Papers

The accepted final papers may be published as part of the proceedings of the Conference and shall be given to all delegates in electronic format, in addition to forwarding the same to policy-making agencies for their consideration.

Registration Fees:

a. Delegates Academicians (Foreigners) $100

b. Academicians Rs. 3000 (Indian delegates out of Bangalore)

c. Academicians Rs. 2000 (Local delegates)

d. Accompanying Person Rs. 2000 (within India) $75 (Foreigners)

e. Research Scholar Rs. 2000 (outside participants)

f. Research Scholar Rs.1500 (Local)

Registration fee includes: Local hospitality – food, accommodation for three nights, conference materials with bag and transport arrangements. (For local delegates, food and conference materials only)


The paper presenters within India will get reimbursement of travel to and fro three-tier AC class train fare by the shortest route on production of tickets, and local hospitality during the seminar. The travel reimbursement will be confirmed only on receipt of the full paper.

Registration fee can be transferred through online banking in the given details.

For participants from outside India:

Bank Name: State Bank of Mysore, Mallathahally branch, Bangalore-72
Code No.40457, Bank account No. ISEC FCRA A/c No.54051120883
SWIFT code:   SBMY IN BB 684

For participants from within India:

Bank Name: State Bank of Mysore, Mallathahally branch, Bangalore-72
Bank Account Name: ISEC – PRC PROJECTS
Account No: 64058333980
IFSC Code: SBMY0040457

Research Scholars may please submit a certificate from the head of the department about their pursuing PhD. Registration Form is available on the Institute Website and can be downloaded from HERE.

The paper presenters and the participants will be issued the conference kit along with the copy of the proceedings in electronic form. Your presence in the Conference will be confirmed by issuing certificates.

The papers may kindly be e-mailed to: [email protected] or [email protected]

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting abstract: 31st July, 2014

Notification of accepted papers: 10th August July, 2014

Deadline for submitting final paper: 15th September, 2014.

International Seminar; 27-28, Oct, 2014


Dr. C. M. Lakshmana, Associate Professor, PRC, ISEC, Bangalore, Cell- 9449989931.

Prof. K.S.James, Head, Population Research Centre ISEC, Bangalore, Cell-91-9448468990

You can view the official notification HERE.



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