Daksha Parmar 

Daksha Parmar 

Assistant Professor 
Education: Doctorate
Development Studies
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Research Interests: Public Health and Development, Social Science Issues in Health, Human Resources for Health, 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, Environment and Public Health, Chronic Diseases and Health Systems, Urban Health, Social Exclusion and Public Health.

Journal Publications

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

2. Sundararaman T and Daksha Parmar, "Professionalizing Public Health Management", Seminar Monthly Symposium, Issue no.#714 [2019]

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

Book Chapter

1. Prof. T Sundararaman and Dr Daksha Parmar, "Management of Healthcare Systems" , Human Resource Management , Oxford University Press , [2022]

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

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

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

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


Health Labour Market Analysis in Assam
Funding Agency : World Health Organisation
Principal Investigator: Prof. Rajshree Bedamatta
Co-investigator: Dr Daksha Parmar
Duration/Starting Year: 2022-05-16 to 2022-11-15
Status: New


A Survey of Morbidity and Mortality among Tea Garden Workers of Assam
Funding Agency : Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Assam
Principal Investigator: Prof. Rajshree Bedamatta
Co-investigator: Dr Daksha Parmar
Duration/Starting Year: 2019-01-01 to 2022-12-31
Status: Ongoing


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: Completed

Sl.No Name Thesis Title PhD Status
1 Bikash Das Health and Health Systems in Tea Plantations of Dooars in North Bengal APR1
2 N.s. Abhilasha Empire, Epidemics, and Health in Assam, 1860-1940 APR2
3 Alacrity Muksor Experiences of Women with Diabetes: A Study in West Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya 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
12 Ashok Kumar Meena THE STUDY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF COVID-19 Vaccination programme in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan
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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
Award Title : Recipient of Dr Yusuf Hamied Faculty Fellowship 2022


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Title: Build Back Better: Key Lessons of COVID-19 Pandemic for India's Health Systems

Name of Invited Lecture: Keynote Speech at ICSSR Sponsored Two Day National Seminar on Contemporary Economic Issues of Developing Countries

Dept of Economics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Assam Don Bosco University, Assam Mar 14, 2022 - Mar 15, 2022 National

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