Nandita Saikia




Dr. Nandita Saikia joined the World Population (POP) Program in August 2017 as an IIASA Postdoctoral researcher. She is an Assistant Professor of Population Studies at the Centre for Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Delhi, with seven years’ experience in teaching and research.

Dr. Saikia received her PhD in Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai and her Master’s Degree in Statistics from Gauhati University, Assam. During her PhD studies, she worked on adult mortality in India. Prior to working at JNU, she was an Assistant Professor at the Population Research Centre, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She was a Max Planck India fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany from 2012 to 2016. At JNU, she teaches courses on Demographic and Statistical Methods to M.Phil and PhD students.

Dr Saikia’s research interests include health and mortality, indirect estimation, disability analysis, and undocumented immigration etc. At IIASA, she will be working on indoor air pollution and mortality.


Affiliation: IIASA

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

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