PhD in Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai
Mortality, longevity and Disability status
Forecasting & projection
Quality of large data
Assistant Professor in Centre for the Study of Regional Development since 31st October 2013
Assistant Professor in Population Research Centre, Institute of Economic Growth from 1st July 2011 to 30th September 2013
Awarded Prof P N Mari Bhat Gold Medal for the best PhD thesis during 2011-2014 by International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai.
Awarded Population Association America’s travel grant to attend Annual meeting of Population Association of America, 2014.
Awarded Raja Rao Memorial Award 2013-2014 by Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata for best Research done in the area of Demography in India (under age 35).
Visiting Fellow in Vienna Institute for Demographic Research, Vienna, Austria during 18 December to 21 December 2013.
Awarded Max Planck-India fellowship, Max Planck Society, Germany, for collaborative demographic research with scientists from Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany 2012-2015.
Interview by Max Planck Society, Germany on “The Demographics of Inequality” in 2011. Available at
Fellow Researcher position in Institut National d`etudes Demo- graphiques (INED), Paris, French during 16-29 October, 2011.
2011, Prof K B Pathak Award from Indian Association of Study of Population (IASP), for the article “Trends and geographic Differentials in mortality under age 60 in India” (published in Population Studies) for methodological innovation in the field of Population and Health.
Guest Researcher position in Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany during December, 2010.
Guest Researcher position in Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany during December, 2009 - January, 2010.
Visiting Scholar in Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany during October, 2008 to March, 2009.
Government of India and UGC Fellowship for pursuing PhD Course in International Institute for population Sciences from 9 May, 2007 to 9 December, 2010.
Silver Medal Winner in Master in Population Studies, 2005-2006, IIPS, Mumbai.
Government of India Fellowship for pursuing MPS/M Phil Course in International Institute for population Sciences from 11 July, 2005 to 31 December, 2006.
Collaboration with Scientists from Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
Collaboration with Scientists from Institut National d`etudes Demo- graphiques (INED), Paris, French
Collaboration with Scientists from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of School of Public Health, Maryland, USA
Collaboration with Scientists from Vienna Institute of Demography, Vienna, Austria
Saikia, N., Jasilionis, D., Ram, F. and Shkolnikov, V. (2011) "Trends and geographic differentials in mortality under age 60 in India" Population Studies 65(1):73-89. DOI: 10.1080/00324728.2010.534642, Publisher: Routledge
Saikia, N., Singh, A. and Ram, F. (2010) "Has child mortality in India really increased in last two decades? Economic and Political Weekly" Vol.XLV, 51.
Saikia, N. and Ram, F. (2010) "Determinants of adult mortality in India" Asian Population Studies 6(2). Publisher: Routledge
Saikia, N. and Singh, A. (2009) "Does type of family affect maternal health? Evidence from India" Journal of Bio-social Sciences 41(3):329-353.Publisher: Cambridge University press
Saikia, N. and Bhat, P.N. Mari (2008) "Factors Affecting Adult Mortality in India: An Analysis of National Family Health Surveys of 1992-1993 & 1998-1999" Demography India 37 (2):291-302.
Saikia, N., Mortality Trends in India during 1970-2010. in "40% of world`s population" ed. by Christophe Z Guilmoto and Gavin Jones, National University of Singapore press.
Saikia, N., Singh, A., Jasilionis, D. and Ram, F. (2013). “Explaining the trends in rural-urban gap in infant mortality in India” Demographic Research 29(18):473-506.
Saikia, N., Singh, A. and Ram, F.(2013). “Adult male mortality in India since independence: An application of widowhood method” Asian Population Studies). DOI:10.1080/17441730.2013.785720, Publisher: Routledge