Dr  Ajit Kumar Kannaujiya

KHPT, Bengaluru
+91 789****204

Address for Communication:
International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Mumbai-400088

Nationality: Indian

Academic Qualification

B.A. (Geography) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2015)
M.A. (Population Studies) International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai (May 2017)
M.Phil. (Population Studies)International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai (May 2018)
Ph.D. (Population Studies) International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai ( May 2023)

Position held

Junior Research Scientist
Research Analyst
Doctoral Fellow


1. Kannaujiya A.K, Kumar K, Upadhyay AK, McDougal L, Raj A, James KS, Singh A. (2022). Interpregnancy interval and child health outcomes in India: evidence from three recent rounds of National Family Health Survey. Maternal and Child Health Journal (Accepted)
2. Kannaujiya A.K, Kumar K, Upadhyay AK, McDougal L, Raj A, James KS, Singh A. (2022). Effect of preterm birth on early neonatal, late neonatal, and postneonatal mortality in India. PLOS Global Public Health 2(6): e0000205. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0000205
3. Rani, R., Kannaujiya, A.K., Talukdar, P., & Sikarwar, A. (2022). Gender and rural-urban differences in hypertension among youth in India: Insights from a large-scale survey, 2015-16. Journal of Biosocial Science, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932022000141
4. Kannaujiya, A.K., Kumar, K., Upadhyay, A. K., McDougal, L., Raj, A., & Singh, A. (2020). Short interpregnancy interval and low birth weight births in India: Evidence from National Family Health Survey 2015-16. SSM-Population Health, 12, 100700. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100700
5. Mondal, N. A., Kannaujiya, A.K., & Ali, B. (2020). Quality of life of elderly in rural Murshidabad (West Bengal). Social Science Spectrum, 5(1), 42-49.



Area of Specialization

Family Planning
Maternal and Child Health

Membership of other Professional Associations

Life Member of Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH)

I am Ajit Kumar Kannaujiya, working as a research analyst in Gender Project, IIPS, Mumbai. I was pursuing a Ph.D. in Population Studies at IIPS before joining the project. After completing my master's degree in Population Studies in May 2017, I joined the MPhil program in the same year and completed it in May 2018. It is my preference to work with large-scale survey data, and issues related to maternal and child health are of particular interest to me.