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Workstation for Research on Census Data

Workstation for Research on Census Data at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Workstation for Research on Census Data at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
 

A workstation for research on Census Data has been set as part of a joint collaboration between the Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India and the Jawaharlal Nehru University. The workstation, situated at the JNU New Convention Centre, JNU Campus, Delhi, has the facility to access all the published census tables from 1991 to 2011 Censuses for research. Special customized tables generated from the 2001 Census database will be made available on request from the researchers.

The workstation was inaugurated on 14th May 2012 by Prof S K Sopory, Vice Chancellor, JNU and Dr C Chandramouli, Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. The workstation will function under the direct supervision of Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), School of Social Sciences.

The Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India proposes to set up similar workstation in other universities across the country.

 
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JNU to open Census Data Centre to assists research
 

“In collaboration with the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to star the first Census Data Centre on its campus. The centre will provide research opportunities based on information on the country’s population size, composition, living conditions, social and cultural aspects. While census data includes important summary indicators and tables, massive data at the unit level has potential for in-depth analysis of social, economic and demographic conditions of the country’s population.

 

In order to allow the use of this data, it was proposed by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner to allow researchers access to micro-data at designated centres without revealing the identities of the population surveyed.

JNU Vice-Chancellor S.K.Sopory said the centre will be able to provide all data related to census and population in the country for use by students and researchers. Located in the JNU Convention Centre, the facility will be open to students and researchers from universities and colleges and research institutions in India from May 14. It will be inaugurated by Sopory and C.Chandramouli, Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
The Centre stores all the tables from the 1991 and 2001 Censuses, and the tables from the 2011 Census released so far. A Steering Committee will observe the functioning of the centre.”
 
Naveed Iqbal, The Indian Express, New Delhi
10th May 2012
 
Census data centre in JNU soon
NEW DELHI, 8TH MAY:
“Soon, a census data centre will be coming up at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus. The data centre at the JNU campus is a collaborative endeavour from the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India and the University is the first of its kind. The census data centre will be inaugurated on 14th May by the Vice-Chancellor of JNU, Prof. S.K.Sopory and Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India Dr. C.Chandramouli. The Centre will be open from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm on all working days of the university. The data centre will store all the census tables from the 1991 and 2001 and the tables released so far from the 2011 Census.”
The Statesman, 9th May 2012
 
“.. JNU is also setting up a Census Data Centre in which micro-data of the Indian Census, which is not regularly published, will now be accessible to research scholars of the University. The centre will be inaugurated on May 14 by the Census Commissioner of India and the JNU Vice-Chancellor. It will have all the tables from the 1991 and 2001 Censuses and the tables from the 2011 Census released so far. Data will continue being added to the repository. The centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on all working days…”
The Hindu, 10th May 2012