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ASHA A. BHENDE

 

Since childhood Mrs. Asha Bhende has been interested in the performing arts. Trained in Indian Classical music and dance, she later concentrated on acting in the theatre, radio and television. Despite a demanding career in academics, she continued her interest in acting for several years and came to be recognized as a many faceted actress, equally at ease in highly dramatic as well as, farcical roles. She received the award for the best actress for her role in the play "Phaas" performed during the drama festival organized by the Government of Maharashtra in 1964-65.

A Brief Resume:

DATE OF BIRTH October 1, 1928.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Sr. No.

Degree / Diploma

Year

University

Remarks

1 Doctor of Philosophy 1976 Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Sociology ( Ph. D.)

2 Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) 1962 University of California, Berkeley Public Health Education
3 Diploma in Social Service* Administration 1958 Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Family and Child Welfare
4 Master of Arts ( M. A. ) 1956 University of Bombay Sociology

*Recognised by the Union Service Public Service Commission as equivalent to a Master's degree

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  1. Retired from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai as Professor and Head of Department of Population Policies and Development Programmes in October 1998, after 25 years of service. Experience of teaching , research and providing guidance for doctoral research.

  2. Consultant to several national and International organization for development and implementing research projects in the fields of family planning ,sexuality adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, etc.

IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENTS SINCE RETIREMENT:

3. RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECT AS PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SINCE RETIREMENT.

4. VISITING FELLOWSHIPS

(a) Population Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, 1979.

(b) East- West Population Institute , East -west Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 1985

5. POSITIONS CURRENTLY HELD

(a) Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Ashish Gram Rachna Trust, Pachod, District Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Activities:

(b) Member, Executive Council, Foundation for Research in Health System, Ahmedabad.

(c) National Association for the Blind, Mumbai

(d) Member, Advisory committee for the Project : Communication and Sexual Decision - making among Under-privileged Married Women and Men : Determinants and Consequences for Reproductive Health, funded by Fort Foundation, India and undertaken by Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai.

(e) Consultant for the project : Developing a Model for AIDS Prevention Education among under - privileged Adolescent Girls and Boys from Urban slums, family Welfare Training and Research Center, Mumbai funded by NACCO, New Delhi.

(f) Member, Population Education Advisory Committee, University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

6. PUBLICATIONS (RELATED TO HIV/AIDS)

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  1. Indian Association for the Study of Population

  2. Indian Academy of Social Sciences.

ADDRESS: Purnima, D-12 Dattaguru Society, Deonar Village Road, Mumbai 400 088

TELEPHONE: 556 5143  FAX 6600778 

( C/O Mr. Nandu Bhende )

E-MAIL: c/o nbhende@gmail.com

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