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Staff Id : 04655
Name : Dr. A.K. RAVISANKAR
Designation : ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Qualification : M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,MSW.,
Specialization : Adolescents, Reproductive Health, Ageing, Fertility
Date of Birth : 02-03-1964
Date of Joining : 06-07-2000
Present Address Contact Number E-Mail Address
37, Aruthra Nagar
Goundan Palayam
Puducherry - 5
9443278441akravishankar.pop@gmail.com
Research Guidance
Discipline Awarded Guidance
M.Phil./M.E./M.Sc. 21-
Ph.D. 26


Conference /Seminar / Symposia / Workshop
Conference Seminar Symposia Workshop
National International
Attended 4319--11
Conducted -----


Research Projects
Major Projects Minor Projects Total Amount (Rs.)
Completed 9250,31,260.00
Ongoing ---
Teaching and Research Experience Industry Experience
17 Years -
Journals Conference Books Published Popular Article
National International National International
29 22 1 - - -

List of Publications - National
Ravisankar, "Household Environment and its linkage with incidence of Illness in India; Evidence from National Sample Survey.", Journal of the Madras School of Social Work, Volume 9, Number 1&2, Jan 2016, pp. 38-54. 2016.
28. Ravishankar AK. and K. Kanmani, "Perception and prevalence of RTIs among Visually impaired women in Tamilnadu.", Indian Journal of Applied Research, Volume 4, Number 9, Dec 2014, pp. 74-76. 2014.
23. Ravishankar AK, "Childbirth practices: an empirical study among Indian Muslim community.", Indian Streams Research Journal, Volume 3, Number 5, Mar 2013, pp. 9-18. 2013.
24. Ravisankar AK, "Family Life Education and Reproductive Health Issues: a Linkage Study Among Young Unmarried Girls in Tamilnadu.", Indian Journal of Applied Research, Volume 3, Number 6, Nov 2013, pp. 60-61. 2013.
25. Ravishankar AK, "Perception and prevalence of Spousal Violence: Evidence from Tamilnadu.", Humanities and Social Science Studies, Volume 2, Number 3, Sep 2013, pp. 42-54. 2013.
26. Ravisankar AK, Kanmani K and Gayathri S, "Puberty and Menstruation: Perceptions and Practice among school going adolescents in Tamilnadu.", Indian Journal of Maternal and Child Health, Volume 15, Number 3, Nov 2013, pp. 1-9. 2013.
27. Ravishankar AK, "Influence of Family Life Education on understanding of Reproductive health issues among unmarried young girls in Tamilnadu: Findings from District level Household Survey.", The Journal of Family Welfare, Volume 59, Number 2, Jul 2013, pp. 19-28. 2013.
15. Rejoice, PR and Ravisankar AK, "Socio-economic determinants of Antenatal care practices among Scheduled Caste young women in Thiruvarur district, Tamilnadu.", Annamalai Economic Papers, Volume 6, Number I, Apr 2012, pp. 88-94. 2012.
16. Rejoice, PR and Ravishankar AK, "Reproductive Health Status of Scheduled Caste Women in Thiruvarur district, Tamilnadu.", Languages in India, Volume 12, Number 3, Apr 2012, pp. 477-505. 2012.
17. Rejoice, PR and Ravishankar AK, "Socio-economic and demographic Characteristics of Scheduled Caste Young Married Women in Thiruvarur district, Tamilnadu.", Shodh Prerak, Volume 2, Number 1, Apr 2012, pp. 82-87. 2012.
18. Ravishankar AK, "Utilization of Natal care services among Tribal communities and its determinants in India.", Annamalai Economic Papers, Volume 7, Number I, Nov 2012, pp. 122-127. 2012.
19. Ravisankar AK, "Is India Shoulder a Double Burden of Malnutrition?.", Journal of Health Management, Volume 14, Number 3, Nov 2012, pp. 313-328. 2012.
20. Ravishankar AK, "Perception and attitude towards Family life education, Safer sex and STIs/HIV; A study at Indian rural settings.", Indian Journal of Population Education, Volume 57, Number 1, Apr 2012, pp. 12-33. 2012.
21. Ravishankar AK, "Incidence of early pregnancy and self reported gynecological symptoms among tribal community in India.", The Journal of Family Welfare, Volume 58, Number 1, Mar 2012, pp. 34-42. 2012.
22. Ravishankar AK, "Maternal care seeking behaviour among tribal communities in India: An examination of NFHS-III data.", Annamalai University Humanities Journal, Volume 48, Number I, Nov 2012, pp. 29-38. 2012.
11. Ravishankar AK, "Population Ageing Process in India.", Indian Journal of Gerontology, Volume XXI, Number III&IV, Mar 2011, pp. 17-32. 2011.
12. Ravishankar AK, "Menstrual hygienic practices among rural adolescents in Tamilnadu.", Journal of Extension and Research, Volume XIII, Number 1&2, Nov 2011, pp. 132-140. 2011.
13. Sujith P, Ramachandran S and Ravisankar AK, "Migration is a factor responsible for unsafe sex and HIV risk -– A study on young male migrant hotel workers in Tamilnadu.", Journal of the Annamalai University, Volume 47, Number I, Dec 2011, pp. 173-186. 2011.
14. Rejoice PR and Ravishankar AK, "Safe motherhood practices among Scheduled Caste women in India.", Journal of the Annamalai University, Volume 47, Number I, Dec 2011, pp. 375-392. 2011.
10. Ravisankar AK, "Ageing and family support of elderly in South India.", Indian Journal of Gerontology, Volume 24, Number 4, Mar 2010, pp. 482-500. 2010.
8. Subbiah A, Ramachandran S and Ravishankar AK, "Utilization of MCH services in the Union Territory of Pondicherry.", The Journal of Humanities, Volume XLIII, Number I, Dec 2005, pp. 265-276. 2005.
9. Ramachandran S, Subbiah A and Ravishankar AK, "Status of women and fertility differentials between current users and non-users of family planning methods in the Union Territory of Pondicherry.", The Journal of Humanities, Volume XLIII, Number I, Nov 2005, pp. 277-290. 2005.
4. Subbiah A, Ramachandran S and Ravishankar AK, "Women Empowerment and Lactation -– PPA Relationship: A Micro level investigation in the Union Territory of Pondicherry.", The Journal of Humanities, Volume XLII, Number 0, Feb 2004, pp. 119-128. 2004.
5. Ramachandran S, Subbiah A, Chandran P and Ravishankar AK, "Women Empowerment and Open Birth Interval: A Micro level investigation in the Union Territory of Pondicherry, India.", The Journal of Humanities, Volume XLII, Number 0, Nov 2004, pp. 129-138. 2004.
6. Ravishankar AK, Ramachandran S and Subbiah A, "Maternal and Child Health: Is involving husbands making a difference? A Summary report of literature review.", The Journal of Humanities, Volume XLII, Number 0, Dec 2004, pp. 139-148. 2004.
7. Ramachandran S, Subbiah A and Ravishankar AK, "Knowledge Gap about HIV/AIDS: An Examination among Married Female Youth in Tamil Nadu State of India.", The Journal of Humanities, Volume Platinum Jubilee Special Issue, Number XX, Nov 2004, pp. 165-178. 2004.
1. Sureender S, Ramachandran S, Subbiah A and Ravishankar AK, "Challenges of Changing Socio-Economic and Psychological Status of the Aged.", The Indian Journal of Gerontology, Volume XIII, Number I & II, Oct 2003, pp. 39-53. 2003.
2. Ramachandran S, Subbiah A and Ravishankar AK, "Status of Women and Age Factor in Reproduction.", The Journal of Humanities, Volume XLII, Number 0, Nov 2003, pp. 137-145. 2003.
3. Sureender S, Ramachandran S, Subbiah A and Ravishankar AK, "Consanguineous Marriages and Pregnancy Wastages: Relationship Examined in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh States of India.", The Journal of Social Work, Volume 64, Number 4, Nov 2003, pp. 533-540. 2003.
List of Publications - International
Ravisankar and Kanmani, "Prevalence of Menstrual Problems and treatment seeking Behaviour: A study among Visually Challenged women.", International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 6, Number 1, Jan 2016, pp. 621-624. 2016.
Ravisankar and Kanmani, "Puberty and Pregnancy: Perception among Visually Impaired Women.", International Journal of Scientific Research, Volume 5, Number 2, Feb 2016, pp. 49-51. 2016.
Ravisankar, "Child delivery management and its determinants among Indian Muslim.", International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Invention, Volume 3, Number 1, Jan 2016, pp. 1798-1808. 2016.
A.K. Ravisankar and Devanathan, "Availability of safe and quality of drinking water: An investigation among Southern States of India.", International Research Journal of India, Volume 2, Number 3, Feb 2016, pp. 123-128. 2016.
24. Ravisankar, AK, and Devanathan, R, "Share of Public and Private Health Facilities: A Study among Hospitalised Cases at Two Different Socio Economic Settings of Indian States.", International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 7, Number 1, Jan 2016, pp. 190-196. 2016.
Ravisankar and Devanathan, ". Is chronic energy deficiency a health problem among women in EAG states?.", International Journal of Current Research, Volume 7, Number 12, Dec 2015, pp. 826-830. 2015.
14. Rejoice PR and Ravisankar AK, "Comprehensive Knowledge and Practices about Sexually Transmitted Infections among Young Married Rural Women in South India.", American Journal of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease, Volume 2, Number 1, Mar 2014, pp. 41-46. 2014.
15. Rejoice PR and Ravisankar AK, "Care Seeking Behaviour and Barriers to Accessing Services for Sexual Health Problems among Women in Rural Areas of Tamilnadu State in India.", Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Volume 2014, Number 8, Mar 2014, pp. 1-8. 2014.
16. Rejoice PR and Ravisankar AK, "Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among young married women in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu state in India.", Indian Journal of Community Health, Volume 26, Number 1, Mar 2014, pp. 82-87. 2014.
17. Rejoice PR and Ravisankar AK, "A cross-sectional study of knowledge, perceptions and misconceptions about RTIs, STIs and HIV/AIDS among young married rural women in Tamilnadu state, India.", World Applied Science Journal, Volume 31, Number 1, Mar 2014, pp. 84-90. 2014.
18. Ravisankar AK and Kanmani, K, "Understanding of HIV/AIDS: A study among Visually impaired women in Tamilnadu.", International Journal of Scientific Research, Volume 3, Number 10, Oct 2014, pp. 34-36. 2014.
8. Ravisankar AK, "Double burden of malnutrition: Indian Regional Perspective.", Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Volume 4, Number 2, 2013, pp. 1-6. 2013.
10. Rejoice PR and Ravisankar AK, "Prevalence of reproductive tract infections among young married women in Tamilnadu, India.", Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences & Humanities, Volume 3, Number 7, Sep 2013, pp. 98-106. 2013.
11. Rejoice PR and Ravisankar AK, "Changing Trends on the Place of Delivery among Rural Women of Tamilnadu State in India.", World Applied Science Journal, Volume 26, Number 2, May 2013, pp. 282-288. 2013.
13. Ravisankar AK, "Understanding of menstrual process: a comparative assessment among unmarried adolescents at two ecological settings in India.", International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research, Volume 4, Number 3, Nov 2013, pp. 69-80. 2013.
6. Ravisankar A.K and Rejoice, PR, "Determinants of Antenatal Care Utilization of Scheduled Caste Women in Thiruvarur district, Tamilnadu.", International Journal of Current Research, Volume 4, Number 2, Jun 2012, pp. 314-323. 2012.
7. Ravisankar AK. , "Influence of mothers' chronic energy deficiency on the nutritional status of preschool children in Empowered Action Group states in India.", International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases, Volume 2, Number 3, Sep 2012, pp. 198-209. 2012.
3. Ravisankar AK and Rejoice PR , "Utilization of Antenatal care services among Scheduled caste Women in India.", International Journal of Current Research, Volume 3, Number 6, Nov 2011, pp. 202-207. 2011.
4. Ravisankar AK, "Development and Evaluation of an Intervention to meet the Reproductive health needs of Adolescents in India: A Randomized controlled trial.", Journal of Human Ecology, Volume 34, Number 3, Oct 2011, pp. 135-144. 2011.
5. Ravisankar AK and Rejoice PR, "Differentials in maternal health care services utilization: Comparative study between Tamilnadu and Karnataka.", Applied Science Journal, Volume 14, Number 11, Nov 2011, pp. 1661-1669. 2011.
2. Ravisankar AK, "Mothers' Nutritional Status and its impact of their Children Anaemic condition: A study at Tamilnadu.", International Research Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 3, Number 2, Aug 2010, pp. 175-192. 2010.
1. Ravisankar AK, Ramachandran S and Subbiah A, "Prevalence of Chronic Energy Deficiency (CED) and its consequence on Children's Nutritional status among the Marginalised groups in India.", International Research Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 2, Number 2, Aug 2009, pp. 35-54. 2009.
List of Conferences - National
1. Ramachandran S, Subbiah A, Rangaiyan G and Ravishankar AK, Safe Motherhood Practice: A comparative analysis between Tamilnadu and Bihar, Women, Health and Development, Mar 12-13, 2002, Department of Population Studies, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, pp. 69-83. Tirupathi, Department of Population Studies, Sri Venkateswara University.
List of Awards /Honours / Memberships
Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP), India - Life Member
Association of Gerontology (India) - Life Member
International AIDS Society (IAS), Geneva, Switzerland - Annual Member
Rural Women's Social Education Centre (RUWSEC), Chengalpet, India - General Body Member
Asia Population Network (APN), Asian Meta Centre, Singapore - Annual Member
Indian Health Economics and Policy Association (IHEPA), India - 2. Executive Council Member
Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH), India - 1. Executive Council Member