Assistant Professor
(Office): Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, BHU, Varanasi, UP 221005.
Res.: New L/18, Hyderabad Colony, BHU, Varanasi-221005.

Academic Qualifications
S.No.Degree Institution Year
i BA (Hons.) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 1995
ii MA Geography Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 1997
iii Master in Population Studies (MPS) International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai 1995
iv Ph.D. International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai 2004
Area of Specialisation:
Population geography (Migration Studies, Gender and Health issues)

Award/ recognitions/ International Fellow/ Membership:

  • Government of India Fellowship for Master of Population Studies-1997-98
  • Government of India Fellowship for PhD in Population Studies 2000-2003
  • Monetary support by Ford Foundation for conducting doctoral fieldwork in Bihar 2001
  • Grant of Rs 50000 from ICSSR for publication of PhD thesis-2007
  • Received travel award and full financial support by IUSSP for presenting paper on “Rural-urban Migration and Education of children: Studying the left-behind and 'migrant’ children in India”, in International Seminar on Internal Migration and Urbanization and their Socioeconomic Impacts in Developing Countries: Challenges and Policy Responses, held at Fuzhou, China, 10-12 December 2011.
  • Received partial travel award and full financial support by IUSSP for presenting poster on “Mental Stress and Coping Mechanism among Left behind wives of Migrants”, in 26rd International Population Conference of IUSSP held at Marrakech, Morocco from 27th Sept. to 2nd October 2009.
  • Received travel award and full financial support by IUSSP for presenting paper on “Impact of Male Out-Migration of Health Status of Left Behind Wives: A Case of Bihar, India” in XXVth International Population Conference of International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), held at Tours, France, 18-23 July 2005.
  • Received travel award and full financial support by Wellcome Trust and Ford Foundation for presenting paper on "Reproductive Health Status of Left-Behind Women of Male Out-Migrants: A Case of Rural India" in workshop on “Migration and Health”, Organized by Asia MetaCentre, in Bintan, Indonesia, 22-24 September 2003.
  • Received travel award and full financial support by IASFM for presenting paper on "Surviving without their Men: situation of left behind women of forced labour migrants-a case study of Bihar" presented in 8th International Conference of International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM), on the subject "Forced Migration and Global Processes" held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 5-9 January 2003.

  • List of selected/ major publications (not more than 10; in perfect/full citation format)


    • Roy, Archana K 2011. Distress Migration and 'Left Behind' Women: A Study of Rural Bihar. Rawat Publications, Jaipur. ISBN 978-81-316-0437-3 Singh, T.D.; Mishra, A.P.; Singh, A.K.; Roy, A.K. and Verma, N. (eds.) 2012. Population Development and Environment: A Contemporary Debate. Concept Publishing House, New Delhi. ISBN: 13-978-81-8069-916-0.

    • Articles: International

    • Roy, Archana K. and Nangia, Parveen K. 2005. Reproductive Health Status of Left-Behind wives of Male Out-Migrants: A study of Rural Bihar, India; in, Jatarana, Santosh; Toyota, Mika and Yeoh, Brenda S.A. (eds.) Migration and Health in Asia. Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, London: pp. 209-241.
    • Roy, Archana K. 2009. Migration Studies: Missing Links and Future Agenda; in, Singh, Ravi S. (ed.) Indian Geography in the 21st Century: The Young Geographers Agenda. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: pp. 271-296.
    • Roy, Archana K. and Nangia, Parveen K. 2005. Impact of Male Out-migration on Health Status of Left behind Wives-A Study of Bihar, India; Seminar Proceeding of International Union of Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). Available on Web: submissionId=51906.

    • Articles: National:

    • Kumari, Archana and Mukherji, Shekhar 1997. Male Migration and Regional Disparities in Bihar: A District Level Study (Based on 1991 Census Data). National Geographical Journal of India, 43 (4): pp. 316-331.
    • Roy, Archana K. and Nangia, Parveen K. 2002. Left behind women in Bihar; in, Iyer, K. G. (ed.) Migrant labour and Human Rights in India. Kanishka Publishers, New Delhi: pp. 140-161.
    • Roy, Archana K. and Lal, G.S. 2006. Techniques of Supervised Classification in land Use/ Land Cover Mapping: A case of Rishikesh Area, Uttaranchal. National Geographical Journal of India, 52 (3-4): pp.163-170
    • Roy, Archana K. 2007. Migration: Causes and Consequences; A Chapter in NCERT Textbook for Class XII. pp. 15-25.
    • Roy, Archana K.; Tripathi, N.; Roy, U. N. and Kant R. 2012. Issues of Population and Development in Bhojpuri Speaking Region of India with Special Reference to Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); in, Singh, T. D.; Mishra, A.P.; Singh, A.K.; Roy, A.K. and Verma, N. (eds) Population, Development and Environment: A Contemporary Debate. Concept Publishing House, New Delhi: 247-262. (ISBN: 13-978-81-8069-916-0).
    • Sarkar, S.; Roy, Archana K. and Martha, Tapas R. 2013. Soil Depth Estimation through Soil-Landscape Modelling using Regression Kriging in Himalayan Terrain; International Journal of Geographical Information Science. DOI:10.1080/13658816.2013.814780

    • Additional information/ Achievements:  

      Life membership:
      Trainings Undergone

    • Workshop on Discovering Statistics by MS-Excel and SPSS, during May27-June 4 2013 at CIMS, BHU, Varanasi.
    • ISRO sponsored training course on "Application of Remote sensing in Cartography and Mapping" commenced during 2-5, 2005 to 26-6-2005 at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (NRSA), Dehradun.
    • “1st Summer Programme on "Large Scale Survey Research: Theory and Practice" organized by International Institute for Population Sciences Mumbai, during June 2-20, 2003.

    • Additional Courses/Degrees
    • One-year Certificate course in Statistical Methods, Department of Statistics, BHU, 2012

    • Foreign Visits
    • China (2011), Morocco (2009), France (2005), Singapore-Indonesia (2003), Thailand (2003)

    • Computer Packages/ Softwares Known
    • MS-Office, SPSS (Statistical Software), ERDAS IMAGINE 9.1 (Image processing software ): ArcGIS 9.2 (GIS Software)

    • Seminar Organized
    • National Seminar on "Urban Governance and Need for Information System" held at the Department of Geography, BHU, during 16-17 March 2009.
    • National Seminar on "Population, Development and Environment: issues and Challenges" held at the Department of Geography, BHU, during 18-20 February 2010.
    • Reviewer of Professional Scientific Journal
    • International Migration; Asia Pacific Migration journal
    • Member of Geographical Societies
    • Life member of NAGI (National Association of Geographers, India),
    • NGSI (National Geographical Society of India),
    • IIG (Institute of Indian Geographers),
    • ISLE (The Indian Society of Labour Economics) and annual member of IUSSP (International Union for Scientific Study of Population) (2013-14)

    • Extra Curricular Activities
    • Three year Diploma in Indian classical dance, Bharatnatyam, Banaras Hindu University, 1993-96.
    • Gold medal in Table-Tennis team event in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Annual sports meet held at KRIBHCO, Surat, Gujarat, 1991.
    • University Panel holder of Banaras Hindu University, Table-Tennis (women) team and participated in eastern-zone inter university tournament in 1995 held at Pusa Agriculture University, Samastipur.
    • NCC "C" certificate examination with grade 'B' in 1995 under Ministry of Defense, Government of India

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