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Dr. Avijit Mistri

Designation: Assistant Professor

Specialization: Population Studies.

Contact: 7384439502

Email: avijit.mistri [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in


Curriculum Vitae

Dr Avijit Mistri,

Assistant Professor,

Department of Geography,

Manipur University (MU), Imphal-795003.






Specialization: Population Studies


Areas of Interest/Specialization:

Population and Development with special emphasis on Migration, Urbanisation, Climate Change and Livelihood Issues


Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, Manipur University, 17 March 2020 onward

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, Nistarini College, Purulia-723101, WB, (01 April 2015 to 16 March 2020)


Educational Qualifications:

Ph. D., (2017) & M. Phil (2013): Population Studies, Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi-110067.

M.Sc., (2009): Geography, Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.

B.Sc. (Hons.), (2006): Geography, Department of Geography, Vidyasagar College, University of Calcutta.


Fellowships/ Awards:

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), UGC-CSIR, June 2010.

Lectureship (LS), CSIR, December 2009, & Lectureship (LS), UGC in Geography, June 2009.


Research Experience:

Visiting Research Scholar, Researcher Exchange Programme, Technical University of Kaiserslautern (TUK), Germany. 01 Oct- 30 Nov 2013 & 13 Aug – 7 Nov 2014


Ph. D. Supervision: 01 (pursuing).



  1. Mistri, Avijit, & Das, Bhaswati (2020). Environmental Change, Livelihood Issues and Migration - Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, India. Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. ISBN 978-981-13-8734-0. https://rd.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-13-8735-7

  2. Michael von Hauff and Mistri, Avijit (2016) Economic Development and Water Sustainability: Study from an Emerging Nation, India. New Delhi: MANAK Publications Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 978-93-7831-425-4.


Articles in Journals:

  1. Mistri, Avijit (2021), Migrant Workers from West Bengal since 1991: From the Left to TMC Government, Economic & Political Weekly, 56(29), pp. 21-26, ISSN: 2349-8846. https://www.epw.in/journal/2021/29/commentary/migrant-workers-west-bengal-1991.html?0=ip_login_no_cache%3Dd6645a9620d888997dbae37c9a52f2ca

  2. Banu, Nasrin & Mistri, Avijit (2020), Female-Headed Households in India: An Eagle's View from 2011 Census. Asian Profile, 48(3):189-205. ISSN: 03048675

  3. Mistri, Avijit (2019), Is the Migration from Indian Sundarban an Environmental Migration? Investigating through Sustainable Livelihood Approach (SLA). Asian Profile, 47(3), 195-218.

  4. Mistri, Avijit & Das, Bhaswati (2018), Forest Conservation and Restraint on Economic Freedom of Fishermen in Sundarban Tiger Reserve, India. Indian Journal of Human Development, 11 (3), 1-9. ISSN: 09737030. https://doi.org/10.1177/0973703018763239

  5. Das, Bhaswati & Mistri, Avijit (2015), Is Nativity on Rise? Estimation of Interstate Migration Based on Census of India 2011 for Major States in India, Social Change, 45 (1), 137-144. ISSN: 0049-0857. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049085714561934

  6. Mistri, Avijit & Das, Bhaswati (2015) Environmental Legislations and Livelihood Conflicts of Fishermen in Sundarban. Asian Profile, 43 (4), 389-400, Asian Research Service, ISSN: 0304-8675. http://www.asianresearchservice.com/Asianprofile.htm

  7. Mistri, Avijit & Das, Bhaswati (2014) Assets Disparities among Social Groups: A Cross Sectional Analysis of Census 2011, Social Change, 44(1), 1-20. ISSN: 0049-0857. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049085713514673

  8. Das, Bhaswati & Mistri, Avijit, (2013) Household quality of life In Indian States: Analysis of 2011 Census. Environment and Urbanization Asia, 4 (1), 151-171. ISSN: 0975-4253. https://doi.org/10.1177/0975425313477759.

  9. Hauff, Michael Von & Mistri, Avijit (2015), Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC): Implications on Economic Growth, Access to Safe Drinking Water and Ground Water Utilisation in India. Global Journal of Human-Social Science: E, 15 (1) Version 1, 1-15 ISSN: 0975-587X, Global Journals Inc. (USA). https://globaljournals.org/GJHSS_Volume15/E-Journal_GJHSS_(E)_Vol_15_Issue_1.pdf

  10. Mistri, Avijit (2013) Migration and Sustainable Livelihoods: A Study from Sundarban Biosphere Reserve. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Sciences, 5 (2), 76-102. International Society for Asia-Pacific Studies (ISAPS), ISSN 0975 – 5942


Chapters in a Book:

  1. Mistri, Avijit (2020), Climate Change and Migration Nexus. In: Hand Book on Internal Migration in India (Ed.) S Irudaya Rajan and M Sumeetha, SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/handbook-of-internal-migration-in-india/book271344

  2. Mistri, Avijit, & Das, Bhaswati (2019), Migration in Response to Environmental Change: A Risk Perception Study from Sundarban Biosphere Reserve. In: Climate change, vulnerability and migration (Ed.) S. Irudaya Rajan and R. B. Bhagat, Routledge, New Delhi. ISBN: 978041579072. https://www.routledge.com/Climate-Change-Vulnerability-and-Migration-1st-Edition/Rajan-Bhagat/p/book/9780415790727

  3. Mistri, A. & Banu, N. (2016) Fuel Consumption and Kitchen Environment in Female Headed Households: An Analysis from Census 2011. In: Population, Health and Environment. Unisa. S. (Ed.) Rawat Publication, New Delhi. ISBN 978-81-316-0811-1. https://www.rawatbooks.com/demography/population-health-and-environment

  4. Mistri, Avijit (2012) Labour Migration as a Response Strategy due to Aila (Cyclone) in Sundarban Region of India- A Case Study from Village -Chargheri, 24 Pgs (S), West Bengal, India. In: Social Dimension of Hazard Management. Maiti, M. M., (Ed.). Kolkata: ACB Publication, pp. 239-252, ISBN 81-87500-71-9.

Publications in Regional Language, Bengali:

  1. Mistri, Avijit, (2020), Climate Change and Migration: The Emerging Crisis. Antorjatik Pathsala. January- June 2020, pp. 174-181. ISSN: 2230-9594. http://antorjatikpathsala.com/

  2. Mistri, Avijit & Banu, Nasrin (2014) Environmental Policies and Livelihood Conflict of Fisher Flock of Sundarban). Antorjatik Pathsala, 2(5), 184-193. ISSN 2230-9594. http://antorjatikpathsala.com/

  3. Mistri, Avijit (2012), Climatic Change, Adaptation Capacity and Development), Antorjatik Pathsala, 2(3), 257-264. ISSN 2230-9594. http://antorjatikpathsala.com/

  4. Mistri, Avijit (2011), Natural Hazard and Migration: in the Context of Aila, Antorjatik Pathsala, 1(2), 124-140. ISSN 2230-9594. http://antorjatikpathsala.com/



Total-11, International- 5 and National-6


Professional Training/Workshop:

2018: Women and Gender Sensitization Studies, December 18, 2018 – January 07, 2019, HRDC-Banaras Hindu University

2014: ‘Training Programme on Climate Change and Livelihood Issues’. 14-18 April, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA, India.

2014: ‘Tenth Short Term Training on Methods and Approaches to Research on Migration Issues’. 24-28 March, Centre for the Development Studies, (CDS) Thiruvananthapuram in collaboration with Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India.

2013: ‘Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and a Systems Approach to Sustainability’. 27th Sept. - 1st Oct., the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India in collaboration with the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, Oxford University, UK

2012: Workshop on ‘Research Methodology and Project Formulation’, 18-31 May, Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow, India


Member in Associations/ Committees:


Contribution as a Reviewer

Demography India,

Spatial Demography

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal

International Research Journal of Social Sciences