The Department of Economics in collaboration with the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Govt. of India has set up the Census Workstation to expedite research on Census Data. The Workstation was inaugurated on 20th November 2014 by Prof Khurshid IqbalAndrabi, Ex Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University, C.S. Sapru, Joint Director Census Operations J&K, and Dr. Effat Yasmin, Head Department of Economics. The workstation functions under the direct supervision of Dr. Effat Yasmin, Head Department of Economics.
Housed within the premises of the Department of Economics at the KU Campus, Srinagar, the workstation, has the facility to access all the published census data from 1901 to 2011. The workstation provides 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. The workstation houses a conference hall fitted with the state of art audio-visual equipment to facilitate research presentations and a data server for data compilation by researchers.