Mr. Arvind Kumar Yadav, a researcher from the School of Economics at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, has successfully completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics. Under the guidance of Dr. Pabitra Kumar Jena, Faculty at the School of Economics, SMVDU, he conducted empirical analysis on “Maternal Health Care Services Utilization in India” and has published scientific research papers in high-impact factor international journals ranked in the SSCI, SCI, SCOPUS, and ABDC ranked journals. Mr. Yadav has also presented his research work at various national and international conferences. He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Akal University, Talwandi Sabo, Punjab. The scholar expresses his gratitude to the School of Economics, SMVD University, for providing all necessary facilities and support during his research work. Prof. (Dr.) R.K. Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU; Dean, Faculty of Management; Head, School of Economics, and other committee members congratulated the scholar and wished him a bright future.