The Department of Statistics was established in 1996 by bifurcating the erstwhile School of Mathematical Sciences. The Department offers M.Sc degree program in Statistics, M.Tech in Engineering Statistics and research leading to Ph.D Degree. In addition to traditional teaching in Statistics the Department is actively engaged in research in several areas of Statistics. Several research projects sponsored by UGC/DST have already been completed and one DST sponsored project is in progress.
The UGC has identified the department for special assistance at DRS level. The Department is presently a FIST sponsored department by DST, Government of India. The Department has been hosting several seminars and workshops at the national and international level. The Department has been identified as a Centre for organizing refresher course for University/College teachers since 1993.The department library has about 2500 books in addition to subscribing to 20 journal The department has a metrology laboratory with sophisticated instruments such as CNC Trainer, CMM Machine, and several other metrological instruments. There is a Center of Population Studies established in the Department aimed at conducting research in Demography and several other fields of social interest The Department has close academic interaction with University of Waterloo, Delhousie University Canada, I.S.I. Calcutta, University of Dresden Germany and University of Warwick United Kingdom.
Consultancy services are being offered to some industrial establishments and R & D institutions in the State in the field of Data Analysis, Planning of Surveys and Quality Improvement.
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