• The Department of Statistics came into existence in the year 1986 as a part of the Department of Mathematics to impart Statistical education leading to M.A/M.Sc.,M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in “Statistics”. The Department was established as an independent Department in the year 2004 with the aim of providing quality education in the field of "Statistics" to develop the subject of statistics with its applications and usefulness to the society.
  • The Department is well equipped for carrying out research in the thrust areas, namely, "Statistical Inference, Bayesian Statistics, Reliability Theory, Information Theory, Sampling Theory and Probability Distributions".
  • The students undergoing Master’s, M.Phil. & Ph.D. in Statistics have a bright future with a lot of employment opportunities available in public sectors like Planning, Administration, Banking, Data Scientists Information Technology, Teaching and Research and in private sectors like quality control, Actuarial Sciences, and Management etc.
  • The Department imparts rigorous training and exposure to the students in computer education by way of introducing the latest state-of-the-art in the programming language and computer software to enable to the students to perform statistical data analysis.
  • The Department extends its support to the post-graduate students of other disciplines through offering elective and supportive courses to them under Choice Based Credit System.
  • The strength of the Department, however, lies in an endeavour to adapt itself to the changing scenario of statistics as a subject and to keep abreast with the best in the emerging fields and deliver the same to stakeholders.


  • To contribute to the theoretical development of the field through scholarly research in statistical theory and methodology, with publications in leading professional journals;
  • To contribute to the development of new statistical methodology to address substantive problems and to promote the use of these methods through publications in both statistics and subject-matter journals;
  • To contribute to the advancement of science and technology through interdisciplinary research, jointly with scientists and other research institutions.