History & Profile
Following the introduction of the B.Sc. Mathematics in 1980 and M.A. Economics in 1981, Mr. Joy Joseph M.Sc. Statistics and Mr. K. J. Mathai M.Sc. Statistics, joined the Department on 24-10-1980 and 19-01-1982. Degree course in Psychology, with Statistics and Psychology as subsidiaries was started during the academic year 1993-94 and Fr. Joseph O.C. C M I, was appointed as a Lecturer in Statistics on 16-01-1995. The combined department of mathematics and statistics was bifurcated on 01-04-1996 and then Mr K.J Mathai appointed as the Head of the Department of Statistics and after 33 years of service he retired on 31-03-2014. Three of the five faculty members of the Department are Ph.D holders and one is pursuing Ph.D. The Faculty of the Department has presented many papers in National and international conferences.
The Department aims at an in-depth study of the theory of Statistics and its practical applications. The students are given practical training as far as possible. Since Statistics embraces all branches of study, including Science, Arts and Commerce special emphasis is made on the inter-disciplinary nature of statistics. The Department is proud of its past and looks forward to realizing its aspirations for the future. It has been in forefront of education, molding young men and women into talented, disciplined, enthusiastic and hardworking statisticians of India and abroad.
The Statistics Association offers ample chance for students to participate in various extracurricular activities. Inter- collegiate Quiz Competition in connection with National Statistics Day is conducted every year. Besides, the department conducts seminars and workshops in every year.
A good number of our students got placement with WIPRO, SIB,PPD, Cognizant etc, through campus recruitment programme during the last five years. One of our student got placement in India Post in 2020. Moreover one of our alumni submitted Ph.D thesis and two students selected for Ph.D programme in IIT Indore and CUSAT in 2021. Many of our alumni adorn high positions, both within the country and abroad.
The department conducted a certificate course for the students on â€śR softwareâ€ť since 2018. The course was of 30 hour duration. The resource person isMr. Tijo Mathews. The course covered relevant topics on R. The Course helped students to Understand the concepts of R software and enable to carry out data analysis using R software. This course was also a gateway towards Data Science career.
As a part of the extension activity programme, to improve the skill in solving Mathematical problems, the Department of Statistics conducted a coaching on basic Mathematics for the students of St. Ephremâ€™s Higher Secondary School, Mannanam with participation from our M.Sc Statistics (Applied) students. At the end of the academic year we conducted an examination based on the topics we covered. Students were greatly benefited from this programme.
Board of Studies
All the faculties of our department are members of Board of Studies of M.G. University. Dr.Smitha.S,Dr.Sindhu.E.S and Capt. Jobin Varghese are members of PG BOS and Dr.Dhannya P Joseph and Mr. Tijo Mathews are UG BOS members.