"A few observations and much reasoning lead to error Many observations and little reasoning lead to truth. - Alexis Carrel "

In the modern complicated world, very few issues are clear-cut and without controversy. In order to understand and form an opinion about an issue one must gather information or data. To learn from data one must know something about statistics which is the art of learning from data. Statistics is the scientific application of mathematical principles to the collection, analysis and presentation of numerical data which often leads to the drawing of conclusions. Scientific methods of statistical analysis which were almost unknown a few years ago, today provide very effective data for understanding and for an in depth study of any branch of knowledge. It facilitates interpretation of facts and application in almost all fields. Hence the study of statistics is very engaging and it has become a part of every human activity.

What do the learners do while learning? Identification, Collection and Analysis - that is what we do in the subject of ?Statistics?. Human beings learn through experience. Anybody can learn by considering themselves to be students. But learning requires constant interactions. Knowledgeable learners acquire a substantial and organized body of knowledge, which they can use fluently to make sense of the world, solve problems and make decisions. They can also evaluate the limitations of their knowledge and their perspectives of the world. Self-determined learners feel capable and continuously strive to acquire and use the tools by learning them. Strategic learners have a repertoire of thinking and learning strategies that they use with a skill and purpose to think about and control their own learning and guide their learning of new content. Finally empathetic learners are able to view themselves and the world from the perspectives other than their own, including perspective of people from different cultural backgrounds. Our focus is to develop these qualities in all our students.

The course in Statistics has turned out to be a great boon to all the students who want to be self-significant in statistical analysis. In the course, concepts are illustrated and explained in a way that attempts to increase one?s intuition, with a hope that a humble effort made by our department in the form of various programs like Honours Programs, Faculty Development Programs, Consultancy and innovative techniques of teaching will assist in the accomplishment of exploratory as well as excellent result-oriented higher studies. It is only when a student develops an interest for statistics that she /he is really on the path towards making sense of data.

Statistics - Papers Offered

Course Code Title
STA 101.1 STA 151.1 Descriptive Statistics & Probability theory Practical
STA 201.1 STA 251.1 Descriptive Statistics & Distributions Theory-I Practical
STA 301.1 STA 351.1 STA 302 Distributions & Estimation Theory Practical Statistics-I Data Analysis
STA 401.1 STA 451.1 STA 402.1 Statistical Inference Practical Statistics - II
STA 501 STA 502 STA 551 Sampling Theory Operations Research-I Practicals on STA 501 and STA 502
STA 601 STA 602.1 STA 602.3 STA 651.1 STA 651.2 Design of Experiments Operations Research-II (elective) Statistical Quality Control (elective) Practicals on STA 601 and STA 602.1 or Practicals on STA 601 and STA 602.2

Activities conducted for the year 2018-19

  • National Statistics Day was celebrated on 29th June 2018.Head of the department spoke about contribution of Prof. Mahanalobis to the field of Statistics followed by a Stat quiz competition for the students.

  • On 29 June department organized an introduction day for the fresher's with the ice breaking sessions

  • Department started an Annual Notice board display competition based n latest developments in the field of Statistics for all Statistics students of B.Sc from the last week of June 2018 which will continue till March 2019

  • Organized guest lecture on "Data Mining" by Prof. Laveena DCosta , Asst.Professor, St Aloysius PG Centre, Beeri on 8 March 2018
  • Organized guest lecture on "Heritage and Scope of Statistics" on 13 March 2018 by Prof. Rattihally, Visiting Faculty SDM Institute of PG Studies, Ujire

  • 23 students participated in Extension programme organised by department of Statistics on 27th of February 2018.The students trained the inmates of Infant Jesus higher primary school, Mary hill studying in 6th 7th and 8th standard on easy computational techniques.

  • Certificate Course:Department of Statistics is conducting a certificate course for the Commerce and Management students under the programme titled "Statistical Methods For Practice".

  • Value Added Program : Department of Statistics has successfully organized a Value Added Program-Predictive Analytics, for students of B.Sc Statistics from June to September 2018

Name : Shubharekha
Department : STATISTICS
Designation:Assistant Professor and HOD
Qualification:M.Sc, M.Phil, PGDCA

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended

Date Level Title Place Participation Type
5th April 2016 Regional Workshop on "Basics to SPSS" Nitte University Resource Person
5th & 6th February, 2016 National Seminar on "Quality Initiatives in Higher Education with a special focus on women's Education" St Agnes College(Autonomous), Mangaluru Participant
27th May, 2015 Regional FDP on "SYSTAT" AIMIT , St.Aloysius P.G. Centre, Beeri, Mangaluru Participant
26th and 27th September,2014 National Seminar on "Statistical Methods & Data Analysis" Yuvaraja's College, Mysore Participant
7th and 8th November,2012 International Symposium on "Evidence based Public Health Interventions in Low and Middle income countries" Manipal University Participant
Name : Harshini B M
Department : STATISTICS
Designation:Assistant Professor

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended

Date Level Title Place Participation Type
25,26,27,April 2016 National Empowering scholars for an effective research design Besant Evening College, Mangaluru Participant
30,31 October 2015 National Recent trends in statistical inference and data analysis SDM College,Ujire Participant