"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 during 2016-17

Certificate Course

Department of Statistics is conducting a certificate cource for the commerce and Management students and the course started in the month of July 2016. Name of the Programme/Course:Statistical Methods For Practice using Statistical softwares
Name of the teacher in charge: Mrs. Shubharekha
No. of Students:33
Contact Hours:61
Honours Programme

Department of Statistics has successfully organized a Honours Programme for the advanced students of Statistics from July to September 2016 Name of the Programme/Course:Exploration of Data using Statistical Software
Name of the teacher in charge: Mrs. Shubharekha
No. of Students:08
Contact Hours:15

Statistics quiz and National Statistics Day:

The  department organized a quiz competition on Prof Mahalanobis - statistian on 25th June 2015 at 3.45 pm in statistics lab. 40 students participated in the competition. Students who received the highest points were declared as the winners of the events.

I Prize: Fouziya III BSc

II Prize: Yashashwini  II BSc

III Prize: Sapnaz II BSc

Same day department celebrated the National Statistics Day by a brief presentation on importance of statistics day and address by the Head of the Department on contribution of Prof Mahalanobis in the development of statistics.

Collage Competition

The department conducted a collage competition on "Statistics the king of science" for all the students of statistics on 21st August 2015. There were 15 teams. Each team consisted of 2 members. The collage was judged by the staff members. The judgement criteria was information,creativity,presentation and neatness. Three prizes were awarded to the winners.


Name No.of hrs No.of credits
Exploration of data using statistical softwares 15 01

Department activities

National Statistics Day was celebrated on 29th June 2017.There was quiz and notice board display competition .A talk was given on "the contribution of Professor Mahalanobis in the field of statistics" by Mrs. Shubharekha. The program concluded with a ice breaking session for the fresher.

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

Students Achievements

Date Number of Students Organizers University / State / Zonal / National / International Title of the Programme (Event) Awards/ Place won/ Participation
30 July,2016 4 Manipal University University

STAT FEST- ANVESHA 2016 I Place - Quiz - Yashaswini, Hamma Zulekha -III B.Sc
II Place - Analytics - Yashaswini, Yashswini M - III B.Sc