The Department of Statistics is committed to providing a range of opportunities that will prepare the students to make a positive and valuable contribution to the society . The department continues to strive for academic excellence by utilizing both technology and contemporary teaching practices to enhance the teaching and learning process.
Keeping in view the importance of the subject and its wide applicability in all branches of Science, engineering and other applied fields, we have prepared a vision document of our department. This includes
Prof S. S. Shrikhande ,who had disproved one long standing conjecture of Euler was on the staff of the Mathematics Department of the then College of Science from 1942 to1947. Later he went to the University of North Carolina for higher studies. During his stay in USA he realized the importance of Statistics and upon his return, he moved a proposal of starting a separate Department of Statistics. It was due to his dynamic efforts that the Department of Statistics came into existence in July 1955.
The department got further recognition worldwide because of Prof. V. P. Godambe’s outstanding work on unified theory of sampling which he carried out when he headed the department from 1960-1963. Research work got a major boost under Dr. A.B. Buche, Dr. (Ms) V. S. Hege , Dr. M. N. Deshpande etc. Many of the past students of the department are working on prestigious posts in India and abroad. Two of the heads of the department, Prof. M. N. Deshpande and Dr. M. T. Bharambe were elevated to the post of director of our Institute.
At present, the department has six teaching and three nonteaching staff members. Besides the U.G and P.G programs, the department also offers an add on UGC sponsored career oriented certificate course in Statistical Package R.
All the staff members of the department are actively engaged in research through publications. With a team of dedicated staff and enthusiastic students, it is rated as one of the best departments of Institute of Science.
It is matter of great pride that the Department of Statistics celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in the year 2015-16.
|1||Dr. S.S. Shrikhande||1955-1958|
|2||Shri. K.S. Rao||1958-1960|
|3||Dr. V.P. Godambe||1960-1963|
|4||Dr. .A.P. Buche||1963-1966|
|5||Dr. (Ms) V.S. Hege||1966-1969|
|6||Shri. A.D. Kategiri||1969-1972|
|7||Prof. V.K. Joharapurkar||1972-1992|
|8||Mrs. M.N. Rao||1992-1995|
|9||Prof. M.N. Deshpande||1995-2004|
|10||Dr. M.T. Bharambe||2004-2011|
|11||Prof. K.S. Bhanu||2011-till date|