Department of Statistics

Established in 2013

The department was established to deliver logical as well as scientific temperament among individuals by offering a Post Graduate course in Statistics. The course imparts logical reasoning and trains the students in qualitative and quantitative analysis. Having a strong flair for research and statistical applications, the department moulds the students ready for the job market.

Highlights of the Department

  • Workshops by experts on statistical softwares such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS, and LaTeX, a document processing software.
  • Specialization papers on Python, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics have been introduced in the syllabus of M.Sc. Statistics to broaden computing and statistical skills.
  • Industry-oriented regular training on ‘Advanced Microsoft Excel for Data Science’ and ‘R for Advanced Statistical Methods & Machine Learning’.
  • Interactions with industrialists and guest lectures by eminent statisticians

Did You Know ?

"Feeling of confidence is central to decision making, and, despite ample evidence of human fallibility, the subjective feeling relies on objective calculations".

Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research Output

Association & Activities

Sankhya Sangama, the association of the statistics department was started with the view of inculcating the knowledge about the benefits of statistics to daily lives as well as to provide an insight on the professional aspects of the subject. Several trainings, workshops and seminars have been conducted as a part of the activities of the association. Some of them are

Training : (Department provides regular training on the following)

  • Statistical Package ‘R’
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel
  • LaTeX Software for Document Processing
  • Competitive exams such as NET, and KSET

Seminars / Presentations : 

  • National Seminar on “Recent Trends in Statistical Inference and Data Analysis”
  • Seminar / Project Presentations for students on various statistical topics / techniques

Guest Lectures :

  • Concepts of Testing of Hypothesis : ‘Randomized and Non-randomized test, Most Powerful Test (MPT), Uniformly Most Powerful Test (UMPT), Uniformly Most Powerful Unbiased Test (UMPUT) and Problems on Pitman Family’. (Resource person : Dr. R. N. Rattihalli, Professor of Statistics (Visiting), University of Hyderabad).
  • Likelihood Inference : (Resource person : Dr. K. Aruna Rao, Professor of Statistics (Rtd.), Mangalore University).
  • Cantelli-Glivenko-Weierstrass-Bernstein-Borel- a connection : (Resource person : Dr. S. Ravi, Professor, Department of Studies in Statistics, University of Mysore).
  • IAS Examination Pattern and Importance of Statistics in various Competitive exams : (Resource person : Mr. Khanij Kumar, Software Engineer, Cisco, Bangalore).
  • Statistical Techniques applied in Public Health and Medicine : (Resource person : Dr.Haikady N. Nagaraja, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
  • Graphical Representation of Statistical Data and Interpretation, and Kernel and Non-parametric Density Estimation : (Resource person : Dr.Susham Bendre, Professor, Applied Statistics Unit, ISI, Chennai Centre, Chennai.

Workshops : 

  • Use of LaTeX Software for Document Processing : (Resource persons: Dr. Shambhu Sharma and Ms. Supriya S. P., Department of PG Statistics, S. D. M. College PG Centre).
  • SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science): (Resource person: Mr. Manoj Gokhale, Cenduit Private Limited, Bangalore).
  • Preparation of Questionnaire : (Resource person : Dr.Ramachandra Bhat, Emeritus Scientist (Economics), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, College of Fisheries, Mangalore).
  • SAS – University Edition : (Resource persons: Dr.Kalyan Joshi, SAS Inc., Pune; Mr. S. V. Rajguru, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur; Mr.Manjunath, GE Digital, Bangalore; Mr.Chethan P., Assistant Manager, TCS, Bangalore; and Mr.Pradeep K., Department of PG Statistics, SDMC, Ujire).
  • Python Software : (Resource person: Mr. Cherala Sriharsha, Associate Analyst, Goldman Sachs, Bangalore)
  • Classification using Logistic Regression and Random Forest in R : (Resource person: Mr. Arthur D’Silva, Manager, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Bangalore)

Other : 

  • University level Inter-collegiate Fest “Sankhya Sangama” for the undergraduate statistics students of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada.
  • Industrial Visit to Dakshina Kannada District Co-operative MilkProducers’ Societies’ Union Limited, Kulshekar, Mangalore for the PG students of statistics.
  • ‘Internship’ opportunities are provided to a limited number of students by the department.
  • Organized various Alumni Interactions.

Community Orientation

  • Guest lecture by the faculty members for High School and Pre-University students in popularizing the subject.
  • Students of the department are encouraged to take up their research projects on community-oriented issues
  • Raghunath M., Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies in Statistics, presented a research paper titled “Simple Nonparametric Tests for Circular Symmetry in Bivariate Distributions” in the Two Day National level Seminar on ‘Statistical Inference and Stochastic Modelling’ organized by the Department of PG Studies in Statistics, Karnatak University, Dharwad on 27th and 28th February 2015.
  • A Minor Research Project entitled “Investment for Conservation of Western Ghats: Perception of People’s Representatives” has been sanctioned to Dr. K. M. Shambhu Sharma (Principal Investigator) and Prof. Shanthiprakash (Co-investigator) by University Grants Commission (UGC) during 2016-17. The total grant sanctioned was Rs. 1,40,000.
  • R. N. Rattihalli, Professor, Department of PG Studies in Statistics, delivered an invited talk on “Estimation of Parameters in a Hazard Regression Change-point Mode” in the UGC Sponsored National Conference on ‘Applied Statistics and Informatics’ organized by the Department of Statistics, Savithribai Phule Pune University, Pune on 10th and 11th March 2017.
  • R. N. Rattihalli, Professor, Department of PG Studies in Statistics, delivered an invited talk on “Generation of Statistical Models” in the National Conference on ‘Recent Advancements in Statistics and their Applications to Society’ organized by the Department of Statistics, Savithribai Phule Pune University, Pune from 23rd to 25th March 2017.
  • Raghunath M. Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies in Statistics, presented a research paper titled “Testing for Bivariate Symmetry about a Known Point” at the International Conference on ‘Mathematics – 2017’ organized by Providence College for Women, Coonoor, Tamilnadu on 4th and 5th August 2017.
  • R. N. Rattihalli, Professor, Department of PG Studies in Statistics, delivered an invited talk on “Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Non-regular Family of Distributions” from 7th to 9th February 2018 at the Department of Statistics, Central University of Rajasthan, Bandershinder, Ajmer.
  • Raghunath M., Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies in Statistics, delivered an invited talk on “A Class of Skew-symmetric Distributions: Tests for Symmetry” from 7th to 9th February 2018 at the Department of Statistics, Central University of Rajasthan, Bandershinder, Ajmer.
  • R. N. Rattihalli, Professor, Department of PG Studies in Statistics, delivered an invited talk on “Multivariate Skew-Symmetric Models” at UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Statistical Modelling and Applications’ organized by the Department of Statistics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra on 23rd and 24th February 2018.
  • Raghunath M., Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies in Statistics, presented a research paper titled “Power Skew-Symmetric Distributions” at UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Statistical Modelling and Applications’ organized by the Department of Statistics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra on 23rd and 24th February 2018.
  • Dr. R. N. Rattihalli, Professor, and Dr. Raghunath M., Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies in Statistics, published a research paper online entitled “Some Count Based Nonparametric Tests for Circular Symmetry of a Bivariate Distribution” in Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation during 2018.
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