Year of establishment: 1978
The graduate department of Statistics started functioning in 1978 with Shri. G. P. Sathaye as the Head of the department. Under the guidance of Shri G. P. Sathaye followed by Dr. (Mrs.) S. P. Barpande, Shri. A. M. Deshpande, Smt. Snehal Bhagwat and at present by Shri. Sanjay Karande the department is flourishing and growing.
The department is still considered to be one of the best Statistics departments at the University of Mumbai. Its curriculum includes widely used topics in the industry. The students of the department have been consistently doing well in securing places in the University of Mumbai for completing their M. Sc. in Statistics, who immediately get absorbed in various industries.
About the Subject
The department today undertakes the curriculum of the University of Mumbai that comprises of
2 papers at F.Y.B.Sc Level
3 papers at S.Y.B.Sc Level
4 papers at T.Y.B.Sc Level & Operation Research as an applied component.
In accordance with the syllabus of the University of Mumbai, the elective papers offered are Descriptive Statistics, Statistical Methods, Probability Distributions, Sampling Theory, ANOVA, DOE, Operations Research, Estimation theory, Biostatistics, R-Software, Actuarial Statistics.
Statistics is the discipline that comprises of collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. Being a universal tool of inductive inference it has widespread applications in natural and social sciences. Statistical techniques help to develop realistic models for quantifying natural and systematic processes related to human life. We use Statistics effectively for monitoring, controlling, and predicting various systems. The undergraduate Statistics course of the University of Mumbai covers all essential subtopics of Descriptive and Inferential statistics which will be helpful in perusing post-graduate courses as well as in doing research. Statistics deals with every aspect of data, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments.