World Population Day: Seminar on Demography and Gender Statistics, 11/07/2019, Dept. of Statistics


Energy Awareness Campaign, 20/3/2019, Kila, Thrissur

National Seminar on Statistical Approaches in Data Science, 6-7 Feb 2018

Proceedings of National Seminar on Statistical Approaches in Data Science, 6-7 Feb 2019

St. Thomas' College Thrissur is one of the leading academic institutions in the higher education sector of Kerala since 1919. It has a long and proud tradition of excellence in training, teaching and research in many academic disciplines of Science, Arts, Commerce and Humanities.

Post graduate Department of Statistics and Research Centre, St.Thomas’ College, Thrissur provides robust computational support to meet the needs of students and researchers. Collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical data have significant role in every research programme. The rapid development in information technology and expansion of the means of communication have made the data collection an easy task upto a certain extent.

However, the processing and organizing of data pose multifarious problems to researchers and experimenters. Here comes the role of Statistics, as a science to provide powerful tools for the analysis and interpretation at every step of research. Data science is an emerging discipline that draws upon knowledge in statistical methodology and computer science to create impactful predictions and insights for a wide range of traditional scholarly fields. Statistical ideas are having a profound impact in science, industry and public policy.  The Statistics Department at St.Thomas has pioneered many of the tools and ideas behind the research and applications often classified as “data science,” where statistics and computer science join together.  The Department sees an even brighter future for data science as it harnesses a wider set of ideas to build a new more subtle and powerful science of data.  As well as being interested in prediction and statistical computation, our Department puts equal weight on designing experiments, modeling and trying to understand and quantify causal mechanisms, not simply averages and associations, with large data sets.  These views are reflected in our curriculum targeted to data science specialists, our faculty’s research and the work of our research students.

The seminar is intended to impart an understanding of the statistical ideas and methods involved in carrying out research for researchers and teachers from various disciplines of learning.

The Department of Statistics decided to conduct a National Seminar on Statistical Approaches in Data Science, during  6 - 7 February 2019.

We are pleased to invite you to this academically enriching event which will be held at St. Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur.


Dr.Ignatius Antony (Principal)             Dr.V.M.Chacko (Head of the Department & Convener)                Mrs.Jeena Joseph (Coordinator)


Call for Papers


The organizers invite original and unpublished research papers from scholars to present their work. Please send abstracts preferably in Word format to on or before 10 January 2019. Send the full paper in Word Format available in Accepted papers shall publish in Proceedings of National Seminar on Statistical Approaches in Data Science ISBN Number 978-81-935819-2-6

The areas of presentations includes

  • Statistics and its applications
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Applied probability
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Big Data analysis

Proceedings of all accepted papers will be published after peer review with ISBN number.


All participants are requested to send the duly filled in registration form to latest by the 10th Jan 2019. The format of the registration form is available in the website Registration fee: Rs.1000/-(Teachers), Rs.500/- (Research Scholars), Rs.300 (PG Students). The fee may be send   to The fee may be send   to A/c No. 57002901411, IFSC Code: SBIN 00 70 165,  ST.THOMAS COLEGE, SBI ROUND SOUTH, THRISSUR. Accommodation may be arranged in nearby Hotels on request and payment of charges.

Dates to remember

Acceptance of paper: 20 Jan 2019

Camera ready slides and full paper: 30 Jan 2019

Paper Template Word

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Workshop on Probability and Statistics, 3-7 Dec 2018





One Day Seminar on R Programing: Uncertainty in Statistics students, 21/11/2018

Lecture Series in Statistics and its Applications, Dr.Muralidharan, MS Uni. Baroda & IIT Gandinagar

National Seminar of Innovative Approaches in Statistics and Annual Conference of KSA

National Seminar of Innovative Approaches in Statistics and Annual Conference of Kerala Statistical Association, 15-17 February 2018

Greetings from the Department of Statistics, St.Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur

തൃശൂർ: സെന്റ് തോമസ് കോളേജ് സ്റ്റാറ്റിസ്റ്റിക്‌സ്  ഡിപ്പാർട്മെന്റിന്റെയും കേരളാ സ്റ്റാറ്റിസ്റ്റിക്കൽ അസ്സോസിയേഷൻറെയും സംയുക്തആഭിമുഖ്യത്തിൽ ഇന്നൊവേറ്റീവ് അപ്പ്രോച്ച്ചെസ് ഇൻ സ്റ്റാറ്റിസ്റ്റിക്‌സ് എന്ന വിഷയത്തിൽ ദേശീയ സെമിനാർ 2018 ഫെബ്രുവരി 15 തൃശൂർ അതിരൂപത മെത്രാപ്പോലീത്ത   മാർ ആൻഡ്രൂസ് താഴത്ത് സമ്മേളനം ഉത്ഘാടനം ചെയ്തു കെ സ് എ പ്രസിഡന്റ് ഡോ കെ ജയകുമാർ, (പ്രൊഫസർ, യൂണിവേഴ്സിറ്റി ഓഫ് കാലിക്കറ്റ്), കാനഡയിലെ മക്ഗിൽ  യൂണിവേഴ്സിറ്റി എമിറൈറ്സ് പ്രൊഫസർ ഡോ എ എം മത്തായി, ഇന്ത്യൻ ഇൻസ്റ്റിറ്റ്യൂട്ട് ഓഫ് മാനേജ്‌മന്റ് ട്രിച്ചി പ്രൊഫസർ ഡോ വിനു സി ടി , കൊച്ചിൻ യൂണിവേഴ്സിറ്റി പ്രൊ വൈസ് ചാൻസലർ ഡോ പി ജി ശങ്കരൻ,  കേരള യൂണിവേഴ്സിറ്റി പ്രൊഫസർ ഡോ സതീഷ് കുമാർ തുടങ്ങിയവർ പ്രബന്ധങ്ങൾ അവതരിപ്പിച്ചു. പ്രിൻസിപ്പൽ ഡോ പി ഓ ജെൻസൺ ഡിപ്പാർട്മെന്റ് തലവൻ ഡോ വി എം ചാക്കോ,   കോർഡിനേറ്റര്മാരായ  ഡോ സജേഷ് ടി എ , ഡോ റാണി സെബാസ്റ്റ്യൻ തുടങ്ങിയവർ  പ്രസംഗിച്ചു.

Our bellowed patron His grace Mar Andrews Thazhath, Archbishop of Thrissur Archdiocese, inaugurated the seminar.  The Principal Dr.P.O.Jenson presided the inaugural function.  Prof.A.M.Mathai, Professor Emiritus of McGill University, Canada and  The president of Kerala Statistical Association, Dr.K.Jayakumar, Professor of University of Calicut delivered felicitations. Coordinator  of the programme   Dr.Sajesh T A proposed vote of thanks. Dr.P.G.Sankaran, Pro-vice chancellor, CUSAT, Dr.Rani Sebastioan, Coordinator, Vice-Principals, faculty members inside and outside the campus, retired faculty members, research scholars, and students from various institutions have attended inaugural function.

The Seminar is organised by the Department of Statistics of St.Thomas College, thrissur jointly with Kerala Statistical Association. It was an opportunity for us to discuss key points of new innovative approaches in statistics, how we should inculcate responsible use of Statistics in research, industry, science, social science etc. Specifically, the seminar addressed  recent advances and innovations in statistics.

Following the success of the 2017 KSA conference at Kannur University, it was agreed that members should meet again at 2018 seminar, held   in St.Thomas College, Thrissur.  Our Principal, Faculty member in Statistics Department will be retiring in this year, if further decisions would have not come from Kerala Government. On such occasion, I feel, it was the right time to shower streams of Knowledge to the Students, researchers, faculty members etc in statistics. This seminar became a breakthrough to them for getting encouraged with advanced research.

St.Thomas College, Thrissur  is proud to be appointed as the lead organiser and host for this event, bringing together renowned experts,  in their respective fields to address the vital issue of research. With many research activities now taking on a global dimension, it was imperative to discuss positive approaches towards inculcating best research.

We have with us representatives from various universities, as well as other Colleges.

Invited speakers were,

     Dr.A.M. Mathai, Emeritus Professor, McGill University, Canada

Dr.B Rajeev, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore

Dr.P.Yageen Thomas, Emeritus Professor, University of Kerala

Dr.P. G. Sankaran, Professor &Pro-Vice Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology

Dr.C. Satheesh Kumar, Professor, University of Kerala

Dr.Vinu C T, Asst. Professor, Indian Institute of Management , Tiruchirappalli

Dr.E V Gijo, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore

Dr.K. K. Jose, Emeritus Scientist,   St.Thomas College, Palai

Dr.M. Manoharan, Professor, University of Calicut

Dr.K. Jayakumar, Professor, University of Calicut

Dr. S.M.Sunoj, Professor, Cochin University of Science and Technology

Dr.Joby K. Jose, Asso. Professor, Kannur University

Contributory Speakers were

K.K.Sankaran , S N College, Alathur

Bindu Punathumparambath, Govt. Arts & Science College, Kozhikode 

V.M.Chacko, St.Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur

Nithya MK, Nehru Arts and Science college, Kanhangad.

Sunila, Nehru Arts and Science college, Kanhangad.

T. Sajayan, Govt. College, Malappuram, University of Calicut

N. K. Sajeevkumar, Government College Kariavattom Triandrum 

Dais George, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta

E. I. Abdul Sathar, University of Kerala,

Aji Gopakumar, ,Gulf Medical University, UAE

M. Girish Babu, Govt. Arts & Science College, Kozhikode

Bindu Krishnan,, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam .

Joxy joseph, Aruna P.k., University of Calicut

Manoj Chacko, University of Kerala

Harisankar. S,  University of Kerala

Emil Ninan S, University of Kerala,

Subha, R. Nair S,NSS College, Thriuvananthapuram,    

G.V. Anila, University of Kerala,

Rosmi Jose, University of Kerala

Rakhi Ramachandran,    University of Kerala

Rakhi Mohan, University of Kerala

Jerin Paul , University of Kerala

Jane Luke, Newman College, Thodupuzha.

Jitto Jose, Manipal University

     Beenu Thomas, St.Thomas College, Thrissur

Deepthi K S, St.Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur

Sajana O.K, St. Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur

Jiju Gillariose, St.Thomas College, Pala

Miss. Deepthi K S, Research Scholar, Dept. of Statistics, St.Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur won Prof.R.N.Pillai Young Statistician Award and Prof.K.K.Sankaran won the T.S.K Moothathu Best paper award among the paper published in Journal of Kerala Statistical Association. Prof. U. S. Nair All Kerala Quiz competition winners were Nirmala College, Moovattupuzha (First),  St.Thomas College, Palai (Second), M G College, Iritti (Third). 

This three-day Seminar was a  platform for thought for faculty members, academicians and researchers to share their ideas and views on innovative approaches in statistics which will challenge all delegates,   to think more about the challenges of research in statistics which may in turn inspired for new and practicable theory and applications.

KSA have honored the retiring staff Dr. Hitha N (Deparment of Statistics, Maharaja’s College) Ernakulam,  Dr. Jenson P. O. (Principal, St. Thomas College, Trichur), Dr. Jessy John (Department of Statistics, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha), Dr. Johnny Scaria (Department of Statistics, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha), Dr. Joseph K X (Department of Economics, University of Calicut),  Prof. Latha C M (Sree Kerala Varma college, Thrissur ), Dr. Lovely Paul (Department of Statistics, M.A. College, Kothamangalam),  and Dr. Mathachan Pathiyil (Department of Statistics, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha). KSA Annual conference had held after the event.

This seminar, however, was not be just another “talk shop”. By the end of the event, we could  inspire all deligates. The Auxilary Bishop of Thrissur Archdiocese His Grace Mar Tony Neelamkavil, Executive Manager Rev.Fr.Varghese Kuthur, Vice-principals, Dr.Thomas Paul Kattookkaran, Dr.Ignatious Antony, Rev.Dr.Martin Kolambrath, KSA President Dr.K.Jayakumar, Dr.K.K.Jose, Principal (Rtd), St.Thomas College, Palai, Prof. Sebastian (Rtd, Head), Dept. of Statistics, St.Thomas College, Thrissur, Dr.T.D.Xavier (Rtd, Head), Dept. of Statistics, St.Thomas College, Dr.P.O.Jenson (Principal), Dr.V.M.Chacko (Head), Dr.T.A.Sajesh (Coordinator), Dr.Rani Sebastian (Coordinator), Miss. Deepthi K S (Research Scholar) were spoke on valedictory function.

To our eminent speakers and delegates, Principals,  Vice-Principals, Faculty members of our department, college and outside college, retired faculty members, research scholars, students from various institutions, office staff who have come from all over the Kerala, I bid you a very much thanks to attend the seminar. We are indeed honoured to have you here with us. We had participants from various Universities and Colleges of India and abroad making our Seminar a truly national and fruitful one.


NATIONAL SEMINAR ON INNOVATIVE APPROACHES IN STATISTICS in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Kerala Statistical Association (KSA) during 15-17th February 2018.

As per as per Letter No. D3/3718/2018/H.Edn dtd 03-02-2018, Director of Collegiate Education, Goverment of Kerala the participants shall be eligible for duty leave.

As an academician/researcher with proven expertise in the field, your presence in the National Seminar and interaction with the participants will be an encouragement to our humble academic initiatives. 

The Department of Statistics, St.Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur is  located at Thrissur City, about 1 Km from THRISSUR Railway station.
Looking forward your co-operation and continuous support.


Dr.V.M.Chacko, Head, Department of Statistics, Ph: 9961335938, Dr.T.A.Sajesh, Ph: 9747936823, Dr.Rani Sebastian, Ph: 9446133096 (Coordinators) 

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Venue: St.Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur

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Programme List

Workshop on Statistical Computing using R , 21-21 Nov 2014
National Seminar on Recent Advances in Statistical Theory and its Applications, 25-26 Feb 2015
National Workshop on Research Methodology & Statistical Analysis using IBM SPSS
International Conference on Statistical Research 2014

National Seminar on Statistical Techniques in Applied Areas, 27-28 Feb 2017, Dept. of Statistics