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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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Updated on: 15 Feb 2018