The Degree Course in B.A. Statistics was started in the year 1955 under the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics affiliated to the University of Madras. In the year 1958 the B.A. Course was converted to three year B.Sc. course in Statistics under the University of Kerala. The Department of Statistics was established in the year 1984 and the M.Sc. course in Statistics commenced in the same year with Operations Research, Numerical Mathematics and Computer Programming as optional subjects. Department was elevated as Research centre of the Calicut university in the year 2013.Prof.Sebastian J Kulathinal (1984 – 1994), Prof. V.D. Johny (1994 – 2000), Prof A P Jose(2000 – 2003), Dr. T.B. Ramkumar(2003 – 2014) served as the Heads of Department. Prof. A. P. Jose was the Vice principal (2001 – 2003) of the college. Eminant teachers Prof .Krishnakumar (NAAC coordinator 2013), Prof. M.K.Jose, Prof. A. S. Raffy, Prof. P. K. Sasidharan and T. D. Xavier served the department for several years. Dr.P.O.Jenson (Rtd, Principal, 2009-2018) was the associate professor of the department. The department offers Certificate course in Statistics for UG and Certificate course in Statistical Data Analysis for PG students. In 2018 UGC has sanctioned B.Voc Data Science Course to the college. Dr.T.A.Sajesh is the Coordinator of the Course. The department has MoU with KILA (Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Mulangunathukavu, Kerala Govt).
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