STATISTICS

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Brief Description of Department

The Department of Statistics was established in the year 1957. Ruia College was the First College to establish exclusively the Department of Statistics rather than Department of Mathematics and Statistics jointly, among the several colleges affiliated to University of Mumbai. Prof. C. Y. Raosahib was the founder Head of the Department. Dr. A.K Iyer took charge as the head after Prof. Raosahib retired in 1983. Mrs. J.P. Atre was the Head from 1998 till her retirement in 2010. Currently, Mrs. Sucheta Ketkar is the Head of the department. There are six faculty members in the Department.. Department of Statistics is one of the few departments in University of Mumbai to offer Statistics at undergraduate level for B.A. and B.Sc.



The courses in Statistics enable students to acquire knowledge in areas like Data Visualization, Data Analysis using techniques like Tests of Significance, Predictive Modeling, Basics of Actuarial Sciences, Biostatistics and Introduction to Statistical Tools like SPSS, R, Python, and Introduction to Data Science. The proficiency in these areas gives employment opportunities as well as opportunities for higher studies in the reputed institutes like IIT, ISI and also Universities abroad.

  • Statistics offered at B.Sc.(6 Units) and B.A. (3 Units)
  • One of the 3 colleges affiliated to Mumbai University, offering Statistics to Arts students.
  • Remedial coaching for Students with weak Mathematical concepts
  • Advanced Analytics Course using Statistical Tools
  • Projects/Activities under the Grant of Star College Scheme by DBT, Govt. of India
  • Department Festival ‘ESSQUE’

  • Poster Presentation Competition
  • Power Point Presentation Competition
  • Statistical Quiz Competition
  • Statistical Treasure Hunt
  • Celebration of National Statistics Day

Undergraduate Courses Offered by Department
Programme Name B.Sc.
DEGREE / DIPLOMA / CERTIFICATE Degree
AIDED / SELF- FINANCED Aided
YEAR OF STARTING 1957




Undergraduate Courses Offered by Department
Programme Name B. A. (Economics-Statisitcs)
DEGREE / DIPLOMA / CERTIFICATE Degree
AIDED / SELF- FINANCED Aided
YEAR OF STARTING 1957
FACULTY NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATIONS SUBJECT EXPERTISE
Ms Sucheta Ketkar, Head Associate Professor M.Sc. Statistics
Dr. Sujata Suvarnapathki Assistant Professor M.Sc.-Statistics Ph.D.-Statistics “Designs in Bioequivalence Clinical Trials-An analytical Approach” Statistics
Dr Ashwini Deshpande Assistant Professor M.Sc. Statistics, Ph.D. Statistics “A Study of Some New Versions of Secondary queues Statistics
Ms Savitri Govindan Associate Professor M. Sc. Statistics
Ms Asha Kamat Assistant Professor M. A. Statistics
Ms Aruna Ganu Assistant Professor M.Sc. Statistics
Mr. Sameer Mehetar
Laboratory Assistant

Guest Lectures

  • By Prominent Statisticians, Industry Personnel, Senior Teachers and Alumni

Seminars Organised

  • Various Fields of Applications of Statistics
  • WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED

  • Application of Statistical tools like R, Excel, SPSS and Python
    • Visited Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
    Year Percentage of students registering for post-graduation Percentage of students pursuing Actuaries Percentage of students working after graduation
    2012-13 61 5 37
    2013-14 69 7 24
    2014-15 59 4 36
    2015-16 60 6 34
    2016-17 61 6 33
    2017-18 85 2017 Avishkar Zonal Qualified
    Suraj Mishra, Bhavna Bisht and Priyanka Mahanty T. B. B. Sc 3 2

    In association with Placement Cell, students get placed in companies like Infosys, Accenture, Cognizant, A C Neilson etc.

    Sr. No. Name Designation
    1 Dr. Narendra Jadhav Member of Parliamnet, Rajyasabha and Former VC, University of Pune
    2 Mr. Parag Mahulikar Dean, IES MCR
    3 Dr.(Mrs.) Smita Nabar Former Head, Department of Statistics, University of Mumbai
    4 Mrs. Pradnya Khandeparkar Head, Department of Statistics, SIES College, Mumbai
    5 Mrs. Leela Subramanian Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, SIES College, Mumbai
    6 Dr. Chitra Lele Chief Scientific Officer of Sciformix Corp
    7 Dr. Abhay Bhat Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
    8 Mr. Vinayak Deshpande CMD, Sankhya Analaytical Research Pvt Ltd.
    9 Dr. Makarand Parulekar Business Director, Bond Business School, Bond University, Queensland, Australia
    10 Ms. Sonal Chitnis Manager, Biostatistics at Quintiles, North Carolina, USA
    11 Mr. Tejas Nandurdikar MAnalytics Lead at CHUBB Insurance Company Of Europe
    12 Ms. Dhanashree Ketkar Actuarial Analyst at Birla Sun Life Insurance
    13 Ms. Sheetal Joshi Director, Sankhya Analaytical Research Pvt Ltd.
    14 Mr. Vasant Marur Informatics, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA ,USA