Statistics is a branch of Applied Mathematics which studies ways to collect, summarize, and draw conclusions from data. It is applicable to a wide variety of academic fields such as the Physical, Social Sciences, Humanities, Business, Government and Industries.
The Statistics Department was started in 1978, in which year the autonomy was granted to our College. Our department became a PG Department in 1998. In rapid succession, the department got recognition as a Research Department by the Bharathidasan University in 1999 with the introduction of M.Phil. Programme and Ph.D. programme.
The Department of Statistics helps the students to acquire the conceptual, computational and Statistical tools for quantifying uncertainty and making sense of complex data arising from many disciplines. An integral part of B.Sc Statistics course structure, the students are required to undergo, at the VI semester a mandatory internship for a period of 10-15 days in service/manufacturing organization. The internship is an on the job training, during which, the students are exposed to real life statistical applications where they refine the concepts learnt in the class room and hone their skills to define, diagnose and analyse specific decision making problems which seeks suitable interpretation from them. The department has signed linkages with Public and Non-Public organizations for our students internship training / Group projects .The department has produced many outstanding students with university ranks. All the faculty members possess Ph.D and publish many papers regularly.
The faculty members of the yester years have contributed significantly to the establishment and growth of the department. In memory of them, the Statistics Alumni Association instituted the Endowment lectures in the name of Dr. G. Stephen Vincent, Dr. N. Ramasamy, Prof. K. A. Jayakumar, Dr. K. Shanmugavadivel and Dr. C. Muthu. Every year eminent speakers are invited to deliver lectures on selected topics for the benefit of the students.