Date of Establishment : 1948

Head of the Department : Dr. Anchala kumari

    Vision :

  • Excellence in teaching and innovative research and strive to succeed in this endeavour.
  • Mission :

  • Academic ambience so as to produce committed, competent professionally skilled graduates who can fit in the global world.
  • To make spiring intelligentsia of Patna University, mentally tough, emotionally strong & intellectually sharp so that they can float quite efficiently and actively in the ever flowing and vast stream of technological advancement.
  • To inculcate a work culture among the student which not only enables them to peform in all competitions with flying colours but also to raise themselves to enviable heights in their career?
  • To develop a problem solving aptitude & an analytical frame of mind.
  • To pursue the endeavour to nurture the young talent.
  • To enable the Patna University students, to settle down with a OVERALL career which is intellectually challenging, professionally satisfying, socially prestigious & financially rewarding.

    Objectives :

    a. Developing both practical and theoretical insights in the subject.

    b. To encourage research scholars to engage in relevant and globally competitive inter disciplinary research.

    c. To develop Statistical theory and methods and their use in research and practical applications generally with special reference to problems related to Planning and National Development of the country.

    Courses running in the Department :

    a. Two years post graduate Course in Statistics

    b. Three years Master in Computer Appplication Course(MCA)

    c. P.G Diploma in Computer Applications (one year)

    d. Diploma in Actuarial Science (one year)

    Important Surveys Conducted at Population Research Centre :

  • A large scale Base Line Survey conducted in 1980.
  • National Family Health Survey (NFHS) in Bihar (Sponsored by CARE_INDIA,NEW Delhi 1992-93)
  • Rapid Household Survey Phase I , II(1998-99) under Reproductive and Child Health Project (Bihar)
  • The centre has produced more than400 research papers/reports/articles on different aspects of population.

Infrastructure and facilities
Apart  from  two  state-of-the-art  computer laboratories the department has a rich library, which provides text and reference books.



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