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Department of Statistics

The Post Graduate Department of Statistics was established in 1948 and Prof. Laxmi Narayan was the founder member who started the teaching of Statistics at the Master’s degree level (M.A. and M.Sc.) and guidance to research scholars leading to Ph.D. in 1949. In 1966, with the initiative of the then HoD, Prof. Devendra Mishra the Population Research Centre (PRC) was established in the Department by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India with the Head of the Department of Statistics as its Chief/Director. Its purpose is to promote and undertake research work in the field of population studies. The Department and the PRC have their own libraries and each has a substantial collection of books and journals of Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Demography, Social Sciences and Family Welfare. Achievements The Institute of Correspondence Courses, now known as ‘Directorate of Distance Education’(DDE) was established in Patna University by the efforts of the then HOD (Statistics), Prof. Devendra Mishra in the year 1974 and became the first director of it. Two more teachers of this department, Prof. Amarendra Mishra (November, 2004-June 23, 2008) and Prof. R.S .Mishra (July 4,2015 - July 31,2015) also held this prestigious post of Director of DDE. Many eminent teachers of this department went on foreign assignments. The names are as given below. • Prof. K. C. Zachariah served the World Bank as Chief Demographer. • Prof. D. N. Lal (March, 1964 - September, 1972) went on U.N assignment to Dar-e-salam, Tanzania and Prof. Markenday Rai went on U.N. assignment to Nairobi. • Prof. Jangeshwar Dutta (Oct 1966 - Sept 1969), Prof Anjani Kumar Sinha (September 1966 - August 1976 and January 1984 - August 1986) and Prof. H.S.M. • Akhtar (September 1973 - August 1978) worked as Assistant Professors of Statistics at the University of Garyounis, Benghazi, Lybia. • Prof. Dr Rudra Nand Prasad (Sept’ 1973 - Aug’ 1978) As lecturer and (Sept’ 1980 - Aug’ !985) as Assistant Professor at University of Tripoli, Libya. • Prof. Amarendra Mishra (Oct. 1983 - Sept. 1987) went on teaching assignment at the Al Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya. • Prof Arun Kumar Sinha worked as Visiting Professor of Statistics at the Pennsylvania State University, USA (June, 1991 - May, 1994) and at the Centro de Investigacion en Mathematicas, Guanajuato, Mexico (June 1994 -May 1995). He was also associated with the United Nations Environment Program as a consultant and helped develop Human Environment Index for conducting international comparison of human environment levels quantitatively. International/National Seminar/Workshop • U.G.C. Sponsored Workshop On 'Statistics for Social Sciences,' May, 1977-June, 1978. • International Conference of FIM on 'Inter Disciplinary Mathematical and Statistical Techniques' held during (Dec 18- 20, 2010). Prof G. P. Patel, Professor of Mathematical Statistics & Director, Centre for Statistics & Ecology Environmental Statistics gave the Keynote address at the Inaugural function of the conference. • Workshop on 'Statistical and Sampling techniques with Computing for the govt. Officials of Bihar', sponsored by Directorate of Evaluation, Department of Planning and Development, Govt. Bihar, (Nov 17-19,20 11) • 49th Annual Conference of the 'Indian Econometric Society' held during Jan9-11, 2013. • One day state level seminar on 'Cloud Computing' held on Feb’7, 2016. • International Workshop on 'Multivariate Ranking, Prioritization and Selection in Multivariate on Parametric Statistics with Multi-Disciplinary Applications' held on May 28, 2016. • National Workshop on 'Big Data Analytics', April (26-28), 2016. • Prof. Dr S. P. Mukherjee, Centenary Professor of Statistics, Calcutta University, gave the key note address at the Inaugural function of the workshop. National/International conferences attended by the teachers. • Prof. Arun Kumar Sinha visited Canada, Japan, Mexico, U.S.A for presentation of invited papers and he also chaired several sessions at international conferences. He has authored and co-authored 54 papers. He is an elected member of International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Belgium and International Statistical Institute (ISI, 2010) the Netherlands and life member of many academic societies. • Prof Amarendra Mishra chaired, organised several seminars/ conferences and presented papers at several National/International conferences. He has about 100 papers to his credit, most of which are published in reputed International Journals. He is on editorial boards of many international journals and has guided a dozen students for their Ph.D degree, and is life member of many academic societies. • Prof. R. S. Mishra presented a paper at the international conferences held in December 1999 at U.S.A and Australia in December 2003. • Prof. Anchala Kumari presented paper at the first International conference on Quality and Quantity in Economic Research, held at Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A in June 1984. Prof. A. Kumari also participated and presented papers at international conferences held at University of Wollongong, Australia (December 2003) Athens, Greece (2008), Cocordia University, Montreal, Canada, July (2011). • Wilfrid Laurier University And University of Waterloo (2012). She has done a significant contribution in the study: Statistical Analysis of Computer Algorithms. She also holds the life membership of many academic societies. • Dr Binod kumar also participated at the First International Conference at Princeton, New Jersey. First Head: Prof. Laxmi Narayan Present Head: Dr S K Singh



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