The Department of Statistics was established in 1948 to impart advanced training and research on statistical techniques to study data in relation to natural, biological and social phenomena and has been making significant contribution in these aspects for the last six decades. The Department has received funding from DST (FIST) and UGC under its Special Assistance Programme (SAP) : DRS - I.

Among other things, the purpose of Statistics is to help policy making as well as taking business and administrative decisions in economic, official, biological and social aspects or in making inductive inferences in all the sciences, both natural ,official, biological and social.

Statistics is now recognized as an integrated discipline or technology on its own right.

Old Departmental Data

Faculty is engaged in research activities in a number of frontier areas. Some of the current areas of interest include the following: Actuarial Statistics, Bio-statistics, Demography, Distribution, Fuzzy Mathematics, Inference, Modeling, Official Statistics, Operations Research.

The department has a vibrant program of conferences/ workshops / seminars on different areas of Statistics. The target audience includes statisticians as well as non statisticians


a) Government of India through the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation is in a constant process of recruitment of man power at different levelse.g. Indian Statistical Service, subordinate Statistical Service etc.
b) Census of India constantly recruit man power at different levels.
c) M.Sc Statistics makes one eligible to appear for NET examination in two different subjects - Mathematical Sciences and Population Studies.
d) With the increase in private sector jobs, statisticians have become indispensable for almost every industry.
e) The boom in the insurance market and R&D activities in Pharmaceutical Industry has increased the demand for actuarial statisticians and Bio-Statisticians which the Department has started producing of late.
f) Govt. of Assam through its departments & colleges.

Postgraduate Course

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate MSc in Statistics Statistics 4 2 32
Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate MPhil in Statistics Statistics 1 6
Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate PhD in Statistics Statistics 5


Amit Choudhury
MSc (ISI, Kolkata) PhD (Gauhati) Operations Research
Dilip Chandra Nath
MSc (Delhi) PhD (BHU) Demography
Hemanta Kumar Baruah
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IITKgp) Fuzzy Mathematics (on Lien)
Kishore Kumar Das
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Distribution Theory
Labananda Choudhury
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Punjab) Demography
Pranita Sarmah [ Head of the Department ]
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Pune) MPhil (Pune) Operations Research

Associate Professor

Abdul Mannan
MSc (Gauhati) Econometrics

Assistant Professors

Jagriti Das
MSc (Gauhati)
Pallabi Medhi
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Operation Research
Paramita Roy
MSc (Gauhati)
Sahana Bhattacharjee
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Circular Statistics
Arpita Basak (Some Statistical Aspects of Queuing Models)
Ajay Pandey (Modeling Neonatal Deaths in Large North Indian States: A Study of the Differences in the Levels, Determinants and Contextual Influences in Rural Setting)
Alpana Deka (Applications of Image Processing for Analysis of Handwriting)
Anamika Dutta (An Empirical Study with Proteomics Database Using Different Techniques) Inspire Fellow
Anil Kumar Yadav (Application of Statistical Tools for Analyzing Fish Catches of River Brahmaputra with Special Emphasis on Time-Series Modelling)
Anjana Moyee Saikia (A Statistical Study to Estimate the Prevalence of Discase and Mortality in an Urban Setup and Its Surrounding in Assam)
Atowar Rahman (A Study on some simpler Methods of Determining least square estimates)
BarnaliT hakuria (Indirect Estimation of some measures of Mortality and Fertility below District level of India) RFSMS Fellow
Bhushita Patowari (Estimation of Health Parameters under Different Sampling Scheme: Methodological Issues and Applications) RFSMS Fellow
Brajendra Kanta Sarmah (Randomness in Random Number Table)
Chayanika Deka (A Study of Cause Specific Mortality in India at National and Sub National Levels)
Dharmendra Kumar Dubey (An Epidemiological Appraisal of Child Health in India)
Dhruba Das (The Randomness - Impreciseness consistency Principle: Theory and Applications) RFSMS Fellow
Dibyajyoti Bora (A Statistical Study on Factors Associated with Cognitive Disorders)
Dipankar Pathak (Barriers to Educational Attainment: A Statistical Study)
Hayatul Islam (Study on some Aspects of Health Expectancy)
Jagriti Das (Life Insurance Models and their Applications)
Mompi Sharma (Some Aspects of Dynamic Life Tables for India and its States)
Nabanita Saikia (A Study on Decomposition of Mortality Rates and Expectation of Life at Birth for India and Some of its States)
Nijara Rajbongshi (An Epidemiological Study on the Incidence of Cancers in the North-East India with special Reference to cervical and Breast Cancer)
Nongmaithem Uttam Singh (Evaluation of Different Statistical Approaches in Spectral Discrimination of Rice and Maize in Meghalaya)
Padum Narayan (Multivariate Modelling to Study Variations in Parity Progression Ratios in India)
Paramita Roy (On Approximation Estimation and Analysis in Some Models)
Pranita (Multi-Level Modeling to Study the Effect of Gender Programming on the Attitude and Behaviour of Young Adolescent)
Priyanka Kalita (A Study of Some Vacation Models from Control of Queues Point of View)
Ramesh Kumar Viswakarma (Survival Analysis on patients with liver cirrhosis: Classical and Bayesian approach)
Rituparna Roy (Some Aspects of the Construction of Multistate Life Tables for India and Some of its Selected States)
Sahana Bhattacharjee (Directional Statistics: Applications to Biological, Health and Social Sciences) Inspire Fellow
Sandip Shil (An empirical study on support vector machine with genome datasets specific to plantation crops)
Soma Dhar (An Application of Operation Research Techniques in Healthcare) RFSMS Fellow
Tandrima Chakraborty (Some Inferential Problems on Certain Distributions)
Vivek Verma (A Study on Ranked Set Sampling and its Application to Epidemiology and Demography) Inspire Fellow
Jaishree Prabha Karna (Identification of optimal rotation patterns to address estimation problems) Post Doctoral Fellow


Department of Statistics
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : (+91) 3612700288
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Computer Lab

The Statistics Department houses its own computer laboratory with high speed, fiber optic internet connection. Through internet, one can access full text electronic versions of current and previous issues of more than hundred National and International journals of different subjects. Faculty, research scholars and students can access this facility from the department free of cost.


There is a Departmental library in the seminar hall of the Department which has more than 1200 books, reports, journals, thesis, dissertation etc, The students have access to the library and can borrow books. The collection of books includes reference books for research scholars, text books for M.Sc students. Encyclopedias, handbooks, statistical tables, rare books and some Central Statistical Organization (CSO) publications, Government of India Publications along with some latest and very expensive titles are also available.

Population Research Centre

This Centre which is attached to this Department was established in 1979 with full financial Grants-in Aid provided on a year-by-year basis by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India, New Delhi.

The main objective of the centre is to carry out research in the field of demographic and socio-economic aspects of Population and Family Welfare in the North-Eastern Region of India. Apart from completing a number of studies for the Ministry of Health and family Welfare the Centre has also collaborated with some state-level and national evaluation projects.

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