Statistics is not merely a tool for collecting numerical data but is also a means of developing rigorous techniques for handling, analysing and drawing valid inferences from the collected data. Further, in order to validate the theory taught in the classroom lectures, the students perform a number of practicals in the lab using various programming languages and software packages. This programme prepares students for careers in business, industry, actuarial sciences as well as for further studies in finance and business statistics. Apart from this, the graduates of statistics can appear in Indian Statistical Service and Civil Services. A statistician's job has been termed as the “dream job" of the next decade. The Department of Statistics has very eminent faculty members who have varied experience in teaching and research. The Department of Statistics also has a vibrant society, 'Sankhyiki’, which conducts various activities like presentations, projects and interactive sessions with eminent statisticians.
The Department offers B.Sc. (Hons) Statistics and offers Statistics as discipline in B.Sc. Mathematical Sciences.