The Department of Statistics, University of Mumbai was established in the year 1948. It was the first Department in the western region, for postgraduate studies and research in Statistics. The Department has completed 57 years of existence. It offers postgraduate courses leading to the Master of Arts and Science (M.A./M.Sc.) degree, by papers, awarded by the University of Mumbai. In addition to the master's programme, M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree programmes are also undertaken by the Department. Experienced faculty of the Department is devoted to research in their respective areas of specialization. Research and teaching are given equal importance by the faculty. Extra care is taken to pay individual attention to the student in their laboratory work and tutorial sessions. Project work and problem sessions are encouraged to develop innovative and analytical approach to statistics learning. The Department has a long cherished history of having produced eminent academicians and successful statisticians in the Industry. It is the only center of the University of Mumbai for conducting M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes.
The Department of Statistics is housed in Lokmanya Tilak Bhavan located in well planned Vidyanagari Campus of the University of Mumbai. The Vidyanagari Campus is off the C.S.T. Road (now known as Vidyanagari Marg) near Kalina and is accessible from Kurla on Central Railway and Santacruz on Western Railway. BEST bus route 318, 313 and 37 flying between Kurla [West] (CENTRAL Railway) and 318, 313 and 306 Santacruz [East] (WESTERN Railway) pass via vidyanagari. Also 312 flying between SEEPZ and Prabodhankar Thakre Marg, 374 Ltd. between Goregaon and B.A.R.C. Anushaktinagar pass via vidyanagari.
There are Girls' and Boys' hostels within the Campus. Two rooms in Boys' hostel and two rooms in Girls hostel are reserved for the Department students.
Placement Committee :-
The students of M.A./MSc. Statistics (Part I and II) form the placement committee. The committee mainly consists of the students from the Second year. They undertake many tasks, the prime one being that of looking after the campus interviews. They prepare the department brochures and post them to selected companies and those possible to visit, are handed over the brochures by the members. The companies then visit the campus for recruitment.
The recruitments are carried for the Part II students. Each and every student of the Second year has to fill the placement form which is an undertaking stating the rules of the Placement Committee. The details of the visit of the companies are taken care by the committee. The committee also organizes other intellectual events. They conduct meeting on a regular basis to put forth their problems and discuss the agenda. The committee is thus a representation of the students and act as the layer between the students and the department.
Department of Statistics
University of Mumbai
Mumbai - 400 098
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