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.

The 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.

Courses Offered

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Department of Statistics
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : +91-361-2700288
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Associate Professor

Abdul Mannan
MSc (Gauhati)


Amit Choudhury
MSc (ISI, Kolkata) PhD (Gauhati)
Operations Research

Assistant Professor

Jagriti Das
MSc (Gauhati)


Kishore Kumar Das
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Distribution Theory


Labananda Choudhury Head of the Department
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Punjab)

Assistant Professor

Pallabi Medhi
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Operation Research

Assistant Professor

Paramita Roy
MSc (Gauhati)

Assistant Professor

Sahana Bhattacharjee
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Circular Statistics