Statistics was introduced as a subject in both B.A. and B.Sc. classes in the session 1973-74. The task of establishing and running the department in its infancy was entrusted to Dr. Prem Chand Gupta. Arrangements for the statistics laboratory, necessary instruments and calculators were made in this session. Over 500 books were purchased in the initial stage in the central library. Later, Prof. Mr. Jagdish Sharan Arora shouldered the responsibilities of the department, before shifting to Delhi University as a lecturer in 1979. Mr. Navalkant replaced him in 1979 but he was murdered in 1987 while putting up a heroic resistance against armed dacoits who had attacked his neighbor’s house. For his act of extraordinary courage and supreme self-sacrifice, Mr. Navalkant was posthumously awarded the Shourya Chakra (third highest peace time gallantry award of the country) by the President of India. Dr. Anil Kumar Varshney was appointed to the statistics department in 1988 and continues to serve as its only faculty and Head of the Department.
Student and teacher strength – At present, the department has a sanctioned strength of 01 teachers to teach about 125 undergraduate students.
Curriculum Planning and Implementation – The department offers undergraduate classes only. The classes are conducted according to the academic calendar and curriculum plan prepared by the department teachers as the session begins.
Learning Resources – The college library has a collection of 1961 books with some rare books. Besides this, teachers also provide study material to students and teachers are always available to solve the problems of students. Remedial classes are also conducted.
Additional Study Material – Class notes, reading materials, reference books, journals, material taken from the internet and powerpoint slide shows are given and shown to the students.
Assessment – Class tests are conducted regularly to assess the progress of students.
Learning Outcome – Approximately 90% students of the department pass every year.
Best Practices – To extract the potential of students, teachers regularly organize quizzes, tests, and paper presentation.
Feedback from Stakeholders – Student feedback is collected, summarised and communicated to teachers.
Dr. Anil Kumar Varshney
Associate Professor and Head of Department