Department of Statistics


"STATISTICS is both a Science and an Art.  Planning is the order of the day and without Statistics planning is in conceivable"                               -L.H.C. Tippet

1.  About the Department


Statistics, besides its theoretical development, is an application oriented subject. Statistical methodology is useful in professional courses such as like medicine, engineering, agriculture, management actuarial science, humanities, social and biological sciences. The inception of the Department of  Statistics, Osmania University dates back to December 8, 1966. Till that date, Statistics was part of the Department of Mathematics. The Department has now grown to be one of the leading University  Departments of Statistics in the country. The Department has introduced Statistics under Distance  Education Mode at UG and PG levels from the academic year 2005-2006, and Advanced P.G. Diploma in Bio-statistics from the academic year 2007-08. e-mail:

  2. Faculty Details  


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Name Designation Field of Specialization
1 V.V.Hara Gopal Professor & Chairman B.O.S Statistics, Operations research, Multivariate Analysis, Pattern Recognition.
2 K. Vani Asso.Prof. Statistical Inference
3 C. Jayalakshmi Asso.Prof.  Statistical  Inference,  inparticular  Nonparametric  Estimation.
4 S. A. Jyothi Rani Asst.Prof.  & Head Neural Networks and Econometrics
5 Dr. N.Ch. Bhatracharyulu Asst.Prof.  Design and Analysis of Experiments, Data Mining, Artificial Neural Networks, Visual Cryptography, Design and Analysis of Algorithms,  etc 
6 Dr. Jayasree Gadicherla Asst.Prof. Probability Distributions and Statistical Quality Control.
7 Ms. J. L. Padma Shree Asst.Prof.  
8 Dr. G. Sirisha Asst.Prof.  

  3. Academic Programes

 Courses offered Course Period Approved Intake
M.Sc. Statistics 2 years 40  seats
M.Sc. Applied Statistics 2 years 40  seats
M.Phil. Statistics 11/2 12 seats
Ph.D.   Statistics 3 years  -----
Advanced PG Diploma in Bio-Statistics 1 year 30 seats


4.  Facilities Available


Computer facilities - The department has a computer laboratory with 42 PC’s, 5 Printers  along  with  a  server  with  Internet  Facility. Department also has 2 OHP’s and one LCD Projector.  The Department is equipped with Statistical Packages, SPSS 14.0, SYSTAT 12.0 and Statistica 7.0.

Library:- Seminar library with about 3000 P.G. and advanced level books


 5.  Activities and Achievements during 2007-2008

  •  The  Department  is  identified  under  DST-FIST  Programme of level-1 in the year 2004 and is awarded    a grant of 13lakhs for developing infrastructure like computer laboratories. With this grant, computer lab and library has been strengthened.

  •  Department  conducted  a  one -day  Camp  for distribution  of  Homeo  medicine  free  of  cost  for Chikun- Guneya” on 10th September,2006. 

  •  A  series  of  lectures  on  “Soft  skills”  by  Ms.  Sarada Prasadita, Senior Manager, INFOR in March 2007.   

  •  An  extension  lecture  by  Prof.  Sai  Kumar,  Head  IT division of IPE on  "Software development" and 

    "Testing Tools"  on 27th and 28th April 2007.

  • Conducted a Two day workshop on "Basic Principles, applications and regulatory requirements of Statistics in Clinical Research" on 16th and 17th of June 2007 in collaboration with Pharma Edge.

  • An  extension  lecture  by  Prof.  Dayanand  N.Naik, Department  of  Mathematics  and  Statistics,  Old       Dominion  University,  Norfolk,  Virginia,  USA  on "Canonical Correlation Analysis of longitudinal data"       on 23rd July 2007.

  • Mrs. K. Pushpalatha, an M.Phil Scholar received Prof. Meenakshi  Sundaram  best  research  award  by  A.P. Society for Mathematical Sciences conference held at Kakatiya University during the year 2006. 

6.  Employment Opportunities


Candidates with M.Sc. (Statistics or Applied Statistics) are eligible to work as Junior lecturers (Vide LR.RC. No.639/EI-1/81, dated 23.9.1986 of Secretary, Board of Intermediate Education, A.P.) and Statistics lectures in Degree Colleges. Students completing M.Sc. course in Statistics or Applied Statistics (which includes some practical training in the use of computers as well) would be well equipped for Statistical Analysis of huge data with the use of computers.  Besides teaching positions they find employment in Industries, Insurance companees (Actuarial), Directorate of Economics and Statistics, National Sample Surveys, NIC Business data processing organizations (BPOs) and other research and development organizations. 


7.     Future Plan /Activities


The Department is involved in research in the areas such as Statistical  Quality  Control,  Multivariate  Data  Analysis, Artificial  Neural  Networks,  Image  Processing,  Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Statistical Genetics, Design and Analysis  of  Experiments,  Statistical  Inference  etc.  The Department  is planning  to  organize  workshops, conferences  and  extension  lectures.  An  International Instructional   Workshop /Conference   on “Applied Multivariate Data Analysis with applications to Life, Social and Environmental Sciences” (Sponsored by DST) is going to be organized by the Department in collaboration with Prof. C.R.Rao AIMS and Computer Science. 

  Supporting Staff
R. Gopal Lab Attendent
Mirza Anwar Baig Kamati
K. B. Narsing Rao Watchman