Department of Statistics


         The Degree Course in B.Sc. Statistics was launched at Vimala College, Thrissur in the year 1981 under the Department of Statistics, affiliated to the University of Calicut. The Department flourished under Prof. E.K.Soudamini who was the founder head of the department. The complementary courses provided were Mathematics and Mathematical Economics with Statistics as the core course. The Department achieved greater heights with the assiduous work of eminent teachers like Dr. Sr. Alice Thomas, Smt. Annamma Thachil and Dr. Sherly Sebastian. The department celebrated its Silver Jubilee in the year 2006-07. The 25th batch of the department, which graduated in 2007-08 brought laurels to the department by securing the first three University ranks. The curriculum was restructured and ‘Choice Based Credit Semester System’ was introduced in 2009. The department library was inaugurated in 2011, which offers 200 books and 100 journals. VISTAA Computer lab was launched in 2014. In the same year department was able to take great strides as UGC sponsored National seminar on “Applications of Mathematics in Statistics” was organized which was followed by the commencement of UGC Sponsored Add-on course “Statistical Computing using data analysis”. “VISTA 2K16 Statistics Exhibition” was organized in 2016. A one day seminar on “Recent Advances in Statistics” was conducted in 2017. By 2017 a total of 35 batches have graduated from the department with 68 university ranks, in which 11 batches secured the first 3 ranks. Currently under the guidance of Dr. Divya P R, the department is striving to achieve glorious heights.

Highlights of the Department 

  • Department Library with National and International journals, magazines and books
  • UGC Add on course computer lab(Jointly sponsored by VISTAA)
  • Peer Study
  • Practical Training using Computers          
  • Remedial teaching for strengthening the weaker students
  • Value Education Classes
  • Research works , paper presentations and publications of the faculties
  • Participation in College Activities- IQAC, Staff Association, Admission Committee, Time Table Schedule and Room Allotment of the College etc.
  • Consultancy - Data Analysis, Research Methodology
  • PTA meetings twice a year
  • Research Projects
  • Active Participation in Academic and Professional Bodies in Statistics
  • Very active Alumnae Association(VISTAA) 

Statistics for the welfare of the society

 To acquaint our students in Modern Statistical Techniques including Statistical      Theory, Computing, Data Analysis, Decision Making and Inferences