PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY (RANK 7)
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
Ramanujan School of Mathematical Sciences
The Department of Statistics was established during October 2006. Currently, the department offers M.Sc. Statistics, M.Sc. FiveYear Integrated (Statistics), Ph.D. (Statistics) programs and also a Post Graduate Diploma in Statistical and Research Methods.
The department aims to train students in the development and applications of Statistical techniques for analyzing data arising in the scientific investigation of problems in the various disciplines. It also provides first hand practical experience in handling modern statistical software in the analysis of such data. In the present scenario, it is rather impossible, even to think of any field which does not employ modern statistical tools to arrive at rational conclusions from research studies and a statistician is always an indispensable part of any research team carrying out any research investigation
The recently updated syllabus for the M.Sc course provides ample opportunities for the students to select job oriented Elective subjects according to their preferences. Since the updated syllabus includes UGC-CSIR NET examination contents, the students will be benefitted in taking NET examination and other competitive examination for the All India services
Name of the courses :
- M.Sc. – Statistics ( 60 seats)
- M.Sc. – Quantitative Finance (30 seats)
Eligibility for M.Sc. – Statistics : Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Mathematics with Statistics as a allied subject with a minimum of 55% of marks
Eligibility for M.Sc. – Quantitative Finance : A candidate who has secured 55% marks or above in any one of the following or equivalent is eligible to apply. B. Sc. (Maths), B. Sc. (Statistics), B.Com(with Mathematics), B.A(Eco) (With Mathematics),Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology) or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Computer Applications/Information Technology.
Reservations:(SC:15%,ST:7.5%, OBC: 27% , PH:3%) Syllabus and Model Paper
The question paper fro the Entrance Examination for admission to the M.Sc. Statistics Course will consist of 100 objective questions with the following break up.
Descriptive Statistics, Probability, Distribution, Statistical Inference, Design of Experiments, Quality Control, Sampling Theory, Applied Statistics and Official Statistics at B.Sc. Main level.
No. of questions – 60
Algebra, Sequence and Series, Matrices, Determinants,Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus at the B.Sc.Allied level.
No. of questions – 25
Basics of C, C++ and MS – Excel.
No. of questions – 15
PlacementsThe Placement activities of the Department are taken care of by a Placement Cell which comprises of a student member and a faculty advisor. The placement cell organizes campusrecruitment programmes every year and takes pride in facilitating placement for eligible students in Multinational Companies and other companies in the private sector.
- The candidate who secures the highest percentage of marks in P.G. admission entrance examination shall be eligible for the award of Merit Scholarship @ Rs.500/- p.m. for the Ist semester.
- For the subsequent semesters the Merit scholarship at same rate of Rs.500/- p.m.shall be awarded to the candidates as noted here under.
- For the II semester who tops the class in the I semester exams.
- For the III semester who tops the class in the II semester exams.
- For the IV semester who tops the class in the III semester exams.
Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (MCM)
20% of the students in each P.G.degree programme are eligible for the award of MCM Scholarship of the University. The scholarship is based both on the merit in each semester and the parental income of the student. The annual income of the parents should not exceed Rs.1,10,000/- (Rupees one lakh ten thousand only). Amount of scholarship is Rs.500/- p.m.
Period : one semester.
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