The Department of Statistics was established in the year 1957. Ruia College was the First College to establish exclusively the Department of Statistics rather than Department of Mathematics and Statistics jointly, among the several colleges affiliated to University of Mumbai. Prof. C. Y. Raosahib was the founder Head of the Department. Moreover, the Department was fortune enough to have Dr. A.K Iyer, Mrs. J.P. Atre as succeeding Heads of Department. Currently, Mrs. Sucheta Ketkar is the Head of the department. There are eight faculty members in the Department.


Department of Statistics is one of the few departments in University of Mumbai to offer Statistics at undergraduate level for B.A. and B.Sc. Myriad of outstanding alumni of Department are working all over in India as well as in Abroad. The Department has well equipped Laboratory with updated latest version computers, SPSS, R, SEdar Software. Apart from this all Departmental and central library has fairly rich collection of books and Journal in various streams.


Former Heads,

Sr. No. Name Duration
1  Prof. C. Y. Raosahib    1957-1983
2  Dr. A.K Iyer 1983-1998
3  Mrs. J.P. Atre 1998-2010
4  Dr. Sucheta Ketkar 2010-


The courses in Statistics enable students to acquire knowledge in areas like Data Visualization, Data Analysis using techniques like Tests of Significance, Predictive Modeling, Basics of Actuarial Sciences, Biostatistics and Introduction to Statistical Tools like SPSS, R, Python, and Introduction to Data Science. The proficiency in these areas gives employment opportunities as well as opportunities for higher studies in the reputed institutes like IIT, ISI and also Universities abroad.

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