Statistics is a part of mathematics that includes analysis, collection, presentation and interpretation of the numerical data. Statistics enables the economists and statisticians to predict business trends, demographic patterns and market behavior. Different branches of statistics include tourism statistics, election statistics, crime statistics, medical statistics, census statistics, oil statistics, cricket statistics, job-seekers statistics, ecological statistics, education statistics, labor statistics, market statistics, film statistics, population statistics, and accident statistics.


A person who specializes in this field is known as a statistician. Statisticians gather, verify and understand the data and use the same to solve problems in a broad range of fields.

Objectives: -


  • To make prediction for certain processes
  • To provide exact data in different fields such as medicine, engineering etc.
  • To help in the development of the nation through the skills developed through practice and study.

List of Courses: -


  • Diploma Course in Statistics    
  • Bachelor of Statistics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Statistics
  • Master of Statistics
  • Master of Science (Hons) in Statistics
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Acturial Science
  • Master of Philosophy in Statistics

Basic Eligibility



For admission in to bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as (biology, maths and chemistry).  The duration for this course is 3 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as (biology, maths and chemistry). The duration for this course is 2 years.


Some of its specialized fields are: -


  • Data analysis
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemo metrics
  • Actuarial science
  • Business statistics
  • Applied information economics
  • Bootstrap & Jackknife Resampling

Job Prospects

There is a lot of scope in this field for young aspirants. Skilled professional in this field will find employment opportunities in public sector and in financial institutions.  Working in a private firm is another option. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities, colleges and in statistical research.

Statisticians working in survey department gather information from particular section and publish results  for the whole population. Surveys conducted on a range of issues such as political candidate during elections, or issues related to the general public. Statistician can also seek employment in business field, sports statistician, scientific research, and medical statistician.

Other sectors where statisticians get employed: -


  • Statistical and Economic Bureaus
  • Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR)
  • Institutions associated with socio-economic research
  • Banks and public-sector,
  • Planning Commission,
  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  • National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).

Remuneration: -

Statistician's income mostly depends upon their qualifications and experience. For those who want to pursue a career in statistics, their initial salary starts from 3, 00,000 to 4, 75,000 per annum. Those who are in senior positions holding designations such as econometrician/statistician, statistical analyst get salary around Rs. 6 00,000 – 9, 50,000 per annum. Statistician working in universities and colleges get more income compared to other faculty members.

 Job Titles: -


  • Biometrician
  • Econometrician
  • Biostatistician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Research Analyst

Science Colleges for Statistics

A.V.Postgraduate College - Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

A.V.College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Hyderabad started in the year 1968 by A.V.Education Society for meeting the growing needs of higher education in the region. The college owes its existence to the initiative and untiring...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur was established in 1976 by the former President of India, Sri Fakruddin Ali Ahmed. The university has also pioneered the introduction of self-financed courses in the country, which is in...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education (ANU CDE), Guntur was established as part of Acharya Nagarjuna University to impart distance learning programs in various fields. The centre of distance learning offers quality...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University College of Science

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University College of Science (ANUCS), Guntur is a part of Acharya Nagarjuna University. It was established in 1992. Acharya Nagarjuna University since then has grown into a large University with 39 Academic...

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Ahmednagar College

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar was established in 1947. It is the first and the oldest institution of Ahmednagar district. A premier institution of learning for traditional as well as new-age subjects, the name of the college is...

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Aliah University

KolKatta, West Bengal, India

Aliah University, Kolkata was established in 2008. Aliah University is an autonomous university under the Department of Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education, Government of West Bengal. Aliah University has with it the rich heritage of...

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Amar Deep College

Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Amar Deep College, Firozabad is the newly established institute which has got its affiliation to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra in 2002 for running B.Sc., B.Ed. & B.Com., BTC classes under the effective, academic and...

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Amity University, Gwalior

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Amity University, Gwalior is established by the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF), New Delhi which is a society registered under the societies registration act, 1860 and was established with the view to promote professional,...

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Andhra University College of Science & Technology, Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra University College of Science & Technology, Visakhapatnam was established in 1931 as the combined Colleges of Arts, Science and Technology. The college is affiliated by Andhra University and accredited by NAAC with A grade....

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Annamalai University

Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Annamalai University, Chidambaram was established in 1929 by the munificence of the farsighted and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late honorable Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt, LL.D. and D.Litt....

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