HISTORY AND PROFILE OF THE DEPARTMENT
It was established as an under-graduate department in 1959 and in 1982, the department was upgraded into a post-graduate department with the introduction of M.Sc.(Statistics) programme. In rapid succession, the department advanced further to a research department with the introduction of M.Phil. Programme in 1985 and Ph.D. program in 1988. It has produced many outstanding students with university ranks.
Though equipped with just five faculty members before the affiliation of the M.Sc. Programme, the department had grown leaps and bounds to reach the current strength of 14. Of these, all the permanent faculty members totaling 11 possess a doctoral degree while the rest have a M.Phil. degree.
The faculty of the department serve various other departments by way of teaching allied and elective courses and providing consultancy services.
Another major highlight is the recent initiation of the Industry Institute Interaction (I.I.I.) a tie-up to train final year UG students.
SUCESSION LIST OF HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT
|Prof. T. Manivanan
||1957 - 1970
|Prof. K. Balasubramanian
||1970 - 1986
|Prof. T. M. Durairajan
|| 1986 - 2002
|Dr B. Chandrasekar
||2002 - 2010
|Dr. Jerome Stanley Davis
||2010 - 2012
| Dr. C. Santharam
||2012 - 2015