A department-level reception was organized in honour of Dr. Alex Thannippara, who nominated to the Syndicate of Mahatma Gandhi University. The chief guest was Rev. Dr. O.C. Joseph, Principal, K.E. College, Mannanam.
Training Programme in SAS Software for M.Sc. Students
An intensive 4-day training in the statistical software SAS was conducted for the benefit of post graduate students on 26 and 27 February, and on 5 and 6 March 2011. Eighteen final year M.Sc. students participated. The resource persons were Mr. Melbin John. Biostatistician, ICMR, Bangalore and Mr. Jose Abraham, Bio-statistical Analyst, Kerala Co., Technopark Trivandrum.
Stat Storm Quiz
An All Kerala Statistics Quiz competition called Stat Storm Quiz was organized by the Department of Statistics on 28 March 2011. Twenty teams participated in the quiz. The resource persons were Ms. Vrinda Joglekar and Dr. Jyothi Shivalkar from Hislop College, Nagpur. The first prize was won by Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, the second prize by St. Thomas College, Pala, and the third prize by Alphonsa College, Pala. Prizes were distributed by Dr. Vijay Nair, Vice President of International Statistical Institute.
The all kerala statistics Quiz competition for the Prof. K. Ramakrishna Pillali Memorial Throphy was conducted by the Department of Statistics on 29 January 2009. 8 teams’ participated in the quiz competition. The team consisting of Ms. Rosmi Jose and Ms, Dhanya Thomas and the team consisting of Mr. Harikrishnan O.J. and Ms. Sonu Bose (Nirmal College Muvattupuzha), won the first and second prizes respectively. Ms. Rajeswary P. and Ms. Nisha Mathew of B.K. College Amalagiri won the third prize. The cash prizes nad throphies were distributed by the Vice Principal Rev. Fr. N.V. Joseph Njarakkattil.
National Statistics Day Celebrations and Quiz Competition
National Statistics Day was celebrated by the Department of Statistics on 25 June 2009. As part of the celebrations, a statistics quiz competition for undergraduate college students under Mahatma Gandhi University was held. This was sponsored by NSSO, Trivandrum. About 8 teams participated in the quiz. The chief resource person was Dr. S.R. Deshmukh from Pune University, who also distributed prizes to the winners.
Statistics Alumni Meet to Commemorate Golden Jubilee of the Department
The former students of the 50 batches of M.Sc, Statistics met on 20 February 2009. Batch wise meetings were held in the forenoon and a common meeting presided over by the Principal Dr. K.K. Jose was held in the afternoon. More than 185 former students participated and shared their experiences. The students belonging to the first batch were honoured with mementos presented to them. Mementos were also presented to all the former teachers of the department.