Department of Statistics
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Nagpur University

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About us :
Post Graduate Teaching Department of Statistics came into existence in the year 1976 under the leadership of Late Dr. B.S. Fadnis, the then head, Department of Mathematics. The Department made a significant progress within a few years. In the year 1979, Late Dr. A.B. Buche, a distinguished personality in the field of Stochastic Processes and Functional equations joined the department as the first Professor and Head.
The department has presently 6 sanctioned teaching staff comprising of three professors one Associate Professor and two Posts of lectures are vacant. Research Projects are awarded to the faculty carrying out research work in the different fields of statistics. The department is active in updating the curriculum and encouraging research.
Different fields of Statistics in which research is being carried out includes Stochastic Processes, operations Research, Applied Probability Theory, Statistical quality control, Randomized clinical trails. Faculty members of the department are actively involved in various academic activities Nationally and Internationally.





Department Profile:

Head of the Department: Dr. S. P. Kane (Professor) Post graduate teaching department of Statistics R.T.M. Nagpur University. University campus Amravati Road Nagpur 440033.
Phone No: 0712-2050403 (O)
E Mail :


Department offers programs leading to M.Sc. (Statistics) M.Phil (Statistics) and Ph.D. (Statistics) degree. Intake capacity of students in M.Sc. I is 25 and M Phil course is minimum 05.


Academic Program:


1) M. Sc. (Statistics) Semester Pattern.

Duration 2 Years ( 4 Semesters)

B.Sc. with Statistics
B.Sc. with Mathematics as one of the Subjects





Course Structure:



MST 101 Elements of Mathematical analysis
MST 102 Distribution Theory
MST 103 Estimation Theory
MST 104 Sampling Theory
  Practical - I
  Practical - II


MST 201 Probability Theory
MST 202 Elementary Stochastic Processes
MST 203 Testing of Hypothesis
MST 204 Linear Models and Designs of Experiments
  Practical - I
  Practical - II


MST 301 Decision Theory and Non parametric methods
MST 302 Linear and Nonlinear modeling
MST 303 Mathematical Programming
MST 304 Industrial  Process and Quality control 
  Practical - I
  Practical - II


MST 401 Multivariate Analysis
MST 402 Computational Statistics
Elective -
Elective -
  Practical - I
  Practical - II


List of Electives ::

MST 403 : Operations research ( Inventory, Queues and Network analysis)
MST 404 : Industrial statistics
MST 405 : Computer Programming
MST 406 : Bio- Statistics
MST 407 : Reliability Theory
MST 408 : Time series analysis and actuarial statistics
MST 409 : Demography
MST 410 : Survival Analysis
MST 411 : Statistical ecology
MST 412 : Data Mining


2) M. Phil (Statistics) :
Two theory papers and a Dissertation.
: Duration 1 year

Two theory papers any two to be selected from the following list.

1. Advanced Probability theory and stochastic processes.
2. Inference in stochastic processes.
3. Statistical ecology.
4. Econometrics.
5. Unified sampling theory.
6. Advanced operations research.

Ph.D. (statistics)




Admissions : (Eligibility, General Procedure)

For admissions to M. Sc. I in Statistics the candidate must have passed B. Sc. Examination with Mathematics as one of the subject. Weightage being given to students with Mathematics and Statistics subjects at B. Sc. Level.
For M. Phil course M. Sc. (Statistics) is the eligibility. Admissions to M. Sc. And M. Phil courses are done as per the merit list based on Bachelor’s degree and Post graduate degree respectively. Reservation policy as per Government rules is followed.




Teaching Faculty:

Sr. No Name Designation
1. Dr. S. P. Kane Professor & Head
2. Dr. P. G. Khot Professor
3. Dr. Mrs. M. V. Khaparde Professor
4 Dr. Mrs. N. M. Wazalwar Associate Professor




Faculty Profile:



1. Dr. S. P. Kane :

Dr. Kane is a Professor and currently Head of the Department of Statistics. Involved in teaching at Post Graduate level for last 31th years. Engaged in research in Applied probability, operations research and Design of Experiments. Published 20 research papers in National and International Journals. Eight students have been awarded Ph.D. in Statistics and 6 students have completed their M. Phil under his guidance.

Three students are currently working for their Ph.D. under his guidance.
At present Dr. S. P. Kane is Chairman of the board of Studies in Statistics of R.T.M. Nagpur University. He also visited Hungary as a visiting Professor in the Department of Probability theory and statistics, Eotvas Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, under Indo-Hungarian educational Exchange Programme of UGC in 2007. Dr. S.P. Kane is currently holding a charge of the Director IQAC, of R.T.M. Nagpur University Nagpur.
Contact No : 9373100996



2. Dr. P. G. Khot :

Dr. P. G. Khot is a Professor since 1999 at the Post Graduate Teaching Department of Statistics of the Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur. He previously served as the Head of the same department for more than 13 years. He is an active researcher with over 40 publications in national and international journals of repute. He has delivered invited talks and has been on the organizing boards of many national and international conferences and Journals. His participation at various positions in committees of national scope in organizations such as NAAC, UGC, PSC, UPSC etc, selection and advisory committees of various universities and other university bodies has been exemplary. His vision for the future is to continue remaining an active researcher and to contribute to interdisciplinary curriculum and education methodology development.
Contact No : 7387900191
E mail :



3. Dr. Mrs. M. V. Khaparde :

Dr. Mrs. M. V. Khaparde is working as Professor in department of Statistics and is having 31 years of teaching experience at the Post graduate level. Dr. Khaparde has Published 18 Research paper / Articles in National / International Journal. Four students have been awarded Ph. D. under her guidance and two students are working for their Ph.D. under her guidance. . Five students have also successfully completed their M. Phil dissertation under her supervision. She has completed one Minor research Project successfully sanctioned by UGC New Delhi.
She has visited Kathmandu Nepal and Lisbon, Portugal. At present she is a member a board of studies in statistics and Faculty of Science, Nagpur University. Her research interest includes areas like stochastic processes, bio-statistics, Statistical quality control.
Contact No : 9822846955
E mail : mvkkhaparde


4. Dr. Mrs. N. M. Wazalwar :

Dr. Mrs. N. M. Wazalwar is working as Associate Professor in Department of Statistics and is having 27 years of teaching experience at Post graduate level in the university. Dr. Wazalwar has published two research papers and one student has completed M. Phil. dissertation under her supervision. She visited university of Lisbon, Portugal. Her areas of research are Stochastic Processes and Bio-statistics.
Contact No : 9823058011
E mail:








The Department runs a Consultancy Centre to offer consultancy regarding any type of Statistical work to the research workers and teachers from all faculties as well as to the industries and other professionals on commercial basis.





Computing facility:
The department has excellent computing facility. The computer Laboratory is well equipped with latest Statistical Software.





Alumni Association :

Statistics Students Alumni Reunion The Department has an association of its Alumni. It gives a platform to its
Alumni to share their experiences and also acts as motivator for the students of the department. In case you are alumni of the department of Statistics at RTM Nagpur University, you may kindly: Send us your email ID, telephone number, name and address of present place of work, and a brief profile

Inform about this to other alumni of the department who are in your contact.

We surely need the joint effort of all alumni to make this venture a success, and hope that you would not only send your details but also keep us updated from time to time.