About the Department

The Department of Statistics was established in 1955-56. During the years 1955-1972 both the Statistics Department and Mathematics Departments were functioning under the same association.

The functioning of the Statistics association was started in the year 1962-1963 . The association was inaugurated on 24th August 1962 by Dr. S.W. Dharmadhikari who delivered a talk on “Cantor Set”.

Distinguished & renowned Statisticians including Dr. Huzurbazar, Dr.Y.S. Sathe, Dr. Badhe, Dr. B.K.Kale , Dr. A.V.Kharshikar and like delivered lectures as a part of this activity.The faculty at that time included eminent professors Dr.D.S.Bhoj, Dr. A.V. Godambe who later joined as faculty in the State University of Pennsylvania. Renowned Statistician Dr.B.K.Kale was the faculty member in the department who later joined Department of Statistics , University of Pune.

Prof. A.K.Mahajani shouldered the responsibility as the Head of the Department of Statistics since 1966 to 1998. After his retirement Prof. Ms S.V. Bakare headed the Department of Statistics till Feb 2001. Prof. Mrs.P.G. Limaye took the charge as the Head of the Department after the retirement of Prof. Ms S.V. Bakare till April 2005. Meanwhile Prof.Mrs.B.A.Sathe Prof.A.S.Prabhu took voluntary retirement from their services.
Prof. R.S. Bhatkhande took the charge as the Head of the Department after the retirement of Prof. Mrs P.G. Limaye till October 2011.
Present Head of the Department is Prof. Subhash .S.Shende.

During these glorious past years students in the Statistics Department continued its rich tradition of excelling in academics. To name a few

  • Reader, Department of Statistics, University of Pune( Retired)
  • Professor , Department of Statistics, University of Pune
Mr.Rohit Deo
  • Recipient of ‘SNEDECOR’ Award at IWOA State University, USA. & Recipient of excellent Ph.D.
  • Dissertation award and published more than 10 papers in various Statistical journals.
Ms.Shubhangi Shastri, Ms.Smita Chirputkar, Mr.Suraj Prakash, Ms.Nivedita Nadkarni, Ms.Amruta Borwankar, Ms Aparna Shankar, Mr.Rishikesh Kulkarni, Mr.Noman Ahmad, Ms.Yolekha Malliyar, Alap Mehra , Shrinivas Shirke , Smruti Abhyankar and many other students showed excellence in their academic performances. Many of these students further persuaded their education in Statistics in India and abroad & are very well placed in Multinational, IT companies such as ‘Cytel Software’,’ Scifomix’, ‘INFOSYS’, ’MBT’, ‘IBM’, ‘TCS’, WIPRO’, and like. Every year many students from Statistics Department get selected at Campus Selection in these companies.

The students from Statistics Department not only excel in their academic performances but also show flying colours in co-curricular intercollegiate activities conducted by Pune University Statistics Association (PUSA) such as Quiz (.F.Y.B.Sc and S.Y.B.Sc.), Project Competition(T.Y.B.Sc.) etc. The extra- curricular activities such as Statistics Fest ‘STATISTIKA’ , EXHIBITION are arranged every year by the Department in which students from other Departments get an opportunity to see the exhibits and interact with the students from Statistics Department.

Talks and Lectures on core Statistical concepts, innovative topics in Statistics and applications of Statistics in diverse field by eminent persons is one of the activities of Statistics Association.

1. Details of the programmes offered by the department (last year’s data)

Sr. No. Programme level Name of the programme / course Duration Entry qualification Medium of instruction
1. UG F.Y.B.Sc. 1 year H.S.C. English
S.Y.B.Sc. 1 year F.Y.B.Sc. English
T.Y.B.Sc. 1 year S.Y.B.Sc. English
F.Y.B.A. 1 year H.S.C. English
S.Y.B.A. 1 year F.Y.B.A. English
T.Y.B.A. 1 year S.Y.B.A. English

2. Workshop organized by the Department

One day workshop titled ‘Use of SPSS for Statistical Analysis’ was conducted on 4th Jan 2012 for the teachers of various colleges under Pune University. This was sanctioned under UGC - XI plan.
National Conference on
‘Recent trends in Applied of Statistics: An inter-disciplinary Approach’  was organized on March 13-14, 2013.

Information of the students

(graduate in numbers)
Year Number of students at TYBSC
2009-2010 29
2010-2011 32
2011-2012 38
2012-2013 33
2013-2014  38
2014-2015 46
2015-2016 54

Please Note

Shri. Subhash .S. Shende

(M.Sc., SET)

Associate Professor

Teaching Faculty

Dr. Nileema N. Bhalerao

(M. Sc, Ph.D SET )

Assistant Professor

Teaching Faculty

Mrs. D. S. Kulkarni

(M.Sc., SET)

Assistant Professor

Teaching Faculty

Mrs. C. P. Dabir

(M. Sc, M. Phil, NET)

Assistant Professor

Teaching Faculty

Shri. S. K. Gadekar

(M. Sc, SET)

Assistant Professor

Teaching Faculty

Note: Biodata of any of the above mentioned faculty member can be downloaded by clicking on their name.

Research Title: Research Projects

Researchers :


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Name of Teacher

Title of Project

Funding Agency

Duration of Project

Amount (Rs.)



Shri. Subhash Shende

 “Generalized Statistical Modeling Maternal Infant HIV Transmission with Constant Hazard Rate”.

Board of College and University Development, Savitribai Phule Pune Universit, Pune

2 Years

(11 Jan. 2012 to

11 Jan. 2014)


Project is completed and Research publication is carried out