The Statistics wing, under the Department of Mathematics, was started in 1968 with the initiative of Prof. H. C. Khare, then acting Head of the Department of Mathematics. The wing became operational immediately, with the first batch of B.Sc. I and M.Sc. previous students enrolling simultaneously. Soon, Mr. C. C. Pant was appointed in the Wing, and he primarily taught Statistics courses; other courses such as Numerical analysis and Econometrics were taught by faculty members from the Departments of Mathematics and Economics. In 1974, Dr. Samir K. Bhattacharya, Dr. Ram C. Tiwari and Dr. G. S. Pandey were appointed as regular teachers of Statistics and the Statistics wing continued to operate under the leadership of Prof. Bhattacharya. Professor Bhattacharya was the first Professor of Statistics, who became the Head of combined Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the year 1989 and continued till 1995 (till his death). In 1981, Dr. Anoop Chaturvedi joined as a faculty member of the Department, followed by Dr. S. Lalitha in 1986. Mr. Vishnu Kumar Srivastava, Mr. R.N. Verma, Mr. Raj Kumar Srivastava, Dr. Ajit Chaturvedi and Dr. Anup Kumar also served the department for a shorter period.
On August 21, 2000, the Department was established as a separate entity from Mathematics,
with Dr. G. S. Pandey appointed as the first Head of Department, alongside Dr. Anoop
Chaturvedi and Dr. S. Lalitha as faculty members.
The department also attained the research calibre by the effort of Prof. Anoop Chaturvedi.
Many research projects including
(i) Control Charts for Auto correlated Observations on Grid
(ii) Sustainable Development: A Mathematical Model
(iii) Joint Big Data project could be successfully completed.
The Department offers courses for Undergraduate, Postgraduate degrees, and a Doctoral program leading to a Ph.D. degree. The UG and PG students are provided a broad foundation and training in statistical theory and applications. Such training has enabled them to earn jobs in government including civil services, Indian Statistical Services etc., all branches of industry, and academia. The Department has a well-equipped computer laboratory with modern computing facilities. The students are provided rigorous training of statistical computing and various statistical software. Presently, this is the first time in history of the Department when there are six faculty members with specialization in different areas of statistics such as Sampling Techniques, Reliability Theory, Bayesian Statistics, Order Statistics, Quality Control, Sequential Analysis, Survival Analysis, Mathematical Demography, Biostatistics and Stochastic Modelling. The Department also provides statistical support to various interdisciplinary branches as per their research needs.