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Updated on 13 Oct, 2016

Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGDAST)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 6,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


 Graduate in any discipline from any recognised University/Institution/Organisation with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

 Statistical Techniques deal with acquisition, representation, analysis and interpretation of data. Statistics is an emerging field and the demand for statistics professionals is increasing by the day due to its applications potential in several fields such as rural and urban planning, data monitoring, natural resources management, management of industrial and business problems and social and agricultural development, etc. The PG Diploma in Applied Statistics Programme (PGDAST) has been developed to cater to the needs of working professionals and graduates aspiring for employment in industries (e.g., software, pharmaceutical industries) National Laboratories, R & D Organisations and Academic Institutions.

The programme aims to provide the knowledge and hands-on training in selected areas of statistics and to acquaint the learners with the use of statistical tools in the analysis of industrial, social and business data.
Programme Objectives:
The Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics is proposed with the objectives to:
• provide learners with the core knowledge required for statistical applications,
• familiarise the real life problems to the learners and promote them to the use of statistics in Applied Sciences and Industries,
• provide hands on training in the selected areas of Statistics,
• equip them with the skills of using appropriate softwares for statistical applications in various fields.

This programme is especially useful for the working professionals in R&D and Quality Control divisions in Industries, Commerce and Management departments of various Universities/Institutes, who are interested in updating their knowledge in Statistics. It would also help fresh Graduates, who wish to continue their education and are interested in getting into the field of Applied Statistics.

Click here for Formulae and Statistical Tables Booklet


Infrastructural and Human Resource for the Laboratory Work
A.      List of laboratory courses and experiments

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List of experiments
B.      Requirements for the practical sessions at the study centres: Click here

C.      List of approved study centres: Click here 

For the following, please visit the website of the respective Regional Centres
a)      List of approved Study Centres under a Regional Centre
b)      List of Approved Counsellors for the Study Centres under the Regional Centre
c)      Schedule of the conduct of Laboratory Courses at the Study Centres under the Regional Centre
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