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About the Department

 

Agricultural Statistics
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“Statistics without agriculture has no roots, Agriculture without statistics has no fruits”:Sir R. A. Fisher, “the father of statistics"

The Department of Agricultural Statistics started its journey along with the formation of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya. Initially the department was included as the Department of Statistics under the University of Kalyani since its establishment in 1961. The present Department of Agricultural Statistics is one of the unique departments of the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya shouldering the responsibility of teaching and research in Statistics, Mathematics & Computer Sciences to all the students across the three Faculties of the university namely, the Faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering to Under Graduate and Post Graduate level students besides providing expertise to almost all the research projects and developmental activities. Following are the characteristics of the department provided in bullet form:

 

Vision & Mission

 

Our future vision includes, other than instilling confidence of Agri-Horti graduates, also to train thousands of farmers/researchers of the state so that they can have knowledge about the modern information system, information kiosk, its uses etc. towards more prosperity through better livelihood. The department of Agricultural Statistics envisages to be a nationally and internationally acclaimed department in the field of statistics and informatics so that the fruits of statistics and related areas reach to the billions users in different fields. In this direction establishment of an institute of excellence is aimed at.

 

Courses Offered

 

1. UG Courses

i) AST-111 Elementary Mathematics Credit (1L+0P)
ii) AST- 258 Elementary Statistics Credit (2L+1P)
iii) AST-311 Advance Statistical Methods I Credit (2L+1P)
iv) AST-361 Advance Statistical Methods II Credit (2L+1P)
v) AST-356 Computer Application and Agri-informatics Credit (1L+1P)

2. M.Sc. Programme

3. Ph.D. Programme

 

Infrastructure/ Facilities

 
Sl.No. Laboratory Facilities Available
1 Computer Lab.-1 (B.Sc Classes) Airconditioned, under CCTV surveillance, well equipped with 45 network computer nodes with a dedicated server, OHP and modern sound and recording system and alternate power backup and internet connectivity
2 Computer Lab.-2 (M.Sc Classes) Airconditioned, under CCTV surveillance with 20 computer nodes under a dedicated server, alternate power backup and internet connectivity.
3 Server Room Airconditioned server room with 2 Servers under CCTV surveillance and alternate power backup and internet connectivity
4 Ph.D.Lab Airconditioned with 8 Computers and Internet connectivity
5 Statistical Practical Lab.(B.Sc) 50 Calculators