What is it?
Statistics is a branch of mathematics that deals with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data.
The job of a Statistician is to collect, verify and interpret data and use the same to solve problems in a wide variety of fields. The requirement of a statistician is in every field right from government departments to international events.Statistics require the analytical and comprehension ability to interpret numerical data and explain to the common public what the numbers mean and how it can be beneficial to the common man.
Eligibility and Admission process:
For undergraduate course in Statistics, candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in the subjects Physics, Maths plus any one of the following: Chemistry, Statistics, Computer Science.
For admission to MSc courses students who have passed B. Sc./ B. A. , with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects , or has passed B. Sc in Computer Science with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate, are considered eligible.
Some Universities and Institutes conduct specific entrance tests to gauge the aptitude of the aspirants. These are only general information regarding the eligibility criteria and it would be good if the aspirants check with the concerned institutions and universities regarding their admission criteria and procedure.
BSc and MSc Statistic courses are available in most universities across India. The duration of a normal undergraduate program is three years and that of post graduate course is two years.
Statisticians should have good reasoning ability, mathematical aptitude and be able to reason logically . Now a days computers are used extensively so good knowledge in computers is required.
A qualified statistician will find job opportunities in Government organisations and Private institutions.
The various fields in which statisticians can work are:
Government Statistics work
Scientific Research work
Colleges and Universities
Indian Statistical Service (ISS)