It is a branch of mathematics that deals with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data.


Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Clear Class XII in Any Stream with Maths Pursue B.A./B.Sc in Statistics/ B.Stats/ Applied Statistics for 3-4 years Pursue M. A./ M.Sc in Statistics /M.Stats for 2 years Pursue Ph.D for 3-5 years
Path 2
Clear Class XII in Science with Maths Pursue B.Sc Medical Sociology for 3 years - Pursue Ph.D for 3-5 years

Personality Traits

  1. Good reasoning ability
  2. Persistence & ability to apply principles to new types of problems
  3. Mathematical aptitude
  4. Flexible, curious & disciplined mind
  5. Good background in computers
  6. Intellectual creativity, patience
  7. Attention to detail

Job Prospects

  1. Public Sector Organizations
  2. Financial Institutions
  3. Major corporate conglomerates
  4. Private companies
  5. Indian Statistical Services
  6. Indian Economic Services
  7. Colleges/ Universities

Prominent Colleges

  • Institute
  • Indian Statistical Institute (Multiple Locations)
  • Fergusson College, Pune
  • St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  • Hindu College, New Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
  • Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Presidency College, Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur