The Department of Statistics began functioning in 1981 with the introduction of the Under Graduate course in Mathematics. The first faculty member was Prof. Jayaraj whose exemplary service is remembered with gratitude. Statistics is offered as a Complementary Course for students of the B. Sc. Mathematics programme. The department also offers an Add-on course on “Data Analysis Using Statistical Techniques.” Currently the department has one faculty member, namely Dr. Seema S. Nair.