Awantipora- The Department of Mathematical Sciences, Islamic University of Science and Technology today observed ‘National Statistics Day’ on the campus wherein students, scholars and faculty members of the university participated.
National Statistics day is observed every year on June 29 to recognize the contribution of Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of economic planning and statistical development, especially in the post-independence era.
The Chief Guest of the event was Prof. Manzoor Ahmad Malik (Dean Academic Affairs, IUST). He talked in length about the evolution of data science and statistics. “Statistics has relevance in all the scientific studies. In the era of multidisciplinary studies, its importance increased manifold”, he said.
Speaking about the aim of the event, Prof. Fozia Qazi (Head, Department of Mathematical Sciences) said, “Through such events, we intend to popularize the role of statistics in everyday life and raise public awareness, especially among the younger generation, about the importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and sustainable development”.
Discussing the importance of statistics in research, Prof. Mohammad Akbar Khuroo (Dean, School of Sciences, IUST) who was the guest of honour said, “the relevance of mathematical sciences and statistics in research and policy formulation is critical. Statistics are very important for objectivity in any research”.
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