Institute of Statistical Research and Training
ISRT offers 4-year Bachelors degree in Applied Statistics and 1-year Masters in Applied Statistics. Students who are interested can seek admission in Bachelors program after being selected in the admission test under the faculty of science and conducted by the University of Dhaka.
B.Sc. Honors in Applied Statistics:
The B.Sc. Honors course in Applied Statistics is a four years program. It is an integrated program. The examination consists of four parts, one at the end of each academic year. Each student has to take a total of 32 units of the courses (carrying a total marks of 3200) extending over the four academic years. The program includes courses of both theoretical and applied natures, but more emphasize is given on the application of the statistical techniques to real life situations. The course is so designed that, after successful completion of the course, the graduates are equipped to work efficiently and competently in government and non-government organizations, institutions, service departments and other related fields.
A student with high academic attainment in SSC and HSC or equivalent levels with Mathematics as a subject of study is eligible for admission.
The Regulations for admission of the students and the examinations will be the same as those of the B.Sc. Honors Course in the Faculty of Science.
Class Size: 50
Faculty Student Ratio: 1:14
M.Sc. in Applied Statistics:
The Master of Science (M.Sc.) course in Applied Statistics is a one academic year program The M.Sc. examination in Applied Statistics is taken in two groups, namely, General group (Group A) and the Thesis Group (Group B). The total credit unit of the course is eight. A one unit course carries 100 marks while a half unit course carries 50 marks.
A selected number of students will be considered for Thesis Group on the recommendation of the Academic Committee. A thesis student shall be required to submit a thesis carrying 150 marks (120 marks for the thesis and 30 marks for the viva on the thesis).
The other students belonging to Group A have to take a project work and shall be required to submit a project report carrying 50 marks and advanced statistical computing carrying 100 marks.
In addition, each M.Sc. student (Group A and Group B) will be required to give at least one seminar during the academic year. It is a non credit course but compulsory. the qualifying performance in the seminar should be equivalent to minimum 40% marks. The grade to be assigned will be satisfactory or not satisfactory. The examination committee and the available other members of the academic committee will evaluate the performance in the seminars.
The regulations for admission of the students and the examinations will be same as of the M.Sc. course in the Faulty of Science.
Admission in B.Sc. Honors in Applied Statistics:
A general admission test is taken by the Dhaka University authority and any student pursuing to study B.Sc. honors in Applied Statistics has to appear in it.
Admission in M. Sc. in Applied Statistics:
Generally the successful students of the B.Sc. (honors) course in Applied Statistics are allowed to get admitted in the one-year Masters program.
The Institute has a rich library with the latest books of statistics in Bangladesh. It preserves about 15000 copies of books written by world class statisticians, periodicals, journals etc. It is open for all ISRT students and other scholars and researchers who seek information within the scope of our collections. Library hours are 10:00 am to 4:30 pm for Saturday to Wednesday and 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for Thursday. Students can borrow two books at a time for seven days.
Co Curricular Activities:
Students of ISRT participate in various co-curricular activities including Inter-department Cricket and Football tournament, Cultural activities, Debate competition etc. Inter-Department Cricket Tournament is usually held in September-January and Football tournament is held in March-April. ISRT has a student advisor who arranges and manages all these activities with the help of the students.
ISRT offers short training modules for the researchers, practitioners, students and professionals who need a statistical background as well as computing knowledge with the computer using statistical packages like SPSS, SAS, S PLUS. The institute offers various training programs routinely with the availability of the faculty members.
Financial Aid/ ISRT Scholarship:
ISRT provides scholarships to one third of the students in each class according to their results of First, Second and Third years.
Student can consult their hassles facing in academic and nonacademic areas with the student advisor Mr. Mohmmad Lutfor Rahman.
It has two well equipped Computer Laboratories with 55 computers, one for general students and another for research students. Research students enjoys the internet facility regarding their researches. Very few faculties do exit in the entire university providing such latest information technology.
Journal of Statistical Research (JSR) in an official publication of the Institute of Statistical Research and Training since 1970. Since its inception it has been an excellent means of transfer and communication of statistical knowledge for the developing nations across the globe. It publishes original research articles both in theoretical and applied statistics areas. Paper published in the JSR are accepted only through appropriate referring. Neither the editorial board nor the publisher is any way responsible for the opinion expressed in the papers published in the JSR.
The Journal is published twice a year, one in June and the other in December. The areas of interest of this journal covers Mathematical Statistics, Quality control in Industries ,Bio-statistics, Sampling Techniques and Computer intensive statistics with graphics.
Currently the Editor in Chief is A K MD E SALEH, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University of Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Canada, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and the Editor of the journal is M SEKANDER HAYAT KHAN, Institute of Statistical Research and Training, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh Email: email@example.com