Statistics

INTRODUCTION

The subject of Statistics was first introduced at Government College Lahore in 1955 under the auspices of Ch. Sultan Buksh who was the Chairperson of the Department of Mathematics. In 1956, the Department of Mathematics was renamed as the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, under the Chairpersonship of Dr. Lal Muhammad Chawla, a prominent Educationist and Mathematician. The teaching of Statistics was limited to Degree classes in those days.

The Department of Statistics started working independently in 1964. Prof. Sher Muhammad Chaudhry was appointed as Chairperson. Under his guidance, the Department continued to progress and the Postgraduate Programme was launched in 1987. Mr. Abdul Sabur took over charge as Chairperson and served the Department from 1990 to 1998. Prof. Dr. Khalid Pervaiz recently retired as Professor having served the Department for more than 03 decades.

The Department has been organizing refresher courses for teachers of Statistics for many years. In 1986, a Summer School was also organized to train Postgraduate teachers in Statistics. The Department is also rendering invaluable services to the Directorate of Staff Development (DSD), the Pakistan Institute of Statistical Training and Research (PISTAR), the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), the Educational Management Education Information System (EMIS) and the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.

The Department also imparts instructions to faculty members from other Departments such as the Departments of Botany, Computer Science, Economics, Management Studies, Physics, Psychology and Clinical Psychology. MPhil and PhD Programmes were launched at the Department in 1999.

Our mission is to develop market oriented teaching and research of Applied/Theoretical Statistics for the enhancement of Economy, Health, Industry and Agricultural sectors.

FACILITIES

The Department holds following sophisticated labs with state-of-the-art equipment:

Library

The GCU Library offers easy access to all research material and books on unique topics. The Statistics Section of the Library holds numerous updated research journals and publications catering to almost every need of students conducting research or preparing assignments. This Section of the Library stocks more than 5,000 books at present.

Research

The Department of Statistics has been publishing its research journal “Journal of Statistics” since 1993. The ISSN of the research journal is 1684-8403. The Editorial Board comprises eminent educationists. Prominent scholars are regular subscribers to the Journal. The Journal is approved by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).

Research Groups

Following research groups are actively working in the Department of Statistics:

    • Statistical Inference
    • Bio Statistics
    • Industrial Statistics
    • Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
    • Econometric Models
    • Probability Distributions

Statistics Society

The Statistics Society was established in 1987 to solve the problems of students and to encourage academic and co-curricular activities at the Department. The Society arranges Seminars on different topics by eminent professionals on a regular basis.

Statistics Laboratory

The department has set up its own well equipped Computer Lab divided into two sections. Latest Statistical Packages like SPSS, MATHEMATICA, E-VIEWS, STATISTICA, STATA, MINITAB and R-Language etc. are available in this Laboratory. A section of the Lab is reserved for MPhil and PhD students; the other is reserved for BSc (Hons) students.

Seminars, Lectures, Workshops

 

The Department of Statistics has always been regular in organizing research and learning activities. The Department has been organizing seminars of prominent Statisticians. Our participants include Prof. Dr. Kazim Khan (Kent State University, USA), Prof. Dr. A.Z. Memon, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hanif Mian and Prof. Dr. G.R. Pasha. The Department also has the honour of successfully holding a National and an International Conference on Statistical Sciences with special reference to Survival Data Analysis.

Future Prospects

A Higher Degree in the subject of Statistics in the need of the day. Degree holders can join departments in the public and private sectors like Education, Provincial and Federal Bureau of Statistics, State Bank of Pakistan, Agriculture Census and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Medical Colleges and Hospitals as Bio-Statisticians, Marketing Research Organizations etc.

Academic Programmes

 The Department of Statistics offers BSc (Hons.), MPhil and PhD Degree Programmes.

Courses

  • B.Sc (Hons.) Statistics
  • M.Sc Statistics
  • M.Phil Statistics
  • PhD Statistics
Year – 1
Semester – I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
STAT – 1101 Introductory Statistics 3
Semester – II
STAT – 1201 Introduction to Probability Distributions 3
Year – 2
Semester – III
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
STAT – 2201 Applied Statistics 3
Semester – IV
STAT – 2101 Basic Statistical Inference 3
STAT – 2202 Statistical Packages – I (MS Excel & SPSS) 3
Year – 3
Semester – V
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
STAT – 3101 Probability and Probability Distribution – I 3
STAT – 3102 Sampling Techniques – I 3
STAT – 3103 Non-Parametric Methods 3
STAT – 3104 Design and Analysis of Experiments – I 3
STAT – 3105 Regression Analysis (Linear Models) 3
STAT – 3106 Statistical Packages – II (STATISTICA & MINITAB) 2
Semester – VI
STAT – 3201 Probability and Probability Distribution – II 3
STAT – 3202 Sampling Techniques – II 3
STAT – 3203 Design and Analysis of Experiments – II 3
STAT – 3204 Econometrics 3
STAT – 3205 Population Studies 3
STAT – 3206 Statistical Packages – III (E–Views & MATHEMATICA) 3
Year – 4 
Semester – VII

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

STAT – 4101 Statistical Inference – I 3
STAT– 4101P Statistical Inference – I 1
STAT – 4102 Survey and Research Methods 3
STAT – 4299 Research Project/Internship 3
Elective – I 3
Elective – II 3
Any Two of the following courses
STAT-4103 Actuarial Statistics I 3
STAT-4104 Bio-Statistics 3
STAT-4105 Operations Research 3
STAT-4106 Statistical Quality Control 3
STAT-4107 Stochastic Process 3
Semester – VIII
STAT – 4201 Statistical Inference – II 3
STAT – 4202 Applied Multivariate Analysis 3
STAT– 4201P Statistical Inference – II 1
STAT – 4209 Multivariate with Softwares (STATISTICA & MINITAB) 1
STAT – 4299 Research Project/Internship 3
Elective – III 3
Elective – IV 3
Any Two of the following courses
STAT-4203 Actuarial Statistics II 3
STAT-4204 Categorical Data Analysis 3
STAT-4205 Reliability Analysis 3
STAT-4206 Survival Analysis 3
STAT-4207 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting 3
STAT-4208 Bayesian Statistics 3
STAT-4210 Statistical Computing Using R 3

  Allied Courses

Year – 1
Semester – I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
STAT – 1101 Introductory Statistics 3
Semester – II
STAT – 1201 Introduction to Probability Distributions 3
Year – 2
Semester – III

Course Code

Course Title Credit Hours
STAT – 2201 Applied Statistics 3
Semester – IV
STAT – 2101 Basic Statistical Inference 3
Year-1
Semester-I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
STAT-301 Probability and Probability Distributions—I

3

STAT-302 Sampling Techniques—I

3

STAT-303 Design and Analysis of Experiments—I

3

STAT-304 Statistical Methods

3

STAT-305 Computer Languages and Packages (R, MS Office, SPSS)

2

STAT-301P Probability and Probability Distributions—I

1

STAT-302P Sampling Techniques—I

1

STAT-303P Design and Analysis of Experiments—I

1

STAT-304P Statistical Methods

1

Semester-II
STAT-351 Probability and Probability Distributions—II

3

STAT-352 Sampling Techniques—II

3

STAT-353 Design and Analysis of Experiments—II

3

STAT-354 Econometrics

3

STAT-355 Non Parametric Methods

2

STAT-351P Probability and Probability Distributions—II

1

STAT-352P Sampling Techniques—II

1

STAT-353P Design and Analysis of Experiments—II

1

STAT-354P Econometrics

1

Year-2
Semester-III
STAT-401 Statistical Inference—I

3

STAT-402 Multivariate Analysis

2

STAT-403 Research Methods

3

STAT-404 Bio Statistics*

3

STAT-405 Time Series and Forecasting*

3

STAT-401P Statistical Inference—I

1

STAT-402P Multivariate Analysis

1

STAT-499 Thesis/Internship/Project

3

Semester – IV
STAT-451 Statistical Inference—II

3

STAT-452 Population Studies

2

STAT-453 Statistical Quality Control

3

STAT-454 Survival Analysis

3

STAT-451P Statistical Inference—II

1

STAT-452P Population Studies

1

STAT-499 Thesis/Internship/Project

3

* Student may opt any one of the two courses. Any one of two courses may be offered on the availability of the teacher

Year – 1

Semester – I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

STAT – 7101

Multivariate Analysis

3

STAT – 7102

Sampling Techniques

3

STAT – 7103

Survey Research Methods 1

3

STAT – 7105

Data Analysis using Computer Softwares

3

STAT – 7106

Distribution Theory

3

STAT – 7107

Statistical Analysis using R

3

STAT – 7213

Bio-Statistics

3

Semester – II (course 12 credit hours will be studied)

STAT – 7104

Statistical Theory

3

STAT – 7201

Statistical Quality Control

3

STAT – 7202

Time Series Analysis

3

STAT – 7203

Contingency Table Analysis

3

STAT – 7204

Applied Regression Analysis

3

STAT – 7205

Casual Models

3

STAT – 7206

Linear Statistical Models

3

STAT – 7207

Regression Methods

1.5

STAT – 7208

Survival Data Analysis

1.5

STAT – 7209

Generalized Linear Models

3

STAT – 7210

Categorical Data Analysis

3

STAT – 7211

Industrial Statistics

1.5

STAT – 7212

Survival Models

3

STAT – 7214

Bayesian Statistics

3

STAT – 7215

Reliability Theory

3

NOTE:

1- Any one of STAT-7103 or STAT-7104

2- Any one of STAT-7202 or STAT-7203

3- Any one of STAT-7204 or STAT-7205

Year – 2
Semester – III & IV
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
STAT – 7499 Thesis 12

PhD Statistics

The PhD (Statistics) Programme is being offered to male and female candidates:

ELIGIBILITY FOR Ph.D ADMISSION

  • A candidate holding MS/MPhil/Equivalent Degree in Statistics with minimum 30 credit hour (24 credit hours of course work and 06 credit hour of research work/Thesis) form any HEC recognized University  with minimum 3.00/4.00 CGPA (In semester system) or  60% marks (in Annual Programme).

  • All candidates must have qualified GAT Subject test with valid result of minimum 60 marks conducted by NTS.

 APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

  • Interested candidate are advised to contact the supervisor of the Department concerned and seek his/her consent.
  • Admission form can be downloaded from the GCU website www.gcu.edu.pk
  • Duly filled in application form with relevant documents, research proposal and a bank draft of Rs. 550/- in favor of Treasurer, GCU Lahore must be attached and submitted in the Registrar Office during office hours.
Semester – I (Any three courses will be studied)
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
STAT – 8101 Probability Distributions and Survival Analysis 3
STAT – 8102 Time Series Models and Econometrics 3
STAT – 8103 Fertility and Population Studies 3
STAT – 8104 Ordered Random Variables 3
STAT – 8105 Mixed Models 3
STAT – 8106 Research 3
Semester – II (Any three courses will be studied)
STAT – 8201 Calibrated Estimators in Sampling 3
STAT – 8202 Reliability Analysis 3
STAT – 8203 Quantitative Methods 3
STAT – 8204 Quality Management

and Quality Assurance

3
STAT – 8205

Accuracy, Bias and Non-response in Surveys

3
STAT – 8206 Selected Topics in Economics

3

FACULTY

Dr. Sohail Akhtar*

Designation:
Chairperson & Associate Professor

Dr. Jamal Abdul Nasir*
PhD, PGD, MPhil, MSc Demography

Designation:
Associate Professor

Dr. Hina Khan
PhD (GCUL)

Designation:
Associate Professor

Dr. Nighat Zahra, 
(Thammasat University, Thailand)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Amina Shahzadi, (on leave)
MPhil. (PU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. Muhammad Kashif Ali Shah,
PhD (Thammasat University, Thailand)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. Tahir Abbas Malik,
P.hD. (Xiamen University, China)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. Abdur Razzaque Mughal,
PhD (Northern University of Malaysia)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Yasar Mahmood, (on leave)
M.Phil (GCUL)

Designation:
Lecturer

Maliha Butt,
M.Phil (GCUL)

Designation:
Lecutrer

Shan E Fatima,
M.Phil (GCUL)

Designation:
Lecturer

Inam ul Haq,
MSc (PU)

Designation:
Visiting Lecturer

Dr. Muhammd Shahzad Chaudhary,
PhD (NCBA & E)

Designation:
Visiting Lecturer

Mr. Mustansar Aatizaz Amjad
MPhil (QAU)

Designation:
Visiting Lecturer

Mr. Hussain Ali
MPhil (IUB)

Designation:
Visiting Lecturer

Sadia Rafaqat
B.Sc. (Honors) (UOG)

Designation:
Research Assistant