Department of Statistics




Accurate, comprehensive, high-quality data and statistics are central elements of evidence-based public health policy and therefore the section of Vital Statistics and Epidemiology was established in the beginning in All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health. The increasing application of the statistical methods in data analysis and research required bio-statistics to be separated from the Epidemiology as a separate section, the Section of Statistics.

The Section of Statistics in All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health came into existence in the year 1945 and it was subsequently renamed as the Department of Statistics (DOS). Due to persistent economic, social and geographical diversity, the huge variety across different states’ health sectors continues to result in visible disparities in health conditions within India. This variety, therefore, plays an important role in its performance in delivering health services and policies. In addition, a special course viz. Diploma in Health Statistics (DHS) commenced under the Department in the year 1966 with participation of students from India and abroad. Moreover, this Department is engaged in imparting training on Statistics to the students of all postgraduate degree and diploma courses run by the Institute and furthermore, it is supporting statistical surveys, special studies and research activities undertaken by the Institute. Statisticians are the specialists of data evaluation, as it is their expertise that allows them to take complex, mathematical findings of research-related data and translate them into valuable information that is used to make public health decisions by utilizing statistical tools to enhance science and bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Moreover, the department has been working as IT Wing of the Institute and as such taking care of the LAN, WAN, NKN Connectivity, Website Development, Maintenance and Updating of IT facilities, etc.

Teaching Activities

  • Regular Courses Conducted by the Department

  • Diploma in Health Statistics (DHS)

    • Level: Diploma (Post Graduate); Duration: One Year (Full Time)

    • Affiliation/Recognition: West Bengal University of Health Sciences

    • Intake Capacity: 8

  • Involvement in Courses Conducted by other Departments of This Institute

  • Core Course MD (CM) (Post Graduate Degree),

  • MPH (Post Graduate Degree),

  • DPH (PostGraduate Diploma),

  • MVPH (Post Graduate Degree),

  • Dip-Diet (Post Graduate Diploma);

  • DHPE (Post Graduate Diploma)

  • MSc (Applied Nutrition) (Post Graduate Degree)

  • Skill-based training – Sanitary Health Inspector


  • A paper ‘Public health Genomics- an Overview’ by Dr. Bandana Sen, Ex-Director Professor was accepted in the Indian Journal of Hygiene and Public Health.

Other Important Activities

  • All IT related infrastructural and maintenance work, training on IT related matters, website maintenance and uploading of materials, monitoring and management of Computer Network (LAN/WAN), providing support for the operation of Biometric Attendance System etc. have been taken up by the department on regular basis.

  • In order to increase the interaction of the public and relevant target groups with the website of the Institute, the website is revamped recently, and is continuously upgraded for providing information to all stakeholders including MCI related to the AIIH&PH. In line with the instructions of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, necessary actions have been taken up. Security audit of the website and the issue of GIGW compliance has also been taken up with the appropriate authority.

New Initiatives

  • Effort for converting the Department of Statistics in AIIH&PH, Kolkata into the Department of Statistics & Health Informatics

  • In view of the latest changes in the field of public health, statistics and information technology, the necessity for revamping the Department of Statistics was felt and accordingly, the proposal for converting the Department of Statistics in AIIH&PH, Kolkata into the Department of Statistics & Health Informatics had been submitted. The issue was also taken-up with the higher officers in DGHS as well as MOH&FW and accordingly the Course curriculum for new courses under the Department of Statistics and Health Informatics are to be formulated in consultation with the West Bengal University of Health Sciences.

  • Conducting Health Surveys:

  • Sample survey is an integral part of data collection, be in medical research or other discipline. Department of Statistics has planned a well-designed survey to assess the health status of the population of rural and urban practice field area at Singur and Chetla respectively. The survey on one hand will look into the socio-economic aspect and the health status on the other.

  • Supplying information and inculcating awareness for Introduction of Standardization of procedures in the Institute

  • The department actively pursued the issue of standardization of different procedures in the area of administration, health services, manpower management, education, etc. and accordingly proper guidance and appropriate assistance were made available through different instruments like discussion with experts, initiation of proposals, etc.

Project Work & Special Study

  • The project work of DHS – 2018-19 Students on “An Assessment of Awareness and Practice towards Mother & Child Wellness at Rural Practice Field Area, Singur” was undertaken during January-March, 2019 under the supervision and overall guidance of the faculty members. It was presented on 3rd September, 2019.

  • The department has conducted a School Program on ‘Swachha Bharat’ with the DHS students of 2018-19 batch on 11.04.2019 at Charigram Sri Ramakrishna Ashram Adarsha Free Primary School, Raghunathpur.

  • The project work on “Morbidity Status among the employees of AIIH&PH Main Campus” was undertaken by the Students of Skill Based Training – Sanitary Health Inspector, 2019 under the supervision and guidance of the faculty members during July 2019.



 IMG_0001 Shri R K Tiwary

Director-Professor & HOD

M. Sc. ( Statistics ).


Mobile: 9830569566

Area of expertise: Planning, administration, management, IT & Statistics.

 s.shukla_prof_stat Mrs. Shruti Shukla, ISS
M.Sc. (Mathematical Statistics).

Area of expertise: Economic Statistics, Statistical packages like STATA etc. and different programming languages

Ms. Chandrima Das, ISS
Assistant Professor
(from 24.10.2019)
M.Sc. (Statistics)
E-mail: —
Area of expertise: Bio-statistics including Epidemiology, Survival Analysis etc. & different programming software like R,SPSS,Python etc.
Shri SubhrajitSarkar,
Senior Statistical Officer
M.Sc. in Economics
Mobile No.:94333 05466
Area of expertise: : Field-Work for Large Scale Sample Survey, Expertise in Statistical Packages,Survey Methodology and IT etc.
Dr. Shampa Mukherjee (Kundu),
Senior Statistical Officer
Ph.D. (Economics)
Mobile No.:94335 25849
Area of expertise: Field-Work for Large Scale Sample Survey, Survey Methodology, Health Economics, etc.
Shri Subhojit Ghosh
Senior Statistical Officer
M. Com
Mobile No.:98368 02265
Area of expertise: Field-Work for Large Scale Sample Survey, Survey Methodology, Statistical Applications, etc.
 Subrata Majumdar Shri Subrata Majumder

Senior Statistical Officer



Area of expertise: Large Scale Sample survey, Survey Methodology, Administrative Matters etc.


Other Members


Designation Number Activities performed
EDP Staff 4 Electronic Data Processing, IT Support, Field-Support, Documentation, Management of Computer Lab, Software application, Website maintenance, etc.
Stenographer 1 Stenography, Documentation, and Secretarial Service
MTS 2 Support Service



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