RU : Statistics

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019)

by Hla Min

“Statistics” was offered as an Option by the Economics Department, Rangoon University.

Statistics became a separate Department under the Faculty of Social Science.

Statistics later became a Department of the Institute of Economics.

Saya Dr. Sundaram was the first Professor and Head of the Statistics Department.

Saya Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt succeeded Saya Dr. Sundaram.

U Htin Kyaw (Peter) and U Tun Shwe transferred to UCC as Application Programmer/Analyst.

Saya Dr. Myint Tin transferred to CSO.

U Thet Tun, U Kyaw Myint … were key personnel at National Planning and/or CSO.

There are different flavors of Statistics : Parametric, Non-Parametric, Qualitative, Design of Experiment, …
and Domain dependent (Population, Medical, …)

Some basic operations are


One of the early software is SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Science).

Statistics plays an important part in Data Mining, Big Data, Deep Learning, …

In the early days, some RU students graduated with the Triple Maths option : Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics

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