- 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.
- Saya Dr. Myint Tin transferred to CSO.
- U Htin Kyaw (Peter Wun) and U Tun Shwe transferred to UCC as Application Programmer/Analyst.
- U Thet Tun and U Kyaw Myint were key personnel at National Planning and CSO.
- In the early days, some Rangoon University students (e.g. U Soe Myint, Chief Editor of Guardian, GBNF) graduated with the Triple Mathematics (Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics) option.