Department : Statistics
HOD : Prof.(Dr.) Monalisha Pattnaik
Designation : Professor & Head
Qualification : MA in Statistics, MA in Mathematics, MBA, MPhil in Statistics, Ph.D. in Statistics (Operations Research), D.Litt. in Management (Supply Chain Management)
Teaching Exp. : 16 years
Phone No. : : +91 8895436436
Email : :,
Message of the HOD

Welcome to the Department of Statistics profile! As the Head of this dynamic and forward-thinking Department, it is my privilege to introduce you to our team and showcase the extraordinary work we do.

At Department of Statistics, we are driven by a shared vision – to be at the forefront of our industry and make a positive impact on the society. We are a diverse group of passionate individuals, each bringing a unique set of skills and expertise to the table. Our collaborative spirit is the bedrock of our success, enabling us to accomplish remarkable feats together.

Our mission is clear: to empower excellence and drive innovation. We believe that every challenge presents an opportunity to excel, and we embrace these opportunities with enthusiasm and determination. Whether it's pioneering research, cutting-edge technologies, or groundbreaking projects, we tackle each endeavour with unwavering commitment.

As a team, we place great emphasis on continuous learning and professional growth. We believe in fostering a supportive environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and exploration. Our commitment to staying abreast of the latest developments in our field allows us to adapt and evolve in a rapidly changing landscape.

Throughout our journey, we have achieved significant milestones that have shaped our Department's identity. But our story is not just about achievements; it's about the people who make it possible. We take immense pride in our team members, whose dedication and passion fuel our collective success.

Moreover, our Department is more than just a workplace; it's a community. We value open communication, mutual respect, and a strong sense of companionship. We celebrate each other's successes and support one another during challenges, fostering an inclusive and positive work environment.

As Head of this Department, I am deeply grateful to work with such an exceptional group of individuals. Together, we have accomplished remarkable feats, and our journey is a testament to our shared commitment to excellence.

I invite you to explore this profile and learn more about the impactful projects, innovative initiatives, and passionate individuals that define the Department of Statistics. I am confident that the future holds even greater opportunities for us to shine as a team and make a meaningful difference.

Thank you for your interest in our Department, and I look forward to our continued growth and success together.
Prof. Monalisha Pattnaik
Head, Department of Statistics

Mission & Vison

To produce Statistics professionals with leadership quality in technology, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

1: To provide state of the art outcome-based teaching/learning practices
2: To develop a research-based education model in Statistics
3: To provide advanced theoretical and practical training in Statistics with a particular specialization to produce high quality professionals.
Infrastructure Facilities
Sl.No Facilities Major Equipments availablet
1 Building 1. Computer
2 Teaching Laboratory 2. LCD /OH Projectors
3 Research Laboratory 3. Photo Copier
4 Computer Laboratories 4. Scaner
5 Seminar Library 5. Printer

Param Shavak Super Computer

The Department of Computer Science and Applications is proud to house the state-of-the-art Param Shavak Super Computer. This powerful computing system, equipped with two multicore CPUs, each boasting a minimum of 12 cores, offers a peak computing power ranging from 2 to 5 Tera-Flops, making it an invaluable asset for our academic and research endeavors. With 64 GB of RAM and 8 TB of storage, it accelerates data processing and storage capacity, facilitating advanced computational research. The addition of an NVIDIA GP 100 accelerator card further enhances its capabilities. The Param Shavak comes pre-loaded with parallel programming development tools and resource management utilities, simplifying the execution of complex simulations and computations. Our department takes pride in providing students, researchers, and faculty members with an indigenous HPC portal, CHReME, and an applications interface, Onama, offering easy access to a suite of HPC applications tailored to various scientific domains, from bioinformatics to computational fluid dynamics. What sets the Param Shavak apart are its userfriendly features, including pre-loaded parallel programming development tools, resource management utilities, and the convenience of the indigenous HPC portal. Moreover, the system comes pre-packaged with a suite of HPC applications catering to various domains such as bioinformatics, molecular dynamics, materials science, quantum chemistry, atmospheric modeling, and computational fluid dynamics, making it an indispensable tool for groundbreaking research and simulations across a multitude of scientific disciplines.

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( Param Shavak Super Computer )

MOU Signed

The Department has signed two significant Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) to advance computer education and research. The first MOU, in 2015, involved a partnership with IIT Bombay and was funded by the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. This initiative aimed to provide software training through spoken tutorials. The second MOU, established in 2017, was with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, and was funded by the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan(RUSA), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. This collaboration focused on installing and deploying "PARAM Shavak," a high-performance computing solution, enhancing the University's computing capabilities for advanced research and training to students, research scholars and faculties of the University .

CSR Fund Received

The Department received two significant CSR funds in 2022. The first sponsorship, amounting to Rs. 27,25,865, was provided by the CSR Department of JSW Bhushan Power & Steel Limited, Rengali, Sambalpur, with the aim of supporting the development of a new computer Training Centre. The second sponsorship, totaling Rs. 10,00,000, was generously contributed by UCO Bank's General Administrative Department, Zonal Office, Ainthapali Road, Sambalpur, with a specific focus on establishing a computer Training Centre tailored to the needs of SC/ST students. These funds signify a meaningful partnership between industry and academia, enhancing educational opportunities in computer science and applications for the benefit of students at Sambalpur University, with a particular emphasis on empowering underprivileged communities.