# Prospective Students

ISRT offers 4-year undergraduate program (bachelors degree) and 1-year graduate program (masters degree) in Applied Statistics. Students usually enter into the undergraduate program through the Faculty of Science.

**BS Honors in Applied Statistics**

The B.S. honors course in Applied Statistics is an integrated four-year program. The program includes courses of both theoretical and applied nature, but more emphasis is given on the applications of the statistical techniques to real life situations. The course is so designed that after successful completion, the graduates are equipped to work efficiently and completely in government and non-government organizations, research organizations, service departments and other related fields.

The examination consists of four parts, one at the end of each academic year. Each student has to take a total of 140 credits over four academic years. These include 107 credits of theoretical courses, 22 credits of computing courses and 8 credits of oral. For theoretical courses, 25 credits will be from courses of other disciplines such as Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, etc. Thirty percent marks of the theoretical courses and forty percent marks of the computing courses will be allotted for in-course examination.

A student with high academic attainment in S.S.C and H.S.C. or equivalent levels with Mathematics as a subject of study is eligible for admission. The regulations for admission of the students and the examinations will be same as those of the B.S. honors courses in the Faculty of Science.

**MS in Applied Statistics**

The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Applied Statistics is a one academic year program. The minimum requirement for the admission to this program is the successful completion of the B.Sc. Honours degree in Applied Statistics. The regulations for the admission and the examinations will be the same as those of the M.S. courses in the Faculty of Science. There are two types of course designs available for the M.S. program in Applied Statistics:

Group A : M.S. degree based only on course work.

Group B : M.S. degree based on course work and thesis.

Total units for Group A and Group B are 6.0 and 6.5, respectively. Each unit corresponds to 100 marks. Students of both groups must take 4.0 units of theoretical courses of which 2.0 units are compulsory and remaining are elective. For elective part, students can choose four half unit courses from the list of optional courses. The choice of optional courses will depend on the availability of teaching faculties of the institute. In addition, there will be a half unit oral comprehensive course. The remaining units are distributed as follows:

- Group A: Students from Group A are required to take two statistical computing courses (AST 530 and AST 531) each of which is a half unit course and prepare a project report (AST 550) which will be a half unit course (40% weight of project report will be allotted for presentation and remaining 60% will be allotted for report evaluation).
- Group B: A selected number of students will be considered for Group B. Students from Group B are required to submit a thesis and defend it (AST 551). The course will carry 1.5 units of which 1.0 unit (100 marks) will be for thesis evaluation and the remaining for thesis presentation. Students of Group B must take the comprehensive statistical computing course (AST 532) which will be a half unit course. It is expected that all thesis students actively participate in seminars organized by the institute.

Each M.S. student (Group A and Group B) will be required to give at least one seminar during the academic year. It is a non-credit course but compulsory. The grade to be assigned will be Satisfactory or Not-Satisfactory. The internal members of the examination committee and the other available members of the academic committee will evaluate the performance in the seminars. In theoretical courses, 20% marks will be allotted for in-course examination and no in–course examination for Statistical Computing courses. In-course evaluation will be made by course teacher in the class, on the basis of continuous assessment and/or examination.

**Admission procedure**

Note that, this is for information purpose only. For detailed information you should contact with the registrar office.

Students completing the SSC and HSC in science group having at least a total of 1300 marks are eligible for the admission test. Admission schedule is announced through national newspapers generally in March-April. Studets are to appear before the test where the questions are given in an MCQ format.

A general admission test is taken by the Dhaka University authority and any student pursuing to study B.Sc. honors in Applied Statistics has to appear in it. Admission seekers, for more information, are advised to contact through the following e-mail address: The Registrar, University of Dhaka e-mail duregstrbangla [dot] net

Generally the successful students of the B.Sc. (honors) course in Applied Statistics are allowed to get admitted in the one-year Masters program.

**Admission Requirements**

Students of science group passed SSC and HSC in first division having at least a total of 1300 marks in SSC and HSC.

Students must have 50% marks in Mathematics or Statistics in HSC examination to get admission in Honors in Applied Statistics.