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PGDAST - New Programme At IGNOU From January 2017

PGDAST - New Programme At IGNOU From January 2016

With a view to provide education to all without any difference and to ensure that even for those who cannot physically attend colleges, the concept of open university was introduced. The first national Open University in India is the Indira Gandhi National Open University. The university introduced three new courses from January 2016 and one of them is the Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics, which is shortly called as PGDAST. This course is offered by the School of Sciences of the University.

Statistics:

Statistical Techniques deal with acquisition, representation, analysis and interpretation of data. Due to its potential application in different fields like agricultural development, social development and many other fields statistics is an emerging field and the demand for professionals in this field is increasing day after day. This is why the PGDAST course is developed by IGNOU to cater to the requirements of working professionals and graduates, who aspire for employment in different industries.

Aim of PGDAST:

The course aims at providing the hands-on training and knowledge in selected areas of statistics and to accustom the students with the use of statistical tools in the analysis of business, social and industrial data.

Details of the programme:

The programme that extends for 32 credits encompasses 9 courses out of which 6 are core mandatory papers and 3 are meant for students taking up industrial statistics specialization. Here is the list of courses:

Core courses:

  • Foundation in mathematics and statistics
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Probability theory
  • Statistical interface
  • Statistical techniques
  • Basic statistics lab

Courses for industrial statistics specialization:

  • Industrial Statistics – I
  • Industrial Statistics – II
  • Industrial Statistics Lab

Objective of the programme:

IGNOU has introduced the programme with the following objectives:

  • To provide the course takers with the core knowledge needed for statistical applications
  • To acquaint them with the use of statistics in applied sciences and industries
  • To provide hands on training in chosen areas of statistics
  • To provide them with the skills needed for using the suitable software programs in different fields.

Eligibility to apply:

The applicants must be graduates in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% of aggregate marks.

Medium of instruction and course duration:

The medium of instruction in English and the minimum duration of the course is one year, while the students are allowed to complete the course within three years from the date of registration.

Fee details:

The fee is Rs.6000/- for the entire programme.

Special instructions for applicants:

When enrolling for PGDAST programme, candidates should have a look at the following instructions for the first year. The course admission is done in two cycles and they are January Cycle and June Cycle and here is the instruction for both:

Candidates joining in the January cycle can take up the Term End Examination conducted by the university in June. However, they can attempt for only the first four courses mentioned above in June and the remaining can be taken up only in December term examination.

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With a view to provide education to all without any difference and to ensure that even for those who cannot physically attend colleges, the concept of open university was introduced. The first national Open University in India is the Indira Gandhi National Open University. The university introduced three new courses from January 2016 and one of them is the Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics, which is shortly called as PGDAST. This course is offered by the School of Sciences of the University.

Statistics:

Statistical Techniques deal with acquisition, representation, analysis and interpretation of data. Due to its potential application in different fields like agricultural development, social development and many other fields statistics is an emerging field and the demand for professionals in this field is increasing day after day. This is why the PGDAST course is developed by IGNOU to cater to the requirements of working professionals and graduates, who aspire for employment in different industries.

Aim of PGDAST:

The course aims at providing the hands-on training and knowledge in selected areas of statistics and to accustom the students with the use of statistical tools in the analysis of business, social and industrial data.

Details of the programme:

The programme that extends for 32 credits encompasses 9 courses out of which 6 are core mandatory papers and 3 are meant for students taking up industrial statistics specialization. Here is the list of courses:

Core courses:

  • Foundation in mathematics and statistics
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Probability theory
  • Statistical interface
  • Statistical techniques
  • Basic statistics lab

Courses for industrial statistics specialization:

  • Industrial Statistics – I
  • Industrial Statistics – II
  • Industrial Statistics Lab

Objective of the programme:

IGNOU has introduced the programme with the following objectives:

  • To provide the course takers with the core knowledge needed for statistical applications
  • To acquaint them with the use of statistics in applied sciences and industries
  • To provide hands on training in chosen areas of statistics
  • To provide them with the skills needed for using the suitable software programs in different fields.

Eligibility to apply:

The applicants must be graduates in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% of aggregate marks.

Medium of instruction and course duration:

The medium of instruction in English and the minimum duration of the course is one year, while the students are allowed to complete the course within three years from the date of registration.

Fee details:

The fee is Rs.6000/- for the entire programme.

Special instructions for applicants:

When enrolling for PGDAST programme, candidates should have a look at the following instructions for the first year. The course admission is done in two cycles and they are January Cycle and June Cycle and here is the instruction for both:

Candidates joining in the January cycle can take up the Term End Examination conducted by the university in June. However, they can attempt for only the first four courses mentioned above in June and the remaining can be taken up only in December term examination. For those getting admission in June Cycle, the months to take up the tests are December in the same year and June in the next year.

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0 # Jayesh 2018-04-13
Hii , I am from Thirunelveli,Can anyone tell me about complete selection procedure about IITs and NITs and at which time exams for these are conducted?
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0 # Jagan 2018-04-14
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0 # Lakshay 2018-03-06
I am from Mysore, I have scored 82 percentile in CAT this year. Please let me know the colleges where i can get admission
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0 # Aarush 2018-02-20
Hello, I have done B.Sc Honors in Mathematice, am I eligible for MBA, if yes plz suggest MBA colleges in Ramanathapuram
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0 # Pallavi 2018-02-21
Yes, you are eligible for MBA, any graduate can do MBA if one have maths in 12th, find the list of MBA colleges in Ramanathapuram here- MBA in Ramanathapuram
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0 # Vaibhav 2018-02-13
Hello, I want to know about the entrance exam for MBA, also suggest some MBA colleges in Amravati
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0 # Aarav 2018-01-23
Hello, I am from Adilabad I have secured 8,000 rank in NEET, plz let me know whic college I can get
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0 # Shruti 2018-01-24
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0 # Vaibhav 2018-01-23
Hii, plz suggest me What higher studies options are available after completion of MBBS in Seoni?
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0 # Jagan 2018-01-24
On completion of MBBS, for being specialised in a specific field, candidate will have to take up MD or MS course in Seoni with appropriate specialization.
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0 # Aarush Older than three months
Hii, I am from Senapati, I have completed 12th in science stream, looking career in engineering,Tell me about the fee details of best engineering colleges
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
hii, good to see that you are from Senapati, There are very good career opportunities in engineering, you have taken very good decision, but if we talk about fee of best colleges its depend on college to college but the range is Rs. 50,000 to 1,50,000 per year
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0 # Rohan Older than three months
Hello, I am from Bhilwara plz tell me admission to B. Ed to IGNOU is made through entrance test?
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
hii, good to know that you are from Bhilwara, Yes, Admission to B. Ed in IGNOU is made through B. Ed Entrance Test, which is generally conducted during the month of October/September each year.
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0 # Aarav Older than three months
Hello, I am from Aligarh, plz tell me Is there an any degree equivalent to MBA and of same weightage in terms of placement
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
Hii, PGDM is equivalent to MBA, you can do PGDM from any good college of Aligarh, so you can get placement easily
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0 # Harleen Kaur Older than three months
hello sir! Is it good to do PGDAST from IGNOU because later on, in few cases IGNOU candidates aren't eligible.
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