East West University A Sub-project of Department of Applied Statistics under the HEQEP, UGC Bangladesh.
To meet the globalization challenges raising higher education quality to the world standard is essential. Bangladesh Govt. has taken initiatives to develop the quality of tertiary education. Govt. plans to prepare university graduates in such way that they can successfully compete in the context of international knowledge society.
Professor M. M. Shahidul Hassan, PhD Vice Chancellor
M. Ataharul Islam, Ph.D Professor, Department of Applied Statistics, SPM, HEQEP Sub-Project (CP-3293)
Department of Applied Statistics, EWU
The Department of Applied Statistics has started its journey from the year 2012 and it is approved by the University Grant Commission (UGC) in the year 2011. The founder of this department is Professor Dr. M. Moslehuddin, Advisor & Coordinator, Department of Applied Statistics, Member of Board of Trustees, East West University. In the beginning it has few number students but with the increasing demand of statistics everywhere in Bangladesh, currently this department has about 150 students.
To launch this department in a private university was very challenging so this is not too much to say that it is a pioneer department for every private university. It is concentrating not only in teaching and learning purpose but it has also many research activities.
The scope of research works under this department is increasing very faster. As the department has awarded an Academic Innovation Fund (AIF III) of 150 lakh under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) of the University Grant Commission with the sub-project (CP-3293) titled Covariate Dependent Models for Correlated Outcomes in Longitudinal Data Analysis which is solely used for the development and for enlarging research activities in this department.
In today’s world the demand of actuaries is nothing to talk about. So this department has set a milestone by initiating a Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science. Consequently, the field of expertise of this department is rising day by day.