Prof. Vandana Upadhyay


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  1. Faculty of Basic Sciences
  2. Department of Statistics
  3. Year of Inception : October 2021
  4. Brief history of the Department


The Department of Statistics made its beginning in October 2021 under the stewardship of Prof. Vandana Upadhyay as the Coordinator, an academician and educator from the Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh. In the history of Rajiv Gandhi University, the teaching of the subject Statistics began for the first time in Post Graduate level as M.Sc. programme. Another important activity that has taken place in the department in 2022 is the opening of the Ph.D. programme. At present, Dr. Ningthoukhongjam Vikimchandra Singh is the faculty member who is responsible for both teaching and research.

The department has hosted Prof. Prof. Gyan Prakash Singh (BHU), Prof. S.K. Singh (BHU), Prof. Kishore Kumar Das (Guwahati University), Prof. Indranil Mukhopadhyay (ISI, Kolkata) and Dr. Piyush Kant Rai (BHU) as visiting Professors in the department of Statistics. These visiting Professors have been regularly engaging the students in their M.Sc. programme.

The main objective of the Department has been to impart socially relevant education at the Post Graduate level by judicious mix of theory and empiricism. The course of study and research offering of the department has been designed to meet this objective. The faculty members of the Department have been deeply involved in the study of different developmental issues, especially in regard to the North Eastern Region. The specific issues that have attracted research attention are Spatial Statistics, Spatio-Temporal Statistics, Disease mapping.




Name Highest Degree/Designation Specialized Area of Research
Dr.Vandana Upadhyay Ph.D/Professor and Coordinator Labour and Employment, Gender and Population Economics
Dr. Ningthoukhongjam Vikimchandra Singh Ph.D/Assistant Professor Spatial Statistics, Spatio-Temporal Statistics, Disease mapping.


  1. Seminars/Conferences/Symposia/Any other programme, including special lectures organized by the Department.


  1. A three-day workshop on Statistics and Data Handling through Excel and SPSS (For Faculty and Researcher) was held in the Department of Economics from 18th to 20th May, 2022. The workshop was jointly organized by the Center for Development Studies, Department of Economics, Department of Statistics and Department of Zoology, RGU. Resource persons had come from renowned Universities of India.


  1. List of Publication of individual faculty members.


Articles in Journals


  1. Maibam Sanju Meetei, Heisnam Shanjit Singh, Rakesh Sharma, Ningthoukhongjam Vikimchandra Singh. (2022). Theoretical Modelling and Simulation of Circular Diaphragm-based Comb Drive Capacitive Pressure Sensor (CD-CDCPS). International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology,70(5), 37-45.


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Research Journals

Ningthoukhongjam Vikimchandra Singh
Assistant Professor


Department of Statistics

Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India

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