IMS Sponsored Minimeeting on

 “Statistics in Social Science and Agricultural Research”

December 20-21, 2003

Santiniketan, India

Venue : Conference Hall, Hotel Unique Palace , Santiniketan




20th December, 2003



: 8.30 –9.00 a.m.


:  9.00 – 9.30 a.m.


Technical Session I 

  9.30 –10.45 a.m.    

:  Chairman : Prof. A.K.Basu, Calcutta University, India

   Speakers  :  1)   Prof. H.J.Vaman, Bangalore University, India

                            “Post-partum Amenorrhoea and Lactation: A     

                             Statistical Study”

2)      Prof. S.N.Dwivedi, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

“Use of Hierarchical Models in analysis of  public health data”

3)      Prof. T.S.K. Moothathu, University of Kerala, India “Statistical methods for comparative studies in social sciences: Measures of inequality”.

Coffee break

:   10.45 – 11.00 a.m.


Technical Session II

11.00 a.m. –12.45 p.m.

:   Chairman : Prof. H.J.Vaman, Bangalore University, India

:    Speakers    1)   Prof. K.R.Sundaram, All India Institute of Medical sciences, New Delhi, India

                              “Maximum likelihood methods for the analysis of medical and social science research data with quantal responses”.

2)      Prof. P.Lahiri, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

“Small Area Estimation”

3)      Dr. A.K.Chattopadhyay, Calcutta University, India “Social and Occupational Mobility: A review”


Lunch break

12.45 – 1.30 p.m.



Technical Session III

1.30 –3.00 p.m.


:     Chairman :    Prof. K.S Rao, Andhra University, India

:      Speakers  :   1)   Prof. A.K.Basu, Calcutta University,India

“ARCH  Processes and their applications in stock return data”

2)       Prof. S.B.Bagchi, University of Burdwan, India  “On some probability distributions related to weighted social network”

3)       Dr. S. Sen Roy, Calcutta University, India

“Crop forecasting using time series data”

4)       Sri  R.K.Das, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, India “Customer satisfaction: An overview from the banking sectors in India”

5)       Anirban Singha, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, India “Choice of Estimators for the population mean of some characteristics based on multivariate data


Coffee break

:  3.00 – 3.45 p.m.


Technical Session IV

3.15-5.30 p.m.

:  Chairman   :    Prof.  M Vivekananda Murty, Andhra   

                           University, India

:   Speakers   :     1)   Prof. R.M. Panda, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya (BCKV), India

                                  “A stability study of EOQ model under complete inspection”

2)         Dr. Swaraj Mukhopadhyay, BCKV, India

“Time series modeling and Forecasting of wheat production in West Bengal”

3)         Dr. Banjul Bhattacharya, BCKV, India

“A stochastic model to study inter-arrival time for dry land wet years of monsoon rainfall”:

4)         Dr. Manas Kumar Sanyal, BCKV, India

“Use of ARIMA model on rice production in Birbhum District”

5)         Dr. P K Sahu, BCKV , India                  “Prediction in production of pulses to meet the nutritional requirement of human beings”

6)         Dr. P C Koley, Visva-Bharati, India “Application of Statistics in genetic analysis of qualitative and quantitative characters”


Question Answer Session

5.30 –6.00 p.m.

                               Prof. K S Rao , Prof. Vivekananda Murty, Prof. A K   

                               Basu, Prof. S N Dwivedi

Cultural programme

:  6.15 – 8.15 p.m.



:  8.15 – 9.15 p.m.




21st  Dec, 2003



Technical Session V


 : Chairman : Prof. P Lahiri, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

8.45-10.45 a.m.

Speakers :

  1. Prof. M Vivekananda Murty, Andhra University, India                                                                            “ Stochastic modeling for ages at marriage and Sterilization”.
  2. Prof. Y P Chaubey, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada   “On a comparison of randomized response technique and group response technique for eliciting sensitive information”
  3. Prof. K S Rao, Andhra University, India                              “Stochastic Modeling of unemployment in a region”
  4. Prof. K Ghosh, Calcutta University, India  “Statistics in clay mineralogy”


Coffee break

: 10.45- 11.00 a.m.


Technical session VI

 Chairman : Prof. Y P Chaubey , Concordia University,

                     Montreal , Canada

11.00 a.m. -12.30 p.m.

Speakers :

  1. Prof. S P Mukherjee, University of Calcutta, India
  2. Prof. Ashis Sengupta , Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta , India

Lunch break

12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.


Technical Session VII

Followed by Tutorials

Chairman : Prof. T S K Moothathu , University of Kerala, India

1.30-4.30 p.m.

Speakers :

  1. Prof. N C Mondal, Visva-Bharati, India                               “Use of Statistics by Plant Pathologists in India”
  2. Prof. K M B Rahim , Visva-Bharati, India
  3. Dr. P S Munsi, Visva-Bharati, India
  4. Dr. A Pal , Visva-Bharati, India
  5. Dr. S B Mukhopadhyay, Visva-Bharati, India


  1. “Use of Statistical Package” Dr. A K Chottopadhyay, Calcutta University, India
  2. “Use of Non Parametric tests”  Prof. K R Sundaram. AIIMS, New Delhi, India
  3.  “Cluster Sampling technique” Sri A Sarkar,                       Visva-Bharati, India



Coffee break


4.30-4.40    p.m.


Question Answer

4.40-5.30 p.m.

Prof. S P Mukherjee, Prof. Ashis Sengupta, Prof. H J Vaman,

Prof. Moothathu, Prof. K R Sundaram


                             Concluding remarks by the organizer  Dr.DBhattacharya


The programme is tentative and may be changed due to unavoidable reasons.