General Info

It was 38 years back in 1975, the Institute invited discussions in various apex forums for establishing the discipline of Biostatistics by creating an independent Department of Medical Biometrics, accordingly the 15th Institute Advisory Committee meeting held in March 1975, had recommended pooling all the Statisticians in the institute and bringing them under an independent Department with Professor of Biometrics as the Head. Subsequently, in the year 1987, a faculty in the discipline had joined as Associate Professor of Biometrics and was temporarily placed in the Department of Preventive & Social Medicine till an independent Division of Biometrics became functional in the year 2001. Since very inception in March 1987, the Division of Biometrics had been actively involved in teaching Biostatistics-Demography to all Undergraduates; Biostatistics-Research Methodology to Postgraduate Medical & Paramedical students; apart from regular consultations and guidance to Postgraduate, PhD scholars, Faculty and Staff of the Institute to help designing research protocols-projects, analyzing data for interpreting results and writing communications. During the past five years, the load of teaching and research consultations has increased immensely. Therefore, since January 2011, an independent full-fledged Department of Medical Biometrics and Informatics has become operational along with initiation of the process of upgrading the existing infrastructure and facilities.