One week Training programme for Head of Departments of Statistics:
The NSSTA is organisizing awareness programme for senior faculty from the Departments of Statistics of various universities every year. The objective of this programme is to introduce official statistics in their colleges/universities through their channel of academic forums at the PG level. Through this programme, the University faculty have been exposed to the system of Official Statistics at central and State govt. levels, different data systems available in various areas of Government functioning and to the scope of research in the area of Official Statistics. Participants also had a chance to interact with National Statistical Commission Chairman, Secretary (MOS&PI) and other renowned person in the field of Official Statistics. During the discussions they shared and exchanged their views about various issues of Statistics as a subject like how to increase the popularity of the subject and also how to increase the use of Official Statistics data in the field of research. A programme for Head of Departments/Sr. Professors from various universities has been conducted in 2013-2014 and thirteen professors attended the training programme.
The Programmes broadly focus on Indian Statistical System & its Challenges, Economic Census in India, Industrial Statistics and its use, Conducting Agriculture Census: Indian experience, System of Agriculture Statistics in India and its challenges, India Statistical Strengthening Project(ISS-P), Collection of Statistics Act,2008, Population Census 2011, Challenges and its historical perspective, Understanding National Accounts (SNA-1993) and its challenges, Estimation of state GDP, National Sample Survey Office, and current surveys being conducted by it, Survey Designs of household surveys conducted by NSSO, Monitoring of Millennium Development Goals – Present status; Basic Statistics for Local Level Development (BSLLD), Collection of Health & Demographic Statistics and its challenges; Economic Policies of Government and some key Indicators for monitoring; Special sessions were also organized on Statistical Data Analysis through SPSS. As these training programmes are interaction based, so stress is given on the various issues faced during the process of collection/compilation/Interpretation of statistics in the various sectors.
Interested faculty members may write to NSSTA, well in advance at email rc.NSSTA.email@example.com. Both the trainings are free of cost. Boarding, lodging and travelling cost to the participants are borne by NSSTA.