Central Department of Statistics, Tribhuvan University is the sole department in Nepal which offers and produce Master's Degree holders in Statistics as well as PhD in Statistics.
Central Department of Statistics was established in 1972 with its first Head of the Department, Prof. B. N. Nagnur of Karnatak University, India . In its early developing phase, Indian Co-operation Mission supported M.Sc. Statistics program with distinguished Professors Dr. P. C. Sharma and Dr. A. V. Kharshikar. In due course of time, TU constructed Statistics Instruction Committee which late transformed to Central Department of statistics.
Over the past four decades, Central Department of Statistics has produced thousands of Master's Degree holders and twelve PhD holders in Statistics, majority of them working under different organizations and capacities and making substantial contribution in academic, government and non-government institutions and in the development process of Nepal.