The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology is formerly known as the Department of Mathematical Demography and Statistics. The faculty members in this department are involved in teaching and research. Currently, the core areas taught by the faculty at the master level are biostatistics and epidemiology, statistical techniques in population and health sciences, clinical trials, public health & mortality, research methodology. Faculty members are involved in research across the gamut of statistical inference, survey research, sampling, research designs, impact evaluation, longitudinal data, geospatial analysis and the discovery of new methodology for health applications. Our research work and data enable population and health scientists and professionals working in academia, government, and non-government organisations to learn about measurement, estimation and projection.