Shyamaprasad Mukherjee

S. P. Mukherjee
Born (1939-06-16) 16 June 1939
Kidderpore, Kolkata, India
Residence India
Nationality India
Alma mater Presidency College, Calcutta
University of Calcutta
Known for Reliability analysis
Awards Prof P. V. Sukhatme Award for Senior Statisticians
P. C. Mahalanobis Birth Centenary Award
Scientific career
Fields Statistics
Institutions University of Calcutta
Doctoral advisor Purnendu Kumar Bose

Shyamaprasad Mukherjee, FNASc, known as S. P. Mukherjee (born 16 June 1939), is an Indian statistician and the former Centenary Professor of Statistics at the University of Calcutta.[1] He is currently a visiting professor at University of Calcutta[2] after retiring formally as the Centenary Professor of Statistics in 2004.[3]

Early life and education

He was born in Kidderpore, Kolkata, India. In 1954 he appeared in his school final (10th grade) examination and was ranked second in the state of West Bengal. He received an M.Sc. in Statistics in 1960 and Ph.D. in Statistics in 1967 from University of Calcutta. After a short stint of teaching in the Presidency College, Calcutta, he joined the University of Calcutta as a lecturer in Statistics in 1964.

Academic career

Prof Mukherjee has done extensive research work in Applied Probability, Parametric and Bayesian Estimation, Reliability Analysis, Quality Management, and Operations Research; published more than sixty research papers and review and expository articles; and supervised twenty one Ph. D. students. He was the President of the Operational Research Society of India as well as of the Association of Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies (APORS).[4] He was also a Vice-President of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS). He has been the President [5] of the Calcutta Statistical Association. He has served as the Chairman of the Committee on Statistical Methods for Quality and Reliability of the Bureau of Indian Standards. He is the president of the Indian Association for Productivity, Quality and Reliability (IAPQR) [6] as well as the editor of IAPQR Transactions and is associated with the editorial work of several other journals.

Areas of research contributions

Books authored

  • Graduate Employment and Higher Education in West Bengal[7]
  • Frontiers in Probability and Statistics[8]
  • Quality: Domains and Dimensions[9]

Awards and medals

  • Prof P V Sukhatme Award for Senior Statisticians June 2012[10][11]
  • P C Mahalanobis Birth Centenary Award January 2000[3]
  • Fellow of ISPS 2012[3]


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  2. "Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta". Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  3. 1 2 3 "PM presents awards to 21 scientists". The Hindu. 4 January 2000. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  4. "Welcome to APORS". Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  5. "Calcutta Statistical Association". Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  6. "IAPQR, Indian Association for Productivity Quality & Reliability". Archived from the original on 17 June 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  7. Graduate Employment and Higher Education in West Bengal
  8. Frontiers in Probability and Statistics
  9. "Press Information Bureau English Releases". Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  10. "Statistics Day 2012 celebrated". Retrieved 1 March 2016.
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