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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Introduction to probability and Statistics

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


This course is aimed at being a pre term or a preparatory course for probability and statistics. It is very basic and introduces the students to the understanding of data and measuring associations. It also introduces the concepts of probability and distibutions

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students, young managers/executives
INDUSTRIES SUPPORT : Most industry should recognize this course.



Week 1 :Different types of data, Tables, charts, histograms, frequency distributionsWeek 2 :Measures of associationWeek 3 : Probability concepts, conditional probability, bayes theormWeek 4 : Probability distributions – random variable, expected value and variance Discrete distributions – Binomial,
Poisson Continuous distributions – Uniform, Normal

Taught by

Prof. G. Srinivasan

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