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Swayam Central

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

By Prof. G. Srinivasan   |   IIT Madras
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

PRE-REQUISITES:  NONE

INDUSTRIES SUPPORT : Most industry should recognize this course.

Learners enrolled: 1844

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 21 Feb 2020
Exam Date : 29 Mar 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Mathematics
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

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

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Statistics for Business: Decision Making and Analysis, 2nd Edition Robert A. Stine, Dean Foster,2014 ,Pearson

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. G. Srinivasan

    IIT Madras
    G Srinivasan is a Professor in the Department of Management Studies at IIT Madras. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience. His areas of Interest include Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, O.R. Applications. His videos in Operations Research available under NPTEL are popular.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 29th March 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments
    given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75.
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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