History of KSA

The Kerala Statistical Association (KSA) was formed in 1978 by a group of College teachers in Statistics for professional development after attending a refresher course in Statistics held at Cochin University of Science and Technology. The founder President was Prof. K. Ramakrishna Pillai, Head of the Dept. of Statistics, St. Thomas College, Palai, and the Vice President was Prof. R.N.Pillai, CUSAT. The General Secretary was Prof. M.Sreekumar. They decided to publish the Journal of Kerala Statistical Association (JKSA) in 1980. Dr.R.N.Pillai was the founder Editor. So far, we have published 31 issues of the JKSA. Annual Conferences, Regional Seminars, Workshops, Dr. U. S. Nair Memorial Statistics Quiz for UG students etc., is held regularly. Prizes and awards are presented for Best Researchers. Its former Presidents include Dr.R.N.Pillai, Prof. J. Johnson, Dr. K. K. Jose, Dr. P. Yageen Thomas, Dr.N.Balakrishna, and Dr. K. Jayakumar. The present President is Dr.C.Satheeshkumar.