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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur uses SAS to perform regression, multivariate and survival analysis
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The Institute aims at providing meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation for the industrial growth of the country. The Institute which began functioning in the borrowed building of Harcourt Butler Technological Institute in 1959 with 100 students and a small faculty, today has its own sprawling residential campus, with about 1450 undergraduate and 850 postgraduate students, 300 faculty and more than 1500 supporting staff.
In addition to offering formal Undergraduate and Post-graduate Programs, the Institute has been involved in continuing Education and Research & Development in areas of value to both the Industry and the Government. In a very short span, the Institute has attained recognition as a major centre of learning in Engineering, Science and several Inter-disciplinary areas.
Research & Development has been at the forefront of all academic and non-academic initiatives undertaken by the Institute. IIT, Kanpur today holds a leadership position for excellence in technical education and training, and holds a leading position in the areas of basic and applied research, both at the national and international levels.
IIT, Kanpur imparts training to students so that they become competent and motivated engineers and scientists. The Institute not only celebrates freedom of thought, cultivates vision and encourages growth, but also inculcates human values and concern for the environment and the society.
Living this philosophy of imparting training to students so that they become competent and motivated leaders of tomorrow, the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at IIT, Kanpur strives to maintain high standards of teaching and research in various branches of mathematics and statistics with a unified approach which emphasizes both the pure and applied aspects.
The Department offers modern programmes of study leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The course structure has been designed to be flexible, so as to meet the needs of individual students.
The scope of these comprehensive and flexible programmes, apart from training in fundamental principles of pure and applied mathematics and statistics, also includes interaction with allied subjects in other departments of the Institute. The Department encourages cross-disciplinary trends with the help of expertise available at this institute. One important initiative in this direction was to introduce SAS in the Masters of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctorate Programmes (Ph.D.) in Statistics.
Explaining the rationale behind the choice of SAS, Prof. Debasis Kundu, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, IIT, Kanpur, said, “We were looking for a comprehensive solution that can help in statistical analysis. We choose SAS as it provides a comprehensive and exhaustive platform and state-of-the-art solutions that meet our statistical analysis needs”.
SAS Solutions help IIT, Kanpur perform regression analysis (linear and non-linear), multivariate and survival analysis.
Highlighting the strong statistical capabilities of SAS, Prof. Kundu added, “SAS benefits us both quantitatively as well as qualitatively depending on the problem areas. It helps us perform all statistical analyses including regression analysis, multivariate analysis and survival analysis. It also helps us perform sample surveys.”
IIT, Kanpur has lived the promise of imparting training to students so that they become competent and motivated engineers and scientists.
According to Prof. Kundu, “We deployed SAS in our institute to provide exposure to students with the state-of-the-art business intelligence solution and to help students develop analytical decision making ability, for achieving competitive business advantage. We want our students to develop strong analytical & quantitative capabilities, as this will help them make informed business decisions in future.”
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To Perform Statistical Analysis
SAS helps in performing regression analysis (linear and non-linear), multivariate and survival analysis
“SAS benefits us both quantitatively as well as qualitatively depending on the problem areas. It helps us perform all statistical analyses including regression analysis, multivariate analysis and survival analysis. It also helps us perform sample surveys.”
Prof. Debasis Kundu
Professor - Department of Mathematics & Statistics, IIT, Kanpur