Dr. P. Dhanavanthan


Department of Statistics

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Joined Pondicherry University as Professor in July 2006 after serving as Professor of Statistics in the University of Madras for 25 years. With the support from Pondicherry University Authorities I have initiated the creation of Department of Statistics in the year 2006 and started Masters program in Statistics. Besides, Ph.D program in Statistics was introduced in the year 2009. One more Professional Course namely, M.Sc Quantitative Finance was started in the year 2012 under UGC innovative program – teaching and research in inter-disciplinary and emerging areas. Published a book titled Statistical Inference with my teacher Prof.M.Rajagopalan which is currently used as a text book for almost all Universities in India offering M.Sc Statistics program.


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Notable Publications

P. Dhanavanthan (2000), Estimation of the parameters of Compound Intervened Poisson Distribution , Biometrical Journal, Vol. 42, Issue 3, 315-320.

Sreedevi, E.P., Sankaran, P.G., Dhanavanthan, P., A non-parametric test for comparing cumulative incidence functions of current status of competing risks data, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 8(4), pp.743-759, 2014.

R. Ganesan, P. Dhanavanthan, C. Kiruthika, P. Kumarasamy and D. Balasubramanyam, Comparative Study of Linear Mixed-effects and Artificial Neural Network Models for Longitudinal Unbalanced Growth Data of Madras Red Sheep, Veterinary World, 7, 52 – 58, February 2014.

Balachander, D., Rama Rao, T., Dhanavanthan, P., Near-Floor short-range radio link measurements and modeling at 915/2400 Mhz in indoor corridors for wireless sensor networks, International Journal of Sensor Networks, Vol. 12, 2, 73 – 81, 2015

Exploration on consumer's perception and Buying Behavior of Health Insurance policies in Hyderabad city, International journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology(IJEAT), vol 91,Issue-1S5, 190-198, Dec 2019

Awards & Achievements​

Best Teacher Award by Pondicherry University during the year 2009

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