Society of Statistics, Computers and Applications Registration No. 32833
Registered Under Societies Registration Act-XXI of 1860 (Registration No. 32833)
Established in 1998
The thought of starting a professional society essentially committed to disseminating research in Statistics and Computer Applications was conceived in 1997 at Jat Vedic College, Baraut, while felicitating a legendary in Statistics Professor M.N. Das on his 75th birthday for his outstanding and brilliant contributions to the theory and applications of Statistics and Computer applications. This thought of initiating the creation of a forum for promotion and dissemination of research in Statistics to the Indian statisticians, who have keen interest in the applications of Statistics to varied fields like agriculture, biological sciences, medical sciences, finance statistics, and industrial statistics blended with information technology, was also echoed enthusiastically by all present during the felicitations. “Statistics and Informatics in the service of humanity” was the mantra of the needs expressed at that time.
Efforts were initiated immediately and on April 20, 1998 "Society of Statistics, Computer and Applications" (SSCA) was registered under the Societies Registration Act- XXI of 1860 (Registration Number 32833). Thus, a professional society, SSCA, started its journey in 1998 with its first conference being held at Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar during October 23 – 25, 1998. Ever since its initiation, the society has grown in size and stature. The society has been expanding its horizons to cover almost every science where application of statistical sciences is possible. The annual conference of the society is being held regularly across the length and breadth of the country.
In order to recognize the talented young scientists who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their research programmes and to motivate them to continue doing good research work, it was decided that a Young Scientist Award be given annually by the society. This award was started in 2015 and is now known as "Dr. M.N. Das Memorial Young Scientist Award." All young scientists, below thirty five years of age as on 01 January in the year of annual conference and engaged in research in the area of Statistics with potential applications in various sciences like agriculture, finance, medical, computer and informatics are eligible for consideration.
To provide a vehicle for the dissemination of research of the statisticians, both nationally and globally, the society started a journal called “Statistics and Applications” in the year 1999. Two issues of the journal are generally brought out each year. The policy of the journal is to encourage people to publish research papers with strong and innovative applications of Statistics and Computer Applications in diversified fields of science. The journal also intends to provide a platform for interaction between statisticians and subject matter specialists who use statistics in their research. The journal also encourages publishing basic research in statistics with a potential of application in other sciences. The journal is presently an open access journal with ISSN number as ISSN 2454-7395 (online).