The Kerala Statistical Association (KSA) has demanded that statistics be treated as a separate subject for the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The annual meeting of the KSA, which coincided with a three-day national seminar on ‘Recent trends in statistics and related areas,' concluded at Calicut University on Saturday.

The Department of Statistics at the university organised the seminar and the KSA conference. As many as 48 papers were presented. Krishnamoorthy A. from Cusat and K.K. Jose from St. Thomas College, Pala, presented papers on Saturday.