Certificate Course in Research Methodology for Statistical Modeling

Department of Business Intelligence offers short term courses of one year Post Graduate Diploma Programmes. The target of the programmes is those persons who want to increase their employability or improve their professional skills but did not have the opportunity to do so earlier in a formal manner. The focus of the programmes will be to impart the required knowledge and skills. These programmes will be conducted during the evening hours so that employed persons or students pursuing other programmes can also join without affecting their normal pursuits. In other words, even Post Graduate students pursuing other full timeprogrammes can also join any of these programmes


  • In-take : The minimum intake will be 10 and the maximum number will be 30 students per course.
  • No of Papers : 4 Credit :16 (Each Paper have 4 credit)
  • Duration: One year Eligibility : Minimum graduation in any discipline (Students pursuing any part time or full time programme after their graduation/employed persons who are graduates). One participant can undergo only one programme at a time.
  • Fees: Rs. 20,000/- to be paid at the time of admission. Examination fees - Rs. 575/- would be paid to the University separately for each university exam
  • Timings: Two hours per day, three-four days a week (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
  • Reservation: As per Gujarat University rules
  • Examination Pattern: Internal Examination: 20% (Two hours) Continuous evaluation: 30% (Quizzes, Presentation, Attendance Assignments and Project

GLIMPSES OF TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN Post Graduate Diploma in Multivariate Statistical Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling

Introduction to Multivariate Statistical Techniques: -
Regression Analysis Overview of multiple linear regression analysis and its applications. Both ordinary regression analysis and partial regression analysis, methods of testing significance of various regression models

Principal Components Analysis: -
Overview of principal components analysis (PCA). Relationship to multivariate normal distribution and to eigen structure of covariance or correlation matrix and to SVD of original (mean centered or standardized) matrix of observations by variables.

Exploratory Factor Analysis:-
Principal axis form of exploratory factor analysis (FA) and its relationship to PCA. computation of factor scores as well as factor loadings,estimation of “communalities”.

Multidimensional ScalinG:
Metric and nonmetric models and methods of “two-way” multidimensional scaling (MDS). Three-way MDS; Methods of multidimensional analysis of preferential choice (or other “dominance”) data.

Cluster Analysis. hierarchical clustering, specifically single, complete and average linkage, Ward's method, and Kth nearest neighbor clustering, based on direct or derived measures of similarity or dissimilarity, and on K-means clustering for partitioning based on a standard objects by variables multivariate data matrix. .

Canonical Correlation:-
Canonical correlation analysis (CCA), methods of computing a set of ordered canonical variates, the Kth set of variates constrained to be orthogonal to the first K-1 (in a certain sense that will be defined)

Analysis of Variance, and generalizations. A review of standard analysis of variance (ANOVA), plus an introduction of ANCOVA (analysis of covariance), MANOVA (Multivariate ANOVA) and MANCOVA (Multivariate ANCOVA) multiple linear regression analysis, with “dummy” independent variables, while ANCOVA is a special case of partial regression analysis. Both MANOVA and MANCOVA as special cases of canonical correlation analysis.