The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is a globally reputed institution devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. Founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata on 17th December 1931, the institute gained the status of an Institute of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1959. The Headquarters of ISI is located in the northern fringe of Kolkata. Additionally, there are four centers located in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Tezpur. While teaching and research in statistics and related disciplines are the primary activities of the institute, it is also involved in projects and consultancy in such areas as Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur was established by the government of India in 1951. The first of the IITs to be established, it was recognized as an Institute of National Importance in 1956. From a modest start with 224 students and 42 teachers, IIT Kharagpur has become one of the top educational hubs in the country with 18 academic departments, five centers of excellence and about 550 faculties. IIT Kharagpur is widely recognized for spearheading new standards in engineering education. The institute has also made significant contributions towards various spheres of national development from the strategic sectors of Defense, Space and Atomic energy to the Economic, Public and Development sectors that directly or indirectly touch the lives of all the citizens of India.
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961. Over the years, IIM Calcutta has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programmes, Executive Training Programmes, Research and Consulting Activities. Its continued focus on excellence, eminent faculty, strong alumni base and ties to the business community have made IIM Calcutta one of the best business schools in Asia.