The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), founded by late Professor P. C. Mahalanobis in 1931, owes its origin to the statistical studies and research initiated by him in the Statistical Laboratory set up in Presidency College, Kolkata. The Institute was registered as a learned society under the Societies Registration Act in 1932. The Indian Statistical Institute Act was amended in 1995 empowering it to grant degrees and diplomas in Statistics, Mathematics, Quantitative Economics, Computer Science and such other subjects related to Statistics.
ISI has been striving to develop itself into an institution of excellence in education and research in consonance with the contemporary and future needs of India. In meeting this challenge, the Institute has always been making special efforts to recruit talented faculty on a world-wide basis and to admit brilliant students from all over the country by a careful selection process. In addition to offering formal Post-graduate and Ph.D. Programs, the Institute has been involved in Continuing Education and Research & Development in areas of value to both the Industry and the Government
In its continual effort to achieve excellence in both postgraduate education and research work, the institute has earned an academic reputation world-wide. The academic programmes conducted by the institute are here.
ISI Kolkata has more than 250 faculty members achieved execellence in their research work and graduated from the renowned universities across the world. The Faculty at ISI are continously indulged in novel research both in the institute and the industry holds positions as varied as editors of various international journals, visiting faculty in many universities, advisors to government and industry.
The contribution of the Faculty has been recognized frequently and have been honored with the awards such as:
S. S. Bhatnagar Award
Fellowship of Indian Academy of Science
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