The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is committed to protecting women from sexual harassment at workplace by creating and maintaining the educational, working, and living environment free from sexual harassment as described in this policy. ISIís policy prohibits such harassment and applies to everyone in the ISI community at the Headquarters in Kolkata, and all outlying Centres and Branches. Harassment of persons associated with ISI by non-ISI individuals, such as clients, contractors, vendors, etc. also come under the purview of ISI policy. No discrimination is made based on religion, caste, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, physical or mental disability.

All persons associated with ISI (Permanent and Temporary Workers, Students, Research scholars, Project linked personnel) should be aware of:


Under this Policy, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature like

The following actions will also be treated as sexual harassment under the policy:


ISI, in its endeavor to maintain the working environment for women free of harassment, requests everyone to report incidents of sexual harassment promptly to the appropriate authority. The victim, depending on the severity of the case, can:

If the matter cannot be resolved through one of the above approaches or the complainant chooses not to pursue one of the above methods, he/she may file a written complaint promptly to the Internal Complaints Committee of the Institute.


Anyone associated with ISI who believes she has been subjected to harassment may submit a written complaint to any of the members of the Internal Complaints Committee. The written complaint should identify the parties involved; describe the harassing behavior, including when and where it occurred; and identify by name or description any witnesses. Written complaints should be treated as confidential and should be provided directly and only to the appropriate designated individuals as listed above. Each complaint will be dealt with in accordance with the following:

Sexual harassment will be treated as a misconduct. If anyone is found guilty the institute will take a disciplinary action as per the recommendation of the Internal Complaints Committee.

Internal Complaints Committees
The Internal Complaints Committee at Kolkata headquarter of Indian Statistical Institute:
  1. Professor Susmita Sur-Kolay (Chairperson) [Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit (ACMU)]: email:
  2. Dr. Runu Bhattacharya (external expert)
  3. Dr. Sarbani Patranabis Deb [Geological Studies Unit (GSU)]: email:
  4. Professor Nabanita Das [Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit (ACMU)] email:
  5. Dr. Prasun Das [SQC & OR Unit] email:
  6. Shri D. Giri (Convener)[Personnel Unit] email:
  7. Emergency Contact Numbers :
  8. During Office hours: 25752501/25752251/25776927 Beyond Office hours: 9830332898 (Ladie's Hostel Warden)

For matters concerning students, a student representative will be co-opted in the committee.

The Internal Complaints Committee at the Delhi Centre of the Institute has the following members:
  1. Professor Isha Dewan, Chairperson
  2. Dr. Arup Pal, Member
  3. Dr. Tridip Ray, Member
  4. One external expert (lady)
  5. Ms. Darshana Bhatia, Member-Convener
The Internal Complaints Committee at the Bangalore Centre of the Institute has the following members:
  1. Professor Sunanda Bagchi : Chairperson
  2. Professor V R Padmawar : Member
  3. Student Representative : Member (nominated by the Head of Centre, in matters involving students only)
  4. Dr. Devika P. Madalli : Member-Convener