Messages from Chairman     


I have accepted a sacred responsibility to preserve and promote the great tradition initiated by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis wherein India plays a significant role to strengthen the Statistical Systems in many less developed countries in Asia and Africa. I seek the co-operation and support of all concerned in expanding this engagement in both coverage and content. Given the commitment of the Indian Statistical Institute and the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Government of India, I look forward to restore the partnership of the International Statistical Institute in the activities of the International Statistical Education Centre and I feel confident about a venture which will benefit many nations and will involve their representatives more actively to achieve its noble objectives. I strongly advocate ISEC becoming a platform for applied research projects and studies involving representatives of the participating countries as partners. Let ISEC flourish as a truly international centre for Education (and not just Training) in all aspects of Statistics and its fruitful applications.


 Prof. S. P. Mukherjee