Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bangalore, one of the four major centers of the ISI, provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Mathematics and Library Science.The institute is ranked 1352 worldwide according to the web rankings published by Webometrics Rankings of World Universities. It is maintained by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) of the Government of India.

ISI Bangalore Highlights

Official website
Courses UG and PG
Admissions ISI Admission Test
Mode of Registration Online
Which is better IIT or ISI?

In present times, ISI is better than IIT. The reason for same is given below:

  1. ISI is respected worldwide in the field of Statistics and Mathematics.
  2. It has fundamental contributions in the field of statistics- and its alumni, even though very small in number is extremely well-connected and very helpful in the areas of research.
  3. With the current advent in data analytics and AI, ISI graduates will get better jobs and higher pays. It doesnt matter where you study, you have to learn data analysis at some stage, to get a good job nowdays.

ISI Bangalore Courses

Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore offers graduation degree in maths, post graduation degree in maths, library science, quality management and Ph.D degree. Tabulated below is a brief about each of the programs: 

Name of courses B.Sc Mathematics M.Mathematics M.S. (LIS)
Duration 3 years 2 years 2 years
Eligibility 10+2 with English and Maths as a compulsory Subject.  3 year B. Sc. or a B. E. / B. Tech. degree with Mathematics as a compulsory subject and expertise in Analysis and Abstract Algebra or a B. Stat. / B. Math. degree from any ISI campus.  Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized Indian or foreign university
Admission ISI Admission test + Interview performance B. Math. (Hons.) degree holders from ISI are offered direct admission. For other eligible candidates, including students with B. Math. (Pass) degree from the Indian Statistical Institute, selection is based on academic record, performance in ISI Admission test and interview.  Academic records and performance in an all-India written entrance test and interview. No tuition fees
Stipend 3000 INR per month. 5000 INR per month 5000 INR per month

ISI Bangalore Ph.D. degree in following streams:

  • Computer Science at System Science and Informatics Unit

  • Development Studies at the Economic Analysis Unit (EAU)

  • Library and Information Science at Documentation Research and Training Centre; and

  • Mathematics and Statistics at the Statistics and Mathematics Unit. 

ISI Bangalore Part Time Courses

The course covers basic Statistical Techniques for ISO / TS / Six Sigma. Additional sessions are conducted on Six Sigma to enhance knowledge and skills of the participants. This course is developed for working professionals and admission is restricted to persons studying/working in Industrial, Commercial or Scientific Organisations whose candidature is sponsored by their organisations.

  • Duration: 9 months (from January - September)
  • Eligibility: Diploma in any branch of Engineering or Technology from a recognised Institution. Bachelor’s degree (with mathematics at least up to the PUC level or equivalent) from a recognised University or Institution. 
  • Admission: Applications in prescribed form should be sent to Teacher-in-Charge at Indian Statistical Institute, 8th Mile, Mysore Road, Bangalore 560059. Attested copies of the following should accompany the applications: Degree/Diploma along with statement of marks, Certificate of age, and Applicable Certificates for SC/ST/OBC/DA candidates.
  • Tuition fees: A tution fee of INR 10,000 + INR 1,000

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ISI Bangalore Admissions

All the eligible candidates have to visit the official website and follow the steps listed below: 

Stage 1.Click on ‘Register now’ tab, available at ISI Admission Portal.

Stage 2. Create their login credentials by filling up all the details and uploading all the documents.

Stage 3. Admission in various courses is based on offline entrance exam conducted by the Insitiute.

Stage 4. Final admission is given on the basis of candidate’s merit in the qualifying examination, score obtained in the written test and interview.

Note: The chosen location at the time of filing of application form is considered as the first preference of the candidate. However, the joining location will be determined by the rank of the candidate in the Merit list and the availability of seats at different locations.

Application Fee

  • General category: INR 1250 (excluding taxes)
  • Reserved / PwD category: INR 625 (excluding taxes)

Indian Statistical Institute Reservation Policy

  • 22½ percent of the seats in each of the above 12 programmes are reserved for candidates belonging to SC/ST (15 percent for SC and 7½ percent for ST).
  • There is a relaxation of 30 percent for SC/ST on the General Qualifying Score at each stage of the selection process. 
  • 27 percent seats in each of the programmes will be reserved for the candidates belonging to OBC-NCL.

Note:- However, this data is taken from 2017-2018 prospectus. New data according to new reservation quota for ECW general candidates is not included here. We will update as soon as the data is uploaded on main website.

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ISI Bangalore Placement Cell :

Students of ISI Bangalore get opportunities to join research programs in India and abroad, or get placed in attractive positions in the industry or government departments. Most of the students of the Institute get employment offers or admission to some Ph.D. programmes even before they complete the qualifying degree examinations.  A prestigious multinational IT consulting and services company has signed an MoU with ISI that gives placement opportunities to successful students.

  • The master degree programs in ISI have close to 100% placement record.
  • Campus interviews are also organised at the Delhi and Kolkata centres. 
isi placements

Placement stats for 2017–19 Batch:

  • No. of people participated: 27
  • No. of people placed: 27
Highest CTC offered 39 LPA
Lowest CTC offered 13 LPA
Average CTC offered 18.8 LPA
Median CTC offered 18 LPA

Roles offered: Analyst, Data Scientist, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Quantitative Researcher, Trader, Resident Researcher, Software Engineer etc.

Companies where students got placed: Microsoft, LinkedIn, Flipkart, Myntra, Zendrive, Yodlee, Optum, Sapient Razorfish, Fidelit, Oyo, Parabole, ICICI, Tata AIG, Deloitte etc

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ISI Bangalore Facilites

Hostel Facilities at ISIBC: The Institute has hostels for the students in its premises. Students are responsible for payment of food charges. However, it may not be possible to accommodate all degree/ diploma students in the hostels. Limited medical facilities are available free of cost at all campuses.

Library: The ISI Bangalore centre library was established in the year 1976 to meet the academic and research interests of the students, scholar, teachers and others .  It has one of the best collection of literature on Statistics, Mathematics, Quality Engineering/ Management and Library & Information Science in India.  Presently it subscribes to around 300 international Journals on various subjects.

Other Services: Various facilities are available at ISI, Bangalore for the creative and holistic development of the students.

  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Bank
  • Canteen
  • Sports
  • Water Tank
  • Bio gas plant
  • Computer labs
  • Anti ragging committee
  • Committee to examine sexual harassment compaints.

ISI Bangalore About

The Bangalore Centre of the Indian Statistical Institute was conceived by Prof.P.C.Mahalanobis during 1960s, even when the city was emerging as a centre of science. It is a tribute to his foresight that the Institute is now well-established in one of the most vibrant scientific communities in Asia.

Due to the difficult times that ISI went through after professor's death in 1972, the project of establishing Bangalore was temporarily shelved.   It was left to Professor Kallianpur, the Director of ISI during 1976-78, to revive the idea, make concrete proposals to the Government of India and get grants for the development of the land already in possession of the Institute and the construction of an Academic Block with space for a library and offices. With the completion of the construction of the Administrative Block, the various units moved to the new campus in May 1985. However, it was only in September 1996, the Bangalore Centre was formally declared as a Centre of ISI.

Which is better ISI Bangalore or ISI Kolkata?

ISI is an Institution which is controlled by one governing body but has different centers. And you will get your degree from ISI Kolkata only if you study in Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai center also because that’s the headquarter of ISI. So, there is no difference between ISI Kolkata & Bangalore. ISI Bangalore has India’s “BEST” Bachelor’s course in Mathematics & ISI Kolkata has India’s “BEST” Bachelors’s course in Statistics. That is only the difference.

ISI Bangalore FAQs

Ques. What is the work of Indian Statistical Institutes?

Ans. The work of Indian Statistical Institute. The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is a unique institution devoted to the research, teaching and application of mathematics, statistics, natural sciences and social sciences.

Ques. How many Indian Statistical Institutes are there in India?

Ans. ISI has its headquarters in Kolkata, West Bengal. It has four subsidiary centres focused in academics at Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Tezpur, and a branch at Giridih. In addition, the Institute has a network of units of Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research at Vadodara, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune engaged in guiding the industries, within and outside India,

Ques. How do I pay for ISI Entrance exam fee?

Ans. The application fee will be collected through the State Bank of India Collect website. The payment can be made using NetBanking, Debit/ Credit Card or through Challan for cash payment at the SBI Branch.

Ques. Are students get paid to study at ISI?

Ans. ISI is among the very few institutes in India where students get paid for studying. henever we talk about good institutes, we consider only good students make it to there, because every good institute in India, takes admission through a reasonably tough entrance exam. But ISI Exam is relatively easier and degree is much more valued than average government college in India.

Ques. What is ISI, Bangalore rank in NIRF?

Ans. ISI doesn't participate in all those Rankings. But ISI Kolkata is India's Best place to study Statistics, ISI Bangalore is India's Best Place to study Mathematics, ISI Delhi is India's Best place in Economics. That's the ranking.