Indian Statistical Institute - [ISI], Kolkata - Admission Details 2020

Indian Statistical Institute - [ISI], Kolkata - Admission Details 2020

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Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata Admission 2020: Courses, Schedule

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  • June 25: Admit Card for ISI Admission Test will be released by July, 2020. Exam to be condicted on Aug, 02. Check Here
  • May 20: ISI admission test to be conducted on August 2.
  • April 16: ISI Admission Test date is postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak. The exam date will be announced soon.
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Founded in 1931, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is an Institute recognised world wide for research and Training in Statistics and related Sciences. ISI has its headquarters in kolkata and other 4 centres are also operating in the cities of Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Tezpur. ISI was declared as an Institute of National Importance by Government of India in 1959. 

  • Indian Institute of Statistics, Kolkata offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Diploma and Research courses.
  • Admission to B. Stat and B.Math is conducted on the basis of Entrance test conducted by institution.
  • Postgraduate and Research Admissions are granted on the basis of Entrance Exams and Interviews as well. 
  • Candidates holding a valid score in GATE 2019 are exempted from MS Entrance test. Such candidates will be called directly for the Interview.
  • Research programs are offered in the form of Senior Research Fellowship and Junior Research Fellowship.
  • Candidates holding Junior Research Fellowship by NBHM/ CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ DST/ DB are also required to clear the JRF admission test for Admissions.

Indian Statistical Institute Admission Highlights 2020

Name of the InstitutionIndian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Type of UniversityAutonomous
Basic Admission CriteriaUG - Entrance Test by ISI
PG- Entrance Test/ GATE + Interview
Ph.D- Entrance Test/ UGC NET
Application ModeOnline

ISI, Kolkata Fees & Eligibility

CourseTotal Fees/ yearEligibility
M.Tech₹20,000Pass in Graduation + GATE
PG Diploma--
Ph.D-Post Graduation
JRF-Post Graduation
PG Diploma₹1 LakhGraduation

Important Dates

Registration Form 14 Feb - 16 Mar, 2020 Apply
Entrance test 10 May, 2020 -

Indian Statistical Institute UG and PG Admission 2020

ISI offers B.Stat and B. Math programs at undergraduate levels. The duration of these programs is 3 years. At Postgraduate levels ISI, Kolkata offers M.Stat, M. Math, M.Tech and MS courses in multiple specializations. Duration of these programs is 2 years. Interested candidates can check the detailed eligibility and conducted centre in the table given below:

B.Stat (Hons) (3 Years)10+2 years of Higher Secondary Education (or its equivalent) with Mathematics and English as subjects.Kolkata
B.Math (Hons) (3 Years)Bengaluru
M.Stat (2 Years)Three-year Bachelor’s degree or a BE/B Tech degree with Statistics as a subject.
B.Math degree from ISI. Or Post-Graduate Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics from ISI.
M.Math (2 Years)Three year Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
BE/B Tech Degree with Mathematics as a subject. Or B.Stat degree from ISI.
MS (QE) (2 Years)Bachelor’s degree (of at least 3-year duration) in any discipline.
Passed the 12th standard examination with Mathematics as a subject.
Delhi & Kolkata
MS (QMS) (2 Years)Three-year Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics as a subject.
BE/ B Tech degree in any discipline
Bengaluru – Hyderabad
M.Tech(CS) (2 Years)Master’s degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics/ Electronic Science/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology.
BE/ B Tech degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE or, GRAD-IETE or, DOEACC ’B’ Level)
M.Tech (Cryptology and Security) 
M.Tech (Quality, Reliability & Operations Research)Master’s Degree in Statistics with Physics and Chemistry at the (10+2) level.
Master’s Degree in Mathematics with Statistics as a subject at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and Physics and Chemistry at the (10+2) level. or BE/B Tech degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE).

Selection Process 

B.Stat/ B.Math: 

Admission will be based on the merit of 2 written test conducted by the institution. Written test comprises of MCQs and descriptive type questions based on Mathematics of 10+2 level. As per the performance in the written tests, selected candidates will be called for interviews.

M.Stat/ M. Math 

  • Students with B.Stat (Hons) degree from ISI are offered direct admission to this programme without any selection test or interview.
  • For other candidates, ISI conducts an entrance exam to assess the applicant. The entrance exam is conducted in the following two parts:
    • Part 1:This part consists of MCQ type questions in Statistics and Mathematics.
    • Part 2: This paper consists of Short-answer type questions in Statistics and Mathematics.

NoteThe questions conducted in examination is of Graduate level.

MS Quantitative Economics

Selection of candidates to this programme will be based on performance in written tests and subsequent interview. The written admission tests will comprise multiple-choice in both Economics and Mathematics at the undergraduate level.

MS in Quality Management Science

Applicants will be selected on the basis of written tests and subsequent interview. The written admission tests will comprise of multiple-choice and/or descriptive questions in Mathematics at the undergraduate level. 

Sponsored Candidates:

  • ISI has a provision for sponsorship by government, semi-government, public sector undertakings, autonomous institutions and commercial/ industrial organizations.
  • Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria can apply for admission.
  • A candidate would be considered sponsored only if the employer gives him/her leave and full salary for the entire duration of the programme. 
  • Sponsored candidates will not receive any stipend and their sponsors will have to pay a tuition fee of Rs. 20,000/- per year. 

Note: A candidate would be considered sponsored only if he/she is granted leave and full salary by the employer for the entire duration of the 19 Admission 2018-19 programme. Sponsored candidates will not receive any stipend and their sponsors will have to pay a tuition fee of Rs 20,000/- per year.

Master of Science in Library and Information Science: 

Selection of candidates will be based on performance in written tests and subsequent interview.

M.Tech Computer Science

Selection to this program is also based on written test and interview conducted by Indian Statistical Institute.

The written Admission test typically consist of two parts:

  1. Multiple-choice test in Mathematics at the undergraduate level.
  2. Descriptive test comprising the following:

Group A: A test for all candidates in Mathematics at the undergraduate level and in logical reasoning.

Group B: A test, divided into five sections carrying equal marks in Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at the postgraduate level and in Computer Science, Engineering and Technology at the B Tech level. 

Note: Candidates having a valid score in GATE (in required Subject) are exempted from written test. These candidates will be called directly for the interview as per the score in GATE. 

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Indian Statistical Institute Ph.D Admission 2020

ISI offers Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) program at doctoral levels. The duration of JRF and SRF program is 6+1 years. Detailed list of research programs are given below: 

Ph.D StatisticsKolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, ChennaiM Stat degree from ISI
MA/M Sc or equivalent degree in Statistics.
Ph.D MathematicsKolkata, Delhi, BengaluruM Stat/ M Math degree from ISI.
MA/ M Sc or equivalent degree in Mathematics. Or ME/ M Tech degree or equivalent with Mathematics as a subject.
Ph.D Quantitative Economics Kolkata, DelhiMaster’s degree in any discipline with Economics/ Mathematics/ Statistics as a subject at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.
Ph.D Computer ScienceKolkata, Bengaluru, ChennaiME/ M Tech or equivalent degree in Electronics/ Telecommunication/ Radio Physics/ Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering/ Microwave Communications/ Information Technology/ Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology with Mathematics as a subject at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, or • an M Sc/ MCA/ MA or equivalent degree in Physics/ Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics/ Statistics/ Electronic Sciences/ Computer Science/ Atmospheric Science/ Information Technology/ Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology with Mathematics as a subject at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.
Ph.D Quality, Reliability & Operations Research (QROR)Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi, ChennaiM Tech/ ME/ MS/ M Phil or equivalent degree in Quality/ Reliability/ Operations Research.
M Stat/ M Sc/ MA or equivalent degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/Physics with Mathematics as a subject at the undergraduate or postgraduate level

Selection will be based on Entrance exam conducted by ISI. The entrance exam is further followed by an interview. 

For admission to PhD courses, a candidate will have to fill application form online. The selection to PhD courses is done on the basis of marks scored in the JRF admission test in the relevant discipline conducted by the Institute, a personal interview, and past academic record of the candidate.

Indian Statistical Institute Junior Research Fellowship Admissions 2020

Indian Statistical Institute offers Junior Research fellowship in the following specializations. The eligibility of JRF programs is tabulated below along with specializations.

PhysicsKolkataM Sc degree in Physics
GeologyKolkataM Sc degree in Geology or equivalent with minimum 55% marks.
Biological SciencesKolkataM Sc degree in Biochemistry/ Biophysics/ Molecular Biology/ Genetics/ Neurosciences/ Biotechnology/ Zoology
Library and Information ScienceBengaluruMS (LIS) awarded by ISI or Associateship in Documentation and Information Science or equivalent.

Selection Process: Subject to satisfying the eligibility criteria, the selection of candidates for JRF is strictly based on merit as judged by their performance in Written Tests and interview. Past academic records may also be taken into consideration.

Note: Candidates who have been awarded a Junior Research Fellowship by NBHM/CSIR/ UGC/ICMR/DST/DBT based on a nationally conducted written Admission Test, are also required to clear the ISI JRF admission test or an equivalent separate test conducted by the relevant JRF selection committee of the institute for submitting the doctoral thesis in ISI for a PhD degree.

How to Apply for Indian Statistical Institute?

Application to the programmes being offered by Indian Statistical Institute must be done online through the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Admission Portal link available at

  1. Upload the digital copy of the photograph and signature.
  2. Candidates applying under the reserved category are also required to upload the following supporting document(s) for taking the benefit of the reservation policy:
    •  Caste certificates (Scheduled Caste/Schedules Tribes/Other Backward Classes - Non-Creamy Layer) and/or 
    • Disability Certificates issued by the appropriate authority.
  3. Fill the application form correctly and pay an application fee of INR 1250/- (General category)/ INR 625/- (SC/ST/OBC) via SBI Collect/ NetBanking, Debit/ Credit Card or through Challan for cash payment at the SBI Branch.
  4. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be called for Entrance exam or interview (as specified above).

Stipends, fellowships and Allowances

  • Non-sponsored candidates are not required to pay any tuition fees for any of the programmes.
  • Stipends are granted in the first instance for one semester/ academic year only and renewed periodically as per students performance.
  • Research Fellows with ME/ M Tech or equivalent will be entitled to enhance junior and senior research fellowships.

ISI provides a stipend and contingency grant to the students onboard as given below:

ProgramStipend/ Fellowship (Per Month)Contingency Grant (Per Year)
B Stat (Hons)/B Math (Hons)INR 3000INR 3000
M Stat/M Math/MS(QE)/ MS(LIS)/MS(QMS)INR 5000 INR 5000 
M Tech (CS)/M Tech (CrS)/ M Tech (QROR)INR 8000INR 8000
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)INR 25000/ INR 28000 + HRA as per rulesINR 20000
Senior Research Fellowship (SRF)INR 28000/ INR 32000 + HRA as per rulesINR 20000

Indian Statistical Institute PG Diploma Admission 2020

Apart from the PG courses, the institute also runs a number of Post Graduate Diploma courses. The PG Diploma courses available at ISI are:

PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics Postgraduate Diploma in Computer ApplicationsGraduate degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects.
PG Diploma in Business AnalyticsBachelor degree or Integrated Master’s degree or Master’s degree

Selection Process: Selection will be based on the merit of Entrance exam followed by interview.

The institute offers a monthly stipend and contingency amount of 2000 INR to meritorious students enrolled in PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analysis course.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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Ankita SamaddarMaster of Technology [M.Tech] (Disaster Management)Pursued Second Year
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Indian Statistical Institute conducts its own entrance examination followed by interview. It was in the month of May, 2015. There were two papers in the written test. One was on Maths and the other was on Computer Science. Then I was shortlisted for the interview. After clearing the interview, I got admitted to Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

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ARUP KUMAR PALMaster of Statistics [M.Stat.]Batch : 1999

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I tool ISI JEE entrance examination. I never came to know how much I scored in entrance examination; ISI never reveals that; neither they shares rank. ISI only sends selection letter. I scored 76% in M.Stat. I opted for this particular college as this is the best college in ASIA in its curriculum.

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Excellent College, Nice Professors, Can do better to attract Non-Bengali talent.

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ISI B.Stats Examination - Rank 11 I head that students of this college have nice prospects after completing their degree.

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