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.
|Name of the Institution||Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata|
|Type of University||Autonomous|
|Basic Admission Criteria||UG - Entrance Test by ISI|
PG- Entrance Test/ GATE + Interview
Ph.D- Entrance Test/ UGC NET
|Course||Total Fees/ year||Eligibility|
|M.Tech||₹20,000||Pass in Graduation + GATE|
|PG Diploma||₹1 Lakh||Graduation|
|Registration Form||14 Feb - 16 Mar, 2020||Apply|
|Entrance test||10 May, 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).
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.
Note: The questions conducted in examination is of Graduate level.
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.
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.
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.
Selection of candidates will be based on performance in written tests and subsequent interview.
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:
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.
|College||Ranking||Avg Fees/ year||Admission|
|Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT], Kharagpur||# 5 by NIRF||₹79,070||Know More|
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 Statistics||Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai||M Stat degree from ISI|
MA/M Sc or equivalent degree in Statistics.
|Ph.D Mathematics||Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru||M 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, Delhi||Master’s degree in any discipline with Economics/ Mathematics/ Statistics as a subject at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.|
|Ph.D Computer Science||Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai||ME/ 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, Chennai||M 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 offers Junior Research fellowship in the following specializations. The eligibility of JRF programs is tabulated below along with specializations.
|Physics||Kolkata||M Sc degree in Physics|
|Geology||Kolkata||M Sc degree in Geology or equivalent with minimum 55% marks.|
|Biological Sciences||Kolkata||M Sc degree in Biochemistry/ Biophysics/ Molecular Biology/ Genetics/ Neurosciences/ Biotechnology/ Zoology|
|Library and Information Science||Bengaluru||MS (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.
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 http://www.isical.ac.in/~admission.
ISI provides a stipend and contingency grant to the students onboard as given below:
|Program||Stipend/ Fellowship (Per Month)||Contingency Grant (Per Year)|
|B Stat (Hons)/B Math (Hons)||INR 3000||INR 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 8000||INR 8000|
|Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)||INR 25000/ INR 28000 + HRA as per rules||INR 20000|
|Senior Research Fellowship (SRF)||INR 28000/ INR 32000 + HRA as per rules||INR 20000|
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 Applications||Graduate degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects.|
|PG Diploma in Business Analytics||Bachelor 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