Welcome to Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (ISI Kolkata), a unique institution devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. Founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata on 17th December, 1931, the institute gained the status of an Institution of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1959.
Applications are invited for the following programmes from the candidates having qualifications as shown against each programme. Candidates who are due to complete the qualifying examinations before 01 July 2016 may also apply. Stipends/Fellowships as mentioned against each programme will be available to the deserving candidates.
The admission test will be held on 10th May 2015 (Sunday)
Important Dates/Exam Date
On-line Application Starts: 3 February 2016
On-line Application Ends: 3 March 2016
Payment of Application Fee at SBI Branches Starts: 6 February 2015
Payment of Application Fee at SBI Branches Ends: 06 March 2015
ISI Admission Test: 10 May 2015
Rs. 500.00 for all applicants in the general category and all applicants for the JRF programmes (irrespective of reservation category), and
Rs. 250.00 for SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged candidates for all programmes excluding JRF programmes.
- The Internet
- Digital copy of photo
- Scanned copy of signature
- An e-mail account
- Acrobat Reader
- A printer to take print out of the admit card
To apply online, an applicant has to
- Register as a new user to create an account
- Log into the account
- Fill-up the form (2 pages)
- Submit, verify and confirm submission
- Download bank challan and print
- Sign on the bank Challan
- Go to an SBI branch after 2 working days
- Pay in cash through bank Challan
Application to the programmes being offered by Indian Statistical Institute in the academic year 2015-15 must be done online through the Institute Admission Portal ww.isical.ac.in/~admission. Only exception is the PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics (see below). For this purpose, an applicant must have access to the Internet, digital copy of his/her photograph, scanned copy of signature, an email account, Acrobat reader, and a printer for printing the admit card.
Digital images of the photograph and the signature of the applicant must be in any of the formats bmp/gif/png/jpg/jpeg, with sizes as specified below:
- Applicant's Photo: 600 pixels (width) × 600 pixels (height), maximum permissible image size being 50KB,
- Applicant's Signature: 800 pixels (width) × 300 pixels (height), maximum permissible image size being 30KB.
The applicant must initially register at ISI website and create a login account for this purpose, followed by the filling up of the form and upload of the photograph and signature. A challan will be generated with the student's particulars, the fee amount and other relevant information filled in automatically. See “Mode of Payment” for the next step.
Once the admit card is generated, applicants will be notified in their portal or by e-mail about the generation of the admit card. They will be required to take a printout of the admit card to bring to the test centres.
Only for the PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics programme, the application Form and Prospectus can be purchased from ISI North-East Centre either in person or by post by
(i) paying the fee in Cash at the Office of Indian Statistical
Institute, North-East Centre, Tezpur University Campus, Tezpur, Assam, 784028 (between 10 am to 4 pm on all working days from Monday to Friday); or,
(ii) sending a DD by post in favour of “ISI NORTH EAST CENTRE” payable at Tezpur, Assam from any nationalized bank. The DD must include an additional postal charge of ₹ 50.
The completed form must then be sent to The Head, Admissions 2015, Indian Statistical Institute, North-East Centre, Tezpur University Campus, Tezpur, Assam, 784028, so as to reach not later than 17 March 2015.
Applicants from outside India are requested to contact the Dean’s office at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: Admission 2015-2016.
Admission to the academic programmes of the Indian Statistical Institute is based strictly on the merit of the candidates as judged from their performance in appropriate selection tests and interviews. Their past academic records may also be taken into account for this purpose. The selection tests are held at a number of centres in India. Section 5 gives details of scope, eligibility criteria and selection procedures for the programmes offered. If at any stage of the selection process it is found that a candidate does not satisfy the eligibility conditions, his/her application will not be processed any further. Eligibility requirements may be relaxed in some cases at the discretion of the Institute.
After the applications are processed, the Admit Card for the Admission Test, with the Registration Number, will be generated. Those, who have submitted the form by hand/post, will receive the admit card at the address mentioned in his/her application form, together with Instructions to the Candidates, addresses of the Admission Test Centres, Sample Questions and/or the Syllabi for the Admission Test that he/she has opted for. Those who have applied online, will receive a link containing the above information in his/her account and will need to take printouts of the same. In all subsequent correspondence, the applicant should quote the Registration Number without which no correspondence will be entertained.Admit cards can be downloaded from the portals after 20 April, 2015.
In the event that the Admit Card is not received by the date of the selection test, the candidate should proceed to the Admission Test Centre of his/her first preference, with any communication received from ISI, such as Acknowledgement Card, etc. A recent stampsized photograph must also be carried together with valid photo identity proof. The candidate may be allowed to write the Admission Test in case his/her name appears in the list of candidates sent to the supervisor of the Centre.
PROGRAMME OFFERED AT CODE
|M.S. in Quantitative Economics||KOLKATA||MQEK|
|M.S. in Quantitative Economics||DELHI||MQED|
|M.S. in Quality Management Science||BENGALURU- HYDERABAD||MQMY|
|M.S. in Library and Information Science||BENGALURU||MLIB|
|M. Tech. in Computer Science||KOLKATA||MCSK|
|M. Tech. in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research||KOLKATA||MQRK|
|PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics||TEZPUR||DSTT|
|JRF in Statistics||KOLKATA||JSTK|
|JRF in Statistics||DELHI||JSTD|
|JRF in Statistics||BENGALURU||JSTB|
|JRF in Statistics||CHENNAI||JSTC|
|JRF in Mathematics||KOLKATA||JMTK|
|JRF in Mathematics||DELHI||JMTD|
|JRF in Mathematics||BENGALURU||JMTB|
|JRF in Mathematics||CHENNAI||JMTC|
|JRF in Quantitative Economics||KOLKATA||JQEK|
|JRF in Quantitative Economics||DELHI||JQED|
|JRF in Quantitative Economics||BENGALURU||JQEB|
|JRF in Computer Science||KOLKATA||JCSK|
|JRF in Computer Science||BENGALURU||JCSB|
|JRF in Computer Science||CHENNAI||JCSC|
|JRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research||KOLKATA||JQRK|
|JRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research||DELHI||JQRD|
|JRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research||CHENNAI||JQRC|
|JRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research||HYDERABAD||JQRH|
|JRF in Physics and Applied Mathematics||KOLKATA||JPMK|
|JRF in Agriculture and Ecology||KOLKATA||JAEK|
|JRF in Human Genetics||KOLKATA||JHGK|
|JRF in Geology||KOLKATA||JGEK|
|JRF in Library and Information Science||BENGALURU||JLIB|
|JRF in Linguistics||KOLKATA||JLNK|
|Table I: Codes for ISI Admission Test Centres in 2015|