ISI Kolkata Admission 2014

ISI Kolkata Admission 2014

The Indian Statistical Institute, known widely as ISI, was founded in 1931 by Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. Growing out of a small Statistical Laboratory set up by Professor Mahalanobis in the Presidency College in Kolkata, the Institute soon moved into its present campus at Baranagore in the northern outskirt of Kolkata. Over the last eighty years since that humble beginning, the Institute has undergone a phenomenal growth and is now widely regarded as one of the leading institutions in the world as a centre for research and training in Statistics and related sciences.

In recognition of the importance of the Institute in the development and application of Statistics, the Parliament of India, in 1959, enacted the Indian Statistical Institute Act, declaring it an Institution of National Importance and empowering it to grant degrees and diplomas in Statistics. In 1995, The Indian Statistical Institute Act was further amended, empowering it to grant degrees and diplomas also in Mathematics, Quantitative Economics, Computer Science and such other subjects related to Statistics as may be determined by the Institute from time to time.

The headquarters of the Institute is located in Kolkata. However, centres of the Institute have come up over the years in other major cities. At present, the Institute has four centres operating at Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Tezpur. Recently, the Institute has decided to open a centre at Bhubaneswar. In addition, the Institute has a branch at Giridih devoted to agricultural and sociological research and also a network of units at Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune, involved in activities related to Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research.

Most of the research and teaching activities of the Institute take place in its headquarters in Kolkata and the four centres. In Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore, the Institute has its own campus and they are equipped with adequate hostel facility for students, residential quarters for the faculty and guest houses, and also recreational and medical facilities. The relatively new centres at Chennai and Tezpur are still operating at temporary locations.

However, at these centres also, the Institute is providing hostel facility for students and residential facility for faculty members. At each of these five locations, there are a large number of scientists in theoretical and applied Statistics, statistical quality control and operations research, mathematics and economics. In Kolkata, there is also a large group of scientists in Computer and Communication Sciences and other branches of natural and social sciences.

A sizeable proportion of the students passing out of the Institute go on to building remarkably successful career in research and academics. Some of the most eminent and leading researchers and academics in the fields of Statistics, mathematics, computer science and economics are alumni of the Institute. But simultaneously, the students of the Institute who have gone into industry have also been extremely successful. A number of top and well­ accomplished leaders in the industry are also alumni of the Institute.

For many years now, the Institute has been running a very proactive on­campus placement programme. Under the supervision of a member of the teaching faculty, this programme has been very successful in providing the aspiring students, in the final years of their respective programmes, excellent placement opportunities in some of the leading organisations in various sectors of the industry. The companies that have already visited the Institute’s campus in Kolkata this year are:

TCS ANALYTICS, MCKC, AXIS BANK, MORGAN STANLEY, SABRE HOLDINGS, POLYCOM,GENPACT ANALYTICS, HSBC, INNOPARK, SP ALGO, IDEA CELLULAR, NOVARTIS,FRACTAL ANALYTICS, INFOSYS, TCS INNOVATION LABS, OPERA SOLUTIONS, GOLDMAN SACHS, HP, JPMC, EI. Some more companies are lined up to come during the remaining part of this academic year. In addition, students have received pre­placement offers from DELOITTE and GE

Over the last several years, the Institute has been very actively pursu­ing institution­level collaborations that have resulted in entering into MOUs with a number of universities/academic institutions as well as industrial organisations. These MOUs range from collaborative research to research grants for students/faculty as well as student/faculty exchange programmes. At present, the Institute has MOUs signed with the following institutions/ organisations:

IBM INDIA PVT LTD, CHENNAI MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE (CMI), TEOCO, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS PVT LTD, BIRSA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, SETS, HOMI BHABHA NATIONAL INSTITUTE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY­NETHERLANDS (JOINT PH D PROGRAMME),TECHNOLOGICO AUTONOMO DE MEXICO­ITEM, TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH (TIFR), TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LTD (TCS), DE BEERS INDIA PVT.LTD., DST INDO GERMAN MAX­PLANCK CENTRE, IISCO (STEEL AUTHORITY OF INDIA LTD.), INTERNATIONAL GROWTH CENTRE, FICO, TECH MAHINDRA, BANGLADESH INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE MASSTRO, THE WARWICK UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH (IFMR),MCX STOCK EXCHANGE LTD., THE INSTITUTE OF ASIA­PACIFIC STUDIES, WASEDA UNIVERSITY.

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ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Question Papers

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ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Test Centres

ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Test Centres

ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Test Centres are given below.

 Centre Code Centre Code
Agartala AG Lucknow LU
Bangalore BG Malda ML
Bhopal BP Mangalore MN
Bhubaneswar BH Mumbai MB
Burdwan BD Nagpur NG
Chandigarh CH Patna PT
Chennai CN Pune PU
Cochin CO Ranchi RN
Delhi DH Shillong SL
Guntur GT Siliguri SG
Guwahati GH Srinagar SR
Hyderabad HY Surat ST
Jaipur JP Tezpur TZ
Kharagpur KH Varanasi VN
Kolkata CC Visakhapatnam VP

(Address of the Selection Test Hall will be mentioned in the Admit Card)

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ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Application Form

Availability of the ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Application Form

A) Prospectus and application form can be obtained by cash payment from the following offices of the Indian Statistical Institute by hand from 5 February 2014 (tentative) onwards (from 11 am to 2 pm on working days from Monday to Friday):

a) Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B. T. Road, Kolkata 700 108; b) Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre, 7, S.J.S. Sa nsanwal Marg, Near Qutab Hotel, Opposite Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi 110 016;

c) Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore Centre, 8th Mile, My sore Road, R. V. College P.O., Bangalore 560 059;

d) Indian Statistical Institute, SQC & OR Unit, 110 Nelson Manickam Road (1st floor), Aminjikarai,Chennai 600 029;

e) Indian Statistical Institute, SQC & OR Unit, Street No. 8, Habshiguda, Hyderabad 500 007.

B) Prospectus, Application Form, Sample Questions and this Admission Notice will be available on our website in PDF format from 5 February 2014 (tentative). 

C) Online application facilities will also be available on our website http://www.isical.ac.in.

For online application, a student must have access to the internet, digital copies of his/her photo and signature, an email account, Acrobat Reader and access to a printer. The digital copies of his/her photo and signature should be in one of the followin g formats: bmp, gif, png, jpg, jpeg. The photo should be of size 600 pixels (width) × 600 pixels (height) and the file size should not exceed 50KB. The signature should be of size 800 pixels (width) × 300 pixels (height) and the file size should not exceed 30KB.

ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Application Fee

i) Rs. 500.00 (Rupees five hundred) only for all applicants in the general category and all applicants for the JRF programmes (irrespective of reservation category)

ii) Rs. 250.00 (Rupees two hundred fifty) only for applicants belonging to re served categories for all programmes excluding JRF programmes.

Modes of Payment

i) CASH: For purchase of application forms from ISI Offices (as mentioned above).

ii) BANK DRAFT: For downloaded form, to be drawn in favour of “Indian Statistical Institute” payable at Kolkata and to be attached to the filled -in form.

iii) CASH DEPOSIT TO BANK: Valid only for online application. The payment will be made through challan and cash payment at any branch of State Bank of India. Please see item 9(iii) of the prospectus for further details.

Postal orders, Money orders and Cheques will not be accepted .

Completed Application Form, except in cases of online application, should be sent to

“Dean of Studies, Admissions 2014, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B. T. Road, Kolkata 700108” by 6 t h March 2014 (tentative)

Candidates who want to apply through online system or who want to send the application using downloaded application form should carefully read the instructions given in the website before filling in the application form. For further queries send e -mail to [email protected]

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ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Important Dates

ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Important Dates

ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Application Starts – 05 Feb 2014

ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Important Dates will be announced in February 2014. Tentative dates are given below.

Issue of application forms from ISI Offices ISI website Online application Starts: February 05, 2014 Ends: March 01, 2014
Submission of forms online by hand post Starts: February 05, 2014 Ends: March 06, 2014
ISI ADMISSION TEST May 12, 2014

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ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Instructions for filling Application Form

ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Instructions for filling Application Form

Applicants are advised to study the prospectus carefully and satisfy themselves that they are eligible for admission to the course/fellowship for which they are applying. If at any stage it is found that a candidate does not satisfy the eligibility conditions or the information furnished in the application is incorrect, the application will be cancelled. Those who have completed or are due to complete the qualifying examinations for which results are not yet published, may also apply for admission; if selected, their admission to a course or fellowship will be provisional pending the announcement of results. In such cases, however, their applications will be cancelled if the final examinations are not completed before 01 July 2014. This date may be relaxed by the Institute in case of candidates with outstanding academic record and performance in the selection tests and interviews. If a student had failed in a programme of the Institute and had been asked to discontinue the programme, he/she is not eligible for readmission to the same programme.

The application form should be filled in carefully and legibly. Instructions given below should be strictly followed. A sample application form is given at the end of this booklet for reference.

  • The space marked For Office Use must be left blank.
  • Candidates should affix a copy of their recent stamp size photograph, at the top of the application form at the place indicated. Candidates should sign across the photograph at the bottom after it is affixed, so that a part of the signature appears outside the photograph.
CODE PROGRAMME
BSTK B Stat (Hons) (Kolkata)
BMTB B Math (Hons) (Bangalore)
MSTD M Stat (Delhi)
MSTC M Stat (Chennai)
MMTB M Math (Bangalore)
MQEK MS in Quantitative Economics (Kolkata)
MQED MS in Quantitative Economics (Delhi)
MLIB MS in Library and Information Science (Bangalore)
MCSK M Tech in Computer Science (Kolkata)
MQRK M Tech in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research (Kolkata)
JSTK JRF in Statistics (Kolkata)
JSTD JRF in Statistics (Delhi)
JSTB JRF in Statistics (Bangalore)
JSTC JRF in Statistics (Chennai)
JMTK JRF in Mathematics (Kolkata)
JMTD JRF in Mathematics (Delhi)
JMTB JRF in Mathematics (Bangalore)
JMTC JRF in Mathematics (Chennai)
JQEK JRF in Quantitative Economics (Kolkata)
JQED JRF in Quantitative Economics (Delhi)
JQEB JRF in Quantitative Economics (Bangalore)
JCSK JRF in Computer Science (Kolkata)
JCSB JRF in Computer Science (Bangalore)
JCSC JRF in Computer Science (Chennai)
JQRK JRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research (Kolkata)
JQRD JRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research (Delhi)
JQRC JRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research (Chennai)
JQRH JRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research (Hyderabad)
JLIB JRF in Library and Information Science (Bangalore)
JPMK JRF in Physics and Applied Mathematics (Kolkata)
JAEK JRF in Agriculture and Ecology (Kolkata)
JSOK JRF in Sociology (Kolkata)
JGEK JRF in Geology (Kolkata)
JPSK JRF in Psychology (Kolkata)
JLNK JRF in Linguistics (Kolkata)

Note: Candidates selected for Junior Research Fellowships may be asked to join at a place other than the one opted for, if necessary.
The following relate to specific items in the application form :

i. Items 1 and 2. One box should be left blank between words. The address to which you want correspondence to be sent is to be written here in CAPITAL LETTERS along with telephone number, mobile number and e-mail address, if any.

ii. Items 6 and 7. Relevant documents (see Section 4 (page 8) of this prospectus for details) must be produced at the time of interview, failing which the candidates will not be considered for admission.

iii. Item 8. Choose the programme you want to apply for and write the corresponding code (see the table on the previous page) in the boxes provided. Selection tests for all programmes will be held on the same day. In view of this, candidates are advised to apply to only one programme for the academic year 2014-2015. The option of giving a second preference is available only to applicants to the B Stat (Hons) and B Math (Hons) programmes (see page 10).

iv. Item 9. Admission tests will be conducted at the centres given in the following table. Candidates should name three centres in decreasing order of their preference and write the corresponding codes (see the table below) in the boxes provided.

Code Centre Code Centre Cod Centre
AG Agartala GH Guwahati PT Patna
BG Bangalore HY Hyderabad PU Pune
BP Bhopal JP Jaipur RN Ranchi
BH Bhubaneswar KH Kharagpur SL Shillong
BD Burdwan CC Kolkata SG Siliguri
CH Chandigarh LU Lucknow SR Srinagar
CN Chennai ML Malda ST Surat
CO Cochin MN Mangalore TZ Tezpur
DH Delhi MB Mumbai VN Varanasi
GT Guntur NG Nagpur VP Visakhapatnam

v. Item 10 (a). INMO AWARDEES applying for B Stat (Hons)/B Math (Hons) must mention the year of selection for IMOTC in the space provided. (see page 9)
vi. Item 10 (b). Those applying for M Tech (CS), who have a valid GATE score, must write all the required information in the spaces provided.
vii. Item 11. In case the downloaded application form (available on our website) is used, the applicant must send the Bank Draft along with the filled-in application form, after entering the Bank Draft details in this item.
viii.Item 12. It is most important to fill in this block accurately and completely. Do not forget to include details about the qualifying examination, which you have completed or are due to complete and for which results are not yet published. If you had Mathematics or Statistics as a major subject of study at any stage, be sure to indicate it in the column marked “Subjects”.
Any original documents or copies should not be sent with the application.

Submission of application: Completed applications must reach the following address by 06 MARCH 2013:

DEAN OF STUDIES
ADMISSIONS 2013
INDIAN STATISTICAL INSTITUTE
203 BARRACKPORE TRUNK ROAD
KOLKATA 700 108

Incomplete or, illegible applications or, those received after the due date, will not be considered.

Admit Card: 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.

The Selection Test is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 11 May 2014 (tentative).

In case the admit card is not received by April 25 2014 (tentative), send an e-mail to [email protected] with your name, form no. or Bank draft details. 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 stamp-sized 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.

Note: Candidates who fail to appear at the selection tests will not be considered for admission. On the basis of the performance in the selection tests and past academic records, a limited number of candidates will be asked to appear at an interview for final selection subject to verification of their eligibility with reference to original documents.

Note: Any dispute concerning ADMISSIONS in 2014-2015 shall be settled in Kolkata subject to the jurisdiction of the Kolkata High Court.

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ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Application Fee and Payment

ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Application Fee

Rs. 500.00 for all applicants

  •  in the general category
  •  all applicants for the JRF programmes (irrespective of reservation category)

Rs. 250.00 for applicants for all programmes (excluding the JRF programmes) belonging to reserved categories.

Mode of Payment

  •  CASH: For purchase of application forms from ISI Offices (from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on all working days from Monday to Friday).
  •  BANK DRAFT: For downloaded form, to be drawn in favour of “Indian Statistical Institute” payable at Kolkata and to be attached to the filled-in form.
  •  CASH DEPOSIT TO BANK: For online application, the challan generated must be taken to any branch of State Bank of India with the branch name and code filled in, and the applicant’s signature. The bank will accept in cash the application fee amount printed therein, put in the journal number and the seal and the signature of the bank and return the student’s copy (see item 9 (iii) above).

Note: Postal orders, Money orders and Cheques will not be accepted.

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ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Application Procedure

Application to the programmes being offered by Indian Statistical Institute in the academic year 2014-15, can be made in any one of the three following ways:
(i) The application form, along with the prospectus, can be purchased against payment of the application fee (see next page) in cash from the following centres of the Institute (from 11 am to 2 pm on all working days from Monday to Friday):

  1. Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B. T. Road, Kolkata 700 108.
  2. Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre, 7, S.J.S. Sansanwal Marg, Near Qutab Hotel, Opposite Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi 110 016.
  3. Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore Centre, 8th Mile, Mysore Road, R. V. College P.O., Bangalore 560 059.
  4. Indian Statistical Institute, SQC & OR Unit, 110 Nelson Manickam Road (1st floor), Aminjikarai, Chennai 600 029.
  5. Indian Statistical Institute, SQC & OR Unit, Street No. 8, Habshiguda, Hyderabad 500 007.

The completed form (instructions for filling it are given on page 41) may then be sent to the address given below, so as to reach not later than 06 March 2013.

The Dean of Studies
Admissions 2013
Indian Statistical Institute
203 B. T. Road
Kolkata 700 108.

(ii) The form can also be downloaded from the Institute website. The completed form may be sent to the address given above, along with a bank draft for the application fee (see next page), drawn in favour of Indian Statistical Institute, payable at Kolkata, so as to reach not later than 06 March 2013.
(iii) Application can also be made online through the Institute website. For online application, a student must have access to the Internet, digital images of his photograph and his signature, an email account, Acrobat reader, and a printer to take printout of 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:
1. Applicant’s Photo: 600 pixels (width) × 600 pixels (height), maximum permissible image size being 50KB,
2. Applicant’s Signature: 800 pixels (width) × 300 pixels (height), maximum permissible image size being 30KB.

The applicant must initially create a login account at ISI website 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. The applicant will need to take it to any branch of the State Bank of India with the printed fee amount, fill in the branch name and code, and sign in the designated places on the challan. The bank will accept the cash, put in the journal number and the seal and the signature of the bank and return the applicant’s copy. This copy must be retained by him/her. The student should login again into his account, and fill in the journal number to complete the application.
Once the admit card is generated, those who have applied online, will be notified by e-mail about this, and they will be required to take a printout of the admit card to bring to the exam centres. Other students will get their admit cards by post.

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ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Scope, Eligibility & Selection Procedure – B.Math (Hons)

ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Scope

This three-year degree programme offers comprehensive instruction in basic Mathematics along with rudimentary courses in Probability, Statistics, Computing and Physics. It is so designed that, on successful completion, the students will be able to pursue higher studies in the areas of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematical Physics, etc., or take up a career in applications of Mathematics. This programme is offered only at Bangalore.

ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Eligibility & Selection Procedure

Same as B Stat (Hons) above. In fact, the written test is a common one for both the courses.

A candidate who has applied to the B Math (Hons) programme shall have only one option at a subsequent stage to seek admission to the B Stat (Hons) programme of the Institute. Candidates desirous of exercising this option must inform the Dean of Studies of their decisions either in writing or by sending an e-mail to [email protected] by May 20, 2014 (tentative).

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ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Scope, Eligibility & Selection Procedure – B.Stat (Hons)

ISI Kolkata Admission Scope

This three-year degree programme offers comprehensive instruction in the theory, methods and application of Statistics, in addition to several areas of Mathematics and some basic areas of Computer Science. It also offers optional courses in some other subjects as described in Section 7. It is so designed that, on successful completion, the students will be able to pursue higher studies in areas of Statistics and Mathematics, as well as Computer Science, Economics and allied fields, or take up careers as Statisticians in research institutions and scientific laboratories, government departments or industries. This programme is offered only at Kolkata.

ISI Kolkata Admission Eligibility

In order to be eligible for admission, a student should have successfully completed 10+2 years of Higher Secondary Education (or its equivalent) with Mathematics and English as subjects of study.

ISI Kolkata Admission Selection Procedure

All candidates applying for admission to this programme, except the INMO AWARDEES (see next paragraph), will have to appear for written tests comprising multiple-choice type and short-answer type questions in Mathematics at the Higher Secondary level (10+2 years’ programme). Based on performance in the written tests, a number of candidates are called for interviews.

The written test is waived for candidates who have been selected as INMO AWARDEES to participate in the International Mathematics Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) in the current year or in any previous year, based on their performance in the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO) conducted by the National Board of Higher Mathematics, Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India. Such candidates will be directly called for interviews. However, like all other candidates, such candidates are also required to apply in the prescribed application form for admission to the programme. Merely holding an INMO Certificate of Merit from Homi Bhaba Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) will not suffice for waiver of written tests for selection to the programme.

The final selection of candidates for admission to the programme is based on performances in the two written tests as well as the interviews (only interviews for INMO AWARDEE applicants) and the final list of candidates selected for admission is announced after completion of all the interviews.

A candidate who has applied to the B Stat (Hons) programme shall have only one option at a subsequent stage to seek admission to the B Math (Hons) programme of the Institute. Candidates desirous of exercising this option must inform the Dean of Studies of their decisions either in writing or by sending an e-mail to [email protected] by May 20, 2014 (tentative).

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