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.
- ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Courses Offered
- ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Admission Procedure
- ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Scope, Eligibility & Selection Procedure – B.Stat (Hons)
- ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Scope, Eligibility & Selection Procedure – B.Math (Hons)
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- ISI Kolkata Admission 2014 Application Fee and Payment
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