Applications invited for admissions 2019-20 at Kolkata Indian Statistical Institute


Are you interested to study at Kolkata Indian Statistical Institute? How to apply for admissions 2019-2020 at Kolkata Indian Statistical Institute? Check out this article to know the details of 2019 admission procedure including the degree/diploma programs and research fellowships, eligibility, stipend/fellowships, important dates etc.

The Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata popularly known as ISI, was established in the year 1931 by
Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. The institute has its headquarters located in Kolkata. At present, the Institute is operating at places like Delhi, Tezpur, Bengaluru and Chennai. After completing ISI courses, majority of the students will get opportunities to join research programs in India as well as abroad OR they can even get attractive positions in the industry or government departments. Even before completing the qualifying degree examination, majority of the students will get employment offers or admission to other PhD programs. The facilities of this institute include hostels for students in Kolkata, Tezpur, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad premises . The Indian Statistical Institute campus at Giridih also provides some limited hostel facilities. Only a nominal rent will be charged per month for accommodation in this hostels. But the students are responsible for payment of food charges. Now the latest news regarding Kolkata Indian Statistical Institute is that it has invited applications from eligible candidates for the courses starting for the academic year 2019-2020. The courses will be conducted at different campuses of Indian Statistical Institute. You have to refer the official website of Indian Statistical Institute to know the details of those campuses.

Degree/Diploma programs and Research fellowships 2019-2020 at Indian Statistical Institute

  • Bachelor of Statistics : 3 years(B.Stat)(Hons)
  • Bachelor of Mathematics: 3 years(B.Math)(Hons)
  • Master of Statistics: 2 years(M.Stat)
  • Master of Mathematics: 2 years(M.Math)
  • MS in Quantitative Economics: 2 years(MS QE)
  • MS in Quality Management Science: 2 years(MS QMS)
  • MS in Library and Information Science: 2 years(MS LIS)
  • M.Tech in Computer Science: 2 years(M.Tech CS)
  • M.Tech in Cryptology and Security: 2 year(M.Tech CrS)
  • M.Tech in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research: 2 year(M.Tech QROR)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application: 1 year(PGDCA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Statistical methods and Analytics: 1 year(PGDSMA)
  • Junior Research Fellowships in Biological Science, Statistics, Library and Information Science, Quantitative Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geology, Quality, Reliability and Operations Research, Physics and Applied Mathematics.

Eligibility for Degree/Diploma programs

  1. Bachelor of Statistics - An applicant who have successfully completed 10+2 years of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent with Mathematics and English as subjects are eligible for this program.
  2. Bachelor of Mathematics - Same as the eligibility for Bachelor of Statistics
  3. Master of Statistics - An applicant must have a three-year Bachelor's degree or a BE/B Tech degree with Statistics as a subject OR a B Math degree from ISI or a Post-Graduate Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics from ISI in order to get eligible for this program
  4. Master of Mathematics - An applicant must have a three year Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or a BE/B Tech Degree with Mathematics as a subject or a B Stat degree from ISI to be eligible for this program
  5. MS in Quantitative Economics - Applicants with a 3 year Bachelor's degree in any discipline and have passed the 12th standard examination with Mathematics as a subject are eligible for this program
  6. MS in Quality Management Science - Candidates with a a three-year Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject or a BE/ B Tech degree in any discipline are eligible for this program.
  7. MS in Library and Information Science - An applicant with a three-year Bachelor's degree in any discipline are eligible for this program
  8. M.Tech in Computer Science - Candidates with a a Master's degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics/ Electronic Science/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology or a BE/ B Tech degree or any other qualification considered equivalent are eligible to apply for this program
  9. M.Tech in Cryptology and Security - Eligibility is the same as M Tech in Computer Science program
  10. M.Tech in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research - Candidates with a Master's Degree in Statistics with Physics and Chemistry at the (10+2) level or a Master's Degree in Mathematics with Statistics as a subject at undergraduate or post-graduate level and Physics and Chemistry at the (10+2) level or a BE/B Tech degree or any other qualification considered equivalent are eligible for this program
  11. Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application - Candidates with a 3 year Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with Mathematics as a subject are eligible for this program
  12. Post Graduate Diploma in Statistical methods and Analytics - Candidates with a a three-year Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with Mathematics as a subject OR a BE/B Tech degree or any other qualification considered equivalent are eligible for this program

Eligibility for Junior Research Fellowships

  1. Statistics: An applicant must have M Stat degree from ISI or an MA/M Sc or equivalent degree in Statistics. for applying for this program
  2. Mathematics: An applicant must have an M Stat/ M Math degree from ISI or an MA/ M Sc or equivalent degree in Mathematics or an ME/ M Tech degree or equivalent with Mathematics as a subject in order to be eligible for this program
  3. Quantitative Economics: Those who have a Master's degree in any discipline with Economics/ Mathematics/ Statistics as a subject at the undergraduate or postgraduate level are eligible for this program
  4. Computer Science: An applicant must have an ME/ M Tech or equivalent Master's degree in Electronics/ Telecommunication/ Radio Physics/ Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering/ Microwave Communications/ Information Technology/ Biotechnology with Mathematics as a subject at the undergraduate or postgraduate level or an M Sc/ MCA/ MA or equivalent Master's 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 for applying for this program
  5. Quality, Reliability and Operations Research : An applicant must have an M Tech/ ME/ MS/ M Phil or equivalent degree in Quality/ Reliability/ Operations Research or an M Stat/ M Sc/ MA or equivalent degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/Physics with Mathematics as a subject at the undergraduate or postgraduate level for applying for this program
  6. Physics and Applied Mathematics: Candidates with an M Sc degree in Physics or an M Sc degree in Mathematics or equivalent are eligible for this program
  7. Geology: Those who have a M Sc degree in Geology or equivalent with minimum 55% marks can apply here
  8. Biological Science: Candidates having an M.Sc. (Ag) in Agronomy/ Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science/Entomology / Plant Pathology/ Nematology / Plant Nematology OR an M.Sc. in Environmental Science/ Agricultural Biotechnology OR an M Sc in Zoology with specialization in Nematology can apply
  9. Library and information Science: Candidates with MS (LIS) awarded by ISI or Associateship in Documentation and Information Science OR its equivalent degree like Master's degree in Library and Information Science from any Indian/Foreign University can apply here

Note: For information regarding stipend/fellowships, candidates should refer the official website www.isical.ac.in

Application fees

  • General category: Rs 1250/-
  • SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD candidates: Rs 625/-

How to make the payment?

In the case of online application, the application fee can be collected through the SBI Collect website. You can make the payment using Net Banking, Debit/ Credit Card or even through Challan for cash payment at SBI Branch. In the case of payment of application fee, you have to allow at least 2 working days from the date of completion of application at Indian Statistical Institute Admission Portal. SBI will collect appropriate additional bank charges on top of those application fee. So after two working days from the date of payment of application fee, you have to check the admission status mentioned at the ISI Admission Portal for verifying fees.

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply online through the official website of Indian Statistical Institute mentioned as www.isical.ac.in

How to get admission?

There will be an admission test which will be conducted at various centers all over India. All students including the overseas candidates are required to appear for the test at any of the centres mentioned below in India.

ISI admission test centers 2019

  • Ahmedabad AD
  • Bengaluru BG
  • Bhubaneswar BH
  • Chandigarh CH
  • Chennai CN
  • Cochin CO
  • Coimbatore CM
  • Dehradun DN
  • Delhi DH
  • Durgapur DP
  • Guwahati GH
  • Hyderabad HY
  • Indore ID
  • Jaipur JP
  • Jamshedpur JS
  • Kanpur KN
  • Kolkata CC
  • Mumbai MB
  • Nagpur NG
  • Patna PT
  • Pune PU
  • Raipur RP
  • Ranchi RN
  • Silchar SC
  • Siliguri SG
  • Tezpur TZ
  • Varanasi VN
  • Vijayawada VJ
  • Visakhapatnam VP

Important dates

  • Last date for submitting online application form: 12 March 2019
  • ISI admission test date: 12 May 2019
  • Last date for payment of application fees: 19 March 2019
  • Start date of issuing admit cards: 9 April 2019

Contact information


Address: Indian Statistical Institute, 203 Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata 700108, India
Tel: 033-25752001 (Operator)/ 25752500 (Admissions)/ 2575-3304 (Director's Office)/ 25778597 (Guest House)
Fax: 033-25776680 (General)/ 25776925 (Director's Office)
Email: postmaster(at)isical.ac.in
Website: www.isical.ac.in


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