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About Indian Statistical Institute, [ISI] Mumbai

The Indian Statistical Institute (I.S.I.), founded by Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis grew out of the Statistical Laboratory set up by him in the Presidency College in Calcutta. In 1932, the Institute was registered as a non-profit making learned society for the advancement of statistics in India. A few years later the Institute’s achievements in research that included innovative projects on sample surveys of agricultural crops and socio-economic after-effects of the Bengal famine (1943-44) as well as path breaking research publications of Professor R.C.Bose on experimental designs in the Annals of Eugenics (1939) bought recognition in India and abroad. The Institute is now considered as one of the foremost centres in the world for training and research in statistics and the related sciences. Under the leadership of Professor P C Mahalanobis, the Institute also initiated and promoted the interaction of statistics with natural and and social sciences to unfold the role of statistics as a key technology which explicated the twin aspects of statistics - its general applicability and its dependence on other disciplines for its own development. In keeping with this long tradition, the Institute has been engaged in developing statistics theory and methods and their practical applications in various branches of science and technology.

India is very vast in terms of the population, economy, industrialization, demographic dividend, gender equality, social or financial factors. With the mammoth size comes the complexity of quantitative measurement in areas of development and reform. Our country was blessed with highly esteemed scholars like P.C. Mahalanobis who build the skeletal framework of Indian Statistical Institute. Regarded by the Act of Parliament, 1959 as an Institute of National Importance, Indian Statistical Institute Mumbai is a part of the majestic group that provides research, training, analysis, data collection and surveys in various areas such as operations management, economics or statistics. It has the propensity to provide training and consultation working on six-sigma projects that are of paramount significance to the industry and economy.

The major objectives of the Institute, as given in the Memorandum are

  • To promote the study and dissemination of knowledge of statistics, to develop statistical theory and methods, and their use in research and practical application generally, with special reference to problems of planning of national development and social welfare;

  • To undertake research in various fields of natural and social sciences with a view to the mutual development of statistics and these sciences.

  • To provide for, and undertake, the collection of information, investigation projects and operational research for purposes of planning and the improvement of efficiency of management and production.

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Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860), West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961


 Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) of the Government of India


Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research


Statistics Application, Six Sigma, Management system, Human Resource development initiatives, Six Sigma Black Belt


Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Economics

Why to join Indian Statistical Institute?

  • State of the art Stature – It is one of the finest public institutes of India that has completed some exceptional surveys and studies in the field of social science thus contributing to the socio-economic development of the country. Degrees and diplomas are available in the area of Statistical Management, Operations Management and HRD initiatives.

  • Notable Achievements- Known as the brainchild of the pioneers of the first indigenous computer, ISI is known for its stupendous feats in form of successful surveys, acclaimed journals, distinguished alumni, and worldwide recognition. This institute also provides special training for probationary and diplomatic officers. Besides, some its exclusive programs are Statistical Process Control (SPC). Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Design of Experiments (DOE) and Quality Function Deployment (QFD).


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