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ISI Admission Test 2014

Indian Statistical Institute
203 B.T. Road, Kolkata-700108

Admission Notice 1 Session 2014-15

The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata shall conduct ISI Admission Test 2014 for admission into following programmes and courses:

B Stat (Hons), B Math (Hems), M.Stat, M.Math, MS (QE), MS (QMS), MS (LIS), M.Tech (CS), M.Tech (QROR), PG Diploma and Research Fellowships

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 1 July 2014 may also apply. Stipends/Fellowships as mentioned against each programme will be available to the deserving candidates.


1. 3-year B Stat (Hons): Successful completion of Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent examination with Mathematics and English. Stipend Rs. 3000/- per month (Offered at Kolkata).

2. 3-year B Math (Hons): Successful completion of Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent examination with Mathematics and English. Stipend Rs. 3000/- per month (Offered at Kolkata).

3. 2-year M.Stat: 3-year Bachelor’s degree with Statistics as a full subject, or a B Stat / B Math Degree / PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics from ISI. Stipend Rs. 5000/- per month (Offered at Delhi and Chennai).

4. 2-Year M Math: 3-year Bachelor’s degree or a BE/B.Tech degree with Mathematics and an exceptionally strong background in Analysis and Abstract Algebra or a B Stat / B Math degree from ISI. Stipend Rs. 5000/- per month. (Offered at Kolkata).

5. 2-year Master of Science (MS) in Quality Economics: 3-year Bachelor’s degree in Economics / Mathematics / Statistics / Physics or a B Stat degree from ISI or a BE/BTech degree with knowledge of Economics and Mathematics at the undergraduate level. Stipend Rs. 5000/- per month (Offered at Kolkata and Delhi).

6. 2-year Master of Science (MS) in Quality Management Science: 3-year Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics. Stipend Rs. 5000/- per month (Offered at Benguluru-Hyderabad, see details in Prospectus).

7. 2-year Master of Science (MS) in Library and Information Science: 3-year Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Stipend Rs. 5000/- per month (Offered at Benguluru).

8. 2-year M.Tech in Computer Science: (i) Master’s degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Physics / Electronic Science / Computer Science / Computer Applications / Information Technology OR (ii) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology OR Any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE or, GRAD IETE or, DOEACC ‘B’ Level). Stipend Rs. 8000/- per month (Offered at Kolkata). A candidate with a Valid GATE Scores above a threshold (to be decided by Selection Committee) in his/her own subject would be directly called for Interview. However, such candidates are required to apply in the prescribed application form like all other candiates.

9. 2-Year M Tech in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research: (i) Master’s degree in Statistics or Master’s degree in Mathematics with Probability and Statistics as Major Subjects OR Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Technology Or Equivalent Or PG Diploma in SQC & OR from ISI. (ii) Knowledge of Mathematics at Graduate level and knowledge of Physics and Chemistry at Higher Secondary Level. Stipend Rs. 8000/- per month (Offered at Kolkata).

10. 1-year PG Diploma in Statistical Method and Analytics: 3-year Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Economics. Stipend Rs. 2000/- per month (Offered at ISI NE Centre at Tezpur, exclusively for the domiciled North-East students).

11. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF):

(a) Statistics: (i) A good academics record with M.Stat, MA/M.Sc or equivalent degree in Statistics, Or, (ii) outstanding mathematical maturity with B Stat / B Math, BA/BSc or equivalent degree with Statistics as the Main Subject (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai)

(b) Mathematics: (i) A good academic record with M.Stat, M.Math, MA/MSc or equivalent degree in Mathematics Or, (ii) outstanding mathematical maturity with B.Stat/B.Math, BA/B.Sc or equivalent degree with Mathematics as the main subject (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi, Benguluru and Chennai).

(c) Quantitative Economics: (i) A good academic record with MS (QE), M.Stat, MA/M.Sc or equivalent degree in Statistics / Mathematics / Economics / Econometrics OR (ii) Outstanding mathematical maturity with BA/BSc degree with Economics as the main subject. A candidate possessing a Master’s degree in any subject with Mathematics/Statistics as a full subject at the undergraduate level is also eligible (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi and Benguluru).

(d) Computer Science: A good academic record with ME/M.Tech or equivalent degree in Electronics / Telecommunication / Radio Physics / Computer Science / Electrical Engineering /  Microwave Communications / Information Technology / Bioinformatics / Biotechnology with Mathematics as a compulsory subject at the graduate level or a good academic record with M Sc / MCA / MA or equivalent degree in Physics / Mathematics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics / Electronics Sciences /  Computer Science / Atmospheric Science / Information Technology / Bioinformatics / Biotechnology with Mathematics as a compulsory subject at the graduate level. Outstanding candidates having BE/B Tech or equivalent degree in the above subjects will also be eligible (Offered at Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru).

(e) Quality, Reliability and Operations Research: A good academic record with M Tech / ME / MS / M Phil or equivalent degree in Quality / reliability / Operations Research or a good academic record with M Stat / M Sc / MA or equivalent degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Physics with Mathematics as a compulsory subject at the graduate level. Outstanding candidates having BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in the above subjects will also be eligible (offered at Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai).

(f) Physics and Applied Mathematics: A good academic record with M.Sc in Applied Physics / Mathematics / Statistics (Offered at Kolkata).

(g) Agriculture and Ecology: A good academic record with M.Sc in Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy Or M.Sc / M.Stat or equivalent degree in Statistics Or M.Sc in Botany with specialization in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Or M.Sc in Environmental Sciences (Offered at Kolkata).

(h) Human Genetics: A good academic record with M.Sc in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Zoology (Offered at Kolkata).

(i) Geology: A Good academic record with MA/MSc in Geology / Applied Geology or equivalent Geophysics / Remote Sensing and GIS or Other Equivalent (Offered at Kolkata)

(j) Library and Information Science: A consistently good academic record with first or high second class in MS (LIS)  awarded by ISI or Associateship in Documentation and Information Science of ISIS or NISCAIR / INSDOC or its equivalent degree (such as Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from any University) with atleast 55% marks in undergraduate programme (Offered at Benguluru).

(k) Linguistics: A consistently good academic record with a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics / English as the Honours / full subject and First Class or High Second Class in Master’s degree in Linguistics (with specialization in Applied Linguistics Language Teaching / Translation Studies / Discourse Study) (Offered at Kolkata).

Fellowships for 11 (a) to 11 (k): (i) Applicants with ME / MTech or Equivalent: Rs. 18000 per month and (ii) others: Rs. 16000/- per month. A special fellowship of Rs. 20000 per month is also available for outstanding candidates in each of the following subjects: (A) Statistics, (B) Mathematics, (C) Computer Science, (D) Quantitative Economics and (E) Quality, Reliability and Operations Research (Details are available in the prospectus).

Selection of candidates is based on Merit as judged by their performance in written tests and interviews conducted by the Institute. Past academic record may also be taken into consideration.

Note: Candidates selected for Junior Research Fellowships may be asked to join at a place other than opted for, if necessary.

Due consideration is given to SC / ST / OBC / Physically Challenged candidates for all programmes from 1 to 10 above (i.e. excluding Junior Research Fellowship programmes). Detailed procedures for selection of the candidates who have been offered Junior Research Fellowships by the CSIR / NBHM are available in the prospectus. Limited Hostel facilities are available.

Application Procedure

Candidates from outside India may send an e-mail to dean@isical.ac.in with subject Admission 2014-15 for the Application Procedure.

Candidates in India can apply only ONLINE through the official website http://www.isical.ac.in~deanweb

Applicants should read carefully the instructions, prospectus given in the website before filling in the application form.

An applicant must have access to the Internet, an email account, acrobat reader and need to have a digital copy of his / her photo and signature in appropriate format and size (see Prospectus).

Application Fee: Rs. 500 for all applicants in the General Category and all applicants for the JRF Programes  (irrespective of the reserved category); Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged candidates for all programmes excluding JRF Programmes.

Mode of Payment: The challan generated by the online system must be taken to any branch of State Bank of India. The bank will accept only in cash the application as given above and bank charges (Rs. 40/-)

Incomplete / Improper Application Form will be rejected.

For further queries, prospectus, sample questions etc visit http://www.isical.ac.in/~deanweb

Important Dates

  • Availability of Online Application: 5 February 2014
  • Last date for submission of online application: 6 March 2014
  • Payment of Application Fee at SBI Branches Starts: 7 February 2014
  • Payment of Application Fee at SBI Branches Ends: 9 March 2014
  • ISI Admission Test: 11 May 2014

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