Academic institute of national importance as recognised by a 1959 act of the Indian Parliament
According to Wikipedia,
Indian Statistical Institute is a Civil Service and Research institute which is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the 1959 act of the Indian parliament. It grew out of the Statistical Laboratory set up by Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in Presidency College, Kolkata. Established in 1931, this unique institution of India is one of the oldest institutions focused on statistics, and its early reputation led it to being adopted as a model for the first US institute of Statistics set up at the Research Triangle, North Carolina by Gertrude Mary Cox.
Indian Statistical Institute is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:
Indian Statistical Institute's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Mathematics, Economics, and Social Work. Here are some of Indian Statistical Institute's most famous alumni:
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