The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), a unique institution devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. Founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata on 17th December, 1931, the institute gained the status of an Institution of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament, the Indian Statistical Institute act, in 1959. ISI is completely funded by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India. The Chennai Centre is actively invloved in research in areas of Statistics, Game Theory, Graph Theory, Logic, Cryptogaphy, Physics and Mathematics. We offer a Master's program in Statistics, and Doctoral programs in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistical Quality Control.