Indian Statistical Institute to set up centre in Northeast
The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) will set up its fifth centre in the northeast region and start academic activities in its two-year old Chennai centre by next year.
Kolkata: The Indian Statistical Institute
(ISI) will set up its fifth centre in the northeast region and start academic activities in its two-year old Chennai centre by next year.
Either Imphal or Itanagar will be the location of the new
ISI centre and a final decision in this regard will be taken
after examining all aspects and talking to the state
governments concerned, the new director of ISI, Prof Bimal
Kumar Roy, said here today.
"About 10 acres of land is required for the centre. A
team will be sent to Imphal and Itanagar soon to talk to the
Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh governments respectively over
the project. After the team submits a report, the final
decision will be taken," Roy, who took charge yesterday, said.
After approval of the Council, the highest decision
making body of the ISI, the project would be officially
announced by November, he said.
"In the Northeast, only some short-term workshops had
been organised earlier by the ISI. And now we are planning a
consolidated programme for the region," he said.
"Initially we will begin from a temporary accommodation from where training programmes will be run in three disciplines” official statistics, statistical methods,
and computer application."