JAMMU, Mar 4: The University Grants Commission, New Delhi, has nominated Prof J P Singh Joorel, Professor of Statistics, Univ-ersity of Jammu, on the Council of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) as its nominee.
ISI has its headquarters at Kolkata, West Bengal. It has four subsidiary centres focused in academics at Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Tezpur and a branch at Giridih. In addition, the Institute has a network of units of Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research at Vadodara, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune engaged in guiding the industries, within and outside India, in developing the most up to date quality management systems and solving critical problems of quality, reliability and productivity. The ISI Council is the highest policy making body of the Institute as per the Memorandum of Association.
Internationally acclaimed scientists Prof Vijay Kelkar, Padma Vibhushan and Prof Goverdhan Mehta, FNA, FRS are the president and Chairman of the ISI Council. Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is an academic institute of national importance as recognized by a 1959 Act of the Indian Parliament. ISI is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions focused on Statistics. The ISI is now considered as one of the foremost centres in the world for training and research in Statistics, Computer Science and related sciences. It functions under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) of the Government of India.