The Indian Statistical Institute, has a long history and its modest beginnings go back to the Statistical Laboratory by the visionary P. C. Mahalanobis.

The origins of this Division can be traced to the Research and Training School of the Institute, known worldwide as the RTS. The RTS made a significant impact on the international scene in statistics and mathematics during the fifties and sixties. RTS hosted distinguished visitors like R. A. Fisher, A. N. Kolmogorov , Yu V. Linnik, Yu V Prokhorov, J. L. Doob, Norbert Winer, J. Neyman, Abraham Wald, E. J. G. Pitman among others. Its alumni include C. R. Rao, R C Bose, D. Basu, S. N. Roy, S. D. Chatterjee, V. S. Varadarajan, K. R. Parthasarathy, R. Ranga Rao, J Sethuraman and S. R. S. Varadhan.

In 1976, the Institute was reorganised into several Divisions. Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics was, and still is, the largest of the Divisions. Initially, the Division had two units one in Kolkata and the other in Delhi; later the Bangalore Unit.




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