Physics and Earth Sciences Division

The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is a unique institution devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. The founder of the Institute, Professor P.C. Mahalanobis, decided to diversify its activities in a way that quantitative data on various sciences - social, biological, physical etc. could be generated within the Institute. It was also foreseen that the diversification would result in a symbiotic relationship between statistics and other academic disciplines. With this in mind, many units in other disciplines were set up. These included Economics, Sociology, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Crop Science, Anthropometry and Human Genetics, Biometry, Biochemistry, Geology, etc. In close collaboration with the statisticians of the Institute, scientists belonging to these units started conducting basic and applied research. Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis, believed that statisticians and scientists working in other branches of science in close proximity will greatly contribute to the development of statistical methods of data analysis. He received strong support from Sir Ronald Fisher and Prof. J.B.S. Haldane, both of whom were closely associated with the Institute. Accordingly several science departments in different discipline established and started to flourish.


There are three units under this division

Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit at Kolkata

Geological Studies Unit at Kolkata

Theoretical and Applied Sciences Unit, North-East Centre at Tezpur

Visiting Scientist Position in GSU:

Announcement No.: Dec/VS/GSU/2021, December 11, 2021

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for recruitment of one Visiting Scientist position purely on temporary basis to carry out full time research to assess the newly emerging techniques of quantitative paleontology on archosauromorphs group of reptiles, especially the rhynchosaurs, phytosaurs, rauisuchians, and sauropod dinosaurs at the Geological Studies Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.



: Ph.D. in Vertebrate Palaeontology. Preference will be given to candidates (i), having research experience on archosaurmorph fossil anatomy; (ii), related publications in peer-reviewed subject journals, especially SJR Q1 journals. Applicant may visit for information.



: A consolidated monthly emolument of  ₹ 40,000/- (Rupees Forty thousand only). No other allowances will be provided.


Tenure of appointment

: The appointment will be for a duration up to 31st March 2022 from the date of his/her joining the Institute, which may be terminated earlier depending on the performances of the candidate.



: Should not exceed 32 years as on 01 January, 2022 with  usual relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/differently abled candidates.

        Eligible and interested candidates should apply for the position with a cover letter, latest curriculum vitae and a brief research proposal on the aforementioned topic merged as a single pdf  addressed to the Director of the Institute, which is required to include (a) Name (In block letters), (b) Permanent/Present Address, (c) E-mail Address, (d) Telephone/Mobile No., (e) Parent’s/Spouse’s Name, (f) Date of birth, (g) Academic Qualifications (with percentage of marks obtained in each examination starting from 10th class), (h) Experience (if any), (i) Aadhar Card No., (j), List of Publications (k) SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled status, self-attested soft copies of all documents/ testimonials latest by 24th December 2021 through e-mail to: Please write “Application for Visiting Scientist” in the subject line of the e-mail. The shortlisted candidates would be intimated by e-mail. The Institute reserves the right not to appoint any of the above.  The recruitment procedure will be carried out maintaining all preventive measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Global epidemic as directed by the Government of India.



Faculty Position:

Advertisement No.: PU/507/ADV/2767, dated 10 February, 2021.

ONE Faculty position is available.

The Division is looking for candidates with a very good academic record, having at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience with background in Physics/ Earth Science/ Geology/Geo-informatics/Environmental Science.



Prof. Preeti Parashar
Physics and Earth Sciences Division
Indian Statistical Institute
203 Barrackpore Trunk Road
Kolkata 700108





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