Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis started the serious study of the discipline of Statistics in India. He made fundamental and lasting contributions to its development and application. He founded the Indian Statistical Institute with the aim of teaching and research in Statistics and allied subjects. The Institute is commemorating his 125th Birth Anniversary in 2017-18.

On this occasion, a conference in Statistics and Probability is being organized at the Kolkata campus of the Institute, to be held on January 2-4, 2018. We hope you will consider joining us in these celebrations and participate in this conference.

Plenary speakers

  • Prof. Probal Chaudhuri, Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  • Prof. Regina Liu, Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, Rutgers University, USA.
  • Prof. Christian Robert, Ceremade - Universit√© Paris-Dauphine

Academic program

The academic program for the conference is available here.


Accommodation has been arranged for participants who have registered before October 31. See this page for details.

Important dates

Please make note of the following dates to help you plan. The website will be updated with further details in due course.

August 31, 2017
Abstract submission closed
September 15, 2017
Acceptance Decision
October 31, 2017
Early bird registration


Registration for the conference is open. The registration includes:

  • Morning and Afternoon Tea and Lunch for 3 days.
  • Conference dinner on January 3.
  • Attendance to all sessions.
  • Abstract book and Conference Kit.

Please visit this page for details.

Registration fees

Till October 31After October 31
Faculty (Indian)INR 4000INR 5000
Student (Indian)INR 2000INR 3000
Faculty (Non-Indian)USD 250USD 300
Student (Non-Indian)USD 125USD 150

Astrostatistics workshop

There will be a post-conference workshop on January 5. There is no registration fee for the workshop. Interested students / researchers / faculties are requested to send email to Ms. Swagata Chakraborty at confirming participation by December 15, 2017.

Date: January 5, 2018, Friday

Time: 10 am to 5pm

Venue: NAB1, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Resource Persons:

  • Prof. G. Jogesh Babu, Penn State University, USA
  • Prof. Archana Pai, IIT Mumbai
  • Prof. Sukanta Bose, IUCAA, Pune
  • Prof. Rajesh Nayak, IISER-Kolkata


Please email Kiranmoy Das and Indranil Mukhopadhyay at for more information.