Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics

Indian Statistical Institute

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Who is the Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics for?

What is the eligibility criteria?

You only require a Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree from any recognised university in India or abroad, and high-school maths skills in calculus and algebra, in order to apply for this PG Diploma.

Who is the ideal candidate?

If you are passionate about working with data and interested in evidence-based decision making, then this program is perfect for you! This program is ideal for professionals working in data analytics, policy making, applied/ official statistics, predictive analytics and other data-driven roles.

Whether you’re looking to launch a new career, advance your current career, or make a career change, this programme offers an excellent opportunity to develop your ability to collect, manage, and analyse large data sets and build your analytical expertise.

Application Timelines

The following are important deadlines for your application process:

App SubmissionAssessmentPayment Deadline
12 May 202418 May 2024Pay INR 20,000/ USD 267 within 15 days of receiving the admit letter

Admission Process

  • Submit your application within 10 minutes : Update your details and upload your degree certificate, transcript and a valid ID proof.
  • Prepare for assessment: You may choose to prepare for the assessment by going through key formulae and revision notes here. The Indian Statistical Institute has also identified the Basic Mathematics course to assist you while preparing for the assessment.
  • Take the assessment : You may take the practice assessment before attempting the main one. You will be provided 2 attempts and need at least 35% to pass - there is no negative marking.
  • Application Review : Your details will be reviewed by the ISI faculty.
  • Receive an admit letter : If you meet all the admission criteria.

The comprehensive list of topics that will help you prepare are as follows :

  1. Linear equations
  2. Quadratic equations
  3. Arithmetic and geometric progression/series
  4. Simple inequalities
  5. Equations of straight line and circle
  6. Elementary set theory
  7. Permutation and combination
  8. Binomial expansion
  9. Elementary probability and conditional probability
  10. Basics of functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, maximum and minimum, integration
  11. Elementary knowledge of complex numbers
  12. Basics of vectors and matrices

To know more, download the programme brochure.

Important Note: The above online resource is provided for recommendation purposes only and using it is not mandatory for any applicant. Copyrights for all the above recommended online resources are with their respective owners only.

Applications for the September 2024 cohort are open.

The priority deadline to to apply is on 12 May 2024. To learn more about the programme:


Only limited seats available.

Benefits of applying earlier:

  • Get an early decision from the Admissions team on your application
  • Exclusive access to 4000+ top courses on Coursera upon enrolment
  • Adequate time to submit all application documents

Classes start on 14 March 2024.


If you have any questions, please contact pgdas.support@isical.ac.in.

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We encourage you to investigate whether this diploma meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.