Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics

Indian Statistical Institute

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The PG Diploma in Applied Statistics is fully developed and taught by the Indian Statistical Institute, and is taught by the same faculty that teach the rigorous and tough to get into on-campus programmes. As a student, you will be able to learn on your schedule and on the device of your choice. Courses include supplementary readings, video lectures, assignments, and discussion forums that help you spark connections with your peers.

What are students saying?
"I would like to express my gratitude to ISI and Coursera for providing a well-designed program with excellent content. The program covers a vast syllabus, and the pre-recorded videos are a great mode of delivery. Prof. Debashish & Prof. Debapriyo are helpful and resolve queries within the stipulated time. Although this is a new course, the Institute has a legacy of 90 years of solving academic and industrial problems. The Institute and Coursera's commitment to excellence ensures that students receive the best possible education. I highly recommend this program and would give it a rating of 4.8/5. If you find the course challenging, remember the valuable knowledge you stand to gain and keep learning to complete the program successfully."Shashank Singh
"Being an Economics student seeking to improve my quantitative abilities, I discovered this program to be an excellent match for my needs! The course curriculum is designed by top-tier faculty members from ISI, Kolkata, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to interact with them on a weekly basis. I am thrilled to pursue the Data Science specialisation in the upcoming semester. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with my experience."Vinayakan Sajeev
"Reflecting on my experience after completing half a year of the programme, I have acquired a thorough understanding of applied statistics. Balancing a full-time job with the programme requirements was challenging, but I was able to manage it successfully. I am eagerly anticipating the second half of the program and would highly recommend it to anyone seeking a practical comprehension of statistics."Preissner Sebastian

Alumni benefits

After successful completion of the programme, you will become a member of the exclusive ISI Alumni Association (ISIAA) and gain the same benefits as the on-campus graduates.

Access an elite student community :

  1. Gain a global perspective to data science - 27% learners are studying from 15 different nations such as the USA, UK, Norway, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Australia, etc.
  2. Learn from experienced industry professionals - 80%+ learners are working professionals seeking to advance their skills and career (36% have 10+ years of experience). 40% of the batch are 35+ years old.
  3. Network with industry leaders - Many learners are senior professionals at large MNCs and PSUs such as Microsoft, IBM, Accenture, EY, Volvo, BlackRock, Tata Motors and Wipro.

Enhanced flexibility features :

  1. Payment flexibility - Choose to pay in instalments rather than paying for the entire program upfront to better plan and finance your education.
  2. Self-paced learning - Complete your studies in up to 36 months at no additional cost - focus on your academic pursuits without compromising on your other commitments.
  3. Classes that suit your schedule - Manage your work and studies better by attending classes in the evenings and on weekends.
  4. Choose your specialisation - Choose amongst either data analytics or official statistics (or both), depending on your area of interest.

Other program highlights :

Access your courses from anywhere — you can even download them to your mobile device and study offline without using your data plan.

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.