A full-fledged campus to enhance research work at the northeastern part of the country will soon be established by the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). This will help assisting local problems and issues related to people of the region. The campus would be made on a sprawling 75 acre area that has been allotted by the Government of Assam at a cost of Rs. 150 crore. According to the Director of ISI, Sanghamitra Bandopadhyay the campus, which would be a self-sufficient one, could be fully operational within the next 4 to 5 years.
ISI presently offers a Post Graduate Diploma course from Tezpur Univesrity and many locales have been enrolled to attend this course. The number of courses would increase all the full-fledged campus comes up in the announced area. This would give better opportunities to the northeastern students as they would get an opportunity to pursue higher education without moving out from their own state.
The university can offer courses in biological sciences and economic studies. This will result in development of the local region. The Centre has already allotted funds for development of the northeastern states and these will be utilized for the campus.
In lines with the ISI there was establishment of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) that took place in Shilong way back in 2008. The institute had been a great success in the area and has inspired many young students from the area to apply for higher education since then. According to close authorities the ISI would also be a hit among the regional students. The recent Post Graduate Diploma course in Business Analytics introduced by ISI with IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta has become a huge hit. The course allows the student to study at three campuses six months each during its tenure. The last six months is saved for project work. The course would continue on the next academic session where there would entrance examination to let students get it.