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Submitted by Anushree Goswami, on February 19, 2020

ISI: Indian Standards Institute / Inter-Service Intelligence / Indian Statistical Institute

1) ISI: Indian Standards Institute

ISI is an abbreviation of the Indian Standards Institute. It was founded to build standards for the systematic industrial expansion and development and preserving eminence in industrial production. It offers an ISI mark that shows the certified industrial product authenticity in India.


On 6 January 1947, the ISI was founded and in June 1947, Dr. Lal C. Verman became the first Director of ISI. In the present time, ISI is now recognized as BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). It examines and ensures the quality and standard of every product and offers them a certification mark. BIS is officially sanctioned to provide certification by the legislation of 1986. ISI mark is compulsory for certifying products to trade in the market of India.

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General products with ISI marks

  • LPG Cylinders
  • Electrical equipment
  • Packaged foods and drinking water
  • Thermometers
  • Kitchen appliances and equipment
  • Packaged Grocery items etc.

Abuses of ISI marks

In the market, there are lots of products with fake ISI marks. The ISI marks which are used on the products are not officially certified and some traders are selling their products with fake ISI marks. Therefore, a person should be very cautious and alert in choosing the products, when they go for purchasing.

Fake ISI marks features

The compulsory 7 digit license number doesn't carry by Fake ISI marks.

The number which signifies the Indian standard certification for the specific product is an IS number on top of the ISI mark.

2) ISI: Inter-Service Intelligence

ISI is also an abbreviation of Inter-Service Intelligence. It is an intelligence bureau agency in Pakistan. Its head office is situated in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is a leading intelligence service, which in charge of offering intelligence assessment and national security in Pakistan. The current Director-General executive of ISI is Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed.

3) ISI: Indian Statistical Institute

ISI is also an abbreviation of the Indian Statistical Institute. It is a university which is situated in Kolkata, West Bengal. The other branches of this university are situated in Delhi, Bangalore, Tejpur, and Chennai. On 17 December 1931, it was founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata.

ISI is one of the oldest and most regarded deemed institutions in the field of Statistics. This university provides many courses like Statistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics. The university is approved by UGC, NAAC, and AIU.

The list of a variety of courses provided by this university,

  • Bachelors of Statistics (Honors)
  • Master of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (Honors)
  • Master of Mathematics
  • Master of Technology in Computer Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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