ISI Kolkata Campus
The Kolkata campus of the Indian Statistical Institute is located in a sprawling 30-acre estate on the Barrackpore Trunk Road (B.T. Road) in the Baranagore suburb of Greater Kolkata. It consists of two approximately equal parts - the office complex and the residential complex, - separated by a public road. This road (Girish Chand Ghosh Street) connects B.T. Road with Gopal Lal Tagore Road, a road which runs along the western boundary of the main campus. The office complex bears door numbers 203, 204, and the residential complex, 205. There is a connection between the two parts of the campus through a subway; to move between the residential and office complexes.
How to Reach ISI
The ISI campus lies five kilometers North of the Shyambazar five-point crossing. If you are coming from the airport, drive towards Dunlop Bridge (via Nager Bazar and Chiria More). If you are coming from the downtown area or one of the railway stations, you will have to drive past Shyambazar and Chiria More. As you approach Dunlop Bridge, the boundary wall of the ISI campus will be visible on your left. The residential campus is at the Bus Stop called Bon Hooghly and the office campus is at the Bus Stop called ISI or Statistical. The Bus Stop further to the Statistical Bus Stop is Dunlop Bridge, which is an important landmark. Dunlop Bridge is also a useful way of describing the general destination when you are asking for directions.
Kolkata has a huge fleet of Black and Yellow taxis, most of which are Ambassadors. They run on Electronic meter. The Electronic meter starts at Rs. 25/-. Please ensure that the meter is started at the beginning of the journey.
If you are coming from the airport or one of the railway stations, it is better to hire a taxi from the prepaid taxi booth. Mention the destination as Dunlop Bridge at the pre-paid Taxi booth counter. In this case you have to pay the total fare at the taxi booth. The prepaid taxi fare is marginally higher than normal, but it is a surer and safer mode of transport.
There are a large number of buses and minibuses that pass by the Institute campus. 3, 32A, 34B/1, 78, 78/1, 201, 214, 222, 230, 234, 234/1, DN9, DN9/1, 9A, S11, S32 and GL32. AC 6, AC 23A, AC 25, AC 50, AC 54. The minibuses plying from Howrah to Nimta/Belgharia/Rathtala, from BBD Bag to DunlopBridge, from Babughat to Sodepur/New Barrackpore, and Garia to Belur Math go past the ISI gates before reaching Dunlop Bridge. While riding the bus from the city, the major bus stops on your way (from South to North) would be Shyambazar, Chiria More, Sinthi More and Tobin Road. The Bon Hooghly Bus Stop is where you have to get down in order to enter the residential campus at 205 B T Road. The next Bus Stop is ISI / Statistical, which is located just outside the entrance of the main office campus at 203 B.T. Road.