The Indian Science Congress Association


(Registered under Act XXI of 1860 : No.21093 of 1953-1954) 139

The objects of the Association shall be :-

(a) To advance and promote the cause of Science in India;
(b) To hold an annual Congress at a suitable place in India;
(c) To publish such proceedings, journals, transactions and other publications as may be considered desirable;
(d) To secure and manage funds and endowments for the promotion of Science including the rights of disposing of, or selling all or any portion of the properties of the Association;
(e) To do and perform any or all other acts, matters and things as are conducive to, or incidental to, or necessary for the above objects.


Membership of the Association shall be open to all persons with graduate or
equivalent academic qualifications, interested in the advancement of science in


  1. A Member of the Association shall have the following rights and privileges—

(A)To contribute papers for presentation at the Session of the Congress.
(B) To receive free of charge, the usual publications issued by the Association for the
Session and copies of Everyman’s Science. A Member shall also be entitled to
purchase other priced publications at a concessional rate.

(C) To seek election for any office of the Association provided the subscription is
received by 15th July.

(D)An Honorary Member shall have the rights and privileges of a member but shall
not be eligible to hold any office.

  1. (A) A Sessional Member shall have the right to receive free of charge, the usual publications issued by the Association relating to the Session of the Congress of which he/she is a member. A Sessional Member shall not have the right to vote or to hold any office. A Sessional Member shall not be eligible to participate in the business meetings of the Sections and the General Body.

(B) A Student Member shall have the right to submit papers for presentation at the Session of the Congress of which he is a member, provided such papers be communicated through a Member, or an Honorary Member of the Association. He/She shall not have the right to vote or to hold any office. A Student Member shall not be eligible to participate in the Business meetings of the Sections and the General Body.


Applications for membership will ordinarily be dealt with by the General Secretary (Membership Affairs) at the Headquarters of the Association upto the 15th December. After that date, application forms for membership will be available at the Office of the Local Secretaries, who will open a separate account for collection of membership fees. The amount thus realised, together with list of members enrolled by them, unused cards, shall be forwarded to the General Secretary (Membership Affairs) immediately after the close of the Congress.

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