Membership and Grades
Associate Membership :

The grade of Associate is limited to those working in advancing the theory or application of Computer Science, Information Technology or other related disciplines. For admission to this grade the candidate should be Graduate of any discipline.

Educational Membership :
(Academic) Institutional Membership

Benefits available for this category of membership are listed below:
  • Recognition by Accreditation bodies for association with a professional organization
  • Grant of Free nominee membership to three faculty members with voting rights & log-in privilege on CSI knowledge portal
  • 4 copies of CSI Communications every month
  • Access to CSI knowledge portal and distinguished speaker list and eligibility for volunteering to be a speaker.
  • Eligibility to apply for assistance to attend International conferences
  • Concessional rates for CSI Conferences and Tutorials for nominees
  • Eligibility to publish articles in CSI communications and Transactions for nominees
  • Discounted IEEE membership rate for faculty
  • Reciprocal membership of BCS, ACS and subsidized product offerings by them
  • Benefits available through CSI-IFIP, C-DAC, PMI & Microsoft collaboration

Fellow Membership :

The grade of Fellow is one of unusual professional distinction and shall be conferred only on invitation of the ExecCom upon a person of outstanding qualifications and experience in the fields of interest to CSI as specified by the Constitution and who has made important individual contributions to one or more of these fields. A candidate for the award of Fellow grade shall have been a member of the CSI for a period of five years or more preceding April 1 of the year of election.

Life Membership :

Membership of the Computer Society of India is open to all professionals, organisations and institutions involved in the fields of information and communications technologies.

You can become a life member of our society by paying one time fees towards Life Membership.

Other than students can become a life member of CSI.

Senior Membership :

The grade of ‘Senior Member’ is a professional grade limited to those who have made significant professional contribution in the fields of interest to CSI. Proposals for transfer to this grade shall be made by the membership committee and approved by the EXECOM. The candidate shall be either:An Engineer or Post Graduate and a member of the Society for 7years or have 10years recognized standing in the computer field.

  • A graduate from a course of study from an accredited educational Institution and a member of the Society for 10 years or have 15 years recognized standing in the computer field.
  • Non-graduate with experience in the Computer / D P profession and a member of the Society for 15 years. The Membership Committee may however enroll a member directly as a Senior Member with the approval of the EXECOM, if the applicant has qualification and experience better than stated above. A member of the Society having continuous membership of 10 years will be invited for applying to this grade. This process will be done with reference to date 31st December.

Student Membership :

Benefits and Advantages to CSI Student members

Recognition :
  • CSI membership identity card
  • Appreciation letter / certificate for performance excellence
  • Industry recognized CSI certification opportunities
Knowledge Enhancement :
  • Access to CSI knowledge portal through Login-id and password
  • Technology updates through Conferences, Seminars, Tutorials & workshop at discounted rates
  • A forum for activities like Paper Presentations, Quiz, Competitions and Exhibitions.
  • Ability to connect with distinguished speakers on different technology areas
CSI Publication :
  • CSI Communications - Monthly Magazine (soft copy with option for hard copy at additional payment)
  • CSI eNewsletter
  • CSI Whizkidd- Student Newsletter
  • Eligibility to publish articles in CSI communications, journal and Whizkidd
Awards :
  • Eligibility to be nominated for the best Student paper in CSI communications
  • Best Student Branch award (only for Student Branch and not applicable for individual student members)
MOU benefits :
  • Discounted membership fee for BCS, ACS and subsidized product offerings by them
  • Discounted CSI & partner certification exam fees
Networking :
  • Interaction and collaboration with distinguished academicians, researchers and practitioners
  • Opportunity to interact with Industry professionals and chalk out a career path
R & D :
  • CSI Minor Research project funding up to Rs. 50000/-
CSI events :
  • Discounted registration fee for CSI conventions & seminars
  • Participation in joint events of CSI with its MOU partner / Organization
Membership Grades for Students

  • Those who pass 10+2 academic program and are enrolled for a degree course either full time or part time at accredited educational institutions and carrying at least 30% of a normal full time academic program in areas of interest to CSI


  • Those who successfully complete matriculation/secondary education/SSC/SSLC/10th class academic program and are doing diploma courses approved by State Directorate of Technical Education


  • Those who successfully complete matriculation/secondary education/SSC/SSLC/10th class academic program and are studying in an approved higher secondary school or doing a course in a non-formal institution


  • Those graduates doing a course in areas of interest common to the CSI


  • Those who are student members of any technical or scientific society with interest common to CSI

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