Formed in 1965, the CSI has been instrumental in guiding the Indian IT industry down the right path since its formative years. Today, the CSI has 69 chapters all over India, 381 student branches, and more than 70,000 members, including India’s most famous IT industry leaders, brilliant scientists and dedicated academicians. Now, you have the opportunity to be a part of this distinguished fraternity too.
Chapters and Student Branches
A Chapter of the Society is a group of members in a particular locality or city. The chapters play a major role in achieving the objectives of the Society. It has direct links with the members. For the benefit of members, the chapter organizes monthly technical meetings, product presentations, exhibitions, film and video shows. The chapters also host Regional, Divisional, National, International events along with the sponsoring agencies. . The Chapter activities are managed by a committee of elected members headed by the Chairman. The Chairman is assisted by the Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. The committee has eight members each one taking care of the activities relating to the divisions of the Society.
Being closely associated with students, the Society has developed a well-established network of “Student Branches” all across the country. The activities conducted for the students associated with the Society include lecture meetings, seminars, conferences, training programmes, programming contests and practical visits to installations. In an ever changing environment, CSI offers professional counseling being a great need of the hour. And this is done by being in close contact with its young members through various events, conferences, symposia to name a few. The CSI Student Branches are mentored by Student Branch Counsellor – typically a senior faculty member with good professional standing. The student branches have student office bearers and management committees whose composition may vary. The student branches are guided by 7 Regional Student Coordinators. In order to strengthen students related programmes, the CSI ExeCom created a new position of “National Student Coordinator” on 15 April 2006. Prof. H.R. Vishwakarma was unanimously nominated as the 1st National Student Coordinator by the CSI ExeCom. The National Student Coordinator, special invitee to CSI ExeCom, represents student branches at the national level meetings and programmes. At present, there are about 500 student branches across India.