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COM­PUTER SOCI­ETY OF INDIA

The seed for the Com­puter Soci­ety of India (CSI) was first shown in the year 1965 with a hand­ful of IT enthu­si­asts who were a com­puter user group and felt the need to orga­nize their activ­i­ties. They also wanted to share their knowl­edge and exchange ideas on what they felt were a fast emerg­ing sec­tor. Today the CSI takes pride in being the largest and most pro­fes­sion­ally man­aged asso­ci­a­tion of and for IT pro­fes­sion­als in India. The pur­poses of the Soci­ety are sci­en­tific and edu­ca­tional directed towards the advance­ment of the the­ory and prac­tice of com­puter sci­ence and IT. The orga­ni­za­tion has grown to an envi­able size of 100,000 strong mem­bers con­sist­ing of pro­fes­sion­als with var­ied back­grounds includ­ing Soft­ware devel­op­ers, Sci­en­tists, Aca­d­e­mi­cians, Project Man­agers, CIO’s , CTO’s & IT ven­dors to just name a few. It has spread its branches all over the coun­try. Cur­rently hav­ing more than 500 stu­dent branches and rooted firmly at 73 dif­fer­ent loca­tions, CSI has plans of open­ing many more chap­ters & activ­ity cen­ters in smaller towns and cities of the coun­try. The idea is to spread the knowl­edge, and pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties to as many inter­ested as possible.

The Com­puter Soci­ety of India is a non-​profit pro­fes­sional meet to exchange views and infor­ma­tion learn and share ideas. The wide spec­trum of mem­bers is com­mit­ted to the advance­ment of the­ory and prac­tice of Com­puter Engi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy Sys­tems, Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing, Infor­ma­tion Pro­cess­ing and related Arts and Sciences.

The Soci­ety also encour­ages and assists pro­fes­sion­als to main­tain integrity and com­pe­tence of the pro­fes­sion and fos­ters a sense of part­ner­ship amongst mem­bers. Besides the activ­i­ties held at the Chap­ters and Stu­dent Branches, the Soci­ety also con­ducts peri­odic con­fer­ences, seminars.

Through the ini­tia­tives of Pro­fes­sor Ran­gaswamy Narasimhan, the first Pres­i­dent, CSI has been in close liai­son with Inter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion for Infor­ma­tion Pro­cess­ing (IFIP) since its incep­tion in 1965, when observers from India attended the IFIP Coun­cil meet­ing. Since 1974, when CSI became a mem­ber of IFIP, CSI has orga­nized many IFIP spon­sored events and was host to the 1978 Coun­cil meet­ing in Bom­bay and 1988 Gen­eral Assem­bly in New Delhi. It rep­re­sents India in tech­ni­cal com­mit­tees and work­ing groups of IFIP.

ORGA­NI­ZA­TION

The Soci­ety func­tions under the guid­ance of an Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee. The mem­bers of this Com­mit­tee are elected by vot­ing mem­bers of the Soci­ety. Func­tional head of the Soci­ety is the Pres­i­dent and is assisted by the Vice Pres­i­dent, Sec­re­tary and Treasurer.

As of 1 April 2013, Prof. S. V. Ragha­van Sci­en­tific Sec­re­tary at the Office of the Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tific Advi­sor of the Gov­ern­ment of India is the Pres­i­dent. Mr. Satish Babu (Direc­tor, ICFOSS) is the Imme­di­ate Past Pres­i­dent of CSI, Mr. H R Mohan, Vice Pres­i­dent, Mr. S. Ramanathan is the Hon. Sec­re­tary, and Mr. Ranga Rajagopal the Hon. Trea­surer. The other mem­bers are the Regional Vice Pres­i­dents of Eight Regions and Divi­sional Chair­per­sons of Five Divi­sions viz. Division-​I (Hard­ware), Division-​II (Soft­ware), Division-​III (Sci­en­tific Appli­ca­tions), Division-​IV (Com­mu­ni­ca­tions) and Division-​V (Edu­ca­tion & Research). Apart from the above the imme­di­ate Past Pres­i­dent con­tinue to be asso­ci­ated with the Exec­u­tive com­mit­tee. An elected Nom­i­na­tions Com­mit­tee of three mem­bers con­ducts the annual elections.

PUB­LI­CA­TIONS

Com­puter Soci­ety of India brings out three national pub­li­ca­tions namely CSI Jour­nal of Com­put­ing, CSI Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and CSI Adhyayan.

CSI Jour­nal of Com­put­ing is a quar­terly, which con­tains rig­or­ously reviewed arti­cles and orig­i­nal research papers in the field of the­o­ret­i­cal inter­est, case stud­ies of suc­cess­ful appli­ca­tions of national rel­e­vance, and reviews of books and journals.

CSI Com­mu­ni­ca­tions is a monthly theme based national pub­li­ca­tion cov­er­ing tech­ni­cal arti­cles of cur­rent inter­ests and reports of con­fer­ences, sym­posia, and sem­i­nars orga­nized by CSI and mem­ber insti­tu­tions. CSI Com­mu­ni­ca­tions also serves as an impor­tant medium of com­mu­ni­ca­tion between CSI and its members.

CSI Adhyayan is a quar­terly pub­li­ca­tion ded­i­cated for IT edu­ca­tion, research and stu­dent com­mu­nity. This quar­terly pub­li­ca­tion per­forms the func­tions of a newslet­ter, a mag­a­zine and jour­nal. It also brings out regional/​chapter newslet­ters, pro­ceed­ings of con­fer­ences, state-​of-​the-​reports, and other lit­er­a­ture such as workshops/​tutorials course­ware and eLearn­ing resources. 

INAU­GU­RA­TION

The inau­gu­ra­tion of the stu­dent branch of CSI, LBSITW was con­ducted on 21st of August 2015 from 9.30AM to 11.30AM at the col­lege Main Sem­i­nar Hall. The chief guest for the cer­e­mony was Mr. Satish Babu sir, Direc­tor of ICFOSS, who gave the key note address fol­lowed by a talk on Inter­net Of Things. The cer­e­mony was attended by the prin­ci­pal of LBSITW, K.C Ravin­dranathan, Vice Chair­man of CSI , Trivan­drum Chap­ter, who deliv­ered the Spe­cial Address, Sec­re­tary of CSI, Trivan­drum chap­ter, Mr. Vishnu Kumar, HODs of all the depart­ments of the col­lege, fac­ulty mem­bers along with the CSI stu­dent mem­bers as well as the other stu­dents. The cer­e­mony started off with a prayer which was fol­lowed by a trib­ute to late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The chair Per­son of the stu­dent branch, Suma.P, deliv­ered the wel­come speech, after which the tra­di­tional Lamp light­ing cer­e­mony was being done. The Pres­i­den­tial Address was given by the Prin­ci­pal, fol­lowed by the talk on IOT by Mr. Satish Babu. Then the HODs of the respec­tive depart­ments spoke a few words fol­lowed by a felic­i­ta­tion given to the chief guest by the HOD of ECE depart­ment, Mohan­das Sir. The chief guest was also given a memento. The cer­e­mony was con­cluded with a vote of thanks by the Sec­re­tary of CSI, LBSITW stu­dent branch, Anupama.