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Why Join CSI
To be a part of the distinguished fraternity of famous IT industry leaders, brilliant scientists and dedicated academicians through Networking.
Professional Development at Individual level.
Training and Certification in futuristic areas.
International Competitions and association with International bodies like IFIP and SEARCC.
Career Support.
CSI Awards.
Various Publications.
Membership Benefits

Institution Membership

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

Student Branches (All Advantages of IM Plus)

Eligibility for nomination of best Student Branch award
Eligibility for nomination of best Student Branch award
Additional 4 copies of CSI Communications to the institution & log-in privilege to the students on CSI knowledge portal with access to distinguished speaker list
Attachment to a Regional Student coordinator & National Student coordinator for assistance with resource persons for various events and chapter support to organize seminars /
workshops / tutorials / competitions / Expo
Invitation for all Regional/State/National student conventions/conferences and competitions
Concessional rates for CSI Conferences and Tutorials for student members
Opportunity for students to interact with Industry professionals and chalk out a career path
Eligibility to publish articles in CSI communications and journal for student members
Eligibility to be nominated for the best Student paper in CSI communication
Eligibility for CSI funded minor projects (for College Students)
CSI Certification and Training programs at discounted rates for students
Permission to conduct events under CSI Banner

Individual Membership

Access to CSI Knowledge Portal with a unique login ID and Password.
Opportunity for member to member virtual networking through CSI Communities, Forums, Blogs.
Both print and electronic versions of CSI-Communications each month.
Right to vote in CSI elections as well as contest elections subject to the eligibility criteria.
Concessional registration fee for CSI events and training programs
Opportunity to offer workshops/ trainings on profit sharing basis in collaboration with CSI.
Opportunity to deliver guest lectures in educational institutes associated to CSI across India.
Opportunities to benefit from CSI affiliations with sister societies and collaborating organisations such as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), Project
Management Institute (PMI), C-DAC, Singapore Computer Society (SCS), Empowering Women in IT (EWIT), The Institution of Engineers (India) and Microsoft Corporation
(India) Private Limited
Opportunity to become a member of CSI Special Interest Groups and CSI Divisions.
Opportunity to participate in CSI Divisional research projects.
Financial support for minor research projects.
Part sponsorship for presenting papers at prestigious International events

(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

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
Code Of Ethics

All members are required to give an undertaking to the effect that they would abide by the CSI Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics will also specify the procedure for the action to be taken against concerned members for any breach of this Code. Following is the Code of Ethics prepared by the ExecCom and adopted after approval by balloting by the Voting Members of CSI.

Code of ethics for CSI members (all categories)

A member of the Computer Society of India (CSI) shall :


Organise the resources available to him and optimise these in attaining the objectives of his organisation
Not misuse his authority or office for personal gains.
Comply with the Indian laws relating to the management of his organisation and operate within the spirit of these laws.
Conduct his affairs so as to uphold, project and further the image and reputation of the CSI.
Maintain integrity in research and publications.

As regards his ORGANISATION CSI member should :

Act with integrity in carrying out the lawful policy and instructions of his organisation and uphold its image and reputation. Plan, establish and review objectives and tasks for himself and his subordinates which are compatible with the Codes of practice of other professionals in the enterprise, and direct all available effort towards the success of the enterprise rather than of himself.

Fully respect the confidentiality of information which comes to him in the course of his duties, and not use confidential information for personal gain or in a manner which may be detrimental to this organisation or his clients.
Not snoop around in other people's computer files.
In his contacts and dealings with other people, demonstrate his personal integrity and humanity and when called to give an opinion in his professional capacity, shall, to the best of his ability, give an opinion that is objective and reliable.

As regards the EMPLOYEES, CSI member should :

Set an example to his subordinates through his own work and performance, through his leadership and by taking
Account of the needs and problems of his subordinates.
Develop people under him to become qualified for higher duties.
Pay proper regard to the safety and well being of the personnel for whom he is responsible.
Share his experience with fellow professionals.

As regards the CLIENTS, CSI member should :

Ensure that the terms of all contracts and terms of business be stated clearly and unambiguously.
Not use the computer to harm other people or to bear false witness.
Be objective and impartial when giving independent advice.

As regards the COMMUNITY, CSI member should :

Make the most effective use of all natural resources employed.
Be ready to give professional assistance in community affairs.
Not appropriate other people's intellectual output.
Always use a computer in ways that ensure consideration and respect for fellow humans.


Global Affiliations And CSI
Representing the Indian community in the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) since 1974.
Representation in all the technical Committees and some of the working groups of IFIP. CSI has also organised IFIP sponsored events and conferences in India.
Has reciprocal membership agreement with the British Computer Society and the Australian Computer Society and the IEEE Computer Society.
Membership Eligibility Criteria

Individual Membership

Those who are 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 Institutes Membership

The educational membership engaged in the academic areas of interest to CSI.
A nominated member of an institution shall cease to be a member of the CSI on severance of his employment with the Institution.
Minimum 3 nominees will be required for this membership.

All Other Institutes Membership

The institution membership of the CSI is limited to organizations engaged in use, sales, service, research, development and teaching in the areas of interest to CSI.
A nominated member of an institution shall cease to be a member of the CSI on severance of his employment with the Institution.
Minimum 3 nominees will be required for this membership.

Student Membership

The student can take the membership by fulfilling one of the below criteria.
1. 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
2. Those who pass 10+2 academic program and are doing diploma courses approved by State Directorate of Technical Education, subject to their passing a module of the CSI examinations.
3. Those who pass 10+2 academic program and are doing a course in a non-formal institution, subject to their passing a module of the CSI examinations.
4. Those graduates doing a course in areas of interest common to the CSI
5. Those who are student members of any technical or scientific society with interest common to CSI

Subscribers

The Subscriber should be engaged in the areas of interest to CSI.
To register as a Subscriber there is no need to be a member of CSI.


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