CSI is a professional body where engineers meets to exchange views and information, to learn and share ideas both really and virtually. The community will help you become a success in your professional life.
The Society envisages scientific and educational purposes directed towards the advancement of the theory and practice of computer science, computer engineering and technology, information processing and related arts and sciences.
Computer Society of India (CSI) is the first, largest and most
professionally managed association of and for IT professionals in
India. CSI is a non-profit organization and its members are
committed to the advancement of theory and practice of Computer
Engineering and Technology Systems.
The seed for the Computer Society of India (CSI) was
first sown 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 was a fast emerging sector. Today the
purposes of the Society are scientific and educational directed
towards the advancement of the theory and practice of computer
science & IT. CSI is celebrating its Golden Jubilee in 2015.
The activities of the Computer Society of India started in the
city of Trivandrum with the annual convention of Computer Society
of India CSI 69 in January 1969 on the theme topic 'Training in
About CSI Trivandrum
The activities of the Computer
Society of India started in the city of Trivandrum with the annual
convention of Computer Society of India CSI 69 in January 1969 on
the theme topic 'Training in Software'. About 450 delegates took
part in this convention. The full credit of organising CSI 69
could be given to Sri. J.T.George and his people of the Thumba
Equatorial Rocket Launching Station. Sri.SR.Thakore of PRL,
Ahmedabad also was instrumental in hosting this event at
Trivandrum. The CSI 69 was the pace setter of computer activities
in a coordinated manner in Trivandrum. The computer enthusiasts in
the city and other parts of Kerala started efforts to have a
chapter of the Computer Society of India based at Trivandrum to
foster their interests and to propagate the objectives of CSI.
With a membership of over forty, thus the 11th chapter of CSI came
into being with Dr.D.S.Rane, then Head of the Computer Division in
1976. Mr.K.Thanappan Nair of the Government Data Processing Centre
was the founder Secretary of the Chapter. The Chapter was
officially inaugurated on 25th June 1976 by Sri.F.C.Kohli, the
President of CSI.
With the financial assistance from
CSI Headquarters, the Trivandrum Chapter could acquire office
premises consisting of an office room and a lecture hall located
in the heart of the city. The premises is equipped with necessary
infrastructure including Personal Computers for its Training
Programs. The Chapter is now trying to set up a library of
computer books and periodicals.
The CSI Trivandrum chapter follows the guidelines of the CSI
byelaws for the smooth conduct of the activities of the chapter.
Click here to view the chapter byelaws.
In recognition of
the consistently continuing commendable activities, the CSI
Trivandrum Chapter won the Best Chapter Award (South) instituted
by the Computer Society of India in 2009-2010, 1991-92,
1999-2000 and 2014-15
College of Engineering and Technology, Students Chapter won the
prestigious Best Student Chapter Award for the years 2009-2010
The Chapter gives
awards to the students of Engineering Colleges every year on the
occasion of the annual general body meeting.
chapter took a pioneer role in voicing the opinion of the
professional community towards the IT policy of Government of
Kerala. CSI Trivandrum Chapter maintains close association with
the Government of Kerala and the Chairperson of CSI Trivandrum
Chapter is a member of the Board of Directors of Kerala State IT
Mission. CSI Trivandrum Chapter is partnering with Akshaya, in
conducting test and issuing Govt. recognized certificate of
Chapter, in association with the other sister professional
bodies viz. IEEE, IETE & IE(I) organises a Technical Talk on
every Wednesday, on topics of interest to the professionals of
the city. These Wednesday's programs are always well attended
and well appreciated by the professionals of these bodies.
Trivandrum is credited with this uniqueness of holding such
programs jointly by the four major professional bodies of
National and International repute.
Why Be A Member?
At CSI, professionals meet to exchange views and information, to
learn and share ideas. All matters of interest to the Industry
and the Profession are discussed in regular forums held at the
chapters spread throughout the country at different cities and
towns. The Society also has Student branches established all over
the country. The activities of Chapter/Student branches include
lecture meetings, seminars, conferences, training programmes and
visits to installations.
The programmes help
members to :
Discuss current development and applications in various
Discuss policies of the government and manufacturers.
Report professional views to policy makers.
Evolve standards to be adopted all over the country.
Learn from information pooled in by specialization.
Support focused technology start-ups.
The Society also encourages and assists professionals to
maintain the integrity and competence of the profession and
foster a sense of partnership amongst members.
The Society envisages scientific and educational purposes directed
towards the advancement of the theory and practice of computer
science, computer engineering and technology, systems science and
engineering, information processing and related arts and sciences.
It shall endeavour to:
a. Promote interchange of information, in these
disciplines and subdisciplines, amongst the specialists and
between the specialists and public.
b. Encorage and assist the professionals engaged in
these fields to maintain the integrity and competence of the
c. Foster a sense of partnership amongst the
professionals engaged in these fields.
Means to these ends are holding of meetings for the
reading and discussing of professional papers, the publication and
circulation of works of literature, science and art pertaining
there to and any other activities necessary, suitable and proper
for the fulfilment of these objectives.