The Computer Society of India, founded in 1965, is a non-profit, professional body where IT professionals meet to exchange views and information, to learn and share ideas. CSI has over 20000 members to date, which includes individual professionals, students, academicians, scientist, and corporate and other institutions. Today it has 61 chapters and 70 plus student branches spread across the length and breadth of the country.
CSI, India’s largest and oldest body of IT professionals has now achieved the distinction of being the largest and the fastest growing body for IT professionals in the Asia Pacific. The IT scenario is so rapidly changing that it has become imperative to have a more pragmatic vision with objectives and goals which can meet the emerging trends, needs and challenges. Hence CSI’s vision document primarily lays more emphasis on improving the quality, level and areas of activities to keep pace with the changing needs and demands of the future.
CSI also represents India in international bodies such as the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) and South-East Asian Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC). The purposes of the society are scientific and educational, 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.