The Computer Society of India is the first and the largest body of computer professionals in India. It was started on 6 March 1965 by a handful of computer professionals and has now grown to be the national body representing computer professionals. Its membership stands at more than 50,000 in more than 60 chapters throughout India The object of the society is to exchange views and information and to learn and share ideas. The society also encourages and assists professionals to maintain the 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, etc.
Tthe membership of the society is open to all professionals involved in the field of Information Technology. The membership categories include Individual and Institutional. In the Individual member category there are five grades namely Fellow, Senior, Member, Associate and Student, whereas Institutional membership includes organizations and educational institutions.
A professional can also apply for life membership in the Society. Normally, a professional joins the society as an associate member and upgrades himself to senior member grade over a period of time. The fellowship is awarded to life members of the society based on their contribution to the Society.