About CSI

About CSI

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 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 student branch of CSI was established in the year 1995-96 and is one of the most vibrant student branches in Maharashtra & Goa. The branch secured “Best Student Branch” award seven times. Prof. A. V. Kolapkar is working as the student branch Coordinator and has also received “Best Student branch Coordinator” award. The student branch conducts various activities such as Quiz, Essay Competitions, seminars and workshops. More than 500 students are members of the society with faculty get access to CSI Communications and CSI Journal. Students and Faculty members are provided with financial assistance for research work. Prof. Dr. S S Sane has worked as Regional Student Coordinator. He is currently working as regional Vice President for Maharashtra & Goa.


Prof. Dr. S.S. Sane receiving “Best Student Branch” Award on 51th Annual Convention at Coimbatore

Mr. A. V. Kolapkar receiving “Longest Continuous Student Branch Counselor” Award from CSI President Prof. Bipin Mehta on 5dec 2015 at CSI Golden Jubilee Annual convention at New Delhi

Mr. Khitij Khakurdikar receiving “Highest Committed Student Branch Activist” Award by CSI President on 2013 at CSI Annual convention at Vishakapattanam