About CSI

Formed in 1965, the CSI has been instrumental in guiding the Indian IT industry down the right path since its formative years. Today, the CSI has 71 chapters all over India, 418 student branches, and more than 90,000 members, including India’s most famous IT industry leaders, brilliant scientists and dedicated academicians. Now, you have the opportunity to be a part of this distinguished fraternity too.

The mission of the CSI is to facilitate research, knowledge sharing, learning and career enhancement for all categories of IT professionals, while simultaneously inspiring and nurturing new entrants into the industry and helping them to integrate into the IT community. The CSI is also working closely with other industry associations, government bodies and academia to ensure that the benefits of IT advancement ultimately percolate down to every single citizen of India.

Benefits of CSI

Institutional membership is a necessity for starting and maintaining a student Branch. Additionally at least a strength of 75 student members is to be maintained at all times

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
  • 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
  • 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 communications
  • 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 lecturers 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.

(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.
  • 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

CSI Awards

CSI IT Awards

The Society has instituted National IT awards to encourage and promote the spread of IT.

CSI National IT Awards in three separate categories to recognize “Significant Contributions to the promotion of IT applications”. These awards are categorized in Best Software, Best Shrink Wrapped Software and Best IT Usage.

It has recently started an award to recognize the “Best Quality project in the country” as well. CSI National “Young IT Professional Awards” to identify, recognize and encourage outstanding achievements of young IT professionals. CSI Award on “e-Governance” to give recognition to a Central or State govt. or any of its department which has made a significant impact in the usage of IT.

CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Awards 2007-08
Fellowship Awards

The Society instituted in the year 1979, the Fellowship Awards to honor distinguished personalities who have served the Society with their dedication, devotion and faith to those who have excelled in fields related to the Society. The Society has instituted a number of CSI Awards to commemorate the distinguished personalities or their dear ones, who have been actively associated with the CSI, with a view to reward members who excel in one form or the other. These awards are given during the Annual Convention of CSI.Dr. Virendra Gupta Memorial Award: (Best Student Paper Postgraduate)

This is awarded to the best student paper presented at Annual CSI Convention every year. Dr. Virendra Gupta was the Chairman of Delhi Chapter during 1974-76, North Regional Representative during 1977-79 and Member of Nomination Committee during 1980-81.

Raizada Memorial Award: (Best Article)

This Award instituted by the Delhi Chapter is presented at the Annual CSI Convention to the writer of the best article appearing in CSI Communications during the financial year. Mr. Raizada was the founder member of Delhi Chapter and its Secretary from 1970-73 and Editor of CSI Newsletter from 1973-78.

Anita Khanna Memorial Award

The award is given to the student standing 1st in the exams conducted by CSI. This Award has been instituted by Mr. R. S. Khanna of Delhi, father of Anita Khanna CSI member who passed away suddenly on last day of Annual Convention CSI-84 at Hyderabad.

SISTEC-R CSI STUDENT CHAPTER:

  • Establishment in September 2013
  • Institutional Membership No: I02051
  • Faculty Coordinator : Mrs. Namrata Shrivastav, CSE Department, SISTec-R
S.NO. ACTIVITIES NAME EVENT NAME DATE OF CONDUCTION
1 WORKSHOP WORKSHOP ON C++ UNDER SPOKEN TUTORIAL PROJECT OF IIT BOMBAY 2/2/13
2 WORKSHOP IIT BOMBAY SCILAB WORKSHOP 16/2/13
3 CONFERENCES ETHICAL HACKING 12/4/13
4 SEMINAR CSI  STUDENT CHAPTER INAUGURATION 29/4/13
5 SEMINAR IIT INDUSTRIAL TRAINING APPROVED 5/6/13
6 SEMINAR SEMINAR ON ORACLE 11G 21-22/2/14
7 WORKSHOP WORKSHOP ON ANDROID TECHNOLOGY BY TOPS TECHNOLOGY 6/4/14
8 WORKSHOP WORKSHOP ON BOMBAY JAVA UNDER SPOKEN TUTORIAL PROJECT OF IIT BOMBAY 20/6/14
9 WORKSHOP WORKSHOP ON C++ UNDER SPOKEN TUTORIAL PROJECT OF IIT 13/7/14
10 WORKSHOP WORKSHOP ON C++ UNDER SPOKEN TUTORIAL PROJECT OF IIT BOMBAY 18/2/15
11. WORKSHOP WORKSHOP ON WEB& E-COMMERCE SITE DEVELOPMENT Based on CMS (Concepts of Jumla and Drupal) 16th,17th&18th April,2015
12. IN-HOUSE TRAINING CUM -WORKSHOP IN-HOUSE TRAINING CUM –WORKSHOP ON JAVA &ANDROID DEVELOPMENT in Association with Dexpert Systems Pvt . Ltd. 11th June 2015 to 11thJuly 2015
13. QUIZ COMPETITION QUIZ COMPETITION ON MCQ’s of Computer Science(All sem students participated) 15thSeptember,2015 Engineer’s Day
14. WORKSHOP WORKSHOP ON PYTHON PROGRAMMING LANG.UNDER SPOKEN TUTORIAL PROJECT OF IIT BOMBAY(Under the banner of CSI) 23rd and 24th September,2015
15. WORKSHOP WORKSHOP ON JAVA & PHP Tentatively on month of February 2016