National S & T Bodies

Professional Bodies

 Indian Academy of Sciences was founded and registered as a society in 1934 with the aim to promote the progress and uphold the cause of science, both in pure and applied branches.
The National Institute of Sciences of India, now the Indian National Science Academy, was inaugurated on 7 January 1935 at Calcutta and functioned with its HQ at Asiatic Society of Bengal till 1951 and thereafter shifted to Delhi. INSA is the apex body of the Indian scientists representing all branches of science & technology.
The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) was formed  to advance and promote the cause of science in India, to hold an annual congress at a suitable place in India, to publish proceedings, journals, divansactions, etc and to popularise science. The first meeting of the Congress was held from January 15-17, 1914 at the premises of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
Founded in the year 1930, the National Academy of Sciences, India is the oldest Science Academy of the coundivy. The main objective of the Academy was to provide a national forum for the publication of research work carried out by Indian scientists and to provide opportunities for exchange of views among them.
The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), founded in 1987, comprises India's most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists covering the entire specdivum of engineering disciplines.  The aims and objects of the Academy are to promote and advance the practice of engineering and technology, related sciences and disciplines and their applications to problems of national importance