The seed for the Computer Society of India (CSI) was first shown 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 was 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 organisation 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 chapter’s 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.
CSI Dronacharya Student Chapter
CSI Student branch provides an opportunity for students to begin networking in their area of interest and future profession. A group of enthusiasts were brought together and entrusted upon thriving vision to form an active and successful student chapter of CSI. We envision to serve, inspired and get inspired to change our community and cultivate our fellow engineers in their relative engineering fields through interactive learning, various projects/ workshop and technical visits that will help them to gain a better understanding of the professional environments and technical progress and enable their careers.
Best Accredited Students Branch Award for the year 2014-2015 on 5th Dec 2015.
Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon received “Best Accredited Students’ Branch Award” for the year 2014-2015, by Prof. Bipin V. Mehta, President, CSI. Also, Mr. Vijender Singh Hooda received the Longest Serving SBC Award by the Members of CSI on 5th Dec 2015.
Keeping in mind the interest of the IT professionals & computer users CSI works towards making the profession an area of choice amongst all sections of the society. The promotion of Information Technology as a profession is the top priority of CSI today. To fulfill this objective, the CSI regularly organizes conferences, conventions, lectures, projects, awards. And at the same time it also ensures that regular training and skill updating are organised for the IT professionals. Education Directorate, CSI helps physically challenged citizens by providing training ‘Punarjani’. CSI also works towards a global approach, by seeking out alliances with organizations overseas who may be willing to come forward and participate in such activities. CSI also helps governments in formulating IT strategy & planning.
Achievement is a wonderful thing. But what makes it even more wonderful is being publicly acclaimed for it-especially in the presence of one’s peers. That’s why the CSI has instituted awards in several categories. Also members with many years of significant contribution to the IT industry are made Fellows of the Society. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious titles that an IT professional can receive in the country today. Most prestigious awards of CSI are :
- CSI Nihilent E-Governance Awards
- CSI IT Excellence Awards
- CSI Young IT Professionals Awards
- CSI Service Awards
- CSI Academic Excellence Awards
- CSI Fellowship and Hon. Fellowship Awards
- CSI Lifetime Achievement Award
Benefits of CSI Members: Knowledge Sharing and Networking
Being a CSI member one can avail the opportunities like :
Opportunity to participate in the international, national, regional and chapter events of CSI such as conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops, technical talks, free lectures on latest technological advancements in IT at discounted rates between 10%-50%.
Other important Chapter activities which offers a platform for networking with distinguished industry leaders, scientists, academicians include
- CSI-SPIN events
- Knowledge Forum Activities
- Security Forum Activities
- CIO Meets
- Annual CIO Summit
Opportunity to offer workshops/ trainings in collaboration with CSI.
Join Special Interest Group (SIG) for research, promotion, and dissemination activities for selected domains, both established and emerging.
Opportunity to deliver guest lecturers in educational institutes associated to CSI across India. Right to vote in CSI elections. Opportunity to become part of CSI management Committee at Chapter, Regional and National levels subject to the eligibility criteria.