Welcome to CSI - Chandigarh Chapter

The Chandigarh Chapter of Computer Society of India was formally constituted in October 1989. Prior to this the computer professionals of Chandigarh were meeting informally to discuss computer related issues.

The first election of the chapter was held in October 1989 and the following office bearers were elected:

President:  Brig.(Retd.) Saranjit Singh Sahney

Vice President: (Late) Prof. C M Behl

Secretary: Sh. Deepak Nanda

Treasurer: Sh. Sanjay Arora

The Chapter was formally launched during the visit of President CSI, Sh. Rattan Dutta and  Regional Vice-President Brig.(retd.) S U S Choudhary.

The CSI Chandigarh Chapter became the focal point for all computer related activities in Chandigarh where subject of general interest were discussed by way of lectures, panel discussions and student contests.

The Chapter being 27 years old has a strength of about 260 members covering the states of Punjab, HP, Part of Haryana, J&K, besides UT Chandigarh. Regular meetings are held by the Chapter.

About Chandigarh

Chandigarh, the dream city of India's first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. Picturesquely located at the foothills of Shivaliks, it is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth century in India. Chandigarh derives its name from the temple of "Chandi Mandir" located in the vicinity of the site selected for the city. The deity 'Chandi', the goddess of power and a fort of 'garh' laying beyond the temple gave the city its name "Chandigarh-The City Beautiful". The city has a pre-historic past. The gently sloping plains on which modern Chandigarh exists, was in the ancient past, a wide lake ringed by a marsh. The fossil remains found at the site indicate a large variety of aquatic and amphibian life, which was supported by that environment. About 8000 years ago the area was also known to be a home to the Harappans. Since the medieval through modern era, the area was part of the large and prosperous Punjab Province which was divided into East & West Punjab during partition of the country in 1947. The city was conceived not only to serve as the capital of East Punjab, but also to resettle thousands of refugees who had been uprooted from West Punjab. In March, 1948, the Government of Punjab, in consultation with the Government of India, approved the area of the foothills of the Shivaliks as the site for the new capital. The location of the city site was a part of the erstwhile Ambala district as per the 1892-93 gazetteer of District Ambala. The foundation stone of the city was laid in 1952. Subsequently, at the time of reorganization of the state on 01.11.1966 into Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, the city assumed the unique distinction of being the capital city of both, Punjab and Haryana while it itself was declared as a Union Territory and under the direct control of the Central Government.

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