About Computer Society Of India

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 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.

History of Chandigarh CSI 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. It covers the states of Punjab, HP, Part of Haryana, J&K, beside UT Chandigarh. Regular meetings are held by the Chapter.