The CSI Vision: "lT for Masses"

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'.

Global affiliations and CSI

Representing the Indian community in the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) since 1974.
Representation in all the technical Committees and some of the working groups of IFIP. CSI has also organised IFIP sponsored events and conferences in India. Reciprocal membership agreement with the British Computer Society and the Australian Computer Society and the IEEE Computer Society.

Knowledge Building at CSI

In a fast changing environment, the IT Professional constantly needs to update himself. With this very purpose in mind, the CSI painstakingly brings out various technical publications at regular intervals. Some of these are:

  • CSI Communications in Print, Digital and an App form.
  • CSI Journal of Computing
  • CSI Transactions on ICT

In addition CSI has its own face book page and a vibrant website which offers a lot of articles, information and counseling platform for all IT professionals. An active Digital Library preserves all the Digital Assets of CSI

Youth and CSI

Being closely associated with Students the Society has developed a well-established net-work of "Student Branches" all across the country. CSI has 488 student branches with more than 90,000 Student Volunteers across the nation. The activities conducted for the Students associated with the Society include lecture meetings, seminars, conferences, training programmes, programming contests and practical visits to installations. CSI has a strong Educational Directorate based at Chennai which undertakes activities related to Certification of professionals related to the latest technologies. Its recent initiative of distance education in the Business Domain areas offers technology enabled learning supported by personal counseling & expert advice. CSI regularly organises SEARCC Programming Contest, Alan Turning Quiz, Discover Thinking Project Contest, On-line Programming Contest etc. for the students.