Dr. Avinash Chander

Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy

Dr. M. M. Nayak

Sam Dayala Dev

K. Rambabu

B. Chattopadhyay
Joint Secretary

Dr. Jagannath Nayak

Pradeep Kumar
Executive Member

Dr. M. Sree Ramana
Executive Member


Address for Communication

Hyderabad – 500069
Tel : 040-24306144
Fax : 040-24306145



About us





Role of sensors in Science & Technology and development of society is growing at an accelerated pace. Basic sensing elements have been privy of few countries and their technologies are not readily available to our research community in critical technology areas. Wherever they are available they come with exorbitant costs and constraints.

It is right time for furthering indigenous development of sensors, which in turn will benefit many sectors and will reduce dependence on others completely.

In order to bring academicians, developers, researchers and students involved in the research and development of sensors onto a single platform, Research Centre Imarat (RCI) organized a National Conference on "Advances in Sensors for Aerospace Applications" during 14th - 15th December 2007. Participants were from various labs belonging to DRDO, ISRO & DST, Industry, IITs, Universities and NITs.

Panel Members Shri R. D. Shenoy, Lt. Gen (Dr.) V. J. Sundaram, Prof. K. R. Sharma and Late Shri P. Banerjee, took part in a discussion at the end of the conference and recommended that an Integrated Sensors Development Programme on the lines of integrated guided missiles development program, be initiated so that development of sensors required by various sectors like, medical, Agricultural, environmental, automobile, science & technology and Aerospace can take place effectively.

With this as background, "Sensors Research Society" was founded in May 2008. Aim of this society is to bring expert researchers/scientists/developers in the area of sensors and students together on to a single platform to make a strong base for sensors development.

Aims and Objectives :

  1. To promote and to foster the development of Sensors for advancement of scientific knowledge and society at large.  

  1. To encourage wide-spread dissemination of technical and other information relating to Sensors through various means such as seminars, publications, audio visual presentations, collaborative research, training courses etc.
  1. To stimulate public interest in and support for the multifaceted development and applications of Sensors through any appropriate media.  
  1. To stimulate and encourage participation in research and applications related to Sensors by national institutions, universities, commercial and Industrial organizations and individual specialists.
  1. To encourage and support, among members, activities related to growth in their professional knowledge on Sensors.  
  1. To participate in and to foster co-operation with International institutions and associations with similar purposes and to represent internationally, the scientific and technological work of India in the field of Sensors, and to advise, as called for by appropriate government or non government organizations, on professional aspects related to the development and applications of Sensors.
  1. To create, support and foster subsidiary associations and institutions dedicated to promote the development and applications of Sensors.  
  1. To organize and arrange for the meetings of the Congresses, Committees and Conferences, in pursuance of its activities.
  1. To secure and administer funds, grants and endowments for the furtherance of research in Sensors and to institute awards, prizes or research grants to individuals or Institutions/Societies for furtherance of advancement of knowledge in Sensors.


1. Name and address of the Society :

0101 Building
Research Centre Imarat
Vigyana Kancha,
Hyderabad – 500069, INDIA

2. Membership :

2.1 Categories :

The Society will have the following categories of members:

a) Honorary Fellows
b) Fellows
c) Members
d) Student Members
e) Corporate Members

2.2 Eligibility :

2.2.1 Fellows and Honorary Fellows :

Persons of eminence who have made significant contributions in the field of Sensors and are of national/International reputation are eligible to apply for admission as Fellows of the Society. Honorary Fellows are directly nominated by the Society.

2.2.2 Members:

Persons with Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate Degree in science, engineering or allied technology and who have made significant contributions in the fields of Sensors or in related areas of science and technology, in India or abroad, are eligible to apply for admission as members of the Society.

2.2.3 Student Members:

Students of graduate or post graduate degree courses in science, engineering or allied technology in India or abroad and who have special interest in the field sensors are eligible to apply for admission as student members of the Society.

2.2.4 Corporate Members:

Any academic, commercial or industrial institutions in India or abroad connected directly or indirectly with Sensors are eligible to apply for admission as corporate members of the Society.

2.2.5 General:

  1. Membership for the Fellow, Member, Student and Corporate categories is of two types
  2. Yearly
  3. Life Time

(b) Notwithstanding the eligibility criteria stated above, admission to various categories of members are subject to the decision of the Executive Council of the Society.

(c) Only those persons who have attained 18 years of age or more as on date of the application for membership are eligible for admission to the Society.

2.3 Fee :

Annual membership fee for different categories of members shall be as follows:


Residents in India


i) Honorary Fellows



ii) Fellows

Rs. 250.00

US$ 25.00

iii) Members

Rs. 200.00

US$ 20.00

iv) Student Members

Rs. 100.00

US$ 10.00

v) Corporate Members

Rs. 5000.00

US$ 250.00

Life Time membership fee for different categories of members shall be as follows:

Residents in India


i) Fellows

Rs. 2500.00

US$ 250.00

ii) Members

Rs. 2000.00

US$ 200.00

iii) Student Members

Rs. 1500.00

US$ 100.00

iv) Corporate Members

Rs. 25000.00

US$ 2500.00

(a) In addition to the above, all categories of members shall pay an admission fee of Rs.100/- at the time of admission. No admission fee is, however, to be paid by those residing abroad and Honorary Fellows.

(b) An applicant admitted for any category of membership other than Honorary Fellows shall pay membership fees from the year during which he is admitted.

(c) An applicant admitted for any category of membership other than Honorary Fellows shall pay the yearly/life time subscription within thirty days of admission.

(d) Annual membership fee from all categories of members, other than Honorary Fellows shall reach the Society not later than thirty days after expiry of the previous year.

2.4 Cessation of Membership

Any member of the Society shall cease to be a member of the Society by withdrawal, removal, expulsion or death.

2.4. 1 Withdrawal:

A member shall be permitted to withdraw from the Society provided he/she has discharged all his/her liabilities to the Society.

2.4.2 Removal/Expulsion:

Any member can be removed or expelled from the Society with the approval of the General Body under the following conditions:

a) he/she is not regular in his/her payment of any dues to the Society,

b) he/she intentionally deceives or carries out false propaganda, which are against the interests of the Society.

c) he/she intentionally does anything to harm the credibility of the Society;
Before expelling a member, an opportunity shall be given to the member for explaining his/her conduct.

3. Management of the Society:

3. 1 Executive Council:

The day to day administration of the Society shall vest with the Executive Council consisting of Nine members including President, Vice-President, General Secretary, Joint Secretary and Treasure elected at the General Body Meeting of the Society and 4 Members nominated by the elected members. The Executive Council approves the list of members to be admitted to the Society.

(a) The Powers of the Executive Council Shall be as follows :
i) To take over and acquire by purchase, gifts or otherwise from individuals or institutions willing to transfer, movable and immovable properties, endowments or other funds with or without any attendant obligations and engagements consistent with the objectives of the Society stated in the Memorandum of Association.

ii) To open account with one or more banks, draw, make, accept, endorse and discount cheques, notes or other negotiable instruments.

iii) To approve all financial expenditure for any activity of the Society consistent with the objectives of the Society stated in Memorandum of Association and the provision of these rules.

iv) To build and construct buildings for meetings or research or education or any other scientific activity and to alter, extend, improve, repair, enlarge or modify the same.

b) The Executive Council shall meet as often as necessary but in any case not less than once in 3 months.

c) The quorum for the Executive Council meeting shall be a minimum of five members. In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall preside over the meeting.

d) The Services of the members of the Executive Council shall be gratuitous except that may receive conveyance and sitting fees subject to limitations as provided in the Andhra Pradesh Societies Act 2001.

e) The Executive Council shall be competent to frame subsidiary rules or internal regulations for the conduct of business consistent with the objectives of the Society. Such subsidiary rules or regulations shall be entered in minutes’ book and approved by the President of the Executive Council.

f) The tenure of office of the Executive Council shall be three years from the date of formation unless, otherwise decided by the General Body.
3. 2. 1 President :
The President shall be in administrative charge of the Society, its properties and affairs. The President shall preside over the Executive Council meetings and have the power to control the conduct of the meetings. In case of a tie, he shall have a deciding vote. He shall approve the minutes.

3.2.2 Vice President:

In the absence of the President, the Vice-President will chair the Executive Council meeting and attend to his functions.

3.2.3 General Secretary:

The General Secretary shall be responsible for convening of all meetings, preparation of agenda and minutes for approval by the President. He shall be responsible for attending to the day-to-day work of the Society. He shall deal with all correspondence connected with the Society. He shall work under the controlling power of the President.


3.2.4 Joint Secretary:

In the absence of Secretary, Associate Secretary will be empowered to use all rights vested in Secretary. In the normal course will be sharing work along with the General Secretary.

3.2.4 Treasurer:

The Treasurer shall be responsible for the general conduct of finances of the Society. The Treasurer shall receive all the funds of the Society and shall deposit the same to the account of the Society. He shall also draw money from the account, if necessary, with the authorization of the President or General Secretary. He shall maintain proper account of all receipts and payments. He shall arrange for the accounts to be audited prior to its submission to the Annual General Body Meeting.
3.2.5 Vacancies:

Vacancies arising in the Executive Council due to resignation, death, or any other reason may be filled up by co-opting another member by the Executive Council for the unexpired period of such vacancy.
4. General Body Meetings:

a) General Body Meetings of the Society will be held on an annual basis normally during the month of January.

b) Notice of atleast twenty one days shall be given for calling Annual General Body Meetings. Notice for the General Body Meeting many be given to the members either by faxing a copy of the notice of the meeting in the Society's notice board or by sending the notice by post under certificate of posting or through e-mail. Any irregularity in sending of the notice, however, shall not invalidate the proceedings of the General Body Meeting.

c) The report of the audited account for the current and preceding year shall be discussed and confirmed.

d) A new Executive Council shall be elected in the General Body Meeting once every three years. The election shall be conducted by show of hands or, if necessary, by secret ballot.

e) Fifty members or 1/3 of total membership, whichever is lowest, shall constitute a quorum for the General Body meeting.

5. Accounts:

a) Official year: The official year of the Society shall be from 1st April to 31st of March of next year.

b) The assets and liabilities and the balance sheet of the Society shall be drawn up by the Treasurer, duly audited and shall be laid before the annual general body meeting, for confirmation.

c) Such balance sheet and the list of members of the Executive Council shall be filed with the Registrar of Societies.           
6. Auditor:

An Auditor appointed annually with remuneration as fixed by the Executive Council shall be responsible for checking the account books and for certifying the accuracy of receipts and expenditure.

7. Working Hours of the Society:

Official business shall be transacted on all working days between 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. The records will be open to the Registrar of Society or his/her nominee for inspection on any working day at an appointed time.

8. Alteration of Memorandum of the Society:
The Society may alter or extend the purposes for which it is established in accordance with the provisions of Sec. 8 of the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2001.

9. Alteration of the Rules:

The Society shall have the power to make and from time to time repeal, alter, amend or vary its Rules and Regulations for the administration and management of the Society and for furtherance of its objectives in accordance with Sec. 8 of the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2001.

10. Procedure for Division/Amalgamation:

(a) The Division/Amalgamation of the Society and distribution of profits thereof, shall be as per section 21 of the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act 2001.

11. Procedure for Dissolution of the Society

(a) The Dissolution of the Society and distribution of properties/liabilities if any, thereof, shall be as per sections 24, 25, 26 and 27 of the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act 2001.

12. Balance Sheet, Annual List of members of General Body and Executive Council to be filed with Registrar:

Society shall maintain a register showing the names, addresses and occupations of the persons, who are members of the committee and shall file with the Registrar a copy of the register within a period of fourteen days from the date of election of the members of the first Committee; and every year the society shall, within fifteen days from the date on which the General Body meeting was held furnish a list to the Registrar of societies which shall contain the names and addresses of the members of the Managing Committee and officers entrusted with the management of the affairs of the society along with the Annual audit report of the accounts.



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