Indian Societies


The National Association of Students of Architecture in India (NASA) is the world's largest network of architecture students, with more than 100,000 members from over 500 institutions across India.

NASA provides various platforms for learning, collaboration, and recognition through events, conventions, seminars, workshops, trophies, competitions etc. School of Architecture,VIT is a proud member of NASA, and strives to foster a culture of community, innovation, and excellence among students.

The chapter aims to enhance the skills, network, leadership, governance, education, professional development, and cultural exchange of the students.


The Solar Energy of India (SESI), established in 1978, having its Secretariat in New Delhi, is the Indian Section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). Its interests cover all aspects of renewable energy, including characteristics, effects and methods of use, and it provides a common ground to all those concerned with the nature and utilization of this renewable non-polluting resource.

The Society is interdisciplinary in nature, with most of the leading energy researchers and manufacturers of renewable energy systems and devices of the country as its members. High academic attainments are not a prerequisite for membership and any person engaged in research, development or utilization of renewable energy or in fields related to renewable energy and interested in the promotion of renewable energy utilization can become a member of the society.


The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), was founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals. ISHRAE today has HVAC&R professionals and Student-members. ISHRAE operates from Chapters and sub-Chapters spread all over India, with HQ in Delhi. It is led by a team of elected officers, who are members of the Society, working on a voluntary basis, and collectively called the Board of Governors. ISHRAE aims to promote the goals of the Society for the benefit of the general public. Towards this objective, the Chapters of the Society participate in, and organize, activities to protect the Environment, improve Indoor Air Quality, help Energy Conservation, provide continuing education to the Members and others in the HVAC & related user Industries and offer certification programs, career guidance to students. ISHRAE conducts Conferences, Seminars, Exhibitions, Workshops, Panel Discussions and Product Presentations throughout the country with both national and international participants to discuss, promote and display the state-of-the-art technologies, systems, products and services.


Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) has expanded its roots to establish a student chapter at VIT! Established in 1948, IGS aims to bring together engineers and researchers interested in the fields of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Engineering Geology, Rock Mechanics, and allied fields; in order to discuss practical applications, technological advancements, and innovations in these domains. The student chapter seeks to conduct webinars, hold debates, conduct quizzes along with events to bring out the inner geotechnical engineer in you.


Additive Manufacturing Society of India (AMSI) student’s chapter promote state-of-the art 3D Printing and additive manufacturing technology and expand  in all the aspects of additive manufacturing such as R&D, manufacturing. The chapter ensures that no one is deprived of the emerging manufacturing techniques and get hands on with 3D printers with experience of all product designing software. Being a new and developing technique it will cater all the interests of beginners to a lot of opportunities and research on this topic. Moreover, it plans everyone to get familiar with designing and establish miniature working models which will help in visualization by converting innovative designs to real life prototypes for day to day use.


Association of Designers of India (ADI) vision is to be a world class network representing professional interests of Indian Design community, creating a meaningful interface between design professionals, people as users, the industry, education institutions and the policy makers. Key Objectives of ADI: Create a strong network of designers from India, Build a platform for sharing design thinking and design case studies. Lead the design community towards better quality of service, responsible design and smooth interface with the industry, Promote compliance of ethical practice code amongst design community in India, Increase awareness of "good design" amongst the "people" and "industry", through out-reach programs, publications, events & installations. Encourage Chapter level activity in promoting design and design related activities, Build a national movement of young designers, ADI shall network with national and international bodies related with the profession, Promote India as a design service destination.


Computer Society of India ( CSI) is the first and largest body of computer professionals in India. It was started on 6 March 1965 by a few computer professionals and has now grown to be the national body representing computer professionals. CSI is a non-profit professional society and meet to exchange views and information learns and share ideas. The wide spectrum of members is committed to the advancement of theory and practice of Computer Engineering and Technology Systems, Science and Engineering, Information Processing and related Arts and Sciences. We facilitate Research, Knowledge Sharing, Learning and Career Enhancement among all categories of IT professionals. Inspire, nurture and assist students to integrate into the IT community. Percolate benefits of IT advancement to all sections of Indian Society by conducting workshops, technical and non-technical events, conference, hackathon, with utmost attention to every little detail across these spectra of events. We encourage a professional work environment with equal focus on results and efforts, trying for versatility in every domain with quality participation from every member to ensure maximum holistic development.


India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) is a public private partnership initiative of Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India for accelerated development of smart grid technologies in the Indian power sector. ISGF provide a mechanism through which academia, industry, utilities and other stakeholders could participate in the development of Indian smart grid systems and provide relevant inputs to the government’s decision-making. Mission: To help the Indian power sector deploy smart grid technologies in an efficient, cost effective, innovative and scalable manner by bringing together all key stakeholders and enabling technologies, To create a platform for public and private stakeholder members, research institutions and power utilities to exchange ideas and information on smart grids and develop use case scenarios for India. To conduct research on the capabilities of smart grids in the Indian context through case studies, cost-benefit analysis, study of technical advancements in renewable energy sources and other ancillary activities.


Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) -VIT is a forum of chemical engineers. Our vision is to equip and empower the future of chemical engineering and engineers and their academic precincts. We aspire to constantly keep ourselves updated and work towards become an exemplary chapter. To promote the profession of its members through its for Chemical Engineers. Chapter contribute to the development of chemical engineering through activities involving faculty and student members. The chapter has always been very ardent about the gain of constructive knowledge in chemical engineering. Several guest lectures on safety, manufacture and production sectors have been conducted in order to broaden the students’ perspectives.


Indian Society for Earthquake Technology (ISET) is a forum dealing with various aspects of earthquake engineering. It is also engaged in various activities directed towards creation of awareness about earthquake and earthquake engineering in general -public as well as scientific/engineering communities. The Society also organizes short term training courses dealing with earthquake technology from time to time. The aims and objectives of the Society are as follows: To promote research, development and awareness work in the field of Earthquake Technology. To provide necessary forum for scientists and engineers of various specializations to come together and exchange ideas on the problems of Earthquake Technology. To disseminate knowledge in the field of Earthquake Technology dealing with scientific and engineering aspects. To honour pioneering and meritorious contributions in- the field of Earthquake Technology.


The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is the leading National Professional non-profit Society for the Technical Education System in our country with the motto of Career Development of Teachers and Personality Development of Students and overall development of our Technical Education System. ISTE-VIT aims at providing technical education to students in innovative and efficient ways for overall skill development. Our objective is to create and assist top quality professional engineers and technicians whose skills and capabilities are sought after by larger industries and organizations. We organize technical workshops, Hack-A-thons, Code-A-thons to find and enhance the hidden skills in the students.


Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS) are the people who understand water. Society has a balanced blend of academicians and field engineers in the faculty, with long experience in planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water resources and hydropower projects, help in implementation of application oriented academic programs. The department is actively involved in research, development and extension activities in the areas of water resources, hydropower and irrigation management. The society focusses on safe drinking water and basic sanitation for all, irrigation for food security, sustainable use of ground water, improving water quality in rivers, preventing pollution of aquifers, ushering in new thinking in water sector, water literacy for all, countering misinformation campaign, preventing pollution of aquifers and managing non-point source pollution.


The Institution of Engineers (India) has more than one million members in 15 engineering disciplines in 114 centers or chapters in India and overseas; it is the world's largest multi-disciplinary engineering professional society in engineering and technology world. IEI envisions to be one of the largest and vibrant professional society of engineers, technologists and applied scientists in the world, covering all branches of engineering, committed to the promotion of continual professional and intellectual development and contributing significantly to the growth of technological knowledge, skill and capacity building of the highest order, demonstrated through innovative approach towards the cause of sustainable development. Our mission is to effectively promote the general advancement of engineering, engineering science and technology, and their application in India, To facilitate dissemination and exchange of information and ideas amongst the members of the profession and the persons attached to IEI. To extend value based services to the Nation, at all desired level.



The Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) is a scientific professional society dedicated to promote excellence and competence in the field of biotechnology for the benefit of mankind. We aim to promote research and development in biotechnology in India. We enable interaction between academic institutes and biotech industries; help them in resolving problems, as well make them aware of latest developments in biotech sector. We provide training in biotechnology, organize lectures, seminars and symposia on scientific programs and societal missions. Various workshops and other events are organised as part of the chapter activities for the benefit of the students interested in biotechnology.


The Instrument Society of India (ISOI) strives to act as a link between academic institutions and the instrumentation industry, by organising several programs. It also conducts programs for students and working professionals in the form of short term courses, symposia and topical reviews. Society objectives: To provide a forum for pooling the knowledge and experience of individuals, participants from scientific institutions and industrial organizations interested in promoting development of instruments and instrumentation systems. To act as an exchange bureau for dissemination of technical information by way of periodic and special publications, appraising the technical and scientific personnel in the industries as well as in research institutions, of the requirements in the field of instrumentation by the industries and the educational and scientific institutions mutually. To organize liaison between interested entrepreneurs with technical problems in their instrumentation activities and the experts who offer to act as consultants and to engage in such activities as shall contribute towards promoting instrumentation activities.


VIT Mathematical Association's student chapter is aimed at empowering students by extending their boundaries of understanding and equipping them with the knowledge and skill to appreciate the most powerful tool in the world - Mathematics. We hope to achieve our aim of improving the understanding of mathematics among the student population of VIT through a program of research-based learning and change how Mathematics is taught and learned. In simpler terms, VITMAS seeks to rekindle students’ love for numbers with events and workshops to enliven mathematics for the skeptics, strategies to understand probabilities and forecasts of industries and with an ambition to take mathematics beyond classrooms.


The Genesis of Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) dates back to the year 1982, by the initiatives of VIT Vellore, ICI Students Chapter was established for the benefit of students. Through the Chapter, we aim to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practicality, encourage students to attend and organize conferences, workshops, training programmes, etc., to promote growth of concrete construction and its innovation, to identify R&D problems in practical relevance of infrastructure using concrete in construction, and thus to contribute in creating a better understanding of concrete construction technology.