Membership Information

Nearly 2500 members of the society are spread in India and approximately 50 other countries. It is the third-largest society of plant pathologists in the world. They comprise scientists, teachers, technicians, students, extension workers, company professionals, private consultants, administrators, agricultural field representatives and pest management personnel. Their professions vary, but they have single common goal – to promote knowledge on plant diseases. Any person interested in the science of Plant Pathology shall be eligible for membership. The Society shall have annual members, students members, life members, patrons, fellows and honorary fellows.

Membership and Subscription Rates

Membership Type Membership fee (Rs) GST (18%) Total
Indian Members (Amount in Rs.)
Student Annual Membership 1,000.00 180.00 1,180.00
General Annual Membership 1,500.00 270.00 1,770.00
Life Membership 12,000.00 2,160.00 14,160.00
Admission fee (for new members) 100.00 18.00 118.000
Foreign Members (Amount in US$)
Student Annual Membership 55.00 9.90 64.90
Annual Membership 60.00 10.80 70.80
Life Membership 480.00 86.40 566.40
Admission fee (for new members) 10.00 1.80 11.80

Special discount on group life membership of the Society

For General Life Membership: 15% discount in the case of the group membership of 5 or more.

Life Membership for Students: The student will be provided a concession of flat 15% for IPS Life membership upon submission of valid ID proof of studentship (Registration enrollment No./Identity Card issued from the Institute/University/College/Schools). Further, a group of 5 or more students from the same organization will be given an additional concession of 10% (total 25% concession altogether). Students working in different projects and drawing salary as RA/SRF/JRF/PDF are not eligible for this concession.

Note: The payment for life membership fee can be made in a maximum two equal instalments.

The payment can be made by using the following details:

Name of the Bank Syndicate Bank
Name of the Branch Pusa Campus, IARI, New Delhi 110012
Account Number 90292010005900
MICR Code 110025041
Branch Code 009029
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