The seed for the Computer Society of India (CSI) was first shown in the year 1965 by 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 Society are scientific and educational directed towards the advancement of the theory and practice of computer science and IT.
The organization has grown to a desirable size of 1,50,000 strong members consisting of professionals with varied backgrounds including Software developers, Scientists, Academics, Project Managers, CIOs, CTOs & IT vendors to name a few. It has spread its branches all over the country. Currently having 488 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.
The CSI Hyderabad also interacts and works in collaboration with international organizations, visiting foreign delegations and offering various training facilities to educational personnel from developing countries.
The primary duty is to improve the quality, level & areas of activities to keep pace with the changing needs and demands of the future.
CSI aims to make the profession an area of choice among all sections of the society while keeping the interests of IT professionals & computer users in mind. CSI's top priority today is to promote Information Technology as a profession. The CSI organizes conferences, conventions, lectures, projects, and awards to achieve this objective.