Memberships

Membership of the Indian Sociological Society is open to anyone and everyone who has a general interest in the study of sociology. There are five different types of members of ISS and they may join it directly at any time in a year.


We have more than 5600 active Life Members apart from nearly 2000 ordinary members, student members, and institutional members including more than 50 members from abroad.

The annual membership period runs from January to December each year. All subscriptions are payable strictly in advance and preferably in the month of January.

  • Life Membership (Indian)
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    ₹5,000
    • Benefits of Membership
    1. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of Sociological Bulletin.
    2. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS e-Journal.
    3. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS Newsletter.
    4. All types of members are entitled to participate in different intellectual activities of the ISS including attending the Annual Conference and RC sessions.
    5. A Life Member, who is on the register of the Society for not less than one year, may contest and vote in the election of Office Bearers of ISS.
    6. All types of members are entitled to participate in the discussion in the Annual General Body Meeting of the ISS and participate in any voting therein.
    7. All members may send his/her article for publication in Sociological Bulletin, Bharatiya Samajshastra Sameeksha or any other journal published by the ISS. The decision to publish an article lies with the concerned Managing Editor and the Editorial Board.
    8. All members below the age of 40 may send his/her article published in any journal for consideration of M. N. Srinivas Memorial Young Sociologist Award.
    9. ISS Managing Committee may recommend the name of any senior Life member for Lifetime Achievement Award.


    Name of the Account: Indian Sociological Society

    Savings Bank Account Number: 4114000100575176

    Name of Bank: Punjab National Bank,

    Branch: Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070,

    IFSC no: PUNB0411400

    Amount: 5000/- (Payment made by bank transfer only)

  • Life Membership (Foreign) South Asian
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    $125
    • Benefits of Membership
    1. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of Sociological Bulletin.
    2. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS e-Journal.
    3. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS News Letter.
    4. All types of members are entitled to participate in different intellectual activities of the ISS including attending Annual Conference and RC sessions.
    5. A Life Member, who is on the register of the Society for not less than one year, may contest and vote in the election of Office Bearers of ISS.
    6. All types of members are entitled to participate in the discussion in the Annual General Body Meeting of the ISS and participate in any voting therein.
    7. All members may send his/her article for publication in Sociological Bulletin, Bharatiya Samajshastra Sameeksha or any other journal published by the ISS. The decision to publish an article lies with the concerned Managing Editor and the Editorial Board.
    8. All members below the age of 40 may send his/her article published in any journal for consideration of M. N. Srinivas Memorial Young Sociologist Award.
    9. ISS Managing Committee may recommend the name of any senior Life member for Life Time Achievement Award.
  • Life Membership (Foreign) European Union
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    €250
    • Benefits of Membership
    1. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of Sociological Bulletin.
    2. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS e-Journal.
    3. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS News Letter.
    4. All types of members are entitled to participate in different intellectual activities of the ISS including attending Annual Conference and RC sessions.
    5. A Life Member, who is on the register of the Society for not less than one year, may contest and vote in the election of Office Bearers of ISS.
    6. All types of members are entitled to participate in the discussion in the Annual General Body Meeting of the ISS and participate in any voting therein.
    7. All members may send his/her article for publication in Sociological Bulletin, Bharatiya Samajshastra Sameeksha or any other journal published by the ISS. The decision to publish an article lies with the concerned Managing Editor and the Editorial Board.
    8. All members below the age of 40 may send his/her article published in any journal for consideration of M. N. Srinivas Memorial Young Sociologist Award.
    9. ISS Managing Committee may recommend the name of any senior Life member for Life Time Achievement Award.
  • Ordinary Membership (Indian)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    ₹600
    • Benefits of Membership
    1. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of Sociological Bulletin.
    2. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS e-Journal.
    3. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS News Letter.
    4. All types of members are entitled to participate in different intellectual activities of the ISS including attending Annual Conference and RC sessions.
    5. A Life Member, who is on the register of the Society for not less than one year, may contest and vote in the election of Office Bearers of ISS.
    6. All types of members are entitled to participate in the discussion in the Annual General Body Meeting of the ISS and participate in any voting therein.
    7. All members may send his/her article for publication in Sociological Bulletin, Bharatiya Samajshastra Sameeksha or any other journal published by the ISS. The decision to publish an article lies with the concerned Managing Editor and the Editorial Board.
    8. All members below the age of 40 may send his/her article published in any journal for consideration of M. N. Srinivas Memorial Young Sociologist Award.
    9. ISS Managing Committee may recommend the name of any senior Life member for Life Time Achievement Award.
  • Ordinary Membership (Foreign) South Asian
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $20
    • Benefits of Membership
    1. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of Sociological Bulletin.
    2. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS e-Journal.
    3. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS News Letter.
    4. All types of members are entitled to participate in different intellectual activities of the ISS including attending Annual Conference and RC sessions.
    5. A Life Member, who is on the register of the Society for not less than one year, may contest and vote in the election of Office Bearers of ISS.
    6. All types of members are entitled to participate in the discussion in the Annual General Body Meeting of the ISS and participate in any voting therein.
    7. All members may send his/her article for publication in Sociological Bulletin, Bharatiya Samajshastra Sameeksha or any other journal published by the ISS. The decision to publish an article lies with the concerned Managing Editor and the Editorial Board.
    8. All members below the age of 40 may send his/her article published in any journal for consideration of M. N. Srinivas Memorial Young Sociologist Award.
    9. ISS Managing Committee may recommend the name of any senior Life member for Life Time Achievement Award.
  • Ordinary Membership (Foreign) European Union
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    €30
    • Benefits of Membership
    1. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of Sociological Bulletin.
    2. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS e-Journal.
    3. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS News Letter.
    4. All types of members are entitled to participate in different intellectual activities of the ISS including attending Annual Conference and RC sessions.
    5. A Life Member, who is on the register of the Society for not less than one year, may contest and vote in the election of Office Bearers of ISS.
    6. All types of members are entitled to participate in the discussion in the Annual General Body Meeting of the ISS and participate in any voting therein.
    7. All members may send his/her article for publication in Sociological Bulletin, Bharatiya Samajshastra Sameeksha or any other journal published by the ISS. The decision to publish an article lies with the concerned Managing Editor and the Editorial Board.
    8. All members below the age of 40 may send his/her article published in any journal for consideration of M. N. Srinivas Memorial Young Sociologist Award.
    9. ISS Managing Committee may recommend the name of any senior Life member for Life Time Achievement Award.
  • Student Membership (Indian)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    ₹300
    • Benefits of Membership
    1. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of Sociological Bulletin.
    2. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS e-Journal.
    3. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS Newsletter.
    4. All types of members are entitled to participate in different intellectual activities of the ISS including attending Annual Conference and RC sessions.
    5. A Life Member, who is on the register of the Society for not less than one year, may contest and vote in the election of Office Bearers of ISS.
    6. All types of members are entitled to participate in the discussion in the Annual General Body Meeting of the ISS and participate in any voting therein.
    7. All members may send his/her article for publication in Sociological Bulletin, Bharatiya Samajshastra Sameeksha or any other journal published by the ISS. The decision to publish an article lies with the concerned Managing Editor and the Editorial Board.
    8. All members below the age of 40 may send his/her article published in any journal for consideration of M. N. Srinivas Memorial Young Sociologist Award.
    9. ISS Managing Committee may recommend the name of any senior Life member for Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Student Membership (Foreign) South Asian
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $15
    • Benefits of Membership
    1. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of Sociological Bulletin.
    2. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS e-Journal.
    3. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS News Letter.
    4. All types of members are entitled to participate in different intellectual activities of the ISS including attending Annual Conference and RC sessions.
    5. A Life Member, who is on the register of the Society for not less than one year, may contest and vote in the election of Office Bearers of ISS.
    6. All types of members are entitled to participate in the discussion in the Annual General Body Meeting of the ISS and participate in any voting therein.
    7. All members may send his/her article for publication in Sociological Bulletin, Bharatiya Samajshastra Sameeksha or any other journal published by the ISS. The decision to publish an article lies with the concerned Managing Editor and the Editorial Board.
    8. All members below the age of 40 may send his/her article published in any journal for consideration of M. N. Srinivas Memorial Young Sociologist Award.
    9. ISS Managing Committee may recommend the name of any senior Life member for Life Time Achievement Award.
  • Student Membership (Foreign) European Union
    Duration
    1 year
    Package price
    €25
    • Benefits of Membership
    1. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of Sociological Bulletin.
    2. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS e-Journal.
    3. A Life Member is entitled to receive a free online copy of ISS News Letter.
    4. All types of members are entitled to participate in different intellectual activities of the ISS including attending Annual Conference and RC sessions.
    5. A Life Member, who is on the register of the Society for not less than one year, may contest and vote in the election of Office Bearers of ISS.
    6. All types of members are entitled to participate in the discussion in the Annual General Body Meeting of the ISS and participate in any voting therein.
    7. All members may send his/her article for publication in Sociological Bulletin, Bharatiya Samajshastra Sameeksha or any other journal published by the ISS. The decision to publish an article lies with the concerned Managing Editor and the Editorial Board.
    8. All members below the age of 40 may send his/her article published in any journal for consideration of M. N. Srinivas Memorial Young Sociologist Award.
    9. ISS Managing Committee may recommend the name of any senior Life member for Life Time Achievement Award.
  • RC-1: Theory and Practice in Sociology (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-1: Theory and Practice in Sociology (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-2: Studies on Family, Marriage and Kinship (2 Years)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-2: Studies on Family, Marriage and Kinship (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-3: Economy and Society (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-3: Economy and Society (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-4: Migration and Diaspora Studies (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-4: Migration and Diaspora Studies (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-5: Sociology of Education (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-5: Sociology of Education (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-6: Sociology of Religion (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-6: Sociology of Religion (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-7: Adivasi and Tribal Studies (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-7: Adivasi and Tribal Studies (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-8: Inequalities, Stratification and Exclusion Studies (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-8: Inequalities, Stratification and Exclusion Studies (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-9: Dalit Studies (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-9: Dalit Studies (5Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-10: Gender Studies (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-10: Gender Studies (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-11: Sociology of Environment (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-11: Sociology of Environment (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-12: Sociology of Health, Ageing and Well-Being (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-12: Sociology of Health, Ageing and Well-Being (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-13: Science, Technology & Society (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-13: Science, Technology & Society (5 Years)
    Duration
    5 years
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-14: Globalization and Culture (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-14: Globalization and Culture (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-15: Social Transformation and Development (2 Years)
    Duration
    2 years
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-15: Social Transformation and Development (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-16: Work, Labour and Organization (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-16: Work, Labour and Organization (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-17: Sociology of Social Movements (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-17: Sociology of Social Movements (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-18: Social Demography (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-18: Social Demography (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-19: Urban Studies (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-19: Urban Studies (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-20: Media Studies (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-20: Media Studies (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-21: Political Sociology (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-21: Political Sociology (5 Years)
    Duration
    5 years
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-22: Conflict and Violence Studies (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-22: Conflict and Violence Studies (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-23: Sociology of Law, Crime and Deviance (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-23: Sociology of Law, Crime and Deviance (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-24: Sociology of Childhood and Youth (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-24: Sociology of Childhood and Youth (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-25: Sociology of Sports (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-25: Sociology of Sports (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-26: Minority Studies (2 Years)
    Duration
    2 years
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-26: Minority Studies (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-27: Sociology of Care (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-27: Sociology of Care (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • RC-28: Sociology of Everyday Life (2 Years)
    Duration
    24 months
    Package price
    ₹500
  • RC-28: Sociology of Everyday Life (5 Years)
    Duration
    60 months
    Package price
    ₹1,000
  • Adhoc Group 01- Digital Sociology (1 Year)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    ₹250