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About the ACM India Council
Upcoming elections for Council Members for ACM India: please see the Elections tab of this site for more information. Statements and biographical sketches of the candidates are forthcoming.
The ACM India Council is an effort of ACM aimed at increasing the level and visibility of ACM activities across India. The ACM community in India is growing in membership, number of chapters, sponsored conferences and symposia.
The ACM India Council comprises a cross section of the computer science and information technology community committed to increasing the visibility and relevance of ACM in India. The council is focused on a wide range of ACM activities including:
- serving as a professional network for individuals who are involved with the science and technology of computing
- encouraging students to take an active interest in the emerging and exciting world of computing
- facilitating the organization of high-quality ACM conferences in India
- providing logistical support to grow more ACM professional and student chapters
- enhancing access to the ACM Digital Library and publications for ACM members in India
- increasing the participation of ACM members in India across all dimensions of ACM
ACM India Council Members
- President - PJ Narayanan, IIIT Hyderabad
- Vice President - Srinivas Padmanabhuni, Infosys, Bangalore
- Secretary - Mangala Gowri Nanda, IBM Research, Delhi
- Treasurer - Shekhar Sahasrabudhe, Persistent Systems, Pune
- Council Members:
- Sangeeta Bhattacharya, Intel, Bangalore
- Supratik Chakraborty, IIT Powai
- Madhavan Mukund, CMI Chennai
- Ganesan Ramalingam, MSR India, Bangalore
- S. Ramesh, GM ISC, Bangalore
- Rajeev Rastogi, Yahoo! India, Bangalore
- Past President - Anand Deshpande, Persistent Systems, Pune
- ACM-W India Chair - Sheila Anand, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai
Their terms began on 1 July 2012
Council Members' Information
There are an increasing number of ACM chapters across India. Each of these chapters has a series of technical events that will provide you with both interesting technical content and career networking opportunities.
ACM India is pleased to announce the winners of the ACM India Student Chapter Awards.
We invited nominations from ACM Student Chapters from India, for the best and runner-up ACM India student chapter award to be given at the ACM India Annual Event February 14-16, 2014.
The participating chapters sent a report with details of their activities:
- Community Activities
- Community Service
- Recruitment Program
- Participation in ACM India Activities
- Membership Numbers
ACM BITS Pilani Student Chapter has won the Best Chapter award.
ACM IIIT Bhubaneswar Student Chapter has won the runner-up award.
The ACM community in India is actively involved with a large number of conferences. Please see the Approved ACM Events in India listing page.
Annual ACM India Events
For conference organizers: ACM and SIGs (Special Interest Groups) lend the name of the organization to conferences which are fully sponsored by other nonprofit incorporated organizations. Such cooperation is to be primarily for publicity
and to encourage Association members to participate by contributing papers and attending technical sessions. Cooperation specifically excludes financial participation, responsibility, or liability on the part
of ACM. Please see http://www.acm.org/sigs/volunteer_resources/conference_manual/1-3incop for more information on how to apply for such cooperation.
For detailed guidelines, please use this guidelines document.
Current news and updates about the ACM Community in India are available on the LinkedIn group ACM India.
ACM Survey on PhD Production in Computer Science in India
Report on the Faculty Summit on Research and Innovation, 2013
ACM India Best Doctoral Dissertation Award 2013
Award for 2013 announced on Feb 7, 2014
Note: Nominations for 2013 are now closed.
- ACM India Best Doctoral Dissertation Award 2013:
- Ramprasad Saptharishi from Chennai Mathematical Institute for the thesis titled
"Unified Approaches to Polynomial Identity Testing and Lower Bounds"
The ACM India Best Doctoral Dissertation Award was established in 2011 by
ACM India with approval from the ACM Awards Committee. This award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation(s) in computer science and engineering from a degree-awarding
institution based in India for each academic year. There will be one award in 2013. The award will consist of a plaque and a cash
component of Rs 2,00,000. In case of a joint award, the award amount will be shared equally among the recipients. Please see the
ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award page for the 2012 winners.
Each PhD granting institution based in India can normally nominate 1 student for the award. Institutions that produce more than 10
dissertations in relevant areas per year can nominate 2 students. Each dissertation nominated for the 2013 award must have been
defended successfully between August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013.
Nominations must be received by August 31, 2013 to qualify for consideration of the 2013 award.
Publication and Copyrights
Winning dissertations will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Each nomination must be accompanied by an assignment to ACM
by the author of exclusive publication rights, as per ACM's copyright policies. Copyright will automatically revert to an author if her/his
dissertation is not selected.
Candidates must be nominated by the department from which the PhD was completed.
Each nomination must include:
Nomination letter by thesis advisor. This letter must include:
The name, address, and phone number of the advisor,
The name, mailing address and email address of the candidate, and
A one-page summary of the significance of the dissertation.
An endorsement letter by the department head or a suitable substitute.
One copy of the thesis in electronic format
A record of publications in conferences and journals of the work
reported in the dissertation along with their citations, if any.
A copyright transfer form filled out and signed by the candidate. Please use the Journals form downloadable from http://www.acm.org/publications/copyright_form
for this purpose.
Supporting letters are helpful and a nomination can be supported by a maximum of five supporting letters from individuals who are familiar with the work. Each supporting letter must include the name, contact information, and telephone number of the supporter.
Mode of submission: Nomination material must be submitted electronically (in PDF or Word format) by the thesis advisor (not by the student) to the ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Coordinator at:
email@example.com. Please write "ACM India Doctoral Dissertation submission for [replace-by-nominee-name]" in the subject line of the email. All nomination material for a nominee must be sent bundled
as a zip file in one email. Supporting letters need not come directly from the supporters—all necessary material, including supporting letters, may by collected and submitted by the thesis advisor,
bundled as a zip file in one email.
Dissertations will be reviewed for technical depth and significance of the research contribution, potential impact on theory and practice, and quality of presentation. A committee of approximately ten eminent
Computer Science researchers from across the world will perform an initial screening to generate a short list, followed by an in-depth evaluation to determine the winning dissertation.
For further queries on the ACM India Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ACM-W India seeks to take forward the task of the ACM community, but with a particular focus on the empowerment of women in computing
ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a
wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women. ACM-W Student Chapters are created to
help recruit and retain students in computing programs. Professional Chapter-sponsored activities educate women about careers in
computing and provide networking opportunities.
ACM-W India aims to provide social and professional support for women in computing, and its proposed activities include:
- Facilitate technical growth of women by organizing invited lectures, seminars, workshops and informal meetings
- Provide a platform for the sharing of information, resources, ideas and experiences
- Support women in their professional career growth and help them to face the challenges in their work environment
- Encourage them to participate in computer-related studies and research
ACM-W India's goal would be to also promote computer literacy, particularly in rural India, with the objective of empowering
underprivileged women and children, to enable them to be independent and self-reliant.
Sheila Anand, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai
Jayanthi Sivaswamy, International Institute for Information Technology, Hyderabad
Maneesha V. Ramesh, Amrita University, Kerala
Ranjani Parthasarathi, Anna University, Chennai
Sangeeta Bhattacharya, Intel Labs, Bangalore
Gnanapriya C, Infosys Technologies Ltd., Bangalore
Lipika Dey, Tata Consultancy Services, Delhi
Vasundhara Puttagunta, Google, Hyderabad
Gayathri S Raghavan, IBM India - Global Business Services, Chennai
Urvashi Rathod, Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), Pune
ACM-W India news and activities
ACM India Elections 2014
In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of ACM India, the ACM India Nominating Committee hereby submits the following slate of nominees for five Member-at-Large positions
on the ACM India Council. The Nominating Committee did not receive multiple nominations for the officer positions and therefore those standing for these four positions will be treated as elected unopposed.
The names of the candidates are presented below; the Member-at-Large candidates are listed in random order.
- President (1 July 2014 - 30 June 2016)
- Srinivas Padmanabhuni (Infosys)
- Vice-President (1 July 2014 - 30 June 2016)
- Madhavan Mukund (Chennai Mathematical Institute)
- Treasurer (1 July 2014 - 30 June 2016)
- Mukesh Mohania (IBM India Research Lab, New Delhi)
- Secretary (1 July 2014 - 30 June 2016)
- Mangala Gowri Nanda (IBM India Research Lab, New Delhi)
- Member-at-Large (1 July 2014 - 30 June 2018)
- V Krishna Nandivada (IIT Madras)
- Gautam Shroff (TCS)
- Sukumar Bhattacharya (IIT Mandi)
- Navin Kabra (ReliScore, Pune)
- M D Agarwal (formerly BPCL)
- Rohan Murty (Infosys)
- Hemangee Kapur (IIT Guwahati)
- Shekhar Patankar (Persistent, Nagpur)
- Rashmi Mohan (Yahoo India)
The Rules and Regulations provide that candidates for elected offices of ACM India may also be nominated by a petition of at least 25 of the Members of the Society by notice to the ACM India Nominating Committee accompanied by a written statement from the nominee that the nominee is willing to stand for election.
All candidates must be Professional Members of ACM. Anyone interested in petitioning must inform the ACM India Nominating Committee of their intent to petition by 17 March 2014.
Original petitions are to be submitted to the ACM India Nominating Committee by 31 March 2014.
ACM India Nominations Committee
Mathai Joseph, Convenor
New members from India can join ACM by paying their dues in Indian rupees.
Membership Types: There are two modes of registration: Online or Offline.
Joining ACM Online
There are two types of membership: Student or Professional. Depending upon the type of membership you can click on the relevant links as below.
Student Registration Link
| Professional Registration Link
Joining ACM Offline
Download the relevant form as applicable: Student Application form | Professional Application form
Demand Drafts payable in Pune for the required amount as per the form to be made out in favour of Association for Computing Machinery.
+- The form and the DD should be mailed to:
Association for Computing Machinery
c/o Persistent systems Ltd.
402 E, Bhageerath,
Senapati Bapat Road,
Pune - 411016
Tel No. +91 20 670 30633
Attn : Finance Department. (Vikas Sawant)
Advanced Member Grades
The ACM India Council is encouraging all eligible ACM members in India to consider applying for advanced member status within ACM. ACM advanced member grades require varying degrees of experience and accomplishment.
For more information on how to nominate someone for these grades, click on these links:
Senior member nominations
Distinguished member nominations