ACM India Council

The ACM India Council was created by ACM to recognize and support Indian ACM members and activities.

About the ACM India Council

The ACM India Council is an effort of ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, aimed at increasing the level and visibility of ACM activities across India. The ACM India Council activities, involving both academia and industry in computing, include research, organization of high-quality computing conferences, advancing Computer Science education, and awards to recognize achievement.

ACM India Council 2020 Elections

The ACM India Nominating Committee is preparing to nominate candidates for election to the ACM India Executive Council. ACM India will be electing 6 members to the Council in 2020. According to the Memorandum of Association of ACM India, the Council will then elect a President, Vice President, and a Secretary/Treasurer from among its members.

Candidates for the Council should be individuals with considerable exposure to and experience with ACM and its different facets, or with other similar professional organizations. This could be through volunteer work done for ACM India or ACM committees, membership of organizing/programme committees of top conferences or professional events, participation in activities conducted by ACM, etc.

Suggestions for candidates are solicited. Women nominees are particularly welcome. Names should be sent by 4 February 2020 to the Nominating Committee Chair, Madhavan Mukund at With each recommendation please include background information and references whom the Nominating Committee can contact for additional information if necessary.

Special Section on India Region in CACM

The India region plays an important role in the global computing landscape with its highly trained manpower, software companies, and top universities that produce students who not only serve local needs, but move around the world and have global impact. Communications of the ACM developed this special section to mirror all these facets, for its November issue. This section is free to read in the ACM Digital Library: click on the Table of Contents and scroll to the middle of the page to access the articles. Also watch a video in which co-organizers Anand Deshpande, Pankaj Jalote, and PJ Narayanan introduce this section.

Abhiram Ranade

ACM India Council President Abhiram Ranade received a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1981 and a doctorate in Computer Science from Yale University in 1989. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley during 1988-95. Since 1995 he has served on the faculty of IIT Bombay, currently as a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. His research interests are in Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization.

Heena Timani

ACM-W India Executive Council Chair Heena Timani was Chair and Founder/Vice-Chair of the ACM Ahmedabad Professional Chapter. She was also a faculty sponsor of the ACM-W chapter at Ahmedabad University. She was a member of the ACM-W India Executive Council from 2017 to 2019. She is an independent consultant, business analyst and academic advisor. Her specialization is Bayesian inference and Applications of Bayesian networks in business intelligence and analytics. She is actively involved in supporting and organizing computing events for women in India under ACM-W.

Heena Timani
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Past ACM India Council Members

List of Past ACM India Council Members

ACM India Announces First Winter Schools, 5 December 2019 to 14 January 2020

ACM India is pleased to announce ACM India Winter Schools 2019-2020, targeted at students in final year Bachelor's program or above. These schools will cover High Performance Computing, Cybersecurity, Geometric Algorithms, and Hybrid Cloud.

Annual Events

ACM India events and conferences include: Annual Event, IRISS, COMPUTE, CODS-COMAD, and ISEC.

ACM India also co-sponsors conferences held in India, such as the recent FIRE 2019, VLSI 2019, and COMSNETS 2019.

Contact Us

ACM India has an active presence on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. We encourage our members to participate and contribute on these social media channels to increase awareness of ACM India activities.


Students and Professionals: join ACM India via these links.