The Journey of a Decade
Founded in 2003 by Prof. Ashok Pandey, over the last ten years, we have grown with over 3700 Individual Members which includes over 1600 Life Members. This fast growing membership is also augmented by strong ties we have with our Affiliates and various international organization with who we maintain bilateral MoUs.
The genesis of creating a new professional society was long felt by academics and researchers in India as a need of the hour. This was guided by a large number of factors; the largest one being the absence of a professional society dedicated exclusively to biotechnology at national level in India. Other equally important factors included the absence of a platform, which could provide recognition to the meritorious scientific research carried out by the biotechnologists in India and to reward them by recognizing their contributions.
The founding of BRSI was a response to this and to provide a unifying platform for scientific advancement and collaboration.
BRSI is managed at two levels - the supreme body, known as Board of Governors (previously known as Board of Trustees) of the BRSI and a second layer of governance through the Management Council. Elections are held to appoint members to these two councils for a tenure of two years.