About Society

The Indian Society for Plant Physiology (ISPP), established in 1958, is one of the oldest academic societies in India. It owes its origin to the vision and zeal of eminent plant scientists Prof. Boshi Sen, Prof. R.D. Asana, Prof. J.J. Chinoy and Prof. K.K. Nanda and the financial support of Government of India. Since then, the society has been serving the cause of research and education in the field of Plant Physiology, allied disciplines and agriculture. The society is based at National Agriculture Science Centre of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. The society is a member of Global Plant Council, a coalition of plant and crops societies from across the globe. The main focus of the society is to bring plant scientists together to work synergistically towards solving the pressing problems facing humankind and to generate a critical mass to provide a strong platform for deliberations on important issues of agricultural research, education and extension and presenting views of the scientific community as policy inputs to planners and decision makers at national/ international levels. To achieve this, the society organizes and supports national and international conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops and brainstorming sessions on important issues of plant biology and agricultural sciences. It also publishes journal and proceedings for advancement of agricultural research and development. The official publication of the Society, the Indian Journal of Plant Physiology was launched in the year 1958. Since then this journal is being published regularly and is highly acclaimed for its scientific content and indexed worldwide. ISPP has instituted various awards to recognize and promote scientists for their excellent research contribution in the areas of plant sciences and agriculture. The society bestowed fellowships to >250 eminent researchers during the last fifty years and invites applications annually during the month of July/August every year.