The Indian Association for Social Psychiatry

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Join the Association: 

“Member” is an inclusive term embracing all categories of membership listed subsequently. Members are elected by the decision of the Executive Council, need to adhere to the rules and regulations of association and are required to pay a lifetime membership fee. Members are entitled to numerous benefits including free subscription to the Indian Journal for Social Psychiatry, right to participate in the Association election, submission of conference papers and application for awards of annual National Conference of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry as announced from time to time.

Application for membership can be made either by filling in the downloadable offline form or through the online membership portal. All resources for membership, including the online registration portal can be accessed after creating an online account.

 

The process of application for Membership:

Any person desirous of becoming a member, and fulfilling the required criteria, need to make an application in the prescribed format, either online or through the downloadable form. All applications need to be proposed and seconded by one Fellow each of the Association. The application for membership shall be considered by the Council for election, subsequent to which a membership certificate and a membership number will be issued. An applicant shall be deemed to have become a member of the society since the date of his election by the Council. The applicant needs to pay the application fee and the subscription fee as fixed by the Council at the time of the application.

Existing members applying for a different category of membership (eg: Associate member to fellow), need to complete the full process for application, similar to the first time member.

 

Types of Membership:

Fellow:

Fellows shall be either (i) Physicians* with 10 years of full time experience as such who have made a significant contribution to social psychiatry OR (ii) Physicians with recognized postgraduate qualifications considered equivalent to these by the council, with 5 additional years of experience, who have made a significant contribution to social psychiatry. OR (iii) professionals in behavioral or social sciences related to mental health and social psychiatry with either ten years of experience after a Master’s degree or five years of experience after obtaining Ph.D. degree or equivalent, who have made a significant contribution to the field of social psychiatry. Only citizens of India or foreign nationals permanently domiciled in India shall be eligible for Fellowship.

*“Physician” shall mean a registered medical practitioner under schedule I or II of schedule III of Indian Medical Council Act of 1956 or a person with any other recognized medical qualification which is considered equivalent to the above by the Council.  

 

Associate:

Associates shall be the persons with professional back-ground in areas allied to social psychiatry and who are interested in the aims and objectives of the Association.  

 

Senior Member:

A senior member of the Indian Association for Social Psychiatry is defined as any member in good standing for five years and who attains the age of 65 years, whichever is later. Senior Members are exempted from membership fee on application to the Secretary-General.  

 

Honorary Fellow:

Honorary Fellowship is conferred by the decision of the Council to persons who have done outstanding scientific and humanitarian work in fields related to social psychiatry. Honorary Fellowship require to be proposed by five fellows. The Council may, at the Annual Council meeting, elect the person so proposed to Honorary Fellowship. Honorary Fellowship can be conferred to persons who do not otherwise meet the criteria of fellowship, in recognition of their exemplary work in the field of social psychiatry.

 

Constitutional Rights of Members:

All members have the right to attend the annual conference and other scientific meetings, to receive a copy of the statement of accounts, annual reports and the journal of the Association. Only Fellows shall hold elected offices, serve in the Council or serve as Chairman of Constitutional and other committees. Only Fellows shall be eligible to vote in the election of office bearers and Council members, for amendment of the constitution and bylaws and in meetings of the General body.

The membership of any member may be terminated for reasons which the Council may deem sufficient by votes of not less than two thirds of the Council members present at a special meeting called for this purpose or at the annual Council meeting. The member concerned shall have rights to explain his conduct and the Secretary-General shall acquaint all the members of the Council with his explanation. He shall have the right to appeal to the General Body if he so desires, but in this case he must inform the Secretary General of his desire to do so within a month of the receipt of the decision of the Council. 

 

Membership Fees:

Life Fellow:                INR 4000/-

Life Associate:          INR 2000/-

Application Fee:      INR 100/-  

 

Online Transactions might entail surcharge for payment gateway of up-to 2% depending upon the mode of payment, as per Government of India rules.

 

 

 

 

Offline Membership Application: Process & Forms

 

Step 1:

Download and complete the offline registration form. The form with original signatures of the applicant, the proposer and the person seconding the proposition needs to be submitted. Payment of the Membership Fee needs to be made either through account transfer or through demand draft.  The following attachments need to be provided along with the completed form:  1. Photo   2. Highest Qualification Certificate   3. Government issued proof of Identity   4. Demand Draft/Proof of payment.

Please login to download the Nomination Form in printable PDF format or as a Microsoft Word document.

 

Step 2:

Post / submit a Demand Draft or make an Account Transfer for the requisite membership and application fee. The demand draft should be in favour of  “Treasurer, IASP, payable at……………………………..

Bank Details:
…………………………………….
…………………………………….
(We are in the process of transferring the bank account and details will be provided shortly)

Membership Fees:
Life Fellow:                INR 4000/-
Life Associate:            INR 2000/-
Application Fee:         INR 100/-

 

Step 3:

Post / Submit the completed form to the office of the Secretary General, The Indian Association for Social Psychiatry at the following address. Also, email a scanned copy of the application form to the office of the Secretary General.

Dr. Mamta Sood
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi
Room Number 4096, Fourth Floor, Academic Block
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029
Phone: +91-11-26546634, +91-11-26596634
E-mail: mamtasood.iasp@gmail.com

 

Step 4:

You will receive an email from the office of the Secretary General confirming successful submission of application. After the draft is honored by the bank, usually within the next 14 working days and after acceptance of the membership by the Council, you will receive a speed-post and an email with your membership number and the membership certificate.

 

Online Membership Application: Process & Pre-requisites

 

Step 1:

The portal for new application for registration is only available to those who have created an online account. The online account helps us/applicant to manage the registration process better and is absolutely free and automated. A verification link is sent automatically from our server within an hour to the email provided and the account becomes active immediately. The links related to online application and all downloadable resources will become visible on the right hand side Members Resources Panel after logging in.

 

Step 2:

Before entering the online portal for registration to the Association certain pre-requisites need to be completed. The online application requires nomination of the applicant by two Fellows of the Association. The applicant is requested to download and complete the nomination form. The form with original signatures of the applicant, the proposer and the person seconding needs to be scanned and uploaded as a PDF. Payment of the Membership Fee also needs to be made before the online process can be completed (Note: we are in the process of transferring bank account and will provide bank details shortly. Please contact the Office of the Secretariat for urgent registrations till that time. Edit: 03-09-2017). The following attachments need to be uploaded during the process of online application:

  1. A digital passport size photograph: The resolution of the photo should be more than 150dpi. Minimum acceptable dimensions are 600 x 600 pixels. Maximum acceptable dimensions are 1200 x 1200 pixels. The image file size must be less than or equal to 500 KB (kilobytes).
  2. Highest Qualification Certificate: A PDF scanned and self-attested copy of the highest qualification certificate. The file size must be less than or equal to 1MB (Megabytes).
  3. A government issued proof of Identity: A PDF color-scanned and self-attested copy of government issues photo-identity proof. Voter’s card, PAN card, Driving License, Adhar Card are accepted. The file size must be less than or equal to 1MB (Megabytes).
  4. Proof of payment: A print of the account transfer in PDF format or a PDF account statement of the transaction will be accepted. The file size must be less than or equal to 1MB (Megabytes).
  5. Nomination Form: A scanned copy of the duly filled and signed nomination form in PDF format . The file size must be less than 1MB (Megabytes).

 

Step 3:

Account Transfer the requisite membership and application fee. The bank details and membership fees are provided below. The application fee of INR 100 needs to be added to all categories.

Bank Details:
…………………………………….
…………………………………….

(We are in the process of transferring the bank account and details will be provided shortly)

 

Membership Fees:

Life Fellow:                 INR 4000/-
Life Associate:            INR 2000/-
Application Fee:         INR 100/-

 

For any query please contact the Secretariat at the following address

Dr. Mamta Sood

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi
Room Number 4096, Fourth Floor, Academic Block
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029
Phone: +91-11-26546634, +91-11-26596634
E-mail: mamtasood.iasp@gmail.com

Step 4:

You will receive an immediate email from the office of the Secretary-General confirming successful submission of application. After acceptance of the membership by the Council, you will receive a speed-post and an email with your membership number and the membership certificate.

Please login to access our Online Membership Application Portal.

 

Please login below to access the following:

  • Offline registration form
  • Nomination form
  • Online registrations portal
  • Update membership details

Download the offline registration form in Microsoft Word Format or printable PDF Format

Download the nomination form to be uploaded when registering online in Microsoft Word Format or printable PDF Format

Online registration portal

Update existing member details