The Electrochemical Society of India, ECSI in short, has been in existence on the IISc Campus for
over 60 years. It is a Professional Society to provide a platform for discussions in the area of
Electrochemistry, Corrosion, Batteries, Coatings, Electroplating and forming, and other
electrochemical science and technology areas.
A significant activity of ECSI is the publication of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society of India, (JECSI) which is presently completing 60 years of continuous publication. Annual Technical Meetings organized by the Society during the month of August every year have been very popular among research workers. A special feature of these meetings is the encouragement given to students and teachers.
The Electrochemical Society of India popularly referred to as ECSI was conceived and started by Professor T. L. Rama Char, who at that time was a Professor in the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Based on his contacts with the Electrochemical Society, USA, he started an India Section of the Electrochemical Society of USA in 1954 with himself as the Founder President. Simultaneously, he started publishing a News Letter in the form of a Journal which contained articles on developments in Electroplating. Several members felt that the progress in Electrochemistry in India was large enough to sustain an independent organization, a Scientific Society under the name of “Electrochemical Society of India” with the acronym ECSI was registered in the year 1964 and the News Letter was christened “Journal of the Electrochemical Society of India”. ECSI has grown in stature and size due to the tireless efforts of all the stalwarts steering the Society from time to time. There have been very able Secretaries who have managed the affairs of the Society to bring it to its present position of fame in the country.