The Electrochemical Society of India, ECSI in short, took its birth on the Campus of the Indian Institute of Science in the year 1964 due to the untiring efforts of Professor T. L. Rama Char of the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. Almost a decade before that he had initiated the formation of the India Section of the Electrochemical Society (USA) and also started the Journal of the Electrochemical Society of India (JECSI).

The Society was registered in the State of Karnataka (the then Mysore State) on 19 March 1964 with the following seven persons under writing its formation: Prof. T L Rama Char, Dr. B N Kappanna, Dr. S. Krishnamurthy, The first President of the Society was Dr. Kappanna. And the Soceity started functioning in a very modest way in the office of Prof. T L Rama Char.

Membership of the Society was open to any Graduates in Engineering and Science with interest in any branch of Electrochemistry and allied subjects.