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Materials Research Society of India (MRS-I)

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Life Members 2,201
Annual Members: 72
Honorary members: 152
Patron members : 83
Total 2,508


Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) is an interdisciplinary professional society brought into being when there was a world-wide appreciation of the role of materials science and engineering in the design, development and performance of nearly every system associated with a wide spectrum of sectors like chemical industry, heavy engineering, machinery, transportation, energy, aerospace, ocean technologies, instrumentation, microelectronics, communication systems, bioengineering, defense, agriculture and construction. MRSI is designed to stimulate accelerated growth of indigenous research and development of a wide range of materials and their application through its following objectives :

  • To promote active interactions among scientists, technologists, engineers and others engaged in basic or applied research, technology development and transfer, applications and innovations related to structural and functional materials, based on metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, fibers and composites as well as those derived from living and non-living natural resources.
  • To encourage wide ranging applications of such materials in all areas of vital interest to human society such as agriculture, food, health clothing, energy, water, housing and construction, communications, transport, service instruments and controls, consumer goods industry, national security, sports, ecology, environment, safety and thus contribute to societal well-being and prosperity.
  • To undertake as well as actively support research and development and innovations in materials.
  • To establish information banks and disseminate knowledge on materials through education, training courses, workshops, seminars, symposia, visits, lectures, publications, films and other appropriate means.
  • To foster excellence and creativity and provide recognition of significant contributions of individuals, groups and organizations in materials research and their applications.
  • To provide a professional forum for discussion of major issues related to materials such as their economic exploitation, long term conservation, new developments and imaginative uses.
  • To establish national and regional facilities and test centres for research and evaluation of materials and for evolving newer methods of quality assurance for reliability, reproducibility and long term performance and thereby evolve national standards for materials.
  • To promote wide public interest in materials development and their potential and in formulation of policies and novel measures appropriate to investments in research, development and exploitation of advances in science and technology of materials for national goals of self-reliance, economic growth and development and exports.
  • To encourage interactions and cooperation internationally with other societies and organizations engaged in furtherance of materials research, development and application.
  • To take appropriate measures to mobilize intellectual and other resources in all possible manners towards fulfillment of these objectives.


MRSI co-sponsors the publication of Bulletin of Materials Science (BMS) published by the Indian Academy of Sciences. In addition, several special issues of BMS have been brought out. The BMS published 647 pages of scientific articles in 2006. The BMS is available on the internet Starting January 2007, the Bulletin of Materials Science is co-published with Springer.  Along with hyperlinks to other relevant sites, Springer provides access to the content of the Bulletin worldwide in an online full-text database on Springer link

MRSI is also bringing out the MRSI Newsletter which includes the "Calendar of Events" where the forthcoming conferences/symposia/workshops related to Materials Science are listed along with the name and address of the contact persons. The MRSI Newsletter is being edited by Prof. H L Bhat, Dr. R V Krishnan and Dr. T G Ramesh.

MRSI is continuously updating the electronic membership directory. This can be accessed through the website This is an interactive website for interactions amongst its members interested in science and technology of materials.

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