Phycological Society, India

The Society was formed with the object of promoting interest and studies in various branches of Phycology and to publish a journal. The journal was named Phykos and the fist volume came out in April 1962.

National Conference on "Recent Advances in Algal Biotechnology":

Phycological Society, India and Centre for advanced studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai jointly organize a National Conference on " Recent advances in Algal Biotechnology" during 16 and 17th February, 2012. Click here for more information


Name, purpose and activities

  1. The society shall be called Phycological Society, India
  2. The purpose of the society shall be to promote the cause of Phycology all its aspects in India.
  3. The Society shall attempt to achieve this purpose
  4. by publishing a journal and monographs. The journals will be named as `PHYKOS`
  5. by holding general and local meeting with a view to diffuse the phycological knowledge among the public and facilitate exchange of views between the members.
  6. by encouraging  original investigations.
  7. by encouraging efforts to create facilities for phycological work in the country.
  8. Membership shall be open to all persons interested in Botany especially Phycology.
  9. Members will be admitted to the society on receipt of the admission fee and first annual subscription.
  10. Members who have joined prior to 1962 will be deemed as `foundation Members`
  11. Ordinary regular members may be come life members upon payment of Rs. 5000 in lump sum.