Department of Botany
*Conference will be held from 27th Nov to 29th Nov 2024   |    *The last date for submission of the abstract is on or before 30 September 2024
Fungal Frontiers: Biodiversity, Biomolecules
and Bioengineering Applications for Sustainable Perspectives

51st Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of India
(Prof. C.V. Subramanian Birth Centenary Celebration)

Mycological Society of India (MSI)

Successful Completion of 50 Years

Golden Jubilee Celebration (1973-2023)

Mycological Society of India (MSI) is a scientific body constituted for the advancement of Mycology in India. The study of fungi includes mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens and medicinally important fungi. The society was founded in January 1973 by a team of mycologists led by Prof. C.V. Subramanian, Former Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, India and former President, International Mycological Association, with a view to bring together the mycologists of the country and with the broad objectives of promoting development of mycology for the prospects and in the widest perspectives. The MSI and its office bearers, both past and present, life members and annual members have contributed significantly in the development and improvement of Mycology since its inception at Chennai in 1973. A good number of Indian mycologist have also been active in presenting papers, creating collaborations, and even actively participating in the affairs of several international associations. One of the objectives of the MSI is to establish, maintain and strengthen partnerships and linkages with institutions and organizations within India and abroad for the welfare and benefit of mycologists.

At present, there are more than 630 Life Members in the society. Journal “KAVAKA” the official Transactions of the Mycological Society of India (the word 'Kavaka' represents the Sanskrit word for fungus) publishes original articles and reviews on all aspects of mycology including conventional and molecular taxonomy, phylogeny, diversity, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology. Till now 59 volumes of Kavaka have been published. MSI publishes 4 issues of Kavaka from 2022. The Mycological Society of India each year seeks applications from prospective candidates to be elected as fellows of the Mycological Society of India (FMSI) through a review process. Every year the Mycological Society of India organizes Annual Meeting along with conference organized by Universities and/or Scientific Organizations in various parts of India. Till now 50 Annual Meetings have been conducted throughout the country spreading scientific knowledge.

The happy occasion of 50th Annual Meeting – Golden jubilee Celebration was celebrated at Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai during March 6–8, 2024. The Centre for Advanced Studies in st Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, is honoured to host this landmark 51 Annual Meeting. As Prof.C.V. Subramanian's birth centenary is on 11th August 2024, this Annual Meeting is celebrated as Prof. C.V. Subramanian Birth Centenary Celebration. For more details and membership form visit MSI website: &

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