ABOUT THE Indian Viorological Society

The Indian Virological Society (IVS), a member of International Union of Microbiological Society (IUMS), was established in 1984, with the objective to promote research and development in the field of virology. It is a unique scientific body that provides platform for those associated with the characterization and management of viruses affecting animal, human, fish, insect, plant and other living organisms. The Society also organizes National and International Conferences, Trainings, Seminars, Workshops, Invited lectures, Academia-Industry-meet, etc. The society also recognizes the outstanding contributions of the individual members by electing them as Fellows of the society and conferring lifetime achievement awards, Springer Nature-IVS Best Publication Award and Young Scientist awards. The society has close collaboration with the World Society for Virology which is emerging as a leading world forum for addressing problem related to cross boundary viral epidemics.

IVS publishes an internationally reputed journal “Virus Disease” in collaboration with Springer Nature. The Journal was earlier (1985-2013) know as Indian Journal of Virology. The journal is broad base in the sense that it is covering both basic and applied research on viral disease problems. Last year, the journal receives the manuscripts from the researchers working in as many as 32 countries and the journal is globally distributes through the Springer Nature network. It has already been indexed in SCOPUS, EMBASE, Google Scholar, CSA, CAB International, CAB Abstracts, Global Health, IBIDS, Indian Science Abstracts, OCLC, Summon by Serial Solutions.

Society also publishes a biannual Newsletter “Virus Research News”. The objective of the Newsletter is to provide information on the latest developments in virology, news about IVS activities and other connected events. It contains interesting sections like, research news, virology news, recently held conference, Forthcoming Publications, Awards etc. which provide a precise knowledge to readers about the IVS activities. At present we have 500 active members. The initial Headquarter of the Society was Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, in the state of Haryana. In 2007, the Headquarter of the Society moved to National Agricultural Science Complex of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi.

Aim and Objectives

  • Promote research and development for the advancement of virology
  • Facilitate active academic interaction and help in developing national and international collaborations
  • Develop active industry-academia interaction
  • Create public awareness about viral outbreaks
  • Develop recommendation for the policy makers for the management of viral epidemics
  • Organize national and international conferences, workshops, trainings, lectures on different aspects of virology in India and abroad
  • Publish the Society’s official research journal, newsletter, books, technical bulletins and literature for creating public awareness

for more details please visit: www.ivs.net.in

Venue: Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi