General Body Meetings of the Astronomical Society of India


  1. The General meetings of the General Body shall be of two kinds, viz., Annual and Extraordinary.

  2. One-fourth of the total number of regular members or fifteen members, whichever is less, shall constitute a quorum for the General Meeting. In the case of want of quorum, the meeting shall be adjourned and the business will be transacted at an adjourned meeting (for which no quorum is prescribed) or by correspondence as may be decided upon by the members present. An adjourned meeting may not be convened earlier than the day following the date of adjourned meeting and the notice thereof shall be given at the time of adjournment.

  3. An agenda shall be prepared and circulated well in advance of each general meeting.

  4. The Annual General Meeting shall normally be held towards the end of calendar year for

    1. Electing the officers and other members of the Council and members of the Nominating Committee.

    2. To approve the expenditure statement of previous year and pass the budget for the ensuing year.

    3. To approve the report of the activities of the Society.

    4. To appoint auditor(s).

    5. Transacting any other business brought forward by members and the Council.

    In case it is not possible to hold the annual general meeting the above business shall be completed by correspondence before the end of November each year. Counting of votes will then be done by Returning Officers appointed by the President.

  5. An extraordinary general meeting may be convened at the request of at least six Council members or by a requisition signed by not less than 20 Regular members for some special business of the Society, which should be notified in advance. No other business should be included in the agenda of the Extraordinary Meeting.

  6. The Scientific Meetings of the Society shall be held at least once in two years, and more frequently if necessary. They will be devoted to

    1. Presentation of original research papers.

    2. Review talks.

    3. Other scientific matters.

  7. The Executive Council shall meet at least once in a year. Five members of the Council shall form a quorum for a meeting of the Council. In the case of want of quorum, the meeting shall be adjourned and the business will be transacted at an adjourned meeting (for which no quorum is prescribed) or by correspondence as may be decided by the members present.

  8. Usual parliamentary procedures shall be followed at all meetings concerned with the Society.

List of General Body Meetings of the Astronomical Society of India: The Astronomical Society of India has been holding its General Body and Scientific Meetings at regular intervals. The first one was held in 1974 at Osmania University. Subsequent meetings are as listed below.


GBM No. Host University/Institute Venue Year
35 B.M. Birla Institute of Scientific Research Jaipur 2017
34 University of Kashmir Srinagar 2016
33 National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) Pune 2015
32 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali 2014
31 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research & IIST Thiruvananthapuram 2013
30 Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati 2012
29 Ravishankar University Raipur 2011
28 Saurashtra University Rajkot 2010
27 Indian Institute of Astrophysics Bangalore 2009
26 Radio Astronomy Centre (RAC) Ooty 2008
25 Osmania University Hyderabad 2007
24 Andhra University Visakhapatnam 2006
23 Aryabhat Research Institute for Observational Sciences (ARIES) Nainital 2005
22 University of Kerala & Space Sciences Laboratory, VSSC Thiruvananthapuram 2003
21 Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics Pune 2001
20 Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur 2000
19 Raman Research Institute Bangalore 1999
18 Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad 1997
17 Gauhati University Guwahati 1996
16 Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics Pune 1994
15 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Bombay 1993
14 Radio Astronomy Station, PRL Thaltej 1991
13 Kashmir University Srinagar 1989
12 Ravishankar University Raipur 1987
11 Indian Institute of Astrophysics Bangalore 1986
10 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Bombay 1984
9 Osmania University Hyderabad 1983
8 Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur 1982
7 Roorkee University Roorkee 1981
6 Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad 1980
5 U.P. State Observatory Nainital 1979
4 Radio Astronomy Centre Ootacamund 1978
3 U. P. State Observatory Nainital 1976
2 Indian Institute of Astrophysics Kodaikanal 1975
1 Osmania University Hyderabad 1974



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