Those seeking membership shall apply to General Secretary of the Society on the prescribed Proforma along with admission fee and annual membership fee. Executive Council of the Society shall confirm the membership of R applicant in its next meeting provided all the formalities are complete. Membership of the Society shall be in four categories:
(ii) Honorary Members
(iii) Patron Members
(iv) Student Members
Persons holding degree in Soil Science/Agri. Chemistry/Agronomy, but not enrolled as students in any university or college except those who had been engaged in Soil Science profession prior to their becoming active students, OR persons holding degree in Science and actively engaged in Soil Science profession, shall be eligible to become Members of the Society.
A Member can become Life Member on payment of stipulated subscription, provided he/she has been Member of the Society at least for a period of five (5) years continuously.
Honorary Membership is the highest honor bestowed by the Society. A person who has been a Member of the Society at least for ten (10) years continuously may be conferred Honorary Membership of the Society in recognition of his/her long and distinguished career in Soil Science profession. Executive Council, through a constituted Awards Committee, will identify prospective candidates for Honorary Membership. Executive Council will accord approval of Honorary Membership. Honorary Members shall be exempted from payment of dues and shall enjoy all the privileges of Members. The total number of Honorary Members shall be limited to ten (10) at any time and not more than two (2) shall be honored during two–year tenure of an Executive Council. New Honorary Members will be installed at biennial Congress of Soil Science or General Body Meeting by conferring a certificate and a plaque.
Institutions/Organizations engaged ion research, development, manufacturing or making of agricultural and related products and Banks may be requested, by the Executive Council, to become Patron Members of the Society. Patron Members are entitled to all privileges as Members. Each Patron Member/ organization will nominate a representative to the Society.
Post–graduate students registered in Soil Science/Agri. Chemistry/Agronomy Department of Agricultural Universities/Colleges shall be eligible for Student Membership of the Society. Students seeking membership shall get their eligibility verified by Chairman of the concerned Department.