Condition Monitoring Society of India

Regd. No. 45061/2003

About the Society

About the Society

Condition Monitoring Society of India (CMSI) is a non-profit professional body of practicing Engineers, Scientists and personnel involved in the field of industrial maintenance. The society primarily aims at growth of the science of condition monitoring of machines, equipment and systems of India. Condition Monitoring Society of India was established in 2003 with R&D scientists, academicians and maintenance engineers forming the core strength. The society was established on 25 August 2003 at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam with Dr V Bhujanga Rao (Currently ISRO Chair Professor, NIAS, IISc, Bangalore) as the founder President and Dr M Ananda Rao as founder General Secretary. The society has two grades of membership namely, Individual Life members and Institutional members.

The society has grown over the past one and decades. Twenty Seven Industries, Academia and R&D organizations have become Institutional members of Condition Monitoring Society of India so far. CMSI brings out a quarterly News letter “MONITOR” to disseminate the latest trends in condition monitoring among the professionals in the country and abroad. The society’s website www.comsoi.org provides for publishing online news and online interaction among members. The Executive Council of the society meets annually to discuss the progress of activities of the society. Annual meets are held to foster interaction among the members and technical talks are organized during these meets. Vijayawada, Durgapur, Hyderabad, Jamshedpur and Chennai local chapters have been formed under the aegis of CMSI.

CMSI organized eight National Conferences on Condition Monitoring (NCCM-2006-Visakhapatnam, NCCM-2009-Visakhapatnam, NCCM-2012-Pune, NCCM-2013-Bangalore, NCCM-2014-Chennai, NCCM-2015-Visakhapatnam, NCCM-2017-IGCAR, Kalpakkam and NCCM-2019-Vijayawada) since its inception. International Conferences on Condition Monitoring ICCM-2011 & ICCM-2016 were conducted by CMSI in association with GITAM University at Visakhapatnam. Several experts including Prof BVA Rao, Dr V Ramamurti, Dr V Bhujanga Rao, Sri BK Das, Sri MP Srivastava, Sri RK Biswas, Dr Naresh Tandon, Dr Amiya R Mohanty and Dr. Rajiv Tiwari among others delivered invited talks during these conferences. Apart from this, CMSI organised, several short term courses and workshops in association with CII, AICTE, ISTE and others. All these events were attended by a large number of engineers, scientists and students.

Dr V Bhujanga Rao endowment Lecture was instituted from 2012 onwards. The first endowment lecture was delivered by Prof BKN Rao, an internationally acclaimed expert on Condition Monitoring. Second Lecture was delivered by Dr V Ramamurti (Retd) Professor of IIT, Chennai. Subsequently, Dr. Kota Harinarayana, Dr. PS Goel, Prof. Raj Kumar Roy, Dr. Amaresh Chakrabarti, Professor of IISc, Bangalore and Dr. A R Mohanty, Professor of IIT-Kharagpur delivered Dr. V. Bhujanga Rao Endowment lectures. CMSI Centre was set up and First Student Chapter of CMSI was launched on 14 Mar 2013 at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Later, student chapters were launched at NITTE-Bangalore, Hindustan University-Chennai, GVP College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam, GVP Degree & PG Studies, Visakhapatnam and NSRIT-Visakhapatnam. With the cooperation of industries, academic institutions and R&D laboratories across the country, CMSI is set to scale greater heights in years to come.


The Society headquarters is located at Visakhapatnam, with a number of active chapters throughout India.

Chapters List (All India):

  • Durgapur Local Chapter:
    Sri. R.K. Biswas, Scientist & Head (Condition Monitoring Group), Central Mechanical Engineering Reseach Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, West Bengal - 713209
  • Jamshedpur Local Chapter:
    Sri B.K. Das, Sr. Manager (Maintenance), TATA STEEL, JAMSHEDPUR
  • Visakhapatnam CMSI National Chapter:
    Dr. V.Bhujanga Rao, President, CMSI, Director General (NS & M) National Science & Technology Laboratory (NSTL)Vigyan Nagar, Visakhapatnam -530027, Phone: - 0891-2586551
  • Hyderabad Local Chapter:
    Dr. P. Ravindra Reddy, Professor, HOD (Mechanical), Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), Gagan mahal Road, Hyderabad - 500029
  • Vijayawada Local Chapter:
    Dr. K.V.Ramana, Professor, Dean (Academics), Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering (KLCE), Vaddeswaram, Guntur Dist - 520002, Phone: 08645-246948