An annual membership fee is to be paid for the membership. The membership period begins from 1st July of any year and ends on 30th June of the following year. Membership fees, for the subsequent year, if not paid within six months will automatically lead to a termination or suspension of the membership.
Any person eligible for membership, as per item no. 1 a, b & c, on making a one-time payment of approved fees may become a life-member and will enjoy all the privileges of a member for his/her life time.
Persons involved during the formation of the society will be the founding members of the society and will enjoy membership for his/her life time. A one-time subscription is payable as per an approved fee structure.
Eminent persons in the field of Biological Engineering or in any related field or a person of significant scientific attainment from any country may be nominated as an Honorary Fellow, if so approved by the executive committee and the General Body. Members desirous of proposing such members must send details of the person to the General Secretary. An Honorary Fellow will not be entitled to hold office or vote. An Honorary Fellow may or may not be a Member of the society.
Corporate Member: a) Any institution approved by the Executive Committee may be elected as a Corporate Member of the Society, according to the procedure laid down in the bye- laws. The term ‘Institution’ may be deemed to include any public or private company or firm, a Society, educational institution registered under any law, a duly constituted trust, a statutory body, any association or special fund organisation set-up under an Act of Parliament or a State Government, interested in Biological Engineering. The
‘Corporate Member’ will be entitled to receive all the publications of the Society, but will not be entitled to vote, contest, propose, second or hold any office. Annual subscription is payable as per an approved fee structure.
b) Any institution approved by the Executive Committee may be elected as a Corporate Donor Member of the Society, according to the procedure laid down in the bye-laws. The Corporate Donor Member shall be an approved Corporate Member who gives a one-time donation as approved by the Executive Committee.
A Student Member shall be a student enrolled and working towards a degree or diploma in Biological Engineering or related fields/ in an approved curriculum. Annual subscription is payable as per an approved fee structure.