Indian Social Science Academy (ISSA) offers following six categories of membership to scientists, field activists, policy planners, universities, colleges and research institutes:

  1. Life Fellow
  2. Fellow
  3. Associate Fellow
  4. Sessional Fellow
  5. Donor Members
  6. Institutional Members (Annual and Permanent)

First 4 categories of membership are open to scientists engaged in teaching and research in universities/colleges/ institutes /laboratories. Social activists, field science groups and policy planners having interest in science too are provided membership provided that their pursuits reflect their concern and valuation for science and society.. Universities, colleges and research institutes are enrolled as annual or permanent institutional members. Founder Life Fellows, Life Fellows and Fellows enjoy voting rights. Membership is spread all over India. Scientists of all branches of science are the members of the Indian Social Science Academy. It has over 3000 members from all over India Over 100 Universities/Research Institutes are permanent members of the Academy.

Power to grant membership of the Indian Social Science Academy is vested with the Executive Council.

Membership Category Fees
Life fellow Rs. 7,000(One time installment)
Fellow Rs. 1,000.00 p.a.
Associate Fellow (for Research Students only) Rs.500.00 p.a.
Sessional Fellow Rs.800.00 p.a.
Donor Member Rs. 10,000.00 p.a.
Institutional member(Annual) Rs.5,000.00 p.a.
Permanent Rs.25,000.00(one time installment)