Urological Society of India
(USI) came into existence as 'Urology Section' of the Association of
Surgeons of India (ASI) at their Annual Conference in Baroda in
December, 1961. At inception a provisional Executive Committee with the
late Dr. G.M. Phadke as the Chairman and Dr. B.N. Colabawalla as the
Hon.Secretary-cum-Treasurer, were entrusted with the task of framing
the rules, enrolling members and ensuring passage through the Governing
Body of A.S.I. The membership of the Urology Section, which was later
on rechristened as, "The Urological Society of India" was 32, and most
of whom were general surgeons along with a handful of trained urologists.
The first department of Urology, free from the shackles of general
surgical service probably was at George's Hospital, Bombay in 1961-62
with Dr. B.N. Colabawalla as the Head. Well established centres were
soon established at Madras, Vellore. Delhi and Chandigarh under the
Chairmanship of Prof.A.Venugopal, Prof. H.S. Bhat, Prof. S.M. Singh and
Prof. B.C. Bapna. What followed in the subsequent 3 decades, was the
establishment of many such departments all over the country. At
present, we have close to 100 centres recognized for M.Ch. Urology
training and about equal number of centres recognized by the National Board of
Urology for the award of D.N.B.
The Society holds its annual conference usually in the month of January by
rotation in the four zones. The annual conference is usually attended
by close to 2000 delegates. Apart from scientific deliberations, there
is technical exhibition for latest equipment in urology.
has created 4 zonal chapters with the idea of spreading urology to each
& every corner of India. Each zonal chapters conducts CME programmes &
workshops and zonal annual conference which are attended by 300-400
The Society also publishes its own journal, the 'Indian Journal of Urology', and
a Newsletter, four times a year. The Indian Journal of Urology is
an indexed Journal by the Excerpt Medica and Pubmed (Medline).
The Indian Urology has now come of age and the membership has now crossed 2500.
We have entered the new
millennium with plenty of hope and promise from our younger colleagues,
who will take us to even greater heights.
We welcome you to the official website of Urological Society of
India. A site containing information related to the
society's activities - conferences, elections, awards and functions
including a comprehensive directory of USI.