Zonal Chapters

Zonal Chapters

The Society also organizes regular symposia to discuss plant pathological problems of Zonal importance as well as organizes workshops, lectures, etc., throughout the country through its Zonal Chapters by eminent plant pathologists from within the country and abroad.

The latest advances approaches in the field of plant pathology are presented and attendees have the opportunity to participate in symposia and discussion sessions, view hundreds of technical posters, present research results, attend special events, learn about new products and services, and connect with others who share their interests. Zonal Symposium gives members the opportunity to meet with colleagues to exchange ideas, and share information.

Special Symposia and lecture to discuss important plant pathological problems of national interest are organized. Some topics of special significance to the discipline are also taken up for the panel discussions.





Website URL

Southern Zone

Plant Health Management: Current Trends and Novel Mitigation Strategies

September 11-12, 2023

ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram



North-Eastern Zone

Plant disease management for sustainable crop production

November 3-4, 2023


Department of Plant Pathology, CoA, CAU, Imphal


Northern Zone

Plant Pathology in Human Welfare

December 6-7, 2023

Division of Plant Pathology, SKUAST-J, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir


Eastern Zone

Novel Strategies and Advances in Crop Health Management: Towards Technology-driven Eco-friendly Solutions

December 8-10, 2023

Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha


Central Zone

Plant disease management through natural farming

December 2nd week, 2023

Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh


Western Zone

Biological agents for plant health management

January 1st week, 2024

Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra 


Delhi Zone

Seed health and disease management for agricultural biosecurity and sustainability

January 2nd week, 2023

ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi


Mid-Eastern Zone

Emerging tools in crop disease management for sustainable agriculture under changing climate scenario

January 31, 2024


ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh


Past Zonal Symposium (2002-22)

The society is having eight zones and each one having its Zonal President and Councillor elected/nominated every year. The details of zonal chapters are as follows:

Zone States Zone Url
Delhi Zone Delhi http://www.delhi.url.com
Northern Zone Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab https://conference.ipsdis.org/northern/jammu
Mid-Eastern Zone Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand http://www.delhi.url.com
Eastern Zone Andaman and Nicobar Island, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal https://conference.ipsdis.org/eastern/Bhubaneswar
Central Zone Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana http://www.delhi.url.com
Western Zone Gujarat and Maharashtra http://www.delhi.url.com
Southern Zone Goa, Karnataka, Kerela, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu http://www.delhi.url.com
North-Eastern Zone Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizorum, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura https://conference.ipsdis.org/north-eastern/imphal

Present Zonal Presidents/Councillors (2020) Past Zonal Presidents/Councillors (1948-2017)