Membership of the Society shall be open to all individuals interested in any field of
Agricultural Science related directly or indirectly to Tropical Root and Tuber Crops. Any such individual may apply for membership in the prescribed application to the Secretary of the Society and by paying the prescribed membership fee.
There shall be four classes of members, viz., Life, Ordinary, Student and Honorary. Life members are those who pay a sum of Rs.5000/- for Indian citizens and US $ 700/- for foreign citizens. The amount should be paid in one lump sum.
Ordinary members are those who pay an annual subscription of Rs. 1000/- in India and US $ 200/- for foreign citizens. Any student in a University, College or Research Institute when vouched for by the Head of the Institution or a Department thereof may become a Student member of the Society by paying Rs. 125/- as membership fee. There shall be a sum of Rs. 10/- as admission fee for Indian citizens and US $ 1 for foreigners.
Honorary membership shall be restricted to persons of eminence for their significant contribution to Tropical Root and Tuber Crops. Honorary members shall be selected on the unanimous recommendation of the Executive Council with ratification by four - fifth majority of those present and voting at the subsequent General Body meeting. The number of honorary members shall not at any time exceed 5 percent of the total number of Life members and Ordinary members.
Any Ordinary/Student member who defaults payment of subscription to the Society ceases to be a member. The membership fee/subscription is always payable in advance.