CATEGORY OF MEMBERS

ANNUAL MEMBER- Any individual or institution (if he/she/it is competent to contract) may take the annual membership of ERDA. Any Corporate or Business Entity, Government and Semi Government Organisation, Academic, Research or Training Institute, Charitable Organisation and  other Organisation shall be considered as institution for the purpose of membership. An annual member shall be eligible for casting vote in any meeting if he/she/it is an annual member for consecutive five years and also actively involved in various activities of the Trust. In case of institutional members, their representative shall cast vote in any meeting.

LIFETIME MEMBER- Any individual or institution (if he/she/it is competent to contract) may take the lifetime membership of ERDA. Any Corporate or Business Entity, Government and Semi Government Organisation, Academic, Research or Training Institute, Charitable Organisation and  other Organisation shall be considered as institution for the purpose of membership. A lifetime member shall be eligible for casting vote in any meeting. In case of institutional members, their representative shall cast vote in any meeting.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER- Only an individual shall be eligible to be an Associate Member of ERDA. An Individual who possessed Associate Membership can apply for the Fellow Membership after five years from the date of obtaining the Associate membership. There shall be the following criteria for becoming an Associate Member of ERDA:

  • An individual is pursuing doctorate or immediately completed doctorate in any subject –
  • Minimum three years teaching experience
  • Minimum six research papers published in reputed journals
  • Minimum two papers presented in national seminars or conferences
  • Minimum one paper presented in international seminar or conference

Or

If an individual has minimum six years of teaching experience shall be eligible to be an Associate Member of ERDA

Or

If an individual possess professional qualification like Chartered Accountant (CA), Cost and Management Accountant (CMA), Company Secretary (CS), Doctor, Engineer, Advocate etc. and having three years working experience in the field of specific profession shall be eligible to be an Associate Member of ERDA. 

FELLOW MEMBER- Only an individual shall be eligible to be a Fellow Member of ERDA. An Individual shall have to satisfy the following eligibility criteria to be a Fellow Member of ERDA:

  • An individual has doctorate degree in any subject
  • Minimum ten years teaching experience
  • Minimum twenty research papers published in reputed journals
  • Minimum six papers presented in national seminars or conferences
  • Minimum two paper presented in international seminars or conferences
  • Minimum One book edited or authored by the individual

Or

If an individual has  teaching experience of minimum 15 years shall be eligible to be a Fellow Member of ERDA

Or

If an individual possess professional qualification like Chartered Accountant (CA), Cost and Management Accountant (CMA), Company Secretary (CS), Doctor, Engineer, Advocate etc. and having six years working experience in the field of specific profession shall be eligible to be a Fellow Member. 

HONORARY MEMBER- Honorary Member shall be a distinguished person whom the Governing Body may decide to invite on approval of the General Body to become an honorary member and confer upon him the honorary membership. Such honorary member shall be on the register of members and may attend all the conferences, seminars etc. but shall abstain from the process of any election of ERDA and their role shall be only advisory.

STUDENT MEMBER- Student from 12th standard to post graduate level shall be eligible to be the student member of ERDA. Students member shall not be eligible for casting vote.