InCerS, AIPMA, IIC
Indian Ceramic Society (InCerS)
Indian Ceramic Society was founded on 15-April-1928 under the dynamic guidance of Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya, a great educationist, with the primary objective of promoting friendship and co-operation among all those who are engaged in the manufacturing of ceramic products or in teaching of ceramics or in any other way connected with ceramics and interested in the advancement of knowledge, art and technology connected therewith. The Society has 13 Chapters with a membership of over 2000. The quarterly publication of Society, ‘Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society’ has an impact factor of 0.761 in 2017 and is copublished with Taylor & Francis Group (T&F), UK. Recently, the InCerS has come up to a collaborative partnership with the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) for mutual benefit and enhancement of both the Societies.
All India Pottery Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA)
AIPMA was founded in the year 1948 by a group of entrepreneurs, led by Mr. M. G. Bhagat, a pioneer industrialist of the country. It is the forum for promoting and exchanging knowledge in the ceramic industry of India and to encourage its members to be partner in the development of pottery industry. The main objectives of AIPMA are to encourage the ceramic industry and to protect its interest. The members of AIPMA are basically from industry
Indian Institute of Ceramics (IIC)
Founded in the year 1973, the major objectives of the Institute are to promote and advance the study and practice of Ceramic Science, Technology and Engineering in India, to extend knowledge and information connected with ceramics, and to issue certificates by conducting examination as per the prescribed syllabus. The Government of India has recognized that the degree in the Associated Membership Examination conducted by IICeram is equivalent to the first degree in Ceramics.