1.Life membership is open only for members of the Association of Surgeons of India who are practising or interested in Surgical Gastroenterology as per the eligibility criteria below.

Member of ASI and at least one of the following

a. MCh or DNB or PhD in Surgical Gastroenterology

b. Full time faculty member of Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology (Govt. or Private)

c. Three years of experience (after MS) in Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology

d. Faculty member of Dept. of General Surgery for at least 5 years with at least 50% of work in Surgical Gastroenterology (recommended by two IASG members)

e. General surgeon (MS/ DNB) for at least 8 years with at least 50% of work in Surgical Gastroenterology (recommended by two IASG members)

f. Attended at least 3 IASG National Conferences and presented at least one paper in these

g. Published at least 2 papers on topics related to Surgical Gastroenterology in indexed (Index Medicus) journals


1. All applications must carry proof of the above

2. Those enrolled under categories d and e above will have to have their applications certified by two existing members of the Section

3. The enrolment will be made by the Credentials Committee of IASG in September every year

2. Honorary membership will be conferred to those who have made outstanding contributions to the cause of Surgical Gastroenterology. Honorary members will be elected by the Executive Committee and approved by the General Body on the recommendations of the Credentials Committee consisting of:

a. President

b. President Elect

c. Immediate Past President

d. Secretary, as convener


3. Associate Membership was approved by General Body of IASG on 8th October, 2016. The associate members are not entitled to hold any administrative post in IASG.