The Indian National Science Academy is the adhering body in India to the International Council for Science and its various affiliated Unions/Committees/Commissions, etc. International Council for Science (ICSU) is a non-governmental organisation formed during 1931 to promote international scientific activities in different branches of science and their applications for the benefit of humanity. This is being achieved through facilitating international co-operation in scientific work and promoting the formation of International Unions in different branches of science. The Academy acts through the various National Committees constituted to coordinate with the ICSU activities in India.
A committee comprising the Chairmen of the National Committees in different branches of science and corresponding to the International ICSU bodies, forms the ICSU National Committee. The President and the Vice-President (International Affairs), INSA are the Ex-Officio Chairman and Member-Secretary, respectively of this committee.
Following are the aims and objectives of the ICSU National Committee