The Indian Society for Radiation Physics (ISRP) was formed with a primary objective of providing a common forum to the Scientists and Engineers working on different basic as well as applied aspects of ionizing radiation. The idea of forming ISRP was during the National Symposium on Radiation Physics held in Mumbai in 1970 under the inspiring leadership of late Dr. A. K. Ganguly. The memorandum of constituting ISRP was issued in July 1973 and registered in 1992 (Reg No. BOM/83/1992/GBBSD, F-15216).The ISRP was formally inaugurated by Late Dr. Raja Ramanna during the 2nd National Symposium on Radiation Physics held at University of Mysorein June 10, 1976.
Scientists and Engineers from national laboratories, research scholars and academicians from universities and institutions of higher education and professionals from industry are the members of ISRP. National Symposium on Radiation Physics is conducted once in two years.
To facilitate the nationwide activities in the field of radiation physics, many chapters of ISRP have been formed. These include the chapters at Mumbai, Kalpakkam, Patiala, Kolkata, Mysore, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Dharwad and Hyderabad. ISRP launched publishing newsletters, popular brochures and technical reviews on various aspects of ionizing radiation. The list of publications include ‘Ionizing Radiation for Non-Destructive Evaluation’. ‘Safety of Nuclear Power Reactors’, ‘Isotope Tracer Applications in Industry and Civil Engineering’ , ‘Solid State Nuclear Track Detection: Theory and applications’ and ‘Monte Carlo: Basics’. Under ISRP educational program lecture series, quiz contests related to Radiation Physics and its applications are conducted in schools and colleges.
ISRP has been holding a series of biennial conferences, in collaboration with universities and colleges, to provide a platform for the scientists, young researchers and students of Radiation Physics to share their work, knowledge and observations with each other. The previous symposium – NSRP 22 with the theme “Recent Developments in Radiation Physics Research” was held at the Department of Physics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi during November 8-10, 2019. The 23rd NSRP focuses on the theme “Innovations in Radiation Physics” and will be held during Jan 19- 21, 2023 at Mysuru.