Mycological Society of India is a scientific body constituted for the advancement of subject of mycology, the study of fungi including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi. The Society was founded in January 1973 by a team of mycologists lead by Professor C.V. Subramanian, former Director, C.A.S. in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, India and Former President of International Mycological Association, with a view to bring together mycologists of the country and with the broad objectives of promoting development of Mycology in India in all its aspects and in the widest perspective.
There are more than 400 members, including professional and upcoming mycologists with varied interests including taxonomy, ecology, pathology, genetics, molecular biology and physiology. The international members are also encouraged to join in the Society. All the Life members receive a subscription copy of the Journal of KAVAKA published under the aegis of Mycological Society of India.