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  • To advance the interest of members of the Institute of Directors
  • To offer a range of Awards and Qualifications, either alone or jointly with other educational or professional bodies
  • To maintain and enhance skills and knowledge in the area of company direction. Company includes: Public and Private registered company, corporation, trust, local authority, business associations, NGOs, professional partnerships, etc.
  • To set, maintain and advise on standards to ensure professionalism in the directors of Indian companies and MNCs
  • To provide facilities and services for members, including information services, a library, databases, etc., on company direction matters
  • To organize Conferences, seminars, training programmes on matters relevant to company direction
  • To publish books & pamphlets on subjects of interest or benefit to members
  • To ascertain and notify members of relevant current law, rules and rulings.
  • Be part of a network of Directors & Senior executives and share good Corporate Governance and best international boardroom practices.
  • Keep up to date with the latest information on global trends – receive regular information updates & newsletters.
  • Free Subscription to Quality Times, a professional journal of the IOD.
  • Meet top international speakers, parliamentarians, policy makers, etc. at Discussion Forums, seminars, conferences and special Member events.
  • If desired, may be considered for inclusion in the panel for Independent Directors, maintained by Organization for Non-executive Independent Directors (ONEID) of IOD.
  • 10% Discount on all Conferences and events organized by IOD.
  • Members can remain connected with other members on www.iodnetwork.com
  • Many other benefits, as applicable from time to time.

The Application for Membership must be made on the appropriate form and must be accompanied by a detailed CV and the payment of the fees (non refundable entrance fees and the first years annual subscription or Life Membership fees, as the case may be). Annual subscription fees shall be refundable, if membership is declined.

An applicant for admission as a Member must produce evidence satisfactorily to the committee that he is duly qualified to become as member of a class referred to in his application.


There are 2 types of membership :

  • Individual
  • Institutional

Individual Membership -

There shall be 3 classes of Individual Member, namely Associate, Ordinary and Fellow Member.

Associate Membership: To become an Associate Member you must be over 21, qualified as a graduate or equivalent, and reached the position of senior management.

Member: To Qualify as member, in addition to the requirements for an "Associate Member", you should be holding a responsible position in business, industry or government equivalent to a Director for atleast 3 years.

Fellow: To be elected as a Fellow Member, one must satisfy certain additional requirements, as under:

Should be a Director of a listed company, for a minimum period of three years at the time of applying for fellowship. Have ten years of business experience at senior level and should have been awarded a DIN number.

Institutional Membership -
To be elected as Institutional member, the organisation should be operational in the concerned area.

Large Scale :- Annual Turnover above 300 Crore rupees.
Large scale Institutional Membership allows the organisation to nominate upto 4 senior executives.

SME's :- Annual Turnover upto 300 Crore rupees.
SME’s can nominate upto 2 senior senior executives.

Institutional Members

Aanjaneya Biotech Pvt Ltd
Advance Products (P) Ltd.
Air Hostest Academy
ANARDE Foundation
Apeejay Surendra Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd.
Bentley & Remington Pvt. Ltd.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
Brio Bliss Life Science Pvt Ltd
BVC Logistics Pvt Ltd
Cadbury India ltd.
Canara Hydraulics (P) ltd.
Castrol India ltd.
Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd, (CRWC)
Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd
Clark & Kent Management Consulting Pvt Ltd
Container Corporation of India Ltd
Cubane Speciality Chemicals P Ltd
Dewan Housing Finance Corporation ltd.
Directorate of Standardisation
Engineers India Ltd.
Escort Heart Institute & Research Centre
E-xseed Technologies & Devices Pvt Ltd
Fulcrum Venture India
G4S Corporate Services (India) Pvt Ltd
Gas Authority of India Ltd
GEFAB Façade Solution (P) Ltd
Grant Thornton
GRT Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd
GRT Jewellers (I) Pvt Ltd
GTL ltd.
Hand In Hand India
HLL Life Care
Hykon India Pvt Ltd.
i-flex solutions
Indian Institute of Port Management
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
Indian Oil Management Academy
Infant Engineers Pvt Ltd
ING Vysya Bank ltd.
Institute of Cost Accountants of India
Institute of Petroleum Safety, Health & Environment Management, ONGC
ISPAT Industries Ltd.
ITC Ltd.
Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.
Jet Airways India Ltd.
JK Lakshmipat University l
JM Baxi & Company
JSW Steel Ltd
K.G.S DEVELOPERS LTD
K.D.P. Infrastructure Private Ltd
Kaaizeen Meditech Pvt Ltd
Karnataka State Industrial & Infrastructure Development
Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation Ltd.
KIMS Healthcare Management Ltd
K-Max Technologies
Kushal Polysacks Pvt. Ltd.
Lakshya Bhartee Institute of International Hotel Management
Legasis Service pvt ltd.
M2 Technologies & Services Pvt Ltd
Macrocomm Advanced Applied Technologies Pvt Ltd
Mainetti India Pvt Ltd
Manali Petrochemical Ltd
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Medall Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre
Mfar Constructions (P) Ltd.
MRL Posnet Pvt Ltd
MSTC ltd.
Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Ltd
Nalam & Associates
National Aluminium Co. Ltd.
NTPC-Singrauli
Oil India Ltd
Ordnance Factory Board
Ordnance Factory Khamaria
Paradeep phosphate Ltd.
People Combine Educational Initiatives Pvt Ltd
Prince Gems and Jewellery Pvt Ltd
Punjab National Bank
Rajarathnam Construction Pvt Ltd
Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertiizers ltd.
Reliance Energy Ltd , (Formerly B.S.E.S. Ltd.)
Reliance Industries ltd.
Rourkela Institute of Management Studies
Rural Development & Self Employment Training Institute
Sagas Autotec Pvt. Ltd.
SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant
Shanmugam Foundation (P) Ltd
Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre
Shekar Engineering Works
Shivsu Canadian Clear Waters Technology Pvt Ltd
Sowbaghya Enterprises Pvt. Ltd
St John Freight Systems Ltd
Sterlite Industries (I) Ltd
Stollberg India (P) Ltd
Sunmas Machine Tools (P) Ltd
Surana & Surana International Attorneys
Tata Metaliks Ltd.
Telesis Global Solutions Ltd
Texel Engineering India Pvt Ltd
The Automotive Research Association of India
The Karnataka Handloom Development Corporation Ltd.
The New India Assurance Co. Ltd.
The UB Group
Town Benefit Fund (Kumbakonam) Ltd
Transformers and Electricals Kerala Ltd
Vasudeva Vilasam Herbal remedies P Ltd
Vayhan Cofee Ltd.
Ventureast Fund Advisors (India) Pvt Ltd
VS & B Containers Pvt Ltd
Welcomgroup Management Institute



There are 2 terms of Membership applicable on Institutional and Individual Membershp :
  • Annual Membership
  • Life Membership
Individual Membership
Entrance Fee (Non refundable) 1500* (One time only)
Membership Amount Life Membership Amount
Associate Member 3,000* Associate Life Member 30,000*
Member 4,000* Life Member 40,000*
Fellow Member 6,000* Fellow Life Member 60,000*

Institutional Membership
Large Industries (300 crore & above) Amount Small & Medium Industries (Upto 300 crore) Amount
Entrance Fee 5,000* Entrance Fee 3,500*
Annual Subscription 12,000* Annual Subscription 6,000*
Life Membership 1,20,000* Life Membership 60,000*
* Service Tax 12.36% in addition, as applicable
All Cheques/Drafts to be made in favor of "INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS" payable at New Delhi. Membership Fee can also be paid by Credit Card / Online.

Each member shall continue to be entitled to the Membership of the Institute only for so long as he/she shall comply with the code of professional conduct of the Institute and with the applicable conditions of and qualifications for membership and shall pay such Annual subscriptions/Life subscription, and other fees (if any) appropriate to his particular class of Membership as shall for the time being prescribed by or in accordance with the Institute laws.

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P.S : IOD membership is not transferable.


Certificate of membership will be issued, once the membership category is decided and the due payment is received.

All Members will be required to subscribe to the IOD Code of Professional Conduct.

A Member shall:
  • Exercise leadership, enterprise and judgement in directing the company so as to achieve its continuing prosperity and act in the best interests of the company as a whole.
  • Follow the standards of Good practice and act accordingly and diligently.
  • Serve the legitimate interests of the Company’s shareholders.
  • Exercise responsibilities to employees, customers, suppliers and other relevant stakeholders, including the wider community.
  • Comply with relevant laws, regulations and Codes of practice, refrain from Anti-competitive practices, and honor obligations and commitments.
  • At all times have a duty to respect the truth and act honestly in his/her business dealings and in the exercise of all his/her responsibilities as a director.
  • Avoid conflict between his/her personal interests, or the interests of any associated company or person, and his/her duties to the company.
  • Not make improper use of information acquired as a director or disclose, or allow to be disclosed, information confidential to the company.
  • Not recklessly or maliciously injure the professional reputation of another member of the Institute of Directors and not engage in any practice detrimental to the reputation and interest of the Institute or of the profession of Director.
  • Ensure that he/she keeps him/herself abreast of current good practice.
  • Set high personal standards by keeping aware of and adhering to this Code, both in the spirit and in the letter, and promoting it to other directors.
  • Applying the principles of this Code appropriately, when acting as a Director of a non-commercial organization.
The Code is applicable to members of all types and size of organization.

  • No individual who has not attained the age of 21 shall be eligible to become a Member.
  • The Committee shall in all cases have absolute discretion in deciding whether or not any person shall or shall not be admitted as a Member, or to postpone the admission of the applicant for membership without giving any reason for so doing and notwithstanding that applicant may have fulfilled the conditions specified for membership.
  • The Committee may decline to admit a person as a member notwithstanding that the person has already been assured of Membership by another branch of the Institute anywhere globally.
  • Every member shall at all times so order his/her conduct as to uphold the dignity and reputation of the Institute.


A member shall cease to be so, forthwith upon the happening of any of the following events:
  • If he/she fails for a period of 3 months to pay any Annual subscriptions or other fees or amounts for the time being due from him/her to the institute. This does not apply to a Life Member, if fully paid.
  • If he/she becomes disqualified from being a Director by reason of any order under any statute.
  • If any receiving order is made against him/her or he/she makes any arrangement or composition with his/her creditors or he/she becomes a patient within the meaning of Mental Health.
  • If he/she is convicted of any crime involving Fraud, Deception, Dishonesty or physical violence against person or property or of any crime which the Committee in its sole discretion, resolves in sufficiently serious to justify the termination of his/her membership.
  • If he/she is removed from membership persuant to the Institute laws.
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