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 the late Dr. AK Ganguly. The memorandum formally constituting ISRP was issued in July 1973 and the Society was inaugurated by Late Dr. Raja Ramanna in June 1976. Professionals from national laboratories, universities and institutions of higher education, industry etc., are the members of ISRP. ISRP conducts National Symposium on Radiation Physics once every two years.
To strengthen the countrywide spread of knowledge in the field of radiation physics, many chapters of ISRP have since been formed. These include the chapters at BARC Mumbai, IGCAR Kalpakkam, RRCAT Indore, Patiala, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Dharwad, Hyderabad and Udaipur. ISRP has grown since its formation and has more than 1250 life members. ISRP launched publishing series of semi-popular brochures and technical reviews on various facets of ionizing radiation. The list of publications includes ‘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 programme, lectures, quiz contests related to radiation physics and its applications are conducted in schools and colleges every year.