The membership of the Society shall consist of four classes.
(a) Ordinary membership open to all (those who have interest in Zoology).
(b) Associate membership open only to bonafide College / University students of Zoology.
(c) Life membership open to all those who have interest in Zoology.
(d) Life membership with journal open to all those who have interest in Zoology.
Selection to membership of the society shall be on the approval of the Executive Committee after being duly proposed and seconded by an ordinary or a life member
Privileges of an ordinary and life member shall be
(a) to vote, and/or, hold office (except for one of the post of Executive members, which shall be reserved for one of the Associate members) ;
(b) to attend all the meetings of the Society;
(c) to use the Library;
(d) to receive all publications of the Society at a rate to be determined by Executive Committee.
(e) any other privileges that may be offered by the Executive Committee from time to time.
Privileges of an Associate member shall be
(a) to vote, and/or, hold office of one of the Executive members only;
(b) to attend all the meetings of the Society
(c) to use the Library
(d) to receive all publications of the Society at a rate to be determined by the Executive Committee
(e) any other privileges that may be offered by the Executive Committee for time to time.
The Associate member in the Executive Committee shall enjoy all the privileges of an executive member.
The Society shall award Fellowships to persons in recognition of their erudition, scholarship and services rendered to the Society/Country.
The fellows shall be elected by the Fellowship Committee consisting of (i) the President, (ii) General Secretary of the Society and (iii) three other persons to be nominated by the Executive Committee each year who may not necessarily, be members of the Society. The Committee shall be generally guided by the academic and research qualifications of the candidates at the time of election of Fellows.
The Past Presidents of the Society shall be declared as its fellows ex-officio, provided they continue their membership (and pay the admission fee). The outstanding naturalists, promoters of the Society, only life members at least 5 year’s standing are eligible to be admitted to fellowship.
The name of the fellows shall be proposed by an ordinary or a life member and seconded by another members of the above categories on the prescribed form to be supplied by the Society on request. It is imperative that before proposing a name for fellowship the proposer shall get his/her consent to fulfill the obligations. The form shall contain the following points to be filled by the proposer : (1) Full Name (2) Date of birth (3) Academic qualifications, (4) Field of interest, (5) List of publications, (6) Scientific attainments etc.
There shall be fellows of three categories :
(1) Fellows elected from among the persons mentioned in Section 3 shall pay an admission fee of Rs.3,000/-(Rupees Three thousand) only.
(2) Honorary National Fellows shall be elected only from the members having long connection with the Society in different capacities either as office bearer or as member of the Executive Committee. The member should be a superannuated person and scientifically a very distinguished worker preferably fellow of the National Academic and having long outstanding research work.
(3) Honorary Foreign Fellows shall be only from amongst the reputed Zoologists of foreign countries.
Each year not more than 10 fellows are to be elected from the three categories.
The names of persons recommended by the Fellowship Committee shall be approved by the Executive Committee.
At the Annual general meeting, the persons elected and nominated will be conferred with the Fellowship of the Society by the President/Chairman of the meeting.
The fellows of all the categories are eligible to use FZS (Cal.) after their names.
The nomination form for the Honorary Fellows and Honorary National Fellows can be submitted by the proposer within 30th November of every year.
The Fellowship Committee shall meet in the month of December each year to consider the applications.