The main objective of the Society is to encourage and promote the dissemination of entomological knowledge. It arranges interactions of entomologists at the headquarters and at various places where the branches of the Society are getting initiated. The annual general body meetings are held along with the meetings of the Indian Science Congress. These interactions provide opportunities to the members and others interested in the subject to keep in touch with the entomological activities, both in India and abroad.
The membership of the Society is open to all persons, above 18 years of age, who are interested in Entomology. Ordinary members have to pay an admission fee of Rs. 100/- and an annual subscription (pdf only) of Rs. 1000/-. Life membership is restricted to only those who have completed five years as ordinary members. On payment of Rs. 10000/- they can become Life Members. These payments are required to be made either in the form of DD or multicity cheque payable at New Delhi in favour of "Entomological Society of India". Life Members who wish to be considered as Fellows of the Society may send two copies of their biodata to the Entomological Society of India, Room No. 4 A, Division of Entomology, I.A.R.I., New Delhi 110012. The biodata of the members will be screened by the competent committee of the Society before the declaration of the Fellows of the Society (F.E.S.I.). The Society may occasionally elect Honorary Members, persons well known for their services to the cause of Entomology. For more details see website www.entosocindia.org
Articles submitted for publication must be accompanied with a Bank Draft of Rs. 1000/- favouring “Entomological Society of India” as a processing charge which is non-refundable. It is obligatory that each author must be a member of the Society and articles submitted online at www.indianjournals.com
The Indian Journal of Entomology: The official publication of the Society was started in 1939. Since 1956, it is being published as a quarterly Journal and the four parts are published each in March, June, September and December.
Memoirs: Whenever suitable material and finances are available, the Society issues special numbers in the form of Memoirs. Sixteen such Memoirs on different topics have been published so far.
The Bulletin of Entomology: This publication, which was privately issued from Madras, has been taken over by the Society from 1967. The Bulletin is a half yearly publication, containing papers on bionomics, taxonomy, morphology etc. Subscription for the Bulletin of Entomology is Rs. 1000/- annually. Any entomologist who wishes to publish lengthy manuscripts can use this Bulletins.