Kerala Academy of Sciences (KAS) is a professional organization of scientists, technologists, physicians, academicians and science managers. The KAS was founded, and was registered as a society, in 1989 in the campus of the University of Kerala due to the pioneering efforts of Prof.Dr.K.T.Augusti, a renowned Professor of Biochemistry, University of Kerala. The Academy received registration under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act,1955 with Prof. Dr.R.N.Pillai, University of Kerala as the Founder President and Prof.Dr.K.T.Augusti as the Founder General Secretary of KAS who continued to serve, and thus build up, the Academy for several years. The Academy has three categories of memberships: Honorary Fellowship by conferment on renowned scientists, technologists and medical professionals; Fellowship by nomination of its life members and Life Membership by application. The Academy has conferred Honorary Fellowship on Dr.P.K.Iyengar, Dr.K.Kasturirangan, Dr.M.S.Swaminathan, Prof.Dr.M.S.Valiathan, Dr.VargheseKurien ,Dr.G.Madhavan Nair, Dr.K.Radhakrishnan, Prof.Dr.M.Vijayan, Prof.Dr.V.N.Rajasekharan Pillai and Prof.Dr.A.Ajayaghosh.
The objectives of KAS include the promotion of a scientific temper among public, to provide a common forum for exchange of ideas for scientists and technologists, to publicise the achievement of science, to encourage interdisciplinary research, to strive for improving facilities for scientific research in Kerala, to organize seminars, workshops etc to achieve the above aims, to institute fellowships and award lectures and publish bulletins and proceedings. In the last two decades, the Academy has strived much to popularize science and to promote science as a career, to facilitate science research and to cultivate an enthusiasm for science among the students in Kerala. Thus the Academy endeavours to promote progress of science, both in pure and applied branches, in the state of Kerala and in the nation.