The Phycological Society of India was founded and registered as Society on 1962. Prof. M. O. P. Iyengar was the first President of the society. Prof. Vidyavati, former Vice-Chancellor, Kakatiya University, Telangana, India is the President now.
The Society also publishes a half yearly research journal called Phykos and the first volume was published on April 1962.
- "Phycological Society of India". Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "PHYKOS - Official Journal of Phycological Society, India". Retrieved 24 September 2015.