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The College was established in 1967 with its head quarter at the Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007 (India). The college adopted its constitution and established its office at V.P.Chest Institute Delhi (SL No. 3740, dated May 25, 1968). Some of the founder members who were instrumental at that time to establish the College were Prof. D.N. Shivpuri (Allergologist), Prof. R.K. Sanyal (Pharmacologist), Prof. R. Vishwanathan (Pulmonologist) and Prof. A.S. Paintal (Physiologist). The latter two were Directors of V.P. Chest Institute.

  About the Journal

The Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is an official publication of Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology (ICAAI), & is published twice in a year from 1987. It is registered with Registrar of Newspapers Societies of India (ISSN No.0972-6691) and accessible online and As evident from the name, the Journal publishes articles on Allergy, Asthma, Rhinitis, Urticaria, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other associated respiratory diseases & laboratory aspects of clinical immunology.
The paper submitted to the journal are peer reviewed by experts in the subject and if found fit are included for publication. The articles should be submitted to Editor on the address given below.
The Journal is given free to all the members & fellow of the College (ICAAI) and also available on subscription. Annual Institutional Membership : Rs. 500.00 (Foreign US $60.00); Annual Individual Membership : Rs. 300.00 (Foreign US $35.00). It is circulated to the Libraries, Medical Colleges, Research Laboratories and Scientific Publishers.

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The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Allergy, Asthma, Rhinitis, Urticaria, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, associated respiratory diseases & laboratory aspects of clinical Immunology. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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