Welcome To Mensa India

Mensa is the world’s oldest and largest high IQ Society. The central coordinating body is Mensa International located in U.K. Today there are some 150,000 Mensans in 150 countries throughout the world. There are active Mensa organizations in over 50 countries on every continent except Antarctica. For more information about Mensa International, please visit www.mensa.org

Mensa means “table” in Latin and stands for a round-table society, where race, color, creed, national origin, age, politics, educational or social background are irrelevant.

Mensa itself takes no stand on politics, religion or social issues.
Mensa encompasses members from so many different countries and cultures, and with many different points of view. For Mensa to espouse a particular point of view would go against its role as a forum for all points of view. Of course, individual Mensa members often have strong opinions. It is said that in a room with 12 Mensans you will find 13 differing opinions on any given subject.

Who We Are

Mensa has three stated purposes

  • To identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity,
  • To encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence, and
  • To promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members.
Mensa was founded in Oxford, England on 1st October 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which would be a high intelligence (IQ). The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. Inclusion in the top 2% of the population in a recognized and supervised IQ test, qualifies a person for becoming a member of Mensa.

Mensa India is recognized as an emerging chapter of Mensa International. In 1976, Mensa India was established at Jnana Prabodhini, Pune, in association with Mensa International. Jnana Prabodhini is a school for the gifted in Pune city. It is the only institution of its kind in India.

Mensa takes no stand on politics, religion or social issues. Mensa encompasses members from so many different countries and cultures, and with many different points of view. For Mensa to espouse a particular point of view would go against its role as a forum for all points of view. (Of course, individual Mensa members often have strong opinions. It is said that in a room with 12 Mensans you will find 13 differing opinions on any given subject.)