The plant breeders' forum was inaugurated on February 26, 1995 and the forum was registered as per S. No. 191 of 1995 on 6.11.1995. A total of 110 breeders from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Central Institute for Cotton Research,  Institute of Forest  Genetics and Tree Breeding and breeders from private companies and institutions and retired plant breeders joined the forum at the time of inauguration.
To extend the services of the forum from state level to national level, the members felt the need of changing its nomenclature to Indian Society of Plant Breeders (ISPB). The ISPB is functioning well under the leadership of its office bearers of the past and present.