The Scientific Association of Knowledge and Information Science of Iran (ADKA) was established by students and members of the central committee of scientific association of knowledge and information science in 1385. The purpose of this student association is to develop and promote the scientific level of students and scientific forums of information science and knowledge. Among the other objectives of the Association, the following can be mentioned:
1-Encoraging the students of knowledge and information science of all the universities (including universities under supervision of the Ministry of Science, Ministry of Health and The Islamic Azad University)
2-Introducing the importance of knowledge and information science profession and also promoting the librarians role at the student community and other social groups
3. Attracting and encouraging students and enhancing their motivation in the field of knowledge and information science.
4- Providing students suggestions via The Scientific Association of Knowledge and Information Science (ADKA) to different centers.
5- Honoring Outstanding Student Researcher of knowledge and information science domain.
6- Holding seminars, meetings and exhibitions
7-Providing educational and research services to update information of knowledge and information science students.
8-Editing book and scientific-research journals in the field of Knowledge and Information Science in the printed form.
9-Cooporation with national and international association related to Knowledge and Information Science.
10-Recognizing and Introducing job opportunities to students
11- Promotion of the latest scientific, research and practical information.
12- Supporting the launch and establishment of scientific association of knowledge and information science
Secretaries and members of Central Council of Scientific-Student Associations of knowledge and information science decided to establish a student union in 2005, in order to activate other scientific-student associations of knowledge and information science and unit all the associations toward one goal: "Promotion of the knowledge and information science field. Later these people were recognized as the founding board member of Associations of knowledge and information science. They hold regular and various meetings about the objectives of this association which was initially titled "Association of librarianship and information science students". The first meeting was held at the Faculty of Education and Psychology of Tehran University on dated 1 march 2006 and goals and necessity of such group were studied. The second meeting was held at Tehran University; during the meeting established goals was organized. Third session was held 19 March 2005 in Tehran, Taleghani Park, in order to attract more students from different universities. The fourth meeting of the hosted by Scientific-Student Association at University of Al Zahra. In this meeting, association's goals were approved by a majority and also to set regulations of the Association, statutes of the Scientific Association of Students of the University of Al Zahra, Iran, Payam Noor, Tehran, Shahid, Shahid Beheshti and Allameh Tabatabai was obtained.
At Allameh Tabatabai University, dated 22 May 2006, the majority of the voting members decided to choose the title of "The Scientific Association of Knowledge and Information Science".
The second general assembly was held at Payam Noor University on 25 July 2006. Students, members of Scientific-Student Association of knowledge and Information science, representative of the Ministry of Science and representative of Library and Information Association of Iran were present in the meeting. Since that day, annual meeting of Adka has been held eight times. The main activities of this association are as follows: holding seven national conferences, three festivals of knowledge and information science's top persons, more than 500 workshops, over 100 specialized meeting. On 22 April 2015, given that the field of library and information science was renamed as knowledge and information science; name of this union changed to The Scientific Association of Knowledge and Information Science of Iran (ADKA).