Institute of Geology Malaysia, also known as IGM, was officially registered with the Malaysian Registrar of Societies in 1989 (PPM-003-14-11031989). It's establishment was in response to the urgent need for a single body to regulate the profession of geology in Malaysia. The seal of IGM portrays a hammer flanked by silhouette maps of Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. The seal depicts the basic tool of the field geologist and thus symbolizes the role of the geologist in Malaysia. The objectives of IGM are as follows:
- To provide a central organisation for geologists in the form of a learned and scientific institute for geology and to provide for the definition of, and qualification for, the various branches of the profession of the geological sciences.
- To promote friendly interaction amongst geologists and to hold meetings for readings and discussions of matters relating to geology and their various arts and sciences connected therewith.
- To regulate and uphold the dignity, standing and reputation of the profession of geology.
- To promote and advance the knowledge, study and practice of geology and the various arts and sciences connected therewith.
- To assist, advise and cooperate with government departments and other private or public bodies in an honorary capacity on questions relating to the science of geology and policy in respect of land and earth resource utilisation and all other matters connected therewith.
The corporate members during the election for office bearers held during the Annual General Meeting. The President shall be the presiding officer at all meetings of the Institute and shall serve as Chairman of the Council. Other office bearers are also elected by corporate members during the election for office-bearers held during the Annual General Meeting. Each Council Member serves for a maximum period of two consecutive years.
Fellows, Members and Licentiates of IGM use abbreviations corresponding to the respective class of membership. Fellows, Members and Licentiates are designated by the abbreviation F.I.G.M., M.I.G.M. and L.I.G.M., respectively. Graduate Members are not assigned any abbreviation. This abbreviations denote the bearer as a registered geologist in Malaysia who observe and are bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct as laid down by IGM. The Council has a right to expel or suspend any member who is guilty of contravening the IGM Code of Professional Conduct or any laws introduced to govern the conduct of a geologist following procedures specified in the IGM Constitution.
Registered Place of Business
The registered place of business is the Department of Geology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur.
IGM is governed by a constitution comprising 14 articles and 86 paragraphs. The topic of the articles cover subjects such as name and registered place of business, seal, objectives, membership, entrance fees, subscriptions and other dues, officers and their duties, finance, meetings, trustees, voting and bye-laws, amendments, interpretation of constitution, prohibitions and dissolution of IGM. Read Constitution of The Institut Geologi Malaysia