Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM), or the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry, is a statutory professional organization incorporated under the Chemist Act 1975 on 1st November 1977 and is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
The Institute was earlier inaugurated on 8th April 1967 with 27 founding members and subsequently registered under the Societies Act 1966 on 13th October 1967.
IKM has grown in tandem with the rapid development of Malaysia to become a well-established and strong professional organization recognized both locally and internationally. Membership of IKM comes from both the manufacturing and service sectors, universities and other institutions of higher learning, research and development institutions, and government and education sectors. With membership of 3,770 as at 1stJanuary 2016, IKM enjoys a prominent place among the professional scientific organization in Malaysia. The Institute is also playing a leading role in the development of chemistry in Malaysia.VISION OF THE INSTITUTE
The Vision of the Institute is "Advancing Chemistry and Professionalism in Chemistry for Knowledge Generation, Wealth Creation and Improving the Quality of Life". MISSION OF THE INSTITUTE
The Institute regulates the practice of chemistry in Malaysia, represents the profession of chemistry, and promote public understanding and appreciation of chemistry. IKM also plays a key role in the socioeconomic development of Malaysia, including practicing sustainable development of our natural resources, and preserving and conserving our natural environment and resources for our future generations.The Institute is also playing a leading role in the development of chemistry in the Asia Pacific as well as internationally. ACTIVITIES OF THE INSTITUTE
The Institute carries out the whole range of professional, educational, social and promotional activities, including the following:• Membership Examinations• Chemistry Conferences including the Malaysian International Chemical Congress (MICC), Regional Symposium on Total Laboratory Management (QSEL), Seminars and Workshops• Professional Courses and Continuing Education Programmes• Chemistry Publications• Technical and Professional Visits, and Study Tour• Activities on Promoting Public Understanding and Appreciation of Chemistry including the Chemistry and Technology Information Series (CATIS) and Malaysia Chemistry Festival• Malaysian National Chemistry Quiz (K3M)• Social Functions including the annual Malam Kimia One of the amendments is that the Associates grade of membership is amended to Member and the initials