CATEGORIES AND MEMBERSHIP REGULATIONS.

The categories of individual membership shall be Students, Ordinary, Diploma, Licentiate, Graduate, Associate Member, Member and Fellows.
           

Student

A member within this grade shall call himself as a student member of the institute.

This grade does not carry the right to use designatory letters and cannot vote on any matter of the institute. Be undertaking an approved course of study in Polymer science and or Plastics or Rubber Technology aimed at one of the Institute’s qualified grades of membership either directly' via examinations or indirectly by exemption from those examinations

 
Ordinary

A member within this grade shall be known as an "Ordinary Member" and shall have the right to call himself an ordinary member of the Plastics and Rubber Institute. This grade does not carry the right to use any designator letters. An application for election to ordinary membership is required only to state the interest in the said field and to agree in writing to abide by the regulations of the Institute. These members can vote on any matter of the institute.
 

Diploma

Those within this grade shall be known as “Diplomates" and shall have the right to refer to themselves as 'Diplomates of the Plastics and Rubber Institute' . An applicant for Diploma membership shall, at the time of application;

a) belong to the Institute ;

b) either

have satisfied the minimum entry requirements for, and passed, the Institute's Diploma examination;

or

 have been exempted from the examination on the basis of passing the examination of an Institute approved Technicians' course deemed to be of equivalent academic standard to the Institute's Diploma examination.

Diploma member shall have the right to use the designatory letters DPRI.

Licentiate

members within this grade shall have the right to call themselves Licentiates of the Plastics & Rubber Institute. an applicant for transfer to the grade of Licentiate shall at the time of his application.

a) belong to the Institute.

b) have passed Licentiates examination of the Plastics & Rubber Institute.

 Licentiate member shall have the right to use the designatory letters LPRI.

Graduate

Members within this grade shall call themselves "Graduates of the Plastics & Rubber Institute".

An applicant for transfer to this upgrade shall at the time of his application.

a) belong to the Institute

b) either

have satisfied the minimum entry requirements for and have passed, the Institute's Graduate examination.

or

have obtained a first or second class honours degree (or higher degree by study) having special reference to plastics and/or rubbers, which has been approved for the purpose of Grade PRI exemption, subsequent to a formal application by an University or Institute .

shall have the right to use the designatory letters ‘Grad PRI'.

 

Associate Member

Those within the grade of Associate Member shall be known as  ‘Associate Members’, shall have the right· to refer to themselves as 'Associate Members of The Plastics & Rubber Institute'

The committee, through its qualifications committee shall be satisfied that an applicant for transfer to the grade of Associate Member. —

a) be at least 30 years of age ;

 b) Have belonged to the Institute for at least three years ;

c) have held for at least five years, and be currently in, a responsible position requiring scientific, managerial or technological experience either in or associated with Polymer industry

All applications shall be supported by three referees each of whom shall be either a Fellow or a Member.

At the discretion of the qualifications committee an applicant may be called for an interview.

shall have the right to use the designatory letters ‘AMPRI’


Member

Those within this grade shall be known as "Members" shall have the right to refer to themselves as 'Members of the Plastics & Rubber Institute'

There are three routes  which transfer to the grade of Member may be  made.

Route A - For Graduates of the Plastics & Rubber Institute The Council through its Qualifications Committee, shall  be satisfied that a Graduate of the Institute applying for transfer to the grade of Member shall, at the time of application

a) be at least 25 years of age ;

b) have been within the Graduate grade, normally for at least three years, and have been working continuously at graduate level either in or associated with Polymer Industry  during that period.

 All applications shall be supported by two referees both of whom shall be either a Fellow or a Member.

At the discretion of the Qualifications committee  applicant will be required to be interviewed by a panel of at least two  Fellows .

Route B - For graduates in other scientific and engineering disciplines. The council , through its Qualifications committee, shall be satisfied that such graduates applying for transfer to the grade or Member shell, at the time of application ;

a) be at least 25 years of age`;

b) have belonged to the Institute, for at least 3 years.

c) hold a first or second class honours degree in approved science or engineering subjects or a Post Graduate Qualification  from a recognised university or an institute recognised  by the Plastics & Rubber Institute

Other qualifications including corporate membership  of professional bodies, claimed to be equivalent· will be considered on their merits by the Qualifications committee

d) have been working continuously at graduate level in the science or technology of Plastics or Rubber for at least five years ;

e) have an adequate level of knowledge of the science and or technology of Polymer industry.

All applications shall be supported by three referees, each of whom shall be either a Fellow or a Member. At the discretion of the Qualifications committee, applicants may be required to be interviewed by a panel of at least two Fellows to establish their fulfilment of requirements (d) and (e) above.

Route C - For Associate Members of the Plastics & Rubber Institute. The Council , through its qualifications committee, shall be satisfied that an Associate Member of the Institute applying for transfer to the grade of Member has submitted satisfactory evidence of original work on an approved technical topic of approximately two years' duration. This may take the form of thesis is or a citation of papers or patents which have been published. Candidates wishing to follow this· route are advised to contact the Hony. Secretary for further information where possible before commencement of the work.

shall have the right to use the designatory letters ‘MPRI'

 

 Fellows 

Members within this grade shall call themselves  Fellows.
An applicant for the transfer to this grade shall at the time of his application.

a) be at least 35 years of age ;

b) belong to the Institute ;

e) either

1) have been a Member for at least 8 years and be holding an appointment deemed by the Institute to be of senior standing in the field of Polymer Industry;

or

11) have achieved s position of considerable scientific, managerial   technological distinction concerned with Polymer Industry or Polymer related  Industry ,who  have made an outstanding contribution to the progress of industry.
All applications shall be supported by three referees, all of whom shall be Fellows.
Applicants may be required to be interviewed by a panel of at least two Fellows,
shall have the right to use the designatory letters ‘FPRI'

 

Honorary Grades

 Those within the grades of Honorary Fellow and Honorary Life Member shall be known as Honorary Fellows'  and ‘Honorary Life Members' respectively, and shall be entitled to refer to them· selves as 'Honorary Fellows of the Plastics &  Rubber Institute' or ‘Honorary Life Members of the Plastics & Rubber Institute' as appropriate. The designatory letters for the grade of Honorary Fellow are ‘Hon FPRI'. There are no designatory letters for Honorary Life Membership, other than those to which members within this grade are entitled to use by virtue of holding other of the Institute’s awards. Application cannot be made for election to the Honorary grades.

The regulations for the award of Honorary Fellowship are as follows:

The award of Honorary Fellowship shall be exceptional in that it will be conferred by the Council only on persons of outstanding international reputation. The occasions when a such recognition will be given are likely to be rated. Within these criteria an Honorary Fellow shall be :

a person who has gained eminence by his or her outstanding work in polymer science, or in the technology of Polymer Industry;

The regulations for the award of Honorary Life Membership shall be whatever the Council of the Institute deems .at any one time to be appropriate.

 Patrons

(a) — Firms, Companies or other associations or bodies, desirous of supporting the work of this Institute may become Patrons subject to the approval of and to admission by the council.

(b) — Patrons shall subscribe to the Institute on admission and annually thereafter such sum as the committee may from time to time determine. Any patron whose subscription shall be unpaid for a period of two years after the due date for payment shall ipso facto cease to be a Patron of the Institute.

(c) — The Council of management may from time to time in its discretion declare that any firm, company or other association or body which may have been admitted as a Patron of the Institute shall no longer be a Patron and thereupon such firm company or other association or body shall forthwith cease to be a Patron of the Institute.

(d) – Patrons  of the Institute shall enjoy such of the facilities of the Institute as the committee may from time to time prescribe.