IRMS is an affiliated National Group of  The International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) in Asia Region. ISRM itself is formed of National Groups belonging to six regions.

The International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) was founded in Salzburg in 1962 as a result of the enlargement of the "Salzburger Kreis". Its foundation is mainly owed to Prof. Leopold Müller who acted as President of the Society till September 1966. The ISRM is a non-profit scientific association supported by the fees of the members and grants that do not impair its free action. In 2016 the Society has over 8,000 members and 60 National Groups.

The field of Rock Mechanics is taken to include all studies relative to the physical and mechanical behaviour of rocks and rock masses and the applications of this knowledge for the better understanding of geological processes and in the fields of Engineering (ISRM Statutes).​

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to encourage international collaboration and exchange of ideas and information between Rock Mechanics practitioners;

to encourage teaching, research, and advancement of knowledge in Rock Mechanics;

to promote high standards of professional practice among rock engineers so that civil, mining and petroleum engineering works might be safer, more economic and less disruptive to the environment.

You can be a member of ISRM by registering for membership through IRMS, the ISRM National Group for Asia Region. Click on this link to fill the membership registration form.