National Institute of Rock Mechanics

The National Institute of Rock Mechanics (NIRM), is an autonomous Research Institute set up in 1988 under Ministry of Mines, Government of India.

The Institute deals with field and laboratory investigations, basic and applied research, and solving complex problems in almost entire spectrum of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering related to Mining and Civil Engineering activities.

NIRM Vision

The Institute has a vision to become a self-sustaining Centre of Excellence of International Standard in the areas of rock mechanics, rock engineering and allied fields for the development of mining, construction, petroleum, power and infrastructure sectors. The vision is to lay special emphasis on quality, innovation, professional competency and skill development, so as to serve all the stakeholders in the identified sectors. This vision will be responsive to changing global needs with special emphasis on quality and innovation to serve the industry in the most economical manner.

NIRM Mission

The mission of NIRM is to support the mining and construction industries in safety and resource optimisation by way of providing our expertise in the fields of scientific design of mine workings, design of rock excavations and support systems, optimised site characterisation and evaluation and testing of rock and material samples for understanding rock mass and material behaviour relevant to design requirement.

NIRM Programs

  • Underground Mines
  • Opencast Mines
  • Hydroelectric Projects
  • Nuclear Projects
Contact Details

National Institute of Rock Mechanics
Eshwar Nagar, Outer Ring Road,
Banashankari 2nd Stage
Bengaluru-560 070 Karnataka, India

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