Shri Balvender Kumar, IAS
Secretary (Mines)
Ministry of Mines
Government of India

National Institute of Rock Mechanics

NIRM was set up in 1988 as an autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Mines, Government of India.
NIRM has completed 28 years of its glorious existence in the service to the nation. NIRM carries out research and consultancy projects sponsored by both Government and private organisations in the areas of excavations in rock, coal and non-coal mining, hydropower projects, stability evaluation and other civil infrastructure projects. The research works carried out by the Institute are specialized and unique in nature, and the activities add significant value to rock mechanics and rock engineering practices for mining, hydroelectric and other infrastructure sectors.

Head Quarters - Bengaluru

National Institute of Rock Mechanics
Outer Ring Road, Eshwar Nagar
Banashankari 2nd Stage
Bengaluru 560070
Phone: +91 80 26934400 FAX: +91 80 26934401 email: dto@nirm.in
Registered office - KGF

National Institute of Rock Mechanics Champion Reefs Post KOLAR GOLD FIELDS,
Pin 563 117 Karnataka, India
Phone: +91 8153 275000
Fax: +91 8153 275002
email: dto@nirm.in
KR Puram Unit

National Institute of Rock Mechanics
ITI Annex, Old Madras Road Dooravaninagar Post BENGALURU, Pin 560 016 Karnataka, India
Phone: +91 80 25619697
Fax: +91 80 25612795
email: dto@nirm.in
visit:   www.nirm.in

Expertise at NIRM

Centre for Testing Services Mr A Rajan Babu +91 9845188807 ddstrajan@gmail.com
Engineering Geology Dr A K Naithani +91 9481434153ajay_naithani@hotmail.com
Engineering Geophysics Dr P C Jha +91 9448044647 pcjha@nirm.in
Micro-seismics & Engineering Seismology Mr C Sivakumar +91 9036681157csk.nirm@gmail.com
Environmental & Exploration Geophysics Dr V R Balasubramaniam +91 9448713920vrbala.nirm@gmail.com
Geotechnical Engineering Dr D S Subrahmanyam +91 9448402572subbu3268@gmail.com
Numerical Modelling & Ground Control Mr Sripad R Naik +91 9449225973sripad_naik@yahoo.com
Rock Blasting & Excavation Engineering Dr H S Venkatesh +91 9845176287rbeenirm@gmail.com
Slope Stability Mr A Rajan Babu +91 9845188807ddstrajan@gmail.com