National Institute of rock mechanics NIRM is the only institution in south Asia exclusively devoted to research in rock mechanics since 1988. The institute deals with field and laboratory investigations, basic and applied research, and solving complex problems in the almost entire spectrum of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering related to Mining and Civil Engineering activities. NIRM combines research activities and expertise to provide solutions to the industry for a wide range of rock engineering problems

(An Autonomous Research Institute under Ministry of Mines. Govt of India)

Eshwar Nagar, Banashankari 2nd Stage,

Bengaluru – 560 070

Karnataka, India

Ph: 080-26934400, 26934402-14

Fax: 080-26934401



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Research programme on Rock Mechanics

National Institute of Rock Mechanics(NIRM) is an autonomous Research Institute under Ministry of Mines, Government of India.

The Institute regularly conducts short courses and workshops in rock mechanics. Excellent library facilities are available at this institute for providing information on the latest advances in rock mechanics and related fields. NIRM has its Head office at Bengaluru and Registered Office at Kolar Gold fields

NIRM is recognized as a Research Centre affiliated to Visvesvarayya Technological University (VTU), Belgavi for carrying our research program in rock mechanics leading to the award OF Ph.D. Degree