NIRM celebrats 75 Years of Indian Independence (Aazadi ka Amrut Mahotsav) - Series of Technical Lectures on every Friday. Details given below:


The National Institute of Rock Mechanics (NIRM), is an autonomous Research Institute under Ministry of Mines, Government of India. Set up in 1988 under Societies Act, 1860, NIRM has its Head Office (HO) at Bengaluru and Registered Office (RO) at Kolar Gold Fields in Karnataka.

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.

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एनआईआरएम "आज़ादी का अमृत महोत्सव" मनाता है


As a part of commemoration of 75 years of Indian Independence, (Aazadi ka Amrut Mahotsav) NIRM will be organising a series of Technical lectures starting from 12-March-2021. The schedule of the lectures and their link is given below.

S.No Date Title of Lecture Department WebEx Link for Lecture
01 12-Mar-2021 Engineering Geophysics – GPR as NDE tool Engineering Geophysics Completed
02 19-Mar-2021 Engineering Geophysics – MASW for Compaction Studies Engineering Geophysics Completed
03 26-Mar-2021 Engineering Geophysics - Tomography for defect mapping Engineering Geophysics Completed
04 02-Apr-2021 No Lecture Scheduled - Good Friday Holiday - -
05 09-Apr-2021 Engineering Geophysics - ERT for supplementary investigation Engineering Geophysics Completed
06 16-Apr-2021 Engineering Geophysics – Cross-hole investigations Engineering Geophysics WebEx Link

Download Ministry of Mines GOI, Advisory for COVID-2020 from the link: COVID-2020

Shri Pralhad Joshi, Honorable Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs,tweets about NIRM

Shri Pralhad Joshi, Honorable Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs tweets about NIRM on 15th December 2020 and also commented on his facebook page.

Facebook Link : Shri Pralhad Joshi about NIRM

SATYABHMA Portal Ministry of Mines, GOI 2020

Shri Pralhad Joshi, Honorable Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs launched SATYABHAMA (Science and Technology Yojana for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement) Portal for Science and Technology Programme Scheme of Ministry of Mines on 15th June 2020. The portal has been designed, developed and implemented by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Mines Informatics Division. Shri Sushil Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Mines and other senior officials of the Ministry were also present.:
i) NEWS: News
ii)Link to SATYABHAMA Portal: SATYABHAMA Portal

Honorable Prime Minister's appeal to Participate on Yoga Day 2020

Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji has appealed to all to participate on Yoga Day on 21-July-2020. The Videos of his appeal can be accessed from the following links:
i) Google Drive: Google Drive Link
ii) We Transfer: We Transfer Link

Dr. H.S. Venkatesh, Director, NIRM

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