NIRM Congratulates its Director, Dr. H S Venkatesh on receiving distinguished alumni award during the diamond jubilee celebrations of NITK, Surathkal


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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Dr. H.S. Venkatesh, Director, NIRM

Head Office

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

   +91-80–2693 4402 / +91-80–2693 4414


Registered Office

National Institute of Rock Mechanics
Champion Reefs
Kolar Gold Fields- 563 117
Karnataka, INDIA



Activities & Initiatives

     Dr.H. S. Venkatesh
   +91-80-26934400 / + 91-80-26934402

   Project Monitoring Cell
   +91-80-26934413 / + 91-9611785711

   Controller of Adminstration: Dr. Sandeep Nelliat
   +91-80-26934403 / +91-9481826252


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