Our Vision and Mission

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.


Some of the milestones identified to achieve this vision are 

Mining under adverse geomining

Develop innovative methods of mining under adverse geomining conditions for unlocking precious mineral wealth in synergy with the national mineral policy. 

Testing and calibration

 Develop accredited testing and calibration facilities of international standards for various laboratory as well as in-situ tests, contribute for standards in testing and investigation 

Collaborative projects

 Get empanelled with various statutory bodies in India, and establish linkages with international organizations through collaborative projects in relevant fields. 

Areas of specialization

 Identify and develop areas of specialization based on national and global needs, establish Centers of Competency in core areas 

Short-term and long-term training courses

 Conduct short-term and long-term training courses on modern investigation techniques for executives from the industry. 

Financially self sufficient

 Become financially self sufficient 




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.


Accordingly, the Mission Statement of NIRM is identified as : “To provide scientific and technological inputs to the mining, civil and construction industries to optimize their operations and to perfect their designs with a view to improve production, productivity and product quality for better safety, economy, conservation and environmental management”