No. NIRM/Advt/01/2017-18

Date: April 10, 2017


Applications are invited for the Post of the Director of the Institute. The details of the post, its job profile, applicable remuneration and other perks are summarised below. Last date for receipt of application is 15th May 2017.

THE INSTITUTE : The National Institute of Rock Mechanics (NIRM) is a premier center for research in applied and basic rock mechanics. Set up in 1988 under the Ministry of Mines, Government of India, the Institute provides research and consultancy services broadly for the mining sector, hydro and nuclear-power sectors and infrastructure industries, in the areas of engineering geology, engineering geophysics, engineering seismology, in-situ rock mass testing, rock fracture mechanics, numerical modeling, rock blasting, excavation engineering, mine design, tunnel engineering, instrumentation & monitoring. It has presently a total manpower of 60, and has its offices at Bengaluru (HO) and Kolar Gold Fields (RO).

THE JOB PROFILE : The Director is the Chief Executive Officer. He shall be responsible for the overall functioning of the Institute and planning for its future course of action fulfilling the objectives of the Institute. He is expected to take the Institute on a growth path to make it a center of excellence and self reliant financially.

THE CANDIDATE : The candidate should be a dynamic and competent scientist / engineer / technologist with outstanding contribution in the area of rock mechanics. The requirements are as follows:

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT :The offer of appointment shall be on contract, initially for a period of six years from the date of assumption of charge, or till the age of superannuation, whichever is earlier. The incumbent will be on probation for a period of one year.

CRITERIA FOR RE-APPOINTMENT :The contract can be renewed for next 5 years or till attaining the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier, on approval from the Governing Body on the basis of :

  • 1. Annual appraisal reports.
  • 2. Evaluation record of each year.
  • 3. Record of publications, reports, patents, etc.
  • 4. Contribution made for development of the Institute.
  • 5. Recognition received from outside agencies in the form of S&T and Sponsored Research Projects, awards, etc.
  • 6. Character and Conduct of the incumbent.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection of the Director will be done by the Search-cum- Selection Committee which may also consider contact / nominated candidates for the post. Candidates called for the interview will be reimbursed AC II tier railway fare by the shortest route.

THE PACKAGE : The perquisites include accommodation at a nominal fee, a car with the driver and consultancy permissible up to 100% of total emoluments. .

HOW TO APPLY : Applications should be made in the prescribed form that can be downloaded from the link at the footer. Duly filled in application form with copies of proof of age, qualification and experience, along with a fee of Rs.200/- by DD drawn in favour of NIRM (payable at State Bank of India, Kumaraswamy Layout Branch, Bengaluru (or) Canara Bank, ISRO Layout, Bengaluru I Corporation Bank, Robertsonpet Branch, KGF) may be forwarded to the Controller of Administration, NIRM, at the above address.

A copy of the same may also be sent to :
The Economic Advisor
Ministry of Mines (Govt. of India)
III Floor, D-Wing, ShastriBhavan
Dr.Rajendra Prasad Road
New Delhi – 110 001.

Applications from persons employed in Central I State Government / PSUs I Universities / autonomous bodies should forward their applications through proper channel. Advance application may be sent, and No Objection Certificate should be produced at the time of interactive session. The candidates intending to join on deputation will be governed by the relevant rules of the GOI on the subject.

LAST DATE : The last date for receipt of applications is 15th May 2017. Short-listed candidates may have to attend an interactive process at New Delhi, on the date and at the venue which will be intimated later.

- Controller of Administration

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