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The Indian National Group of ISRM i.e. ISRM (India) has been involved in dissemination of information regarding rock mechanics, mining and tunnel engineering since its inception, in 1991 by organising symposia, seminars, workshops, and training courses, both at national as well as international level, in liaison with international organisations. The International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering as founded in Salzburg in 1962 as a result of the enlargement of the “Salzburger Kreis”, its foundation being mainly owed to Professor Muller who acted as President of the Society till September 1966. The Society is a non-profit organization supported by the fees of the members and grants that do not impair its free action. Indian National Group of ISRM was registered as the Committee of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 in the year 1991 and it represents the International Society for Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering (ISRM) as Indian National Group, and has its Secretariat at the Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP), Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

Aims & Objectives

To encourage international collaboration and exchange of ideas and information between Rock Mechanics practitioners;
• To encourage teaching, research, and advancement of knowledge in Rock Mechanics;
• To promote high standards of professional practice among rock engineers so that civil, mining and petroleum engineering works might be safer, more economic and less disruptive to the environment.  


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ISRM Governing Council

Dr. Mahendra Singh
Dr. H.S. Venkatesh
Vice President
Mr. S.L. Kapil


Chairman: Prof. Mahendra Singh, President
Organizing Secretary: Mr. A.K. Dinkar, Secretary General,