To promote co-operation among the Engineers and scientists for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and research in the field of Rock Mechanics, Engineering Geology, Mining, Tunnelling Technology and allied fields and their practical applications.
Activities of ISRMTT
Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology [ISRMTT] was incorporated as a Society on 4th day of May 1992 with the Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Delhi, by a group of engineers, scientists and practising professionals. ISRMTT Members include Executive Committee Members, Honorary Fellows, Institutional Members, and Editorial Board Members of its Journal, Individual Life Members and Members of its Local Chapters. Presently, there are over 2100 members including all the above categories.
The main aim and objective of ISRMTT is to promote co-operation among the engineers, scientists and practising professionals for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, civil and mining engineering, tunnelling technology and allied fields and their practical applications. The Society works towards gathering latest developments and advancements in the above allied fields of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology and dissemination to various people by conducting workshops, seminars and training, both at national and international levels. Apart from the above activities ISRMTT has been sanctioned several Research Projects by the Government of India, for making studies, to provide data and technical support normally not in the purview of educational, research and consulting institutions.
The Society is publishing a quarterly newsletter “ISRMTT News” [ISSN 0971-9040] which provides the latest information and technological developments in India and throughout the world in the field of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology.
ISRMTT also publishes a bi-annual journal “Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology” [JRMTT] [ISSN 0971-9059] and has decided to award seven certificates of merit every year for the best paper, either published in the Journal [JRMTT] or included in a conference/ workshop organised by ISRMTT, on the following topics:
- Case History of Tunnelling
- Case History of Foundations on Rock
- CAD/ Software Packages
- Application of Rock Mechanics in Hill Development
- Underground Space Technology
- Rock Testing and Monitoring of Rock Structures
- Rock Blasting and Rock Dynamics
The Society helps in dissemination, advising and implementation of latest technology to provide most effective output at minimal cost, which will in turn help in saving of Government/ National funds.
The Society also functions with the help of its Local Chapters at various locations of the country, which provide reinforcement to its aims and objectives of advancement of technical knowledge and keeping the parent body aware of its activities and developments.
MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION
1. NAME OF THE SOCIETY
The name of the society shall be Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology and shall be, hereinafter referred to as “The Society” or “ISRMTT”.
2. REGISTERED OFFICE
The office of the Society shall remain in the Union Territory of Delhi and at present it is at the following address: C/o CSMRS, Olof Palme, Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016.
3. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives for which the Society is established are as under:
3.1 To promote co-operation among the engineers and scientists for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and research in the field of Rock Mechanics, Engineering Geology, Mining, Tunnelling Technology and allied field and their practical applications.
3.2 The Society shall work in close co-operation with other voluntary organisations/ societies and/or Government agencies for fulfilling the aim and objectives of the Society.
3.3 “All the incomes, earnings, movable or immovable properties of the Society shall be solely utilised and applied towards the promotion of its aims and objectives only as set forth in the Memorandum of Association and no profit on thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividends, bonus, profits or in any manner whatsoever, to present or past members of the Society or to any person claiming through any one or more of the present or past members. No member of the Society shall have any personal claim on any movable or immovable properties of the Society or make any profits, whatsoever, by virtue of this membership”.
4. GOVERNING BODY/ EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The names, addresses, occupations and designations of the present members of the governing body to whom the management of the Society is entrusted as required under section-2 of the Societies Registration Act-1860, as applicable to the Union Territory of Delhi are as follows:
- Executive Committee of ISRMTT for the year 2009-2011
- Executive Committee of ISRMTT for the year 2011-2013
- Executive Committee of ISRMTT for the year 2013-2015
- Executive Committee of ISRMTT for the year 2015-2017
5. DESIROUS PERSONS
We, the undersigned are desirous of forming a Society namely “Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology” under the Societies Registration Act – 1860, as applicable to the Union Territory of Delhi in pursuance of this Memorandum of Association of the Society:
Directorate, 602 Sewa Bhawan, R K Puram, New Delhi – 110066
Pocket A-6, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi – 110063