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Central Soil and Materials Research Station New Delhi

The Central Soil and Materials Research Station, New Delhi an attached office of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation was established in 1954. CSMRS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization which deals with field and laboratory investigations, basic and applied research on problems in geo-mechanics, concrete technology, construction materials and associated environmental issues, having direct bearing on the development of irrigation and power in the country and functions as an adviser and consultant in the above fields to various projects and organizations in India and abroad.

Broadly, the sphere of activities encompasses the following disciplines:

  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering including Soil Dynamics, Geo-textiles and Rockfill Technology.
  • Rock Mechanics including instrumentation, Engineering Geophysics, Drilling Technology for sub-surface characterization and
  • Construction Materials and Concrete Technology including Chemistry of soils/concrete and Grout Technology.

CSMRS has executed successfully a number of United Nations Development Projects and as such upgraded its testing facilities at par with developing countries by acquiring state-of-the-art equipment and by training its engineer and scientists abroad under various United Nations Programmes.

Proud of its past performances and knowing its future responsibilities, CSMRS has a team of 150 dedicated engineers and scientists, many of them have been trained abroad in addition to a very strong supporting group of about 300 in numbers. CSMRS can take up any challenging investigation work in respect of dams, bridges, multi-storey buildings, nuclear and thermal power stations besides safety evaluation of existing hydraulic and other civil engineering projects.


World class centre of excellence in the areas of soil mechanics, rock mechanics, concrete technology and allied areas, research and development in the field of water resources. The vision is responsive to changing global needs, with special emphasis on quality, innovation, entrepreneur and leadership competencies, professional and human values so as to have effective contribution in socio-economic upliftment of the public.


Mission of CSMRS is to create world class testing facilities and to provide geotechnical and other services of international standards and support for the planning, design, construction, maintenance and safety of hydraulic and other civil engineering structures so as to meet the requirements of clients and stake holders.