Mining engineering is a division of engineering which studies the techniques for extracting minerals from the natural environment that involves the energy sources, non-metallic and metallic ores and solid fuels. The mining technique involves blasting, production, processing, drilling, marketing, extraction and development.
The role of mining engineer starts from the discovery of mineral resource, processing of mineral commodities, designing and construction of mines, controlling mining operations and transportation of minerals. Mining engineers are not only concerned about extracting minerals from the environment but also has the responsibility to keep surroundings safe from the wastes and pollution occurred during the process of mineral extraction.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
UG (4 years)
To take admission into an undergraduate course in Engineering, a candidate should have passed 10+2 in science stream.
PG (2 Years)
To take admission into a postgraduate course in Engineering, a candidate must have completed his/her Bachelor of Science/ B.Tech from any recognized university.
Diploma (3 Years)
Mining engineering is among the most lucrative career options and growth opportunities in India. Graduates after completing their course in this field can be employed in various departments of the mining industry such as operations, sales, management and engineering in Mines & Minerals Development Corporation and Mining Department of Union and State Government. The width of subjects covered in the mining curriculum provides additional opportunities in allied fields.
Major recruiters are- Geological Survey of India, The Indian Bureau of Mines, Essel Mining & Industries Ltd., Coal India Ltd., Adani Mining Pvt. Ltd., Bharat Forge Limited, DRDO, Damodar Valley Corporation, IPCL
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