A two days National seminar on “Recent Practices and advancement in Mineral Industry” was organized in the Department of Mining Engineering,


A two days National seminar on “Recent Practices and advancement in Mineral Industry” was organized in the Department of Mining Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur on 21-22 Feb. 2020 as a part of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute.  The inaugural function of the Seminar  was presided over by the Chairman Board of Governor, VNIT, Shri Vishramji Jamdar. Shri Ajit Kumar Chowdhary, Director Technical (P&P), Western Coalfields Limited,Nagpur was the Chief Guest whereas, Shri P.K. Satpathy Director (Production), NMDC Ltd, Hyderabad and Shri Rakesh Tumane, Director (Finance), MOIL Ltd. Nagpur were the Guest of Honor.  Director of VNIT Prof. P.M. Padole graced the occasion as Patron.

Shri Ajit Kumar Chowdhary highlighted various issues of coal industry with regards to steps taken for improving coal production and various eco-friendly activities. The Guests of Honour painted the broad picture of iron  and manganese industry.

 Shri Vishramji Jamdar in his presidential address emphasized the need of more seminars and interactive program to take up the future challenges of the Mineral industry. Prof. P.M. Padole Director, VNIT informed the gathering about developmental activities of the institute and the various events scheduled during ongoing Diamond jubilee year.

More than 100 Researchers , academicians and practicing Mining Professionals from various organizations like IIT, NIT, CIMFER, WCL, SECL, MOIL, HZL, SMS, NCL, SCCL and MCL participated in this two days National Seminar. A proceeding volume with ISBN number, containing 63 technical papers was released during the inaugural function. During this two day event total 34 papers were presented in five different technical sessions.

During the function, Dr. Rajendra Yerpude, Professor and Advisor introduced the Chief Guest. and made the supplementary remarks on signing of MOU between MOIL Ltd. and VNIT.  Head of the Department Dr. I L Muthreja presented the Departmental report concerning academic and research activities.  The inaugural function was attended by Deans, HODs, faculty of VNIT and officials from coal and mineral Industry. Dr. A. K. Agarwal, Convener, presented the opening remarks and Dr. R. D. Lokhande, Organising Secretary, presented the formal vote of thanks.