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Department of Mining Engineering

The department of Mining Engineering is established in the year 1982-83. It offers Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering and M Tech in Excavation Engineering course . The B Tech course has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation earlier in 1996 , 2001 and 2008 and was granted Grade “A” for five years all the time. Recently the B. Tech. course has been accredited in the year 2016 for the period of 3 years and currently the process of reaccreditation is initiated. 

In its 38 years of existence 34 batches of students have passed out. The performance of present and past students is comparable with that of any established institute. The department alumni are very well placed in the Industry (Mining as well as across spectrum of different domains), Research and Development, Government sector, Academics and many of them are successful entrepreneurs. 

The B. Tech in Mining Engineering is a 4 year course run on semester pattern. A weightage of 40% of contact time is given for practical and 60% for theory. Assessment is based on sessional examinations, practical tests, final written examination, internal viva-voce examination, quality of field work, field reports, seminars and project work. The overall evaluation is 30% by internal assessment and 70% by external assessment. The course is regularly upgraded and now relative grading is in operation. Female candidates have been permitted to take up admission B.Tech (Mining) Course.

The M.Tech. Excavation Engineering program is a 2 year PG program offered by the  Mining Engineering Department from the year 2012-13 with an sanctioned intake of 18. Total 7 batches have passed out. This PG course  of M.Tech. (Excavation Engineering) course  is available to Civil, Construction and Mining Engineering graduates through GATE. The accreditation process for this program has been initiated by the department. 

Presently, department also offers Ph.D. level research. 10 Ph.D. are awarded till date and 12 Ph.D. scholars are currently registered for the program. Total 18 scholars have successfully completed and awarded M.Tech (by research) from the department. 

The department is housed in an independent building housing classrooms, laboratories, workshop, seminar and audio-visual rooms, office, stores and other facilities in about 1450 sq.meter area. The department has spacious and well equipped laboratories and faculty cabins established in this building as well as in the new academic block. The department has implemented a number of growth program funded by various agencies with a total funding of about 150 lakhs and has acquired good laboratory and computational facilities. A central library caters to the needs of the department.

The core faculty comprises of 3 Professors and 5 Assistant Professors. The core faculty is supported by 6 faculty members from other departments and adjunct faculties. The faculty is supported by 6 non-teaching staff.

The department enjoys an excellent rapport with the industry and offers variety of services and accrues about 15-18 lakhs per year as revenue.

The faculty is actively involved in student activities, curriculum development, departmental and institutional planning, development and administrative activities, service to industry and society, implementation of growth programs research and development and in creating an enriching work culture.

The department aspires to create an internationally competitive teaching and research environment through faculty development, creation of advanced research facilities, starting regular PG programs, acquiring collaborative projects and attracting scholars, increasing liaison with industry and maintaining a creative work culture.


To create an environment conducive for attaining professional competence in the field of Mining Engineering and to provide specialised training for developing need-based human resource, while fostering within students and staff committed to academic, social and professional development.

  1. To develop state of the art facilities related to mechanical engineering.
  2. To attract highly qualified faculty to the mechanical engineering department.
  3. To promote participation of industries in academic research and consultancy.
  4. To undertake research at regional and national level.


To  maintain  the standard of mining education and commitment  for  basic research and applied research in the diverse fields of mining, excavation engineering and other interdisciplinary areas and continuously striving  to be recognized internationally for education, research and service to the mining  and allied industry.

To produce quality human resource of high standard in mechanical engineering who can contribute favourably to the technological and socio-economic development of the nation.

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