Mining Engineering is a field that involves
many of the other engineering disciplines as applied to
extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring
environment.The need for mineral extraction and production
is an essential activity of any technically proficient society.
As minerals are produced from within a naturally occurring
environment, disturbance of the environment as a result
of mineral production is a given. Modern mining engineers
must therefore be concerned not only with the production
and processing of mineral commodities, but also with the
mitigation of damage or changes to an environment as a result
of that production and processing.
The two primary types of mine are underground mines and
open-pit mines. Minerals that exist mostly underground (eg.
coal, gold etc.) are generally recovered using the underground
mining process. Minerals like iron ore, limestone, manganese
ore, etc. are mostly recovered from the surface downwards
in opencast mining.
|Eligibility: BE /
B.Tech is 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry
and Mathematics.10+2 / I.Sc. Phy., Chem. & Math. Min.
50% Marks in each subject.One must also pass the qualifying
exam JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) conducted by the IIT's.
Duration: 4 Years