Mining Engineering Career

Monday, 7. December 2009


Mining engineering deals with drilling and blasting, materials handling, rock mechanics, mine health and safety, mine ventilation, mine cost engineering, ore reserve analysis, operations analysis, mine planning and minerals processing.

Mining engineers are needed for mineral extraction and other fields where the earth’s crust is utilized. The construction industry, with its requirements of developing roads, railroads, tunnels, and underground chambers, and the hazardous waste disposal industry are examples of such applications. These are rapidly expanding needs with a shortage of qualified people; the mining engineer is in great demand to undertake these tasks.


Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses

Mining engineering courses are offered at various levels of study viz. Diploma, Undergraduate (BE and B.Tech), Postgraduate (MTech) and research in PhD.
There are many engineering colleges and universities in India offering courses in Mining Engineering such as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian School of Mining Dhanbad, Institute of Technology BHU, Banaras and National Institutes of Technology.

A candidate aspiring for BE/BTech in mining engineering should have completed 10 +2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Admission to any of the colleges is made on the basis of engineering entrance examination like IITJEE in case of IITs and several other entrance examinations at state level.

Top Colleges for Courses in Mining Engineering

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi-110016
  • Regional Engineering College, Rourkela-769008
  • Regional Engineering College, Durgapur-713209
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh-202002
  • Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi-221005
  • Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam-530003)
  • University College of Technology (Autonomous) Osmania University Hyderabad-500007
  • S V University College of Engineering,Tirupati-517502(AP)
  • Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi-110006
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Technology & Engineering ,Vadodara-390002
  • Indian School of Mining, Dhanbad.
  • Sardar Vallabhai Regional College of Engineering and Technology, Surat-395007
  • M V College of Engineering, Bangalore-560067
  • Government College of Engineering Thrissur,Thrissur-680009(Kerala)
  • College of Engineering & Technology, Navi Mumbai-410209
  • Punjab University Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology Chandigarh-160014
  • Jadavapur University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Calcutta-700032

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects

Mining engineers find employment opportunities both in government as well as private sector. Companies like the ONGC, Coal India, Geological Survey of India, HCL, IPCL, Neyvelli Lignite Corp., NALCO, TISCO, TELCO, Reliance and MNCs like British Gas and Schlumberger recruit graduates directly from the top campuses like ISM and IITs.
The National Institute of Rock Mechanics, Kolar Gold Fields (Karnataka) recruits mining graduates/postgraduates as Project Fellows.

Salaries

Starting salaries of mining engineers is among the highest in the engineering profession. The starting pay-package for a fresher from any average engineering college ranges between Rs.20, 000 to Rs.30, 000 pm. The salary increases with higher skills and experience. Fresh graduates from IITs and NITs get more salary as compared to other engineering colleges.

15 Responses to “Mining Engineering Career”



  1. PK Says:

    I want to know about further studies after doing Mining Eng. from IIT KGP.
    Research work in Mining is sponsored by what sort of companies,PSU’s etc.?



  2. PK Says:

    What is the average package offered to a Mining Eng. from IIT KGP?



  3. gireeshsubramaniam Says:

    what is the average pay for a mining engineer from anna university??



  4. India News Says:

    gday, i do not feel in all this way you make fine detail.



  5. g.r.srivastava Says:

    I AM HAVING 35 YEARS FIELD EXPEIRENCE WORKING IN IRON ORE LIMESTONE COAL& ALSO CO ORDINATION EXPERINECE WITH STATE AND CENTRAL GOVT ON LAND RELATED ENVIRONMENT ETC. I WANT A JOB IN TEACHING LINE TO SHARE MY EXPERINECE.



  6. Andile Says:

    Wat is the average pay for a minning engineer from university of johannesburg? And which companies offer bursaries?Where can i expect to work and for wich companies?



  7. khushali thacker Says:

    after doing b.E,,is there any future 4 girl in mining field?



  8. satya brata parida Says:

    sir iam diploma mining engg and working as jr engg in a private company.i want B.E.MINING.IS there any corresponding mining couse available.plase sir guide me thanking you



  9. bhavin Says:

    Hows scope available after B.E.mining in gujrat????



  10. kailash Says:

    i want to doing sort turm diploma in mining engineering so plz gide me .
    which provide this type of facilaty



  11. RANJEET MAHTO Says:

    ABOUT 40,000 AT STARTING AND SLOWLY SLOWLY IT WILL BECOME 1,20,000 ONWARDS



  12. RANJEET MAHTO Says:

    SYLLABUS OF MINING ENGINEERING



  13. ADIL Says:

    ZHCET, AMU, Aligarh does not provide degree in Mining Engg. Please take care and provide genuine information.



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  15. G KRISHNA KISHORE Says:

    please send the details of BE Mining Engineering after completion of diploma , we are required correspondece course of mining engineering

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