Mineral exploration and mining are an integral part of our economy. The country is blessed with plenty of mineral wealth. The mining industry provides direct and indirect employment to a large chunk of our population. The economic progress of the country depends a lot upon the mining and minerals industry. At every level, there are wide possibilities of getting employment in this field. A course in mineral exploration and mining is thus of immense value. This postgraduate diploma program provides an excellent opportunity to update your knowledge and skills in the field and thus improve your employability in this sector.
Eligibility and course duration
Bachelors degree in any branch of Science, with Geological Science as one of the main subjects. Admissions are mainly through academic performance, written test and interview. Admission criteria may vary from institute to institute.
Duration of this postgraduate diploma program is 1 year.
More about this course
This postgraduate program enables you to obtain an advanced knowledge about the minerals and mining industry. The course program focuses on geology, surveying, mining methods and exploration techniques involved in mineral exploration and mining. It also concentrates on a range of activities linked to mineral and hydrocarbon exploration. The course helps in developing your analytical skills in providing solutions to complex problems related to the mining industry. You also gain in competency to develop new cutting edge technology in exploring and mining minerals. The topics you are most likely to cover in this course are geology of minerals and ores, metaliferrous ores, industrial minerals, exploration of hydrocarbons, exploration of minerals, mining methods and mineral economics.
The minerals and mining industry provides a good many job opportunities to professionals trained in this field. There are agencies in both the private and the government sector. Among the public sector companies are Hindustan Copper Ltd, NALCO, Bharat Gold Mines Ltd, ONGC, National Mineral Development Corporation, Coal India, Indian Bureau of Mines and many more. One can also get into Geological Survey of India or in the various departments of mining and geology spread across many states. The private sector too provides a good many opportunities for employment. R&D labs dedicated to mineral exploration, provide employment at various levels. There are opportunities to further your education in this field by going for an M.Tech or a doctoral program. One can also join the numerous institutes in this field as a faculty member.
Post Graduate Diploma Mineral Exploration and Mining Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
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