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If extraction of mineral wealth from the deep depths of mother Earth and processing them into useful metals and materials, fascinates you, then there couldn’t be a better field for you to work in. Join one of the mining courses for realizing your dreams of establishing yourself in this challenging sector.


Mineral resources – wealth for the nation

Very often a country’s wealth depends upon its mineral resources. In that respect India is very fortunate to be blessed with lots of mineral wealth. The mining industry is contributing handsomely to the country’s economy. Because of the infusion of technology, in the years to come, the industry is expected to grow with leaps and bounds. Since mining is a profession that requires skilled manpower, there’s no dearth of government or private jobs for those trained in this field.

Eligibility and course duration

Mining is a branch of engineering. There are various options to pursue both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in this field. The basic qualification needed is a pass in 10+2 in the Science stream. The undergraduate courses are of four years duration, whereas the postgraduate ones mostly last two years.





Mining Courses

Click on a course name below to find the list of colleges offering Mining courses in India.


1. B Tech Mining Engineering
2. B.E Mining Engineering
3. B.E Mining Engineering
4. B.Tech Mining Engineering
5. B.Tech Mining Machinery Engineering
6. Diploma Mining Engineering
7. M Tech Mining Engineering
8. M.E Geoinformatics
9. M.E Mining Engineering
10. M.Tech Mineral Processing
11. Post Graduate Diploma Mineral Exploration and Mining


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What you learn

The courses cover a host of topics from mineral exploration to closure of mines. Subjects are based on metallurgy, exploration, geology, geotechnics, production, impact assessment and processing of ore. Other topics include, science behind rock behaviour, rock strength, testing, surface and underground mining. Health, safety, impact of mining on environment and the economical aspects also form part of the syllabus.

Essential attributes

Working in the mining industry involves working underground at great depths. It requires a great deal of physical fitness to sustain the tough working atmosphere. One requires mental strength to work long hours in very inhospitable conditions. Working in mines is not for the weak hearted. Underground working spaces are mostly dimly lit, poor in air quality and cramped. There’s always the danger of the soil caving in or the mine getting flooded with water. Those ready to work in such challenging conditions, should only join the field. However, with time the miners do get habituated to the hostile work environment and it’s business as usual for them.

Jobs in mining

These courses train you for getting employment at various levels in the mining industry. Some of the job profiles are pit technician, mineral exploration field assistant, underground sampler. Opportunities also exist in geotechnical, foundation construction, waterwell, mineral exploration and environmental drilling. As a metallurgist one can find jobs in mines in metal recovery and concentration operations. Metal refineries, smelters and foundries too employ metallurgists. With suitable qualifications one can even do research and engage in technology development.