The field of mining engineering has a lot of scope in the country as well as abroad. India being blessed with natural resources, both over and under the surface of earth, the field of mining engineering provides for lucrative opportunities. Somewhat of a challenging career, because of its tough job profile, not too many bright people venture into this physically exhaustive field. But the rewards in this field are too good and specializing in the field of mine planning and designing provides for an altogether different kind of work experience. You will be more into planning and designing mines, devising strategies and techniques to extract minerals from deep inside the earth.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduation in the field of mining engineering. Selections are based on GATE score or through entrance exam conducted by the concerned institute. Reputed institutes in the field of mining like ISM, Dhanbad may even insist on personal interviews.
Duration of the program is 2 years and covered in 4 semesters.
More about the course
Mine planning and design is a specialized field under mining engineering. It equips you with the necessary skills in planning and designing mines of different kinds such as underground mines and open pit mines of various sizes for a variety of minerals and raw materials such as coal, lignite, iron ore, aluminium ore, etc. Along with that you are made aware of the latest in exploration technology that is revolutionizing the mining field. Some of the topics in this M.Tech program are like, Geomechanics, Mineral Exploration and Geostatics, Computer Aided Mine Planning and Designing, Planning and Designing of Surface Mines, Designing Underground Structures, Underground Mine Ventilation, Designing Extraction Methods, Environmental Factors and so on.
Jobs and opportunities
An M.Tech degree specializing in mine planning and design lets you seek jobs in the mining sector in mines and mineral sites. There are various government as well as private sector jobs in mining engineering. The hostile work climate and the fact that most mines are located far off from localities, ensures that the rewards in this sector are quite good. There are also excellent opportunities in countries as far as Australia, United States, Canada and the Middle East in the mining sector. There are also various options to undertake an M.Phil or a PhD program in the field of mining after this course.
M.Tech Mine Planning & Design Admissions for 2021 - 2022 Academic Year
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