This diploma course is mostly done in distance education mode but also available as regular course which includes both theoretical as well as practical lessons. It deals with the thorough education of mines and their related science.
It covers the details related to mining and its machinery, earth science, surveying, project management, etc. Topics like coal mining, surface mining and mine safety- sampling are also included in the course. Candidates also learn about environmental hazard management as an important part of this course.
The duration for this course is 3 years in most of the cases. This duration is divided into 6 months semesters basis. The syllabus is also divided into 6 semesters accordingly.
Candidates are eligible for this course after their 10th or 12th examinations. If it is after 10th, candidate should have 2 years experience in the related field. If it is 12th, then candidate must have studies Physics, chemistry and mathematics in 12th.
Many poly technical institutes offer this course and they follow normal admission procedure on merit basis or direct admission. Candidates need to approach the management of selected institute and submit the filled up application form. Seats will be allotted to selected deserving candidates.
Further study options
Interested candidate can pursue their graduation, post graduation or post graduate diploma in the same or similar specialization. Candidates can pursue B.Ed. if they find it interesting. Other short term course related to mining or computers can also be pursued to broaden the job aspects.
The typically includes English, Mathematics, Electronics and mining. Applied Science, Drawing, graphics, etc are assisting part of this course. Candidates also learn about surveying and get surveying practice in practical sessions. To be specialized in mining, topics like Introduction to Mining, Mining Geology (theory and practical), Basic Computer Skills, Metalliferous Mining, Mechanical Technology (Mining), etc are also included in the course.
Other important topics are Coal Mining, Blasting Techniques in Mines, Mineral Recovery, etc. The course also includes Industrial Training in Underground Mines where candidates learn about Rock Mechanics & Ground Control, Mine Legislation & General Safety, etc.
This field offers rewarding career with good growth options in India as well as abroad. Candidates after this course can try for jobs in different departments of mining industry like management, operations, engineering, etc. Demanding roles in the field are Short Term Mine Planner, Coal Preparation Plant Manager, Senior Mining Engineer, Mining safety engineers, etc.
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