The Department of Mineral Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Keonjhar is setting its footprint in 2008 with 4 year B.Tech. programme to provide man power to the Mineral Industry with a strong fundamental knowledge in the field of Mineral Engineering and to meet the challenges of rapidly changing technological environment. Mineral Engineering deals with the gradation as well as up gradation of minerals. The course is specifically designed to cater to the needs of mineral benefication plants and to meet the requirements of the mineral industry particularly for quality control and processing of the minerals to bridge the gap between the progressively decreasing grades of mineral reserve and the increasingly stringent specifications for the user industry.
The department provides training to the students in some of the highly reputed organisations like Indian rare Earths Ltd. (Chhatrapur),National Metallurgical laboratory (Jamsedpur),Institute of Minerals and materials Technology (Bhubaneswar) etc.. In addition students also get opportunity to work on projects which enhances their skill to handle new challenges in operations of mineral benefication. The students of this department have been working in organization like Hindustan Copper Limited, NMDC, Global coal and mining Ltd,Talcher, Arya Iron and Steel Co. Pvt. Ltd., Barbil. The students and faculty members are also the active members of IIME and attending national level seminars regularly. Such opportunities allow the students to be updated with the latest technologies in the mineral and earth science industry and in having a firsthand experience in solving mineral industry related problems.
Following subjects are taught to the Mineral Engineering students
Area of Interest/ Research: Coal Preparation, Slime Beneficiation
Area of Interest/ Research: Beach placer mineral beneficiation (Zircon processing), Rig Noise attenuation in offshore seismic data.
Area of Interest/ Research: Coal washing, Froth flotation, Modeling and simulation.
The Department offers a four-year B.Tech. programme in Mineral Engineering in eight semesters. All programmes are accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).