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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

  • Engineering Geology
  • Analytical technology in Mineral Engineering
  • Particulate Technology
  • Mineral Processing, Coal Preparation
  • Comminution and classification, Physical Separation, Dewatering and Drying
  • Material Handling
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Surface Phenomenon and Froth Flotation
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Flow sheet Design and Plant Layout
  • Modelling and Simulation in Mineral Processing
  • Beneficiation Process Control and Instrumentation
  • Iron and Steel Making
  • Agglomeration Techniques (like Sintering and Pelletization)
  • Nano Science and Bio technology, Bio-mineral Processing

Faculty Members

  • Er. Sushanta Kumar Pradhan
    Qualification: M.Tech Designation: HOD, Mineral Eng. Department Mob: +91 8763 1120 83 E-mail: sushantapradhan_fml@gcekjr.ac.in

    Area of Interest/ Research: Coal Preparation, Slime Beneficiation

  • Mrs. Bhaktishree Nayak
    Qualification: Msc., M.Tech Designation: Lecture, Mineral Eng. Department Mob: +91 9439 7018 45 E-mail: b_nayak@gcekjr.ac.in

    Area of Interest/ Research: Beach placer mineral beneficiation (Zircon processing), Rig Noise attenuation in offshore seismic data.

  • Miss. Smita Rani Jena
    Qualification: M.Tech (Mineral Engineering) Designation: Lecturer, Mineral Eng. Department Mob: +91 9931 3416 43 / +91 9437 4294 68 E-mail: ranismita0@gmail.com

    Area of Interest/ Research: Coal washing, Froth flotation, Modeling and simulation.

  • Miss. Spruha Patra
    Qualification: B.Tech (Mineral Engineering) Designation: Lecturer, Mineral Eng. Department Mob: +91 9438 7248 21 / +91 8249 4213 48 E-mail: spruhapatra@gmail.com

    Area of Interest/ Research: Mineral Processing, Coal Preparation, Comminution and classification.

Programme Offered

  • B.Tech (Mineral Engineering)
  • Total no of Seats: 60

Under Graduate Programme

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).

  • Name Er. Sushanta Kumar Pradhan
  • Designation HOD, Mineral Eng. Department
  • Qualification M.Tech (Mineral Engg.)
  • Email sushantapradhan_fml@gcekjr.ac.in
  • Phone +91 8763 1120 83
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