The Department was established in the year 1995 and has been in the forefront of mining education, research and consultancy services in India. It is located in close proximity of many mineral and coal mines both opencast and underground. The Department has well qualified faculty and staff dedicated to applied research in the field of Mining Technology, Geomechanics, Mine Environment and Safety Engineering, Solid Fuels and Clean Coal Technology, Mining Geology and Mine Surveying.
The Department has also excellent computing facilities with the state-of-the-art softwares like SURPAC, WipFrag, JK Bench. The academic curricula is continuously revised to keep abreast of the industry needs as well as the vision and an all round development of students is aimed through practical training, field camps and study tours, seminars, project work, inter institute students technical meets and a host of extracurricular activities.
Area of Interest/ Research: Surface Mining, Haul Road Design, Rock mechanics, Mine Hazards, Bulk Utilization of Fly ash in Mining Sector, Geotechnical Engineering, National Mineral Policy
Area of Interest/ Research: Slurry Transportation, Mine Backfilling, Mineral Beneficiation
Area of Interest/ Research: Ore deposits
The Department offers a four-year B.Tech. programme in Mining Engineering in eight semesters. All programmes are accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).