Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mineral Engineering) - Course Overview




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    B.Tech in Mineral Engineering Colleges, Course Details and Syllabus

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    B.Tech in Mineral Engineering is a 4- year long undergraduate course. The program is divided into 8 semesters with each semester lasting a period of 6 months. In each semester, students are trained by means of both theoretical subjects and practical lab sessions.

    The course is offered in India for an average annual tuition fee ranging between INR 3 to 8 lacs, variable with difference in colleges offering the course.

    Upon graduation, successful graduates are placed in sectors such as education, mining industry, processing industry, capital equipment, locomotive platform and mining equipment. Such graduates can also choose to work as Consulting Engineers, Rock Engineers, Mining Managers or Mine Designers.

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    B.Tech in Mineral Engineering: Course Highlights

    Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Course LevelGraduate
    Duration4 years
    Examination TypeSemester System
    Eligibility10+2 with science subjects
    Admission ProcessBased on counselling after clearing Entrance Tests (JEE Main, AIEEE, UPSEE, KCET, COMEDK) or Direct Admission for few.
    Course FeeINR 1.8 Lakh p.a.
    Average Starting salaryINR 3 to 8 Lakh
    Top recruiting companiesTATA, Ford, Hyundai, ONGC etc
    Job OpportunitiesConsulting Engineer, Rock Engineering, Mining Manager, Mine Designer.

    B.Tech in Mineral Engineering: What is it About?

    The course primarily focusses on interdisciplinary aspects of both sciences and engineering including mine-surveying, mining mechanization, role of robotics engineering in mining, along with emerging themes of learning related to mine environment, sustainable mining, mineral quality analytics, India-specific placer deposits, open cast coal/ iron/ aluminium/ potash/ fluorite/ and other industrial minerals.

    Mining starts with survey for finding mineral deposits, executed by geologists and surveyors. Mining engineers in collaboration with geologists discover minerals. After the identification of minerals and conduction of feasibility studies, mining engineers get involved in the mining process that includes blasting and explosives. It is the responsibility of mining engineers to maximize efficiency and safety. Mining engineers are responsible for deciding and selecting the site of explosion.

    B.Tech in Mineral Engineering is the branch of engineering which involves the study of techniques employed for extracting minerals from natural environment such as energy sources, non-metallic and metallic ores and solid fuels. Mining techniques include blasting, production, processing, drilling, marketing, extraction and development. Apart from these, another task of mining engineers is to check whether the project they are working on is environmentally safe and not detrimental to the natural environment. Mining engineers are skilled and competent in underground and opencast coal and ore mining.

    Since India is rich in natural resources, this field of specialization offers a wide range of job prospects in the country.

    Top Institutes Offering B.Tech in Mineral Engineering

    Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.

    Name of InstituteCity Average Annual Fees
    IITDhanbadINR 2. 8 Lakh
    UPESDehradunINR 2.8 Lakh p.a.
    BPUTOrissaINR 1.4 Lakh p.a.
    Anna UniversityChennaiINR 2 Lakh p.a.
    Dynamic Institutes of Aeronautical Engineering and TechnologyHyderabadINR 1.8 Lakh p.a.
    ICFAIJharkhandINR 4.3 Lakh
    RIMTPunjabINR 4.0 Lakh

    Eligibility for B.Tech in Mineral Engineering

    Candidates wishing to pursue the course are required to satisfy some minimum criteria of eligibility which are all listed here.

    • Citizenship: Indian nationals.
    • Qualification: 10+2, A Level, IB, XII grade or equivalent with Physics, Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects along with any of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Biology or any technical vocational subjects as optional with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

    B.Tech in Mineral Engineering: Admission Process

    Admission to the course is based on rank obtained in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET), GATA (Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission), UPESEAT, JEE Main etc. and subsequently, performance in the round of personal interview.

    Even though every institute follows a unique selection process, most of them accept the scores obtained in the relevant entrance tests. Colleges generally admit students based on performance in the entrance exams and in personal interviews.

    For candidates belonging to Foreign/NRI category, admissions are based on score obtained in the qualifying examination.

    Candidates may choose to apply under any of General and Foreign/NRI categories. Change of category from Foreign/NRI to General after admission is not entertained.

    B.Tech in Mineral Engineering: Career Prospects

    Successful graduates of the course are recruited in industries such as global mining enterprises, and in capacities like Consultants and Services Providers, Techno-Entrepreneurs, Techno- Economists at mineral mines and ore deposits. Their job positions involve responsibilities like developing freelance expertise in reliability engineering, feasibility studies in robotic applications, geo statistical evaluation of complex ore deposits, developing innovative approaches in mine-surveying, mine planning, mine ventilation designing, mineral deposit assessment, techno-managerial strategies for rover fabrication for mining at both on-land and off-land mineral deposits.

    Mining Engineering figures among the most lucrative career areas and promises considerable growth opportunities in India. Successful graduates of the course can find employment in a variety of departments related to the mining industry such as operations, sales, management and engineering. Mines & Minerals Development Corporation and Mining Department of the union and State governments are constantly in need of experienced mining engineers. The range of subjects covered in the mining curriculum open doors to additional opportunities in allied fields.

    Mining Engineers also have the option of working with geologists for exploring and assessing new ore deposits and conducting researches to create new and effective mining procedures and techniques. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. Private sector firms, just as well as State and central organizations, rely on the services of mining engineers.

    Top recruiting industries:

    • Automobile
    • Coal and Mining Industries
    • R&D Firms
    • Manufacturing
    • Petrochemical firms
    • Oil and Natural Gas Firms

    Some of the top private recruiting firms in the industry are listed below:

    • Adobe
    • CapeGemini
    • Google
    • IBM
    • Infosys
    • Maruti Suzuki
    • MU Sigma Polaris
    • Tata Steel
    • TCS

    Also listed are some of the leading government organizations that recruit successful graduates of the course.

    • GSI (Geological Survey of India)
    • Archaeological Department
    • Oil and Natural Gas Exploration Firms
    • Coal and Mineral Quarries
    • OIL (Oil India Limited)
    • ONGC
    • Refineries
    • Coal India Limited
    • Private Mineral Processing and Extracting Firms
    • SAIL
    • TATA Steel

    B.Tech in Mineral Engineering: Employment Opportunities and Salaries Offered

    Successful graduates of B. Tech in Mineral Engineering are placed in job positions such as the ones listed below. Also specified are the corresponding job descriptions and salaries offered for the roles.

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    Job ProfileJob DescriptionsAnnual Pay Scale
    LecturerTeaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Mineral Engineering, conduct and produce results of scholarly work, actively involving students at B. Tech and post graduate levels.Avg. 3.0 Lakh p.a.
    Senior Mining EngineerMining Engineers oversee construction processes and manage technical aspects of production once the pit is open for business. They are in charge of closing mines and filling in mine shafts and also designing, developing and maintaining mining equipment, such as ventilation and extraction systems.Avg. 3.1 Lakh p.a.
    Short Term Mine PlannerA Short Term Mine Planner is responsible for covering all planning stages from the monthly production plan to the individual drill and blast plan on a mining bench, and to ensure a safe working environment for all technical services staff and to comply with all HSE policies issued by the company or regulatory bodies.Avg. 4.0 Lakh p.a.
    Mining Safety EngineersWork involves conducting preliminary surveys of deposits or undeveloped mines and planning their development; examining deposits or mines to determine whether they can be worked at a profit; making geological and topographical surveys; evolving methods of mining best suited to character, type, and size of deposits; and supervising mining operations.Avg. 3.5 Lakh p.a.
    Coal Preparation Plant ManagerWorking closely with the Director, Power Production & Supply and managing the Power Generation Plant, and all aspects that go along with it i.e. staffing, goals, objectives, as well as keeping up to date with training and regulations, and maintaining a top-notch leadership team.Avg. 6 Lakh p.a.

    Some of the other profiles for B.Tech in Mechatronics engineering graduates are as follows:

    Job PositionsJob Descriptions
    Plant SupervisorA plant supervisor plays the role of monitoring and coordinating plant operations, as well as supervising the work activities of subordinates
    Mine SupervisorSupervises a staff that prepares, inspects, and works in mining projects such as underground or surface mining. Ensures the staffs perform project research, design calculations, and records accuracy of mining activities.
    Chief Mining EngineerThe Chief Mining Engineer is responsible for the development and implementation of practical mine plans which allow for orderly development and exploitation of economically minable ore reserves.

    Remunerations of professionals depend mainly on factors such as the hiring company, job profile, qualification, skills and work experience. Successful graduates of the course can expect an average monthly starting income ranging between INR 20, 000 to 25,000. Candidates with higher qualification, more reputed colleges or more experience can expect higher salaries.

    The number of jobs in mining and geological engineering is expected to expand by 6% by 2024, in line with the national average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS,

    B.Tech in Mineral Engineering: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester- wise breakup of the course spread over 4 years and 8 semesters is given in the table below.

    Semester ISemester IISemester IIISemester IV
    Physics IPhysics IIMathematics IIIMethods of Surface Mining
    Mathematics IMathematics IIMining Geology Exploration Geophysics
    Design Thinking English CommunicationIntroduction to GeologyMine Machinery
    Environment StudiesEngineering GraphicsMine DevelopmentMine Planning & Design
    Engineering MechanicsBasic Electrical & ElectronicsMine SurveyingMineral Economics & Exploration Risk
    Workshop TechnologyComputer ProgrammingOpen Elective I Mine Ventilation
    ChemistryElectrical & Electronics LabMine Surveying labOpen Elective II
    Engineering Workshop LabPhysics II LabMining Geology LabMine Planning Lab
    Physics Lab IComputer Programming Lab-Mine Machinery Lab
    Chemistry Lab--Ventilation Lab
    Semester VSemester VISemester VIISemester VIII
    Methods of Sub Surface MiningMine Environmental EngineeringMining Hazards and Rescuing OperationsMine Legislation & Safety
    Rock MechanicsUnderground Coal MiningUnderground Metal MiningProgram Elective IV
    Mineral Processing TechnologyGeostatisticsMine ManagementCommercial Polymetallic Mining & Simulation
    Open Elective IIIProgram Elective IIProgram Elective IIIMining of Deep- seated Deposits
    Program Elective IMineral Exploration and Strategic Decision AnalysisOccupational Health & SafetyMine Hosting
    Application of Remote Sensing in miningApplied Rock Mechanics & Numerical ModellingMaterial Handling SystemProgram Elective V
    Solid Fuel and Clean Coal TechnologySustainable Mining & Geopolitical NegotiationsEnvironment Impact AssessmentMine Plant Design
    Rock Slope TechnologyPlacer MiningSecondary MiningCollaborative Mining & Legal Due Diligence
    Extra Terrestrial MiningPetroleum ExplorationHydrogeological ManagementRadioactive Mineral Deposits & Validation
    Rock Mechanics LabSand MingMajor Project IMajor Project II
    Mineral Processing LabMinor Project IIIndustrial Training-
    Minor Project IIndustrial VisitComprehensive Viva II-
    -Rock Mechanics Lab--
    -Mine Ventilation & Engineering Lab--

    Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mineral Engineering) Fee Structure in India

    1.62 L (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES8.91 L (Maximum Fee)
    5.27 L (Average Fee)



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