Department of Mining Engineering

If it is not “Grown”, it is “Mined”

Mining is the second earliest endeavors of the human civilization, granted that agriculture was the first. The two industries ranked together as the primary or basic industries of early civilization.

Mineral sector always plays a vital role for industrial development and economic growth of nations. The demand for minerals of all kinds is higher today than ever before, and it continues to increase as the nations of the world strive to improve their standards of living. Mining Engineering is a highly technical field. Today the challenges of mining are greater than before. Now high-tech techniques are being designed to make tomorrow's mines more productive, safer, and economically successful. Mining engineers are seeking ways to extract essential raw materials without causing undue disturbance to the environment.

Mining provides the mineral resources for society, including coal, metallic & non-metallic minerals, ores, gemstones as well as basic products such as; gravel, limestone, sandstone etc., that are essential for the construction of highways, bridges, power plants, and building foundations. Wherever productive minerals deposits are found in our country, the technical skills of Mining and mineral processing engineers are required.