Upcoming Mining Engineering branch…. Admission, Skills required, Job Profiles and Salary

November 1st, 2010| Education.

Upcoming Mining Engineering branch…. Admission, Skills required, Job Profiles and Salary

The Mining and Mineral industry in India is already progressing.  There is still scope for growth.  There is an estimation that the 85 million tons of minerals are there in India.  There is a heavy demand for Mining Engineers in mining and mineral fields.  Mining Engineers in India get jobs mostly in Government sector.

Admissions: 85 seats are available in Mining Engineering in Andhra Pradesh.  Admissions are through EAMCET.

Core Subjects:  Drilling, Blasting, Materials handling, Rock mechanics, Mine health and safety, Mine ventilation, Mine cost Engineering, Ore reserve analysis, Operation analysis, Mine planning and Mineral Processing are the topics taught along with general engineering course. Mining Engineers has to use the scientific theory and engineering fundamentals to take out the minerals.

Job profiles: Candidates who complete their BE/BTech in Mining Engineering get good opportunities in Government and private sectors.  The main responsibility of Mining Engineers is to see that no damage is done to the environment while taking out the minerals.  Mining Engineers can also work in Construction field.

Higher education: Candidates can go for MTech/MS  with  various specializations like Open cost mining, Mine planning and design, Rock excavation Engineering, Underground space technology and Geomatic Engineering.

Top companies: Mines, Minerals Development Corporation (MMDC), Mining department of Union and State Governments, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Gail, HPCL, Coal India, Arcelormittal, Vedanta Aluminum, Jindal Steel, Schlumberger and Baker Hughes  are the top most companies that offer job opportunities.

Salary:  The starting salary of Mining Engineers is Rs.15,000 – 20,000.  There will be huge increase in salaries with experience.

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