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

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What is BTech Mining Engineering?

BTech Mining Engineering is a 4-year undergraduate course that is a branch of engineering that deals with the theory, science, application, and technology of processing and extracting resources from the natural environment.

 

BTech Mining Engineering is a discipline of engineering which is concerned with teaching the students how to cope up with the demands for minerals of all kinds in an efficient and sustainable manner. This engineering course fulfills the rising demand for mining engineers. Other than training students for extraction and processing of mineral commodities, BTech Mining Engineering Syllabus equips the students with a tendency to constantly look for innovative methods of mining that mitigate the resultant damage by the mining process.

To be eligible for this BTech course, a candidate needs to pass a higher secondary board exam with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from a recognized board with above 60% marks. The admission mode for BTech Mining Engineering is through entrance exams such as JEE Main, JEE Advanced, and various other entrance exams BTech Mining Engineering Exam conducted by the states such as MHT CET, PTU CET, UPSEE, WBJEE, etc.

IIT Kharagpur, IIT Varanasi, IIT Dhanbad, NIT Rourkela are some of the top colleges offering BTech Mining Engineering.

The various specializations in this BTech course are ventilation, a design of engineering structures, environmental aspects of mining, rock mechanics, industrial management, computer applications etc.

Get complete information about all the BTech Course.

For BTech Mining Engineering, the average tuition fee ranges from INR 2 to10 Lakhs depending on colleges offering this course. After graduating, the students have a variety of Career Options in different sectors such as education, mining industry, processing industry, capital equipment, locomotive platform, and mining equipment.

Course Level Undergraduate 
Duration 4 years 
Examination TypeSemester system 
Eligibility Class 12th or equivalent with a minimum of 50% of marks.
Admission ProcessNational or State Level Entrance Exam Deemed Universities Entrance Exams Direct Admission Process
Major Entrance ExamsJEE Main, MHT CET, KCET, AP EAMCET, TS EAMCET, KEAM, Goa CET, WBJEE, UPSEE
Average Course FeesINR 2 to 10 lakhs
Average Salary PackageINR 3 to 7 LPA
Top Recruiting CompaniesONGC, Coal India, Geological Survey of India, HCL, IPCL, Neyveli Lignite Corp., NALCO, TISCO, TELCO, Reliance
Job RolesEngineering Manager, Technician, Project Manager, Service Maintenance Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Production Manager
  1. To be eligible for this course, a candidate has to pass a higher secondary examination from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as subjects.
  2. The students who have appeared in the 12th examination and await the result are allowed to apply for the course by such institutions.
  3. Students should have a score of above 60% to apply for this course.

 

Female candidates are barred from taking up this course in almost all the BTech Mining Engineering colleges. However, recently Anna University has allowed admission in this BTech program but under some conditions under Mines Act 1952. According to this, the women would not be allowed to work on opencast mines between 6 am to 7 pm. The restrictions under Coal Mines Regulations, 1957 would also be imposed on women seeking admission in mining engineering.

The most common route to this course is through the entrance exam. Some colleges offer students a direct entry to the students on the basis of merit list.

 

Every institute follows a selection process of its own. However, most of them accept scores of entrance tests. Some of them proceed with the students who qualify the entrance exams and move them to the next filtering stage, which is a personal interview.

 

Some universities offer two pathways for admission such as examination and non-examination pathways. Under the examination pathway, the candidates need to appear for the entrance examination. For this, the candidate should have scored a minimum of 60% marks at higher and senior secondary level and 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in 12th class.

 

Whereas, under the non-examination pathway, the admissions are done through board merit. A minimum of 80% marks at higher and senior secondary level and 80% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in 12th class is required for admission through board merit. 

For admission through JEE mains, a candidate needs a minimum of 60% marks at higher and senior secondary level and 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 12th class.

 

BTech Mining Engineering Entrance Exams 

The entrance exam is the preferred mode to take admission to most of the institutions. Some of the top entrance exams are discussed below.

  1. JEE Mains: This exam is conducted in the months of December and January. For Paper 1, students can opt for either a pen paper-based exam or an online exam.
  2. JEE Advanced: It is the exam for IIT aspirants and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad which is available for online admission and application selection.

 

Tabulated below are some of the important dates of JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

Important DatesJEE MainsJEE Advanced
Availability of Application Form 7-Feb-203rd week of September
Last date to submit ApplicationMarch 6, 2020 (Till 11:50 PM)3rd week of September
Admit Card releasing dateAugust 17, 2020 (Released)4th week of. September
Examination DateSeptember 1 – 6, 202027-Sep-20
Result DeclarationSep-202nd week of October

Tabulated below are some of the entrance exams held by autonomous universities for BTech Mining Engineering admission.

Entrance ExamConducting BodyApplication DateExam Date
IMU CETIndian Maritime University1-Jul-20August 30, 2020 (Cancelled)
JETJain University18-Nov-1926-Apr-20
LPU NESTLovely Professional University1st August, 2020 onwardsUp to August 31, 2020 (Candidates can opt. for any preferred LPUNEST exam slot within 5-15 days from the date of filing the application form.
JCECEJCECE BoardJuly 08 2020Sep-20
CUEECenturion UniversityJune 30, 2020 (Extended)To be announced
AMITY JEEAmity UniversityAugust 31, 2020 (Extended)Canceled 
SPSATSri Padampat Singhania UniversityJun-20Flexible dates, candidate can take the test within 10 days after filling the form
Uni-GAUGE-EEducational Rating and Assessment (ERA) Foundation14-Jun-20August 19, 2020 (Announced)

BTech Mining Engineering course is not offered by all the engineering colleges throughout India, few colleges offering the course are listed below along with the average fees and placement structure.

NIRF RankingInstitutes Average FeesPlacement Package
5Indian Institute Of Technology, KharagpurINR 3.16 lakhsINR 15 LPA
11Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), VaranasiINR 8.67 lakhsINR 10 LPA
12Indian Institute of Technology, DhanbadINR 8.91 lakhsINR 15.5 LPA
13National Institute of Technology, SurathkalINR 4.84 lakhsINR 14.15 LPA
16National Institute of Technology, RourkelaINR 6.37 lakhsINR 6.5 LPA
21Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur)INR 5.36 lakhsINR 6.5 LPA
27Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), NagpurINR 5.47 lakhsINR 7 LPA
55Visvesvaraya Technological University [VTU], BelgaumINR 12,880INR 2.6 LPA
57Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University [JNTUH], HyderabadINR 50,000INR 4 LPA
67National Institute of Technology (NIT), RaipurINR 5.52 lakhsINR 4.18 LPA

This BTech Mining Engineering syllabus trains the students to enable them to improve and innovate mining techniques and technologies. The importance of these techniques is to responsible recovery and judicious use of mineral resources are taught to the students. It helps to instill a mentality that sees the students become proficient at the extraction and processing of mineral commodities and responsive to the needs from an environmental perspective.

The syllabus may vary with institute to institute but it generally covers the following topics:

Paper TopicObjective
Mining GeologyMineralogy, crystallography, economic geology, structural geology, prospecting and exploration, reserve estimationThis paper focuses on the significance of geology in mining operations.
Mine SurveyingDistance measurement, leveling, triangulation and trilateration, traversing, plane table surveying, curve ranging, theory of errorsThis paper aims at the concepts and principles revolving around mine surveying.
Underground Mine EnvironmentMine gases, heat and humidity, air flow in mine workings, airborne respirable dust, mine illumination, miner’s diseasesThe focus of this paper is on the concepts that are concerned with the environment at underground mining.
Mining MachineryTransmission of power, compressed air, wire ropes, haulage, statutory provisionsThe objective of this paper is to equip the students with knowledge about the machinery used for mining operations.
Mine DevelopmentSurface and underground mining teams, explosives, types of support, mine entries, sinking, primary and secondary development drives in underground minesThe aim of this paper is to acquaint the students with the concepts that are concerned with mine development.
Rock MechanicsStatus of rock mechanics, stress and strains, rock mass classification systems, determination of in-situ stresses, rheological models and time-dependent properties of rocks, theories of rock failure, post-failure behaviorThis paper focuses on the principles of rock mechanics.
Mineral ProcessingLiberation and comminution, sizing and classification, concentration methods, solid-liquid separation, plant practicesThis paper teaches the methods and techniques involved in mineral processing.

The BTech course is designed to encourage students to pursue cross traditional modules of mining engineering and seek employable opportunities.

With a specialized technical Mining Engineering degree, one can get job offers from core mining or allied organizations.

Pursuing mining engineering gives candidates an opportunity to work in the exploration and research field. The candidates placed in a private sector can earn around INR 3.5 to 6 LPA while in the public sector they can earn around INR 7.5 LPA. 

The table below shows the various job profiles offered to the BTech Mining Engineering graduates.

Job RoleJob Description Average Salary
Mining EngineerMine engineers provide technical support and directions for their operations and primarily work for mining companies. INR 6.18 LPA
Engineering ManagerRequired to supervise the mining operations in accordance with the mining plan. Assist team in carrying out mining plan.INR 11.18 LPA
TechnicianIn this profile, the requirement is to keep track of the performance of mining equipment and improve the efficiency of the same.INR 2.45 LPA
Project ManagerPlans, coordinates, and supervises all the mining operations. It is also required of a mine planner to estimate and schedule the mining project and report.INR 15.09 LPA
Service Maintenance EngineerNeeds to provide consultation on the matters related to the mining operations and procedures.INR 3.07 LPA
Industrial Production EngineerHelps in evaluating the performance of existing mining techniques and technologies and comes up with new ones.INR 12.5 LPA
Production ManagerIn the construction industry, a Production Manager is needed for the management of operations related to mining for mainly underground constructions.INR 7.87 LPA

After completion of this course, the students can study further to enhance their qualifications. They can go for M.Tech Mining Engineering from universities like Indian School of Mines University, IIT Kharagpur, and NIT Rourkela to elevate their knowledge level from working to advanced.

Besides, if the student holds an interest in research then they may pursue M.Phil. in Mining Engineering from the Indian School of Mines University.

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