National Institute of Technology Karnataka

Surathkal, Mangalore, India

The Department of

Mining Engineering

About the department

The Department of Mining Engineering was established in the year 1984 and about 570 undergraduates passed out from the portals of the department till 2012. Several girls obtained their B. Tech Mining Degree from this department. The department celebrated its Silver Jubilee during 2009-10.

The department has on its roll three Professors, two Associate Professor and four Assistant Professor. The faculty members have the right blend of industry, teaching, research, consultancy and administrative experience resulting in multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary activities within the institute and outside. The faculties of the department have received several awards and honours from Government and reputed Professional Bodies. Some of them are serving as Editors of National and International Journals and Reviewers of several Professional Journals in their area of expertise. All the faculty of the department visited reputed Universities and research centers in the USA, Australia, France, Thailand and South Korea for research interaction and paper presentations. The department is also engaged in teaching inter-disciplinary subjects and guiding B.Tech and M.Tech projects which are inter-disciplinary in nature.

The department received grants from The Hutti Gold Mines Company, Uranium Corporation of India and Neyveli Lignite Corporation for instituting Gold Medals to the best outgoing students of Mining Engineering which are being named as “HGML Gold Medal”, “UCIL Gold Medal” and “NLC Gold Medal” respectively. Doddanavar Brothers Pvt. Ltd. has instituted “Silver Medal” to the second best outgoing student of the department.

Vision

To produce Mining Engineers of high caliber, fully equipped with state-of-the-art Technology, to cope with the challenges of Sustainable Development in Mining and Mineral Industry.

Mission

1. To be recognized as a premier Mining Engineering Education Center by all stakeholders in the Mining and Mineral Industry.

2. To impart Quality Education for meeting the needs of Mining Engineering Profession & Society, and achieve excellence through creative Teaching- Learning and Research.

3. To inculcate the spirit of Sustainable Development and Conservation of natural resources through the advancement of technology in exploration and production of minerals with due regard to Health, Safety and Environment.

Contact Details

Dr. M. Aruna Associate Professor and Head Department of Mining Engineering NITK, Surathkal-575025 Phone: 0824-2474000 Ext: 3051 Email: mininghod@nitk.ac.in arunamangalpady@gmail.com

About the department

The Department of Mining Engineering was established in the year 1984 and about 570 undergraduates passed out from the portals of the department till 2012. Several girls obtained their B. Tech Mining Degree from this department. The department celebrated its Silver Jubilee during 2009-10.

The department has on its roll three Professors, two Associate Professor and four Assistant Professor. The faculty members have the right blend of industry, teaching, research, consultancy and administrative experience resulting in multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary activities within the institute and outside. The faculties of the department have received several awards and honours from Government and reputed Professional Bodies. Some of them are serving as Editors of National and International Journals and Reviewers of several Professional Journals in their area of expertise. All the faculty of the department visited reputed Universities and research centers in the USA, Australia, France, Thailand and South Korea for research interaction and paper presentations. The department is also engaged in teaching inter-disciplinary subjects and guiding B.Tech and M.Tech projects which are inter-disciplinary in nature.

The department received grants from The Hutti Gold Mines Company, Uranium Corporation of India and Neyveli Lignite Corporation for instituting Gold Medals to the best outgoing students of Mining Engineering which are being named as “HGML Gold Medal”, “UCIL Gold Medal” and “NLC Gold Medal” respectively. Doddanavar Brothers Pvt. Ltd. has instituted “Silver Medal” to the second best outgoing student of the department.

Vision

To produce Mining Engineers of high caliber, fully equipped with state-of-the-art Technology, to cope with the challenges of Sustainable Development in Mining and Mineral Industry.

Mission

1. To be recognized as a premier Mining Engineering Education Center by all stakeholders in the Mining and Mineral Industry.

2. To impart Quality Education for meeting the needs of Mining Engineering Profession & Society, and achieve excellence through creative Teaching- Learning and Research.

3. To inculcate the spirit of Sustainable Development and Conservation of natural resources through the advancement of technology in exploration and production of minerals with due regard to Health, Safety and Environment.

Contact Details

Dr. M. Aruna Associate Professor and Head Department of Mining Engineering NITK, Surathkal-575025 Phone: 0824-2474000 Ext: 3051 Email: mininghod@nitk.ac.in arunamangalpady@gmail.com

Programmes Offered

Facilities

The Department is having facilities for - rock drilling and testing, blast monitoring and analysis and mine environmental monitoring. The Department is equipped with sophisticated survey equipments and gas testing chamber. Further, software’s for mining applications such as Surpac for mine planning and design, Reliasoft for reliability assessment of machinery, J.K.Sim Blast for blast design, Slide for slope stability analysis are also available in the Department. The Department consists of a working model of vertical shaft in Mine Environmental Engineering Laboratory and an Underground Model Mine equipped with belt conveyor and rope haulage system.

Laboratory Facilities

Slope Stability Laboratory Rock Mechanics Laboratory Rock Blasting Laboratory Mine Environmental Engineering Laboratory Mine Health & Safety Laboratory Mine Pollution Laboratory Mineral Processing Laboratory Mine Planning & Design Laboratory Mining Machinery Laboratory Mine Surveying Laboratory

STTP, Conferences and Workshops

• Organized a “Certificate Course in Mine Surveying” from 20th October to 12th November, 2010.

• Organized an Awareness programme on “Zero Tolerance to Ragging” on 11.2.2011.

• Organized a “Certificate Course in Mine Surveying” from 4th June to 3rd July, 2011.

• Organized MHRD/AICTE sponsored Summer School on “Recent Developments in Environmental Management in Mining and other Core Industries (EMMCI-2011)” from 27th June to 1st July, 2011

• Organized a “Certificate Course in Mine Surveying” from 28th May to 23rd June,2012.

• Organized a “Certificate Course in Mine Surveying” from 1st- 27th October, 2012.

• Organized a “Certificate Course in Mine Surveying” from30th October- 22nd November 2013.

• National Seminar was held on "Explosive & Blasting Techniques for Mining, Quarrying & Infrastruture Industry" during 27-28 September, 2013.

Upcoming Events

• The International Conference on “Global Challenges and Policy Framework for Mining of Mineral and Fossil Energy Resources (GCPF: 2015-20)” will be organized by Department of Mining Engineering, NITK,Surathkal during 17-18 April, 2015.

Research and Development

  1. Assessment of Performance of Explosive/Blast Result Based on Explosive Energy Utilization Sanctioned By: Coal India Ltd. Investigator : Prof. V. R. Sastry Co-Investigator: Dr. K. Ram Chandar Budget: Rs.1.24 Crores Duration: 3 Years (2010-2013)

  2. Modelling on Airborne Dust in Opencast Coal Mines Sanctioned By: Ministry Of Coal, Govt. of India Investigator: Prof.V.R.Sastry Co-Investigator: Dr. K. Ram Chandar and Prof. Ch. S. N. Murthy Budget: Rs.77.04 Lakhs Duration: 3 Years (2011-2014)

Consultancy

  1. Mine Lease Boundary Survey Sanctioned By : Department of Mines and Geology, Govt. of Karnataka. Co-ordinators: Dr. Harsha Vardhan, Dr. M. Aruna and Dr.M Govinda Raj. Budget:Rs. 4.2 Crores Duration: 2 Years (2011-2012)

  2. Controlled Blasting Methodology Sanctioned By : Bangalore Metro Railway Corporation Ltd. Co-ordinator: Prof.V.R.Sastry Co-Coordinator: Dr.K. Ram Chandar Budget: Rs.48 Lakhs Duration: 4 Years (2011-2015)

  3. Verification of Depth of Virgin Ground Towards the Southern Side of Lease No. 2566 Sanctioned by: M/s Sri Laxminarasimha Mining Co Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore Coordinators: Dr. Harsha Vardhan and Dr. M. Aruna Budget: Rs.2.2 Lakhs Duration: 1 month (April 2012)

  4. Scientific Study of Slope Stability Sanctioned by: M/s. Raghuvir Sinai Gharse, Goa Coordinators: Dr. M. Aruna and Dr.Harsha Vardhan Budget:2.6 Lakhs Duration: 4 months (April - July, 2012)

  5. Rock Dredging Project at Mumbai Port Area Sanctioned by: M/s. Jaisu Shipping Co. Ltd., Mumbai Coordinator: Prof. V. R. Sastry Budget: Rs.2.2 Lakhs Duration: 3 months (April to June 2012)

  6. Assessment of Blast Vibrations on Surrounding Structures Sanctioned by: M/s. Tata Development Project, Bangalore Coordinator: Prof. V. R. Sastry Budget: Rs.1.7 Lakhs Duration: June 2012

  7. SME Explosive at JK-5 Block of O.C, Yellnad Sanctioned by: M/s. The Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd., Kothagudem, A.P Coordinator: Prof. V. R. Sastry. Budget: Rs.1.4 Lakhs Duration: June 2012

  8. Scientific Study of Slope Stability at Kalane Iron Ore Mine Sanctioned by: M/s. Samruddha Resources Ltd., Mumbai Coordinators: Dr. M. Aruna and Dr.Harsha Vardhan Budget: 2.6 Lakhs. Duration: 3 months (June – August 2012)