Mining engineering is a division of engineering which studies the techniques for extracting minerals from natural environment that involves the energy sources, non-metallic and metallic ores and solid fuels. The mining technique involves blasting, production, processing, drilling, marketing, extraction and development. Apart from these techniques the main task of mining engineers is to check that the project on which they are working is environmentally safe and not destroying the natural environment. Mining engineers must have the knowledge about the underground and opencast coal or ore mining. This field of work has a lot of job prospects as India is the land of natural resources.

List of Courses: -


  • Diploma in Mining Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Mining Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Open Cast Mining
  • Master of Technology in Mining Machinery Engineering
  • Master of Philosophy in Mining Engineering
  • Master of Philosophy in Open Cast Mining

Basic Eligibility



For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for the course is 4 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for the course is 2 years.


Some of its specialized fields are: -


  • Ventilation
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mine Planning
  • Materials Handling
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Minerals Processing
  • Ore Reserve Analysis
  • Industrial Management
  • Mine Cost Engineering
  • Mine Health and Safety
  • Environmental Aspects of Mining
  • Design of Engineering Structures

Job Prospects

Mining engineering is among the most lucrative career options and growth opportunities in India. Graduates after completion of their course in this field can seek employment in various departments of the mining industry such as operations, sales, management and engineering. Mines & Minerals Development Corporation and Mining Department of Union and State Government are constantly in need of experienced mining engineers. The width of subjects covered in the mining curriculum provides additional opportunities in allied fields.

Individual can also work as consulting engineer, rock engineering, mining manager and mine designer. Mining engineers can also choose to work with geologists in order to explore and assess new ore deposits or conduct research 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, as well as state and central organizations, rely on the services of mining engineers. In addition, one can get job in government sector concerned with mines.

Some job profiles: -


  • Lecturer
  • Senior Mining Engineer
  • Short Term Mine Planner
  • Mining safety engineers
  • Coal Preparation Plant Manager
  • Mine Safety and Health Specialist
  • Process Plant Maintenance Foreman
  • Extraction Maintenance Superintendent

Remuneration: -

The remuneration of a professional mainly depends on the factors such as the company, job profile, qualification, skills and work experience. Students holding a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering can expect income around Rs. 20, 000 to Rs. 25,000 every month in the beginning stage. A person with higher qualification degree or 2-3 years of experience can expect higher salary. Graduate trainees from reputed colleges get higher salary as compared to other engineering colleges.

Engineering Colleges for Mining Engineering

Abdul Kalam Institute of Technological Sciences

Khammam, Telangana, India

Abdul Kalam Institute of Technological Sciences (AKITS), Khammam was established in 2007 by under the aegis of Global Educational Society. It has been approved by AICTE and affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. The...

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Acharya Institute of Technology

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangalore was established in 2000 as a part of Acharya Institutes. AIT is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, is approved by All India Council for Technical...

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Aditya College of Technology and Science

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Aditya College of Technology and Science (ACTS) was established in 2007 which is is promoted by Aditya Shiksha Prasar Sansthan, Satna. Aditya College of Technology and Science is a well recognized brand in the Vindhya Region of Madhya...

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Adventure Academy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Adventure Academy, Chennai is a Chennai based company committed to children’s skill development programs. Their objective is to introduce well researched, need based, quality skill development programs for children in the age...

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AMET University, Kanathur

Kanathur, Tamil Nadu, India

AMET University (AMETU), Kanathur was established in 1993 as a private maritime institute through Smt.Pattammal Educational and Charitable Trust. It was formerly known as Academy of Maritime Education & Training. AMET is India's...

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Anna University, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University, Chennai was established in 1978 as a unitary type of University. The Anna University, which is of the affiliated type, is a member of the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities...

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AnuBose Institute of Technology

Khammam, Telangana, India

AnuBose Institute of Technology (ABIT), Khammam was established in 2008 under the National Educational Trust, Paloncha. The institute has been approved by AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to the premier and world renowned Jawaharlal...

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Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur

Howrah, West Bengal, India

Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU), Shibpur was established in 1856 as Civil Engineering College, was affiliated to the Calcutta University in 1857. From 1865 to 1879 the College functioned as Civil Engineering Department...

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Bhagwant University

Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Bhagwant University, Rajasthan was established in 2008 by Government of Rajasthan and approved by UGC, as per section 2f of UGC Act 1956 under the aegis of Bhagwant Group of Institutions. It is a JEE listed university & is a member...

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Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University

Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University (CSVTU), Bhilai was established in 2005 by an Act of Legislature passed by the Chhattisgarh State Govt. It has been recognized by UGC and approved by AICTE. The vision of the University...

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