The importance of mining can be judged from the fact that stages in the progress of mankind's culture have been designated by the products of mining: Palaeolithic (Old Stone) Age, Neolithic (New Stone) Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Dependence of the human race on minerals will continue indefinitely and, in fact, technological progress will place increasing demand upon the mining industry to produce more and more minerals.
Today, the country is starving for energy which is vastly depends upon the fuel minerals such as Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, etc. These needs are fulfilled only by the scientific management of emerging graduate mining engineers at this department.
The Mining Engineering course is a blend of theory, application, and project design. The fundamentals of mathematics, earth, and engineering sciences are integrated into traditional mining engineering topics.
The undergraduate curriculum in Mining Engineering has been designed to help students achieve lifelong professional growth
Our Undergraduate Programme (B.E) is truly multidisciplinary, including elements of civil and mechanical engineering, geology, metallurgy, economics, electrical, environmental management and health and safety.
It’s also highly vocational, so in addition to lecture based study, the programme includes field trips, tours, vocational practical trainings and practical classes & camp in surveying.
Therefore, upon completion of the program, our graduates will be able to pursue employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors. The program also provides an excellent basis for advanced study.
The program of study emphasizes progressive technical development while providing a sound basis in laboratory operations and procedures. In addition, students develop professional skills ranging from written and oral communication to principles of leadership and professional ethics.
As a result, our students become experts in both traditional and innovative technologies.
Many rewarding positions are available in mining today. Wherever productive mineral deposits are found, engineers are in demand for their special skills.
The graduates of this Department are employed almost in every state of our country and throughout the world.
Students passing out from this Department placed with the companies engaged in the mining of limestone, iron-ore, coal, lignite, bauxite, copper, lead-zinc, gold, manganese, uranium, rare earth minerals, granite and other minerals.
Quite a few students, every year, opt for mine planning, computer applications, management, research and teaching jobs. The Centre for University - Industry Collaboration, Anna University Chennai keeps in constant touch with the industry guided by the Department and provides the right opportunities for the mining engineering students to participate and obtain suitable placements in their Campus Recruitment process.
A very high proportion of graduates of Mining Engineering enter employment directly related to their studies in the minerals industry, sales and marketing through campus recruitment and off campus placement.
Apart from the mining profession, some of our graduates opt to continue their higher education by undertaking the postgraduate (M.Tech.) courses in Mining and allied courses (or)
undertake research degrees (M.S / PhD) in India or oversees countries such as Australia, USA, Germany, Canada, South Africa, U.K.
Besides the above, the alumni of this department have been placed at Indian Administrative Services, Indian Foreign Services, Indian Police Services and Tamil Nadu State Administrative Services (TNPSC Group).
To provide an equal employment opportunities for women in mines, the Govt of India has granted the exemption from the provisions of section 46 of the Mines Act 1952 vide Gazette Notification dated 29.01.2019,
for employment in any mine above ground and in mine below ground. However, the University Syndicate has granted approval to admit the girl students in the Mining Engineering degree program from 2015 onwards.
Similarly, those who opt for Mining Engineering courses shall ensure themselves that they are physically fit before joining the program. As per the Coal / Metalliferrous Mines Regulations,
Pre-employment medical examination will be conducted mandatorily for all the newly recruited Graduate Mining Engineering Trainees (new appointees - GETs/Mining Engineers) either by a Company Medical Officer
(or) by a Medical Board appointed/referred by the Company before joining the firm. Here, it should be understood that the question of fitness involves the future as well as the present;
that the main objective of medical examination is to secure continuous effective service to prevent early retirement and payments in case of premature death or payments of accidents compensation attributable
to physical deficiencies and unusual medical expenditure on employees of poor physique. The decision of the Company’s Medical Officer will be considered as Final. Therefore, the students,
joining the Mining Engineering degree course, who wish to choose their career in the Core Mining Industry (Coal/Metal mines), shall ensure that they satisfy the MEDICAL EXAMINATION STANDARDS laid down as below:
- The selected GET/Mining Engineer must be in sound mental and physical health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duty.
He should not be grossly over-weight or under-weight.
- Hearing must be good and there should be no progressive disease affecting hearing.
- Speech must be without impediment, excluding stammering of moderate degree.
- Chest measurement: The girth of the chest in full expiration should be recorded to determine the range of expansion (between the minimum and maximum). In all doubtful cases, the functional capacity of the lungs may be tested.
In the examination of candidates, the following table of correlation of height and chest girth will be applied (Height must be taken without shoes)