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Department of Mining Engineering


Mining Engineering deals with the extraction of minerals safely by adopting scientific methods. While the conventional method was to extract coal or non-coal minerals from depth, technological changes have helped extract from opencast mines.  Today, over 95 percent of Indian coal is from opencast mines. The history of mining dates back to the Harappan civilization, and today digital technologies to mine from greater depths safely and efficiently. Safety is one of the primary objectives of teaching mining engineers who hold statutory positions to mine.

Mining engineering broadly covers various safety aspects of mining. It covers all technical and statutory aspects related to mine ventilation, mine planning and economics, mining machinery selection and operation, rock mechanics, design of opencast mines, mine surveying, computer applications, rock fragmentation, processing of blasted ore, sustainable mining methods, etc. The course is designed as per provision of Mines Act 1952 and various rules made under that.


Courses Offered
Course DurationEligibility
Diploma in Mining Engineering3 YrsPassed 10th (must be passed in maths)
Diploma in Mining and Mine Surveying3 Yrs Passed 10th (must be passed in maths)
B.Tech. in Mining Engineering4 Yrs12th Pass with PCM/PCMB
B.Tech. (LE) in Mining Engineering3 YrsDiploma in Mining / MMS
M.Tech. in Mining Engineering (Regular)2 YrsBE/B.Tech in Relevant Subject
M.Tech. in Mining Engineering (Part Time)3 YrsBE/B.Tech in Relevant Subject
Ph.D. in Mining Engineering3 YrsPost Graduation

Certificate Course

  1. Certificate Course on First Aid (as per DGMS Guidelines published in Gazette of India EXTRAORDINARY, PART II—Section 3—Sub-section (i). No. 430, AUGUST 4, 2021)

Career Prospects

After one year training in mines, degree and diploma students apply for Certificate of Competency issued by DGMS. There are numerous career options available for the students in private and government sector after completing B Tech and Diploma in Mining Engineering namely:

  1. Government Jobs
  2. State Government Jobs through PSC
  3. Reputed Public Sectors
  4. Private Mines
  5. As inspector in state Government
  6. Research
  7. Underground Mines (Metal and Coal)
  8. Open Cast Mines (Metal and Coal)


Placement Assistance

Our students are working in Central/State government services and in several private/ government sector companies, research institutions, etc. in India. Some of the renowned companies are listed below:

Coal India subsidiaries (NCL, ECL, BCCL, CCL, SECL, MCL, WCL), CIMFIR, NTPC, Nevyeli Lignite, Singereni Telangana, JSW, JSPL, JPL, JMS, Ultratech Cement, Birla Corporation (Coal and Limestone mines), Prism Cement, Vedanta, Tata Steel, Shree Cement, Adani, Sasan Coal, HINDALCO Industries Ltd, Mine Developers and Operators (of Coal Companies, Non-Coal companies) etc.



Many students of Mining Department have cleared GATE with a good score. All the students who have cleared GATE got job in government sector with good pay scale. So far, more than 50 students got job in PSUs after clearing GATE. 

In 2023, 15 students of B Tech, Mining Engineering, cleared GATE with good score.



AKS University is deeply involved in scientific research, particularly in the fields of rock blasting, mine safety, strata control, and slope stability. Their work ensures compliance with various regulatory bodies such as the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), the Ministry of Mines (IBM), the National Green Tribunal, and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). Additionally, the university undertakes initiatives aimed at enhancing productivity.



Almost every year, we arrange seminars in all parts of the country where eminent scientists and mining engineers are invited to present their papers. Several seminars on Mining have been organized since 2013 at Satna, Khajuraho, Ranchi, Asansol, Hospet, Bhubaneswar; New Delhi 2022: Mining Youth Conclave-New Delhi (Supported by Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India), AKS University Satna: Coal Expo, Mining Expo- 2023 and 2024 were held with active support on Ministry of Coal, PSUs and many more private sector Companies. Over 40 stalls displayed their products, mining practices, etc. The footfall in 2024 event was over 5000 people. 

AKS University Satna : Coal Expo

Around 40 stalls from all over India demonstrated their latest mining technologies, followed by International Seminar.



We have number of Labs where students are taught with real experiments

  • Mine Machinery
  • Ventilation Lab
  • Rock Mechanics Lab
  • Survey Lab
  • Geology Lab
  • Many working Models of Mining Activities



We provide practical training to every student during course work, covering

  • Open Cast Mines &
  • Underground Mines

Overseas Training

Students and Faculty members are deputed to Thailand, Vietnam, China, Bangladesh and Malaysia for on-site training. 

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