Mining Engineering as an engineering discipline involves the practice, the theory, the science, the technology, and application of extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment.
Mining Engineers provide fundamental inputs to the development of society in the form of raw materials required for energy production, steel making, manufacturing of cement and other vital ingredients like copper, aluminium etc. The job a Mining Engineer is very diverse and challenging in nature.
Mining Engineering graduates from IIEST, Shibpur are trained to be amongst the best in the world and are in great demand in the industry.
To be recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leading institutes in research and providers of quality engineers in field of Mining Engineering
To impart quality education and training to undergraduate, post graduate and dual degree B.Tech-M.Tech students in Mining Engineering so as to prepare them for the industry and higher studies. The department actively encourages excellence in teaching, multidisciplinary research, collaborative activities and positive contributions to the society.
The Department of Mining Engineering at IIEST, Shibpur was the pioneer in imparting Mining Engineering education in the country. Today, it stands as one of the most diverse and vibrant departments encompassing all disciplines within Mining Engineering and associates areas. Our students are trained in sound fundamental theories in engineering backed by state-of-the-art laboratory and computational facilities. The department has regular intense interactions with the industries, which help the students to get abreast with the latest developments.
We have one of the most diverse blends of faculty members available anywhere in the country. In addition to their excellent skills in teaching, they have excelled in diverse multi-disciplinary research areas. These include Geomechanics, Coal bed methane and shale gas extraction, Carbon sequestration, Safety & Ergonomics, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System, Mineral Beneficiation, slime Waste Management. The Faculty members have secured research grants worth a few crores over the last few years from agencies like Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Coal, Department of Space, Ministry of Environment and Forests, University Grants Commission, and British Petroleum etc.
In addition, a number of industrial consultancy projects have also been taken up. The Department is also actively involved in arranging seminars and short-term courses for dissemination of knowledge in various fields.
Lastly, the students are our strength. The high quality of our students is amply manifested by their excellent performance in the Industries. They are in high demand for employment in various top mining companies in India. They also maintain a very dynamic environment in the department and regularly undertake many challenging activities. They have earned numerous laurels while participating in different technical festivals across the country.