IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

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Research

In line with the institutional goal, high quality research in interdisciplinary areas is the major focus of the departments. A number of research projects have recently been completed are under implementation now. Some of the areas where faculty members are actively pursuing research projects are- Remote Sensing applications in earth and atmospheric sciences, Safety and Ergonomy in mining industry, Coal bed methane and carbon sequestration in coal beds, Shale gas, Mineral Economics, Mine Environment, beneficiation of low-grade iron ores etc.

 Faculty members mentor a number of research scholars in these projects. Additionally, students in the department also get opportunity to work in the research laboratories. Some important research projects taken up recently in the department:
 

Ongoing:

Ergonomic analysis of job heaviness and development of musculo-skeletal disorders for selective underground coal miners in India- Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India - Rs 37,00,000, PI: Netai chandra Dey

    Development of suitable slime waste management systems for sustainable Iron Mining in India- Sponsored by University Grants Commission- Rs 6,90,000, PI: Sudipta Mukhopadhyay

    Effect of supercritical carbon dioxide on pore structure, sorption properties, and pemeability of coals- Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under National Program on Carbon Sequestration - Rs 66,00,000, PI: Pratik Dutta

    Shale Gas Analysis- Sponsored by University of Leeds, UK- Rs 20,00,000, PI: Pratik Dutta

Coalbed Methane Reserves Estimation for Indian Coalfields- Sponsored by Ministry of Coal- Rs 20,69,00,000 (Jointly with National Geophysical Research Institute, Tata Consulting Engineers, and Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited), PI: Pratik Dutta  

 

Recently Completed:

 

  • An Ergonomic approach to estimate workload of selective underground coal miners of India- An Ergonomic approach to estimate workload of selective underground coal miners of India- Sponsored by University Grants Commission - Rs 9,40,000, PI: Netai Chandra Dey
     
  • Landslide hazard zonation of Kalimpong subdivision of West Bengal and creation of a portal to upload landslide hazard map and all other maps created using open GIS- sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India - Rs 9,60,000, PI: Prabir Kumar Paul
     
  • Development of a predictive model for  SPM concentration in surface  mines using soft computing approach- Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India - Rs 11,00,000, PI: Suranjan Sinha
     
  • A cost-effective and efficient MATCHEM model to support immediate roof having developed quick-setting cement based capsules to reduce roof fall accident in coal mines- Sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education - Rs 4,50,000, PI: Gopal Chandra Roy
     
  • A Techno- Economic study on processing of China Clay (Kaolin) of West Bengal. Sponsored AICTE , Rs 6,50,000. PI: Sudipta Mukhopadhyay

 

  • Gas sorption and diffusion properties of Indian coals- sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (Completed)- Rs 30,00,000, PI: Pratik Dutta
     
  • Impact of gas sorption and diffusion properties on deliverability of coalbed methane- Sponsored by B.P. International (Completed)- Rs 21,65,000, PI: Pratik Dutta