Mining Engineering

Mining engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with identifying, extracting, producing, and processing valuable minerals from a naturally occurring environment. The role of a mining engineer starts from the discovery of mineral resources, processing of mineral commodities, designing and construction of mines, controlling mining operations, and transportation of minerals.

Mechanical Engineering


Course Eligibility Duration
Diploma Course Class 10 3 years
Undergraduate Class 10 + 2 (PCM) + Entrance Test 4 year
Post Graduate B.E./B.Tech. + Entrance Exam 2 years
Post Graduation Diploma B.E. / B.Tech. 1 year
Ph.D / Doctorate Course M.E./M.Tech. 3-6 years

Entrance Exam    

Under Graduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance test

  • J.E.E. or Joint Entrance Exam

State Level Common Entrance test

  • GUJCET(Gujarat)

  • MHCET(Maharashtra)

Graduate Entrance:

  • GATE(Graduate Aptitute Test in Engineering)


Depending on the type of institute/quota/degree, fees can range from INR ten thousand to INR ten lakhs per year, excluding lodging and boarding.

Skills Required   

  • Problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Organization and efficiency

  • Strong technical skills

  • Team working skills

  • Managerial and interpersonal skills

Career Options   

The following are the opportunities available for mining engineers in various fields:

  • Mining Engineering Technician:Closely associated with the mining team, these engineers work for different processes including preparation, development, operation segmentation, exploration, and maintenance of the mines.

  • Mine Planner:Mine planner plans and determines the best ways to dig out minerals from beneath the earth without hampering the surrounding areas.

  • Mineral Explorer:These professionals are responsible for determining the availability, quantity, and quality of minerals deposited. They also assess the area and then pass the statement to start the mining process.

  • General Manager Mines:They look after the overall managerial responsibilities at the time of mining and at during the planning process.

  • Technical Consultant:Commonly known as Mining Consultants, they are involved in the process of advanced data mining related works. They take decisions considering the database and analyzing information stored for the mining process and mining areas.

  • Research Engineer:A research engineer is responsible for conducting researches on the quality, quantity, and value of the minerals that can and have been extracted. They analyze the process and conduct experiments for the minerals and mining areas.

  • Drilling Engineer:These people are responsible for determining costs, planning the excavation process, and developing and supervising the drilling operations.

  • Mineral Processing Engineer:They perform the function of separating minerals in the form of concentrates from the extracted ore in the mining process. Their main work is to segregate metallic and non-metallic matter from the ore to generate profitable minerals.

Undergraduate course (B.Tech/Diploma)   

  • Diploma in Mining Engineering

  • B.E./B.Tech. (Mining Engineering)

Postgraduate Courses (M.Tech)   

  • M.E./M.Tech. (Mining Engineering)

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


  • Hindustan Zinc Ltd

  • National Mineral Development Corporation India

  • National Aluminium Company Ltd

  • Hindalco

  • McKinsey & Company

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.