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As a part of its special feature series on Specialized Engineering Branches, Careers360 brings here Expert Column on Mining Engineering. Dr. Arka Prava Mukherjee, who is an Assistant Professor at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, shares his valuable insights on the scope of Mining Engineering and Role of Mining Engineers.

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Column by Dr. Arka Prava Mukherjee


Mining Engineering is a tested and a good career choice in the sense that it is a branch that lays the foundation for everything else. Most students are not aware of the enormous potential and growth lying in this domain. Mining holds a colossal scope of growth, research and industrial value. Growth of a nation heavily depends on the growth of the Mining Sector. Moreover, Mining is the only sector which is as large and as prosperous as the Oil and Gas sector, with turnovers running into millions of dollars. This also means that the salary compensation is also very attractive.


The Mining sector is right now going through heavy technological development. Because of the heavy investment in this sector and a tremendous demand for Mining Engineers, this sector is supposed to have a tremendous boom in the next 10 years. Technical advancement in this domain is happening in public and private sectors, both.


Scope in India:

India is experiencing a spectacular growth in its economy and might keep on booming at least until 2030. In order to fuel that development, Indian demand for metals and minerals will continue to grow accordingly.


According to a 2010 report for India from the McKinsey Global Institute, 700 to 900 million square meters of commercial and residential space needs to be built.  


Mining accounts for a major chunk of India’s GDP. In short there’s lot of scope in India. If you're thinking about a career in mining, then you also need to decide which career path in mining is right for you. There are more than 120 occupations in the mining industry! The roles of a Mining Engineer will involve following:

  • Conduct investigations of mineral deposits and undertake evaluations in collaboration with geologists, other earth scientists and economists to determine whether the mineral deposits can be mined profitably.
  • Prepare plans for mines, including tunnels and shafts for underground operations, and pits & haulage roads for open-cut operations, using computer-aided design packages.
  • Prepare the layout of the mine development and the way the minerals are to be mined.
  • Consult with geologists and other engineers about the design, selection & provision of machines, facilities & systems for mining, and infrastructure including access roads, water and power supplies.
  • Oversee the construction of the mines and the installation of plant & equipment.
  • Planning and supervision of mining equipment.
  • Responsible for large construction projects.
  • Provide technical leadership for maintenance departments through the use of computerized planning, modeling, and predictive maintenance systems.
  • Provide technical leadership with the implementation of cutting edge processes and safety practices.

So if you want a good salaried job, which is filled with excitement, challenges and adventure, then Mining sector can be one of your prime choices.


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