A career in mining engineering can enhance your life

Kaustov Kashyap
Mining engineering deals with designing safe and efficient mines for removing coal and metals. Mining engineering optimizes mines for removing resources in the most efficient manner possible. The studies under it, figure out the ways by which as much of the resource as possible is extracted.
Mining engineering provides specialization in a particular mineral or metal, such as iron or coal. Some Mining engineers collaborate with geologists to find and evaluate new ore deposits.
Others develop or improve mining equipment, or manage processing operations that separate and refine minerals. Mining safety engineers implement best practices, conduct mine and equipment inspections, monitor air quality, and ensure compliance with all safety regulations to keep workers safe.
Eligibility for Mining Engineering
The students who have appeared in 12th examination and await the result are allowed to apply for the B. Tech course. Candidates should pass B.E./B.Tech. (Civil/Mining/Agricultural Engineering/EEE/ECE/CSE) to go for the job hunt. One can pursue M.E. or M.Tech as well after qualifying GATE and completion of graduation.
Entrance exams for Mining Engineering are:
IIT Joint Entrance Examination : It is the examination conducted for IIT aspirants every year across various centres in India.
JEE Mains: This exam is conducted in the months of December and January. For Paper 1, students can opt for either pen paper-based exam or online exam.
JEE Advanced: It is the exam for IIT aspirants and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad which is available for online admission and application selection. This course trains the students to enable them for improving and innovating mining techniques and technologies. Entrance exam is the preferred mode to take admission for most of the institutions
All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE)
AICET: All India Common Entrance Test.
AMIE: Associate Membership of Institutions of Engineers.
DCE CEE: Delhi College of Engineering Combined Entrance Exam.
NERIST: North Eastern Region Institute of Science and Technology
BITSAT: Birla Institute of Science and Technology Entrance Exam
Courses in Mining Engineering
B. Tech
It is a 4-year undergraduate course in mining engineering. It is a branch of engineering that deals with the theory, science, application and technology of processing and extracting resources from the natural environment. For being eligible for this course, candidate has to pass senior secondary examination from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects. Most of the institutions have entrance exams as admission mode while some others offer students a direct entry to the students on the basis of merit list.
M. Tech
Mining Engineering or Master of Technology in Mining Engineering is a postgraduate Mining Engineering course. Mining engineering is the discipline that involves the practice, the theory, the science, the technology, and application of extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment. (To be contd)