Great Step for Tomorrow’s Mining Engineers

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Are minerals the new gold standard? What are the environmental aspects and safety concerns in mining? What are bot functionalities in mining? And many more – IIT KGP’s GREAT STEP, the premier technical fest organized by the Department of Mining Engineering is here to answer many of these questions. With the theme “Ore is Gold” the fest is scheduled on 2nd to 4th of November 2018.

The event will address critical areas in mining through case studies, design problems, guest lectures, workshops and various competitions. These would include the Petro Case Study, Mineo Case Study, Enviro Case Study, Geobotics, National Mining Innovation Challenge, Industrial Design Problem, Mineac, Safety Data Analytics and Safety Hunt, Image Processing and Skills Facilitation Workshop and Geotechnical Instrumentation Workshop. Industry experts from TATA Steel, BCCL, Coal India will share the industry perspective.

About 300 students from 15 different colleges will be participating in the event.

Speaking about the fest, Professor Aditya Kumar Patra, President Technology Mining Engineering Society, said, “With a perfect mosaic of online and offline student events and addresses of eminent personalities from industries during the meet, it is the unique annual technical festival of the country that gives the students the exposure to peers and understands that the future challenge lies ahead after their academics.”

Professor Srikant Annavarapu, Former President Technology Mining Engineering Society, said, “The organizers are working hard to create yet another unique festival with a slew of new online and offline events. In addition to the standard program, we plan to have an Image Consultant to give tips for making a better presence at on campus and off campus interviews.”

The corporate partners for the event include Golcha Associated, MCL, Balasore Alloys Ltd., Sandvik, Tata Hitachi Construction, DMT Consulting, Geotech, Campus France.

By Shreyoshi Ghosh

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