Mining Engineering

Turning Steel Slug Dump to Greenery Hub, IIT Kharagpur’s Transformative Work at Odisha

Turning Steel Slug Dump to Greenery Hub, IIT Kharagpur’s Transformative Work at Odisha

IIT Kharagpur Researchers Transform Steel Plant Slag Dumps in Odisha into Greenbelt Using Traditional Indian Organic Components and Japanese Afforestation Techniques A drive through Angul, near the Dhenkanal region of Odisha will give you vast stretches of green canopy and vegetation on what was once industrial dumpsites. The transformation to a green belt is not a natural reclamation but the Midas touch of the Post Mining Mine Site Restoration group of the Department of Mining Engineering of IIT Kharagpur through a project supported by Tata Steel BSL. The researchers afforested over 32000 square feet in the region following a rapid…
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Digging Deeper: Parama’s Story

Digging Deeper: Parama’s Story

Parama Mukhopadhyay tries to answer why women lagging behind in the mining sector in India “What is your department?” “Mining Engineering” “Mining? Are girls even allowed in Mining Engineering? Will you get any job in mining after you finish your study? Why mining? Is it suitable for girls?” These questions – that come with raised eyebrows - are common for us while discussing our subject area with others. Us – the WOMEN in Mining in India! The above-mentioned questions are well-justified if we consider the number of women and job opportunities for them in the mining sector, not only in…
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Digging Deep

Digging Deep

Changes like that occurring at the Mining Engineering Department of IIT Kharagpur could lead to momentous changes for women in mining in India Could the historically male-dominated mining industry be inching towards greater gender parity? The answer from IIT Kharagpur’s Department of Mining Engineering is yes. The department has seen a sharp rise in the number of female students in the undergraduate studies  – from a trickle of one or two in a year to 18 in the year 2019. All the centrally funded technical institutes in India are mandated to increase the number of women graduating from these institutes.…
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IEI Young Engineering Award for Kgpian

IEI Young Engineering Award for Kgpian

Alumnus Sneha Gautam has been conferred the IEI Young Engineering Award 2019 – 20 by the Institution of Engineers (India), in recognition of his contribution to the field of Environmental Engineering. Dr. Gautam completed his PhD in 2015 from IIT Kharagpur's Dept. of Mining Engineering in the area of Environmental Engineering. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Dr. Gautam is engaged in fundamental and application-oriented cross-disciplinary research. He focuses on the interfaces of clean air engineering/science, human health and smart/sustainable living in cities/megacities.…
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Great Step for Tomorrow’s Mining Engineers

Great Step for Tomorrow’s Mining Engineers

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…
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