Mining

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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Ground rules

Ground rules

Two new MTech courses introduced by IIT Kharagpur will have wide acceptability in the industry India Today Jagran Josh AglaSem Swarajya Starting next semester, that is July 2019, the Mining Engineering Department of IIT Kharagpur will throw open two new MTech programs – one in GeoMechanics for Mineral and Energy Resources, and the other in Safety, Health and Environment. The Department so long allowed an MTech in Mining Engineering, which will be replaced with the two new ones. However, it also allows a Dual Degree in Mining Engineering and in Safety Engineering that will continue. “The MTech course in GeoMechanics…
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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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