The resounding success of TMMPE’2000 encouraged us to organize the international seminar again in the year 2004 and this time again in Kharagpur. There is an indication in the air that the recessive cycle for minerals’ demand is blown over. The gold and base metals prices are picking up globally. The outlook for the fuel minerals is affirmative. What is more significant at this time is that there is positive rethinking globally on the considerations of mining investment with the minerals again gaining ground as strategic materials. So it is the opportune time when we must call upon all professionals, academicians and administrators to deliberate upon their technical and managerial expertise in the field of sustainable exploitation of mineral resources. In perspective, this conference will help assembling building blocks on the strong foundations based on past experiences and will show us the way for the sustainable development of mineral deposit and the natural resources for the future.
Today, sustainable development and management of mineral sector is not only a buzz word but has become a new way of decision and policy making mechanism. It is now imperative to develop indicators which may be used to assess sustainable development qualitatively as well as quantitatively. In this regard, this conference will throw lights on various developments around the World and formulate the strategies for further research and development.
The three days conference will include plenary, parallel sessions, initiation addresses and a round table to discuss the following themes and the associated sub-topics:
1. Exploration: Survey Techniques, Deposit Evaluation, Risk and New
2. Project Planning: Financing, Due Diligence, Feasibility Reports, Accounting
and Scheduling .
3. Mining Technology: Requirement specifications, Acquisitions, Management,
Innovation and New Applications.
4. Asset Management: Internal Customers, Business to Business, GIS ,GPS and
Geomatics , Information Dissemination Culture and
Corporate Governance and Solutions.
5. Standardization: Quality Control, ISO-9000 &14000 series, Health and
Safety, Mining Methods, Ground and Structural Control,
6. Sustainability : Resource Efficiency, Environmental Impact Assessment,
Monitoring and Reduction, and Conservation, and Social Impacts.
7. Education and Training: Mining Courses, New Skill Development, Research and
The organizers of the conference from the faculty of Mining
Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology,
Conference Dates: February 5th, 6th and 7th, 2004
Last Date for the submission of Abstract:
Last Date for the submission of full manuscript:
Last Date for Early Registration:
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) is set in a
sylvan surrounding and only 120 kms away from the
hustle bustle of the city of
The climate in the month of February is generally pleasant. Light woolens will be necessary during the evening and morning hours. The temperature will be between 15°C and 25°C.
1. Indian and SAARC Countries: INR 6000.
3. Others: $ 300.
Complimentary airport transfers from and to Kolkata airport will be given to all non-Indian delegates.
Separate registration and hotel reservation forms will be sent to the participants once the intimation or abstract of paper is received by the organizers.
Upto 50% sharing from the conference fund
for the retail price for the Guided boat tour to Sundarban
Delta, the abode of famous Royal Bengal Tigers along the
Upto 25 % sharing from the conference fund for the retail price for the bothways first class train travel from Kolkata to the famous Hill stations at Darjeeling and Gangtok , the sites for the best view of Eastern Himalayas. The timing of the conference provides for the best opportunity to observe the snow peaks.
Both the tours are subject to the number of interested persons and admissible to those who book by an advance of Rs.2000 or $100 on or before Nov’31, 2003. Service charges are free.
Full Corporate Sponsorship (FCS): Rs.95, 000 or $2500.
FCS package will include all sessions display, one dinner hosting, free advertisement cubicle, separate clients networking and presentation, free desk leaflets and 10 free delegates with benefits.
Corporate Sponsorship (CS): Rs.75,000 or $2000.
CS package will include all sessions display, one snacks break hosting, free advertisement cubicle, separate clients networking and 8 free delegates with benefits
Sponsorship: Rs.50,000 or $1500.
Sponsorship will include all sessions display and 6 free delegates with benefits
Associate Sponsorship: Rs 25,000 or $1000.
Associate Sponsorship will include all sessions display and 3 free delegates with benefits
All payments for the conference will have to be made in demand draft / cheques (add Rs.100 or $5 for bank fee for outstation cheques) in favour of the account TAMSEM, KHARAGPUR at Syndicate Bank, IIT, Kharagpur
Department of Mining Engineering
IIT, Kharagpur – 721 302
Phone: (091) 3222-82281
FAX: (091) 3222-82282
Send all your correspondence to either of the following:
Head of the Department
IIT, Kharagpur – 721 302
Dr.Jayanta Bhattacharya, Convener
Dr. Debasis Deb, Co-Convener