Department of Mining
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282002 Principles of Surveying 3-0-0 3
282004 Development of Mineral Deposits 3-1-0 4
282902 Principles of Surveying Lab 0-0-3 2
283001 Ventilation and Climate Control 3-1-0 4
283002 Underground Environmental Hazards 3-0-0 3
283003 Underground Coal Mining 3-0-0 3
283004 Mining Machinery 3-1-0 4
283005 Mine Surveying 3-0-0 3
283006 Geomechanics Applications 3-1-0 4
283007 Underground Metal Mining 3-0-0 3
283008 Optimisation Techniques in Min. Ind. 3-1-0 4
283009 Geomechanics 3-0-0 3
283010 Surface Mining 3-1-0 4
283601 Rockmechanics 3-0-0 3
283602 Rock Excavation 3-0-0 3
283603 Elements of Photogrammetry and Rem Sen 3-0-0 3
283604 Tunneling 3-0-0 3
283801 Industrial Training (end of II Yr.) ----- 2
283802 Field Trips - III Yr Winter Vacation ----- 1
283901 Ventilation and Climate Control Lab 0-0-3 2
283902 Underground Env Hazards Lab 0-0-3 2
283903 Geomechanics Lab 0-0-3 2
283904 Mining Machinery Lab 0-0-3 2
283905 Mine Surveying Lab 0-0-3 2
283906 Comprehensive Viva ----- 2
284001 Materials Handling Systems 3-0-0 3
284002 Economics of Mining Enterprises 3-0-0 3
284003 Computer Applications in Min. Ind. 3-0-0 3
284004 Environmental Pollution Control 3-0-0 3
284005 Legislation And Mine Safety 3-0-0 3
284006 Principles of Mine Planning 3-0-0 3
284007 Advanced Underground Coal Mining 3-0-0 3
284008 Geostatistics 3-0-0 3
284009 Advanced Underground Metal Mining 3-0-0 3
284010 Mine Systems Analysis & Design 3-0-0 3
284011 Advanced Surface Mining 3-0-0 3
284012 Reliability & Safety Engineering 3-0-0 3
284014 Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing 3-0-0 3
284701 Project 0-0-6 4
284702 Project 0-0-6 4
284801 Industrial Training (end of III Yr.) ----- 2
284802 Field Trip and Survey Camp ----- 2
284902 Environmental Pollution Control Lab 0-0-3 2
284903 Computer Applications Lab 0-0-3 2
284905 Seminar 0-0-3 2
284906 Comprehensive Viva ----- 2
282002 Principles of Surveying (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Chain, compass, and plane table surveying. Levelling instruments,
ordinary and precise levelling. Theodolites, traversing,
trilateration, and triangulation. Tacheometry. Contouring.
Electronic distance measuring instruments, gyrotheodolites, and
other developments in instrumentation and techniques. Errors and
282004 Development of Mineral Deposits (3-1-0) 4 Credits
Introduction to mining technology. Rock drilling, exploratory
diamond drilling, and production drilling. Classification and
properties of explosives, detonators, detonating cords, and nonel
detonators. Blasting practices in underground and surface mines.
Mine entries, issues of location, size and shape. Conventional
and special methods of shaft sinking, shaft lining, deepening and
widening of shafts.
282902 Principles of Surveying Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits
Practical work based on topics in 282002.
283001 Ventilation and Climate Control (3-1-0) 4 Credits
Thermal environment and psychrometry. Heat stress estimation.
Mine head load sources and analysis. Geothermal heat transfer.
Design of air cooling systems. Assessment, control and
physiological effects of mine dust. Mechanics of air flow
distribution and control. Natural ventilation. Theory of fans,
fan types, characteristics, and selection. Fan laws, fan drives,
and installation. Ventilation surveys, instruments, and
ventilation planning. Auxiliary ventilation. Tunnel ventilation.
283010 Underground Environmental Hazards (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Mine gases - properties, physiological effects, occurrence,
detection, and monitoring. Degassification of coal seams.
Sampling and analysis of mine atmosphere. Mine fires. Explosions
from firedamp and coal dust. Rescue and recovery. Inundation of
mines and dewatering. Mine illumination. Noise control.
Occupational health of miners.
283003 Underground Coal Mining (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Inseam and horizon mining systems. Pillar mining methods,
applications, layout, development, and extraction by conventional
and continuous mining methods. Pillar mining for contiguous
seams.Longwall mining applications, layout, development, and
extraction by partially and fully mechanised methods. Selection
of methods of mining. Hydraulic stowing. Special methods of
mining thick and steep seams.
283004 Mining Machinery (3-1-0) 4 Credits
Principles and basic design features of mechanical, hydraulic,
and pneumatic power transmission. Cutting and winning machines
for coal. Electric, pneumatic and hydraulic drills, drill steels
and bits. Drilling rigs and jumbos. Mine pumps and water pumping
system. Wire ropes. Safety devices. Cages, skips, and shaft
fittings. Mine cars and man riding systems.
283005 Mine Surveying (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Correlation of underground and surface survey. Measurement of
depth of shafts. Setting out curves, stope surveying, openpit
surveying, and subsidence surveying. Mine plans, projections, and
models. Special mine surveys. Elements of Photogrammetry and
283006 Geomechanics Applications (3-1-0) 4 Credits
Theories of rock fragmentaion - rock cutting and blasting.
Mechanics of rock burst. Subsidence. Stability of slopes.
Instrumentation and measurement of insitu stresses and rock
strength. Photoelasticity and scale model studies. Basics of
numerical methods in geomechanics with applications.
283007 Underground Metal Mining (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Classification and choice of stoping methods. Vertical, inclined
and lateral development for different stoping methods. Methods of
stoping - open, overhand, underhand and breast stoping. Sublevel
stoping. Shrinkage stoping. Cut and fill methods. Ore breaking.
Handling of broken ore, waste and material in stopes. Stope
mechanisation. Ore drawing system.
283008 Optimisation Techniques in Mineral Industry
(3-1-0) 4 Credits
Linear programming - concepts, graphical solutions, simplex
method, primal-dual models, sensitivity analysis, transportation
and assignment problems. Network analysis - problems of shortest
path, minimal spanning tree, maximal flow, CPM and PERT. Dynamic
programming and stagecoach problem. Discrete and continuous
probability distributions, stochastic process and Markov chains.
Basic queueing models with constant arrival and service rates.
283009 Geomechanics (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Physico-mechanical properties of rocks. Elastic and time
dependent behaviour. Rock mass classification. Theories of rock
failure. Stress analysis. Insitu stresses and stress distribution
around mine openings. Ground failure and pressure on supports.
Stability of wide openings. Mechanics of bumps. Design of
supports in mine workings.
283002 Surface Mining (3-1-0) 4 Credits
Surface mine layouts. Methods of opening of deposits. Design of
benches. Methods and equipment for drilling, blasting,
excavation, loading, and transportation. Continuous mining
systems. Stability of slopes. Placer mining , ground sluicing,
hydraulic mining, dredging. Dimensional stone mining.
283601 Rockmechanics (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Classification of rocks. Physico-mechanical properties of rocks
and their testing methods. Elastic and time dependent behaviour
of rocks. Theories of rock failure. Stress analysis in rocks.
Insitu stress measurements. Stresses around underground openings.
Design of earth dams and embankments.
283602 Rock excavation (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Design of excavated slopes - types of failures, analysis, and
improvement of stability. Rock drilling - percussive and rotary
drilling. Drilling equipment. Rock fragmentation by blasting,
explosive types and blasting techniques. Earth moving equipment,
including power shovels, draglines, front-end loaders, bucket
wheel excavators. Rail, truck and conveyor transport systems.
283603 Elements of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
(3-0-0) 3 Credits
Introduction to photogrammetry, basic mathematics, optical
aspects. Principles of photography, aerial camera, vertical and
oblique photographs. Stereoscopic viewing, parallax, stereoscopic
plotting instruments. Radial line plotting. Planning aerial
photographs. Terrestrial and analytical photogrammetry. Remote
Sensing, introduction and applications.
283604 Tunnelling (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Shape, size and location of tunnels; tunneling methods;
tunnelling operations; drilling and blasting, loading,
transportation, ventilation, drainage and lining. Continuous
tunnelling machines. Tunnelling through loose and unconsolidated
and water-bearing formations. Analysis of stresses in and around
283801 Industrial Training (end of II Yr.) ------ 2 Credits
Training in one or two select mines for eight weeks during
283802 Field Trips - III Yr Winter Vacation ------ 1 Credit
Guided visit to coal mines and associated institutions for a
period of two weeks.
283901 Ventilation and Climate Control Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits
Practical work based on topics in 283001.
283902 Underground Environmental Hazards Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits
Practical wotk based on topics in 283010.
283903 Geomechanics Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits
Practical work based on the topics in 283009.
283904 Mining Machinery Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits
Practical work based on topics in 283004.
283905 Mine Surveying Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits
Practical work based on topics in 283005.
283906 Comprehensive Viva Voce I (-----) 2 Credits
Viva based on the coverage upto the end of third year.
284001 Materials Handling Systems (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Construction and design of belt, chain, and steel plate
conveyors. Rope and locomotive haulage. Scrapers. Aerial
ropeways. Mine hoists - kinematics, dynamics, safety, and control
devices. Trackless vehicles - loaders, shuttle cars, and LHDs.
Hydraulic transport systems.
284002 Economics of Mining Enterprises (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Introduction to mineral industry in India. Organisation of mining
enterprises. Mining finance. Mine productivity. Costing and cost
accounting in mines. Examination of mineral properties. Theory
and procedure of sampling. Reserve estimation. Simple discounted
cash flow concept. Mine valuation. Statutory provisions relating
to mineral concession and conservation rules. Royalty. Taxation.
284003 Computer Applications in Mineral Industry
(3-0-0) 3 Credits
Discrete event simulation and related statistical concepts.
Simulation of longwall mining and openpit transportation systems.
Reliability models. Basics of management information systems.
Mine ventilation network analysis. Truck dispatching systems.
Ultimate pit design models. Production scheduling for grade
control. Overview of blast simulation packages, integrated mining
software, expert systems, geographical information systems and
GPS with special reference to mineral industry.
284004 Environmental Pollution Control (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Environment versus development. Visual impact. Air pollution,
parameters, dispersion and control. Fugitive dust in surface
mining. Effects of mining and mineral processing on surface and
ground water pollution. Blast vibrations. Tailings disposal.
Reclamation. Revegetation. Environmental impact assessment.
284005 Legislation and Mine Safety (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Principal provisions of Mines Act, Mines Rules, Coal Mine
Regulations, Metalliferous Mine Regulations, and their
interpretations. Indian Electricity Rules. Mine Vocational
Training rules. Mine Rescue rules, pit-head Bath rules. Circulars
of DGMS. Introduction to Mine Safety. Mine accidents, reports
and records. Accident investigation and analysis.
284006 Principles of Mine Planning (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Principles of planning. Features of mine planning. Short range
and long range planning. Considerations in the development of a
mining field. Optimisation of mine entry location, level
interval, face length, panel size, etc. Surface layout design.
Transportation planning. Preperation of feasibilty reports and
284007 Advanced Underground Coal Mining (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Advanced treatment of mining methods and face mechanisation in
bord and pillars and longwall mining. Layout of faces, face
equipment including winning, conveying, and supporting systems
their selection and organisation. Techniques of mining steeply
inclined and thick seams. Hydraulic mining of coal seams.
284008 Geostatistics (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Review of classical statistical concepts. Basics of 3-dimensional
mineral inventory development. Regionalised variables. Variogram
modelling. Regularisation, auxiliary functions, linear Kriging
methodology and applications. Variance volume relationship.
Geostatistics for quality control. Basics of non-parametric
geostatistics, and indicator Kriging. Introduction to GEOEAS
284009 Advanced Underground Metal Mining (3-0-0) 3 Credits
High productivity stoping methods including blasthole stoping,
VCR, and caving methods. Design and consturction of special
underground excavations - shaft pockets, orebins, ore transfer
points, crusher chamber, ramp, spiral, and decline. Stope fills -
preperation, transportation and filling. Stope design -
development and production planning. Methods of pillar
extraction. Solution mining. Under-sea mining.
284010 Mine System Analysis and Design (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Introduction to systems analysis, planning, and decision making
process. Project feasibility study, fact finding techniques, data
flow diagram, decision tree, and decision tables. Systems design.
Computer aided systems analysis. File organisation, and database
development. Mining systems and subsystems and their integraion
in opencast and underground mining.
284011 Advanced Surface Mining (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Openpit planning, optimisation of surface geometry and output.
Advanced methods for flat and inclined deposits. Advanced
treatment of earth and rock excavation, mineral and waste
handling techniques and equipment. Drilling and blasting designs.
Waste disposal,dumps and tailings dams. Land reclamation. Pit
slope design. Continuous surface mining.
284012 Reliability and Safety Engineering (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Reliability engineering concepts and statistical review. Network
modelling and evaluation of simple systems. Safety engineering.
Systems analysis of mine safety. Accident database. Risk analysis
of mine accidents. Reliability of mine safety systems.
284014 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (3-0-0) 3 Credits
Introduction to photogrammetry, basic mathematics, and optical
aspects. Principles of photography, aerial cameras, vertical and
oblique photographs. Stereoscopic viewing, stereoscopic parallax,
and radial line plotting. Terrestrial and aerial photogrammetry.
Planning aerial photogrphy. Remote sensing fundamentals and
284801 Industrial Training (end of III Yr) 2 Credits
Training in one or two select mines for eight weeks during
284802 Field Trips and Survey Camp 2 Credits
Guided visit to select opencast mines and two weeks mine
284902 Environmental Pollution Control Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits
Practical work based on the topics in 284006.
284903 Computer Applications Lab (0-0-3) 2 Credits
Practical work based on the topics in 284003.
284906 Comprehensive Viva Voce II 2 Credits
Viva comprising the four year BTech course work.