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Curriculum

One & half year Specific Degree leading to M.tech

The one & half year curriculum for the M.Tech degree in Mining Engineering includes advance training and better exposureof mining industry to the students leading to specializaton in Mining Engineering. The courses structures are well simulated with the Research & Development activities in Mining and allied Industry. Some of the key courses include : Advanced MineVentilation, Geomechanics application in Mining Engg,Instrumentation & control etc.

Admission critrion

According to merit through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conduted by IIT's and IISc every year for different disciplines.

Self - financing and sponsered candidates with minimum of two years relevant experience in their fields.
Based on written test and interview performance.

CURRICULUM FOR M.TECH IN MINING ENGINEERING



 FIRST(Autumn) SEMESTER
 
 
SUBJECT NO. SUBJECT NAME   (L-T-P) CREDITS
286021
Geomechanics in Mine Design 3-1-0 4
286023
Environmental Control in Mines 3-0-0 3
186093
Instrumentation & Control 3-1-0 4
286005
Rock Mechanics Laboratory 0-0-3 2
286017
Mine Environmental Control Lab 0-0-3 2
  Elective - I    4
  Elective -II    4/3 

SECOND (Spring) SEMESTER
 
 
 
SUBJECT NO SUBJECT NAME  (L-T-P) CREDITS
287002 Mine System Engg. 3-1-0 4
287004 Mineral Economics  3-0-0 3
287006 Advanced Mine Ventilation 3-1-0 3
287008 Mine Systems Lab 0-0-3 2
287010 Advanced Mine Ventilation Lab 0-0-3 2
  Elective -III    4/3
  Elective -IV    4/3

    THIRD SEMESTER
 
 
SUBJECT NO SUBJECT NAME  (L-T-P) CREDITS
28791 Project , Thesis and Viva-voce   17
28799 Comprenhensive Viva-voce   3

    List of Elective Subjects - I & II (Any Two)
 
SUBJECT NO SUBJECT NAME (L-T-P) CREDITS
286025 Advance U/G Mining Methods  3-1-0 4
28627 Advanced Surface Mining Methods 3-1-0 4
286033 Applied Geostatistics  3-1-0  4
28615 Mine Planning  3-1-0  4
28019 Relaibility of Mining System  3-1-0 4

 

  List of Elective Subjects - III & IV (Any Two)
 
 
 
SUBJECT NO SUBJECT NAME (L-T-P) CREDITS
28628 Advanced Material Handling  3-0-0  3
28630 Safety Engineering 3-0-0 3
28632 Mechanics of Rock Fragmentation  3-0-0  3
28634 Ground Control  3-0-0 3
28636 Mine Reclamation 3-0-0  3
28638 Geodesy & Photogrammetry 3-0-0 3

N.B : Students are also alloowed, in consultation with their course advisor , to opt for subjects relevant to their course from the existing courses of other departments of this institute.
 
 

DETAILED SYLLABI

28621GEOMECHANICS IN MINE DESIGN3-1-04 Credits

Theories of rock failure. Stresses around mine excavations, their estimation by analytical and experimental methods and field measurements. Mine model analysis using equivalent material models. Design of mine excavations like drifts, shafts and stopes; pillar design. Theories of roof failure of small and large excavations. Mining subsidence, Bumps and rock bursts. Slope Stability Analysis.

28623ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL IN MINES3-0-0Credits

Surface mining vs. ecological balance. Air pollution from surface mining and processing-monitoring, control and standards. Air pollution dispersion models. Water pollution types, control and monitoring, ground water contamination. Noise and ground vibrations. Tailings dams design. Reclamation, Revegetation Environmental legislation, Environmental management plan, and Economics of mining environment control.

18693INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL3-1-04Credits

Automatic Control; Concept of static & dynamic characteristics; transfer function. Controllers ; On-off, PID, Cascade, Automatic control of mining and mineral processing machinery. Instrumentation; Functions of instrumentation. Characteristics of instruments. Sensors for measurement of displacement; vibration. Sensors for measurement process variables, viz. density; moisture; PH; flow; temperature; level; pressure, gas analyzers. Signal Processing, Telemetry. Display of data Intrinsically Safe DAS Introduction to computer & microprocessor control of mines, mineral processing systems.

28605ROCK MECHANICS LABORATORY0-0-32 Credits

Modern methods of testing of Geomechanical Properties of Rocks. Experiments on Rock cutting and drilling, Model Preparation and their testing, Photoelastic analysis of Mine Models, Determination of thermal properties of rocks.

28617MINE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL LAB0-0-32 Credits

Experiments to estimate water pollution parameters. Soil characterization, noise and vibration measurements. High volume sampler and air quality analysis.

28602MINE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING3-1-04Credits

Introduction to systems analysis and engineering. Operations research models, Dynamic programming applications. Markov process. Simulation of mining systems. Management information system. Reliability Computer methods in mine systems engineering.

28604MINERAL ECONOMICS3-0-03 Credits

Role of minerals in national economy. Mineral resources availability Indian and global perspective. Theory of depletion case for minerals. National and international trade in mineral commodities. Stockpiling conservation. Cartel price. Investments in mineral resources sector Opportunities and risk. Mineral taxation. Mineral market structure.

28606ADVANCED MINE VENTILATION3-1-03 Credits

Advanced treatment of aerodynamics. Psychrometry. Estimation of mine heat load and cooling loads. Climate prediction models. Design of air cooling systems and direct contact heat exchangers. Mine ventilation network analysis graph theory fundamentals. Hardycross and linear theory models. Controlled flow. Ventilation thermodynamics. Tracer gas techniques. Controlled recirculation. Methane control. Ventilation planning with diesel and Raton.

28608MINE SYSTEMS LAB0-0-32Credits

Hands on experience in the utilization of softwares like SURPAC, GEOEAS, MIP83, GENO, SPSS, dBASE, Development of computer programs for mining related optimizations.

28610ADVANCED MINE VENTILATION LAB3-1-03 Credits

Experiments to determine rock thermal properties. Simulation of roadway heat flow. Shock loss estimation. Fan testing. Proximate analysis and other coal properties.

28611ADVANCED SURFACE MINING METHODS3-1-04Credits

Advanced methods of designing surface mines, Optimization of pit geometry. Surface mining systems for flat and steep deposits Dragline, Bucket wheel Excavators, Shovels. Pit slope design, Mineral quality control, Placer mining and Undersea mining.

28613APPLIED GEOSTATISTICS3-1-04 Credits

Geostatistical concept, probability and statistics, Mineral inventory, Extension methods and application of classical statistics, Regularisation, Auxilliary functions, Liner Kriging methodology, Mining applications, Geostatistics for quality control, Basis of non-parametric geostatistics and indicator Kriging, GEOEAS Software.

28615MINE PLANNING3-1-04 Credits

Principles of planning, General principles of mine planning and design. Planning and design of mine reconstruction, and modernization of technological processes, planning and design of new mines, Optimization of mine parameters. Economic problems in mining investment. Detailed planning and design of unit operations, Planning and scheduling of mining operations.

28619RELAIBILITY OF MINING SYSTEMS3-1-04 Credits

Introduction to reliability concept, Basic probability theory, Application of reliability in mining systems, Probability distributions in reliability evaluations reliability functions. The Poisson distribution, Weibull distribution, Series systems, Parallel systems, Partially redundant systems, Reliability allocation, Markov modeling, Application of F.T.A. and FMECA in mining systems, Maintenance and maintainability definitions, Concepts and application, Maintainability Prediction.

28628ADVANCED MATERIAL HANDLING3-0-03 Credits

Material Handling Plant Layout Fundamentals of material handling plant layout, classical types of layout, evaluation and selection of material handling layout. Design of Bins and Hoppers flow patterns, measurement of flow properties, design methods, feedery, dischargers, silos, chutes and gates. Bulk material sampling and weighing systems, Blending of bulk materials. Transportation inteface Rail and water. Monitoring and control.

28630SAFETY ENGINEERING3-0-03 Credits

Safety concepts, Mine safety systems, Techniques and procedures used in safety analysis, Risk concepts, Fault tree and Event tree analysis, Database in mine safety, classification of mining accidents, Accident prevention, Loss control, Computer applications in systems safety.

28632MECHANICS OF ROCK FRAGMENTATION3-0-03 Credits

General theories of rock cutting. Design of cutting tools for optimum penetration and wear characteristics. Mechanics of Rotary and percussive drilling, Mechanics of coal cutting tools. Drillability and machinability characteristics of rocks. Advances in rock cutting techniques. Mechanics of rock breakage in blasting. Design of blasting. Ground vibration due to blasting.

28634GROUND CONTROL3-0-03 Credits

Terzaghi rock load classification. Rock structure rating. Rock mass rating. Q-system etc. Ground failure and pressure on supports. Mechanics of various support systems : Yielding mechanical supports, Power supports, shield supports, Arch supports, concrete lining, Stowing/Back filling for strata control, Rock bolting, and cable bolting. Design of shaft support system.

28636MINE RECLAMATION3-0-03Credits

Economic and technical aspects of Reclamation. Reclamation methods back filling, outside dumps and their stability. Top soil handling. Assessment of soil productivity potential, Revegitation. Reclamation plan and landuse plan. General requirement of protection of hydrologic balance.

28638GEODESY & PHOTOGRAMMETRY3-0-03 Credits

Physical and Geometrical Geodesy, Geodetic reference systems, Geophysics, Geodetic instrumentation and techniques. Theory and practical aspects of photogrammetry, Satellite imagery and their use in Cartography, Principle and design of plotting machines.

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