Mining and metallurgy are specialized fields and so, only those qualified with an engineering degree or diploma in these disciplines are eligible for employment. In addition to a degree or diploma, mining engineers also need to get a Mine Manager's or Mine Surveyors certificate of competency for employment in mines and collieries.
Management graduates with a background in science can be employed in the area of marketing.
Candidates who have cleared the 10+2 examination with a background in science are eligible for admission to the
B.Sc./B.Tech. and diploma programmes in mining, metallurgy and allied disciplines.
Candidates who wish to go in for a Masterís degree need to have graduated in the subject concerned The
B.Sc./B.Tech. courses are of four years during while the Master's degree is for two years. Diploma courses take one to two years.
The courses offered in the various institutions includes
B.Tech./BEM in mining engineering, mineral engineering mining machinery, petroleum engineering, open cest and surface mining, and metallurgy.
M. Tech. courses are available in mineral exploration mineral engineering, open cest mining, mineral machinery mining and mine planning.
M.Sc./M.Tech. courses are also available' in mine planning and mechanization.
A large number of institutions in the country offer courses in mining and metallurgy. Indian School of Mines,
Dhanbad, Bihar offers a one-year B.Tech. course in petroleum engineering, mining engineering, mining machinery and mineral engineering Selection to this programme is through an all-India entrance test.
The institute also offers
B.Tech. condensed courses (of three years' duration) in mining engineering, mining machinery and mineral engineering to candidates having diplomas in mining, mechanical/electronic/mechanical engineering.
Other institutes offering
B.Tech./BE courses in mining technology, include-IIT, Kharagpur; Govt. College of Engineering and Technology, Raipur (MP); Bengal Engineering College,
Howrah; Institute of Technology, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi; MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur
(Rajasthan); Kothagudem School of Mines, Kothagudem (AP); and Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri
(Dhanbad). IIT Kharagpur also offers an M.Tech. course in mining technology.
Diploma courses are available in mining institutes and polytechnics which include Govt. Mining Institute at Kothagudem (AP); Kodarma (Bihar); Raniganj (West Bengal); Chindwara (MP); Dhanbad (Bihar); Orissa School of Mining Engineering, Keonjhar
(Orissa); School of Mines, Gorgaum (Karnataka); Bhaga Mining School, Asansol (West Bengal); Govt. Polytechnic, Shahdol (MP); Udaipur Polytechnic
(Rajasthan) and select ITIs and other recognized institutes.
Institutions offering BE/B.Tech. courses in metallurgy include: College of Engineering,
Waltair, Andhra Pradesh; Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu; PSG College of Technology,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu; Institute of Technology, Varanasi, UP; University of
Roorkee; Bengal Engineering College, Howrah; Faculty of Engineering, Pune; Govt. College of Engineering and Technology,
Raipur, MP; College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala; Dept. of Technology and Engineering, Baroda; and Tadomal Sahani Engineering College,
An interest in technology, ability to work in a team, manual dexterity, logical thinking, ability to keep calm under pressure and in crises, organizing ability.