Lucrative Career Opportunities for Mining Graduates

Why mining sector in India is about to grow?

This year India crossed 300,000 MW in power generation. However still this is not enough. China generates 5 times more electricity than we do.

Most of the electricity in India comes from thermal power. Hence thermal plant needs more and more coal. So there is a huge demand of coal by thermal power station across the country.

For constant supply of coal to these power stations, coal providers depends upon coal mines.

In order to run coal mines they need mining engineers. As demand of coal increases the demand of mining engineers also goes up.

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Eligibility for Mining Courses and Recruiters

In order to get admission for a B.Tech (Mining Engineering) course you have to complete 10+2 from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects.

The duration of the course will be 4 years.

Here are some of the best recruiters for mining engineers.

  1. Hindalco
  2. Vedanta
  3. Cairn Energy
  4. NALCO
  5. Hindustan Copper Limited
  6. Coal India Limited
  7. Bharat Forge
  8. Adani Mining Pvt. Ltd

So these were few companies in both private as well as public sectors that require mining engineers.

Various Mining Courses and Specialization

Here is the list of various mining courses that you can go for.

  1. Diploma in Mining Engineering for 3 years
  2. Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering for 4 years
  3. Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering for 4 years
  4. Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering
  5. Master of Technology in Mining Engineering

These 5 are main courses in Mining. However some of the specialized fields are

  1. Drilling and Blasting
  2. Mineral Processing
  3. Mine Health and Safety
  4. Ventilation
  5. Industrial Management
  6. Mine planning etc.

Although there are many other but these are the most important specializations.

Future Job Prospects and Job Profile

As I said earlier in the beginning of the article that the job prospect for a mining engineer is really great because there is a huge demand of coal and iron ore in the market.

You can easily find jobs in private as well as public sector. However most of the big mining companies in India are stated owned.

Therefore you can easily get a government job here.

Let us see what all types of jobs that you can find after you get your B.E. degree in mining.

  1. Junior and Senior Mining Engineer
  2. Mining Safety Engineers
  3. Coal Preparation plant Manager
  4. Extraction Maintenance Superintendent
  5. Lecturer

You will investigate mineral deposits and extract mineral without harming the surroundings.


Now you might be interested to know how much money you can make from a mining job.

Well it depends upon how good of a mining engineer you are.

For starting a candidate can make Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 a month.

However with 3 to 4 years of experience you can easily make up to Rs 50,000 to Rs 75,000 per month.

Your income would depend upon the company you work with, your qualification, skills and work experience.

However if you are a good engineer then you can get a job in a public sector company with a salary of Rs 100,000 to Rs 150,000 a month.

Top Colleges for Mining

Finally I tell you some of the colleges that you can apply once you complete 10+2. In order to get admission to one of these colleges you have to appear for an entrance exam and rank high in the merit list.

Engineering seats will be awarded to candidates based on ranking in the merit list.

Here are some colleges for mining in India

  • IIT Kharagpur, IIT BHU
  • ISM Dhanbad
  • NIT Raipur
  • NIT Rourkela
  • NIT Surathkal
  • Acharya Institute of Technology

These were few best colleges for mining in the country. However there are many other colleges.

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