Career prospects in mining


Mining engineering concerns the study of the techniques that are used to extract as well as process minerals from the mines beneath the earth. This field of engineering is taught in many institutions in our nation that offer courses in mining. Those include:

  • Bengal Engineering College, (West Bengal)
  • Bokaro Institute of Technology, (Jharkhand)
  • Chandrapur Engineering College, (Maharashtra)
  • Golden Valley Institute of Technology, (Karnataka)
  • Government Engineering College, (Gujarat)
  • IIT Delhi, (New Delhi)
  • IIT Roorkee, (Uttaranchal)
  • MBM Engineering College, (Rajasthan)
  • MG Institute of Technology, (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Orissa School of Mines, (Orissa)
  • RD Kamala Nehru Engineering College, (Maharashtra)
  • Regional Engineering College, (Haryana)
  • Vinoba Bhave Institute of Technology, (Bihar)

What are the career prospects in mining?

There are many job prospects available in mining engineering. A job in this field is highly rewarding and the chances for career advancement are great. Jobs in mining can be got with the public and private sectors. As the field of mining needs professionals who are skilled in any particular area, mining engineers are in great demand everywhere.

Aspirants can get jobs soon after they graduate or they can pursue their studies to the advanced levels. Jobs can be got for engineers of mining with many high profile firms in the government sector. Those comprise of:

  • Coal India Limited
  • Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL)
  • Geological Survey of India
  • Neyvelli Lignite Corporation

The Indian Bureau of Mines is one other place where candidates can get good job opportunities. The notification about the employment opportunities will be available in all leading Indian newspapers. Aspirants who are interested in teaching or research can go for the same with any of the institution that offers them.

Career prospects abroad

Job opportunities are available for mining engineers in foreign companies as well. Graduates of mining have good scope with firms located in the Middle East. Countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai and Kuwait etc place a great demand for mining engineers. The job profiles available in some of the top firms comprise of:

  • Consulting Engineer
  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Mine Designer
  • Mine Manager
  • Operations Engineer
  • Sales Engineer

In fact, aspirants can choose to go to countries of the Middle East or Australia when they finish their graduate or postgraduate level studies.

Prospective employers that take in students of mining engineering comprise of:

  • Public as well as private sector petroleum mining companies
  • Oil companies
  • Mining finance houses
  • Mine research organizations
  • Mineral production firms

Jobs for experts in the field of mining engineering are also available with the Minerals Development Corporation, State Governments as well as Mining Department of Union. The responsibilities of these people range from mining to the design of research facilities.



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6 Responses to “Career prospects in mining”

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    k.venugopal reddy:

    i have experience in mining industry and i want to get opportunity to go can i get that opportunity.

  2. 5
    Abhishek sharma:

    I am taking admission in B.E. Of mining in COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING ,UDAIPUR ,RAJASTHAN……….
    Do i have the opportunity to work in govt….sector and get good package………are my chances in HINDUSTAN ZINC LIMITED also…

  3. 4
    akshay bhalavi:

    i am doing diploma in mining and mine surveying , i want to know about job oppurtunity in abroad . Shall i get job oportunity after B.E

  4. 3
    k v durga prasad:

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  6. 1

    now am studying B.E 3rd year in mining engg. after complition of my engg, i wish to go for further studies in mining in abrod. what am i do for that?