Dear All,

I am seeing a peculiar situation where the mineral industry is suffering for want of qualified mineral engineers on the one hand and the students of the institutes that offer mineral process engineering are not getting proper entry into the industry. The following institutes are presently offering courses in mineral processing.

[1] Andhra University, Waltair : M.Tech in mineral process engineering after degree in Engineering. Contact: Prof. Ch.V. R. Murthy - ; Or Prof. King _

[2] Govt. College of Engineering, keonjhar , Odisha
formerly 'Odisha School of Mining Engineering, BE or B. Tech in mineral processing:
Contact: or Prof. Sribasta Kumar Behera
Mob :09437020486, e-mail id:

[3] Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad: Degree in Mineral engineering and also PG Diploma in mineral engineering. Contact: Prof. R. Venugopal - or Prof Suresh Nikkam -

[4] Gulbarga University: 3 years M. Tech after degree in science. Contact: Dr. S.J. Gopal Krishna - or

[5] IMMT, Bhuvaneshwar: PG Diploma in mineral processing. Contact: Er. PSR Reddy - or

[6] S.D.S.College of Applied Sciences, Shreeramnagar, Garividi – Andhra Pradesh: offers 3 years B. Sc in Mineral Beneficiation. The students of this institute are perfprming well in industry.

My experience tells me that marks obtained during exams does not necessarily make one a good engineer. Shop floor performance is quite different from marks obtained. The alternative is to select a qualified engineer as apprentice with a stipend of say R/s 5000 per month (for Indian conditions) for a period of one year or six months (which may the project work during graduation or post graduation in mineral engineering) without commitment of employment and select for regular employment if the shop floor performance of the candidate is good. The apprentices will gain experience and they may find suitable employment elsewhere if not selected by the training industry. I also suggest that mineral industry already having graduate engineers in chemical/ metallurgical/mechanical engineering working in their plants/ organization may sponsor the candidates for PG Diploma offered by IMMT or ISM. May find introduction about fresh graduates in mineral processing here:


DMR Sekhar

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