Syllabus for Mining Engineering (MN)
Matrices and Determinants, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.
Limit, continuity and differentiability; Partial Derivatives; Maxima and minima;
Sequences and series; Test for convergence; Fourier series.
Gradient; Divergence and Curl; Line; surface and volume integrals; Stokes, Gauss
and Green's theorems.
Linear and non-linear first order ODEs; Higher order linear ODEs with constant
coefficients; Cauchy's and Euler's equations; Laplace transforms; PDEs - Laplace,
heat and wave equations.
Probability and Statistics:
Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Random variables; Poisson, normal and
binomial distributions; Correlation and regression analysis.
Solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; integration of
trapezoidal and Simpson's rule; single and multi-step methods for differential
Equivalent force systems; Equations of equilibrium; Two dimensional frames and
trusses; Free body diagrams; Friction forces; Particle kinematics and dynamics.
Mine Development, Geomechanics and Ground Control:
Methods of access to deposits; Underground drivages; Drilling methods and
machines; Explosives, blasting devices and practices.
Geo-technical properties of rocks; Rock mass classification; Ground control,
instrumentation and stress measurement techniques; Theories of rock failure;
Ground vibrations; Stress distribution around mine openings; Subsidence; Design
of supports in roadways and workings; Rock bursts and coal bumps; Slope
Mining Methods and Machinery:
Surface mining: layout, development, loading, transportation and mechanization,
continuous surface mining systems; Underground coal mining: bord and pillar
systems, room and pillar mining, longwall mining, thick seam mining methods;
Underground metal mining : open, supported and caved stoping methods, stope
mechanization, ore handling systems, mine filling.
Generation and transmission of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic power; Materials
handling: haulages, conveyors, face and development machinery, hoisting systems,
Ventilation, Underground Hazards and Surface Environment:
Underground atmosphere; Heat load sources and thermal environment, air cooling;
Mechanics of air flow, distribution, natural and mechanical ventilation; Mine
fans and their usage; Auxiliary ventilation; Ventilation planning.
hazards from fires, explosions, gases, dust and inundation; Rescue apparatus and
practices; Safety in mines, accident analysis, noise, mine lighting,
occupational health and risk.
Air, water and soil pollution:
causes, dispersion, quality standards, reclamation and
Surveying, Mine Planning and Systems Engineering:
Fundamentals of engineering surveying; Levels and leveling, theodolite,
tacheometry, triangulation, contouring, errors and adjustments, correlation;
Underground surveying; Curves;
Photogrammetry; Field astronomy; EDM, total station and GPS fundamentals.
Principles of planning:
and practices, reserve estimation techniques,
basics of geostatistics and quality control, optimization of facility location,
cash flow concepts and mine valuation, open pit design; GIS fundamentals.
Work-study; Concepts of reliability, reliability of series and parallel systems.
Linear programming, transportation and assignment problems, queueing, network analysis,
basics of simulation.
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