Career Options in Mining

Mining is one of the major industries which produce and explore for many other industries. It is a support industry. A lot of engineers and professional are hired and absorbed here in to different department like design, production and safety. It is an excellent career options as it offers good growth and income prospects. A lot of public and private corporations are working in the sectors and providing the services to their clients. One can try his fortune to be a part of the growth.


one can pursue a graduation and post graduation into the field to start his career. Here is the list of the courses:

  • B.Tech in Mining Engineering
  • B.E. in Mining Engineering
  • Diploma in Mining
  • Diploma in Surveying Engineering
  • Doctorate in Mining Engineering
  • P.G. Diploma in Mining Studies

Institute for enrolling these courses are as under:

  • I.I.T. Guwahati
  • MVS Engineering College, Hyderabad
  • I.I.T. Delhi
  • I.I.T. Kharagpur
  • R.E.C. Himachal Pradesh

List of entrance test that one has to clear for securing admission

  • IIT Joint Entrance Examination
  • All India Engineering Entrance Examination
  • Delhi College of Engineering Entrance Examination
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE)
  • Birla Institute of Science and Technology examination

Skills Required:

A mining professional must have a practical approach with good aptitude toward critical thinking and logical reasoning. Problem Solving skills, decision making ability, analytical skills are very crucial in the sector. Data interpretation and attention to detail gives one edge over other.Organising, patience, responsible towards work and ability to work under tough physical condition are a pre requisite to perform in the field

Career Avenues:

Mining gives excellent career options in the various domains. Public and private agencies offer high growth jobs. Some of the designations in this field are:

  • Surveyor
  • Trainer
  • teacher
  • Geologist
  • Mine Design Engineer
  • Mine Exploration Engineer
  • Health and Safety Personnel
  • Planning Engineer
  • Mining Process Operator
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Ventilation Engineer

List of some recruiter are as under:

  • Indian Bureau of Mines
  • Coal India Limited
  • Geological Survey of India(GSI)
  • Adani India Mining Limited
  • DRDO
  • Hindustan Zinc Limited
  • Cairn Energy
  • Hindustan Copper Limited

Apart from this one can go to teaching, research & development and consulting fields also as a career choice.


Mining is a sector where one can expect handsome salaries. Institutes offer placement to the students in the monthly salary range of Rs.30000 to Rs.60000.Some companies offer exceptionally well salary up to Rs.100000 or even much more at the starting point only. After experience there is no bar how much one can earn.

Market Scenario:

Recent trend in the development of mining industry shows that national and international firms are working in the field. They are producing a lot of job opportunities year over year to fill the skill gap and to meet the industry demand. One must seek a course or career option in mining sector to reap the maximum benefits.

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