NIT Surathkal Syllabus Department of Mining Engineering
MN301 SURFACE MINING (3-1-0) 4
Status and scope of surface mining. Elements of surface mining. Drilling and blasting operations. Details
of principal production equipment. Layout of workings and waste dumps. In-pit crushing and conveying.
Environmental management and reclamation in mines. Operational details of major surface mines with
special reference to coal, lignite, iron, limestone etc. Selective mining. Hydraulic Mining. Technoeconomic
evaluation of surface mining projects.
S.K. Das, Surface Mining Operations
Misra, G.B., Surface Mining
MN302 MINE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING – II (3-0-0) 3
Spontaneous combustion. Surface and underground fires. Fire extinguishers. Isolation/Explosion proof
stopping. Reopening of sealed off areas. Mine explosions. Inundation. Approaching water logged areas
and old workings. Water dams and design. Rescue organization,. Examples of major disasters.
Ramlu, M.A. – Mine fires, explosions, rescue, recovery & inundations; Oxford & IBH Publishing Co.
Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1991.
Rakesh & Lele, M.G. – Inundation in Mines; Mrs. Asha Lata, Varanasi, 1970.
MN303 UNDERGROUND COAL MINING (3-1-0) 4
Status and scope of underground coal mining. Classification of coal reserves. Opening up of deposit.
Horizon mining. Basic coal mining methods. Bord and pillar mining/ Room & pillar mining –
development & depillaring. Longwall mining. Thick-seam extraction. Special methods. Hydraulic
Mining. Underground gassification of coal.
R.D. Singh, Principles and practices of Modern Coal Mining
T.N. Singh, Underground Mining of Coal
MN306 MINE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING –LAB. II (0-0-3) 2
A total of 10 to 12 experiments shall be carried out pertaining to the subject.
MN310 MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3
Maintenance of mining machinery, MIS for maintenance function. Maintenance planning and
scheduling. Reliability, availability and maintainability. Concepts of deterministic R and statistical failure
of components. Different equipment failure distributions. Estimation of reliability indices for new
equipment. Reliability and availability of non-maintained and maintained systems. Systems with
preventive and corrective maintenance. Reliability evaluation. Introduction to Markov chains and
processes. FMECA (Failure Mode Effect & Criticality Analysis). Fault tree analysis. Application of
reliability in engineering systems.
John Davidson (Ed). The Reliability of Mechanical Systems. I Mech E. London 1994.
John P. Bentley. An Introduction to reliability & Quality Engineering. Longman Scientific & Technical,
MN311 NOISE POLLUTION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3
Noise measurement practice for individual noise sources. Noise measurement in community and industry.
Noise prediction and modeling. Noise impact prediction and assessment. Prediction of mean
dissatisfaction score and noise impact index. Noise abatement measures- sound absorption, acoustic
barrier, vibration isolation, vibration damping, muffling and green belt- principles and design
considerations. Noise pollution and management in industries. Human vibration- Health effects and
Harris, C.M : Handbook of Noise Control, McGraw- Hill Book Company, 1979.
Albert Thumann & Richard K. Miller : Secrets of Noise Control, The Fairmont Press, Georgia, 1976.
MN321 MINE MECHANIZATION – II (3-0-0) 3
Locomotive haulage, Rolling stocks, Conveyors, Belt conveyor calculations, Safety devices for
conveyors, Face machinery, Calculation of productivity of loading machines, Aerial ropeways, Aerial
ropeway calculations, Equipment for hydraulic and pneumatic stowing, Roof bolting machines, Concepts
of intrinsically safe and flame-proof equipment. Mine cables, Power distribution in underground and
surface mines. Concepts of variable and thyristor drives, Remote control, monitoring and automation of
Ramlu M.A. Mine Hoisting. Oxford & IBH. New Delhi 1996.
Walker S.C. Mine Winding and Transport. Elsevier, Amsterdam 1988.
Deshmukh D.J. Elements of Mining Technology Vol. III; Vidyasewa Prakashan, Nagpur, 1994.
MN324 INDUSTRIAL TRAINING 1
Industrial training should be taken up at the end of III semester, preferably in surface mines. Relevant
information pertaining to the development and extraction of mineral deposits by surface mining methods,
details of different equipments, layouts and other techno-economic data should be collected. Information
regarding safety aspects, man-power, production and productivity, management practices and
environmental protection measures should also be included.
MN325 ROCK REINFORCEMENT ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3
Roof bolting. Cable bolting. Shotcreting. Cavability of rocks – effect on supports design. Longwall
supports. Lining of tunnels and shafts. Yieldable arches and ring sets. Reinforcement of pillars.
Stabilization of slopes. Roof convergence. Stope closure. Back filling, Mechanical behavior and
monitoring of various supports. Capital investment for supports, cost control process.
Biron, C and Ariglu, E., Design of supports in mines
Britton, S.G., Construction engineering in underground coal mines
MN326 FINANCIAL ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3 PREREQ MA 101:MA 151: MA 208
Scope and importance of Financial Engineering, Introduction to Financial Markets and investment
instruments. Rate of return on Fixed Income Securities and Shares: Valuation of bonds and bond rating.
Valuation models for equity shares. Investment decisions and risks. Asset Pricing Models, Basics of
Fundamental and Technical Analysis. Derivative instruments – futures, options and hedging. Theories of
Salih N.Neftei and Fame (2006). Principles of Financial Engineering. Elsevier Academic Press, London
Yuh-Dauh Lyuu (2004). Financial Engineering and Computation: Principles, Mathematics, Algorithms,
Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
Paul Wilmott (2007). Paul Wilmott introduces Quantitative Finance. 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons: West
Prasanna Chandra (2007). Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, 2nd Ed., Tata-McGraw Hill
Publishing Co., New Delhi.
Fisher D.E., and Jordon, R.J. (2001). Security Analysis and Portfolio Management. 6th Ed., Prentice Hall
of India, New Delhi.
MN351 UNDERGROUND METAL MINING (3-1-0) 4
Development and opening up of underground deposits. Choice and suitability of entries. Draw points and
ore passes. Different methods of stoping. Problems encountered in deep mines and measures to tackle
them. Introduction to solution mining and in-situ leaching. Case studies from Indian Mines.
Hartman, H.L. John Wiley & Sons, Introductory Mining Engineering.
Hustrulid, W.A., SME Handbook on Metalliferous Mining
MN355 INDUSTRIAL TRAINING – II 1
Industrial Training – II should be taken up at the end of IV semester, preferably in underground coal
mines. Relevant information pertaining to the development and extraction of coal by underground mining
methods, details of different equipments working in the mines and their operational information, layouts
and other techno-economic data, information regarding safety aspects, man-power, production and
productivity, management practices and environmental protection measures should be included.
MN360 ADVANCED UNDERGROUND COAL MINING (3-0-0)3 PREREQ: MN303
Planning considerations for inclines and shafts, considerations for their location and construction. Design
of shaft pillar. Bord & pillar mining -design of panel, barrier pillar. Development of district by continuous
miners. Depillaring. Extraction of pillars in thick and steep seams with caving and stowing. Planning of
longwall panel. Caving characteristics of roof rocks. Thick seam mining- Soutirage method, Komaro
method, Wangavalli method, Shield Mining.
Singh, T.N., Thick seam mining
Vorbjev & Deshmukh, Advanced coal mining
Mathur, S.P., Advanced coal mining.
MN361 ADVANCED SURFACE MINING TECHNOLOGY (3-0-0) 3 PREREQ: MN301
Classification of surface mining equipment systems vis-à-vis unit operations. Equipment selection criteria
and procedures, application and selection. Types, basic operations, maintenance and capacity utilization,
applicability and selection considerations. Computations for the capacity and number of machines vis-àvis
Amithosh Dey, Heavy Earth Moving Machinery
Martin & Martin, Surface Mining Equipment.
MN371 ROCK MECHANICS (3-0-0) 3
Definition, Analysis of stresses and strains. Differential equations in elastic theory, Mohr’s representation
of stress and strain. Stress – strain relations in elastic and non-elastic media. Behaviour of rock under
stress. Physical properties of rocks, Determination of rock indices, Physico-mechanical properties of
rocks, Elastic constants under static and dynamic loading. Determination of in-situ strength properties of
rocks, Rheological models, Engineering classification of rock mass, Rock fracture mechanics.
Obert, L. & Duvall, W.I.- Rock Mechanics and design of structures in rock; John Wiley & Sons, New
Wittke, W., Rock Mechanics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990.
MN372 ROCK MECHANICS LAB (0-0-3) 2
A total of 10 to 12 experiments shall be carried out pertaining to the subject.
MN373 MINE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (3-1-0) 4
Introduction to systems concept, analysis and systems engineering. Models in system analysis. Basic
concepts of statistical decision theory, Network techniques for mining projects. CPM and PERT
techniques. Linear programming. Integer programming. Dynamic programming. Transportation and
assignment models. Inventory control. Queuing theory. Simulation techniques for equipment selection
and production scheduling. Significance of management information systems in controlling and managing
the complicated mining activities.
Sharma J.K. Mathematical Models in Operations Research. Tata Mcgraw-Hill, New Delhi, 1989.
Cummins . Mining Engineers Handbook, Vol. II SME, AIME, New York.
MN375 TUNNELLING ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3
Design principles of underground openings. Dimensions, shape, structural behavior and sequence of
excavations. Rock conditions and initial state of stresses. Computer aided tunnel design. Tunnel driving
techniques. Tunnel supports, automation of supports, Shield tunneling system with road headers. Field
instrumentation, Convergence measurement, change in curvature and strain of tunnel lining, stress
measurement in tunnel lining lining. Tunnel stability analysis, Back analysis, Case Histories.
Bieniawski, Z.T., Rock Mechanics and Design in Mining and Tunnelling.
Pokorovski, Driving Horizontal Workings and Tunnels
MN390 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1
Comprehensive report about the short visits made to different mines and other industries will be
submitted at the end of VIII Semester.