The research areas of interest of the department includes; quarrying and bulk material handling, drilling and blasting, environmental studies on mining activities, mineral and petroleum exploration, geological and engineering geological studies, landslide and slope stability, groundwater studies, RS and GIS, geological disaster, mineral processing, heat treatment gem stones, tunnel support economics, ventilation, mine waste treatment, etc.
The department has qualified academic staff with postgraduate qualifications. They are actively involved in research and development activities which have been well recognized locally as well as internationally. Graduate students are encouraged to join the postgraduate programs of the department to broad base the knowledge while gaining industrial experience to widen the horizons.
Postgraduate Degree Programs Offered by the Department
- MSc/ Postgraduate Diploma in Mining and Mineral Exploration
- MSc/ Postgraduate Diploma in RS and GIS
- MSc (by research)
- MPhil (by research)
- PhD (by research)